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5 Best External Hard Drives Under $100 in the US - March 2021

Matthew
Updated 03 February 2021
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5 best external hard drives under $100

What External Hard Drive Under $100 to Buy in February 2021?

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb
Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb
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$93.25 Buy Now
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$99.99 Buy Now
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$79.99 Buy Now
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1TB
159g
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
140g
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
240g
1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
400g
500GB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
150g
84
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
86
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
84
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
86
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
67
Value for Money
Good
67
Kagoo Score
Good
78
Features
Good Features
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
72
Value for Money
Good
69
Kagoo Score
Good
89
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
84
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
A fully featured and bargain price 159g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection. A fully featured and extremely light weight USB powered external hard drive, with an affordable price. A good spec but only average value for money 240g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection. A good spec and good value for money 400g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection. A fully featured and affordable USB powered external hard drive.
5 Reasons For
Password Protection
$25 Cheaper
More Shops Are Selling It
Four Years Newer
Better Brand
4 Reasons For
Lighter
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling It
Better Brand
2 Reasons For
Password Protection
More Shops Are Selling It
2 Reasons For
Password Protection
More Shops Are Selling It
1 Reason For
Password Protection
4 Reasons Against
Heavier
1TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Worse Kagoo Score
3 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
$38 More Expensive
Over Four Years Older
6 Reasons Against
100g Heavier
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $45
Older by Over Five Years
Worse Brand
6 Reasons Against
A Lot Heavier
Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $25
Older by Over Three Years
Worse Brand
8 Reasons Against
Heavier
Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Worse Kagoo Score
$25 More Expensive
Less Retailers
Over Three Years Older
Worse Brand
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB

$54.99
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB
1TB
159g

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB has a Kagoo Score of 85. With a price tag of $54.99 this external hard drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB or read our article on whether you should buy a Seagate external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Very light (159g)
USB powered
Password protection

A fully featured and bargain price 159g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection.

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

5 Reasons For for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB

Password Protection

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB has a password protection (as do the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb), but the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb does 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.

$25 Cheaper

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB is $25 cheaper than the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB, $45 cheaper than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB, $38.26 cheaper than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and $25 cheaper than the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb.

More Shops Are Selling It

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

Four Years Newer

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB is four years newer than the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB, five years newer than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB, four years newer than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and four years newer than the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb

Better Brand

Seagate external hard drives have an average rating of 95%, but LaCie only has an average rating of 91% and Western Digital only has an average rating of 93.2%.

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB

Heavier

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB is a 159g external hard drive. That's 241g lighter than the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB (400g), 81g lighter than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB (240g), 19g heavier than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb (140g) and 9g heavier than the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb (150g). 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.

1TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB is a 1GB external hard drive, and so does the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB. That's 1TB smaller than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb (2TB) and 500GB bigger than the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb (500GB). 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 Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB, the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb), but the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB has received a Kagoo Score of 85, whereas the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb scored 86.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Backup Plus Slim - 1TB in the US is $54.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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$66.99
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Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb

$93.25
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Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb

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Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
140g

The Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb has a Kagoo Score of 86. However with a price tag of $93.25 this external hard drive is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a Seagate external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Lighter than average (140g)
USB powered

A fully featured and extremely light weight USB powered external hard drive, with an affordable price.

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

4 Reasons For for Choosing the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb

Lighter

The Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is a 140g external hard drive. That's 260g lighter than the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB (400g), 100g lighter than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB (240g), 19g lighter than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB (159g) and 10g lighter than the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb (150g). 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.

Better Kagoo Score

The Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 86, however the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB scored only 69, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB scored only 67, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB scored 85 and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb scored 82.

More Shops Are Selling It

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

Better Brand

Seagate external hard drives have an average rating of 95%, whereas LaCie only has an average rating of 91% and Western Digital only has an average rating of 93.2%.

3 Reasons Against for Choosing the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb), whereas the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB 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.

$38 More Expensive

The Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is more expensive than the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB by $13, more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB by $38 and more expensive than the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb by $13.

Over Four Years Older

The Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is older than the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB by six months, older than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB by four years and older than the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb by three months.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb in the US is $93.25 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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$93.25
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$94.26
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24 Months Warranty
$98.99
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24 Months Warranty
$102.99
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24 Months Warranty
$102.99
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5 Prices from 2 Stores | $93.25 - $102.99
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LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB

$99.99
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LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB

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LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
240g

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB has a Kagoo Score of 67. However with a price tag of $99.99 this external hard drive is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB or read our article on whether you should buy a LaCie external hard drive.

Features We Love:
USB powered
Password protection

A good spec but only average value for money 240g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection.

78
Features
Good Features
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
67
Value for Money
Good
67
Kagoo Score
Good
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Unboxing LACIE Rugged mini USB 3.0 2TB
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UNBOXING: Lacie Rugged Mini 2TB external HDD
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Unboxing Lacie 2TB Rugged Mini External Hard drive!
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2 Reasons For for Choosing the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB

Password Protection

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB has a password protection, and so do the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb, however the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb does 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.

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.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB

100g Heavier

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB has a weight of 240g, however the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB is a 400g external hard drive (160g heavier), the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is a 140g external hard drive (100g lighter), the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB is a 159g external hard drive (81g lighter) and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb is a 150g external hard drive (90g 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.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb), however the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB has only received a Kagoo Score of 67, but the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB scored 69, the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb scored 86, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB scored 85 and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb scored 82.

More Expensive by $45

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB is $20 more expensive than the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB, $7 more expensive than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb, $45 more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB and $20 more expensive than the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb.

Older by Over Five Years

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB is 18 months older than the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB, one year older than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb, five years older than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB and 15 months older than the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb.

Worse Brand

LaCie external hard drives have an average rating of only 91%, however Seagate has an average rating of 95% and Western Digital has an average rating of 93.2%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Rugged Mini - 2TB in the US is $99.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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$199.99
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LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB

$79.99
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LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB

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LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB
1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
400g

The LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB has a Kagoo Score of 69. With a price tag of $79.99 this external hard drive is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB or read our article on whether you should buy a LaCie external hard drive.

Features We Love:
USB powered
Password protection

A good spec and good value for money 400g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection.

78
Features
Good Features
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
72
Value for Money
Good
69
Kagoo Score
Good

2 Reasons For for Choosing the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB

Password Protection

The LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB has a password protection, and so do the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb, whereas the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb does 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.

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.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB

A Lot Heavier

The LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB has a weight of 400g, whereas the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB is a 240g external hard drive (160g lighter), the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is a 140g external hard drive (260g lighter), the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB is a 159g external hard drive (241g lighter) and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb is a 150g external hard drive (250g 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 LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB has a hard drive capacity of 1GB (as does the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB), however the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb are both 2TB external hard drives (1TB bigger) and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb is a 500GB external hard drive (500GB 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB has only received a Kagoo Score of 69, however the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb scored 86, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB scored 85 and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb scored 82.

More Expensive by $25

The LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB is $25 more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB.

Older by Over Three Years

The LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB is four years older than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB.

Worse Brand

LaCie external hard drives have an average rating of only 91%, whereas Seagate has an average rating of 95% and Western Digital has an average rating of 93.2%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB in the US is $79.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb

$79.99
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Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb

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Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb
500GB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
150g

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb has a Kagoo Score of 82. With a price tag of $79.99 this external hard drive is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb or read our article on whether you should buy a Western Digital external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Lighter than average (150g)
USB powered
Password protection

A fully featured and affordable USB powered external hard drive.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Western Digital My Passport Ultra 500GB USB 3.0 [Review]
Western Digital My Passport Ultra 500GB USB 3.0 [Review]
Western Digital My Passport Ultra 500GB USB 3.0 [Unboxing]
Western Digital My Passport Ultra 500GB USB 3.0 [Unboxing]

1 Reason For for Choosing the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb

Password Protection

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb has a password protection (as do the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB), whereas the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb does 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.

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb

Heavier

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb is a 150g external hard drive. That's 250g lighter than the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB (400g), 90g lighter than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB (240g), 10g heavier than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb (140g) and 9g lighter than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB (159g). 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.

Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb is a 500GB external hard drive. That's 500GB smaller than the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB (1TB) and 1.5TB smaller than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb (2TB). 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 - 500Gb does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB, the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB), whereas the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb has received a Kagoo Score of 82, however the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb scored 86 and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB scored 85.

$25 More Expensive

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb is more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB by $25.

Less Retailers

Only 1 retailer sell the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb, whereas 2 retailers sell the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB, 2 retailers sell the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB, 2 sellers sell the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and 2 shops sell the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this external hard drive and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over Three Years Older

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb is older than the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB by three months and older than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB by four years.

Worse Brand

Western Digital external hard drives have an average rating of only 93.2%, whereas Seagate has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the My Passport Ultra - 500Gb in the US is $79.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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5 Best External Hard Drives Under $100 in the US - March 2021
Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 1TB
Reasons For
Reasons Against
Best Prices
Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb
Reasons For
Reasons Against
Best Prices
LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB
Reasons For
Reasons Against
Best Prices
LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB
Reasons For
Reasons Against
Best Prices
Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb
Reasons For
Reasons Against
Best Prices

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