Four large capacity external USB hard drives for back up from PC Magazine
Featured in this Roundup:
Buffalo MiniStation 320GB TurboUSB ($190 street)
The Buffalo drive is rugged like its namesake, and just as versatile in its use. It is speedy and capacious. It’s got an innovative wrap-around USB cable that will help you from misplacing it.
Fujitsu RE25U300J External 300GB Hard Drive ($230 direct)
The Fujitsu 300GB drive comes with a USB cable you can’t lose: It’s permanently connected to the drive. It gets the job done and comes recommended (with a couple of reservations).
Toshiba HDDR320E03X ($199.99 list)
The sleek Toshiba would look good next to your design-conscious computer like the Dell XPS One or Apple MacBook Air. It comes with backup software that works on both Macs and Windows, so look at this one if you’re still rolling with XP or Mac OS X Tiger.
Western Digital My Passport Elite (WDML3200) ($199 direct)
This Editors’ Choice pocketable drive gives you a few more features than your standard commodity 320GB hard drive. It comes with several innovations that echo what we’ve seen before on other My Book drives.