Don't-Miss Storage Stories
Samsung’s T1 external USB 3.0 SSD is extremely small and light, promises excellent longevity by virtue of its 3D NAND storage, and even better--is extremely fast.
Samsung's 850 EVO brings its 3D NAND to consumers in a cheaper package than its Pro series.
The first remotely manageable, FIPS 140-2 level 3 validated USB stick that can run Windows To Go. Pricey, but nicely done.
And if ease of use is what you're looking for, you're golden. But if you need a top-performing RAID enclosure, the Drobo Mini is not the droid you're looking for.
Push in some spare drives like you're popping a SIM card into a phone. This little enclosure does the rest.
An SSD upgrade will boost your PC's performance. Upgrading to two SSDs in RAID 0 will render it mind-bendingly fast.
If you need FIPS 140-2 certified storage, this USB 3.0 drive delivers.
Cloud storage is great, until you don't have Internet access. A portable hard drive lets you access your data anywhere.
Here are PCWorld's four favorite portable drives, for PC users. All of them have been tested in the PCWorld labs.
With two 2TB hard drives striped in RAID 0, this portable hard drive provides twice the capacity, and nearly twice the speed of single-drive products.
The secure USB 3.0 Aegis Padlock SSD undeniably convenient, fast, and handy, but costs more than twice as much as secure hard drive solutions.
OCZ's controller plus Toshiba's NAND equals a fast and affordable consumer SSD.
Running Microsoft's Server Essentials 2012 Workgroup edition, Seagate's Business Storage Windows Server NAS box is a good fit for Windows-centric houses. But it's pricey for the features provided.
Seagate's Business Storage Windows Server is a fast file server, and it delivers better default security than Linux-based devices. But it's write speed renders it less appealing for client backups.
For only a little more than a SATA SSD, the Plextor M6e PCIe drive offers a 20-percent jump in read performance.