The devices on this page represent the best among their respective categories.
The Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ is by far the fastest portable drive to date and, for power users, totally worth the investment.
Fast and massive, the Seagate Backup Plus Desktop is an excellent backup drive for any USB 3.0-enabled computer or server.
Kingston's MobileLite Wireless G2 offers mobile media-streaming, extra battery life and much more.
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!
The Toshiba USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive is an attractive, lightweight drive with a decent price point for a drive of this capacity. Its size makes it great for travel, but the write speeds aren't up to par with other drives we've seen. We can't recommend it due to its lack of 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.
It may not be the fastest drive in its class or have the best warranty, but that price is hard to beat. Plus: two bonus deals!
That's an insane amount of high-speed storage for an insanely low price.
Usually you're lucky to find a desktop drive at this price. The Western Digital Elements SE can fit in a pocket.
USB 2.0 portable hard drives are common and ideal for compatibility, but are slow performers. Upgrading your portable hard drive to a USB 3.0 enclosure will increase its performance significantly. We'll show you how to upgrade your drive to USB 3.0.