Data Storage: 10 Portable Storage Drives That Won`t Bust Your Budget

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2011-05-12 Print this article Print
Buffalo MiniStation Metro 1TB USB 2.0 ($99.99)

Buffalo MiniStation Metro 1TB USB 2.0 ($99.99)

Included is TurboPC, a utility designed to enhance PC performance for up to 70 percent faster file transfers, and Buffalo Backup software to back up and protect your important files and documents.
As the volume of data used in business increases, it's important to make sure your company has enough storage space to handle the amount of media and business-related data you need to keep. On top of standard files, video, music and multimedia presentations can take up a lot of room very quickly. Adding to that is the growing need to manage a mobile workforce and the pressure to keep your IT budget low—not to mention the need to keep sensitive documents secure. That goes further than simple data protection in some cases. Buffalo Techologies' MiniStation Metro is equipped with Buffalo's shock-resistant BumperBody, surrounding the hard drive with shock absorbers, protecting it from damage when small drops and shocks occur. Thankfully, the market for affordable portable storage drives is larger than ever, with major vendors like Seagate, Western Digital, Toshiba, Buffalo Technologies and others offering a cornucopia of different storage sizes and other features. As the capacity for portable hard drives has grown ever higher, so have design standards, ensuring that your storage is saved with style.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at Before joining, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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