Portable storage reviews include HDDs and SSDs designed to be easily carried around as well as reviews of high performance USB flash drives. Portable drive reviews are generally about storage products that connect over USB or Thunderbolt, while providing client users with either high capacity or high speed portable storage options.
by Adam Armstrong

CalDigit Tuff 2TB Review

The CalDigit Tuff is a 2TB portable drive that can take a beating without loosing user’s data. The drive leverages USB-C connectivity (and it is backward compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0) making it attractive to customers using new devices with USB-C ports such as the MacBook and the new MacBook Pros. USB-C has a maximum transfer speed of 10Gb/s. The drive also supports future embracing Thunderbolt 3 technology that has a maximum transfer speed of 40Gb/s.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Introduces Portable Duet That Syncs To Amazon Drive

Today Seagate Technologies announced its new portable external hard drive with one-to-one cloud-syncing capabilities with Amazon Drive, the Seagate Duet. Seagate and Amazon have worked together to bring customers a user-friendly local storage device with cloud storage capabilities. The Duet delivers 1TB of local capacity and one year of Amazon Drive unlimited storage. And the Duet can sync all of the data on it to Amazon Drive, acting as a dual backup in one device.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate SSD For Xbox Review

One of the main drawbacks to the current generation of console gaming is that fact that the games are so large, capacity-wise, that they can easily fill up the consoles’ internal drives. Some games are as large as 120GB, and with all the add-ons and downloadable content (DLC) can push most games past the standard sizes. Gamers have the choice of buying consoles with larger internal drives but there is still a relatively small limit. Seagate has offered a solution with its Game Drive for Xbox with up to 4TB of additional space. Taking this to the next logical step, Seagate is now selling an SSD version of the its Drive which will lead to faster load times, transfer of data, and overall better performance one expects with SSDs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lexar C1 microSD Reader & JumpDrive C20c Flash Drive Review

USB-C is a new interface that has the benefit of being omnidirectional (meaning it can face up or down and still work, just not sideways). On top of that several devices can be powered through the port including a new slew of notebooks, mostly from Apple. The biggest drawback has been lack of adoption and therefore lack of third parties making USB-C compatible devices. With the new release of Apple’s current generation MacBook Pro along with releases form Dell, Lenovo, and HP, USB-C is more prevalent and more devices are coming on the scene. Lexar has recently added a handful of USB-C devices including the Lexar C1 microSD Reader and Lexar JumpDrive C20c Flash Drive.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Unveils Third Generation WD PiDrive Solution

WDLabs has announced the availability of their WD PiDrive Foundation Edition products. This new and unique storage line combines both microSD card and USB drive technology with operating system installation software, providing the Raspberry Pi community with an integrated and inexpensive storage system solution.

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by Lyle Smith

WD My Passport Review

Along with the My Book update this week, WD has released a new version of the My Passport and My Passport for Mac, the company’s popular portable storage solution. This re-release is highlighted by a new modern design that features a textured underside and is available in six distinct colors: Black, Yellow, Red, White, Orange and Blue for the Passport PC version, and just Black for the My Passport for Mac.

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by Tucker Mindrum

Sony Professional RAID HDD (PSZ-RA4T) Review

Sony designed their line of Professional RAID HDDs to appeal to videographers in need of something that is sturdy, portable, and fast; the PSZ-RA4T addresses all of these criteria with its heavily padded enclosure, retractable handle, and Thunderbolt 2 compatibility. Sony reports that the PSZ-RA4T delivers 440MB/s, making it well suited for demanding 4K workflows. In addition to its USB 3.0, the PSZ-RA4T has two Thunderbolt 2 ports, allowing users to daisy chain up to six units together for stationary applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

LaCie Adds USB-C To Its Rugged Line

Today LaCie announced that it would be upgrading its popular Rugged line of portable drives with USB-C technology. This upgrade takes the protection offered by the Rugged line and adds the new USB-C technology, that is probably most well know for being the only port on the new Apple MacBook (often referred to as the 12 inch MacBook). USB-C will most likely see further industry adoption moving forward.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Launches 2TB Gears Of War 4 Game Drive

Today Seagate Technology announced its Game Drive for Xbox Gears of War 4 Special Edition 2TB Portable Drive. This portable drive works with both Xbox One and Xbox One S. The drive was designed in collaboration with Microsoft and The Coalition, the studio developing Gears of War 4, the drive’s exterior complements the design of Gears of War 4 edition consoles, controllers, and accessories announced earlier this week.

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by Adam Armstrong

G-Technology Is Updating Capacity & Performance On Its Line Of Products

Today G-Technology, a Western Digital Company, announced that their line of products were getting a capacity and performance bump. The increased capacity and performance come as the needs of creative professionals are growing. Not only that but the vast majority of consumers are generating more and higher resolution content that needs a method of storage.

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