The Bottom Line: Fast, user-friendly, and affordable, the WD Black 2 Dual Drive is an easy recommendation as a replacement drive for any standard laptop or desktop computer. Read review
Specs: 1 TB, 2.5"
The Bottom Line: For a low-cost entry-level network storage device, the WD My Cloud is very impressive both in performance and features, making it one of the best deals for home users. Read review
The Bottom Line: The Buffalo DriveStation DDR is by far the fastest single-volume external drive on the market and makes USB 3.0 a true alternative storage connection to Thunderbolt. Read review
The Bottom Line: The Synology DiskStation DS1513+ is easily one of the best multiple-bay NAS servers to date, performing superbly both as an advanced storage server and as the central host for a long list of home entertainment and business uses. Read review
Specs: 0 GB, Mac, PC, 4 pin USB Type A, RJ-45, 7 pin external Serial ATA, 9 pin USB Type A, Hot-swap, Fast Ethernet, Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
The Bottom Line: Seagate Backup Plus carries the flexibility of the GoFlex portable drive while adding performance and style to portable storage. The new drive makes an excellent buy. Read review
Specs: 1 TB, External hard drive
The Bottom Line: Synology DiskStation DS412+ makes an excellent NAS server for advanced home and small-office networks. Read review
Specs: 0 GB, Mac, PC, 7 pin external Serial ATA, 4 pin USB Type A, 9 pin USB Type A, RJ-45, Hot-swap, Fast Ethernet, Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
The Bottom Line: As long as you don't need expert-level features, the 2013 AirPort Time Capsule is an excellent backup/file server for Apple fans -- especially for those with 802.11ac-enabled Macs. Read review
Specs: 2 TB, Mac, PC, RJ-45, 4 pin USB Type A, Standard, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a, Fast Ethernet, Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g
The Bottom Line: The speedy My Passport Slim is an excellent mobile backup and storage expansion option. Its rugged, metal-casing design is a great extra, considering its affordable cost. Read review
Specs: 1 TB
The Bottom Line: The WD My Passport Ultra is one of the best portable drives you can buy with software that makes backups fast and easy. Read review
Specs: 2 TB
The Bottom Line: If you have a digital library that's larger than the capacity of your tablet and want to bring it all with you on the go, the Wireless Plus is arguably the best choice on the market. Read review
Specs: 1 TB, Apple iOS, Android, Mac, PC, Standard, IEEE 802.11n
The Bottom Line: It's not the fastest NAS, nor does it include many advanced features, but the WD My Cloud EX4 still combines great ease of use into an affordable personal cloud system that's excellent for a connected home. Read review
The Bottom Line: The affordable Seagate Central delivers as a fast and easy-to-use network storage device for home backup and entertainment purposes. Read review
The Bottom Line: If you're looking for a fast SSD that offers top capacity at low cost, look no further than the Samsung 840 Evo. Read review
The Bottom Line: The Seagate Slim is an excellent addition to your small laptop, especially one with USB 3.0, for both storage expansion and backup while you're out and about. Read review
Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive
Specs: 500 GB
The Bottom Line: The Western Digital MyBook Live is a fast, plug-and-play, simple-to-use home NAS server that unfortunately lacks features and has a subpar remote-access solution. Read review
Specs: 2 TB, Mac, PC, RJ-45, Standard, Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
The Bottom Line: The WD My Passport Portable makes an excellent portable drive for use with both desktop and laptop computers, at home or while on the road. Read review
Specs: 2 TB, External hard drive, SuperSpeed USB 3.0
The Bottom Line: The SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive makes up for its slow USB speed by offering an excellent feature set and an SD card slot that will make most casual mobile users happy, especially photographers. Read review
The Bottom Line: Versatile, good-looking, and fast enough for most applications, the Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt HD-PATU3 makes an excellent buy for those looking for a portable Thunderbolt storage device. Read review
The Bottom Line: The My Book VelociRaptor Duo is one of the best storage devices thanks to its balanced combination of excellent performance, practical design, and relatively friendly pricing. Read review
Specs: 16 GB, Kingston DataTraveler SE9 - USB flash drive - 16 GB
The Bottom Line: For anyone owning a USB 3.0-ready laptop, the speedy and compact Toshiba Canvio Slim II makes an excellent companion for both storage expansion and data backup purposes. Read review
The Bottom Line: Compact and portable, the Samsung Portable DVD Writer SE-218BB makes an excellent companion for ultrabook mobile users. Read review
Specs: DVD±RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM, 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD), 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 6x (DVD+R DL), 24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
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