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5 Best External Hard Drives Under $100 in the US - August 2019

Updated 24 June 2019 by Matthew
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5 best external hard drives under $100

Which Are the Best External Hard Drives Under $100?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best external hard drives under $100? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best external hard drives under $100 are:

  • 1) Western Digital My Passport -
  • 2) Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb - $79.99 Adorama
  • 3) Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb - $92.29 Overstock
  • 4) LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb - $99.95 Adorama
  • 5) LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB - $74.99 Adorama

What External Hard Drive Under $100 to Buy in July 2019?

Below we provide a detailed run through of the top 5 external hard drives under $100 currently for sale in the United States:

Best Buy
Western Digital My Passport Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB
Western Digital My Passport Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB
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$79.99 Buy Now
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$92.29 Buy Now
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$99.95 Buy Now
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$74.99 Buy Now
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1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
170g
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
140g
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
140g
1TB
260 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
100g
1TB
5 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
240g
94
Reviews
112 Reviews + 5 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
75
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
87
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Very Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
75
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
66
Brand Rating
Good Brand
86
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Very Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
66
Brand Rating
Good Brand
86
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Very Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
A fully featured and multi award winning 170g external hard drive. It has a password protection and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a big storage capacity, it's really easy to use and easy to carry around. A fully featured and cheap USB powered external hard drive. A fully featured and astonishingly light weight USB powered external hard drive, with a good price. A cheap and amazingly light weight USB powered external hard drive, with a very good spec. A bargain price and fully featured 240g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection.
3 Reasons For
Password Protection
Five More Awards
Better Brand
3 Reasons For
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling it
Newer by Eight Months
1 Reason For
More Shops Are Selling it
1 Reason For
59% Lighter
2 Reasons For
Password Protection
Cheaper by $5
5 Reasons Against
30% Heavier
Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Worse Kagoo Score
Not Currently Available
4 Reasons Against
Heavier
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
More Expensive by $5
Worse Brand
6 Reasons Against
40g Heavier
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Worse Kagoo Score
$17 More Expensive
Over One Year Older
Worse Brand
7 Reasons Against
Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
4,740 Mbit/s Slower Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
$25 More Expensive
Less Retailers
Eight Months Older
Worse Brand
7 Reasons Against
140g Heavier
Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
4,995 Mbit/s Slower Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over One Year
Worse Brand
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Western Digital My Passport

Western Digital My Passport

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Western Digital My Passport
1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
170g

The Western Digital My Passport has a Kagoo Score of 77. With a price tag of $0.00 this external hard drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Western Digital My Passport or read our article on whether you should buy a Western Digital external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Fast data transfer rate (5,000 Mbit/s)
Very light (170g)
USB powered
Has a password protection

A fully featured and multi award winning 170g external hard drive. It has a password protection and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a big storage capacity, it's really easy to use and easy to carry around.

94
Reviews
112 Reviews + 5 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Western Digital My Passport has very good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this external hard drive to others.

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3 Reasons For for Choosing the Western Digital My Passport

Password Protection

The Western Digital My Passport has a password protection (as does the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB), whereas the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb 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.

Five More Awards

The Western Digital My Passport has received 5 awards, whereas the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB has received no awards, the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb has received no awards, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb has received no awards and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb has received no awards.

Better Brand

Western Digital external hard drives have an average rating of 87.4%, whereas LaCie only has an average rating of 66.8% and Seagate only has an average rating of 76%.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Western Digital My Passport

30% Heavier

The Western Digital My Passport is a 170g external hard drive. That's 70g lighter than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB (240g), 70g heavier than the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb (100g) and 30g heavier than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb (140g). 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 Western Digital My Passport is a 1TB external hard drive, and so do the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb. That's 1TB smaller than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 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 does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb), whereas the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Western Digital My Passport has only received a Kagoo Score of 77, however the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB scored 86, the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb scored 86, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb scored 80 and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb scored 88.

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb

$79.99
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb

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

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb has a Kagoo Score of 88. However with a price tag of $79.99 this external hard drive is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 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)

A fully featured and cheap USB powered external hard drive.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Very Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

3 Reasons For for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb

Better Kagoo Score

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 88, whereas the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB scored 86, the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb scored 86, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb scored 80 and the Western Digital My Passport scored only 77.

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.

Newer by Eight Months

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb is 16 months newer than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB, eight months newer than the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb and 23 months newer than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb

Heavier

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb has a weight of 140g (as does the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb), but the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB is a 240g external hard drive (100g heavier), the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb is a 100g external hard drive (40g lighter) and the Western Digital My Passport is a 170g external hard drive (30g 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.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport), but the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb 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.

More Expensive by $5

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb is $5 more expensive than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB.

Worse Brand

Seagate external hard drives have an average rating of only 76%, but Western Digital has an average rating of 87.4%.

The cheapest price that we found for the Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb in the United States is $79.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb

$92.29
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Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb

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

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb has a Kagoo Score of 80. However with a price tag of $92.29 this external hard drive is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Seagate 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)

A fully featured and astonishingly light weight USB powered external hard drive, with a good price.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

1 Reason For for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb

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.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb

40g Heavier

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is a 140g external hard drive, and so does the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb. That's 100g lighter than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB (240g), 40g heavier than the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb (100g) and 30g lighter than the Western Digital My Passport (170g). 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 Portable - 2Tb does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport), whereas the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 80, however the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB scored 86, the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb scored 86 and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb scored 88.

$17 More Expensive

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is more expensive than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB by $17 and more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb by $12.

Over One Year Older

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is older than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB by seven months, older than the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb by 15 months, older than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb by 23 months and older than the Western Digital My Passport by 23 months.

Worse Brand

Seagate external hard drives have an average rating of only 76%, whereas Western Digital has an average rating of 87.4%.

The cheapest price that we found for the Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb in the United States is $92.29 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb

$99.95
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LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb

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LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb
1TB
260 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
100g

The LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb has a Kagoo Score of 86. However with a price tag of $99.95 this external hard drive is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a LaCie external hard drive.

Features We Love:
USB powered
Lighter than average (100g)

A cheap and amazingly light weight USB powered external hard drive, with a very good spec.

86
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Very Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

1 Reason For for Choosing the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb

59% Lighter

The LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb is a 100g external hard drive. That's 140g lighter than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB (240g), 40g lighter than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb (140g) and 70g lighter than the Western Digital My Passport (170g). 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.

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb

Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb is a 1TB external hard drive, and so do the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and the Western Digital My Passport. That's 1TB smaller than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 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.

4,740 Mbit/s Slower Data Transfer Rate

The LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb has a data transfer rate of 260 Mbit/s, but the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB is a 5 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drive (255 Mbit/s slower) and the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport are all 5,000 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drives (4,740 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 Triple - 1Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 86, however the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb scored 88.

$25 More Expensive

The LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb is more expensive than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB by $25, more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb by $8 and more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb by $20.

Less Retailers

Only 2 sellers sells the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb, whereas 3 sellers sell the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and 3 retailers sell the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb. More ...

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

The LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb is older than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb by eight months and older than the Western Digital My Passport by eight months.

Worse Brand

LaCie external hard drives have an average rating of only 66.8%, whereas Seagate has an average rating of 76% and Western Digital has an average rating of 87.4%.

The cheapest price that we found for the Rugged Triple - 1Tb in the United States is $99.95 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB

$74.99
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LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB

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LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB
1TB
5 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
240g

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB has a Kagoo Score of 86. However with a price tag of $74.99 this external hard drive is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB or read our article on whether you should buy a LaCie external hard drive.

Features We Love:
USB powered
Has a password protection

A bargain price and fully featured 240g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection.

86
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Very Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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

Password Protection

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB has a password protection, and so does the Western Digital My Passport, however the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb 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.

Cheaper by $5

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB costs $74.99, whereas the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb is $99.95, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is $92.29 and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb is $79.99.

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

140g Heavier

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB has a weight of 240g, however the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb is a 100g external hard drive (140g lighter), the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb are both 140g external hard drives (100g lighter) and the Western Digital My Passport is a 170g external hard drive (70g 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 LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB has a hard drive capacity of 1TB (as do the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb and the Western Digital My Passport), but the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb are both 2TB external hard drives (1TB 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.

4,995 Mbit/s Slower Data Transfer Rate

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB is a 5 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drive. That's 255 Mbit/s slower than the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb (260 Mbit/s) and 4,995 Mbit/s slower than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport (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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB has received a Kagoo Score of 86, but the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb scored 88.

Not As Many Stockists

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB is only stocked by 2 shops, however the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is stocked by 3 retailers and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb is stocked by 3 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 LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB is eight months older than the LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb, 16 months older than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb and 16 months older than the Western Digital My Passport.

Worse Brand

LaCie external hard drives have an average rating of only 66.8%, however Seagate has an average rating of 76% and Western Digital has an average rating of 87.4%.

The cheapest price that we found for the Rugged Mini - 1TB in the United States is $74.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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5 Best External Hard Drives Under $100 in the US - August 2019
Western Digital My Passport
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb
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Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb
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LaCie Rugged Triple - 1Tb
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LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB
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