Computers are great because you can keep all of your stuff—like, ALL of it—on them. But computers suck, because they run out of room due to holding all of your stuff. Sometimes, they even break down, which means all of that stuff it was keeping gets lost. So you’ll want to have an external hard drive that can hold more stuff than your computer can, and maybe even back some of that stuff up, if that’s what you’re into.
I spent about 16 hours researching and writing about the Buffalo DriveStation DDR External Desktop Hard Drive for The Wirecutter. It costs a little bit more than other USB 3.0 drives, but for that extra scratch, you get a piece of hardware that’s 100% faster than any other USB 3.0 hard drive on the market. That’s a good thing.