The devices on this page represent the best among their respective categories.
Fast and massive, the Seagate Backup Plus Desktop is an excellent backup drive for any USB 3.0-enabled computer or server.
The Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 NAS server makes a good, affordable backup and storage center for home and small office environments where only simple file sharing and data backup are needed. Keep looking for alternatives if you want more advanced NAS features.
Western Digital announces the first 4TB portable drive that uses Thunderbolt. The new compact external drive is bus-powered and uses two internal drive for the combined storage space of either 2TB or 4TB for the costs of $299.99 and $429.99, respectively.
Older hard-drive enclosures may be limited in the size of drive they can present to your system.
CNET editor Dong Ngo rounds up current top external hard drives that make the best backup drives.
Iomega announces the latest upgrade to its Iomega StorCenter ix2 NAS server at CES 2012.
Western Digital announces world's first portable 2.5-inch external hard drive that offers 2TB of storage space.
LaCie showed off at CES 2013 an external hard drive that either screams weird or carries a bold statement, depending on your mood.
Corsair announces the Voyager Air 2 Wi-Fi-enabled, battery-operated USB 3.0 portable drive that comes with 1TB of storage space, upgraded software to support multiple platforms, and cloud integration for $179.99.
The Iomega StorCenter ix2 is a two-drive NAS device that offers Bluetooth support but no remote access via the Web. We don't like the fact that you can't access its two hard drives, but it still holds appeal for novice users looking for a dead simple NAS drive.