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5 Best External Hard Drives Under $300 in the US - July 2020

Matthew
Updated 20 May 2020
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5 best external hard drives under $300

What External Hard Drive Under $300 to Buy in June 2020?

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB
Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB
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2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
140g
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
140g
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
1kg
2TB
5 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
240g
1TB
5 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
240g
75
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
84
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Very Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
75
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
83
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
74
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
66
Brand Rating
Good Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
66
Brand Rating
Good Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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5 Reasons For
Lighter
USB Powered
Better Kagoo Score
$10 Cheaper
More Shops Are Selling It
3 Reasons For
860g Lighter
USB Powered
More Shops Are Selling It
3 Reasons For
USB Powered
Password Protection
Better Brand
3 Reasons For
USB Powered
Password Protection
Better Brand
3 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Over One Year Older
Worse Brand
5 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $24
Older by Seven Months
Worse Brand
8 Reasons Against
Vastly Heavier
Not USB Powered
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Worse Kagoo Score
$53 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Over Two Years Older
Worse Brand
6 Reasons Against
100g Heavier
4,995 Mbit/s Slower Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $20
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over One Year
7 Reasons Against
30% Heavier
1TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Vastly Slower Hard Drive Speed
Vastly Slower Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
$10 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb

$67.99
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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 85. With a price tag of $67.99 this external hard drive is good value for money. 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 cheap and staggeringly light weight USB powered external hard drive, with a very good spec.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Very Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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

Lighter

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb is a 140 external hard drive, and so does the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb. That's 860g lighter than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb (1kg) and 100g lighter than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB (240g). More ...

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

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

USB Powered

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb is a USB powered external hard drive (as are the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb), but the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is not. More ...

Whether the hard drive is powered by USB or not.

Better Kagoo Score

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 85, however the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb scored 78, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB scored 81, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB scored 81 and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb scored 82.

$10 Cheaper

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb costs $52.90 less than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, costs $9.50 less than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB, costs $19.50 less than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB and costs $24.30 less than the Seagate Archive HDD 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.

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

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb), whereas the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB 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.

Over One Year Older

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb is older than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB by 23 months, older than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB by four months and older than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb by 16 months.

Worse Brand

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

The cheapest price that we could find for the Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb in the US is $67.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb

$92.29
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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 82. With a price tag of $92.29 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)

A good value for money and astonishingly light weight USB powered external hard drive, with a very good spec.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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

860g Lighter

The Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb has a weight of 140 (as does the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb), however the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is a 1kg external hard drive (860g heavier) and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB are both 240g external hard drives (100g heavier). More ...

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

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

USB Powered

The Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is USB powered, and so are the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb, whereas the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is not. More ...

Whether the hard drive is powered by USB or not.

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.

5 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 Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb), however the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 82, but the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb scored 85.

More Expensive by $24

The Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is $15 more expensive than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB, $5 more expensive than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB and $24 more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb.

Older by Seven Months

The Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is seven months older than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB.

Worse Brand

Seagate external hard drives have an average rating of only 93.2%, 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 $92.29 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb

$120.89
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Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb

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

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb has a Kagoo Score of 78. However with a price tag of $120.89 this external hard drive is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a Buffalo external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Fast data transfer rate (5,000 Mbit/s)
Fast hard drive speed (7,200 RPM)
External power adapter

A cheap and fully featured 1kg external hard drive.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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

Vastly Heavier

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is a 1 external hard drive. That's 760g heavier than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB (240g) and 860g heavier than the Seagate Archive HDD 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.

Not USB Powered

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is not USB powered, however the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB, the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb are. More ...

Whether the hard drive is powered by USB or not.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb does not have a Wi-Fi (As do the the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb), however the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 78, but the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB scored 81, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB scored 81, the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb scored 82 and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb scored 85.

$53 More Expensive

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is more expensive than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB by $43, more expensive than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB by $33, more expensive than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb by $29 and more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb by $53.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 2 sellers sells the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, however 3 stores sell the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and 3 retailers sell the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 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 Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is older than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB by two years, older than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB by 10 months, older than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb by 22 months and older than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb by six months.

Worse Brand

Buffalo external hard drives have an average rating of only 81.8%, however LaCie has an average rating of 95% and Seagate has an average rating of 93.2%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb in the US is $120.89 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB

$87.49
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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 81. With a price tag of $87.49 this external hard drive is fair 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 low cost 240g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a password protection.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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Unboxing Lacie 2TB Rugged Mini External Hard drive!
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3 Reasons For for Choosing the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB

USB Powered

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB is USB powered, and so are the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB, the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb, whereas the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is not. More ...

Whether the hard drive is powered by USB or not.

Password Protection

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB has a password protection, and so does the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB, however the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Seagate Archive HDD 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.

Better Brand

LaCie external hard drives have an average rating of 95%, however Buffalo only has an average rating of 81.8% and Seagate only has an average rating of 93.2%.

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

100g Heavier

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB has a weight of 240 (as does the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB), however the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is a 1kg external hard drive (760g heavier) and the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb are both 140g external hard drives (100g 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.

4,995 Mbit/s Slower Data Transfer Rate

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB is a 5 data transfer rate external hard drive, and so does the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB. That's 4,995 Mbit/s slower than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb (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 - 2TB has received a Kagoo Score of 81, but the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb scored 82 and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb scored 85.

More Expensive by $20

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB is $10 more expensive than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and $20 more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb.

Not As Many Stockists

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB is only stocked by 2 sellers, however the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb is stocked by 3 stores 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 - 2TB is 19 months older than the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB and one year older than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Rugged Mini - 2TB in the US is $87.49 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB

$77.49
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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 81. With a price tag of $77.49 this external hard drive is good value for money. 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
Password protection

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

82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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3 Reasons For for Choosing the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB

USB Powered

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB is a USB powered external hard drive (as are the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB, the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb), however the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is not. More ...

Whether the hard drive is powered by USB or not.

Password Protection

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB has a password protection (as does the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB), but the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Seagate Archive HDD 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.

Better Brand

LaCie external hard drives have an average rating of 95%, but Buffalo only has an average rating of 81.8% and Seagate only has an average rating of 93.2%.

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

30% Heavier

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB is a 240 external hard drive, and so does the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB. That's 760g lighter than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb (1kg) and 100g heavier than the Seagate Archive HDD 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.

1TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB is a 1 external hard drive. That's 1TB smaller than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB, the Seagate Archive HDD 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.

Vastly Slower Hard Drive Speed

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB has a hard drive speed of 5. That's 1,800 RPM slower than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb (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.

Vastly Slower Data Transfer Rate

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB has a data transfer rate of 5 (as does the LaCie Rugged Mini - 2TB), however the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb are all 5,000 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drives (4,995 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 - 1TB has received a Kagoo Score of 81, whereas the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb scored 82 and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb scored 85.

$10 More Expensive

The LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB is more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb by $10.

Fewer Sellers

Only 2 sellers sells the LaCie Rugged Mini - 1TB, but 3 sellers sell the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and 3 retailers sell the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb. More ...

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

The cheapest price that we could find for the Rugged Mini - 1TB in the US is $77.49 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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