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Verbatim and Microban Team Up for Antimicrobial USB Drives

USB sticks that stop bacteria growing and microbes reproducing all by themselves.

By Matthew Humphries

The Best PCI Express NVMe Solid State Drives (SSDs) for 2021

Solid-state drives that adhere to the NVMe protocol are the fastest internal storage drives you can buy today for building a PC or upgrading certain laptops. Here's how to shop for one with confidence, along with our top NVMe SSD picks from our deep-dive reviews.

By John Burek

The Best Cheap SSDs for 2021

Still booting from a hard drive? These budget-minded solid-state drives will give your poky PC a big speed boost. We've tested dozens; these are the best.

By John Burek  & Chris Stobing

The Best M.2 Solid-State Drives for 2021

Solid-state drives have been shrinking, thanks to the "gumstick" M.2 format—and, in some cases, they're getting a lot faster. Here's all you need to know to buy the right M.2 SSD, along with deep-dive reviews of the top drives you can buy today.

By John Burek

The Best Internal SSDs for 2021

Still got a spinning-platter hard drive inside your desktop or laptop? It's time you joined the flash generation. Here's everything you need to know to buy the right internal solid-state drive, plus our top picks across M.2 and 2.5-inch drives.

By Chris Stobing  & Tony Hoffman

Synology Warns NAS Owners of Botnet-Creating StealthWorker Malware

Synology issues a security advisory regarding the StealthWorker malware family's attempts to enlist NAS devices into a botnet.

By Nathaniel Mott

The Best External SSDs for 2021

Dump your poky portable hard drive! External solid-state drives are faster and more affordable than ever. Check out our top-rated SSDs, along with detailed advice on how to shop for the best one for you.

By Chris Stobing  & Tony Hoffman

Seagate FireCuda Gaming Hub Review

4.0

It could use more ports, and platter drives have only so much speed upside, but Seagate's FireCuda Gaming Hub excels at backing up and storing all the games you could ever hope to own.

By Tony Hoffman

Buffalo SSD-PUT Portable SSD Review

4.0

Buffalo's innovative SSD-PUT offers solid-state speed and capacity in the body of a typical USB thumb drive. It's good for general use, though its test scores show it better suited for file transfer and storage than program loading.

By Tony Hoffman

Buffalo SSD-PG Portable SSD Review

3.0

Buffalo's SSD-PG Portable SSD can replace a spinning hard drive for grab-and-go storage and is impervious to tumbles. Don't expect it to challenge the latest external SSDs with PCI Express-based guts, though, on speed.

By Tony Hoffman

The Best NAS (Network Attached Storage) Devices for 2021

Network attached storage is the most versatile storage, but that's just one of the many benefits of buying a NAS device. We've tested the top connected drives to tell you which one will work best for your home or small business.

By John Burek

QNAP TS-230 Review

4.0

The QNAP TS-230 is a reasonably priced two-bay NAS that's simple to install and offers a nice catalog of apps, making it a good choice for first-time users.

By John R. Delaney

Asustor Drivestor 2 Pro AS3302T Review

4.0

The Asustor Drivestor 2 Pro is a two-bay NAS that offers solid performance with multi-gig Ethernet and a nice selection of apps, making it a good personal cloud server and backup solution.

By John R. Delaney

What to Do When Your External Hard Drive Won't Show Up

External hard drives back up your most important files, but what happens when they malfunction? Here's what to do if your device is not detected in Windows and Mac.

By Whitson Gordon

Google Drive Adds Ability to Block Other Users

Some users are abusing Drive's sharing tools in order to harass other people.

By Matthew Humphries

TeamGroup T-Force Delta Max White RGB SSD Review

3.5

As a SATA drive, TeamGroup's Delta Max White won't set any speed records, but it will add 1TB of storage and some nifty RGB lighting to your rig.

By Tony Hoffman

TeamGroup T-Force Cardea A440 Review

3.5

Though costly, the TeamGroup T-Force Cardea A440 is a zippy PCIe 4.0 SSD that comes with two heat-dissipation solutions. It offers typical durability for a TLC drive.

By Tony Hoffman

The Best USB Flash Drives for 2021

Share your files with your colleagues, bring them on a plane, or even take them underwater with these top USB flash drives, the perfect way to store and back up presentations, photos, and more.

By Chris Stobing  & Jerry Jackson

Researchers Share Another Zero-Day in Some Western Digital NAS Products

Researchers say a vulnerability in MyCloud OS 3 leaves many Western Digital products at risk of attack.

By Nathaniel Mott

Mushkin Gamma Review

4.0

With the Gamma, Mushkin steps away from its budget-drive roots to deliver a highly capable, high-performance PCI Express 4.0 M.2 SSD—albeit without frills in the blister pack.

By Tony Hoffman