Hard drives for your pocket

Portable hard drives, in all their pocket-size splendor, now pack in plenty of storage space. Capacities up to 500GB (plus a 1TB network-attached option) and a veritable candy store of colors make choosing a portable hard drive fun.

Toshiba USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive



Toshiba's Storage Device Division combines design and function in its bluntly named Toshiba USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive. This drive is not the slimmest you'll find, nor is it the most stylish. But it is one of only a handful I've ever used that consistently don't seem to need additional power from a second USB port.

This model has a slick, glossy, piano-black finish, with a swirling design imprinted into the surface. The colour of the swirl indicates the drive's capacity: 160GB (Gecko Green), 250GB (Hot Rod Red), 320GB (Carbon Grey), or 400GB (Electric Blue). Toshiba says the 6-ounce drive's durable design includes an internal shock sensor, plus technology to help mitigate the effects of normal wear and tear. Toshiba preloads NTI Shadow (for Windows) onto the drive for real-time file backup.

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