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  1. LaCie Portable DVD±RW review

    LaCie Portable DVD±RW review

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    The convenient way to add a second optical drive and burner to your Mac set-up

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    Intel X25-M solid state drive review

    Intel X25-M solid state drive review

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    Intel reckons these drives are not only massively faster than conventional hard disks with spinning magnetic platters. It also claims they will give competing SSDs based on flash memory a damn good spanking.

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    WD My Passport Essential 320GB review

    WD My Passport Essential 320GB review

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    With 320GB of space this drive is great value. Its compact design is supposed to resemble that of a small notebook, which keeps it in the same theme as the larger My Book hard drives. The difference is this device houses a 2.5-inch laptop drive, which spins at 5400rpm.

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    Western Digital My Passport Studio 320GB review

    Western Digital My Passport Studio 320GB review

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    This is the third version of Western Digital’s My Passport Studio pocket drive, and it should appeal to anyone who needs a drive for backing up data on the road. Just slip it in your suitcase and away you go.

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    Imation 160GB Apollo review

    Imation 160GB Apollo review

     

    The 160GB Imation Apollo hard drive works well, and has a strong build quality and a clean-looking caddy. It’s smart enough to produce at a meeting.

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    Disgo Media Bank (500GB) review

    Disgo Media Bank (500GB) review

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    The Disgo Media Bank describes itself as a "digital video, picture and music player". It's essentially a 500GB external hard disk drive with a simplistic menu, built-in audio/video codecs and a remote control.

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    Buffalo LinkStation Live 500GB review

    Buffalo LinkStation Live 500GB review

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    The LinkStation Live delivers everything you could want in a NAS drive for the home, with single drive units available in a wide range of capacities from 250GB to 1TB. Combining stylish design with reassuringly rugged build quality, the smooth and quiet-running case plays host to a fast SATA hard drive, connected via a Gigabit Ethernet port.

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    LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini Home 500GB review

    LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini Home 500GB review

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    A slightly fiddly and time-consuming set-up procedure nevertheless gives way to a good set of features for sharing your files on a home network or across the internet

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    Kingston Media Reader review

    Kingston Media Reader review

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    Laptops for the most part often come with a card reader built in, but if you’re looking for something a little more versatile, this reader from Kingston supports 19 different types of card.

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    LaCie Little Disk review

    LaCie Little Disk review

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    Sporting a design by Sam Hecht, whose award-winning genius was able to come up with… a black oblong that looks almost exactly like one of those £5 laptop drive cases from eBay

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    Fujitsu HandyDrive III review

    Fujitsu HandyDrive III review

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    Chunkier than most rivals, and slower in file transfer tests (by a small margin), it's subtle, glossy surface makes it an executive-friendly unit

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    Apple Time Capsule 500GB review

    Apple Time Capsule 500GB review

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    We’re going to say this up front: buy one of these now. We don’t care if you’ve never backed up a byte of data, or already have an existing backup regime; Time Capsule’s transparent, zero-intervention, newbie-friendly system is the best we have ever used.

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    Seagate FreeAgent Go review

    Seagate FreeAgent Go review

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    An interesting design - it looks like a tiny wireless router, and sports a funky orange glow all along one side when plugged in.

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    Buffalo MiniStation 500GB review

    Buffalo MiniStation 500GB review

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    Thirteen years ago, new PCs came with bulky, heavy 500MB hard drives inside. They were state of the art, and you could install the likes of Doom II and Duke Nukem 3D many times over. In 2008, things have moved on substantially. And we are now faced with a portable, external 2.5-inch hard drive from Buffalo, which has a capacity of half a terabyte. That's 500GB, 1000 times more than the internal drives of 13 years past.

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