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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.
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.
Keypad PIN entry along with AES 256-bit hardware encryption make this flash drive a solid choice for keeping data protected on the go.
'Tis the season to recognize great products here at Macworld, and with the annual Eddy Awards and App Gems Awards out of the way, it's time to take a look at 2010's best affordable software: the Mac Gems of the Year.