Though it offers little in the way of bells and whistles, the Seagate Expansion delivers a ton of storage for cheap.
The devices on this page represent the best among their respective categories.
If you're on a market for a high-end solid-state drive for your computer, be it a PC or a Mac, look no further than the Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme.
With good performance and friendly pricing, the Plextor M3 makes a great replacement drive for any laptop or desktop computers.
Thanks to its stellar performance and nifty design, the Lexar JumpDrive Triton is more than worth its relatively high price tag.
Despite a few shortcomings, the Windows-only HP Portable Hard Drive makes a very good and simple backup option for home users.
The LaCie FastKey USB flash drive is an excellent portable storage solution for those who can afford its hefty price tag.
For those who need to ensure that their data will survive disasters, the IoSafe SoloPro is one of a few, if not the only, worthwhile options on the market. General users, however, won't find much appeal in it.
The Radical Skin is one of three unique Iomega portable hard drives designed in collaboration with action sports apparel brand Skin Industries. Along with Knock Out and Red Hot, the $120 Radical Skin boasts an impressive 51-inch drop protecting rating and a generous three-year warranty, but it only comes in 500GB with no other capacities available. Not everyone will appreciate the design, but we recommend the Iomega Radical Skin for those who need a rugged portable hard drive.
The 1TB Verbatim Acclaim portable hard drive may appear boring compared with flashier drives, but its sleek size, rapid transfer speeds, and generous seven-year warranty more than make up for its lack of fashion sense. The Acclaim's executive look will likely attract corporate professionals, but we highly recommend its versatility to anyone in need of a storage upgrade.
The Hitachi SimpleTough is by far the most indestructible external hard drive we've tested, capable of surviving drops of up to 10 feet and up to one ton of pressure. With a built-in USB cable, two-tiered data security package, and an impressive three-year warranty, we have no issue recommending this external hard drive to shoppers looking for space and security.