Spread the love with storage device holiday gift picks

CNET editor Dong Ngo rounds up the storage devices that would make great gifts.

The new Samsung 830 series SSD will make a great gift. In fact, in looks and cost it's similar to an expensive piece of jewelry.
The new Samsung 830 series SSD will make a great gift. In fact, in looks and cost it's similar to an expensive piece of jewelry. Dong Ngo/CNET

If you're wondering what to get for that special someone, here's the answer: get him or her a data storage device.

The truth is that we all need more storage for the ever-increasing amount of digital content created by other devices we use every day. To put it in a cheesy way, storage is just like love: you'll never have enough of it. You'll need to store most, if not all, of your beloved memories that are in the form of words, photos, and video. And you also need storage for the backups of those, too.

If that special someone happens to be a nerd who can truly understand the significance and awesomeness of computer storage, you'd likely score some bonus points.

Below you'll find my short list of storage devices that would make great gifts. Note that they are not all the amazing devices I've seen this year, since I can only pick so many. If you need more options to fit your budget, also check out CNET's storage page for top products and latest reviews.

Featured Video

Outcry over iPhone 'Error 53' and bad USB Type-C cables

Be careful when replacing parts. Poorly made cables can fry a laptop, and iPhones will stop working if the Touch ID button is repaired outside of Apple. It's a lesson some are learning the hard way.

by Bridget Carey