WD My­Book Stu­dio 4TB £150, $190

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WD’s popular My­Book has been given a style makeover with a sleek alu­minium en­clo­sure. It cer­tainly looks the part when stand­ing along­side a Mac­Book, plus the metal case will dis­si­pate heat bet­ter than a con­ven­tional plas­tic de­sign.

The Ap­ple theme con­tin­ues on the in­side, with Time Ma­chine backup com­pat­i­bil­ity and HFS+ drive for­mat­ting, though this can be changed to make the Stu­dio com­pat­i­ble with Win­dows ma­chines in­stead.

With a whop­ping four-ter­abyte ca­pac­ity, you can store thou­sands of D810 RAW files and hours of Full HD video, how­ever its trans­fer speeds trail the pack. Whether read­ing or writ­ing both images and video, USB 3.0 per­for­mance is at least 25 per cent slower than on all but the slug­gish Sea­gate drive.

A good look­ing, af­ford­able drive… but not the fastest op­tion

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