Don't-Miss Hard drive Stories

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.

Ultimate guide to SSDs (plus reviews of 7 new drives!)

Is your PC still relying on an old-school hard drive? Installing a solid-state drive is the best upgrade investment you can make.

Velocity Solo X2 review: Teach an old PC new SATA 6-gbps tricks

If your PC doesn’t have a SATA 6-gbps interface, this device will add it and let you attach one drive (it also has a second interface to host another drive).

Iomega StorCenter px2-300d NAS: A pretty performer

A very capable two-bay NAS box with high-end performance. Buy one empty unless you really need enterprise-class hard drives.

How to buy the best portable hard drive

Sometimes a USB key just isn't roomy enough. We describe the portable hard drive specs and features that matter most, and name five of our favorite models.

Storage on the go: We test five fast portable hard drives

Think all portable drives are the same? We discovered some compelling differences—both in features and in performance—when we evaluated this batch.

Review: Intel's Series 335 delivers more SSD for less money

Intel’s faster NAND flash renders the Series 335 a step up from Intel’s earlier solid-state drives, but the aggressive pricing is probably the better news for consumers.

Hybrid hard drives: How they work and why they matter

Meet the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup of the storage world: Hybrid hard drives promise to deliver the speed of an SSD plus the capacity of a mechanical drive. We explain how they work, and evaluate their performance.

Pogoplug Series 4 Review: Remote Drive Access Made Simpler and Faster

Equipped with USB 3.0, the latest Pogoplug provides a fast, easy way to share any hard drive over the Internet; but the Web portal for access needs some work.

Lenovo Thinkpad USB 3.0 Secure Hard Drive Review: A High-Flying Performer

Encryption and PIN key entry safeguards your data, without sacrificing performance.

Iomega StorCenter ix2-dl Review: Network-Attached Storage Can Be Used for Video Surveillance, Too

This NAS packs a solid punch and has a slew of features, but is unimpressive at writing small data sets.

G-RAID with Thunderbolt an impressive performer

The G-RAID with Thunderbolt offers both speedy transfer times and huge amounts of storage capacity

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Network-Attached Storage: Today’s Best Boxes

Ethernet-attached storage boxes look much as they did two years ago, but their speed, interfaces, and features have evolved.

LaCie 2Big Network 2 2TB Review: Attractive Design, Basic Function

This box looks great on your desk, attaches via USB or ethernet, and handles all the basics well--at a very basic pace.

Western Digital My Book Live Duo 4TB Review: Limited Features, Lots of Capacity

This two-bay NAS box offers plenty of capacity for the buck, and it streams large files very well, but in other respects its features are limited.