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Plextor M9Pe NVMe SSD review: Far faster than SATA and almost as affordable

Plextor's latest NVMe SSD, the M9Pe, offers great performance for the price (even compared to its M8Se predecessor). It's also a worthy rival to Intel's 760p.

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Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability

Whether you're looking for speed, capacity, portability, or all of the above, a USB external hard disk or SSD is a necessary complement to your desktop PC setup.

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Samsung 860 Pro SATA SSD review: Great performance, capacity and longevity

Available in up to 4TB capacity, the Samsung 860 Pro offers excellent performance, while doubling down on space. And it does so with longer-lived 2-bit NAND (layered).

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WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD review: One of the fastest TLC drives you can buy

WD's Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD is an entry-level SSD that impresses with sustained transfers at 450MBps, despite using TLC NAND. It's one of the fastest TLC drives you can buy and offers easily the best value on the market.

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Intel Optane SSD 900P review: Optane finally starts to live up to the hype

Intel's latest PCIe/NVMe SSD utilizes the company's new 3D XPoint/Optane storage tech to garner impressive performance.

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QNAP TS-253B review: A short talk with a NAS box

This fast and versatile NAS box will keep you informed with an OLED display and a speaker. Just don't buy it for the 4K video it hypes.

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Seagate Barracuda Pro 12TB review: Speedy, spacious proof that the hard drive isn't dead

Seagate's Barracuda Pro 12TB pushes the envelope for both hard drive speed and capacity. Your only worry will be how to keep all that data backed up.

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Toshiba TR200 review: Another slow TLC SSD

Toshiba is back in the no-buy zone with a SATA 6Gbps TLC SSD that's as slow, or slower than the Trion 100 they issued under the OCZ label.

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Sandisk Ultra 3D SSD review: Big TLC capacity, fast MLC performance

Sandisk's Ultra 3D SSD easily bests rival TLC NAND based drives in performance. We still like the Crucial BX300, but if you need more capacity than the BX300 offers, the Ultra 3D is a great way to get it.

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Online backup: We test the best services—from Backblaze to Carbonite, iDrive, Mozy and more

We review the best cloud backup services so you can find the right solution for keeping a safe, offsite copy of your data should disaster strike.

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SOS review: Professional-grade, super-secure online backup

SOS Online Backup is all about data security, with triple-layer 256-bit encryption and two levels of private encryption keys. It also sports file sharing, unlimited version retention, and a straightforward interface. This is data storage for pros and the security-minded.

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Mozy Home review: Effective and secure online backup with device sync

MozyHome is a venerable and highly reliable online backup service that also offers Dropbox-style syncing across PCs and devices. A great product, but we'd like to see sync and backup integrated better at the local PC level.

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Backblaze review: No-hassle online backup is a no-brainer decision

Backblaze is an online backup service that uses a shotgun approach, backing up everything unless you tell it not to. It's cheap, easy, and the choice for those that don't necessarily know where everything is that needs to be backed up.

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iDrive review: Online backup for the person who wants everything

iDrive offers online storage, sharing, backup and more. Unless you want the functionality of an office suite, online services don't get any more comprehensive.

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Carbonite review: Cleverly integrated online backup

Carbonite is an online backup service that uses Windows' own File Explorer for data selection, and through the use of icons, even tells you their backup status. It's simple, effective, elegant...and a bit pricey.