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WD My Book VelociRaptor Duo Reviewed on August 30, 2012 Check prices
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WD My Book VelociRaptor Duo

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

Toshiba Canvio Desk (1TB) Reviewed on October 17, 2012 Check prices
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Toshiba Canvio Desk (1TB)

The Bottom Line: The Toshiba Canvio Desk is a frills-free, solid performer for desktop users looking for a backup drive or to expand their storage space. Read review

Specs: 1 TB, External hard drive, 32 MB, 14 ms, 5700 rpm

Toshiba Canvio Desk (3TB) Reviewed on October 17, 2012 Check prices
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Toshiba Canvio Desk (3TB)

The Bottom Line: The Toshiba Canvio Desk is a frills-free, solid performer for desktop users looking for a backup drive or to expand their storage space. Read review

Specs: 3 TB, External hard drive, 32 MB, 14 ms, 5700 rpm

Seagate Expansion External Hard Drive (1TB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 14 reviews

Specs: 1 TB, External hard drive, Hi-Speed USB, 3.5", 7200 rpm

Toshiba Canvio Desk (2TB) Reviewed on October 17, 2012 Check prices
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Toshiba Canvio Desk (2TB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.0 stars out of 1 review

The Bottom Line: The Toshiba Canvio Desk is a frills-free, solid performer for desktop users looking for a backup drive or to expand their storage space. Read review

Specs: 2 TB, External hard drive, 32 MB, 14 ms, 5700 rpm

LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series (6TB) Reviewed on March 8, 2012 Check prices
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LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series (6TB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 13 reviews

The Bottom Line: The LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series strikes a balance between capacity, performance, and price and would be a good choice for owners of Thunderbolt-enabled computers. Read review

LaCie 5big Thunderbolt (10TB) Reviewed on January 6, 2013 Check prices
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LaCie 5big Thunderbolt (10TB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 7 reviews

The Bottom Line: Though it lacks RAID 5, the speedy 5big Thunderbolt is still worth the hefty investment, and is a better buy than competing devices. Read review

Promise Pegasus R6 (12TB, SATA II) Reviewed on August 8, 2011 Check prices
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Promise Pegasus R6 (12TB, SATA II)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews

The Bottom Line: If you have a Thunderbolt-enabled computer, the Promise Pegasus R6's storage capacity, its features, and especially its performance are worth the hefty investment for those who demand fast external storage. Read review

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro (500GB) Reviewed on May 5, 2010 Check prices
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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro (500GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 25 reviews

The Bottom Line: Though other external hard drives offer a preset menu of ports, the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex cuts costs by letting you pick from a buffet of "personality cables" so that you buy only the connections that suit your system profile. We applaud Seagate for making data backups easier than ever, and recommend the FreeAgent GoFlex external hard drive for extra data storage now and easy upgrades in the future. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, USB 2.0, 3.5", 7200 rpm

LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series (4TB) Reviewed on March 8, 2012 Check prices
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LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series (4TB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 11 reviews

The Bottom Line: The LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series strikes a balance between capacity, performance, and price and would be a good choice for owners of Thunderbolt-enabled computers. Read review

Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II (2TB) Reviewed on April 19, 2011 Check prices
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Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II (2TB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.2 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 6 reviews

The Bottom Line: The My Book Studio Edition II makes a decent direct-attached storage solution for those who need to extend a computer's storage space or want a large backup drive. The drive's rather buggy firmware might turn many users away, however. Read review

Promise Pegasus R4 (4TB) Reviewed on June 8, 2012 Check prices
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Promise Pegasus R4 (4TB)

The Bottom Line: The Pegasus R4 would be a very good investment for those who have a Thunderbolt-enabled computer, be it Windows PC or Mac. Read review

Seagate GoFlex Slim (320GB) Reviewed on April 5, 2011 Check prices
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Seagate GoFlex Slim (320GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews

The Bottom Line: With an ultrathin, sturdy design and fast performance, the Seagate GoFlex Slim external hard drive makes a great companion for a laptop that has built-in support for USB 3.0. Read review

Specs: 320 GB, External hard drive, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, 2.5", 7200 rpm

Buffalo DriveStation Combo 4 (1TB)

Specs: 1 TB, External hard drive, IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) / IEEE1394 (FireWire) / Hi-Speed USB / eSATA, 7200 rpm

Maxtor OneTouch 4 (500GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 6 reviews

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, Hi-Speed USB, 3.5", 16 MB, 7200 rpm

Seagate GoFlex Turbo (500GB) Reviewed on August 8, 2011 Check prices
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Seagate GoFlex Turbo (500GB)

The Bottom Line: Similar to previous GoFlex portable drives, Seagate's GoFlex Turbo makes a great companion for any traveler with a laptop. Its added features, however, might not justify the higher estimated price. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, 7200 rpm

LaCie d2 Quadra USB 3.0 (3TB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 21 reviews

Specs: 3 TB, External hard drive, IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) / SuperSpeed USB 3.0 / eSATA-300, 7200 rpm

Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro (500GB) Reviewed on July 25, 2011 Check prices
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Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro (500GB)

The Bottom Line: The Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro portable drive is a fast and simple mobile storage option for those who want to carry around extra data. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, 2.5", 7200 rpm

Promise Pegasus R4 (8TB) Reviewed on June 8, 2012 Check prices
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Promise Pegasus R4 (8TB)

The Bottom Line: The Pegasus R4 would be a very good investment for those who have a Thunderbolt-enabled computer, be it Windows PC or Mac. Read review

LaCie d2 Quadra USB 3.0 (2TB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 23 reviews

Specs: 2 TB, External hard drive, 7200 rpm

LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive (500GB) Reviewed on February 3, 2007 Check prices
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LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive (500GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.5 stars out of 23 reviews

The Bottom Line: The LaCie d2 Quadra is a capacious and speedy drive, with lots of connection options. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) / IEEE1394 (FireWire) / Hi-Speed USB / eSATA, 16 MB, 10 ms, 7200 rpm

Western Digital My Book Essential Edition external hard drive (500GB) Reviewed on June 15, 2006 Check prices
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Western Digital My Book Essential Edition external hard drive (500GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 67 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Western Digital MyBook Essential Edition external hard drive is a slightly pared-down version of the MyBook Premium Edition. It's a good option if you need additional storage without backup software. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, Hi-Speed USB, 16 MB, 8.9 ms, 7200 rpm

Western Digital MyBook Premium Edition 500GB External Hard Drive Reviewed on June 15, 2006 Check prices
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Western Digital MyBook Premium Edition 500GB External Hard Drive
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.5 stars out of 95 reviews

The Bottom Line: If write speed isn't a top priority, the Western Digital MyBook is a good deal at around $300 for a 500GB drive. It'll look good on your desk or bookshelf, too. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, IEEE 1394 (FireWire) / Hi-Speed USB, 16 MB, 8.9 ms, 7200 rpm

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus (500GB) Reviewed on October 19, 2007 Check prices
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Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus (500GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 18 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus is a good choice for the average home user who wants a fast and simple-to-use external hard drive for backup and storage. Mac users will want to find a different restore utility to use with it. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, IEEE 1394 (FireWire) / Hi-Speed USB, 3.5", 16 MB, 7200 rpm

Maxtor OneTouch II (300GB) Reviewed on November 17, 2004 Check prices
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Maxtor OneTouch II (300GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.5 stars out of 71 reviews

The Bottom Line: Maxtor's OneTouch II external hard drive makes a good thing even better, with 250GB to 300GB's worth of one-button backups, but be warned: it eliminates any excuses for not backing up a computer. Read review

Specs: 300 GB, External hard drive, IEEE 1394 (FireWire) / Hi-Speed USB, 16 MB, 9 ms, 7200 rpm

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