This Western Digital hard drive has a slim design to maximize portability. Another popular application of portable storage is for keeping critical backups of your data held on a PC or laptop. On your phone, in the cloud, across organizations. In addition to storing large media collections, these drives can also serve as inexpensive repositories for backups of your computer’s hard drive that you schedule using either the software that came with the drive or a third-party backup utility. A bunch of the portable hard drives that we tested in , including our top picks, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim front left , and the Seagate Backup Plus Portable front right.

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External Hard Drives For Mac. Lets portable hard disk take your data on the go. Thanks to the solid state drive that resides in this external hard drive, it’s a lot faster than external drives that use traditional spinning hard drives disj so you’re getting great transfer speeds as well as rugged protection.

View at Amazon Marketplace. If you were to accidentally drop a portable hard disk SSD drive in water, then as long as the port covers are firmly closed, it will work fine to use it after it has been fully dried.

It does pave the way for customers to move staggering amount of data around without being tethered. But this approach is the best we have for now.

visk Some floppy disk drives work exclusively with either Mac or Windows. Most are sold without drives included, so you can install any 3. It has a percent reported failure rate. There are two ways to ensure the data is unreadable by other users. Portable hard disk 2 x 2. There are a multitude of styles to sift through and each product has its unique differences.


It comes in a range of sizes up to 8TB and it beats the competition when it comes to read and write speeds portable hard disk well. Also, because of the limited information available in some reviews, it can be hard to differentiate between hardware failures and software issues or diks errors portable hard disk could cause problems with a drive.

Portable Storage

Portablr collection of spinning drives configured with a RAID level designed for faster access can approximate the speeds of an SSD, while you should consider a drive with support for RAID levels 1, 5, or 10 if you’re storing really important data that you can’t afford to lose.

Please provide a valid price range. Finally, we timed how long it took each external hard drive to back up portable hard disk Seagate Backup Plus Vs. Seagate includes handy backup software, too. Put your mind at ease with up to 4TB space on Portable hard disk portable hard drives. The Seagate 8TB Innov8 range is worth a mention. Western Digital My Book Review.

External Hard Drives

The difference between this and the hard drive in your computer is that it is attached on the outside. Western Digital My Book. The competition Footnotes Sources Why you should trust us Wirecutter has researched and recommended hard drives since earlyand portable hard disk PC team has over eight years of portable hard disk experience testing hard drives and solid-state drives.


Even though portable hard drives are generally slower than their desktop brethren, speed is still important.

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We also timed the file transfer of a Typically if you want a tiny, high-capacity drive you have to sacrifice performance, portable hard disk not with the Pkrtable Want to know more about how hard drives and SSDs compare? Including the trendy Ultra Slim, our backup hard drives protect your data on the go. Practically speaking, this means you can move gigabytes of data say, a portable hard disk feature-length film or a year’s worth of family photos to your external SSD in seconds rather than the minutes it would take with an external spinning drive.

FireWire is also a type of harrd designed for pure performance and power through a strong electrical charge.

For each portable hard drive, we ran HD Tune Pro, a benchmarking program that tests sequential transfer speeds portable hard disk random access time across the entire disk. We focused on 2 TB drives because of their balance of poratble and total cost.