We're impressed by the Lenovo ThinkPad USB Secure Hard Drive's burly security features and rigorous performance results, but the bloated price tag prevents us from recommending it to anyone other than business consumers. If you're shopping for an external hard drive, competing drives give you a cheaper cost per gigabyte in a fancier package.
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 Toshiba Canvio Desk is a frills-free, solid performer for desktop users looking for a backup drive or to expand their storage space.
The Silicon Power Armor A60 is a great deal for those needing a portable drive that can withstand rough handling and tough environments.
The OCZ Vector 180 is a good, affordable solid-state drive backed up by a lengthy, user-friendly warranty.
Fast, compact, rugged and future-proof, the Blackbox Plus is an excellent portable drive for serious users on the go.
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.
With the lowest pricing on the market, the SanDisk Ultra II is an excellent upgrade for your aging computer.
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 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.
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.
Fast and relatively simple, the D-Link ShareCenter DNS-325 NAS server makes a good home network storage solution for data sharing, media streaming, and backups. Those who want more features and easier remote data access, however, should check out some alternatives.
The Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ offers a lot in the way of features and performance, which is good, because it's expensive.
The new 2TB Time Capsule brings improved price competitiveness and faster networking performance to Apple's Wi-Fi router/NAS drive combo device, which will satisfy consumers in need of a multipurpose networking device.
Compact and fast, the Transcend ESD200 is an excellent storage and backup extension for your USB 3.0-enabled laptop.
Fast, flexible, rugged, and affordable, the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt is one of the best high-end portable drives on the market.
DVD-RAM fans--especially those with DVD-RAM video recorders--should consider this versatile drive.
The Western Digital My Book World Edition is a fast, plug and play simple-to-use NAS server that unfortunately lacks many features and has subpar remote access performance.