Small business and personal users with large amounts of data will appreciate the Clickfree's painless backup drive that practically automates all the work through the embedded software. People running older Windows operating systems are out of luck, but the lightning-fast transfer speeds and excellent performance scores secure the Clickfree a solid recommendation for up-to-date Windows and Mac users.
Next month, Synology will ship the new DS415play designed to handle full-HD media streaming with built-in media transcoding capability.
Seagate unveils its new network storage devices for the home at CES 2015 that include a dual-drive device that supports RAID 1 and RAID 0, in additional to a single-drive solution.
The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus is a good choice for the average home user who wants a fast and simple-to-use external hard drive for backup and storage. Mac users will want to find a different restore utility to use with it.
Corsair announces the Voyager Air 2 Wi-Fi-enabled, battery-operated USB 3.0 portable drive that comes with 1TB of storage space, upgraded software to support multiple platforms, and cloud integration for $179.99.
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.
DVD-RAM fans--especially those with DVD-RAM video recorders--should consider this versatile drive.
While it's massive overkill and cost-prohibitive for most general consumers, the Promise Pegasus2 is a great storage device for professionals, especially those who need to edit 4K videos in real time.
If you have a digital library that's larger than the capacity of your tablet and want to bring it all with you on the go, the Wireless Plus is arguably the best choice on the market.
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.
The Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive Cloud Edition makes a very good simple home NAS server. Advanced users who need more control over their storage and remote access might want to look elsewhere.
Though fast and easy to use, the LaCie Mirror Portable Hard Drive's attention-seeking design is the only reason to pay the premium price.
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive makes up for its slow USB speed by offering an excellent feature set and an SD card slot that will make most casual mobile users happy, especially photographers.
Professionals who need a powerful storage device for data-intensive tasks will find that the G-Tech G-Speed Studio R Thunderbolt 2 is an excellent investment.
Not only is the Asustor AS-604T an excellent NAS server for serious network storage needs, it's also very easy to use thanks to the extremely well-designed user interface.
Synology DiskStation DS412+ makes an excellent NAS server for advanced home and small-office networks.
The QNAP TS-469 Pro is one of the best four-bay NAS servers on the market and will eventually justify the price you pay for it.
The Patriot Aero is a fast and competent mobile drive that unfortunately doesn't have enough new features to make it stand out.