What are the best portable hard drives?

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    #1WD 4TB Black My Passport Portable External Hard Drive

    WD 4TB Black My Passport Portable External Hard Drive

    WD 4TB Black My Passport Portable External Hard Drive is designed to fit in the palm of the user's hand. It has USB 3.0 port, WD Backup software for auto backup, and password protection to encrypt it.

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    José Olivares
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "This hard drive provided more than enough space for me. I use it to store all of my computer games."
  2. 15

    #2Toshiba HDTB410XK3AA

    Toshiba HDTB410XK3AA
    The Toshiba Canvio Basics External Hard Drive comes with 1TB portable storage and a port that's compatible with USB 3.0. It does not require any software to work, and there's no external AC power cord needed.
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    Victoria Arenas
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "This is a pretty good basic hard drive. It's a little old now but it does work on my Windows 10 computer."
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    #3Western Digital WDBU6Y0040BBK-WESN

    Western Digital WDBU6Y0040BBK-WESN

    Western Digital WDBU6Y0040BBK-WESN is a 4TB portable hard drive that uses USB 3.0 connectivity for faster transferring of files. It is compatible with PC and Mac. 

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    Edith Guzmán
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "This item has over 700 reviews and still maintains a 4.5 rating. This alone is enough to call this a great solution to for the topic but as it's size and price are in line with the quality and brand, this is actually a perfect solution."
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    #4G-Technology 0G03040

    G-Technology 0G03040

    G-Technology 0G03040 is a 1TB portable hard drive that uses USB 3.0 connectivity for faster transferring of files. It is compatible with Mac and it can be reformatted for Windows system. 

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    Ralph Hughes
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I'm really disappointed that I picked one of these up last month. While the price tag isn't bad, when I loaded a lot onto this, it stopped functioning the way it should. I think it's made so that it doesn't get rid of the heat it generates well enough. I've really been having issues with this product as it takes forever to get going as well. I would not buy this again."
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    #5Western Digital WDBYFT0020BWT-WESN

    Western Digital WDBYFT0020BWT-WESN

    Western Digital WDBYFT0020BWT-WESN is a 2TB portable hard drive that uses USB 3.0 for faster file transfers and compatible with USB 2.0 for Windows system. 

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    José Antonio Áviles
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Got this (black version) for my PS4; I was tired of constantly removing games to make room for new ones on the stock PS4 Slim tiny drive. Really big difference in space now; nearly all of my purchased games (downloads) are installed with plenty of room to spare. Side note: the "PS4" version is the same as this, but it's preformatted. Not worth the $20 extra, since the PS4 will format it for you in a few minutes."
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    #6Western Digital WDBTLG0010BGY-WESN

    Western Digital WDBTLG0010BGY-WESN

    Western Digital WDBTLG0010BGY-WESN is a portable external hard drive with 1TB storage that has USB 3.0 port and compatible with USB 2.0. It includes WD Discovery software for storage and social media import. 

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    Janet Stone
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This hard drive is worth the money. It downloads game faster than the Xbox one which is great. Definitely worth it! So much more room for games"
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    #7G-Technology 0G04864

    G-Technology 0G04864
    G-Technology 0G04864 is a 3TB portable hard drive that has USB 3.0 connectivity for faster file transfers. It is compatible with Mac and can be reformatted for Windows. 
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    Karen Hopkins
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Exactly what I'm looking for. This portable hard drive has 3TB of memory. THREE! That's amazing and it's super fast"
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    #8Seagate STEL8000100

    Seagate STEL8000100

    Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB External Hard Drive Storage features two integrated 3.0 USB ports to connect and recharge your USB devices. This also includes Seagate Dashboard software where you can easily schedule back up of your files. 

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    Willie Evans
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "This hard drive is fairly large for someone looking for a portable hard drive, though it is still portable. There are many other hard drive options with plenty of space that are much smaller, even some as large as 1TB. However, this hard drive is a good choice for someone who absolutely needs this amount of space."
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    #9G-Technology 0G03594

    G-Technology 0G03594

    G-Technology 0G03594 is a 4TB portable hard drive suitable for Mac operating system that uses USB 3.0 for faster data transfers. This hard drive can be reformatted for Windows. 

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    Douglas Perkins
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "for the tech savvy folks"
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    #10Western Digitial WDBU6Y0020BBK-EESN

    Western Digitial WDBU6Y0020BBK-EESN

    Western Digitial WDBU6Y0020BBK-EESN is a 2TB portable hard drive that has USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility up to 5 GB/s data transfer speed. It is suitable for Windows and can be reformatted for Mac system. 

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    Larry Lawrence
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This thing is amazing, a real life saver for me. I work with a lot of large video files as an editor and sometimes I need to be able to move very large files between locations and computers to get work done. I bought this drive on a whim hearing good things and I couldn't be happier with it, it's lightweight and very portable and it makes my life a lot easier. I was considering buying a laptop or some other stoarge options but this was cheaper and better than any other options and it has worked out flawlessly."

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Best What are the best portable hard drives
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1WD 4TB Black My Passport Portable External Hard DriveElectronics 17 Paid
2Toshiba HDTB410XK3AAElectronics 15 Paid
3Western Digital WDBU6Y0040BBK-WESNElectronics 14 Paid
4G-Technology 0G03040Electronics 13 Paid
5Western Digital WDBYFT0020BWT-WESNElectronics 11 Paid
6Western Digital WDBTLG0010BGY-WESNElectronics 10 Paid
7G-Technology 0G04864 Electronics 9 Paid
8Seagate STEL8000100Electronics 7 Paid
9G-Technology 0G03594Electronics 6 Paid
10Western Digitial WDBU6Y0020BBK-EESNElectronics 6 Paid
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