The devices on this page represent the best among their respective categories.
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.
Along with the use of incompatible formats, errors can prevent a drive from being written to.
LaCie showed off at CES 2013 an external hard drive that either screams weird or carries a bold statement, depending on your mood.
While it's massive overkill and cost-prohibitive for most general consumers, the Promise Pegasus2 is a great storage device for professionals, especially those who need to edit 4K videos in real time.
If you have an iMac made in mid-2011 or later, here is how you can use it as an external monitor.
If you're looking for SSD-like performance at just a fraction of the cost, the Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD offers some gratification.
Drives configured with third-party utilities may show up as empty after upgrading your version of OS X.
Many hard drives come preformatted with special utility software that largely is not needed, and may even be problematic or limiting at times.
CNET editor Dong Ngo picks five external hard drives for serious and professional users.
G-Technology announces at CES 2013 that it now uses high-speed 7,200rpm 2.5-inch hard drives for its G-Drive and G-RAID external storage products.