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Is it One of the Best Portable SSDs for Mac Yet? Let's find out... The StoreJet 600 portable SSD is one of the latest additions to Transcend’s new line of ...

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Computers are just like us. They can also get infected by viruses, which in turn can affect their function. Nevertheless, it is important to know that the ...

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The best things in life don’t always come easy. For a Mac user, buying the best external hard drive for their computer is a must but how does one determine ...

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For quite some time now, most computer users have been saddled with the responsibility of finding the suitable external hard drive for their computers. This ...

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Data backup is one very important aspect of computing that has received so much attention in recent years. This is as a result of an increase in the amount of ...

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The 10 Best Portable External SSDs Review There is a time for everything; a time to buy a solid state drive in lieu of the conventional hard disk drives. ...

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Every Mac user who wants to own an external hard drive often wishes to buy one that is Thunderbolt enabled. There’s only one reason for this. Thunderbolt hard ...

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External hard drives facilitate you to add terabytes of data to your system for less than 100 dollars. Almost every computer can be connected to at least ...

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Best Xbox One External Hard Drives How would you feel if you're playing a game one day and the Xbox notifies you of low storage space? The need for more ...

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    Elliott April 20, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Try using cloud services like Dropbox. Sometimes it would be much cheaper than purchasing new hard drive

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    Elliott April 20, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Every drive have warranty period. Just ask for replacement.

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    Elliott February 17, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Thank you very much for your comment – worth knowing such things…

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    Elliott September 21, 2017 at 6:36 am

    It’s all depends on your location, for me – Amazon is most obvious place, but you can search internet for other places too…

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    Elliott September 16, 2017 at 10:22 am

    You know the old saying: “don’t store all eggs in one basket”. So I do not recommend using hard drives with 8TB and above. If you need to store important files, better to use several drives of 2TB / 4TB. 

    But of course it’s also depends on how you gonna use your drive and there…

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    Elliott September 15, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Thanks a lot 🙂

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    Elliott September 11, 2017 at 6:22 am

    In some cases I’m totally agree… but let’s not forget about thunderbolt daisy chain ability

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    Elliott September 11, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Don’t forget about thunderbolt daisy chain ability…

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    Elliott September 11, 2017 at 6:18 am

    It’s all depends on your needs…

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    Elliott September 4, 2017 at 7:10 am

    If we are taking in consideration Thunderbolt 2 vs Gigabit switch (hope you are using it), than yes – thunderbolt 2 is much faster. But in data centers currently used switches which allow speeds up to Ten Gigabit and even some 40/100 Gbps.  

    Of course there are many factors why your NAS could be slow, such as:

    Drivers / Wi-Fi router firmware / The NAS may be configured incorrectly

    So it’s all relative…

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    Elliott September 4, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Hey Dave,

    No need to pay the money for re-formatting. On Windows computer it’s really easy to do in a couple of clicks:

    Type Control Panel in the search box.Click Control Panel – View by – small iconsClick Administrative Tools.Click Computer Management.Click Disk Management.Right-click on the drive or partition to format and click on Format.Select the file system – NTFS – and set the cluster size(better leave it as is).

    Do not afraid – re-formatting won’t do any harm to the disk…

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    Elliott September 4, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Hey Elbert, yep there are definitely larger hard drives on the market than 8TB, but I don’t recommend using them. Remember the old saying: “don’t put all your eggs in a basket”.  

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    Elliott May 15, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Hey Will, check out this article: https://hddclub.com/best-external-hard-drive-mac/ and pay attention to WD My Book Duo. It is much more convinient than storing SD cards 😉

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    Elliott April 20, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Prices for hard drives changing continually, so it’s better to compare drives in store. So here i can’t help you, but I’m sure every drive is Windows 10 compatible

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    Elliott April 20, 2017 at 11:00 am

    before re-formatting, read TV manual, which drives it supports

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    Elliott April 20, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Your laptop could support USB 3.0, but may be you are still using external drive with USB 2.0 support. Or if your laptop drive is full enough and needs de-fragmentation.

    Better to run couple of hard drive speed tests

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    Elliott April 20, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Can’t predict the future, but in your case i suggest using ssd drives, really fast transfer speed…

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    Elliott February 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    If you have viruses on your computer, than it does not matter which drive you are using, new one or old one. In this case on both drives files could be corrupted.

    Regarding the disk size, i would suggest you to buy any Desktop Drive which have capacity starting from 4TB

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    Elliott February 1, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    I think there is no point of waiting, of course prices will go down, but not so quick. There are no actual prerequisites for this.

    Regarding your request, it depends on your needs and budget. If the budget allows go for Lacie Rugged Thunderbolt 1TB ssd drive: http://hddclub.com/lacie-rugged-thunderbolt-ssd-portable-drive-review , if not check out Lacie hdd series. These portable drives are scratch and waterproof…

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    admin November 28, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Hey Jessica,

    I think 4-5 years is really good period for electronics to work, especially if you are using your drives extensively. About drives for Windows os – just check out home page and main table on it. If you drag and drop drive in column you will notice with which operation system it is compatible.

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    admin November 20, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Hey Michael. If you will install Sandisk software called – iXpand sync app, which comes with this drive, then yes – photos and videos will be automatically synced on connect.

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    admin November 20, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Hope you will find something for your husband, Kerri. If you will have any questions, let me know – will try to help

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    admin November 20, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Hey Simon, thanks for asking…

    Because your 1st priority is speed, than you have done right choice – ssd drive. Next step would be defining where do you gonna use it: only at home/office or you will be carrying it around. So you have 2 options:

    – external desktop ssd

    – or external portable ssd.

    Desktop ones are much more expensive, but with their’s speed there are no competitors at all. Read my reviews:

    http://hddclub.com/hard-drives/lacie-little-big-di

    http://hddclub.com/hard-drives/buffalo-drivestatio

    They are both suitable for working with audio/video production

    If your goal is just fast portable ssd than take a look at these options:

    – Monster digital: http://hddclub.com/hard-drives/monster-digital-ove

    – or take a look at Samsung T3

    Other options will cost much higher.

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    admin November 16, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    About loosing data is same thing as with flash drive which is attached to computer: try to start copying process and then pull it out. You can get 2 results:

    – if you were copying large file – for example video – than it will not be saved

    – if you were saving bunch of small files, than some of them will be saved and will not disappear and another part will not be saved.

    What’s it.