Top rated storage: January 2012

These are the top rated storage products we've tested in the last year.

These are the top rated storage products we've tested in the last year.

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m4 CT256M4SSD2 256GB
4.50

1. Crucial m4 CT256M4SSD2 256GB solid state drive

Crucial's m4 256GB solid state drive is a little gem. It can supply very fast read and write transfer rates, and it will noticeably boost the performance of a laptop or desktop PC when it's used as a system drive. ...
Review Date: 13th Aug., 2011
RRP: $ 450.00
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TS-412 TurboNAS
4.25

2. QNAP TS-412 TurboNAS device

The QNAP TS-412 TurboNAS is a 4-bay network storage device with a stack of useful features. Not only can it be used as a storage and backup point for your data, it can also stream multimedia files locally and remotely. ...
Review Date: 12th April, 2011
RRP: $ 549.00
Deskstar 7K1000.D
4.00

3. Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D hard drive

Hitachi's latest traditional platter-based hard drive is a good product: it cuts power over the previous model, runs quietly and without excessive heat, and has generally pleasing performance figures.
Review Date: 23rd Jan., 2012
RRP: $ 129.00
Momentus XT 750GB
4.00

4. Seagate Momentus XT 750GB hybrid hard drive

Seagate’s latest iteraton of its hybrid hard drive combines 8GB of super-fast flash memory with a traditional spinning hard drive, allowing excellent read speeds for commonly accessed hard drive data like boot files. It’s only a small amount more expensive ...
Review Date: 27th Jan., 2012
RRP: $ 329.00
My Book Studio 3TB
4.00

5. Western Digital My Book Studio 3TB external hard drive

Western Digital's My Book Studio 3TB offers massive storage and fast transfer speeds to older-generation Macs using FireWire, and USB 2.0 is also included. We're waiting for a Thunderbolt update for Western Digital's range of Mac-friendly external hard drives, but ...
Review Date: 29th July, 2011
RRP: $ 299.99
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G-Drive Mini
3.75

6. Hitachi G-Drive Mini external hard drive

Hitachi's G-Drive Mini is aimed at users who need a portable drive but don't want to sacrifice performance. Inside is a reasonably speedy 7200RPM 500GB drive: not as quick as an SSD, but faster than the majority of external drives ...
Review Date: 6th Feb., 2012
RRP: $ 169.95
My Book Live network storage device
3.75

7. WD 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 ...
Review Date: 28th Nov., 2011
RRP: $ 169.00
TurboNAS TS-219+
3.75

8. QNAP TurboNAS TS-219+ 2-bay NAS device

The QNAP TurboNAS TS-219+ has plenty of features that are suitable both for small business and home users. It's relatively easy to set up and use and it can accommodate 3TB hard drives.
Review Date: 2nd May, 2011
RRP: $ 449.00
LinkStation Pro Duo
3.75

9. Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo NAS drive (4TB)

Buffalo's LinkStation Pro Duo NAS device houses two drives for up to 4TB of storage. It can be set to run in RAID 0 or 1 modes and, coupled with its Gigabit Ethernet interface, this means it will be quick ...
Review Date: 11th Feb., 2011
RRP: $ 699.00
eGo Portable 500GB USB 3.0
3.25

10. Iomega eGo Portable 500GB USB 3.0 hard drive

The Iomega eGo is a portable USB 3.0 hard drive with a 500GB capacity. It looks good and it ships with encryption software, which means your data can be protected in the event that your drive is lost or stolen. ...
Review Date: 8th March, 2011
RRP: $ 108.00
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