By Vamien McKalin | Jul 24, 2012 10:10 AM EDT
Everyone with a computer wants extra storage. However, for some strange reason, many users are turning to the cloud when they could simply invest into a cheap portable hard drive that does all the important things like storing all those VIDEOS you have lying around.
Today we are going break down the top 5 portable hard drives under $100 with links to where you can make a purchase. You can thank us later, Padwan.
At 500GB, this little vixen is going for $80 and for those who are interested; it supports both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 right out of the box. While the price is right, we cannot forgive HP for making this portable drive Windows only. What was the company thinking?
The software here is quite bad as it doesn't support schedule backup and the drive itself is very slow.
This here is an awesome looking drive, yeah, we love it that much. The best thing about this drive, obviously, is its price at $80 for the 500GB version, but there is something else that should have you going cuckoo for cocoa puffs.
The Silicon Power Armor A80 is rugged and waterproof, which means this bad boy, can take a beating from a jackhammer. OK, maybe not exactly a jackhammer, but likely a fall from a table or your computer desk.
Sometimes portable hard drives can be a little too huge to carry around on a daily basis. This is where the Seagate GoFlex Slim comes in. At $90 for the 320GB version of this awesome drive, potential buyers would be happy with its superspeed USB 3.0 support and a software for both Macs and PCs to have full access to the drive without the need to mess around with the filesystem.
It's a great drive, ultrathin and quite fast for its size.
First thing a user will notice with the Seagate Backup Plus is its design and overall sexy looks. There are two parts to this drive, the drive itself and the adapter, which has a SATA connector and a mini USB 3.0 port.
For just $90, hard drive buyers can pick this up and walk away with 500GB capacity, neat? Definitely.
When it comes to portable hard drives, the WD Passport Portable is one of the best and cheapest on the market. The 500GB version of this drive can be found for under a hundred at the cool price of $80. Don't let the cheap price fool you. This is one capable hard drive.
Apart from it having a capacity of 500GB, this drive also supports USB 3.0 and comes packaged with software to back up your files. Unfortunately, this cannot be done on a schedule, which is a disappointment.
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