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LaCie Porsche Design P9230 USB 3.0 External Drive

• $109.99 (1 TB) or $149.99 (2 TB)

Sometimes we have to rub our eyes when we realize how affordable storage costs these days ("Back in the ooo-olden days, 2MB hard drives were made with clay tablets, cost $6399.99, and break apart after every rewrite!"). You can certainly purchase USB external drives for less than these Porsche Design external models, but we've always had great fortune with the longevity and durability of LaCie models (as a former art director, we had money riding on it). The USB 3.0 is capable of transferring at a 100MB/second rate, living up to the Porsche moniker. And as always, LaCie spends a little more on the details and design, this design a minimalist modern block of alloy that looks like it could be made of adamantium, which should look great if you're the type who likes keeping drives out on their desk.