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Review: Seagate Seven external portable hard drive

by Blogger on ‎03-15-2015 08:56 AM - last edited on ‎03-16-2015 10:54 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I’ve used lots of different data storage solutions over the years. From Zip disks, to flash drives, to all manner of external and internal hard drives. These days it can be tough to surprise me with one. After all, how different can they really be? Not many really stand out to me. That is exactly why the Seagate Seven portable drive caught me off guard so much. As soon as I got the box for it in my hand I knew something different was going on here. Unboxing it was elegant and fluid, with a well-designed box and a cook magnetic closure. It instantly gives you the sense that this is something special in the world of hard drives – not purely utilitarian like most out there.

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There used to be a time when getting a new PC was both an exciting event and a bit of a headache since it meant you had to deal with the growing pains of transitioning from your old PC to your new one. There were many challenges and chores to put up with in the migration. These days that’s not the case at all and if you’ve been taking advantage of modern computing you can make the whole process surprisingly quick, easy, and pain free. I’ve got to use a different new PC just about every week and I’ve managed to streamline the whole process to make it amazingly simple and efficient so that I can be up and running in no time at all with all my familiar data, preferences, and software.

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Buying a laptop: the lowdown on memory

by Blogger on ‎02-12-2015 09:34 AM - last edited on ‎02-20-2015 12:04 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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When you’re shopping for a laptop and someone asks you about memory, there are so many different things they could mean. In my opinion, memory is one of the biggest deciding factors these days when you’re shopping for a laptop as it can fundamentally change your experience yet can be something that is for all intents and purposes invisible. You can’t look at a laptop and know how much memory it has. You can’t even tell right away based on the machine’s performance but the quantity, type, and speed of memory in your laptop can make a world of difference to you.

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Routers and extenders that make dorm life easier

by Blogger on ‎08-23-2014 10:47 AM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 01:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Part of settling in to a dorm or shared house at school will be getting set up on your own network, and Future Shop has you covered there. With all the routers and extenders available, you’ve got a lot of options to help you ensure the best connectivity wherever you are for both work and play. It’s a good idea to avoid underestimating your connectivity needs and build your set up ready to accommodate the wireless needs of all sorts of devices because you never know what situation you’ll end up with and you always want the best possible experience.

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Spring cleaning your PC

by Blogger on ‎03-30-2014 09:01 AM - last edited on ‎05-26-2014 03:55 PM by Administrator

 

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Spring is here, so it’s time for a good old fashioned spring cleaning. Sure you already know to flip your mattress, dust your shelves, organize your garage, and all of that usual stuff but it’s really worth giving equal attention to your PC. In fact, your PC needs twice the cleaning love since you’ve got to clean both the physical components of it, as well as the data inside it to keep everything in tip-top condition and running at optimal performance, so you’re getting the most out of your investment.

 

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Getting to know WD

by Blogger on ‎02-23-2013 09:33 AM - last edited on ‎09-17-2013 01:44 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Over the years I’ve had the chance to check out a lot of different hard drives and data storage solutions. In all that time WD has been one of the best, most trusted names in the industry. Their products have a great reputation for quality, reliability, and longevity. I’ve been able to try out their small pocket-sized hard drives. I’ve been able to try out their small business networked attached storage (NAS) solutions. I’ve even been able to try out their routers. Through all of that, they’ve always stood out as well built products which I was confident in trusting with my precious data.

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How to find your way around a PC

by Blogger on ‎12-01-2012 11:01 AM

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Personal Computers (Otherwise known as PCs) can seem pretty confusing. A lot of people have no idea what's going on inside, and haven’t even seen the inside of one. They can seem like mysterious boxes that you just plug things into, press some buttons, and stuff just magically happens. Even if you’re not looking to build a computer from scratch or perform do-it-yourself repair work, its good to have some idea of what components combine to make a PC, and what everything does if for no other reason than to simply demystify these gadgets we tend to use on a daily basis.

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Upgrading to Windows 8 with a little help from WD

by Blogger on ‎11-18-2012 06:40 AM - last edited on ‎01-10-2014 02:31 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Installing a new operating system to your PC can seem like a daunting task to many. It can be a pain free process for the most part these days with Windows 8 but of course you should still take care to make sure you have everything backed up first when you start the process. That's where Western Digital can come on to help.

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Review: WD Sentinel DX4000 small office NAS

by Blogger on ‎09-05-2012 12:55 PM - last edited on ‎01-10-2014 02:33 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There is certainly no shortage of NAS devices out there these days. They come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and price points. Many of the newer entries to the scene are smaller, more consumer oriented devices that, while functional, are pretty basic. Not so with Western Digital’s DX4000 Sentinel NAS.

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The wait is finally over, this week marks the release of the sequel to one of the best Transformers games ever.  That's right, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is available now, and already the game is receiving widespread praise among critics.  That begs the question, is this the best Transformers game ever?

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Keeping your USB Flash drives safe.

by Blogger on ‎07-14-2012 10:06 AM

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Everyone loves USB flash drives. They’ve become the standard go-to method for portable data storage. They come in a seemingly endless variety of shapes, sizes, and configurations. There are so many available that can easily become daunting. We’ve already looked at some considerations to look at when shopping for one, and how size isn’t everything with USB flash storage. With all that data in your pocket, you might be neglecting its safety. Just because a USB flash drive can often be replaced for a few dollars doesn’t mean your data can, after all.

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USB Flash Drives - Size isn't everything

by Blogger ‎07-07-2012 04:49 PM - edited ‎07-07-2012 04:52 PM

usbsize.jpgUSB flash drives are pretty ubiquitous these days. They come in all sorts of various shapes, sizes, and configurations. It seems like there is no end to the selection. Unfortunately a lot of people get overwhelmed with all that choice and it becomes easy for all the options to look effectively the same. Many people only look at capacity and price but you might be surprised how much more there can be to consider.

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My Book Live personal cloud storage

by Blogger on ‎07-04-2012 04:54 PM - last edited on ‎01-10-2014 02:32 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

mybooklive.jpgThe My Book series of external hard drives from Western Digital have always been pretty popular. With great performance, high quality, and a slick aesthetic, it's hardly a surprise. Western Digital has a pretty strong name in the hard drive market. Lately they have been dipping their toes into the networking market too so seeing a product like the Western Digital My Book Live is a natural fit.

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Seagate's portable drives for PC

by Blogger on ‎06-29-2012 07:24 AM - last edited on ‎09-06-2012 03:24 PM by Administrator

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Seagate has a great history manufacturing reliable PC hard drives. These days, while internal PC hard drives are still in high demand, there is a lot more to talk about in the evolving external hard drive space. There are two particular models that we’ll take a look at today; Seagate’s Backup Plus portable drive, and the Seagate Expansion Portable hard drive. 

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It was only yesterday when we took at look at the world of Solid State Drives (SSDs) to see what they were all about and how they differed from traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) for storage media. Today we’ll examine a specific SSD product category; Thunderbolt SSDs. These external drives let you capitalize on the speed and reliability of an SSD without all the benefits of an external hard drive. 

 

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