Group Test: Desktop storage

Anthony Caruana
15 February, 2013
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We all know how important it is to back up our data, but which hard drive does the better job for your needs? We take a look at four current models on the market to help you decide.

 

Seagate Backup Plus (4/5)

Seagate

PROS: Social media backup; performance; capacity

CONS: Not available after a restart

PRICE: $249

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WD My Book VelociRaptor Duo (4.5/5)

Western Digital

PROS: Performance; RAID reliability

CONS: Expensive

PRICE: $1249

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Buffalo DriveStation Velocity (3/5)

Buffalo

PROS: Three-year warranty

CONS: No Mac software; slow; formatted for PC

PRICE: $126

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LaCie d2 USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series (4.5/5)

LaCie

PROS: Fast; multiple interfaces

CONS: Can be a little noisy

PRICE: $379

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