Don't-Miss Storage Stories
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.
Networked night-vision video monitoring through a mobile device or browser.
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.
Easy-to-use mobile networked surveillance camera for keeping an eye on homes or small offices from anywhere
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.
Intel's new 730 series SSD has an enterprise heritage and a long warranty, but its performance is only middle of the pack.
Cables? We don't need no stinkin' cables!
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.
It's that time of year again, when the editors of PCWorld and TechHive name the absolute best new hardware, gadgets, software, and services