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Latest External hard drives

LaCie ThunderBolt Series 120GB
LaCie ThunderBolt Series 120GB review
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Impressive speed from both connections, but the rugged construction, high price and low capacity give it niche appeal

162 inc VAT
Buffalo Technology MiniStation Thunderbolt
Buffalo Technology MiniStation Thunderbolt review
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Thunderbolt seems overkill for a 5,400RPM disk, although it may find a niche with Apple fans

198 inc VAT
Elgato Thunderbolt SSD
Elgato Thunderbolt SSD review
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Incredible performance if you need the absolute best external hard disk, but you don't get a lot of capacity

250 inc VAT
Western Digital My Book Studio 3TB
Western Digital My Book Studio 3TB review
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Plenty of storage, but the old USB interface is slow and cheaper USB3 disks are available

162 inc VAT
Western Digital My Passport USB3 2TB
Western Digital My Passport USB3 2TB review
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A lot of storage in your pocket for a very reasonable price, plus it's pretty quick, too

153 inc VAT
Western Digital My Book Essential USB3 1TB
Western Digital My Book Essential USB3 1TB review
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Strong performance and a useful software suite, but you can find faster for the same price

66 inc VAT
Toshiba Stor.E Essential USB3 500GB
Toshiba Stor.E Essential USB3 500GB review
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It's very slow and there are faster disks available for the same amount of money

57 inc VAT
Verbatim Executive Portable Hard Drive 500GB
Verbatim Executive Portable Hard Drive 500GB review
External hard drives

Encryption will be useful for some, but it’s an unnecessary expense for most

79 inc VAT
Verbatim Store n Go USB 3.0 Portable 500GB
Verbatim Store 'n' Go USB 3.0 Portable 500GB review
External hard drives

Small, cheap and with a comprehensive backup application, this is great portable storage

56 inc VAT
Toshiba Stor.E Steel S USB3 500GB
Toshiba Stor.E Steel S USB3 500GB review
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It’s gorgeous, but looks aren’t everything – there are cheaper and faster alternatives

84 inc VAT