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.
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.
The Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive offers a small footprint and fast-enough performance, but the setup process was a bit frustrating.
Like the previous version, the Seagate 4TB GoFlex Desk offers top capacity and comes in a superflexible design. Supporting USB 3.0, it also offers great performance.
If style is as important as performance to you, the Drive SSD is the portable drive you've been saving for.
LaCie showed off at CES 2013 an external hard drive that either screams weird or carries a bold statement, depending on your mood.
The Iomega StorCenter is an affordable, multimedia-serving NAS box with impressive software, but it lags in performance.
If you want to keep your data safe from handling mishaps while getting the top Thunderbolt performance on the market, look no further than the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt All-Terrain portable drive.