Don't-Miss Hard drive Stories
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.
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.
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.
The 120GB external SSD designed by Porche is a better deal than you think, and offers fast external storage in a good looking package.
While the G-Dock ev put some consideration into the design of this storage device, its performance isn't what it could be.
This external USB 3.0 hard drive boasts write performance rivaling that of an external SSD.
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.
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.
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.
Seagate's makes a solid entry into the consumer SSD fray.
Apricorn’s Aegis Bio 3.0 pairs solid performance with enhanced security features to create a nice, all-around external hard drive.
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?
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.
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.
The M4 has a great price per gigabyte and is also a great reader. Write performance, however, is mediocre at best.