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Review: OWC ATLAS S Pro Media Card

Most SD Cards and Micro SD cards would fall into basic usage needs. However, with some higher end photography jobs and video projects, we may need something a little more hefty. Something suited for a professional grade performance with the highest grade of premium quality reliability. This is where OWC ATLAS media cards come into play.

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Review: ASUS ROG Strix Arion Enclosure

There are so many reasons you may be looking for fast storage. Whether it is to organize projects, access information on different devices, or backing up data. I personally have used storage drives to store photos and projects that have sentimental value. They are small, reliable and easy to use. One thing I found using different models are certain formats and resolutions may not be supported. Allow me to help you see the ASUS ROG Strix Arion is right for you.

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Review: Seagate and Lacie SSD’s – Fast, Tiny, and Ultra Portable

Solid-state drives were made commercially available back in 1991. Since then, technology has overhauled the size, the price, and the speed of these drives, while at the same time lowering the cost and raising the storage limit. We all want safe and reliable solutions for saving our personal files locally. Keeping these items stored carefully and securely while not leaving a huge footprint is the hope. Well, today we’re checking out two of the tiniest external SSD’s on the market. Seagate’s One Touch and Lacie’s Smallest Portable Solid-State Drives.

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Review: LaCie’s 1big Dock SSD Pro – The BIG Storage Dock for Your Professional Needs

Many creative professionals, especially videographers, editors, and graphic artists, use peripherals for different kinds of projects every day. However, with such devices, comes the need for extra adapters, ports, hubs, and extra storage space. High-quality hubs and docks, especially, are usually pricey. And the pricier ones are almost most likely the ones that you would need to get your devices to work properly and efficiently. LaCie, a computer hardware company, specializes in external hard drives, RAID arrays, optical drives, Flash Drives, and computer monitors. And today we will be...

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Review: OWC Mercury Elite Pro Mini – The Perfect Data Solution

External storage is an essential tool for the modern computer user to utilize. With the sizes of files rapidly increasing as the years go on, it’s imperative to have more storage to hold your precious data. Life is also very completed and accidents can happen. Backups of your important data are needed as your computer equipment can get lost, broken or stolen.  This is where the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Mini hard drive comes in. The OWC Mercury Elite Pro Mini provides users with the functionality of a conventional...

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Review: Synology DS220+ NAS – Sleek Home Storage

The concept of a NAS is not a new one. Network-Attached Storage (NAS) has been around for quite some time – especially if you’re old enough to have shared a folder on a network from a Windows PC back in the day. And with the rise of music and video streaming, demand for in-home storage of mp3 (music) and mp4/mov (video) files has waned. That is if you look at NAS from the perspective of a decade ago. Today the NAS is fundamental to any content creator that needs...

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Review: OWC Envoy Express Thunderbolt Enclosure – DIY Addition

Three things come in limited supply—Time, Space, and Money. The challenge comes in balancing all of them. That can be especially true when it comes to our laptops. To be mobile, they are generally light and expensive. However, they are sadly limited in space. That is to say, insufficient memory. You may find the easiest way to expand your device’s memory capacity is an external storage medium. OWC has come up with a way to help you stay within those three, your Time, Space, and Money. The Envoy Express...

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Review: SanDisk 1TB Thumb Drive and “Extreme” Micro SD Cards

SanDisk has proven to be one of the all time leaders in personal storage devices. From Internal and External Hard Drives to SD Cards and Thumb drives, SanDisk has you covered. As the years move forward, file sizes for photos, videos and even some documents have gone up drastically. As a random comparison, today a single five minute uncompressed raw video from a mid to high level camera can be around the same file size as an entire video game that runs on a PC or console. This means...

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Review: OWC Envoy Pro FX SSD 480GB – The Faster Monster

My product from OWC provided for this review included the SSD with 480GB, a Thunderbolt 3 cable, an Acronis license, and an adapter from TB3 to USB-A (type-A adapter). The SSD comes in a compact and stable packaging. The SSD itself is embedded again in a foam. The OWC Envoy Pro FX is available in various sizes from 240 GB to 2TB memory. It can be used on Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS or iPadOS. The chassis: The SSD was installed in a high-quality, charcoal, grey aluminium chassis with...

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Review: SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe 128 GB – Data Sharing Made Simple

The feature that you’ll immediately notice the very first time you touch the SanDisk how solid the product feels. Most flash drives are made out of plastic, but the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe is all metal, and the extra versatility this provides is something that won’t go unappreciated – especially since there’s a good chance this flash drive will go *everywhere* with you. If you’re all in on Apple’s ecosystem then the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe will fit right in. Even the color comes pretty close to...

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Review: OWC Envoy Pro EX with USB-C

Time is money. Whether you’re travelling the world to take wildlife photos, or working in a corporate setting, getting things done fast can make a huge difference in your performance. With deadlines to be met, having a high-capacity hard drive can help you immensely. Even if you have the fastest laptop, if you are running out of storage, your work will slow down. The OWC Envoy Pro EX is the kind of product that lives up to its name. A “pro” external hard drive, it offers up to 4TB...

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Review: SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Go – Free Up Your iPhone

Does your iPhone need more space? Of course, it does. If there’s one thing all iPhone users can agree on, it’s that space is valuable, but most of the time, none of us are willing to delete photos and apps to free up memory. The best solution? The iXpand Flash Drive Go from SanDisk. The iXpand Flash Drive Go is a convenient way to free up storage while on the go. By simply plugging it in, you can back up photos, videos, contacts, and more. Once your files have...

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Review: SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD – Is It Any Good?

There are a lot of impressive portable solid-state-drives (SSD) out there, but what people look for usually boils down to three things: affordability, convenience, and speed. The SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD ($279 for 1TB) excels in these areas. It’s extremely fast and can be connected through USB Type-C and USB Type-A cables, taking away the need for annoying adapters. While its cost per gigabyte is a bit steep, it’s not as off-putting as rival portable SSDs. The SanDisk Extreme PRO will be a great investment for those who...

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Review: LaCie 2big RAID – Made for Photographers

For years, photographers have had to deal with the booming size of RAW files. Many photographers have resorted to buying Cloud storage, moving files to cheap external drives, and even deleting precious RAW images and videos just to make space. This is why reliable storage solutions like the LaCie 2big RAID have become ‘go-to’ options for many professionals with work that constantly involves large bulks of files and other data. The LaCie 2big RAID is aimed at creatives like photographers, videographers, and music producers who produce massive amounts of...

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Review: Kingston KC2500 NVMe PCIe SSD 1TB

Kingston has upped their game yet again with their latest SSD, the Kingston KC2500 NVMe PCIe SSD 1TB. The KC2500 is a successor of their KC200 NVMe SSD, and it actually uses the same hardware. What’s new is that the KC2500 employs a new firmware and mature NAND. The KC2500 was built for desktops and high-performance computing (HPC) systems. Its read and write speeds of 3500 MB/s and 2900 MB/s respectively makes it one of the most powerful hard drives from Kingston’s flagship drive series. Its most unique upgrade...

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Review: SanDisk Extreme Pro 300MB/s – The Best SD Cards

The two fold marriage of products, camera and storage. After comparing stats, watching multiple YouTube videos, swaying back and forth on which camera and lens is best for you, you finally confirm your decision and make the purchase. Then comes the second crucial decision, what media is best to record to? When preparing for any kind of shoot, no matter where we are, or what type of situation, we are always looking for the best and fastest ways to capture our footage. 

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Review: Seagate BarraCuda Fast SSD

Our whole lives are stored in electronic devices. From smartphones to laptops, having enough storage is always a necessity, but we always seem to be running out of space. While many companies are offering cloud storage, it will never live up to the standards held by external hard drives. Enter the Seagate Barracuda Fast SSD. If you follow the latest news on the storage market, you’ll know that Seagate has come through with several products under their “Fast” brand. Now, with the Barracuda Fast, they’re giving us upgraded hardware,...

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