What Is The Best Desktop External Hard Drive Available

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In order to choose a good external hard disk, the consumer has to evaluate several factors. First, the hard drive must have a large capacity so as to store more files. Second, one must consider the speed of the hard drive. High RPM speeds ensure that the hard drive works faster and more efficiently. Third, one must determine the actual weight of the hard drive. Its portability, after all, is one of the main advantages of purchasing this device in the first place. Fourth,it must be flexible and it ought to be user friendly. Finally one must consider its purpose. Specific USB hard drives may slow down video editing and thus for this purpose the consumer will need to purchase one with fire wire connection functionality.

Western Digital ‘My Passport’

Several external hard drives have been manufactured over the years however, some have proven to be the most consumer friendly. When all factors are taken into account, the Western Digital ‘My Passport’ external hard drive is the best portable device the year 2017 has to offer. This device has an outstanding performance with transfer speed of 174 MB/s and write speed of 168 Its name stems from its light weight of only 8 ounces which is similar to that of a normal passport. thus its flexibility and portability has been greatly enhanced, while having a large amount of space and features that are expected from a 4tb external hard drive.

Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive

My Passport hard drive is only rivaled by the Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive which is quite fast and flexible with a capacity of up to 8TB. The only disadvantage of the Seagate Backup Plus is its high price at nearly $150, in comparison to the My Passport drive which is currently retailing at $60. The size of the Seagate Backup Plus is also a disadvantage as it is larger than the standard 3.5 mm internal hard drive.

Toshiba Canvio Basics 1 TB Portable Hard Drive

The Toshiba Canvio Basics 1 TB Portable Hard Drive (HDTB310XK3AA) is also quite affordable and portable. It has an internal shock sensor to keep files safe and is thus somewhat dependable. It is currently retailing at $50. The Toshiba Canvio Connect II 2TB Portable Hard Drive is another great option due to its fast speeds of 98 MB/s for small files and 108 MB/s for large files. It’s capacity goes up to 10 GBs which is quite huge.

Glyph Atom SSD

Finally, there is the Glyph Atom SSD portable device which reaches exceptional read speeds of up to 420MB/s and writing speeds of 270MB/s making it one of the fastest non-RAID external hard drives ever manufactured. It is compatible with both Microsoft and Mac computers and it includes cables that work on both old and new computers. It has a light, compact weight making it quite portable. The main reason why this device has not made it to the top of the chart is its retailing price which is higher than that of most portable devices. Despite its great features, the Glyph Atom SSD drive retails at nearly $400.

In conclusion, I easily recommend the Western Digital ‘My Passport’ hard drive. This portable device has amazing features and its affordability makes it very consumer friendly. My Passport device is thus the best choice for both business and personal use.