External hard drives are almost a commodity these days. They're cheap, come in multiple sizes, and they're pretty easy to find. Still, some are better than others: They're more reliable, more portable, have more connectivity options, and so on. This week we're looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.
Earlier in the week,we asked you to tell us which external hard drives you thought were the best. That is, off-the-shelf, consumer-oriented drives. We've covered the best external drive enclosures before, and we've talked about the best NAS enclosures as well. This time we wanted to cover the best simple, out of the box external drives. You offered up your nominations, and now we're back to highlight the top five.