External Hard Drives are very much essential when you have to travel long places without a highly configured computer. These days, people download movies, software, music and dump them into their computer's hard drive. As they prefer to download a high quality stuffs, they fortunately use a high volume on their hard drive. When days passes, their operating system will alert them for low disk space. Some people manage by deleting the old stuffs but in some case, there comes a need to buy an external hard drive.

When you look for a new external hard drive to buy, you will fortunately look for the size and price of the hard drive but there are some other things which is also to be considered before you buy an external hard drive. Some of them are, performance, features and design. Overall, it is much required to see for features and performance. Also, we must buy a best and high quality external hard drive which comes around our budget.

Cloud services can provide you an option to store files in web space but the limitation is, whenever you need to access files stored on your cloud, you need an internet connection. But, if you are using a portable external hard drive, you can carry anywhere and have access to your files without even have to connect to the internet. This is the main reason for people to prefer external hard drive than cloud storage.

#1 Western Digital My Passport Essential SE

My Passport Essential from Western Digital is a best choice for having a best quality. It fits in your palm of your hand so that it is more handy and portable. The drive can be protected by a password and the data can be encrypted at 256 bit hardware based encryption. My Passport Essential takes automatic and continuous backup. Customers provide a good review and also, it is available at an affordable price.

My Passport Essential External Hard Drive

#2 Transcend StoreJet 25M3

As far we know, Transcend has a good name in manufacturing memory devices. Random Access Memory, Pen drive, memory cards are the popular memory devices where they are pioneer in. They also make a high speed external hard drive that satisfies the customer needs. Transcend StoreJet 25M3 provides a high speed USB 3.0 support thereby transferring files at great speed. It has a rubber cover which acts as a shock resistant at the surface of the hard drive. It weighs 7.2 ounces and can transfer files at the speed of 512 Mb/s.

Transcend StoreJet 25M3 Portable external hard drive

#3 Seagate Expansion

Seagate is considered to be the reliable storage device right from the internal hard disks. They know better about storage devices as their internal hard disk is more popular. Seagate also offers USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 support to transfer files at an high speed. It provides an easy way to transfer files to your external hard drive. Just drag and drop files to the Seagate Expansion hard drive, you may just transfer files easily.

Seagate External Hard drive

#4 Hitachi Touro mobile Pro

Hitachi Touro mobile Pro is the fastest of all External hard drive. It support both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. In USB 2.0, it can transfer data at the speed of 480 Mb/s whereas when you use USB 3.0, the transfer occurs at a great speed of about 5Gb/s. The cost of the hard disk is little bit higher when compared to other external hard drive but it facilitates greater efficiency and portability. It offers an option for cloud storage too. If you are in India, you can get this for Rs. 4,400.

Hitachi External Hard drive

#5 Iomega eGo Portable Hard drive SuperSpeed

Iomega offers safe storage with 256 bit hardware encryption of data.  It is available in 1.5 TB, 1 TB and 500 GB. A 1 TB external hard drive can hold around 4 million photos in it. If you are a music lover, then you can store 18,500 hours of music in it. Or, if you love movies and video stuffs, then you can store 1,500 hours of video.

Iomega External Hard Drive

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