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.
For anyone owning a USB 3.0-ready laptop, the speedy and compact Toshiba Canvio Slim II makes an excellent companion for both storage expansion and data backup purposes.
The Toshiba OCZ VX500 SSD is an excellent performance SSD for those with a deep pocket.
As one of the fastest budget solid-state drives, the Plextor M6V is a very good replacement SSD for any computer that still uses a traditional hard drive.
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.
The Plextor M7V is a budget solid-state drive that's designed to last and will give any computer that still uses a traditional hard drive a big performance boost.
Thanks to its compact physical size and bundled software, the WD My Passport Edge is a very good companion for mobile users.
The QNAP TS-259 Pro is a dual-bay NAS server that offers great performance and features for a high premium. It's a device best suited for environments with high networking demand and for those who possess an intermediate to advanced know-how of networking.
The Elgato Thunderbolt SSD offers speed and convenience for a very high premium. With limited storage and a very high price tag, the drive is only suitable for Thunderbolt-enabled Mac owners with deep pocket and a dire need for a high-speed storage device.
The Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ is by far the fastest portable drive to date and, for power users, totally worth the investment.
The ioSafe Solo G3 makes an excellent backup solution for those who need to make sure their important data survives even the worst disasters.
So far, the Crucial m4 offers the best value among SSDs. Though it's not the fastest, it's by far the most affordable among its peers.
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 QNAP TS-412 makes a very good NAS server for environments where advanced network storage is needed.
Those in need of a speedy portable storage device that can handle a rough, dirty or wet environment, the G-Tech G-Drive EV ATC is an excellent buy.
DVD-RAM fans--especially those with DVD-RAM video recorders--should consider this versatile drive.
The OCZ Vertex 4 is an excellent replacement drive for a standard-size laptop or desktop.
The Patriot Memory Pyro is a decent SSD among its peers and will improve your computer's performance significantly when used as a replacement hard drive.