The 100 Best Products of 2005

Storage and Backup

Acronis True Image 8
BACKUP SOFTWARE ($50) Sometimes, the easiest means of recovering from a hard-drive disaster may be to restore your system from an image--and True Image makes doing so a snap. Review | Latest Prices

CMS 80GB USB 2.0 ABSplus Notebook Backup System
PORTABLE HARD DRIVE ($399) This supercompact portable hard drive is easy to tote around for backups on the go. Integrated backup software and a built-in USB 2.0 connector seal the deal. Latest Prices

EMC Dantz Retrospect Professional 7
BACKUP SOFTWARE ($129) Cheaper backup options abound, but Retrospect gets our vote for its handy tools and inclusion of a network client. Review | Latest Prices

Maxtor H01R300 Shared Storage Drive
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Maxtor H01R300 Shared Storage Drive
NETWORK HARD DRIVE ($360) This slick-looking external drive adds 300GB of centralized storage to an existing home or office network. The device's Drag and Sort feature supports quick, general organization of your data. Review | Latest Prices

Plextor PX-716UF
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Plextor PX-716UF
REWRITABLE DVD DRIVE ($239) Top speed, sleek design, and a useful software bundle propel this external DVD burner onto our list. It connects to a computer via USB 2.0 or FireWire. This model--and the internal version, the $139 PX-716A--rank among the fastest DVD drives in their class. Review (PX-716A) | Latest Prices

Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5
BURNING SOFTWARE ($100) Roxio EMC's easy-to-navigate interface simplifies burning tasks. This update broadens the suite's scope by adding the full version of BackUp MyPC 6 Deluxe. Review | Latest Prices

Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 SATA NCQ
INTERNAL HARD DRIVE ($350) Seagate's Serial ATA drive gives you more than enough performance for desktop use. Its native command queuing adds to its smarts--and performance potential--in server applications. Review | Latest Prices

Seagate USB 2.0 Pocket Drive
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Seagate USB 2.0 Pocket Drive
PORTABLE HARD DRIVE ($140) Don't be put off by this drive's hockey-puck design. The device carries 5GB of data efficiently and safely, letting you carry loads of files on the go. Review | Latest Prices

Seagate USB/FireWire Hard Drive
EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE ($350) This 400GB hard drive is a breeze to install and use, and you can configure it in a multidrive stack. Latest Prices

Verbatim Store 'n' Go Pro
USB MEMORY KEY ($190) This 2GB flash drive speeds its way through data transfers. It includes security and file-synchronization software, too. Latest Prices

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