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WD Black 2 Dual Drive

Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive review: Not the killer storage upgrade it could be

Kudos to WD for combining SSD read performance and hard-drive capacity in a single package, but a high price tag and slow SSD write performance complicate the buying decision.

Toshiba Q Series Pro SSD

Review: The Toshiba Q Series Pro SSD delivers top performance at a discount

Though a couple of ticks slower than the Samsung 840 Pro, the Q Series SSDs are still top performers, and they're heavily discounted online.

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HDDerase.exe review: Freeware utility securely erases drives the old-fashioned way

This command-line utility is an oldie, but that's just because it doesn't need to change. If your drive's not in a frozen security state, it works like a charm to invoke the ATA secure erase command.

LaCie P'9223 review: Porsche design and 120GB SSD at a decent price

The 120GB external SSD designed by Porche is a better deal than you think, and offers fast external storage in a good looking package.

G-Dock ev review: Thunderbolt speed compromised by dock's slow hard drives

While the G-Dock ev put some consideration into the design of this storage device, its performance isn't what it could be.

Review: Buffalo’s DriveStation DDR caches for superfast write performance

This external USB 3.0 hard drive boasts write performance rivaling that of an external SSD.

Review: The Patriot Aero streams media without wires—not even a power cable

The Patriot Aero creates a Wi-Fi hotspot for multimedia streaming, and it works well. In battery life and performance, however, it's a step behind the competition.

Review: Seagate Laptop Ultrathin HDD brings big storage to tight spaces

The Laptop Ultrathin HDD's name says it all: Just 5mm thick, this hard drive with decent performance will allow thinner laptop form factors and could be used in tablets, too.

OCZ's Vertex 450 SSD delivers solid top-tier performance

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While not as fast as the company's top-of-the-line Vector, the affordable Vertex 450 comes close, and is certainly fast enough for the average user.

Review: The Seagate 600 SSD is a great consumer-oriented first effort

Seagate's makes a solid entry into the consumer SSD fray.

Review: Aegis Bio 3.0 hard drive ideal for security conscious users

Apricorn’s Aegis Bio 3.0 pairs solid performance with enhanced security features to create a nice, all-around external hard drive.

Wi-Fi hard drive showdown: Corsair Voyager vs. Seagate Wireless Plus

A new class of portable hard drive creates its own Wi-Fi hotspot, so you can stream media or transfer files from a PC, notebook, tablet, or smartphone without a cable. Which one's best?

In honor of World Backup Day: How to protect your data

Looking to finally protect your data as part of World Backup Day? First, you'll need a hard drive. Here's what to look for and which specific models have impressed us.

QNAP TS-269 Pro review: A fast and powerful NAS box with a steep learning curve

While pricey, excellent performance, copious software features, and state-of-the-art connectivity render this two-bay NAS box a good deal for small offices and work groups.

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Crucial M4 (512GB) review: A fast-reading, slow-writing, high-capacity SSD

The M4 has a great price per gigabyte and is also a great reader. Write performance, however, is mediocre at best.