WD and Toshiba Portable Hard Drive Sale

Toshiba Canvio Connect II

B&H has deals a few different WD and Toshiba portable drives as part of its Back-to-School deals right now. Check them out via the links below.

HGST is Probably the Best Internal Hard Drive You Can Buy

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Online backup service Backblaze continues to post an enormous amount of data concerning its experience with over 40,000 hard drives from all the major manufacturers. This data is unique in that it demonstrates the real world failure rates from hard drives that are being pushed on a daily basis. That’s something I can’t do in a review of a single hard drive. [Read more…]

Promise Technology Unveils Pegasus2 R2+ Thunderbolt 2 RAID Drive w/ Built-in Card Reader

Pegasus2 R2 Plus

Promise Technology recently unveiled the new¬†Pegasus2 R2+ Thunderbolt 2 RAID Drive. It features 6TB of storage inside and is configurable as RAID 0, RAID 1 or JBOD (“just a bunch of disks”) setups.

The R2+ comes with a media bay with optional pods, including a small form factor 1TB HDD pod, SSD reader and SD/CF card reader pods. Each pod also has USB 3.0 connections for independent use outside of the Pegasus2 R2+ box. [Read more…]