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10 must-see USB drives for swapping files in style

Transferring data from machine to machine may be mundane, but that doesn't mean your flash drive has to be. Here are 10 of the niftiest thumb drives around.

Review: WinZip 17 stays fresh with cloud storage and social sharing features

WinZip 17 lets you archive, encrypt, convert, and share your files across multiple services. New integration with cloud storage services and social networks keep this venerable compression utility relevant.

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.

DriveImage XML An Effective, If Not Polished, Imaging Program

The interface is logical and easy to use, though the program stumbles in the operational error-checking.

Store Photos Online--Without Losing Your Rights to Them--With Free OpenPhoto

OpenPhoto lets you host your own photos online, using Dropbox or Amazon S3, for free.

on techhive.com

The Best Encrypted Flash Drives

Secure flash drives are convenient and more reliable than ever, but their performance doesn't keep up with the times. Still, they'll keep your data safely in your pocket.

CMS Products CE-Secure Vault FIPS Review: High Protection, Good Performance

The CE-Secure Vault FIPS offers hardware encryption, FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certification, manageability, and reasonable performance.

Kanguru Defender 2000 Review: A Managed, Secure Flash Drive

AES 256-bit hardware encryption, manageability, antimalware software, and a nice tactile experience highlight the Defender 2000.

Imation Defender F200 Biometric Flash Drive Review: Secure but Slow

Slick biometric finger swiping and FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification make this flash drive especially secure.

Apricorn Aegis Secure Key Review: Nifty Integrated Keypad Safeguards Your Data

This slender keypad drive is secure and can be used handily with any operating system or device, but performance is subpar.

Kingston DataTraveler 4000 Managed Review: A Fast, Affordable Secure Flash Drive

With its managed software, this is one of the more affordable FIPS 140-2 certified secure flash drives on the market.

Samsung Optical Smart Hub Review: An Interesting Idea, Poorly Executed

This unusual external DVD burner acts a Wi-Fi hotspot and can stream DVD content via a mobile connection, but its implementation leaves a lot to be desired.

G-RAID with Thunderbolt an impressive performer

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

on macworld.com