Finding a good external hard drive with affordable price has gotten tougher these days. Last year’s flood in Thailand has given rise to the hike in hard disk price.Still you can purchase a good quality portable external hard drive for less than $100. Here goes the list of some cheap yet good quality hard drives.
Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro:
This hard drive offers 750 GB of storage along with 3 GB online storage. Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro boasts of faster data transfer than any other hard drives in our list. It will cost you $100. Go for it if you have large amount files to be backed up. Otherwise if you are looking for a little cheaper hard drive you can go for Buffalo MiniStation Stealth.
Buffalo MiniStation Stealth:
Buffalo MiniStation Stealth offers 500 GB of storage and is the best quality hard disk with lowest cost per GB. It will cost you $79 which is pretty affordable and is suitable for general usage(like storing movies, games and other data). Besides it offers a bundled software suite which includes a data encryption tool (very useful if you want to protect your data).
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra:
It is a very good option for MAC owners. It offers you 500GB storage capability and is one of the top notch hard drives that offer fast USB 2.0 transfer rate. The cost is $90. This hard drive also comes with a pre-loaded back up utility which is pretty useful.
Western Digital My Passport Essential:
The hard drive offers 500 GB of file storage and is another good external hard disk for MAC owners. It offers very fast USB 2.0 transfer and suitable for the machines which lack USB 3.0 support. The price starts from $100.
Seagate GoFlex Slim(320 GB):
This is a great combination of sleek & sturdy design, high data transfer and good amount of storage. If you are looking for less amount of storage this is a great choice. The storage is 320 GB and best suited for the laptops that have built in USB 3.0 support. The price starts from $90.
Finding a hard drive which is both affordable and fits into your needs can be quite difficult. Expensive hard drives can offer storage as high as 4 TB. But you need to think about the usage of the hard disk. If you are interested to back up your entire internal hard drive then you would probably go for a hard disk that offers more than 750 GB storage. But if your storage requirement is less then it is wise to get a hard drive that offers storage around 500GB. A 500 GB hard drive can store nearly 150k pictures, thousands of hours of songs and videos. So, think wisely and analyze your requirement before buying a hard disk. Here we just tried to make you aware of some of the best hard drives that cost less than $100. We will be updating the list soon with some more portable hard drives.