How To Fix USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Slow Speed

My brand new 5 Terabytes 3.0 USB Seagate Expansion Desktop external hard drive was transferring data at 15MB/s, and this is super super slow for 3.0 USB external hard drive.  At first, I thought the hard drive was bad even though it is new.  After tinkering with the hard drive and Windows, I finally found the solution to the problem.  It was a Windows’ hard drive policy that prevented this drive from transferring data at the correct speed.  After fixing up the problem, this drive is now transferring at 150 – 200 MB/s data speed.  In the video right after the break, I show you how to speed up your slow external hard drive.  Enjoy!!!

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Using External Device As A Share Drive Or Backup Drive For Your QNAP Server

In the video right after the break, I talk about how to use an external device as a share drive or a backup drive for your QNAP server.  On a side note, I think this is a great way to enable USB 3.0 capability for a computer that doesn’t have the motherboard that can support the USB 3.0 adapter.  Keep in mind, if you have a QNAP server that supports USB 3.0 ports, it’s like you have USB 3.0 capability on your local computer.  Basically, you can always tap into the QNAP server’s share drive and tell it to behave as if it’s just another external hard drive on your computer.  Obviously this share drive which is connecting to your QNAP server is using USB 3.0 port, and hence this is why you can enable USB 3.0 capability for your local computer.  This is a stupid reason for you to just go out and buy QNAP server and external hard drive that support USB 3.0 ports, because you can just buy another computer which supports USB 3.0 ports.  Nonetheless, you can definitely take advantage of this beneficial side effect of having a QNAP server as a network attached storage server.  Same story with eSATA capability if your QNAP server supports eSATA ports.  Enjoy the video!!!

Apple Announced The Next Generation MacBook Pro For 15″ And 13″

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Unfortunately, I don’t have access to the next generation MacBook Pro yet, therefore I can’t really snap a picture of it.  I guess a picture of any older MacBook Pro iteration would do.  The picture is taken from Wikipedia.  Enjoy!!!

Wow, Apple had just announced new MacBook Pro that is hugely more powerful than older generation ones.  Even more, Apple is now taking order for their new MacBook Pro.  Apple calls the latest MacBook Pro as the next generation MacBook Pro.  By getting the next generation 15″ MacBook Pro at the price point of $2,199, you get a MacBook Pro that is only .71 inch thick, 7 hours battery life, weight 4.46 lbs, retina display, 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache, 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM which can be upgraded to 16 GB RAM, 256 GB flash storage, dual graphic switching which includes Intel HD Graphics 4000 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory, 720p FaceTime HD camera, 2 Thunderbolt ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, headphone port, SDXS card slot, 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;3 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible, Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, Up to 30 days standby time, and OS X Lion as the operating system.  I think if you buy the next generation MacBook Pro now, you get to upgrade to the next version of OS X (Mountain Lion) for free.  Got the cash?  Paying the next generation 15″ MacBook Pro at the price point of $2,799, you get a more powerful i7 processor which clocks around 2.6 GHz and can be Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz.

What I like most about the next generation 15″ MacBook Pro is that it has amazing retina display which is capable in putting current HD display on my MacBook Pro to shame.  The retina display should make the images and videos way more enjoyable as the pictures should be way more beautiful than older kind of displays.  Amazingly though, the next generation 15″ MacBook Pro’s battery lifespan is still great, up to 7 hours wireless web, even though it packs with a more powerful processor and graphic card.  I bet the next generation 15″ MacBook Pro users will love how fast it’s to be able to transfer data from the laptop to the external hard drive at breakneck speed, because the Thunderbolt ports can allow them to transfer data up to 10 Gbps.  Unfortunately, even now though not that many external hard drives are built to support Thunderbolt.  Luckily though, Apple is smart to include 2 3.0 USB ports, therefore users can still transfer data at near breakneck speed, because USB 3.0 supports data transfer up to 5Gbps.  So the highlights for me about the newest 15″ MacBook Pro are speed and display.  The prices for the newest MacBook Pro is another story, because I think it’s just too expensive as always.

Apple also had announced the release of the next generation 13″ MacBook Pro, but this one isn’t as powerful as the 15″ one.  How come?  The processor for the 13″ one is only a dual core Intel i5 or i7 processor.  Obviously, the 15″ one is more powerful since it has quad-core processor.  Besides a less powerful processor, I think the 13″ one does have all the goodies that the 15″ one has.  So, if you do need a smaller, less heavier, cheaper next generation MacBook Pro, I guess 13″ one would do.  How much cheaper?  The Intel dual core i5 13″ one touts at $1,199 and the dual core i7 13″ one touts at $1,499.  It’s a lot cheaper than the 15″ one if you actually compare the prices side by side.  My question to you is, do you like how Apple has upgraded the MacBook Pro line?

Want A Super Fast SSD Which Utilizes USB 3.0 Port For The Sake Of Conveniency Without Sacrificing Fast Data Transfer Speed? Super Talent’s USB 3.0 RAIDDrive Got This Capability!

Thinking about buying a solid state drive (SSD) and combining it with an original hard drive (i.e., traditional hard drive with moving parts) to leverage the ability of Intel Smart Response Technology (SRT) so one can see his or her desktop runs way more faster (watch a video on SRT)?  Sure, it’s one of the best ways to go for making a desktop opens up stuffs way way more faster than you’ve ever seen before, but don’t forget you must have a motherboard that supports SSD caching.  How about just going pure SSD?  Many SSDs today require you to hack open up your PC’s case and attach them within the case, kind of inconvenient if you ask me.  However, there is a better way since I just notice that Super Talent releases a super cool USB 3.0 RAIDDrive which churns data a little less or equal to 370 MB/s.

Super Talent’s USB 3.0 RAIDDrive is faster than a traditional internal hard drive.  Since this is USB 3.0 technology kind of drive, you need to have a USB 3.0 port(s) on your computer to be able to use it.  Ain’t this device is one more reason for you to go out and grab a USB 3.0 controller card?  So, in a way, I love to have my hand on Super Talent’s USB 3.0 RAIDDrive and leveraging SRT to speed up my computer altogether without abandoning my traditional hard drive (of course I must make sure my motherboard supports SSD caching).

According to Engadget, Super Talent’s USB 3.0 RAIDDrive comes in sizes of 25, 50, and 100 GB; prices are varies for sizes are varies.  Engadget hints that 50 GB Super Talent USB 3.0 RAIDDrive goes for $110.

The video within this post suggests that Super Talent’s USB 3.0 RAIDDrive utilizes two SSD cards in one, that’s if I’d comprehended what the guy in the video had said — it means this baby transfers data faster than normal SSDs.  Enough with the hype, truthfully, I don’t really know how well this device will behave and how long it will last and how reliable it’s on its promise in term of data transfer speed at the rate of 370 MB/s, little more or less — all because I’ve never ever used this product before.  This is why you must do a lot more of soul searching before spending some hard earned dollars of yours on this device!  Anyway, check out the video right after the break to know more about Super Talent’s USB 3.0 RAIDDrive.

Source:  http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/27/super-talent-usb-3-0-express-rc8-looks-like-a-thumb-drive-acts/