External Hard Drives For 2019

At Gadget Review, we provide external hard drive reviews so that you can pick the best new products from common brands like Wd, Seagate, Toshiba, Transcend, and others. A great external hard drive will solve your computer storage problems without adding any new troubles when it comes to compatibility or new protocols. Do you only need 500GB of extra data, or should you pick an external drive that can hold 2TB? The type of content you want to store will help determine the answers to questions like these, whether you are looking for the best external hard drive for mac or windows.

Latest External Hard Drive Reviews

Lacie Updates Rugged Hard Drive, Now Includes eSATA Port

Lacie Updates Rugged Hard Drive, Now Includes eSATA Port

Lacie updated their Rugged hard drive today.   Aesthetically it stays the same as previous versions, but now includes an eSATA/USB port, which means increased transfer speeds of up to 90mb/s.  You can grab the 500GB version for $160. Read
Michael Jackson “This Is It” Gold Hard Drive

Michael Jackson “This Is It” Gold Hard Drive

Due to release later this month, The Limited Edition Michael Jackson “This Is It” Hard Drive by Samsung is the perfect way to celebrate the legacy of the late great one.  The 500GB hard drive will contain a DRM protected version of the recently released MJ film “This Is It”. …
Seagate FreeAgent Dockstar Review

Seagate FreeAgent Dockstar Review

Every holiday families get together, picture are taken, video interviews are precariously recorded and yet no one ever views them.  So how is a family to share all this media?  Sure, you could spend countless hours uploading the contents of your hard drive to some file sharing service, but that’s…
Freecom’s Hard Drive Secure Requires An RFID Card To Read And Write

Freecom’s Hard Drive Secure Requires An RFID Card To Read And Write

RFID is slowing starting to trickle out into consumer products, but what little we’ve seen seems to have had very little application in our everyday lives. Freecom’s Hard Drive Secure, though, uses the tech in a very savvy manner that might have some grinning with joy. Embedded into the drive…
ToughDrive Sport HDD From Freecom Can Survive A 6 Foot Fall

ToughDrive Sport HDD From Freecom Can Survive A 6 Foot Fall

Freecom’s latest HDD, the ToughDrive Sport, probably doesn’t need too much of explanation given it’s namesake.  Housed in rubber casing and sporting a climbing rope like USB cord, the ToughDrive can survive falls up to 6 feet thanks to its internal anti-shock mechanism.  The Toughdrive is available now in capacities…
Transcend Announces External Solid State Drive, The SSD18M

Transcend Announces External Solid State Drive, The SSD18M

Transcend is hitting the market with an external solid state drive, the SSD18M. It's ultra laptop friendly thanks to its lower power consumption, small size [...]
Iomega’s ScreenPlay Pro Hard Drive Is Almost A Media Center

Iomega’s ScreenPlay Pro Hard Drive Is Almost A Media Center

Sweet Mary! I love the sound of Iomega's latest network storage drive, the ScreenPlay Pro. Sure, it's branded as a hard drive, but it does so much more.
LaCie Shows Off Massive 7.5TB Network Hard Drive: 5big Network

LaCie Shows Off Massive 7.5TB Network Hard Drive: 5big Network

The Big5 Network drive from Lacie, which mind you looks ‘oh so’ HAL from ‘200l’, is a massive network storage hard drive. It’s available in 2.5TB, 5TB and 7.5TB sizes and features RAID 5 and 6 protection. A special added feature is the built-in Torrent client for automatically downloading files.…
Buffalo Claims Thinnest Hard Drive: The MiniStation Shinobi

Buffalo Claims Thinnest Hard Drive: The MiniStation Shinobi

Although I’m unable to do a side-by-side comparison, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say this hard drive is using the same 1.8-inch platters as featured in the Samsung Black Edition Q series drive we saw in late August.  So is it really much slimmer?  Buffalo is claiming…
Seagate 1.5TB FreeAgent XTreme Announced

Seagate 1.5TB FreeAgent XTreme Announced

By A. Smith Seagate announced in a press release it’s flagship of the FreeAgent portable hard drives today. A 3.5-inch, 7200RPM, 1.5TB, stylish hard drive that Seagates boasts is ‘the slimmest external drive available today. At a height of only 12.5mm…’ It’s available for both Mac and PC. It uses…
Credit Card Sized 20GB Hard Drive And Cheap

Credit Card Sized 20GB Hard Drive And Cheap

We love cheap here at GadgetReview, hence all the shopping deals in recent.  Samsung is set to hit the market with a credit card sized 20GB hard drive that will cost a mere $45!  Officially called the Black Edition Q Series, the hard drive has a 1.8-inch form factor and…
World’s Lightest and Smallest External Hard Drive

World’s Lightest and Smallest External Hard Drive

Freecom is claiming to have the smallest and lightest 2.5-inch USB 2.0 hard drive. Called the Mobile Drive XXS, it weighs just 155g, and comes in 160GB, 250GB and 320GB capacities. It’s got the usual USB 2.0 drive specs, but if you’ve got greasy paws, you’ll be glad to hear…
Seagate Releases 1.5TB Hard Drive

Seagate Releases 1.5TB Hard Drive

A large hard drive is no longer a perk but a necessity.  With photo’s, MP3s and just about anything digital becoming closer to their original analog products in quality, it’s inevitable.  Seagate broke the 1TB cap today with the unveiling of the 1.5 terabyte hard drive, which uses four 375gb…
Samsung Announces $200 Eco Friendly Terabyte Drive

Samsung Announces $200 Eco Friendly Terabyte Drive

Samsung’s newest terabyte drive won’t be reversing the Republican’s rumored Green House Effect (Demos say it for fact), but at $200 it’s probably the cheapest terabyte drive to date.  The EcoGreen F1 hard drive can be used as an internal or external drive, and provides 15% power savings compared to…

What Else Should You Know About External Hard Drives

External hard drives tend to vary based on both purpose and usability. One device may accept an older external hard drive, while the other may not because of a USB compatibility problem. Some computers format external hard drives automatically, which make them difficult to use with competing brands (think Microsoft and Apple). Navigating this maze can be tricky, which is why turning to Gadget Review to find the best external hard drives is a good idea!

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