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TweakTown Best of Consumer Storage for 2013 - External HDDs/SSDs


By: | Editorials in Storage | Posted: Nov 30, 2013 2:12 pm

External HDDs/SSDs - Top 5

 

Angelbird SSD2Go

 

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The Angelbird SSD2Go is a once in a lifetime product, machined out of high grade aluminium and anodized to the color of your choice. Internally, only the highest quality components are used including the SF2281 FSP and high-grade MLC NAND. Performance of this unit reaches into the highest tier of USB 3.0, there you will find 425 MB/s reads and 300 MB/s+ writes.

 

LaCie P9223 Slim

 

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The LaCie P9223 Slim is collaboration between Porsche Design and LaCie. What this gets you is an extremely good looking unit with tons of reliable performance. In our testing, we were able to top 400 MB/s in reads accompanied by 200 MB/s writes.

 

Akitio Neutrino Thunderbolt

 

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The Akitio Neutrino Thunderbolt was one of the very first Thunderbolt devices we laid our hands on. From the get-go, we loved this compact storage solution. Internally, the Akitio houses the Intel 330 SSD, giving users the very best in terms of high grade NAND. Performance of this unit was astounding for a single drive solution touching 450 MB/s read and 300 MB/s write.

 

ADATA DashDrive HV620

 

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The HV620 from ADATA goes on the list just for its sheer capacity in a small form factor. Coming in at 2TB, this drive should be able to house several PC/Mac backups without issue.

 

Seagate Slim Portable

 

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The final spot goes to the Seagate Slim Portable. This ultra-portable storage solution features a sleek aluminum exterior along with bundled Dashboard software making scheduled backup's simple to setup and easy to use.

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