Don't-Miss Hard drive Stories
You get gobs of storage, great performance, and Internet access for not much cash--but no dual-drive redundancy, and no USB port for backup.
Update the suite of DonationCoder apps within a single application.
Drive dock optimized for--but not limited to--Seagate's GoFlex portable drives offers syncing software, direct hooks into social networks, and file sharing.
It has never been easier--or cheaper--to access and share your files across your network and over the Internet, thanks to devices that use ordinary USB drives.
NAS-like device is good for sharing files stored on USB drives, but its media serving didn't always deliver on its promise.
Easy setup and smooth software make Internet sharing of USB storage devices a breeze.
CloudPlug offers plenty of administration options and file sharing, but has pricey backup.
This FreeAgent GoFlex is the first 1.5TB portable drive to market, but its performance in tests was a mixed bag.
Microsoft has released a beta of the next version of Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7, and so far we like what we've seen.
This docking station is ideal for netbooks; it packs an optical drive and powered USB ports, and can come with an optional hard drive.
Western Digital VelociRaptor
This network-attached storage box is the fastest we've ever tested--by a factor of two--and it packs features that will appeal to both home and office users. But the speed comes at a price.
ZumoDrive for Android provides a decent set of features to extend the functionality of this online backup and file-sharing service, but it lacks features found in the desktop client and Web interface.
Drive performs well but is a bit kludgy.