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 offers little in the way of bells and whistles, the Seagate Expansion delivers a ton of storage for cheap.
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 My Passport SSD is an excellent portable drive for those needing to securely carry data on the go.
Compact, rugged, fast and capacious, the Portable SSD T3 is an excellent portable storage device to take on the go.
For power users, this is the best portable drive to date.
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.
Rugged, fast and capacious, the SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD is an excellent portable drive.
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.
Though good-looking, capacious and fast, the WD My Book has no must-have special features.
The Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ is by far the fastest portable drive to date and, for power users, totally worth the investment.
Western Digital's My Book 3.0 is a great external-storage addition for desktop computer users. However, notebook users have better choices.
The LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series strikes a balance between capacity, performance, and price and would be a good choice for owners of Thunderbolt-enabled computers.
Western Digital designed and preformats the My Passport Studio for use with Macs; however, it works well as a portable external storage solution for Windows and OS X, as long as USB 2.0 is your connection of choice.
Compact, Internet-ready, and well-designed, the Wi-Drive makes a convenient companion for frequent travelers who have from one to three tablets and a moderate library of digital content.
Get the G-Drive Mobile if you want a solid-performing USB-C drive, but don't want to pay SSD prices.
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.