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  • Buying Advice: Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB review: the fastest SSD currently around

    The Samsung SSD 840 Pro is by far the fastest SSD currently around- faster than the OCZ Vertex 4, faster than the Corsair Neutron GTX and faster than the Plextor M5 Pro. Samsung also has a proven track record in terms of reliability and quality, as the Samsung 830 series had very few known issues. History is of course not a guarantee for future success, but there is no reason to think that the new 840 Pro series will be any less dependable.

  • News: Amazon launches Cloud Player in the UK

    Amazon has launched it Cloud Player in the UK allowing users to store and access music in the cloud.

  • Buying Advice: WD My Book VelociRaptor Duo review: the way Thunderbolt was intended

    The Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo shows what's possible when you combine Thunderbolt with a traditional hard drive, you get an external hard drive with extremely high transfer rates.

  • Buying Advice: Buying advice: Buffalo TeraStation Pro Duo WSS

    Are you looking for a complete package for your business Windows network, and you're not too excited by a NAS based on Linux? Then the Buffalo TeraStation Pro Duo WSS may just be the ticket for you.

  • How-Tos: Copy data from a broken PC hard drive

    Our Helproom Editor explains how to rescue data from a damaged hard drive.

  • How-Tos: Problems with USB hub charging

    Why your USB hub may not be charging your phone or external hard drive, and how you can solve that problem.

  • How-Tos: Problem with hard drive in new PC case

    When a reader moved his PC to a new chassis, everything seemed to be fine. Then he started receiving hard drive error messages. Our Helproom Editor suggested checking the SATA cables and connectors, as well checking the motherboard.

  • Buying Advice: Crucial v4 SSD review: very cheap 128 / 256GB SSDs, very low performance

    The Crucial v4s are pretty much the cheapest SSDs you can currently find, so it's not fair to expect the best performance. That said, the v4s are a lot slower than all other current SSDs, even the already slow OCZ Petrols. You get what you pay for, and in this case it's not a whole lot. It's almost an inevitable result of the price war that's been going on in the world of SSDs. There are better options out there for affordable SSDs.

  • Buying Advice: Synology DS1512+ and DS1812+ NAS review: good performance with lots of disks

    If you're looking for a NAS with room for plenty of disks that's also fast and user-friendly, then the new Synology DS-1512+ and DS-1812+ are two models that should be on your wish list. They come equipped with the very comprehensive DSM 4.0 firmware, with space for either five or eight hard disks. You do have to reach pretty deep into your wallet for these NAS devices.

  • Buying Advice: Plextor M5 Pro 128GB review: fastest SSD currently around

    The Plextor M5 Pro 128GB is the fastest 120/128 GB SSD that we've ever tested. It set new records in PCMark Vantage, PCMark7 and AS SSD. Here's our Plextor M5 Pro 128GB buying advice.

  • Test Centre: Group test: What's the best 1TB external hard drive?

    PC Advisor reviews the best 1TB external hard drives you can buy in the UK right now.

  • News: Ubuntu One's new referral program launched today

    Canonical's cloud storage service, Ubuntu One, today launches its referral program. The Ubuntu One referral program allows users to earn free cloud storage by spreading the word and inviting family and friends to join the service.

  • Buying Advice: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB hard disk review: extremely fast 7200 rpm hard drive

    The performance of the Barracuda 7200.14 is simply outstanding. It belongs to the fastest 7200rpm hard drives that are currently available. Not only that, the disk is also more affordable than the high-end 7200rpm 2TB drives from other brands.

  • Buying Advice: Ten 60/64 GB SSD round-up: small affordable SSDs

    SSDs have gone down in price a lot in recent months. It's now possible to find 64 GB SSDs for less than £50. That means that the cheapest SSDs are now on the same level as the most affordable hard drives, in theory taking away any arguments for not including an SSD in your (new) PC. Hardware.Info took a closer look at 10 small SSDs to find out which is the one to get.

  • Buying Advice: Thecus N5550 review: fast NAS with HDMI and USB 3.0

    Calling the Thecus N5550 a NAS is almost selling it short, because it's much more than that. It's a network server for at home or in the office, and you can use it to download files, as a digital photo album, and for connecting IP cameras. You can connect it to a computer obviously, but also tablets and smartphones let you access it via apps.

  • How-Tos: Problem with hard drive enclosure

    Our Helproom Editor explains how to spot problems when putting an old hard drive into a new caddy to make an external hard disk.

  • How-Tos: Upgrade from a hard drive to an SSD

    Adding in an SSD to house your laptop- or PC's OS can make your compter faster. Here our Helproom Editor explains how to upgrade from a hard drive to an SSD.

  • News: Western Digital sees Red

    Western Digital has announced WD Red, a new range of hard disks aimed squarely at the burgeoning network-attached storage (NAS) market.

  • Opinion: Analysis: Is the cloud the best solution for every small business?

    Cloud computing is currently one of the most talked about topics for many business, for a large percentage of whom it is the perfect solution. For a startup, low costs and simple entry are appealing features – while large corporates have the clout to mould cloud services to their will. However there is a third, multi-million pound market for which the cloud may not suit.

  • How-Tos: How to watch the London 2012 Olympic Games online

    The London 2012 Olympic Games is under way, running until 12 August. As the home broadcaster of the sporting action in the UK, the BBC has pledged to broadcast a staggering 5,000 hours of coverage, utilising all its digital channels. With all that content on offer, you won't want to miss out. Here's how to catch up on-demand or watch live online the London 2012 Olympic Games.



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