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Seagate Momentus Laptop Thin 2.5in 500GB Benchmarks

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For when you need the storage or a cheap laptop drive replacement, a 7200RPM hard drive is for you.

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ADATA UV100 8GB Red Review

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Verdict: Recommend

One of the best looking little Flash drives I’ve used. I got three for installing operating systems, etc. This basic USB 2.0 drive is small, light weight, thin, and stylish. The price is good as well at an online price of $7.98 CAD. The ADATA UV100 is also one of lightest drives I’ve handled. A definite recommend for a basic Flash drive.

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Mad Catz R.A.T.3 Mouse Review

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The Mad Catz R.A.T.3 is a cool mouse with promising features, but fails to deliver on what’s important. I didn’t want a mouse with a crazy number of buttons, it had to be big and have the basics for gaming. This mouse would have been great if it wasn’t for some serious flaws. I can’t recommend this product unless it’s your personal travel mouse.

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My Passport Ultra 1 TB USB 3.0 Review

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My Passport Ultra 1 TB USB 3.0 Secure Portable Drive with Auto Backup

The ultra portable 1 TB external hard drive from Western Digital (WD) is a nice average drive. Although this drive is a bit on the pricey side when compared to other drives; this drive includes a suite of software. Included is the WD backup and data encryption software for both Windows and Mac OS.

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Networked My Old Webcam

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The old Logitech Quickcam Orbit (2003) sat under my window on the shelf in my work room for years when support made it useless, but I found a way to bring new life to the old device from a distance. The Orbit’s last support was for Windows Vista, making the use of the old webcam limiting. Using the TP-LINK TL-PS310U USB 2.0 server and a Windows XP virtual machine I was able to view the webcam in my work room from another room.

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ADATA S102 Pro 32GB Blue Review

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Verdict: Recommend

I am a big user of the S102 Pro 16GB (AS102-16G-RGY) model, having four in 2013, it was a great product. The S102 Pro 32GB (AS102P-32G-RBL) of today is pretty much the very same, however, a bit different. The plastic cap has been improved with a much tighter fit. However, this drive had one disappointing aspect over the older model, the USB 2.0 write speed is about half of the older model. Never the less the AS102P-32G-RBL offers a slightly faster USB 3.0 read speed and input/output operations per second (IOPS).

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