Portable external hard drives make taking every form of data on the road with you a very simple task. All kinds of files and folders can be stored on these little marvels. Of course, backing up data should also be a regular part of any computer user’s tasks and the portable external hard drive makes that task much easier than burning and endless supply of Cds or DVDs. That makes protecting those pictures and music downloads a whole lot easier, and moving those files from one computer to another a piece of cake. Here are three of the biggest and best portable hard drives:
Buffalo Technology Drive Station Combo4 1.5TB USB 2.0 Firewire SATA External Hard Drive
The Buffalo Technology Drive Station Combo 4 is available from www.bestbuy.com only for a retail price of $209.99. First things first when it comes to devices of this nature is size and at five inches high, one and a half inches thick, and nine inches in length this 1.5TB storage device is perfectly sized on the outside. Of course on the inside 1.5TB is enough room to accommodate all the audio and video needs of the average computer user for about ten years. The high speed connection ensures fast movement of files to and from the Buffalo Technology Drive Station Combo4, which is really handy if you have a lot of video to protect or copy. The really cool feature of this particular portable external hard drive is the encryption which will make sure your data stays “your data”.
HP Simple Save 1TB USB 2.0 Hard Drive
The HP Simple Save 1TB USB 2.0 Hard Drive is available at Best Buy or www.bestbuy.com for $109.99. The outside dimensions come in at a about six inches in height, about two inches thick, and a little over five inches in depth. The USB 2.0 connection supports up to 480mps transfer rates, which just means this little guy is fast. Admittedly not as large capacity wise as some of the other portable external hard drives available, the HP Simple Save technology will automatically back up your files from your computer. So if you are looking for basic storage you will not have to think about, chances are this is the unit you are looking for.
Western Digital My Passport Essential 1TB External USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive
Western Digital is company with a great track record when it comes to data storage, the My Passport Essential 1TB External Hard Drive is just another entry into their product line. At a retail price of $149.99 from Best Buy or www.bestbuy.com, the high speed USB 2.0 interface, password protection, and capacity of this drive means you are getting a lot for your money. The ultra compact size (four inches by three inches by less than an inch) and ultra light weight at just 6.7 oz means this powerful data storage device can be taken just about anywhere at any given time.
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