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iStarUSA BPU-350SATA Cage Review

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If you are into storage and servers, you may have thought about taking a crack at building your own. Just having a case large enough to home a ton of hard drives isn't enough to do the job right. Your drives need to be accessible. Think about it, you would have to take everything apart to replace or add a hard drive if they were just all stuffed in a case? That's nuts. In the interest of convenience and usability, products like hard drive hot-swap cages are nearly a necessity. Enter the iStarUSA BPU-350SATA hard drive cage

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iStarUSA Railway Series Backplane – BPU-124DE-SS Review

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Having more than one hard drive in your PC not that uncommon for one reason or another. Sometimes, having access to those drives is just as important as having them. The days of locking your drives behind your case's side panel are gone, and products like SATA cages / backplane make accessing your drives easy. For me, having a number of 2.5" SSDs with varying operating systems fulfills my needs for testing, working, and playing. Instead of selecting which drive I want to run through the BIOS, I simply pop that drive in my SATA backplane and I am off and running. Recently our Vantec EZ Swap F4 MRK-425ST-BK 4 Bay HDD rack has decided that its 40mm fan would sound like a bicycle with a baseball card running through the spokes. Can iStarUSA's BPU-124DE-SS unseat our current hardware? Let's find out.

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Hard Drive Encryption

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It seems that the world is going crazy; everyone wants everyone else’s information.  Some companies are going to great lengths to protect their data.  Laptops have gone missing or stolen with tons of important data on them, copy machines have latent images on the hard drives that can contain vital or important private information on them.  So what can be ...

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Kingwin EZ-CONNECT USI-2535

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As someone that is expected to fix everyone's computer in my family, there is nothing more than "WOOT!" that can  be said about a product that makes my family obligations easier.  My family isn't exactly the most "in touch" when it comes to computing (you will read an article /… Kingwin EZ-CONNECT USI-2535 Kingwin EZ-CONNECT USI-2535 2010-05-07 Joe DiFiglia Review ...

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iStarUSA T-5 SS

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My digital life is one that can be categorized as anything but stagnant. In my world, hardware changes as often as my underwear (well, not really... but close) and when products come along that may make things easier; I get excited. iStarUSA thinks they might have the answer to one… iStarUSA T-5 SS iStarUSA T-5 SS 2009-01-12 Joe DiFiglia Review ...

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