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The perfect gifts for data hogs

Some people horde data, and for one reason or another don't want to put it into the cloud. Here are the perfect gifts for people who handle terabytes of data.
Seagate Barracuda Pro and IronWolf 12TB hard drives
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Seagate Barracuda Pro and IronWolf 12TB hard drives

For those looking to add a lot of storage to a desktop PC, or who want to kit out a NAS drive with high-performance, hard-wearing drives, look no further than Seagate's 12TB Barracuda Pro and IronWolf drives.

I've put hundreds of terabytes of data through these drives over many months and have been more than satisfied by both their performance and reliability.

Highly recommended for anyone who is feeling a storage squeeze.

Promise Apollo Cloud 2 Duo 8TB
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Promise Apollo Cloud 2 Duo 8TB

Apollo Cloud is a powerful personal cloud storage device giving you access to all of your content from anywhere using the Apollo Cloud App.

  • Apollo Cloud 2 Duo features a fast Dual-Core processor.
  • Configurable as RAID 0 (Striped) or RAID 1 (Mirrored).
  • Apollo Cloud and Apollo Cloud 2 Duo support mirroring and backup over the internet.
  • A USB 3.0 port for auto backup, transfer and restore.

Price: From $449 | More information

Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT
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Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT

Kingston's DataTraveler Ultimate GT is available in 1TB and 2TB capacities, making it ideal for those shooting 4K or 8K RAW video footage or storing large file libraries of movies, high-res images, music and more.

The 2TB model can store up to 70 hours of 4K footage.

DT Ultimate GT offers USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) speeds, faster than traditional external hard drives.

  • 1TB or 2TB capacity to store large files
  • Scorching read/write speeds
  • Pocket-sized with protective zinc alloy metal casing

Price: From $921 | More information

HighPoint RocketStor 6314A - 4-Bay Thunderbolt 2 Hardware RAID Tower Enclosure
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HighPoint RocketStor 6314A - 4-Bay Thunderbolt 2 Hardware RAID Tower Enclosure

  • Dual Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • Industry proven Hardware RAID Solution allows storage to work independently from system resources to ensure uncompromised transfer performance and stability
  • 4x Hot-swappable HDD / SSD Drive Bays
  • Up to Four 8TB SAS/SATA HDDs and SSDs, up to 32TB Storage Capacity
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 & JBOD
  • DV Mode technology delivers highly stable, maximized transfer performance for Editing or Streaming 4K or HD video applications
  • Dual Thunderbolt Ports for Daisy Chaining up to 6 RocketStor RAID Enclosure or Thunderbolt devices
  • User Friendly RAID Management Suite
  • Windows and Mac Compatible

Price: $679.99 | More information

NewerTech miniStack MAX
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NewerTech miniStack MAX

The NewerTech miniStack MAX puts the diverse functionality of a high-capacity hard drive, Blu-ray/CD/DVD optical drive, SD card reader and USB powered hub into a single elegant aluminum finish enclosure.

Storage options from 0TB (add your own drive) up to 6TB.

Price: $179.75 | More information

WD My Passport Pro Wireless
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WD My Passport Pro Wireless

My Passport Wireless Pro gives photographers and videographers up to 4TB of portable storage to easily offload, edit and stream photos or high-definition videos in the field. Designed to work seamlessly with mobile devices, and an SD card reader built-in, you get an all-in-one drive to streamline your workflow.

If features built with 802.11ac technology, SD 3.0 card reader, and a 10-hour battery life.

Price: From $150 | More information

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual
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OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual

The next generation Mercury Elite Pro Dual with Thunderbolt 2 technology is the perfect RAID solution for creative workflows, project archives, and system backups. Inside are two drives, easily configured in RAID 0, 1, span, or independent mode.

From 2TB to 24TB of storage

Price: $397.75 | More information

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