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Great accessories that match your Mac

We’ve rounded up an impressive assortment of accessories that will blend right in with the aluminum-and-black motif of an Apple-centric home or office.

How to buy the best portable hard drive

Sometimes a USB key just isn't roomy enough. We describe the portable hard drive specs and features that matter most, and name five of our favorite models.

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Review: LaCie Rugged USB3 Thunderbolt Series portable SSD is fast and affordable

LaCie’s Rugged USB3 Thunderbolt Series solid-state drive is an impressive portable drive that has all of the features that the modern media professional could want.

Backup Plus automates photo and video backups from Facebook, Flickr, YouTube

With the release of the Backup Plus Portable Drive for Mac, Seagate has reinvented its line of portable hard drives, incorporating a number of desirable features into its new design.

MiniStation Thunderbolt hampered by disk mechanism

If you are looking for a portable, plug and play drive with the newest connectivity options, this drive has your name on it.

Solo G3 is fire- and water-proof

If you are paranoid about a natural disaster or a freak accident destroying your beloved files, then the Solo G3 may be the perfect storage solution for you.

Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo

The My Book Thunderbolt Duo isn’t the fastest, most impressive Thunderbolt drive available, but it may be fast enough for some users, especially those who perform general, everyday tasks such as email, Web access, and office tasks.

Helium 1TB portable hard drive offers hardware encryption

The Iomega Helium, is a sleek, pocket-sized portable hard drive with a durable aluminum case. It offers users easy, on-the-go access to all of their files.

Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro 750GB is a speedy performer

The Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro is a great-looking portable hard drive that offers fast transfer rates and additional online storage.

LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series 6TB RAID array

The LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series is an external desktop RAID system that uses two 3.5-inch, 7200-rpm drives pre-configured as RAID 0, but you can reconfigure as RAID 1 or JBOD using OS X’s Disk Utility application.

LaCie d2 Quadra USB 3.0 offers impressive speed

With lots of connection options and rapid transfer rates, the LaCie d2 Quadra USB 3.0 is easy to like. Its flaws are relatively minor and don’t detract from a great all-around drive.

Stylish Rocstor Eagleroc E9 hard drive is a speedy USB performer

The Rocstor Eagleroc E9 has a unique look and performs well, but it has a few drawbacks that hold it back from being great.

LaCie's Thunderbolt SSD combines speed, portability

It only works with Thunderbolt-equipped Macs, but for those who can use it, the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Edition 240GB SSD packs a big performance punch in a small package.