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  1. Western Digital Passport Portable review

    Western Digital Passport Portable review

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    Western Digital has a good brand name for external storage. We particularly liked its MyBook Pro desktop drives last year. Those drives came with loads of connection options, including speedy FireWire 800 and 400 ports in addition to USB.

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    Western Digital My Book (Essential Edition) review

    Western Digital My Book (Essential Edition) review

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    LaCie's Brick drive (shaped like a large Lego block) showed off theconcept of interlocking, stackable drives a year ago, and now harddrive pioneer Western Digital is getting in on the act with its My Book concept.

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    Western Digital Media Center 250GB review

    Western Digital Media Center 250GB review

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    Building slots for memory cards into a hard drive makes a lot of sense. You can use the single FireWire or USB link to copy your images to iPhoto and make copies on your external hard drive, all at the same time

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    Miglia Dual Disk 500GB review

    Miglia Dual Disk 500GB review

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    For some people, Miglia is the Bang & Olufsen of storage. The company's range of cases and Dual Disk products offers the ultimate in speed and design. The Dual Disk harnesses two 3.5-inch hard drives in a RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration

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    LaCie Big Disk Extreme 500GB review

    LaCie Big Disk Extreme 500GB review

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    Should LaCie ever decide to exit the storage market, the company would surely have a bright future in the armaments industry. The LaCie BigDisk Extreme is built like the proverbial tank

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    Iomega 250GB hard drive review

    Iomega 250GB hard drive review

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    Perhaps not quite as pretty a product as we've come to expect from Iomega, the new triple interface 250GB external hard drive is a very capable performer. The casing will appeal to some people, but it's rather boxy

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    LaCie P2 40GB review

    LaCie P2 40GB review

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    Sparrow's second rule of computing is: "Whatever size of hard drive you buy... it will never be big enough." Now,that's fine and not really a huge problem if you're talking about a desktop computer. You can easily upgrade a desktop hard drive in minutes

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    Western Digital My Book Pro Edition II 1TB review

    Western Digital My Book Pro Edition II 1TB review

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    This is not a breakthrough capacity hard drive; it's an external storage device offering two smaller drives you can configure in mirrored or striped modes, appearing as a monstrous 931GB drive once it has been formatted.

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    LaCie Skwarim Drive review

    LaCie Skwarim Drive review

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    If you're anything like us, you already carry around some sort of storage device with you at all times, either as a flash drive or a portable hard drive. So why not carry something with a little bit of pizzazz to it?

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    LaCie SAFE Biometric Hard Drive 500GB review

    LaCie SAFE Biometric Hard Drive 500GB review

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    Biometric access is a natural fit for an external drive, which is probably the easiest type of storage to steal unless it's locked down. This desktop SAFE drive is a biometric drive that will give up to five users fingerprint access to its data.

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    Evesham External 2.5in HDD 100GB review

    Evesham External 2.5in HDD 100GB review

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    Whenever a need to back up data arises, you can plug an external drive such as this into a spare USB port, and move your data quickly.

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    Western Digital My Book Pro Edition II 1TB review

    Western Digital My Book Pro Edition II 1TB review

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    This is not a breakthrough capacity hard drive; it's an external storage device offering two smaller drives you can configure in mirrored or striped modes. By default the product ships in RAID 0, appearing as a monstrous 931GB drive once formatted

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    MediaMan HVX-3500 review

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    The MediaMan's key feature is that it's a hard drive in a box that can play illegally downloaded video files. (Well, it doesn't support DRM'd downloads from the iTunes or Windows media stores...

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    Iomega Silver Portable 80GB review

    Iomega Silver Portable 80GB review

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    The Zip drive may have made the company famous, but Iomega's long-standing reputation for innovative storage technologies would have faltered long ago if it hadn't evolved to deliver modern solutions at a price users could easily afford

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    Iomega REV 70GB ATAPI review

    Iomega REV 70GB ATAPI review

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    There are times when you'll need a professional backup storage solution, such as archiving company accounts and data, but what should you choose if you're looking for reliable, convenient and affordable backup?

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    Iomega 70GB REV review

    Iomega 70GB REV review

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    One ill-placed knock to your hard disk and you could see your precious backups scattered to the wind. With this storage system, Iomega seems pretty dedicated to helping you avoid finding yourself in such an unfortunate position...

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    ATMT HD160 review

    ATMT HD160 review

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    Sometimes we're rather quick to dismiss gadgets which, outwardly, are a little on the cheap or tacky side. This tiny hard drive, gave us instant feelings of paternal joy that cut straight through that thick film of hard-won journalistic cynicism.

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    ATMT HD160 20GB review

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    Sometimes we're rather quick to dismiss gadgets which, outwardly, are a little on the cheap or tacky side. This tiny hard drive, though, gave us instant feelings of paternal joy that cut straight through that thick film of hard-won journalistic cynicism

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    Sony AW-G170A review

    Sony AW-G170A review

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    You only need look at the latest versions of Nero and Creator to see that burning data to discs has been largely eclipsed by shuffling media onto different platforms directly, backing up across networks or using USB sticks

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    WD Passport II review

    WD Passport II review

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    The average laptop comes with a hard drive in excess of 60GB, which is more than enough for the average user's needs. However, it's worthwhile investing in a back-up drive, so you'll always have a copy of your files safely stored at home.

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    Hitachi Deskstar T7K500 review

    Hitachi Deskstar T7K500 review

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    Hitachi has built a strong name for itself for manufacturing quality hard drives that offer leading performance while being reliable at the same time

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    Western Digital My Book Pro 500GB review

    Western Digital My Book Pro 500GB review

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    This My Book Pro is the biggest of two being issued by Western Digital (the 250GB version retails for £126). It's a high-end model at the top of the My Book range (running up from Essential through Premium to Pro), and delivers exceptional quality

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    OneTouch III Mini Edition review

    OneTouch III Mini Edition review

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    Although the retail price is close to £150, we found reputable etailersstocking this 100GB, 2.5-inch USB 2.0 drive for just over the hundred-clam mark.

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    Western Digital My Book Professional Edition review

    Western Digital My Book Professional Edition review

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    External hard disk storage now needs to look as good in a living roomas it does under a desk. To this end, Western Digital has produced the My Book series - a range of attractive, quiet and large capacity external drives

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