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Samsung Portable SSD T5
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Samsung Portable SSD T5 Review

One of my favorite products from last year that I take with me everywhere is the Samsung Portable SSD T3. This portable solid state drive is super small, fast, and is what I've used to edit 4K content when I'm on the go. This year Samsung has a new Portable SSD T5, which has increased transfer speeds, a full metal casing design, and the same small footprint. This drive is perfect for content creators on the go and anyone who is looking for fast transfer speeds. Let's see if this drive can live up to how great the SSD T3 was and if it is worth upgrading.

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ADATA Releases the Premier SC660 External SSD and Premier HC660 External HDD

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the Premier SC660 external solid state drive and Premier HC660 external hard drive. The two share a luxurious, sandblasted metal design that measures just 9.6mm in thickness. The grooved enclosure featured in both models is highly durable, resistant to shocks, scratches, and chipping thanks to an electroplated coating.

ICY DOCK ICYCube MB561U3S-4S
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ICY DOCK ICYCube MB561U3S-4S 4 Bay External HDD Enclosure Review

Storage, it always seems like we need more of it, especially with file sizes increasing for media and more importantly games. While some of you may have cases that give you ample space to load them up with hard drives there are others who have small form factor system or even work from a laptop where storage space is limited. There is where external hard drive enclosures come into place. Today we are taking a look at a pretty awesome 4-bay external hard drive enclosure that supports 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA hard drives and has both USB 3.0 and eSATA connections. The enclosure I am talking about is ICY DOCK’s ICYCube MB561U3S-4S. Let’s load it up with drives and see what we can do with it.

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ASUS Intros SDRW-08U5S-U Ultra-Slim External DVD Writer

It is not often we see announcements regarding external DVD writers. Optical media is much less popular as it was even a few years ago. Well ASUS has a new External DVD writer in their SDRW-08U5S-U. This portable optical drive is the thinnest form factor in its class at 13mm. There is a hidden stand that allows you to have the drive in either horizontal or vertical placement. The drive will be available in Mellow Metallic, Dusty Rose, and Bright Berry color options.

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Hornettek Goliath USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure Review

External hard drive enclosures are nothing new, we have seen them since the USB 1.0 days.  Now that USB 3.0 is becoming standard on most motherboards and cases we are seeing many USB 3.0 external hard drive enclosures coming out.  One such external hard drive enclosure is the Goliath from Hornettek.  This is a larger external hard drive enclosure as the name Goliath suggests so it will fit a 3.5-inch hard drive.  Let’s check it out and see what is all about.

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review

Seagate’s FreeAgent series has been around for quite some time, this is Seagate’s most popular series of external drives.  FreeAgent GoFlex drives have a very cool plug and play design that allows you to change interfaces for the fastest speeds possible.  They also come with included software that makes encryption and creating backups very easy.  Today we are checking out the larger 2TB USB 3.0 Desk version of the drive.  Is this the perfect external drive for you?  Let’s check it out and see!  Special thanks to <a href="http://www.geeks.com/">Geeks.com</a> for providing us with the <a href="http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=STAC2000103-R">Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive</a> to review.  Geeks.com is a great place to find <a href="http://www.geeks.com/products_sc.asp?cat=416">external hard drives</a>.

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Lite-On eNAU608 External Slim USB DVD/CD Writer Review

External DVD/CD drives are nothing new, but over the past year they have been becoming a little more popular.  This is probably because of the increased sales in netbooks and slim laptops.  I do prefer a small, slim notebook to a larger one and honestly I rarely use an optical drive.  But there are some things you just need an optical drive for, like OS installs and making audio CD’s.  Lite-On has sent us a very slim 8x USB DVD/CD writer to check out, the eNAU608.  Let’s take a look and see if it is the perfect drive for your netbook or slim laptop.

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ASUS SBC-06D1S-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo Drive Review

Last year we took a look at ASUS’s first external Blu-ray combo drive, the <a href="http://thinkcomputers.wpengine.com/asus-sbc-04d1s-u-external-slim-blu-ray-combo-drive-review/">SBC-04D1S-U</a>.  It was the perfect external combo drive for a laptop or desktop and received a perfect 10 out of 10 score in our testing.  ASUS has updated the SBC-04D1S-U with faster Blu-ray read speeds and a few other features.  They are calling this new combo drive the SBC-06D1S-U.  Let’s see if ASUS can make this drive any better than the previous drive we tested!

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