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Shopping for an External Harddrive: USB, eSATA or Firewire?

Infopackets Reader 'Kim' writes: " Dear Dennis, I am studying photography and I need an easy to use external harddrive (HD) to store lots of memory. Could you please suggest a good exterior hard drive. By the way, what is the difference between ... eSATA, Firewire and USB external HDs? " My Response: There is an easy answer to your question, but let's first break down the basics to better understand what your options are. Acronyms: eSATA, USB, and Firewire: What does it mean? USB stands for Universal Serial Bus. eSATA stands for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. Firewire is not an acronym ... (view more)

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Complaints About New MacBooks Begin to Emerge

As we reported a couple weeks ago, Apple has released a new line of Macs with significant upgrades over the previous model. However, not all of the additions (or omissions) are popular with users. Cnet recently published a number of user gripes, and ... they collectively reveal a lot about Apple's direction in the notebook market. Given the fact that computers have taken on a "fanboy" quality in recent years (people tend to love everything by Microsoft and despise Apple, or vice versa), the expectation was that most user complaints -- and compliments -- would be fairly one-dimensional. Therefore ... (view more)

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