Reviews

8.1
Date: Sep 3rd 2013
Author: Vahid Gharaei
In: External HDDs
Transcend StoreJet 25A3

Transcend combines AES encryption and one-touch backup functionality in the StoreJet 25A3, all while offering an excellent 3-year warranty. Will all this be enough to sway potential buyers to go for this 1TB drive?

8.8
Date: May 17th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Rosewill RDEE-12002 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure

The Rosewill RDEE-12002 combines USB 3.0 with the latest generation SATA interface. With easy access to the interior, solid use of aluminum, and the ability to hold even the tallest high-capacity drives, the list of specifications makes for an impressive read, but will it perform?

7.9
Date: Dec 6th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Silicon Power Diamond D05 750GB USB 3.0

The Silicon Power Diamond D05 aims to combine the stylish look and feel of brushed Aluminum with a good price/performance ratio. We take a look a the unit to see if all that shines is golden, or if the D05 is just a dull performer.

8.9
Date: Nov 15th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
ADATA Superior SH14 500 GB USB 3.0

The Superior SH14 drive from ADATA offers two fairly unique attributes: shock resistance and water resistance. We take the drive for a spin and torture it to see if we can break it.

8.2
Date: Nov 3rd 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Verbatim Store'n'Go for Mac 500 GB USB 3.0 & FW 800

While USB 3.0 equipped external hard drives are a dime a dozen, the Verbatim Store'n'Go for Mac adds Firewire 800 to the mix. This makes the external drive rather unique and offers a noticeable price advantage when compared to the likes of LaCie or Freecom variants.

8.3
Date: Aug 16th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Silicon Power Stream S10 750 GB USB 3.0

The Silicon Power Stream S10 does not only look sleek, but also ships in two metallic color choices. On top of that the 750GB external hard drive offers very good performance and a great set of accessories. We take the drive for a spin and rip it apart to see what makes it tick.

7.8
Date: Aug 9th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
ADATA Classic Series CH11 1 TB USB 3.0

New USB 3.0 based external hard drives are popping up everywhere and ADATA has joined the fray with their Classic CH11 Series. It aims to offer the new interface with capacities of up to 1 TB at an affordable price point.

9.5
Date: May 19th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Verbatim Store'n'Go 1 TB USB 3.0

Verbatim has taken their affordable Store'n'Go hard drive line-up and now offers it with the newest USB 3.0 interface. Even so the drive still aims to be affordable while offering the level of performance one would expect from the new connection method.

7.8
Date: Jan 9th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Zalman ZM-MH200 U3 Dual HDD Dock

There are plenty of docking stations out there. You can find them for one drive or for two, with card readers or USB ports. The Zalman MH200 U3 goes another direction: RAID. We push the unit to its limit to see if such a feature in a dual hard drive dock makes sense or makes us wonder why.

8.5
Date: Dec 21st 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Akasa noir S 2.5" USB 3.0

USB 3.0 enclosures seem to become more affordable by the minute and the noir S combines a stylish brushed Aluminum shell with the new, speedy interface. We take the unit apart and give it a run for its money to see how the no-frills USB 3.0 enclosure performs.

9.1
Date: Dec 14th 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Verbatim Store'n'Go 320 GB

There are literally thousands of choices out there when buying a pre-configured external hard drive. With many factors to account for, like warranty duration, price, looks, size or performance, the choice is hard. We take a look at the Verbatim Store'n'Go 320GB which is available in loads of different colors, to see if it delivers on all of these aspects.

8.8
Date: Dec 13th 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Akasa Baymaster AK-ICR-10

The Akasa Baymaster combines a 2.5 inch hot-swap bay with an array of slots for different memory cards - all in a very compact 3.5 inch drive bay. You even get two different colored front, so that the affordable device looks good in every case.

8.9
Date: Jul 14th 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Vantec NexStar SuperSpeed USB 3.0 HDD Dock

Vantec has updated their sleek looking NexStar Hard Drive dock with the newest generation Universal Serial Bus interface - USB 3.0. Even though the exterior did not change, the interior manages to impress no matter if you are using USB 3.0 or 2.0.

8.7
Date: Jul 6th 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Vantec NexStar 2.5" SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Vantec has taken their NexStar 2.5" enclosure and upgraded the interface to USB 3.0 while keeping the looks identical. We take it for a speed to see if it makes sense for the small form factor.

8.9
Date: Jul 2nd 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Rosewill RX358 3.5" USB 3.0 Enclosure

Rosewill is jumping on the USB 3.0 bandwagon with full force, offing not only enclosures but also host cards. We take their RX358 3.5 inch enclosure for a ride using their RC-505 USB 3.0 controller - a combination that manages to impress.

7.8
Date: May 24th 2010
Author: garyinhere
In: External HDDs
Icy Dock SATA/USB EZ-DOCK MB881US-1S-1

The ICY DOCK EZ-DOCK combines the functionality of a traditional hard drive dock with the flexibility of transporting it anywhere with ease. We take it for a test drive to see if it manages to add speed into the mix or leave us eying one of those boring black docks instead.

8.6
Date: Mar 22nd 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Vantec NexStar 3 SuperSpeed USB 3.0

USB 3.0 has slowly been gaining market share over the last months. Vantec is one of the first companies to offer a USB 3.0 compatible external 3.5" enclosure. We take the NexStar 3 for a spin to see if the USB 3 promise holds up to the test.

8.0
Date: Feb 2nd 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Cooler Master Xport 251

The XPort 251 is very compact and goes for the functional, understated design. Cooler Master also goes the extra mile to add a pouch to it, to add further protection for your precious data. The question remains, if the Xport 251 manages to turn heads or go down in the crowd of other, similar enclosures on the market

9.8
Date: Feb 1st 2010
Author: erocker
In: External HDDs
Vantec NexStar TX NST-210S2-BK

Vantec brings us the NexStar TX 2.5" SATA USB 2.0 Hard Drive Enclosure. With a wide variety of different kinds of storage mediums on the market at different prices and craftsmanship a decision on a somewhat simple device is not always easy. Let's see why the NexStar TX enclosure may be right for you and what sets it apart from the rest.

7.8
Date: Dec 1st 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Spire Slide Pro

The Spire Slide Pro is an enclosure which offers simple installation in form of a hard drive tray. It also comes in all different flavors for both IDE or SATA drives and features a backup functionality. It is priced about 2 Euros cheaper than any other enclosure on the market. Did Spire remove crucial features?

9.6
Date: Nov 8th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
In Win AMMO 2.5 inch RFID Enclosure

The In Win AMMO continues on the army based theme we have come to love with the Commander PSUs. The enclosure combines a sturdy shell with a soft interior and the added security of AES 128 bit encryption. We take a real close look an run it trough our barrage of tests to see if it comes out on top after the battle.

8.2
Date: Oct 26th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
A.C.Ryan PlayOn! DVR TV

The A.C.Ryan PlayON! DVR TV combines the benefits of a media player with the ability to record and playback analog and DVB-T signals and act as a wired or wireless NAS. It is capable of streaming and playback of up to 720p video as well as audio and pictures. To top things off, the PlayON! DVR TV also acts as an Internet radio for your living room.

8.9
Date: Sep 9th 2009
Author: erocker
In: External HDDs
Vantec NexStar Vault

In a time when all of our information is going digital there is more of a need for a way to store our information securely. The Vantec NexStar Vault aims to make this data secure by providing the security of a keypad, along with data encryption.

8.1
Date: Aug 21st 2009
Author: erocker
In: External HDDs
Vantec NexStar Dual Bay Hard Drive Dock

With more and more people becoming entrenched within the digital age there is an increasing need for storage. Hard drive docks are definitely a part of the solution with easy to use USB and eSATA connections all in a package that sits on your desk. Today we will be looking at what the Vantec NexStar Dual Bay Hard Drive Dock has to offer.

9.0
Date: May 22nd 2009
Author: LiNKiN
In: External HDDs
Vantec Nexstar Hard Drive Dock

There is no question that harddrive docks are becoming increasingly more popular in the digital age. They offer faster installation time as well as competitive performance to the more common standard enclosure. Today will we see just how well Vantec's offering stacks up to the competition with a simple style, reliable performance, and ease of use.