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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD

Amazon was having a 48% off their Samsung 850 EVO 250GB last month (I bought it on the 11th November 2015). The listed price is US$149.99 (S$213) and the discounted price is US$74.99 (S$106).

Another good news is that it qualifies for the free AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping to Singapore if your total qualifying purchases are more than US$125.

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB - Box Front
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB – Box Front

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SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C

The SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C was released in Singapore back in April 2015 and it retails for S$99. It comes in only one size which is 32GB and features a two-year warranty.

Just in case you are not aware, this is a USB 3.0 enabled drive and is backward compatible with USB 2.0.

SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C - Packaging Front
SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C – Packaging Front

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Western Digital My Passport Wireless Review

Western Digital My Passport Wireless is the first wireless storage from Western Digital. It was launched on the 29th October 2014 in Singapore.

There are three sizes available, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. However in Singapore, only the 1TB and 2TB are available. The 1TB is retailing for S$299 and the 2TB is retailing for S$399.

Western Digital - My Passport Wireless (2TB) - Box Front
Western Digital – My Passport Wireless (2TB) – Box Front

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WD Red With Synology DS415play

Western Digital (WD) produces the best hard drives and Synology produces the best prosumer Network Attached Storage (NAS). I have two NAS at home, both are from Synology and using WD hard drives.

My Synology DiskStation DS210j is on 2x WD Green 1TB running 24/7 since 2010 and my Synology DiskStation DS413j is on 4x WD Red 1TB running 24/7 since 2013. After all these years, both NAS and their hard drives did not give me a single problem at all.

WD Red (6TB)
WD Red (6TB)

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SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive

The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive got to be the smallest USB 3.0 flash drive that I have seen! It is about the size of a Singapore 20 cents coin and is capable of a read speed of up to 130MB/s.

Launched on the 19th August 2014, it is retailing for 16GB (S$13.90), 32GB (S$25.90) and 64GB (S$52.90).

SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Packaging Front
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive – Packaging Front

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Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive

Launched on the 8th April 2014 as well, the USB 3.0 Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive is a 4TB harddrive that delivers fast data transfer speeds of up to 220MB/s.

The Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive measures (length x width x depth) 116.90mm x 82.50mm x 22.35mm, weighs 307g and is currently retailing for S$449 in black (only one color).

Seagate Backup Plus Fast - Disk Speed Test
Seagate Backup Plus Fast – Disk Speed Test

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Western Digital My Passport Air

The USB 3.0 Western Digital My Passport Air is the best looking portable harddisk to complement the design of your MacBook Air/Pro. Two different capacities are available, the 500GB is retailing for S$129 and the 1TB is retailing for S$219.

The enclosure is made up of anodised aluminium and it measures (length x width x depth) 112mm x 83mm x 11mm and weighs 160g. It is meant to be used with a Mac and hence it comes pre-formatted in HFS+ Journaled.

Western Digital My Passport Air - Disk Speed Test
Western Digital My Passport Air – Disk Speed Test

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive

Launched on the 8th April 2014, the USB 3.0 Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive comes in three different capacities (500GB, 1TB and 2TB) in four different colors (Blue, Black, Red and Silver) and works on both PC and Mac.

The 500GB harddrive measures (length x width x depth) 113.5mm x 76mm x 9.6mm and weights 150g while the 1TB/2B measures 113.5mm x 76mm x 12.1mm and weighs 159g (just slightly thicker and heavier).

Seagate Backup Plus Slim - Disk Speed Test
Seagate Backup Plus Slim – Disk Speed Test

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Smarter Ways To Backup Your Data

I am a huge fan of Western Digital and I use their products for my backup purposes, I thought I might share their article on “Smarter Ways To Backup Your Data”. Personally, I am using some of the Western Digital products listed in the article below.

I am using Synology DiskStation DS413j as my NAS and inside it I have 4x 1TB WD Red hard drives. The NAS is used for backing up my media files for my Mac and PC.

Western Digital - My Cloud EX2
Western Digital – My Cloud EX2

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Strontium Nitro Plus MicroSDHC UHS-1 Card

Strontium recently launched their new range of MicroSDHC cards called Nitro Plus. The Nitro Plus MicroSDHC card is classified under the Ultra High Speed Class 3 specification UHS-1 (U3) for 4K Ultra HD high resolution standard (3840×2160) and hence it has a write speed of at least 30MB/s and read speed of at least 80MB/s.

Three capacities are available, the 16GB for S$32.40, 32GB for S$60.40 and 64GB for S$120.90.

Strontium Nitro Plus MicroSDHC UHS-1 Card - Packaging Front
Strontium Nitro Plus MicroSDHC UHS-1 Card – Packaging Front

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