The Corsair Neutron makes a great entry-level SSD thanks to its above-entry-level performance and relatively friendly pricing.
The Seagate Slim is an excellent addition to your small laptop, especially one with USB 3.0, for both storage expansion and backup while you're out and about.
The Toshiba OCZ VX500 SSD is an excellent performance SSD for those with a deep pocket.
Fast, flexible, rugged, and affordable, the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt is one of the best high-end portable drives on the market.
The Samsung Wireless is the best mobile device for media streaming and data backup, but only Android users need apply.
The LaCie d2 Blu-ray burner offers good performance speeds, but it's still prohibitively expensive. Home users should wait for Blu-ray burners to drop in price and improve in performance.
Based entirely on the Pogoplug service, the Buffalo CloudStor Pro NAS server makes a great investment for Pogoplug fans. Its lack of support for general local network features will make others think twice about getting it.
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.
The Synology DiskStation DS416play is a four-bay NAS server which uses an Intel Celeron processor and can transcode 4K video.
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.
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.
If you need only a moderate amount of external storage space, the Seagate Seven is an excellent investment, thanks both to its design and performance.
The WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo makes a very good external storage device for Thunderbolt-enabled Macs thanks to its comparative affordability, ease of use, and decent performance.
Thanks to its compact physical size and bundled software, the WD My Passport Edge is a very good companion for mobile users.
With an ultrathin, sturdy design and fast performance, the Seagate GoFlex Slim external hard drive makes a great companion for a laptop that has built-in support for USB 3.0.
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.