Vantec NexStar Hard Drive Dock NST-D300S3
The Vantec NexStar Hard Drive Dock is a good, affordable tool for computer technicians and those who work with internal hard drives.
LaCie IamaKey ( 8GB)
LaCie's IamaKey USB flash drive is slim, sturdy, and, most importantly, will stay on your key ring.
SanDisk Cruzer Titanium Plus ( 4GB)
SanDisk Cruzer Titanium Plus boasts an innovative set of features, fast data transfers, and a complimentary six-month online backup subscription, but we're put off by the subsequent annual service fee and the expensive retail price, especially when other drives at equal capacity cost much less.
SanDisk Cruzer Micro ( 1GB, black)
The well-designed and inexpensive SanDisk Cruzer Micro comes with great software, but it's marred by its incredibly slow write speeds.
Sony's first double-layer DVD burner does its job well, but double-layer burning itself is a mixed blessing.
SanDisk Cruzer Titanium ( 1GB, PC)
SanDisk's Cruzer Titanium delivers a trinity of useful utilities and superior durability at a competitive price per megabyte.
Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 250 GB hard drive
It isn't cheap, but Western Digital's Caviar Special Edition 250GB is the complete kit, with loads of capacity, excellent performance, and sterling service and support.
52X/24X/52X External CD-RW Drive
With its robust software, great online support, and easy installation, the Iomega looks promising. But poor packet-writing performance ultimately sinks this drive.
Seagate Barracuda ATA IV ( 80GB, ATA-100)
The Barracuda ATA IV is an exceptionally quiet, large-capacity hard drive at a nice price, but it's too slow. Choose it for ambience, not speed.
Sony Micro Vault ( 4GB)
Though it costs a little more, the Micro Vault is a good choice for Windows XP and 2000 users, and it showcases Sony's design flair.