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Find the right backup drive for your storage needs

If coming up with a backup strategy is one of your New Year's resolutions, maybe a backup drive should be on your holiday shopping list. We can tell you what to look for.

Find the right drive to backup your data

Want a solid backup plan for the new year? You'll need to pick a good storage solution first.

WD My Passport Slim

My Passport Slim review: Solid 1TB portable hard drive, but nothing flashy

Western Digital's portable My Passport Slim is a USB 3 hard drive priced at $100.

mBack review: Hard drive cleverly hides behind your iMac

mLogic's hard drive is designed to mount of an iMac or Apple display stand.

WD My Cloud review: A better, more secure alternative to cloud storage

Who needs Dropbox when you can get 2TB of web-accessible storage this cheap?

Western Digital's 'My Cloud' drive transforms your PC into a personal Dropbox

WD has done connected hard drives before, but My Cloud is all about simplicity.

MiniSwap/U3 review: FirmTek's drive enclosure an impressive speedster

The miniSwap/U3 is a USB 3 drive enclosure that's easy to use and fast.

LaCie P'9223 review: Porsche design and 120GB SSD at a decent price

The 120GB external SSD designed by Porche is a better deal than you think, and offers fast external storage in a good looking package.

G-Dock ev review: Thunderbolt speed compromised by dock's slow hard drives

While the G-Dock ev put some consideration into the design of this storage device, its performance isn't what it could be.

What to do about a failing hard drive

You happen to fire up Disk Utility and -- whu oh! -- you see that your hard drive has failed a diagnostic test. What do you do? Don't panic, says Chris Breen. But start planning for a replacement drive.

Connected Data announces Transporter 2.0

The manufacturer of the Transporter personal cloud-based storage device has announced a major software update.