Don't-Miss Hard drive Stories
Disk Falcon uses colorful charts and animations to show how files take up space on your hard drive.
Digital Arts Magazine got a chance to test LaCie's Little Big Disk, an external hard drive with Thunderbolt, and the results are as impressive as you'd expect.
iStoragePro’s iT2PKTV Pocket View RAID array sports several interface options, effortless hard drive removal, and a useful LCD screen menu, making it a good choice for those who like to keep updated on the state of their device.
If you think bigger is better when it comes to storage space, you might be interested in Western Digital’s My Book Studio Edition II , which combines two 3TB drives in a RAID 0 setup for a whopping 6TB of data storage.
Boasting excellent Photoshop scores and first-rate transfer speeds, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual mini overall is an excellent choice as a storage device for demanding users.
These smaller portable drives don't offer the blazing transfer speeds compared to desktop models, but they still have large capacities without sacrificing portability.
The best desktop drives offer huge capacities and blazing-fast transfer rates, giving you everything you need to store media files, Time Machine backups, and vital documents.
Like its name implies, the ToughTech Duo RAID from Cru-Dataport looks sturdy and feels like it can take a pounding.
Meant to survive conditions that standard hard drives cannot--namely fires and floods--an ioSafe drive such as the SoloPro may be ideal when you’re worried about the worst thing imaginable happening to your home.
This Western Digital drive makes it easy to test the NAS waters, offering lots of storage space, great performance, and easy access for a solid price.
On all counts, the eGo BlackBelt is a solid improvement on last year’s model. It’s not the smallest or cheapest portable HD on the market, but the improved speed, versatility, and safety features round out a very solid package nonetheless.
Aside from its compact design, the G-Drive Slim doesn’t visually set itself apart from the pack, and it carries a slightly stiff price tag. But although it’s marketed as a companion external hard drive for MacBook Air users, it’s nonetheless a sleek, speedy option for anyone needing ultraportable USB storage.
Drive dock optimized for--but not limited to--Seagate's GoFlex portable drives offers syncing software, direct hooks into social networks, and file sharing.
CloudPlug offers plenty of administration options and file sharing, but has pricey backup.
Pogoplug Biz lets small groups of users easily share and back up to USB storage, both locally and online.