Don't-Miss Storage Stories

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.

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE 200GB SSD

The Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD offers eye-popping speed, as well as the peace of mind of consistent performance over time and a five-year limited warranty.

QNAP TS-259 Pro Turbo NAS

While not the user-friendliest of NAS devices, the TS-259 Pro TurboNAS is a network-attached storage device with a flood of features

Spector Pro Mac 2010

Undercover monitoring software lets you see everything that happens on your Mac.

WD TV Live Plus

The WDTV Live Plus is a good choice for anyone looking for a single device capable of streaming Netflix as well as content on a local network or thumb drive.

Avastor HDX-1500

The versatility of the four connection types, ability to easily remove the hard drive, and generous warranty set the Avastor HDX-1500 apart.

Western Digital My Passport Studio

Western Digital’s My Passport Studio portable hard drive provides satisfactory (though not exceptional) speed, a strong warranty, and a convenient digital label.

Avastor PDX-800 500GB

The PDX-800 500GB hard drive is a portable storage device targeted at the audio/visual professional.

LaCie Rikiki

LaCie’s Rikiki is a small USB-only portable hard drive for users who want the most compact and potent hard drive possible.

Buffalo Dualie

Buffalo’s Dualie is two things in one. It’s a dock for your iPhone or iPod and a dock for a portable 500GB hard drive.

OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Mini

The Elite-AL Pro Mini portable hard drive offers versatile connection options and produced some impressive times for a portable drive with its copy and duplication tests.

EZQuest Thunder RAID eSATA/USB 2.0 Portable System

The Thunder RAID eSATA/USB 2.0 Portable System is great for multi-stream video playback.

Cloud Engines Pogoplug

If you've been seeking a way to share a lot of files over the Internet with very little fuss, Cloud Engines' Pogoplug is an affordable and enticing avenue to do it.