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.
That's your out-the-door, no-rebate price on this USB 3.0 drive, which features a super-slim design and built-in backup software.
Microsoft more than doubles its free cloud storage and goes deep for Office 365 users, saying what's most interesting is what goes on top of all that storage space.
This blazing-fast drive offers a USB 3.0 interface, cloud and local backup software, and a two-year warranty.
The 5TB and 6TB WD Red hard drives are designed for home NAS servers, while a new WD Red Pro drive, available in 2TB, 3TB and 4TB, is for serious business.
Normally $84.99, this shockproof drive can be yours for less thanks to a Cheapskate-exclusive coupon code.
Cheapskate exclusive! This military-grade drive not only stands up to shock and water, but also has the best feature ever: built-in cable storage!
This desktop drive promises blazing speed and can automatically back up your data while you work. Plus: two-year warranty!
Seagate says that it has reached the milestone of storage density that offers 1 terabit (1 trillion bits) per square inch, using Heat-Assisted Magnetic recording technology that promises a 60TB hard drive within the next decade.
CNET editor Dong Ngo rounds up current top external hard drives that make the best backup drives.