Top-rated products in the External hard drives category

Here's a ranking of the top rated products in this category. To give you a quick overview, we've also added some key information about the products.

1. WD Elements

With a high capacity in a lightweight design, this external drive is the ideal companion on the go. The USB 3.0 port provides fast file sharing. Simply connect this external hard drive to any PC or Mac via a USB port to back up, archive and exchange large amounts of data.

When connected to a USB 3.0 port, WD Elements lets you retrieve and store files at top speed. Up to 3 times faster transfer compared to USB 2.0 is possible. USB 3.0 is backward compatible, so you can use the drive even if you don't have a USB 3.0 port.
 

2. LaCie Rugged USB-C

LaCie Rugged Raid can be used for PC or Mac and offers a breakthrough combination of capacity, speed, mobility and reliability. LaCie Rugged is the ultimate solution for business travelers and can be customized to meet any performance or complete data security requirement. Field content storage: Using 5TB in Raid 0, the LaCie Rugged offers enormous storage capacity to transfer all the content needed for ongoing projects. Take more photos, recordings, and content with you on your travels than ever before using a single solution. 

3. WD Elements Desktop

The compact format offers a capacity of 16 TB. This makes WD Elements the ideal solution for easy, additional storage of all your photos, music, videos and files. When your internal hard drive is full, your PC slows down. Don't delete files. Free up space on your internal hard drive by transferring files to WD Elements and get your computer back up and running.Works right out of the box with a Windows PC. Just plug it into the USB port to add storage.With this drive, you get compatibility with USB 3.0 devices and backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices. 

4. WD My Book

Store large amounts of photos, videos, music and documents on the My Book desktop storage. With several terabytes of storage capacity, the My Book hard drive is the ideal repository for all your digital data.Set up automatic backup and determine how often and when your data is backed up. The My Book desktop hard drive comes with WD Backup software for Windows and is compatible with Apple Time Machine for Mac.With built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption and WD Security, you can set your own password to protect your content. So your content is always confidential and protected. You can configure WD Security to automatically unlock the device on your computer. This allows you to access your data quickly and conveniently without having to enter the password every time. 

5. Toshiba Canvio Basics

These devices are designed for Microsoft Windows, so they don't require any software to install on Windows devices, so you can start backing up your most important files right away. Whether at your desk or on the go, the timeless design with a matt finish always looks good. Thanks to compatibility with USB 2.0, you can also connect older hardware without any problems. Lots of storage space in a convenient, compact, matte black housing. Available in different capacities (up to 3 TB), the Canvio Basics hard drive is the perfect storage medium for data, music, movies and pictures. These devices are powered via USB - so you don't have to connect more than one USB cable to your PC or notebook. 

6. WD My Passport

The My Passport drive is a reliable, portable storage device that gives you the confidence and freedom to move forward in life. With a new, stylish design that fits in the palm of your hand, it offers room to store, organize and share photos, videos, music and documents. Perfectly paired with WD backup software and password protection, the My Passport drive helps keep the contents of your digital life safe. The new My Passport drive has been redesigned so you can make the most of your own journey. It has a practical, slim form factor and is available in a range of vibrant colours. The My Passport drive comes with WD backup software that makes sure everything you create on your own life's journey - photos, videos, music and documents - doesn't get lost. You can set it to run automatically according to your schedule. Simply select the time and frequency to back up important files from your system to your My Passport drive. The My Passport portable storage unit is immediately ready for use, including all the necessary cables. And with SuperSpeed USB, you can quickly start backing up all the data in your life and moving on. With the included WD Discovery software, you can connect to popular social media and cloud storage services such as Facebook, Dropbox and Google Drive. Import, organize and share your photos, videos and documents seamlessly on the My Passport drive to secure your online social life. WD Discovery can also manage your drive using WD Drive Utilities. It is not possible to see what lies ahead of you on your own journey. This is why WD develops drives for demanding requirements in terms of longevity and long-term reliability. 

7. LaCie Mobile Drive - Moon Silver

With up to 5TB capacity, you'll have plenty of storage for photos, playlists, documents and more. And thanks to compatibility with Mac, Windows, USB-C and USB 3.0, this data is easily accessible. One-click or automatic data backup ensures smooth file storage, while the diamond-cut design provides a particularly stylish look. 

8. WD My Passport - for Mac

The My Passport for Mac drive is trusted, portable storage that perfectly complements your on-the-go lifestyle. Compatible with USB-C and USB-A, the My Passport for Mac drive comes equipped to connect with today's latest technology. With a new, stylish design that fits in the palm of your hand, there’s space to store, organize, and share all the photos, videos, music and documents that fill your life. Perfectly paired with Apple’s Time Machine backup software and password protection, the My Passport for Mac drive helps keep your files safe and your life driving forward. My Passport for Mac portable storage works straight out of the box with Mac devices which makes it easy to keep you moving on your journey. Simply drag and drop files to and from, or setup a backup routine with Apple’s Time Machine software to help protect the contents of your digital life: photos, videos, music and documents. The My Passport for Mac drive includes USB-C and USB-A cables, so you can save tomorrow's content with the Mac computers of both today and yesterday. The My Passport for Mac drive’s built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption with password protection helps keep your digital life's contents secure. Just activate password protection and set your own personalized password using WD Discovery. My Passport for Mac portable storage is ready right out of the box including all necessary cables. And with SuperSpeed USB, you can quickly start backing up everything in your life and keep driving forward. Included WD Discovery software lets you connect to popular social media and cloud storage services like Facebook, Dropbox and Google Drive. Seamlessly import, organise and share your photos, videos and docs to the My Passport for Mac drive to backup your online social life. WD Discovery can also manage your drive through WD Drive Utilities. There's no telling what's ahead in your own journey. That's why WD builds drives to demanding requirements for durability and long-term reliability. 

9. Seagate Game Drive for PS4

Don't want to remove the best PS4 games from your console just to make room for new ones? With Game Drive, you can keep all your games and experience your favorite adventures anytime, anywhere. And because it comes with the same firmware as your PS4 system's internal hard drive, performance is fast and seamless. 

10. WD My Passport Ultra

The My Passport Ultra features a combination of anodized metal and modern structures and is available in a variety of colors to match your personal style and the look of modern computers.