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5 Best External Hard Drives Under $100 in the US - April 2020

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Updated 03 March 2020
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5 best external hard drives under $100

What External Hard Drive Under $100 to Buy in March 2020?

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Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb
Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb
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2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
140g
2TB
5 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
240g
1TB
425 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
240g
500GB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
1.1kg
500GB
5 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
204g
75
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
88
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Quite Popular
88
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
66
Brand Rating
Good Brand
87
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
77
Value for Money
Very Good
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
71
Value for Money
Good
66
Kagoo Score
Good
77
Features
Good Features
70
Value for Money
Good
65
Kagoo Score
Good
The top rated external hard drive under $100, with a very good spec. A fully featured and good value for money 240g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection. An affordable and fully featured 240g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a hard drive speed of 7,200 RPM. A good spec and low cost 1.1kg external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s. A good spec and affordable 204g external hard drive.
3 Reasons For
88% Lighter
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling it
2 Reasons For
Password Protection
Better Brand
1 Reason For
Cheaper by $4
1 Reason For
Newer by Four Months
4 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
$6 More Expensive
Over One Year Older
Worse Brand
6 Reasons Against
30% Heavier
4,995 Mbit/s Slower Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
$4 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Over Two Years Older
10 Reasons Against
Heavier
Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
4,575 Mbit/s Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate
Hugely Slower Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
$15 More Expensive
Less Retailers
Four Months Older
Worse Brand
6 Reasons Against
Vastly Heavier
1.5TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Worse Kagoo Score
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over One Year
Worse Brand
9 Reasons Against
24% Heavier
1.5TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
1,800 RPM Slower Hard Drive Speed
4,995 Mbit/s Slower Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $4
Not As Many Stockists
Worse Brand
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Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb

$80.99
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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 88. With a price tag of $80.99 this external hard drive is fair value for money. 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:
Fast data transfer rate (5,000 Mbit/s)
USB powered
Lighter than average (140g)

The top rated external hard drive under $100, with a very good spec.

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

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

88% Lighter

The Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is a 140 external hard drive. That's 949g lighter than the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB (1.1kg), 100g lighter than the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB (240g) and 64g lighter than the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb (204g). 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 88, but the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB scored only 66, the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB scored only 72, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB scored 86 and the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb scored only 65.

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.

4 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 G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB and the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb), however the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB have 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.

$6 More Expensive

The Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is more expensive than the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB by $6.

Over One Year Older

The Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is older than the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB by 10 months and older than the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb by 14 months. The Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is the same age as the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB.

Worse Brand

Seagate external hard drives have an average rating of only 89.6%, however LaCie has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb in the US is $80.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB

$79.00
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LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB

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LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB
2TB
5 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
240g

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB has a Kagoo Score of 86. With a price tag of $79.00 this external hard drive is good value for money. 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 fully featured and good value for money 240g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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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, however the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB, the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB, the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb 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.

Better Brand

LaCie external hard drives have an average rating of 95%, however Fantom Drives only has an average rating of 67.9%, G-Technology only has an average rating of 74.2%, Seagate only has an average rating of 89.6% and Transcend only has an average rating of 61.6%.

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

30% Heavier

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB is a 240 external hard drive, and so does the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB. That's 849g lighter than the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB (1.1kg), 100g heavier than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb (140g) and 36g heavier than the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb (204g). 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.

4,995 Mbit/s Slower Data Transfer Rate

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB has a data transfer rate of 5 (as does the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb), whereas the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb are both 5,000 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drives (4,995 Mbit/s faster) and the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB is a 425 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drive (420 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 LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB has received a Kagoo Score of 86, but the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb scored 88.

$4 More Expensive

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB is more expensive than the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB by $4.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 2 sellers sells the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB, however 3 shops sell the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb. 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 Rugged Mini - 2TB is older than the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB by 11 months, older than the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB by 21 months, older than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb by 11 months and older than the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb by two years.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Rugged Mini - 2TB in the US is $79.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB

$89.95
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G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB

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G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB
1TB
425 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
240g

The G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB has a Kagoo Score of 72. However with a price tag of $89.95 this external hard drive is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB or read our article on whether you should buy a G-Technology external hard drive.

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

An affordable and fully featured 240g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a hard drive speed of 7,200 RPM.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
77
Value for Money
Very Good
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the G-Technology G-DRIVE Ev RaW - 1TB

Heavier

The G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB is a 240 external hard drive, and so does the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB. That's 849g lighter than the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB (1.1kg), 100g heavier than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb (140g) and 36g heavier than the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb (204g). 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 ev RaW - 1TB is a 1 external hard drive. That's 500GB bigger than the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB and the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb (500GB) and 1TB 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 G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb), whereas the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB have 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.

4,575 Mbit/s Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate

The G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB is a 425 max data transfer rate external hard drive, whereas the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb are all 5,000 Mbit/s max data transfer rate external hard drives (4,575 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.

Hugely Slower Data Transfer Rate

The G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB has a data transfer rate of 425, but the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb are both 5,000 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drives (4,575 Mbit/s faster) and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB and the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb are both 5 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drives (420 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB has only received a Kagoo Score of 72, however the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB scored 86 and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb scored 88.

$15 More Expensive

The G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB is more expensive than the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB by $15, more expensive than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB by $11, more expensive than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb by $9 and more expensive than the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb by $11.

Less Retailers

Only 2 shops sells the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB, whereas 3 shops sell the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb. 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.
Four Months Older

The G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB is older than the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb by four months.

Worse Brand

G-Technology external hard drives have an average rating of only 74.2%, whereas LaCie has an average rating of 95% and Seagate has an average rating of 89.6%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB in the US is $89.95 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB

$75.36
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Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB

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Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB
500GB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
1.1kg

The Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB has a Kagoo Score of 66. With a price tag of $75.36 this external hard drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB or read our article on whether you should buy a Fantom Drives external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Fast data transfer rate (5,000 Mbit/s)
USB powered
External power adapter

A good spec and low cost 1.1kg external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s.

79
Features
Good Features
71
Value for Money
Good
66
Kagoo Score
Good

1 Reason For for Choosing the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB

Cheaper by $4

The Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB costs $75.36, whereas the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB is $89.95, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB is $79.00, the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is $80.99 and the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb is $78.99.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB

Vastly Heavier

The Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB has a weight of 1.1, however the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB are both 240g external hard drives (849g lighter), the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is a 140g external hard drive (949g lighter) and the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb is a 204g external hard drive (885g 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.

1.5TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB has a hard drive capacity of 500 (as does the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb), but the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB is a 1TB external hard drive (500GB bigger) and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb are both 2TB external hard drives (1.5TB 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB has only received a Kagoo Score of 66, but the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB scored 72, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB scored 86 and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb scored 88.

Not As Many Stockists

The Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB is only stocked by 1 store, however the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB is stocked by 2 sellers, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB is stocked by 2 stores, the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is stocked by 3 retailers and the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb is stocked by 2 stores. 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 Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB is 10 months older than the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB and 14 months older than the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb. The Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB is the same age as the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb.

Worse Brand

Fantom Drives external hard drives have an average rating of only 67.9%, however G-Technology has an average rating of 74.2%, LaCie has an average rating of 95% and Seagate has an average rating of 89.6%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the G-Force3 500GB in the US is $75.36 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb

$78.99
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Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb

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Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb
500GB
5 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
204g

The Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb has a Kagoo Score of 65. With a price tag of $78.99 this external hard drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb.

Features We Love:
USB powered
Very light (204g)

A good spec and affordable 204g external hard drive.

77
Features
Good Features
70
Value for Money
Good
65
Kagoo Score
Good

1 Reason For for Choosing the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb

Newer by Four Months

The Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb was released four years ago, but the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB was released five years ago, the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB was released four years ago, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB was released six years ago and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb was released five years ago

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb

24% Heavier

The Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb has a weight of 204, however the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB is a 1.1kg external hard drive (885g heavier), the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB are both 240g external hard drives (36g heavier) and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is a 140g external hard drive (64g 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.

1.5TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb has a hard drive capacity of 500 (as does the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB), but the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB is a 1TB external hard drive (500GB bigger) and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb are both 2TB external hard drives (1.5TB 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 Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb), however the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB do. 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.

1,800 RPM Slower Hard Drive Speed

The Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb is a 5 hard drive rotational speed external hard drive, whereas the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB 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.

4,995 Mbit/s Slower Data Transfer Rate

The Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb is a 5 data transfer rate external hard drive, and so does the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB. That's 4,995 Mbit/s slower than the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb (5,000 Mbit/s) and 420 Mbit/s slower than the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB (425 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 Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb has only received a Kagoo Score of 65, but the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB scored 66, the G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RaW - 1TB scored 72, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB scored 86 and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb scored 88.

More Expensive by $4

The Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb is $4 more expensive than the Fantom Drives G-Force3 500GB.

Not As Many Stockists

The Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb is only stocked by 2 retailers, however the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb 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.
Worse Brand

Transcend external hard drives have an average rating of only 61.6%, however Fantom Drives has an average rating of 67.9%, G-Technology has an average rating of 74.2%, LaCie has an average rating of 95% and Seagate has an average rating of 89.6%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the StoreJet 25M3 - 500Gb in the US is $78.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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