There are many factors to consider here, but the primary ones are storage space, speed, portability, and reliability.
The fastest, lightest external that money can buy – Samsung T3 $750
It s hard to believe this little drive, which easily fits in the palm of your hand, fits 2TB of data.
This is particularly true if you work with a a good deal of video or other large files and want to edit directly on the external drive.
The speeds aren t going to rival that of a solid state drive, but our benchmarks show it can compete with any mechanical external on the market despite its extremely portable footprint.
The case is currently available in either silver or gold and is primarily made of plastic, with an aluminum top that features dimples for an added touch of class.
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Affordable and portable – Western Digital My Passport Ultra $50
This Western Digital Drive isn t the lightest on the market, but it does come with a three-year warranty, WD s reputation for reliability, and a 4.5-star rating on Amazon.