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Thecus N2810 2-Bay 4K Capable SMB NAS Review

Introduction Today’s review is a little bit special as I don’t just get the chance to test one of the newest NAS on the market, but also a new operating system at the same time. Thecus…

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SilverStone EP03 USB 3.0 Charging Hub with Display Review

Introduction USB hubs are nothing new and an essential tool for port multiplying which allows you to connect more devices to your system than you have ports available. This is particularly useful for mobile systems that…

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Seagate NAS 8TB (ST8000VN0002) Hard Disk Drive Review

Introduction Just as you wouldn’t use a low-end graphics card for high-end usage, you shouldn’t use the wrong hard disk drive in your storage system either. There is a reason for every product and you should…

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PNY CS2211 XLR8 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction Today’s review is a special one for me as it is the first time I get to review a PNY SSD. I got the XLR8 CS2211 2.5-inch gaming branded SSD on the test bench today…

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Lexar 512GB Portable SSD D512 USB 3.0 Solid State Drive Review

Introduction Today we are taking a closer look at fast external storage, more specifically Lexar’s newest portable SSD called the D512. Lexar also offers the drive in a smaller D256 version with 256GB capacity, but I…

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SilverStone TS11-C USB 3.1 Docking Station Review

Introduction We have tested quite a few of SilverStone’s storage solutions in the past and while the new TS11-C external hard drive docking station might look like previous models, it is special as it comes with…

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ASUS Travelair N Wireless 1TB Hard Disk Review

Introduction When it comes to storage you can either go the ordinary and boring route, or you can opt for something that breaks with the norm with more features than you would expect. I’m taking a…

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SilverStone MMS01 Military-Grade USB 3.0 Enclosure Review

Introduction If you are living an active lifestyle and still want to carry around your storage while keeping it protected the best way possible, then you need something other than a normal portable storage device. There…

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Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.0 Review

Introduction It has been about six months since Synology launched the Beta program for the new DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.0 and we’re so very close to an official release. Today I’m taking a closer look at…

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QNAP TAS-268 QTS and Android Combo NAS Review

Introduction In today’s review, I am taking a look at a NAS that comes with a twist that we previously haven’t seen out-of-the-box. I’m talking about QNAP’s TAS-268 NAS which is a 2-bay hybrid NAS that…

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OCZ Trion150 240GB and 480GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction OCZ introduced us to the Trion series about half a year ago and the first drive already impressed us with its performance versus value offering and now OCZ is back with the next generation of…

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Mushkin Reactor 512GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction After I recently had a look at Mushkin’s Striker SSD, it is now time to take a closer look at the Mushkin Reactor SSD and that’s just what I am doing in today’s review. Mushkin’s…

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QNAP SilentNAS HS-251+ 2-Bay Passive-Cooled NAS Review

Introduction The first NAS that I reviewed after I joined eTeknix was QNAP’s amazing HS-251 NAS, so it is a real pleasure today as I have the upgraded model in the testing area. I will take QNAP’s…

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Mushkin Striker 480GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction It has been a while since we had a closer look at Mushkin’s lineup of solid state drives which makes today’s review a little more interesting than just looking at a great perming drive. On…

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MyDigitalSSD BP5e Bullet Proof 5 Eco 240GB SSD Review

Introduction In today’s storage review, I’m taking a closer look at a solid state drive from a company that we don’t test quite as often, but it isn’t the first MyDigitalSSD drive have tested either. The…

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Basic Solid State Drive Features Explained

When we report on storage news as well as in our reviews, we use a lot of terms and features that might not be familiar to everyone. The words and acronyms sound good and you chose…

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Silicon Power Slim S70 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction Continuing our reviews of the Silicon Power solid-state drives, we’ve gotten to the Slim S70, a mid-ranged performance drive in the 7mm thin Slim series perfect for notebooks as well as desktop systems. The Silicon…

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SilverStone PTS01 USB 3.0 Enclosure for NUC Review

Introduction Intel’s NUC series of mini PCs as well as SilverStone’s lineup of Petit series are amazing and bring a lot of great hardware in a very tiny box. They do however have one problem for…

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Seagate Enterprise NAS 6TB HDD Four Disk RAID Review

Introduction We’ve already had the pleasure of a single drive review of Seagate’s Enterprise NAS 6TB HDDs and today it has become time for the RAID review. Thecus provided me with five of these drives, but…

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Silicon Power Slim S55 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction I have already had the pleasure to review a few storage products from Silicon Power and today I’m having the second solid state drive of theirs on my test bench for a closer look at…

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ADATA Premier SP550 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction I’ve had the pleasure to review several new drives with triple-level-cell (TLC) NAND recently and today it is time to take a closer look at ADATA’s Premier SP550 solid state drive. The drive is equipped…

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Synology DiskStation DS416 4-bay High-Performance NAS Review

Introduction I’ve taken a look at quite a few 2-bay NAS units lately and while they already allow for an impressive 16TB raw storage, that might not be enough for everyone. Today I’m taking Synology’s DiskStation…

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Synology DiskStation DS216play 2-Bay Multimedia-Optimized NAS Review

Introduction Synology’s 2-bay play series has been very popular among users due to its great features and functionality coupled with a low asking price. Today I’m taking a closer look at the newest model in this…

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Silicon Power Slim S60 240GB Solid State Drive Review

Introduction Continuing our reviews of the Silicon Power solid-state drives, we’ve gotten to the Slim S60, a mid-ranged performance drive in the 7mm thin Slim series perfect for notebooks as well as desktop systems. The  Silicon…

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ADATA HD720 Durable 1TB External Hard Drive Review

Introduction People with an active lifestyle deserve to carry their storage around with them just as well as clumsy people do, but they should pick their portable storage with care and make sure that it can…

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Lexar Professional Workflow Card Reader and Drive Hub Review

Introduction There are many ways to get your data from memory cards to your system, server, or other memory cards, but it is far from all of these ways that are equally great. One of the…

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Kingston SDA3 256GB SDXC UHS-I U3 Memory Card Review

Introduction SD memory cards are probably the most commonly found among our readers and today I’m testing Kingston’s SDA3 256GB SHXC memory card to see how well it performs. It is already an impressive card just…

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