The devices on this page represent the best among their respective categories.
The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 is worth every penny of its hefty price tag, but only to those needing a super-fast and compact storage device.
Although a cumbersome interface hampers the LaCie LaCinema Premier's usability as a music and photo server, its ability to play back files ripped from DVDs is pretty appealing.
The LaCie d2 Quadra is a capacious and speedy drive, with lots of connection options.
The fingerprint recognition scanner makes the LaCie Safe Mobile Hard Drive an excellent, inexpensive vehicle for moving large quantities of sensitive data.
The Ethernet Disk is a suitable means of adding storage to a small-business network, but it lacks the power and the expansion options of a full-fledged server.
As far as basic external hard drives go, the SimpleTech SimpleDrive is compelling for its low price and generous online storage bundle. We like it.
The Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive offers a small footprint and fast-enough performance, but the setup process was a bit frustrating.
The 750GB Seagate Pushbutton Backup drive packs a lot of data into a small space. Unfortunately, it's a bit pokey when writing data to the drive, which would be frustrating to anyone who backs up a lot.
LaCie's Rugged All-Terrain portable hard drive is an all-around winner: it's fast, it's durable, and it boasts multiple connection options. This belongs in your laptop bag.