Cheap portable drives (summer 2012)

Take your data with you, without spending an arm and a leg. CNET rounds up the top 5 USB 3.0 portable drives under $100.

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While everyone has become distracted with storing their data in "the cloud," portable drives have been quietly evolving. Today's crop of bus-powered portable drives offer unbelievably compact designs, terrabytes of capacity, and blazing fast USB 3.0 speeds that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.

The best news is that there are several great portable drive options out there under $100. CNET Senior Editor Dong Ngo has an ongoing roundup of them over on CNET's Crave blog. I asked him to rank his current picks, and here you have it.

For more hard-drive recommendations, check out CNET's constantly updated list of top drives. And for more Top 5 videos, head over to our Top 5 blog or subscribe in iTunes.

 

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