External hard drives are a necessity these days. It allows you to store your photos, videos, and downloaded files so that you can save space from your computer’s drive and easily move it or access it between any devices.
However, with regards to backing up your files, you must pick one that is reliable so that you wont loose your precious files due to failure of such storage devices.
Here are some of the best deals for external hard drives picked from top choices of respectable hard drive brands. These are the recommended brands, and these are the latest releases of their product lineup.
WD My Passport 2017
The WD My Passport 2017 is a new iteration of the My Passport portable hard drive lineup from Western Digital. I have been using an older release of My Passport and never had a problem with it ever since up to this day. Files are still intact. I also had my fair share of accidentally dropping the external hard drive and power failures, but luckily I haven’t lose my files due to those circumstances.
I have 4 of it honestly, I have one used as a Nintendo Wii U storage expansion, another one used as a Playstation 4 storage expansion as well, and two used as storage for my movie and game downloads for PC. I am also using it to back up photos and videos from my camera, and of course to move files between my MacOS laptop and Windows desktop. I got 2 of it because the 1TB soon became full.
The 2017 My Passport has a redesigned new look.
There are quite a wide array of colors to choose for the My Passport. If I had to buy another external hard drive, it will still be WD My Passport.
There is another variant of the My Passport, which is called the My Passport Ultra. It is a little bit expensive than the non-Ultra My Passport but I cannot seem to differentiate the two. The specs are the same except only for the colors and the “Social” feature on the Ultra.
There is an ongoing promotion for the My Passport. Aside from the free pouch, you will get a free WD Kroll OnTrack (data recovery), and free P100 GC. There is a 3-year warranty for WD My Passport product as well. Available in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB.
Transcend 1TB StoreJet M3
If you prefer a rugged portable hard drive then the Transcend StoreJet M3 is the perfect choice. It is equipped with advanced three-stage shock protection system. It has durable anti-shock rubber outer case that protects it from bumps and drops, an advanced internal hard drive suspension system that even protects its internals from shocks, and lastly a Quick Reconnect Button that safely caters the “removed hard drive” without unplugging and reinsertion.
This portable hard drive comes with different color variants and a 3-year warranty.
Toshiba Canvio Ready 1TB Portable
If you want a cheap but reliable hard drive, then this Toshiba Canvio Ready 1TB Portable Hard drive. It is cheaper than the two above, simpler aesthetics and just a bare external hard drive. It also comes with a 3-year warranty.
You can buy any of these portable hard drives online with free shipping and cash-on-delivery basis.