Best external hard drives for back to school

Amp up your laptop or PC's hard drive space with an external disk

If you've got an older PC or laptop and need some more storage space for school -- for some movies or music, or if you've just bought a new digital camera or camcorder for class -- an easy way to fix this is to buy an external hard drive. We've listed a couple of reliable models for a variety of machines.

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Western Digital My Book Live network storage device

The WD My Book Live is more than a typical network storage device; it can also be used to share your locally-stored files through the Internet. Anything stored on the drive can be accessed remotely from other computers, or even from a smartphone, and the best part is that you don't need to know anything about how it all works to make it all work.

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  • 28th Nov., 2011
  • Elias Plastiras
  • Western Digital
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  • Pros:
  • Simple remote file access
  • Easy to install and use
  • Cons:
  • iPhone app could be better
  • No USB port
  • Android app didn't work on our phone

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