External Hard drives are extraneous desires in technology, it has become very prior to any technology user, have you ever had to lose your files to a system crash and you suddenly feel empty? Well, the story could have been different; there are external hard drives to save you the heart ache of lost files no matter how large they are. If you are a media freak, there are hard drives compatible with your needs, ready to store your avalanche of movies and music collection in one portable device!
Here are some of the best external hard drives of 2017 in any order:
- Toshiba Canvio Connect II 2TB Portable Hard Drive
This top feature hard drive works excellently with Mac and Windows hardware.
- The Seagate backup plus – best used for desktop drive
It’s fast, affordable, compatible with mac and windows OS and offers a capacity of 2TB – 8TB. It comes with a software suite that allows for a smooth media, download and automatic back up use.
- Seagate Backup Plus 4TB
This sleek portable silver design hard drive matches your Macbook and connects with high-speed USB 3.0 connectivity.
- Seagate Backup Plus Slim
This one is your best bet for portability -It’s slim and weighs just 5.6 ounces. It’s available in 500 GB, 1 TB- 4 TB capacities.
- CalDigit T4 RAID
This is best for Business databases. Configured with 8 TB and offers an expansive 6 TB of formatted drive space with limitless features for big projects.
- Western digital My Passport
This is purely excellent for speedy transfers. This hard drive allows a maximum transfer speed of 174 MBps read, and 168 MBps write, with sizes ranging from 1TB to 4TB.
- LaCie Rugged Raid (4TB)
As the name implies, this hard drive is rugged, heavy-duty and boasts an unbeatable durability. It’s dust resistant, water resistant and can withstand a five-foot drop.