Don't-Miss Hard drive Stories

Linksys by Cisco Media Hub 410 1TB

This two-bay network-attached storage device offers the friendliest media-serving interface we've seen.

Hewlett-Packard MediaSmart Server ex487

This multi-drive network-attached storage unit streams media smoothly, including the high-definition video.

Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive

Iomega's 1TB network hard drive isn't fancy, but it serves up media with the best of them.

Iomega ScreenPlay Pro HD

Iomega's media-centric drive attaches to a TV and has a good on-screen interface, but its remote is hard to use.

Synology Disk Station DS209+

Synology's two-bay media-serving network-attached storage device offers speedy performance.

Iogear Portable Media Server Player

The Iogear unit is a super-portable media-centric storage device that can connect directly to a TV.

ZyXel Central Digital Media Library NSA-220 Plus

The ZyXel NSA-220 Plus proved to be a more than capable media server, dishing out HD video and everything else with nary a glitch.

Seagate FreeAgent Theater

Seagate's media player performs admirably, but its lack of HDMI makes it less than ideal for serious home-theater buffs.


Encrypted Drives Keep Your Files Safe

In the war against lost or stolen information, these secure, portable drives are the special forces.

Kingston DataTraveler Vault--Privacy Edition Encrypted USB Flash Drive

Kingston's encrypted drive provides ultimate data protection in a portable flash model, but for a steep price.

Lenovo ThinkPad USB Secure Hard Drive

Lenovo's cool, capable, and encrypted data-sharing device will appeal to business users and techies alike.

Data Locker Pro AES Edition Encrypted Hard Drive

The touch-screen controls on the Data Locker Pro encrypted drive look like a gimmick, but they make common tasks far easier.