Fast and massive, the Seagate Backup Plus Desktop is an excellent backup drive for any USB 3.0-enabled computer or server.
The devices on this page represent the best among their respective categories.
For those who need to ensure that their data will survive disasters, the IoSafe SoloPro is one of a few, if not the only, worthwhile options on the market. General users, however, won't find much appeal in it.
Though fast and easy to use, the LaCie Mirror Portable Hard Drive's attention-seeking design is the only reason to pay the premium price.
The Hitachi Easy Hard Drive packs a lot of capacity and fast performance into an easy-to-use external drive. We recommend it.
Priced at $120, the dime-size drive is tiny enough to use a plug-and-stay design, so you can keep it permanently attached to your PC or other device.
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The Toshiba USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive is an attractive, lightweight drive with a decent price point for a drive of this capacity. Its size makes it great for travel, but the write speeds aren't up to par with other drives we've seen. We can't recommend it due to its lack of performance.
This mammoth Samsung drive features auto-backup software and a three-year warranty.
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CNET editor Dong Ngo rounds up current top external hard drives that make the best backup drives.