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5 Best External Hard Drives in the US - October 2020

Matthew
Updated 02 October 2020
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5 best external hard drives 2020

What External Hard Drive to Buy in October 2020?

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Western Digital My Book - 6Tb Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb
Western Digital My Book - 6Tb Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb
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$141.69 Buy Now
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6TB
10,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
1.1kg
3TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
230g
4TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
1kg
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
1kg
3TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
230g
90
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
87
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Quite Popular
88
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
90
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
86
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
74
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
74
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
90
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
85
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
The highest rated external hard drive under $500. It has a password protection, a data transfer rate of 10,000 Mbit/s and a hard drive capacity of 6TB and supports RAID support. A good value for money and fully featured 230g external hard drive. A fully featured and good value for money 1kg external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a hard drive capacity of 4TB. A cheap and fully featured 1kg external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a hard drive speed of 7,200 RPM. A good value for money and fully featured 230g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection.
5 Reasons For
RAID Support
Password Protection
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling It
Better Brand
3 Reasons For
820g Lighter
USB Powered
Better Brand
2 Reasons For
USB Powered
More Shops Are Selling It
3 Reasons For
USB Powered
$32 Cheaper
More Shops Are Selling It
5 Reasons For
Lighter
USB Powered
Password Protection
Eight Months Newer
Better Brand
6 Reasons Against
Heavier
Not USB Powered
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Vastly Slower Hard Drive Speed
More Expensive by $140
Older by Eight Months
6 Reasons Against
3TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Vastly Slower Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $32
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over Two Years
8 Reasons Against
770g Heavier
Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Slower Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $59
Older by One Year
Worse Brand
7 Reasons Against
770g Heavier
Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Slower Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
Over Four Years Older
Worse Brand
6 Reasons Against
3TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Vastly Slower Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
$32 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
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Western Digital My Book - 6Tb

$249.55
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Western Digital My Book - 6Tb

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Western Digital My Book - 6Tb
6TB
10,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
1.1kg

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb has a Kagoo Score of 88. However with a price tag of $249.55 this external hard drive is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a Western Digital external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Big hard drive capacity (6TB)
Fast data transfer rate (10,000 Mbit/s)
Password protection
Supports RAID support
External power adapter

The highest rated external hard drive under $500. It has a password protection, a data transfer rate of 10,000 Mbit/s and a hard drive capacity of 6TB and supports RAID support.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Quite Popular
88
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

5 Reasons For for Choosing the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb

RAID Support

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb supports RAID support, however the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb, the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb do not. More ...

RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a system to allow multiple hard drives to link together as a single unit, pooling their capacity to create a single large drive.

A RAID array is helpful for storing very large amounts of data and to allow for additional protection for the data stored on it - if one of the drives fails, the data on the other drives will remain safe.

Password Protection

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb has a password protection, and so does the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb, but the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb, the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB do not. More ...

'Password Protection' indicates whether the hard drive has password protection as a security measure against unauthorised entry.

Setting a password on your hard drive stops anyone plugging it in and reading the information stored on it - it's a good mid-level security feature.

Better Kagoo Score

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 88, whereas the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb scored 85, the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb scored 85, the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB scored 85 and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb scored 83.

More Shops Are Selling It

A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this external hard drive.

Better Brand

Western Digital external hard drives have an average rating of 95%, but Buffalo only has an average rating of 87.5%.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb

Heavier

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb has a weight of 1.1g, but the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb and the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb are both 1kg external hard drives (50g lighter) and the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb are both 230g external hard drives (820g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

Not USB Powered

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is not USB powered, but the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb, the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb are. More ...

Whether the hard drive is powered by USB or not.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb, the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb), but the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB does. More ...

'Wi-Fi' indicates whether the hard drive can connect to wireless networks or not.

A wi-fi connection on your hard drive means that you can connect directly to it to read/write data without an actual physical connection, meaning you can access your storage from anywhere.

Vastly Slower Hard Drive Speed

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb has a hard drive speed of 5 RPM, however the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is a 7,200 RPM hard drive rotational speed external hard drive (1,800 RPM faster). More ...

'Hard Drive Speed' is a measurement of the speed of the hard-drive, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM).

Higher RPMs means the hard drive is spinning faster, meaning data on the drive can be accessed with less delay and more efficiently.

More Expensive by $140

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is $81 more expensive than the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb, $140 more expensive than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, $108 more expensive than the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB and $108 more expensive than the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb.

Older by Eight Months

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is eight months older than the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb.

The cheapest price that we could find for the My Book - 6Tb in the US is $249.55 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB

$141.69
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Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB

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3TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
230g

The Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB has a Kagoo Score of 85. With a price tag of $141.69 this external hard drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB or read our article on whether you should buy a Western Digital external hard drive.

Features We Love:
USB powered

A good value for money and fully featured 230g external hard drive.

86
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

3 Reasons For for Choosing the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB

820g Lighter

The Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB has a weight of 230g (as does the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb), but the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb and the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb are both 1kg external hard drives (770g heavier) and the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is a 1.1kg external hard drive (820g heavier). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

USB Powered

The Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB is USB powered, and so are the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb, the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb, however the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is not. More ...

Whether the hard drive is powered by USB or not.

Better Brand

Western Digital external hard drives have an average rating of 95%, but Buffalo only has an average rating of 87.5%.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB

3TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB has a hard drive capacity of 3GB (as does the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb), whereas the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb is a 4TB external hard drive (1TB bigger), the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is a 2TB external hard drive (1TB smaller) and the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is a 6TB external hard drive (3TB bigger). More ...

'Hard Drive Capacity' denotes how much data the hard drive can hold, measured in gigabytes (GB).

A bigger hard drive capacity means that it can hold more files and data at once.

Vastly Slower Data Transfer Rate

The Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB is a 5 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drive, and so do the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb, the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb. That's 5,000 Mbit/s slower than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb (10,000 Mbit/s). More ...

'Data Transfer Rate' indicates how fast data can be transferred to/from the external hard drive.

Faster data transfer speeds means that you will be able to transfer larger files to/from the hard drive faster.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB has received a Kagoo Score of 85, whereas the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb scored 88.

More Expensive by $32

The Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB is $32 more expensive than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb.

Fewer Sellers

The Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB is only stocked by 1 shop, but the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb is stocked by 2 retailers, the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is stocked by 2 stores and the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is stocked by 2 shops. More ...

The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by Over Two Years

The Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB is one year older than the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb, 16 months older than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb and two years older than the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb.

The cheapest price that we could find for the My Passport Mac - 3TB in the US is $141.69 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb

$168.49
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Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb

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Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb
4TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
1kg

The Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb has a Kagoo Score of 85. With a price tag of $168.49 this external hard drive is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a Buffalo external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Big hard drive capacity (4TB)
USB powered
External power adapter

A fully featured and good value for money 1kg external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a hard drive capacity of 4TB.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

2 Reasons For for Choosing the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb

USB Powered

The Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb is USB powered, and so are the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb, but the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is not. More ...

Whether the hard drive is powered by USB or not.

More Shops Are Selling It

A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this external hard drive.

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb

770g Heavier

The Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb has a weight of 1g (as does the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb), whereas the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is a 1.1kg external hard drive (50g heavier) and the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb are both 230g external hard drives (770g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb has a hard drive capacity of 4GB, however the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is a 2TB external hard drive (2TB smaller), the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is a 6TB external hard drive (2TB bigger) and the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb are both 3TB external hard drives (1TB smaller). More ...

'Hard Drive Capacity' denotes how much data the hard drive can hold, measured in gigabytes (GB).

A bigger hard drive capacity means that it can hold more files and data at once.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb), whereas the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB does. More ...

'Wi-Fi' indicates whether the hard drive can connect to wireless networks or not.

A wi-fi connection on your hard drive means that you can connect directly to it to read/write data without an actual physical connection, meaning you can access your storage from anywhere.

Slower Data Transfer Rate

The Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb is a 5 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drive, and so do the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb. That's 5,000 Mbit/s slower than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb (10,000 Mbit/s). More ...

'Data Transfer Rate' indicates how fast data can be transferred to/from the external hard drive.

Faster data transfer speeds means that you will be able to transfer larger files to/from the hard drive faster.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 85, however the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb scored 88.

More Expensive by $59

The Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb is $59 more expensive than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, $27 more expensive than the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB and $27 more expensive than the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb.

Older by One Year

The Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb is four months older than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb and one year older than the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb.

Worse Brand

Buffalo external hard drives have an average rating of only 87.5%, whereas Western Digital has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the DriveStation - 4Tb in the US is $168.49 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb

$109.99
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Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb

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Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
1kg

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb has a Kagoo Score of 85. With a price tag of $109.99 this external hard drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a Buffalo external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Fast hard drive speed (7,200 RPM)
USB powered
External power adapter

A cheap and fully featured 1kg external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a hard drive speed of 7,200 RPM.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

3 Reasons For for Choosing the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb

USB Powered

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is a USB powered external hard drive (as are the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb, the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb), but the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is not. More ...

Whether the hard drive is powered by USB or not.

$32 Cheaper

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb costs $58.50 less than the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb, costs $139.56 less than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb, costs $31.70 less than the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB and costs $31.70 less than the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb.

More Shops Are Selling It

A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this external hard drive and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb

770g Heavier

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is a 1g external hard drive, and so does the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb. That's 50g lighter than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb (1.1kg) and 770g heavier than the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb (230g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is a 2GB external hard drive. That's 2TB smaller than the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb (4TB), 4TB smaller than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb (6TB) and 1TB smaller than the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb (3TB). More ...

'Hard Drive Capacity' denotes how much data the hard drive can hold, measured in gigabytes (GB).

A bigger hard drive capacity means that it can hold more files and data at once.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb, the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb), whereas the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB has this feature. More ...

'Wi-Fi' indicates whether the hard drive can connect to wireless networks or not.

A wi-fi connection on your hard drive means that you can connect directly to it to read/write data without an actual physical connection, meaning you can access your storage from anywhere.

Slower Data Transfer Rate

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb has a data transfer rate of 5 Mbit/s (as do the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb, the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb), but the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is a 10,000 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drive (5,000 Mbit/s faster). More ...

'Data Transfer Rate' indicates how fast data can be transferred to/from the external hard drive.

Faster data transfer speeds means that you will be able to transfer larger files to/from the hard drive faster.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 85, however the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb scored 88.

Over Four Years Older

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is older than the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb by three years, older than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb by four years, older than the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB by two years and older than the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb by four years.

Worse Brand

Buffalo external hard drives have an average rating of only 87.5%, whereas Western Digital has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb in the US is $109.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb

$141.69
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Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb

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Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb
3TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
230g

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $141.69 this external hard drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a Western Digital external hard drive.

Features We Love:
USB powered
Password protection

A good value for money and fully featured 230g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

5 Reasons For for Choosing the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb

Lighter

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb is a 230g external hard drive, and so does the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB. That's 770g lighter than the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb and the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb (1kg) and 820g lighter than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb (1.1kg). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

USB Powered

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb is a USB powered external hard drive (as are the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb, the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB), however the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is not. More ...

Whether the hard drive is powered by USB or not.

Password Protection

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb has a password protection (as does the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb), but the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb, the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB do not have this feature. More ...

'Password Protection' indicates whether the hard drive has password protection as a security measure against unauthorised entry.

Setting a password on your hard drive stops anyone plugging it in and reading the information stored on it - it's a good mid-level security feature.

Eight Months Newer

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb is one year newer than the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb, four years newer than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, eight months newer than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb and two years newer than the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB

Better Brand

Western Digital external hard drives have an average rating of 95%, but Buffalo only has an average rating of 87.5%.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb

3TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb is a 3GB external hard drive, and so does the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB. That's 1TB smaller than the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb (4TB), 1TB bigger than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb (2TB) and 3TB smaller than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb (6TB). More ...

'Hard Drive Capacity' denotes how much data the hard drive can hold, measured in gigabytes (GB).

A bigger hard drive capacity means that it can hold more files and data at once.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb, the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb), but the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB has this feature. More ...

'Wi-Fi' indicates whether the hard drive can connect to wireless networks or not.

A wi-fi connection on your hard drive means that you can connect directly to it to read/write data without an actual physical connection, meaning you can access your storage from anywhere.

Vastly Slower Data Transfer Rate

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb has a data transfer rate of 5 Mbit/s (as do the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb, the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB), however the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is a 10,000 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drive (5,000 Mbit/s faster). More ...

'Data Transfer Rate' indicates how fast data can be transferred to/from the external hard drive.

Faster data transfer speeds means that you will be able to transfer larger files to/from the hard drive faster.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 83, whereas the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb scored 85, the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb scored 85, the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb scored 88 and the Western Digital My Passport Mac - 3TB scored 85.

$32 More Expensive

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb is more expensive than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb by $32.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 retailer sell the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 3Tb, but 2 shops sell the Buffalo DriveStation - 4Tb, 2 sellers sell the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb and 2 stores sell the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb. More ...

The smaller the number of retailers that stock this external hard drive, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

The cheapest price that we could find for the My Passport Ultra - 3Tb in the US is $141.69 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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