Top rated storage: August 2011


These are the top rated storage products we've reviewed in the year leading up to August 2011.

m4 CT256M4SSD2 256GB

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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FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable Drive

2. Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable Drive (1.5TB)

The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable Drive is a fantastically versatile storage system. It allows an investment in compact and portable hard drives up to huge capacities, that can then be easily connected to any computer with a USB 2.0, USB ...
Review Date: 13th Jan., 2011
RRP: $ 279.00
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TS-412 TurboNAS

3. 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
My Book Studio 3TB

4. 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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Touro Mobile Pro Portable Drive (500GB)

5. Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro Portable Drive (500GB)

Hitachi's Touro Mobile Pro Portable Drive is a fast 500GB external drive with a 7200rpm spin speed and a USB 3.0 interface. It ships with easy-to-use back up software, which is well suited to anyone who knows they should back ...
Review Date: 6th June, 2011
RRP: $ 94.50
IronKey Personal S200 Flash Drive

6. IronKey Personal S200 Flash Drive

The IronKey Personal S200 is possibly the slickest combination of software- and hardware-based security in the flash drive market. A stylish and exceptionally well-conceived security product.
Review Date: 13th Dec., 2010
RRP: $ 168.85

7. ioSafe SoloPro disaster-proof external hard drive (1TB)

If you live in an area that's prone to bush fires or flash flooding, the Iosafe Pro will provide peace of mind. USB 3.0 connectivity is a nice bonus.
Review Date: 7th Dec., 2010
RRP: $ 475.00
Wireless Backup (500GB)

8. Clickfree Wireless Backup (500GB)

The Clickfree Wireless Backup is a set-and-forget backup solution for laptops. We didn't have any problems setting it up -- it worked just as promised. You can schedule backups to your liking and also select which files the software should ...
Review Date: 24th Nov., 2010
RRP: $ 199.00
My Passport Essential SE

9. Western Digital My Passport Essential SE USB 3.0 external hard drive

The Western Digital My Passport Essential SE is a fast and compact high-capacity hard drive that ticks all the right boxes. If your PC is USB 3.0-ready, you will not be disappointed.
Review Date: 3rd Nov., 2010
RRP: $ 239.00
FreeAgent GoFlex Desk (3TB)

10. Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk (3TB) external hard drive

The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk is a great option for anyone requiring lots of storage space.
Review Date: 19th Oct., 2010
RRP: $ 399.00

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