Portable Hard Drive Comparison

Use our Portable Hard Drive Wizard below to find the Perfect Hard Drive for your needs:

The Portable Hard Drive comparison database allows you to compare drives from different manufacturers based on a variety of factors. The hard drives below were chosen to be in this comparison based on the numerous customer comments and their popularity.


Brand Toshiba Seagate Western Digital Seagate Western Digital Transcend Iomega
Color Black Black Metallic blue Black Black Black and Orange Black
EAN 0883974534135 0763649015216 0718037773179 0763649024621 0007180377519 5051395940735 0742709353277
Feature USB 2.0-powered portable add-on storage.
Easy to use with no software to install.
Protects your drive (Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology).
Gives you peace of mind (Toshiba 3-Year Limited Warranty).
Accommodates large digital files with spacious storage capacity.
Plug n¿ play with no software to install
Simply drag-and-drop to save files
5400 RPM performance, 500GB
Built-in power management ensures energy-efficient operation
USB 2.0 Powered
Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
Connectivity today; speed for tomorrow
Up to 3x faster transfer rates with USB 3.0
Maximum capacity
Automatic, continuous backup
USB 3.0 plug-and-play drive
Easy-to-use preloaded backup and encryption software
Upgradable to FireWire 800 or eSATA
Access content over the network and on TV when paired with other GoFlex products
USB 30 plug-and-play drive
Simply affordable
Easy to use USB 2.0
Transcend StoreJet 25 Mobile 500 GB USB 2.0 2.5-inch External Hard Drive General Features:
500 GB capacity 2.5-inch SATA hard drive
High-speed USB 2.0 interface (USB 1.1 backwards compatible) High transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps
One Touch Auto-Backup button LED indicates power on and data access. Easy Plug and Play installation
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Fast – Up to 10 times the speed of USB 2.0; transfer speeds up to 5 Gbits/s: Backward compatible to USB 2.0
Mobile – Compact, portable storage so small you can take it everywhere you go; Fast USB 3.0 interface available with no external power supply required
Rugged – Perfect for travel environments, the Iomega Drop Guard Xtreme feature helps protect the drive from drops up to 7 feet!
Secure – 256-bit hardware encryption; Iomega Protection Suite included (via download) including anti-virus and backup software
3 Year limited warranty with product registration
HardwarePlatform PC Pc PC, Mac, Linux PC
Model E05A032BAU2XK ST905004EXA101-RK WDBACX0010BBL-NESN STAA1500100 WDBAAU0020HBK-NESN TS500GSJ25M 35327
Size 320 GB 500 GB 1 TB 1.5 TB 2 TB 500 GB 1 TB
Title Toshiba Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive 320 GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive E05A032BAU2XK Black Seagate Expansion 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive ST905004EXA101-RK Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 3.0/2.0 Ultra Portable External Hard Drive (Metallic Blue) Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5 TB USB 3.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive in Black STAA1500100 Western Digital WD Elements 2 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive Transcend StoreJet 25 Mobile Anti-Shock 500 GB USB 2.5 Portable Hard Drive TS500GSJ25M Iomega 1TB eGo BlackBelt Portable Hard Drive, SuperSpeed USB 3.0/USB 2.0 – 35327
Warranty 3 year limited 1 year warranty. 2 year 1 – Year limited warranty 2 Year Warranty for Replacement 3 Years with Product Registration
Price $70.93 $79.49 $140.00 $146.99 Too Low to Display $99.99 $172.75
Height 0.53 inch 5.6 inch 4.3 inch 0.87 inch 1.42 inch 0.75 inch 4.61 inch
Weight 0.32 pound 0.35 pound 0.45 pound 0.33 pound 2.24 pound 0.45 pound 0.75 pound
Width 4.7 inch 0.7 inch 0.7 inch 3.51 inch 4.9 inch 3.19 inch 6.1 inch
Length 3.1 inch 3.1 inch 3.3 inch 5.28 inch 7.01 inch 5.28 inch 2.17 inch
Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars 4.0 out of 5 stars 4.0 out of 5 stars 3.7 out of 5 stars 4.1 out of 5 stars 4.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 out of 5 stars
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