WD My Passport Ultra: Think Local Act Dropbox

Local storage is all well and good until a flash flood sweeps through your home or a thief makes off with all your tech goodies; cloud-based storage also has its drawbacks, should you lose your connection to the Web or if Amazon’s servers suddenly collapse under the weight of all your holiday snaps. It’s perhaps … Continue reading WD My Passport Ultra: Think Local Act Dropbox

Connected Data’s Transporter: Off-Cloud Social Storage

There’s a lot to be said for the magic of the modern age. At the touch of a button everything I say or do can be transmitted across the world to an audiences of tens. And “cloud” storage has created an impressive array of possibilities for people or small businesses who want to access all … Continue reading Connected Data’s Transporter: Off-Cloud Social Storage

AirStash A02: Stream Theatre

I’ve just purchased an iPad mini. And in a dramatic break with tradition I didn’t max out on storage space as I have with pretty much every other Apple device I’ve purchased since my first foray into Mac Life in 2003 (with a PowerBook that still boots and gets online). This isn’t a break with … Continue reading AirStash A02: Stream Theatre

Seagate’s Momentus XT: Giving laptops a longer ultra-fast lifeline

“Turbo-charge your laptop PC with the second-generation of Momentus XT”, Seagate, the global leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions, claims. When you first buy a laptop, notebook or PC, it is great how fast they run and how instantaneous they seem to perform. Six months, thousands of pages browsed on the internet and … Continue reading Seagate’s Momentus XT: Giving laptops a longer ultra-fast lifeline

Seagate GoFlex Cinema: Helping your TV multitask

The TV seems to be the focus for many a technology company at the moment, and Seagate is the latest to turn its attention on the old gogglebox as a means for watching not only EastEnders and endless repeats, but also for all your digital multimedia content. I guess it makes sense to bring all … Continue reading Seagate GoFlex Cinema: Helping your TV multitask

Don’t put a lid on it – Freecom’s USB DataBar

I know it’s my own fault, but I’m forever losing the caps of USB sticks. Admittedly, most of them have been freebies from PR companies, courses or various seminars, which is probably why I don’t take care of them. And, of course it’s my own fault that they get gunked up with biscuit crumbs, sticky … Continue reading Don’t put a lid on it – Freecom’s USB DataBar

Plextor PX256M2S SSD review

Harddrives ain’t the most glamorous of components; no matter how large or fast they get. SSD harddrives have injected a bit of glamour into the market by dramatically increasing performance, but they’re usually dismissed as toys of rich gamin’ playboys. Then one – the Plextor PX256M2S – landed on our desks and we changed our … Continue reading Plextor PX256M2S SSD review

Strato’s Hi-Drive: 5GB of free high security cloud storage

For storing files, the world is taking inspiration from England’s summer: it’s all about the Cloud. And while Yahoo!, Gmail and Hotmail rule cloud-based e-mail, YouTube is the King of cloud video, Flickr and Facebook champion cloud pictures, Dropbox is the only big name in cloud-based file storage. That’s something German-based Strato plan to change. … Continue reading Strato’s Hi-Drive: 5GB of free high security cloud storage