Looking for a standard 2.5-inch hard drive that offers 500GB but is just 5mm thick? Seagate's $89 Laptop Ultrathin HDD is the answer.
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.
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're in the market for raw speed and lots of storage space, the N4800eco will deliver, but those wanting more should keep looking.
Fast, user-friendly, and affordable, the WD Black 2 Dual Drive is an easy recommendation as a replacement drive for any standard laptop or desktop computer.
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 IoSafe N2 is a unique device that combines robust network storage with disaster-proof protection, and delivers on both.
The WD My Book Duo is a fast, versatile, and secure way to add lots of storage space to your desktop computer without digging a hole in your pocket.
The Toshiba Canvio Desk is a frills-free, solid performer for desktop users looking for a backup drive or to expand their storage space.
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 ioSafe Solo G3 makes an excellent backup solution for those who need to make sure their important data survives even the worst disasters.
The Transcend SSD370S is an affordable and satisfying upgrade for any computers that still run on a hard drive.
Despite a few shortcomings, the Synology DiskStation DS411slim makes a worthy upgrade from its processor, the best-of-its-time DS409slim.
Although expensive and difficult to use for networking novices, the Synology DS209+ offers awesome throughput speed and nearly all the features you could ever need in a NAS server.
The Synology DiskStation DS416play is a four-bay NAS server which uses an Intel Celeron processor and can transcode 4K video.
The budget-minded Synology Disk Station DS214se is an excellent choice for home with casual backup, media-streaming, and data-sharing needs.
The Disk Station DS410 is one of the most affordable four-bay full-feature NAS servers on the market. While it's overwhelming for novice home users, advanced users will also find it to be one of the best RAID 5-capable NAS servers for their home or small business environments.
The Synology DiskStation DS213Air is a great network storage device for home users, especially those who also want to extend their Wi-Fi network.