Don't-Miss Hard drive Stories

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Net

Drive dock optimized for--but not limited to--Seagate's GoFlex portable drives offers syncing software, direct hooks into social networks, and file sharing.

Ctera Networks CloudPlug

CloudPlug offers plenty of administration options and file sharing, but has pricey backup.

Pogoplug Biz

Pogoplug Biz lets small groups of users easily share and back up to USB storage, both locally and online.

Profile: Icy Dock Dual Bay RAID Enclosure

If you want a no-nonsense RAID array, the Icy Dock Dual Bay RAID Enclosure might be the storage solution for you.

CalDigit AV Drive

CalDigit has quietly launched the first USB 3.0 drive designed for the Mac. The anticipated performance boost does not disappoint.

G-Technology G-Drive Mobile USB 500GB

The G-Drive Mobile USB 500GB is a fast USB-only drive with a Mac-focus. With a three-year warranty, record-setting copy and duplication times, and a strong performance in our Photoshop tests, the G-Drive is the most impressive drive we’ve seen from G-Technology in the portable market.

Drive Genius 3

For anyone who has visited a Genius Bar lately at an Apple store, you know it is always a good idea to pay careful attention to the tools they use. Leaning over the shoulder of a technician, you might spot Drive Genius 3, the latest version of Prosoft Engineering’s drive defrag and partitioning tool.

Promise SmartStor DS4600

For data storage, the SmartStor DS4600 suffices, but high-performance data processing tasks would benefit from a faster hard drive.

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Drive 500GB

The GoFlex boasts blistering speeds, simple design, and enough flexibility that it could wind up becoming that one hard drive you hang on to for several years.

Apricorn Aegis Padlock Pro 640GB

The Aegis Padlock Pro offers the added security of being able to protect your files both physically and digitally, which is something few other companies can offer the average consumer

Western Digital My Book Studio 2TB

Hard drive includes easy to use backup and security software.

Synology DiskStation DS710+

The DiskStation DS701+ is an network-attached storage device that's full of features and easy to use.

Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue 256GB

Though the SiliconEdge Blue solid-state drive was fast and consistent over time, it wasn’t as fast (and it has a shorter warranty) as other SSDs we’ve tested.