The monitors listed below represent our favorites of the ones we've reviewed.
The Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ is by far the fastest portable drive to date and, for power users, totally worth the investment.
The LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series strikes a balance between capacity, performance, and price and would be a good choice for owners of Thunderbolt-enabled computers.
Fast, flexible, rugged, and affordable, the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt is one of the best high-end portable drives on the market.
Fast and easy to use, the LaCie Fuel makes another very good choice as a mobile storage solution for travelers despite having almost nothing better than its existing peer.
The LaCie 2big USB 3.0 is an overall excellent external hard drive.
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.
The Buffalo DriveStation DDR is by far the fastest single-volume external drive on the market and makes USB 3.0 a true alternative storage connection to Thunderbolt.
Though it lacks RAID 5, the speedy 5big Thunderbolt is still worth the hefty investment, and is a better buy than competing devices.
The G-Dock and G-Drive introduce a new level of flexibility in external storage, and performance is fast.
The LaCie 2big USB 3.0 is overall an excellent external hard drive for any desktop computers.