Kingston Ironkey Vault Privacy 50 Review vs IronKey Locker+ 50

I have been working my way through the excellent range of Kingston Ironkey products. I started off with the impressive flagship IronKey Vault Privacy 80 with its touchscreen display and large SSD, then the affordable Ironkey Locker+ 50 and, more recently, the FIPS 140-3 Level 3 IronKey Keypad 200 The Kingston Ironkey Vault Privacy 50 … Read more

Kingston FURY Renegade PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD Review vs Kingston KC3000 & KC2500

The Kingston FURY Renegade NVMe was announced at around the same time as the KC3000. They are both very similar drives with barely any difference in specification, but the FURY is targeted towards gamers, while the KC3000 is ambiguously targeting desktops and laptops. Both drives meet the specifications required for the PS5. However, with the … Read more

Sabrent USB Type-C Tool Free M.2 PCIe NVMe Enclosure Review – Affordable 10Gbps USB 3.2 external storage – EC-SNVE

This is a quick review of the Sabrent tool free USB 3.2 M.2 enclosure for either NVME or SATA drives. I am currently in the process of reviewing the Kingston FURY Renegade NVMe and have removed the Goodram 1TB IRDM M.2 NVMe, which I used for general storage. The Goodram IRDM is a decent PCIe … Read more

iStorage datAshur SD Review – Hardware Encrypted microSD cards for expandable secure storage

The iStorage datAshur SD is the only pin protected and hardware-encrypted USB microSD card reader on the market. It is an innovative solution that allows you to have expandable storage at a lower cost than buying separate encrypted drives. Specification Hardware: PIN authenticated, hardware encrypted USB Type-C flash drive with removable encrypted iStorage microSD Cards … Read more

Best M.2 NVMe SSD For Cache on a NAS or Server – Synology / TerraMaster / QNAP etc

Following on from my recent TerraMaster upgrade posts, I have been looking at the best SSDs to use in a NAS. I have already covered 2.5″ SATA SSDs, which was the only option for my TerraMaster F4-422. However, if you have built your own server or have a NAS with PCIe M.2 slots, then you … Read more

Kingston KC600 2.5″ 1TB SATA SSD Review – An excellent affordable SATA SSD with hardware AES encryption

The Kingston KC600 has been out for a couple of years now. It offers affordable, fast storage with the added benefit of hardware AES encryption which allows you to enable BitLocker on your PC with little consequence on overall performance. SATA SSDs are starting to feel a little dated now that NVMe drives have become … Read more

Comparing Software RAID vs Hardware RAID when choosing TerraMaster Thunderbolt3 RAID Storage

This is a bit of a copy and paste job from TerraMaster, sorry. But it is moderately more informative than the generic press release hence I thought it was worth posting. TerraMaster, a professional brand that specializes in providing innovative storage products for home, businesses and enterprises, discusses the difference between software RAID and hardware … Read more

Amber Plus Review – A NAS and router in one with Docker support but is it good as Synology

[Update] I was provided with some feedback regarding certain parts of the review which I think are worth including. Key points include that the 2.5″ drives are less noisy so can be used in a living environment without bothering people. While most NAS drives have remote access functionality, Amber is focussing on making remote functionality … Read more

500GB Kingston A2000 SSD M.2 NVMe Review – A fantastic budget NVMe drive worth keeping your eye on for during Black Friday

The Kingston A2000 isn’t particularly new, but SSD storage constantly getting cheaper it has reached the point where even the most affordable of builds can use an NVMe drive for the primary disk. I bought the 500GB Kingston A2000 on Prime Day for a bargain £44.98 (currently £57.70) and at the time the price difference … Read more

TerraMaster TD2 Thunderbolt3 Plus 7-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Dock with RAID & Ethernet Announced

If you are an Apple Mac user or have a PC with Thunderbolt3 and require lots of data storage then the new TerraMaster TD2 could be the perfect option. This direct-attached storage features a Thunderbolt3 port allowing it to offer connectivity that surpasses other USB equipped counterparts. I previously reviewed the excellent 5-bay TerraMaster D5-300C … Read more

Kingston KC2500 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD Review vs Samsung 970 Evo – High end performance at a reasonable price

Kingston has recently refreshed their lineup of NVMe drives with the new KC2500 series which promises improved performances over the already excellent KC2000. The new range offers an increase of almost 10% to the sequential read speeds going from 3200 to  3500MB/s and an impressive 32% increase for sequential write, going from 2200MB/s to 2900MB/s. … Read more

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