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ineo Protection Box

Sometimes the simplest products are actually great products. If you remember the good old days when people played tapes instead of CD's, you would remember the Cassette boxes they came in. The idea was simple, use the box if you didn't want to damage your cassette. These boxes weren't the “be all, end all” for protection, but they did an adequate job of protecting your tapes from accidental splashes and dust. In addition to that, they made organizing your collection easy because they were uniformly shaped even though our cassettes were oddly shaped. Hard drives are no different. They should get the same kind of love and attention that our beloved cassette tapes did in the 80's, but instead they are stacked on our shelves naked and lonely waiting for dust and coffee to find them. Fear not solution seekers, there is an answer! ineo (yes, that is a lowercase "i") has produced a simple hard drive protection box, but does it cut the mustard... or the cheese?

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StarTech InfoSAFE External Raid Enclosure

My data is extremely important to me; the irreplaceable memories, music, and movies that I keep on my home server are duplicated across multiple drives in a Windows Home Server. WHS provides me with some peace of mind by implementing a feature like folder duplication, however implementing only that type of protection is not enough. There are many solutions by many different companies out there to tackle my server backup that claim to be easy and are not, seem to be inexpensive but have hidden costs, or just don't offer enough storage space. Well, where the other solutions fail, StarTech shines. Enter the S354UFER.

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iStarUSA T-5 SS

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 of my problems. Enter the T-5 SS, a screw-less and …

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BPU-340SAS SATA/SAS Backplane RAID Cage

For many years, the role of a backplane was primarily in the server environment. With home computing and server environments becoming intertwined the roles of devices like this are becoming skewed. Backplanes are no longer just for SCA SCSI devices and are now being found more and more in other arenas as SCSI is no longer the king. SATA/SAS has taken the performance per dollar championship. iStarUSA thinks they might have the answer to the industry's needs with the BPU-340SAS RAID Cage.

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Hitachi Desktar 7K1000

I have been around for a while, and when Western Digital decided to send me their 500 GB hard drive; I drooled. Then Seagate came out with their 750 GB drive; I got goose bumps. Now, Hitachi decided to realign my particles with their 1TB SATA II hard disk drive (HDS721010KLA330); man this thing smells good. Yeah, if you didn't catch that, I said 1TB... that's 1000 GB! Well... technically it's only 931.51GB, but they measure in decimal not binary.

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Hitachi Desktar 7K500

There is nothing more exciting than seeing a brandy new shiny HDD sitting on my front steps waiting for me. There is only one company that could have done this… wait… you guess yet? Hitachi! Yeah, I said Hitachi. If you folks have ever voted on our polls here at C.O.D. you would see that only 2.13% of our readers rate Hitachi as their favorite hard drive brand. That either means you think they put out crap, or you don't know who they are. Let's see if we can put either of those to rest here. Enter the Hitachi Deskstar 7K500, also known in charts as HDS725050KLA360.

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