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Published on December 11th, 2014 | by Guest

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9 Must-Have External Hard Drives for Busy People

While modern technology opens the possibility of online cloud, many people are reluctant to fully transition to this new form of data storage. And with the constant cloud hacking incidents, there is no guarantee that what you put on the cloud is secured. To add, tech experts emphasise the importance of backing up important data, to avoid future issues regarding bugs, and corrupted files.

If you also worry about the important files you need for work or school, adding an extra terabyte by getting external hard drives is the wisest move that you can do. But before you head into the nearest gadget shop, you have to first identify the type of external storage you want to buy.

There are two types of hard disk drives that you can get: desktop-class drives and notebook-class drives.  Desktop-class are usually huge drives that need a power cable before it can function. Most of these drives reach 4 TB, and some hold two drives in one unit to double its capacity. Notebook-class on the other hand, are smaller drives that usually measures 1.8 inch to 2.5 inch. It is powered through connector cable and reaches a maximum of 2 TB.

With that in mind, you can check out these external storage devices and decide which one is best for busy people like you.

Apple Airport Time Capsule

Apple Airport Time Capsule

For all Apple fanboys out there, this is probably the best storage device you could ever have. Apple Airport Time Capsule is a wireless router and a hard drive rolled into one. It can automatically be connected to the computers in your house, even on printers and other Apple devices. It is a perfect base station with its 2TB or 3TB storage capacity.

LaCie Christofle Sphere

LaCie Christofle Sphere

It is shiny, attractive and sophisticated, so it is not surprising why this modern designed hard drive is so expensive. Sure, other devices are better than LaCie Christofle Sphere, but this device is like a jewelry. Somehow you’ll care less about its functions and focus more on how it will make you look cool.

Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive

Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive

With its 5TB capacity, this desktop-class external hard drive suits perfectly for people who manage a lot of data. Students, office workers, programmers and more can maximize its spacious storage without worrying about its performance. Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive is reliable and fast, and it is reasonably inexpensive compared to other devices.

G-Technology G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt

G-Technology G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt

People who work on video production and audio design need spacious drives to secure their files. One of the best tools for them is the G-Technology G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt. It conveniently uses a drive cartridge system, that slightly protrudes from its body. It has SATA and USB 3.0 ports RAID 0 array that improves performance.

LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2

LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2

LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 is probably the fastest external drive that you can find in the market, only it has a high per gigabyte price and also requires AC adapter to power. The secret to this device’s performance is the PCIe solid-state drives that are linked to the motherboard. It runs faster than 10,000 rpm hard drives. The body is securely protected by a metal clad that is easy to carry whenever needed.

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive

For students who are always on the go, this portable device is perfect for them. Just drag and drop your document, video, and audio files and you have yourself a reliable companion. It’s sturdy and compact size, 2.6 by 2.6 by 0.52 inches, enables you to use it wherever you need it. The device even has an SD card slot for ease of access to your files.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim

Seagate Backup Plus Slim

Imagine carrying a lightweight device that lets you store 2TB of files. Difficult? Not anymore, thanks to Seagate Backup Plus Slim that enables you to store 2TB of files inside a device that fits perfectly in your hands. You can actually just slip it into your bag, without even noticing it is there. It is a reliable, compact data storage that you can bring in school or work. You can rapidly back up files from your phone, notebook, or desktop with its 3.0 USB ports. The best thing? It is sold in four different colors!

Toshiba Canvio Slim II

Toshiba Canvio Slim II

An exceptional all around tool for all walks of life, Toshiba Canvio Slim II is a portable device that stores documents, perfect for busy people. Its compatibility with most computers makes it very easy to access, whenever you want. Plus its integration with PogoPlug PC allows you to access your files online.

Western Digital My Passport

Western Digital My Passport

The best all round external hard drive would probably be Western Digital My Passport. Its huge space that ranges from 500GB to 2TB permits you to store data fast and easy. WD’s smart ware automatic backup software, lets you back up your computer the moment you connect your drive to your computer. It even has password protection to secure all important files.

These are some of the best external hard disk drives that you can see in the market. Check them out if you need a reliable and secured gadget to keep important data for your work, office, or personal use whenever you need them.

About the Author:

Lace Wanders is a student at day, and a creative writer at night. She also writes educational and tech articles for various sites, while also performing her duty as a marketing associate for edugeeksclub.

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