Though it offers little in the way of bells and whistles, the Seagate Expansion delivers a ton of storage for cheap.
The Backup Plus Ultra Slim is a handy portable drive for those needing to carry additional data or perform backups on the go.
Though it has some issues with USB 2.0, the Seagate Backup Plus Hub is an excellent external storage drive for any USB 3.0 desktop computer.
The Samsung 850 Evo has the best combination of performance, cost and capacity, making it the ideal drive for any home user.
You can carry a lot of data with the new My Passport and the many color options open up new organizational possibilities.
Though not the fastest on the market, the WD Elements' large capacity makes it an excellent deal considering its low price.
The new SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive is a good way to add storage to your iPad but it's not a huge step up from its predecessor.
Compact, rugged, fast and capacious, the Portable SSD T3 is an excellent portable storage device to take on the go.
Despite the rather short battery life and confusing apps, the WD My Passport Wireless is an excellent mobile media drive, especially for photographers.
The My Passport SSD is an excellent portable drive for those needing to securely carry data on the go.
As long as you don't need expert-level features, the 2013 AirPort Time Capsule is an excellent backup/file server for Apple fans -- especially for those with 802.11ac-enabled Macs.
The WD checks the boxes on everything you'd want in a portable storage drive, and with a stylish multiple color option, it's a easy recommendation.
For power users, this is the best portable drive to date.
Fast and massive, the Seagate Backup Plus Desktop is an excellent backup drive for any USB 3.0-enabled computer or server.
The QNAP TS-259 Pro is a dual-bay NAS server that offers great performance and features for a high premium. It's a device best suited for environments with high networking demand and for those who possess an intermediate to advanced know-how of networking.
The Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ offers a lot in the way of features and performance, which is good, because it's expensive.
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.
With its embossed cover and rainbow of colorful designs, the Samsung G2 Portable hard drive is a consumer-focused external hard drive that offers the most basic plug-and-play storage functionality. You don't get many extras, but impressive benchmark scores, a competitive cost-per-gigabyte, and a generous three-year warranty demonstrate its core competency and earn this drive our CNET recommendation.