The devices on this page represent the best among their respective categories.
The Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ is by far the fastest portable drive to date and, for power users, totally worth the investment.
The LaCie Christofle Sphere is definitely not a storage device that you need, but rather something you want for its great look and fast performance.
WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ makes an excellent storage solution for housing a large amount of data that's frequently accessed and manipulated.
The Toshiba Canvio Desk is a frills-free, solid performer for desktop users looking for a backup drive or to expand their storage space.
Normally $84.99, this shockproof drive can be yours for less thanks to a Cheapskate-exclusive coupon code.
Despite a few shortcomings, the Windows-only HP Portable Hard Drive makes a very good and simple backup option for home users.
Cheapskate exclusive! This military-grade drive not only stands up to shock and water, but also has the best feature ever: built-in cable storage!
LaCie showed off at CES 2013 an external hard drive that either screams weird or carries a bold statement, depending on your mood.
WD showed off its first hybrid drive, the WD Black SSHD, which comes in both 7mm and 5mm thicknesses.
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The 1TB Verbatim Acclaim portable hard drive may appear boring compared with flashier drives, but its sleek size, rapid transfer speeds, and generous seven-year warranty more than make up for its lack of fashion sense. The Acclaim's executive look will likely attract corporate professionals, but we highly recommend its versatility to anyone in need of a storage upgrade.