Best products in the External hard drives category

Here's a ranking of the best 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. Intenso memory case

The high-gloss memory case offers plenty of storage space and ensures the highest data transfer rates thanks to its USB 3.0 connection. The hard drive is ideal for backing up private data and can be taken anywhere thanks to its low weight. The hard drive is powered by the included USB cable, so there is no need to connect it to an external power supply. Music, photos, videos and important documents can thus be optimally and easily backed up at home or on the road. 

3. Toshiba Canvio Basics

High-capacity storage in a practical, compact, matt black case. The Canvio Basics hard drives from Toshiba are available in various sizes and are perfect for storing data, music, movies and pictures. These devices are powered via USB and can be connected to a PC or laptop with a single USB cable. The portable hard drives with USB 3.0 technology are much faster than - but still compatible with - USB 2.0 devices and allow for fast transfer when organising your files. The device is ready to use with Microsoft Windows and is powered by the USB cable. Intuitively drag and drop files to and from your PC or laptop.

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4. 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. 

5. 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. 

6. Seagate Basic

The Seagate Basic combines easy drag-and-drop data protection with a lightweight, compact design. Add extra storage for your computer in a portable solution that's perfect for travel. 

7. Toshiba Canvio Advance V2

The Canvio Advance is a reliable storage solution for those who want quality in an inimitable style. Up to 4 TB of high-performance storage await you in an elegant case. It is available in three colours that will meet every taste. As a real bonus, a backup software package and easily configurable security software are also included to safeguard your data.

The Canvio Advance has a modern structured surface in three stylish colours. You can choose between a black, light beige and red version.

Diverse interests that lead to the most diverse places. You know that too? Then you need a storage solution that keeps up. The Canvio Advance is the perfect companion. Whether backing up at home or data on the road, this elegant hard drive will support you on your creative trips.

These portable hard drives are much faster than USB 2.0 devices thanks to USB 3.2 Gen 1 technology - but of course they are still compatible with them. So you can organize your files really quickly.

With more than 50 years of experience in hard disk drive technology and unsurpassed quality standards, your files are always safe and secure on Toshiba portable hard disks, wherever you go.

8. Seagate Expansion Desktop

The Seagate Expansion desktop drive provides extra storage for your files. Instantly add space, consolidate files to a single location, or free up space on your computer’s internal drive. 

9. 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. 

10. Intenso memory center

When connected to a USB 3.0 port, the hard drive lets you access and save files in blazing speed. Reduce transfer time by up to 3 times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates (Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration). With this single drive you get compatibility with the latest USB 3.0 devices and backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices as well.