Though it offers little in the way of bells and whistles, the Seagate Expansion delivers a ton of storage for cheap.
Though not the fastest on the market, the WD Elements' large capacity makes it an excellent deal considering its low price.
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.
WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ makes an excellent storage solution for housing a large amount of data that's frequently accessed and manipulated.
The OCZ Vector Series SSD would make a great investment for those moving on from using a hard drive as the main drive of their system.
Fast, flexible, rugged, and affordable, the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt is one of the best high-end portable drives on the market.
The Corsair Neutron makes a great entry-level SSD thanks to its above-entry-level performance and relatively friendly pricing.
The Corsair Neutron GTX is one of the best solid-state drives on the market, especially for those who want top performance from their ultrathin portable computer.
The WD My Passport Portable makes an excellent portable drive for use with both desktop and laptop computers, at home or while on the road.
Relatively compact and ultrarugged, the IoSafe Rugged Portable could be a great investment for someone who's constantly on the go or works in a challenging environment such as a ship, an oil rig, construction sites, or even war zones. For others, it would probably be overkill.