With several connecting technologies, storage technologies, and a constantly changing warranty landscape, it can be difficult to find the external storage device that meets your needs for speed, reliability, and budget. That's why we provide thorough reviews to help.
Apple Cuts Price of Thunderbolt Cable, Adds Shorter Option
Jan 11, 2013 - in News
If you've been thinking about buying a Thunderbolt cable, this might be the best time.
Self-Assembling Chips Could Push Production Limits
Jul 25, 2012 - in News
Researchers have found a way to enable the creation of circuitry with self-assembling rectangles.
Tom's Hardware Benchmark Charts and Database Updated
Jul 3, 2012 - in News
Check out the latest updates in our charts from June 2012.
WD, Seagate Recover From HDD Shipment Shortage
Apr 30, 2012 - in News
Both Seagate and Western Digital have improved their HDD shipments following the disastrous Thailand flood last year.
CloudFTP Turns USB Drives Into Wireless Cloud Storage
Apr 11, 2012 - in News
CloudFTP has made it from Kickstarter into a real-world product.
Promise Debuts 4X Thunderbolt RAID Box
Mar 11, 2012 - in News
Promise Technology announced a smaller version of its Pegasus RAID storage box that integrates 2.5-inch hard drives as well as Thunderbolt connectivity.
Turn Your 2.5-inch HDD Into a USB 3.0 External Drive
Oct 2, 2011 - in News
This enclosure from Super Talent will turn your 2.5-inch HDD into a USB-based external drive.
Akitio Launches $150 Aluminum USB 3.0 HDD Enclosure
Sep 28, 2011 - in News
There is a new way to dress up external hard drives.
Thermaltake's $99 Case Packs SATA HDD Dock
Jun 21, 2010 - in News
You don't have to spend hundreds to get a case with cool features.
Deals for April 7: HP 18.4" dv8t, Dell ST2010 LCD
Apr 7, 2010 - in News
Looking for a laptop with a massive screen? The 18.4" HP dv8t rarely goes on sale, but here is your chance to nab it at a deal!
Friday Deals: Jan. 22 Specials for the Weekend
Jan 22, 2010 - in News
Say hello to an extra big helping of deals on the stuff you care about to help you make it through the weekend.
USB 3.0 HDD/SSD Docking Stations Launch
Jan 7, 2010 - in News
Bring USB 3.0 to any of your HDDs or SSDs.
Candy Corngrats to Our Corsair Case Contestants
Dec 7, 2009 - in News
Monday Deals: Win 7 OEM, SSD, Gaming Mouse
Nov 16, 2009 - in News
Deals: $500 Off HP Laptops, MW2 Deals, Etc.
Nov 9, 2009 - in News
Time to save some money so you have more left over to spend on stuff.
HighPoint to Release PCI-E 2.0 SATA 6Gb RAID
Nov 2, 2009 - in News
Upgrade your rig to SATA 6Gb/s with an add-in card.
USB 3 Makes External USB RAID ''Possible''
Aug 26, 2009 - in News
Symwave's SOC will take advantage of USB 3.0 and provide RAID support for external drives.
QOTD: How Often Do You Backup Your Data?
Jul 15, 2009 - in News
In this case, being backed up is a good thing.
OCZ Intros New 3.5-inch "Colossus" SSD
Jun 3, 2009 - in News
SSD’s are fast becoming a viable option, and with prices dropping pretty steadily, more folks are opting to go SSD rather than HDD.
Seagate Claims to be Easiest PC Backup Yet
Apr 27, 2009 - in News
Seagate Replica purportedly works like Apple's Time Machine
Samsung Launches 1.5 TB "EcoGreen" HDD
Mar 10, 2009 - in News
Just when you thought 1 TB hard disk drives were getting a little cramped, Samsung today announced its efficient 1.5 TB drive.
Disk Manufacturers Settle on Encryption Standard
Jan 29, 2009 - in News
The six largest disk makers on the planet have decided on a universal encryption standard that will be used on all storage drives, both disk based and solid state.
Turn Any USB HDD Into a Backup Device
Jan 8, 2009 - in News
We take an early look at Clickfree's latest tool that will turn any external drive into a backup drive.
A-Data Launches New SSD RAID Enclosure
Dec 31, 2008 - in News
And the coolest part? You can switch between the seven supported RAID modes with a simple hardware switch. Take that, bulky RAID configuration screens!
Plextor Announces New Optical Drive Lineup
Nov 24, 2008 - in News
A name that used to crop up when talking about elite optical products years ago has made a comeback! Plextor has come out of the woodwork, announcing a new lineup of optical drives after lying low for a while.
Fujitsu Launches 500 GB Notebook Hard Drives – Full Drive Encryption
Nov 12, 2008 - in News
With the ever increasing demand for more storage by users that are always on-the-go, Fujitsu launches a set of hard drives at half of a terabyte.
Seagate Responds to Freezing HDDs
Nov 10, 2008 - in News
Last week Toms had covered a bit about the freezing problems with Seagate’s Barracuda 1.5TB drives. We would like to update readers with the response that Toms has gotten directly from Seagate.
Comparative Component Charts
Jun 2, 2008 - in Reviews
Our new component charts may not be perfect (we're working on that), but they're still full of useful information. Click here for our quick access guide.
Safer Stick: Biometric Flash Disk
Apr 9, 2004 - in Reviews
USB flash drives are convenient, but their small size makes them prone to theft or getting lost. While Plexuscom's device is just as easily lost or stolen as the next flash drive, a built-in fingerprint sensor ensures that no one other than yourself can access the data.
Mar 12, 2004 - in Reviews
A USB memory key is indeed a handy little gadget, but Gigabyte's WLBZ201 also offers Wi-Fi access as well. For USB memory key and a wireless adapter functionality, the WLBZ201 leaves nothing to be desired. However, the device does have its shortcomings.