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

Matthew
Updated 31 May 2021
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5 best external hard drives under $100

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

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Seagate Backup Plus Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB
Seagate Backup Plus Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB
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4TB
160 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
860g
500GB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
150g
1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
170g
1TB
136 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
167g
130MB/s
READ SPEED
1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
400g
96
Reviews
260 Reviews + 1 Award
87
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
88
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
74
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
86
Popularity
Quite Popular
72
Value for Money
Good
70
Kagoo Score
Very Good
78
Features
Good Features
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
73
Value for Money
Good
69
Kagoo Score
Good
The highest scoring external hard drive under $500, with a very good spec. It is USB powered and has a hard drive capacity of 4TB. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's really well designed, outstanding in terms of connectivity and really easy to use. A cheap and fully featured 150g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection. A fully featured and cheap 170g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection. A good spec and low cost 167g external hard drive. A good spec and affordable 400g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection.
2 Reasons For
Better Kagoo Score
Better Brand
2 Reasons For
Vastly Lighter
Password Protection
1 Reason For
Password Protection
1 Reason For
More Shops Are Selling It
2 Reasons For
Password Protection
$28 Cheaper
7 Reasons Against
46% Heavier
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Vastly Slower Hard Drive Speed
4,840 Mbit/s Slower Data Transfer Rate
$50 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over Two Years Older
7 Reasons Against
Hugely Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $30
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over Two Years
Worse Brand
8 Reasons Against
11% Heavier
Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $29
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over One Year
Worse Brand
8 Reasons Against
17g Heavier
Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
98% Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate
Slower Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $28
Worse Brand
7 Reasons Against
39% Heavier
Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
1,800 RPM Slower Hard Drive Speed
Worse Kagoo Score
Not As Many Stockists
Over Two Years Older
Worse Brand
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Seagate Backup Plus

$99.71
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Seagate Backup Plus

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Seagate Backup Plus
4TB
160 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
860g

The Seagate Backup Plus has a Kagoo Score of 88. However with a price tag of $99.71 this external hard drive is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Seagate Backup Plus or read our article on whether you should buy a Seagate external hard drive.

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

The highest scoring external hard drive under $500, with a very good spec. It is USB powered and has a hard drive capacity of 4TB. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's really well designed, outstanding in terms of connectivity and really easy to use.

96
Reviews
260 Reviews + 1 Award
87
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Seagate Backup Plus has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this external hard drive to others.

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2 Reasons For for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus

Better Kagoo Score

The Seagate Backup Plus has received a Kagoo Score of 88, whereas the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb scored 79, the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb scored only 70, the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB scored only 69 and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb scored 81.

Better Brand

Seagate external hard drives have an average rating of 95%, but Buffalo only has an average rating of 90.9%, G-Technology only has an average rating of 75.2%, LaCie only has an average rating of 77.6% and Western Digital only has an average rating of 93.1%.

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus

46% Heavier

The Seagate Backup Plus is an 860g external hard drive. That's 690g heavier than the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb (170g), 693g heavier than the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb (167g), 460g heavier than the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB (400g) and 710g 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.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The Seagate Backup Plus does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb, the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb 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.

Vastly Slower Hard Drive Speed

The Seagate Backup Plus has a hard drive speed of 5 RPM, and so does the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB. That's 1,800 RPM slower than the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb (7,200 RPM). 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.

4,840 Mbit/s Slower Data Transfer Rate

The Seagate Backup Plus has a data transfer rate of 160 Mbit/s, however the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb, the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb are all 5,000 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drives (4,840 Mbit/s faster) and the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb is a 136 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drive (24 Mbit/s slower). 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.

$50 More Expensive

The Seagate Backup Plus is more expensive than the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb by $20, more expensive than the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb by $22, more expensive than the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB by $50 and more expensive than the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb by $20.

Fewer Sellers

Only 2 retailers sells the Seagate Backup Plus, but 3 shops sell the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this external hard drive, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Over Two Years Older

The Seagate Backup Plus is older than the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb by 13 months and older than the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb by two years. The Seagate Backup Plus is the same age as the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Backup Plus in the US is $99.71 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 81. 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:
Very light (150g)
USB powered
Password protection

A cheap and fully featured 150g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
81
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]

2 Reasons For for Choosing the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb

Vastly Lighter

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb has a weight of 150g, however the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb is a 170g external hard drive (20g heavier), the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb is a 167g external hard drive (17g heavier), the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB is a 400g external hard drive (250g heavier) and the Seagate Backup Plus is an 860g external hard drive (710g 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.

Password Protection

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb has a password protection, and so do the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb and the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB, however the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus 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.

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

Hugely Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb has a hard drive capacity of 500GB, but the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb, the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb and the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB are all 1TB external hard drives (500GB bigger) and the Seagate Backup Plus is a 4TB external hard drive (3.5TB 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.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb, the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus), 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 Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb has received a Kagoo Score of 81, but the Seagate Backup Plus scored 88.

More Expensive by $30

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb is $30 more expensive than the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB.

Not As Many Stockists

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb is only stocked by 1 seller, however the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb is stocked by 2 retailers, the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb is stocked by 3 stores, the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB is stocked by 2 retailers and the Seagate Backup Plus is stocked by 2 stores. More ...

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

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb is 16 months older than the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb, two years older than the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb, three months older than the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB and three months older than the Seagate Backup Plus.

Worse Brand

Western Digital external hard drives have an average rating of only 93.1%, however 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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Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb

$79.36
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Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb

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Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb
1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
170g

The Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb has a Kagoo Score of 79. With a price tag of $79.36 this external hard drive is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a Buffalo external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Very light (170g)
USB powered
Password protection

A fully featured and cheap 170g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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1 Reason For for Choosing the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb

Password Protection

The Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb has a password protection, and so do the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb, however the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus 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.

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb

11% Heavier

The Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb has a weight of 170g, however the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb is a 167g external hard drive (3g lighter), the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB is a 400g external hard drive (230g heavier), the Seagate Backup Plus is an 860g external hard drive (690g heavier) and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb is a 150g external hard drive (20g 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.

Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb has a hard drive capacity of 1GB (as do the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb and the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB), but the Seagate Backup Plus is a 4TB external hard drive (3TB 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.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus 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 Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 79, but the Seagate Backup Plus scored 88 and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb scored 81.

More Expensive by $29

The Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb is $29 more expensive than the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB.

Not As Many Stockists

The Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb is only stocked by 2 sellers, however the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb is stocked by 3 retailers. More ...

Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this external hard drive.
Older by Over One Year

The Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb is 13 months older than the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb.

Worse Brand

Buffalo external hard drives have an average rating of only 90.9%, however Seagate has an average rating of 95% and Western Digital has an average rating of 93.1%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Ministation - 1Tb in the US is $79.36 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb

$77.95
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G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb

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G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb
1TB
136 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
167g
130MB/s
READ SPEED

The G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb has a Kagoo Score of 70. With a price tag of $77.95 this external hard drive is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a G-Technology external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Very light (167g)
USB powered

A good spec and low cost 167g external hard drive.

79
Features
Good Features
86
Popularity
Quite Popular
72
Value for Money
Good
70
Kagoo Score
Very Good

1 Reason For for Choosing the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb

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.

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb

17g Heavier

The G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb has a weight of 167g, whereas the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb is a 170g external hard drive (3g heavier), the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB is a 400g external hard drive (233g heavier), the Seagate Backup Plus is an 860g external hard drive (693g heavier) and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb is a 150g external hard drive (17g 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 G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb has a hard drive capacity of 1GB (as do the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb and the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB), however the Seagate Backup Plus is a 4TB external hard drive (3TB 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.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb), whereas 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.

98% Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate

The G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb is a 136 Mbit/s max data transfer rate external hard drive. That's 4,864 Mbit/s slower than the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb, the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB, the Seagate Backup Plus and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb (5,000 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.

Slower Data Transfer Rate

The G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb is a 136 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drive. That's 4,864 Mbit/s slower than the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb, the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb (5,000 Mbit/s) and 24 Mbit/s slower than the Seagate Backup Plus (160 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 G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb has only received a Kagoo Score of 70, however the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb scored 79, the Seagate Backup Plus scored 88 and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb scored 81.

More Expensive by $28

The G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb is $28 more expensive than the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB.

Worse Brand

G-Technology external hard drives have an average rating of only 75.2%, whereas Buffalo has an average rating of 90.9%, LaCie has an average rating of 77.6%, Seagate has an average rating of 95% and Western Digital has an average rating of 93.1%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb in the US is $77.95 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB

$49.99
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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 $49.99 this external hard drive is good 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 affordable 400g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection.

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

Password Protection

The LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB has a password protection (as do the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb), however the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus 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.

$28 Cheaper

The LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB costs $49.99, whereas the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb is $79.36, the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb is $77.95, the Seagate Backup Plus is $99.71 and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb is $79.99.

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

39% Heavier

The LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB is a 400g external hard drive. That's 230g heavier than the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb (170g), 233g heavier than the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb (167g), 460g lighter than the Seagate Backup Plus (860g) and 250g 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.

Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB is a 1GB external hard drive, and so do the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb and the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb. That's 3TB smaller than the Seagate Backup Plus (4TB) 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.

1,800 RPM Slower Hard Drive Speed

The LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB is a 5 RPM hard drive rotational speed external hard drive, and so does the Seagate Backup Plus. That's 1,800 RPM slower than the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb (7,200 RPM). 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB has only received a Kagoo Score of 69, but the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb scored 79, the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb scored 70, the Seagate Backup Plus scored 88 and the Western Digital My Passport Ultra - 500Gb scored 81.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 2 sellers sells the LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB, however 3 shops sell the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb. More ...

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

The LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB is older than the Buffalo Ministation - 1Tb by 13 months and older than the G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile - 1Tb by two years. The LaCie Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB is the same age as the Seagate Backup Plus.

Worse Brand

LaCie external hard drives have an average rating of only 77.6%, however Buffalo has an average rating of 90.9%, Seagate has an average rating of 95% and Western Digital has an average rating of 93.1%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Expansion Rugged Mini - 1TB in the US is $49.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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