When building or customising your home Network Attached Storage (NAS) be it for entertainment media, surveillance video or files, the best way to maximise your storage space is to go for the biggest hard drives.
Since we last looked at Budget Small SSDs on our blog colourmylearning.com, there have been more affordable SSDs joining the ranks of SSDs from established storage manufacturers.
Now that the dust has settled, both new generation MacBook 12 and new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar are out, we have Apple to thank for that Thunderbolt 3 with USB-C interface.
You can never have enough storage space for you data especially when capturing Full HD and 4K videos, snapping still photographs using High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode or RAW on the smartphone or DSLR and editing your own videos. NAS are also a low cost option for businesses looking to back up their data either locally or […]
It used to be that if you wanted high performance storage, it would have be a compromise on size as high capacity SSDs were super expensive. You would only consider 128GB or 256GB at most. These days, however you can find great value 256GB SSDs up to the super sized 1TB SSDs as more and more manufacturers enter the […]
While we are on the subject of portable hard drives, let’s look at ones with the Thunderbolt interface for Macs. Choosing a Portable Thunderbolt Hard Drive Let’s look at the technologies powering the portable thunderbolt hard drives in the market today. USB3.0 vs Thunderbolt Thunderbolt is twice as fast as USB 3.0, there I said it. While […]
I have had numerous external portable hard drives, still have them and will buy some more if I need to. The idea of being able to backup your work, carry incredible amount of data with you without sacrificing the storage on your laptop and have the files you want when you need them in a portable and […]
Running low on storage space in your iPhone or iPad? Thinking if you should bring your laptop to backup your photos and files for your business or holiday trip to free up your storage for more shots. You need a wireless flash drive for your iPad or iPhone or both.
We love laptops with super fast Solid State Drives (SSD) also known as Flash Storage. The quick boot up time, the fast application load time and ability to work on big files without the long processing and wait time.
We looked at portable wireless storage solutions in our article, Wireless Portable Hard Drives. But what if you already have a portable storage, memory cards and removable flash USB drives. Is there a solution(s) out there that shares the features of wireless portable storage; self powered device with built-in rechargeable battery and wireless connectivity BUT […]
With a web developer, an avid photographer and a graphics designer in the team, we have invested in network storage and backups in our workplace including cloud solutions for backing up to the web. But we were never quite sure how to bring our files with us especially when we are on assignments abroad or […]
There are many routers on offer with USB port(s) that allow users to connect a printer, scanner or external USB drive to it. These can then be shared on the network through configurations on the management console. Basic controls over the hard drive will turn your USB drive and router into a mini file server […]
External storage devices are a quick and cheap way to increase storage space on your desktop or laptop. These are available in portable format using Solid State Drives (SSD) or 2.5″ Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and in desktop format using 3.5″ HDD(s). While disk drives are given bandwidth throughput of up to 300MB/s using the […]