Don't-Miss Storage Stories
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.
Iomega’s SuperHero Backup and Charger for iPhone is a charging dock for the iPhone and iPod touch that can also back up your device's contacts and photos to an SD memory card.
If you can afford it, OWC offers storage upgrades to the mid-2010 MacBook Air. The Mercury Aura Pro Express is available in capacities ranging from 180GB for $470 to a 480GB model for $1580, which is $20 less than the price of the high-end 13-inch MacBook Air with 256GB of flash memory.
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 online storage service works fine for informal use, but its relative paucity of storage and inability to retain earlier versions of files makes it less attractive for groups.
Online storage service syncs Google Docs with computers, the cloud.
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.
MacDropAny is a simple utility that lets you use Dropbox to sync folders outside of your Dropbox folder.
TimePreserver does just one thing: It creates a fully restorable copy of each Time Machine backup stored on a Time Capsule. But it performs that task well.
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.
Hard drive caddy enables you to RAID two 2.5in SSD drives in a single Mac Pro hard drive slot, making it ideal for SSD super speed.