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.
Though other external hard drives offer a preset menu of ports, the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex cuts costs by letting you pick from a buffet of "personality cables" so that you buy only the connections that suit your system profile. We applaud Seagate for making data backups easier than ever, and recommend the FreeAgent GoFlex external hard drive for extra data storage now and easy upgrades in the future.
Even with the slightly low USB 3.0 performance, the GoFlex Ultra still makes an excellent portable external hard drive for people who need to expand their computer's storage.
The Seagate FreeAgent Go is our favorite portable hard drive to date and takes our award for Editors' Choice. The drive is well designed and fast, and you won't find a better value for the price.
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 speedy My Passport Slim is an excellent mobile backup and storage expansion option. Its rugged, metal-casing design is a great extra, considering its affordable cost.
Fast and easy to use, the LaCie Fuel makes another very good choice as a mobile storage solution for travelers despite having almost nothing better than its existing peer.
At launch, the new Intel SSD 730 Series makes a very good internal drive choice for your computer, but it'll become a better value when its street price drops below the current suggested retail price.
Space Monkey's alternative cloud service is cheaper and offers more than its competitors, but you need to invest time and effort to set it up.
The budget-minded Synology Disk Station DS214se is an excellent choice for home with casual backup, media-streaming, and data-sharing needs.
The OCZ Vector 180 is a good, affordable solid-state drive backed up by a lengthy, user-friendly warranty.
Other than its cost, the Samsung Portable SSD T1 is what any portable drive should be.
The Samsung 840 Pro lives up to its name: it's a top-notch solid-state drive for professionals with a price to match.
The Samsung 750 Evo is an moderately expensive SSD that won't let you down in the speed department.
Fast and massive, the Seagate Backup Plus Desktop is an excellent backup drive for any USB 3.0-enabled computer or server.
The OCZ Vertex 4 is an excellent replacement drive for a standard-size laptop or desktop.
SanDisk announces at CES 2016 its latest SSD portable drive, designed to be compact, fast, rugged and water-resistant.
Compact, rugged, fast and capacious, the Portable SSD T3 is an excellent portable storage device to take on the go.