Addonics’ five drive redundant RAID enclosure is ultra-compact, uses 2.5″ drives

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Most RAID boxes out there use 3.5-inch drives, the 2.5-inch drive models which are typically used in notebooks, netbooks and portable harddrives don’t get used beyond that. There are some dual 2.5-inch RAID enclosures out there, but none can claim to the five drive capacity that Addonics’ latest Compact RAID enclosure supports

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CipherChain Expresscard encrypts any external hard drives data

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Maybe it’s just me. Ever since I got a laptop with an internal Wi-Fi radio, I haven’t found much use for that ExpressCard port on my notebook. Well, there are still products being developed for that port and one such product is the CipherChain Expresscard.

In a nutshell, it allows you to secure the data you have stored on an external hard drive or solid state drive. The great thing is that you don’t have to remember any passwords or install any software for it to work. Instead, the ExpressCard unit comes with a slot where you insert the AES 256-bit Cipher Key.

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Review: Addonics NAS2XU2 NAS 2.0 adapter

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I just finished testing the Addonics pocket NAS 2.0 NAS2XU2 device that was announced just a couple weeks ago. My first thoughts are that it’s loaded with features, faster than expected, and small enough to use with your mobile office on any budget. This version supports gigabit ethernet, has dual USB ports and an added dedicated port just for a USB printers.

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