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OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual mini

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.

Top-rated portable hard drives

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These smaller portable drives don't offer the blazing transfer speeds compared to desktop models, but they still have large capacities without sacrificing portability.

Top-rated desktop hard drives

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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.

CRU-DataPort ToughTech Duo

Like its name implies, the ToughTech Duo RAID from Cru-Dataport looks sturdy and feels like it can take a pounding.

ioSafe SoloPro 1TB

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.

Microsoft Live Mesh

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.

Syncplicity

Online storage service syncs Google Docs with computers, the cloud.

Western Digital My Book Live

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 1.4.2

MacDropAny is a simple utility that lets you use Dropbox to sync folders outside of your Dropbox folder.

TimePreserver 1.0

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.

Iomega eGo BlackBelt Mac Edition 1TB

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.

Icy Dock MB982SPR-2S

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.

Lok-It Pocket Drive

Keypad PIN entry along with AES 256-bit hardware encryption make this flash drive a solid choice for keeping data protected on the go.