HOW TO… Destroy an old hard drive

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Your hard drive is full of sensitive data. The emails, photos and browsing history scattered across its disks present an intimate portrait of your daily life. An identity thief would love to get their hands on it, so it’s vital that you take extra care when disposing of old drives. Read our Destroy an old … Read more

Seagate BarraCuda Pro 6TB Review

Seagate Barracuda Pro 6tb Review

Seagate BarraCuda Pro 6TB Review – Seagate and Western Digital both offer two main choices of normal PC hard drive: one range is optimised for lower power and one range is optimized for speed. The BarraCuda Pro is Seagate’s high-speed option, which is designed to provide responsive performance for high demand situations without worrying too much … Read more

Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Review

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Toshiba unleashes yet more Canvio products on an unsuspecting world With Seagate and Western Digital knocking seven sorts of SATA out of each other, this should be a good time for the Toshiba to make more of its hard drive business. Its Canvio range of external USB storage devices has generally been solid, if somewhat … Read more

Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB

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WD revamps a classic with some innovative new features Opening this package from Western Digital, I was wearing my typically weary face of cyclic experience. Surely I’ve seen enough external drives to last a Time Lord’s lifetime? But – and a rare occurrence this is – the changes Western Digital has to this product are … Read more

Samsung D3 Station Review

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The D3 Station range from Samsung is a little misleading. Although it clearly states Samsung on the top of the drive and on the box too, the D3 Station range of external drives are actually manufactured by Seagate.The issue of joint ownership when it comes to support of a product is one that often rears … Read more

Transcend StoreJet 25H3 Review: Formidable player in the external storage market

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Transcend StoreJet 25H3 Review – Transcend has over the years proved itself to be quite the formidable player in the external storage market. The StoreJet range of portable drives are one such example and have won just about every award going. [wpsm_toplist] The Transcend StoreJet 25H3 is an impressive looking external hard drive with a number of features … Read more

WD 2TB My Passport Ultra Review

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A reasonably priced, and sizeable backup solution This is the seventh generation of the popular My Passport Ultra product range, Western Digital has kept the line going for quite some time now, and it shows no signs of getting long in the tooth either. With a redesigned USB 3.0 bus powered interface and a flashy … Read more

Verbatim Vx500 Review

Verbatim Vx500 Review

Slim and speedy external storage The latest external SSD to arrive at APC Towers is this slimline stick that’s pretty Mac-like, with its metal body and gentle curves. The design is attractive and the USB-C port supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 connection to PCs and Macs that are capable of that (theoretical) 10 Gbps bandwidth. … Read more