Holiday gift guide: best external hard drives

The best hard drives and thumb drives from Hitachi, Seagate, Western Digital and LaCie

The holiday season is a perfect time to get your media library in order (after all, there are only so many digital photos and movies that your PC can store). If you'd like to make backups of all your data - or simply require a storage device for all your media - the following products will not disappoint. These are some of the best external hard drives on the market from trusted brands including Hitachi, Western Digital and Seagate.

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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 be backing up. For home users who want to back up their notebook (or desktop computer) wirelessly, the Clickfree Wireless Backup is perfect. It's even great for users who aren't tech-savvy.

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  • 24th Nov., 2010
  • Elias Plastiras
  • Clickfree
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  • Pros:
  • Easy to use, no messy setup, can backup iTunes libraries from Apple gadgets, perfect backup solution for notebooks
  • Cons:
  • 500GB may not be enough space for power users (so go for the 1TB version instead)

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