Fastest SSD Drive for Windows and Linux

by Patrick Hyde •

The Fastest SSD Overall: Samsung 850 PRO The Details Unlike a mechanical hard drive, an SSD doesn’t have any moving parts. With more components and exposed circuitry, a HDD is vulnerable to mechanical failure. The SSD can access and write data much faster and is resistant to physical shock. But advertised SSD benchmarks are hard to pin down, as they …

The Fastest External Hard Drive of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

fastest external hard drive

In our mobile world it is more important than ever to be able to move large amounts of data at quick speeds. Right now there are three popular methods of moving and storing files: flash drives, cloud storage, and external hard drives. Of these options, external hard drives are your best bet.

The Best Consumer Desktop 3D Printers of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

best desktop 3d printers

3D printing has been around since the 1980’s, but the prohibitive price and size of most units kept them out of consumer hands. Over the past decade, 3D printer manufacturers have made a concentrated push to get the devices into consumer hands. Predictably, a flood of cheaply produced models that deliver low quality prints hit the market. These lower-end models aren’t capable of much more than churning out the odd novelty. Luckily, a few professional grade desktop 3D printers are now available at a fraction of the cost of larger industrial units. I’ve detailed the two best to come out in 2016.


The Best Battery Chargers Of 2016

by Justin Thomas •

The chargers featured below are some of the “smartest” out there — they have built-in protection to prevent overcharging or undercharging. They also perform battery testing and recovery.