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5 Best External Hard Drives Under $300 in the US - May 2021

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Updated 02 May 2021
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5 best external hard drives under $300

What External Hard Drive Under $300 to Buy in May 2021?

Best Buy Great Price
Seagate Backup Plus Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb Western Digital My Book - 6Tb Western Digital My Passport X
Seagate Backup Plus Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb Western Digital My Book - 6Tb Western Digital My Passport X
$132.48 Buy Now
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$92.29 Buy Now
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$109.99 Buy Now
Adorama
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$249.55 Buy Now
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4TB
160 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
860g
2TB
151g
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
950g
6TB
10,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
1.1kg
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
230g
95
Reviews
256 Reviews + 6 Awards
87
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
74
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
87
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
89
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
85
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
94
Reviews
421 Reviews + 2 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
The top rated external hard drive under $500, with a fair price. It is USB powered and has a hard drive capacity of 4TB. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a really fast read/write speed, it's very well designed and brilliant in terms of connectivity. The highest rated external hard drive under $100. A fully featured and cheap 950g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a hard drive speed of 7,200 RPM. A cheap and fully featured 1.1kg external hard drive. It has a fingerprint reader, a password protection and a data transfer rate of 10,000 Mbit/s and supports RAID support. A fully featured and award winning 230g external hard drive, with a reasonable price. Owners report that it has a big storage capacity, very fast read/write speed and it's really easy to use.
6 Reasons For
USB Powered
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling It
Two More Awards
Better Brand
More Fairly Priced
4 Reasons For
Lighter
USB Powered
$18 Cheaper
Better Brand
2 Reasons For
USB Powered
More Shops Are Selling It
5 Reasons For
RAID Support
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
More Shops Are Selling It
Newer by 13 Months
8 Reasons For
USB Powered
Two More Awards
Expert Reviews Are a Lot Better
User Reviews Are Better
More Customers Recommend It
A Better Size
Easier to Use
Has a Better Fast Read/write Speed
10 Reasons Against
Heavier
Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
5,000 Mbit/s Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate
Slower Hard Drive Speed
Hugely Slower Data Transfer Rate
$40 More Expensive
Over One Year Older
Appreciably Lower Expert Review Score
Lower User Review Score
Less Customers Recommend It
5 Reasons Against
Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
5,000 Mbit/s Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
Less Retailers
Over Three Years Older
8 Reasons Against
46% Heavier
4TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate
Vastly Slower Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
$18 More Expensive
Over Three Years Older
Worse Brand
6 Reasons Against
Vastly Heavier
Not USB Powered
1,800 RPM Slower Hard Drive Speed
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $157
Worse Brand
9 Reasons Against
26% Heavier
Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
5,000 Mbit/s Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate
Slower Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
$54 More Expensive
Less Retailers
Over One Year Older
Worse Brand
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Seagate Backup Plus

$132.48
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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. With a price tag of $132.48 this external hard drive is good value for money. 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 top rated external hard drive under $500, with a fair price. It is USB powered and has a hard drive capacity of 4TB. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a really fast read/write speed, it's very well designed and brilliant in terms of connectivity.

95
Reviews
256 Reviews + 6 Awards
87
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Seagate Backup Plus has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this external hard drive to others.

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6 Reasons For for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus

USB Powered

The Seagate Backup Plus is a USB powered external hard drive (as are the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport X), but the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is not. More ...

Whether the hard drive is powered by USB or not.

Better Kagoo Score

The Seagate Backup Plus has received a Kagoo Score of 88, however the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb scored 86, the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb scored 86, the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb scored 84 and the Western Digital My Passport X scored 83.

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.

Two More Awards

The Seagate Backup Plus has received 2 awards, whereas the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb has received no awards, the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb has received no awards and the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb has received no awards.

Better Brand

Seagate external hard drives have an average rating of 95%, whereas Buffalo only has an average rating of 86.3% and Western Digital only has an average rating of 90.5%.

More Fairly Priced

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Seagate Backup Plus was more fairly priced.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus

Heavier

The Seagate Backup Plus is an 860g external hard drive. That's 90g lighter than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb (950g), 709g heavier than the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb (151g), 190g lighter than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb (1.1kg) and 630g heavier than the Western Digital My Passport X (230g). 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 Seagate Backup Plus is a 4GB external hard drive. That's 2TB bigger than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport X (2TB) and 2TB smaller than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb (6TB). 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.

5,000 Mbit/s Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate

The Seagate Backup Plus is a 5 Mbit/s max data transfer rate external hard drive (as do the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport X), whereas the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is a 10,000 Mbit/s max data transfer rate external hard drive (5,000 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.

Slower Hard Drive Speed

Seagate Backup Plus is only 5 RPM hard drive rotational speed, and so does the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb. 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.

Hugely Slower Data Transfer Rate

The Seagate Backup Plus has a data transfer rate of 160 Mbit/s, but the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport X are both 5,000 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drives (4,840 Mbit/s faster) and the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is a 10,000 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drive (9,840 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.

$40 More Expensive

The Seagate Backup Plus is more expensive than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb by $22 and more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb by $40.

Over One Year Older

The Seagate Backup Plus is older than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb by 13 months.

Appreciably Lower Expert Review Score

The Seagate Backup Plus's average expert rating is only 70%, however the Western Digital My Passport X's is 80% (based on 14 reviews).

Lower User Review Score

The Seagate Backup Plus's average user rating is 87%, however the Western Digital My Passport X's is 95% (based on 407 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend It

Only 8.9% of 224 customers recommend the Seagate Backup Plus, whereas 89.3% of 431 customers recommend the Western Digital My Passport X.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Backup Plus in the US is $132.48 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb

$92.29
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Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb

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Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb
2TB
151g

The Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb has a Kagoo Score of 86. With a price tag of $92.29 this external hard drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a Seagate external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Very light (151g)
USB powered
External power adapter

The highest rated external hard drive under $100.

86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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4 Reasons For for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb

Lighter

The Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb is a 151g external hard drive. That's 799g lighter than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb (950g), 709g lighter than the Seagate Backup Plus (860g), 899g lighter than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb (1.1kg) and 79g lighter than the Western Digital My Passport X (230g). 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 - 2Tb is a USB powered external hard drive (as are the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus and the Western Digital My Passport X), but the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is not. More ...

Whether the hard drive is powered by USB or not.

$18 Cheaper

The Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb costs $17.70 less than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, costs $40.19 less than the Seagate Backup Plus, costs $157.26 less than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb and costs $53.67 less than the Western Digital My Passport X.

Better Brand

Seagate external hard drives have an average rating of 95%, whereas Buffalo only has an average rating of 86.3% and Western Digital only has an average rating of 90.5%.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb

Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb is a 2GB external hard drive, and so do the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport X. That's 2TB smaller than the Seagate Backup Plus (4TB) and 4TB smaller than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb (6TB). 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.

5,000 Mbit/s Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate

The Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb is a 5 Mbit/s max data transfer rate external hard drive (as do the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus and the Western Digital My Passport X), whereas the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is a 10,000 Mbit/s max data transfer rate external hard drive (5,000 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 Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 86, however the Seagate Backup Plus scored 88.

Less Retailers

Only 1 shop sell the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb, whereas 2 sellers sell the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, 2 sellers sell the Seagate Backup Plus and 2 sellers sell the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb. More ...

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

The Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb is older than the Seagate Backup Plus by 23 months, older than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb by three years and older than the Western Digital My Passport X by 18 months.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Backup Plus - 2Tb in the US is $92.29 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb

$109.99
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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
950g

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb has a Kagoo Score of 86. With a price tag of $109.99 this external hard drive is good value for money. 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 hard drive speed (7,200 RPM)
USB powered
External power adapter

A fully featured and cheap 950g external hard drive. It is USB powered and has a hard drive speed of 7,200 RPM.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

2 Reasons For for Choosing the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb

USB Powered

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is a USB powered external hard drive (as are the Seagate Backup Plus, the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport X), however the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is not. More ...

Whether the hard drive is powered by USB or not.

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.

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

46% Heavier

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is a 950g external hard drive. That's 90g heavier than the Seagate Backup Plus (860g), 799g heavier than the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb (151g), 100g lighter than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb (1.1kg) and 720g heavier than the Western Digital My Passport X (230g). 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.

4TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is a 2GB external hard drive, and so do the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport X. That's 2TB smaller than the Seagate Backup Plus (4TB) and 4TB smaller than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb (6TB). 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.

Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate

Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is only 5 Mbit/s max data transfer rate (as do the Seagate Backup Plus, the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport X), but the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is a 10,000 Mbit/s max data transfer rate external hard drive (5,000 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.

Vastly Slower Data Transfer Rate

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb has a data transfer rate of 5 Mbit/s (as does the Western Digital My Passport X), however the Seagate Backup Plus is a 160 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drive (4,840 Mbit/s slower) and the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is a 10,000 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drive (5,000 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 Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 86, whereas the Seagate Backup Plus scored 88.

$18 More Expensive

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb by $18.

Over Three Years Older

The Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is older than the Seagate Backup Plus by two years, older than the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb by six months, older than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb by four years and older than the Western Digital My Passport X by two years.

Worse Brand

Buffalo external hard drives have an average rating of only 86.3%, but Seagate has an average rating of 95% and Western Digital has an average rating of 90.5%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb in the US is $109.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Western Digital My Book - 6Tb

$249.55
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Western Digital My Book - 6Tb

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Western Digital My Book - 6Tb
6TB
10,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
1.1kg

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb has a Kagoo Score of 84. However with a price tag of $249.55 this external hard drive is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a Western Digital external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Big hard drive capacity (6TB)
Fast data transfer rate (10,000 Mbit/s)
Fingerprint reader
Password protection
Supports RAID support

A cheap and fully featured 1.1kg external hard drive. It has a fingerprint reader, a password protection and a data transfer rate of 10,000 Mbit/s and supports RAID support.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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5 Reasons For for Choosing the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb

RAID Support

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb supports RAID support, whereas the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus, the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport X do not. More ...

RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a system to allow multiple hard drives to link together as a single unit, pooling their capacity to create a single large drive.

A RAID array is helpful for storing very large amounts of data and to allow for additional protection for the data stored on it - if one of the drives fails, the data on the other drives will remain safe.

Password Protection

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb has a password protection, however the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus, the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport X 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.

Fingerprint Reader

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb has a fingerprint reader, but the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus, the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport X do not have this feature. More ...

'Fingerprint Reader' indicates whether the hard drive has a fingerprint reader as a security measure against unauthorised entry.

Fingerprint readers are rare and expensive, but provide extremely strong security against unwanted access to the data on the drive - it's much harder to fool a fingerprint reader than it is to decipher a password.

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.

Newer by 13 Months

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb was released five years ago, but the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb was released eight years ago, the Seagate Backup Plus was released six years ago, the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb was released eight years ago and the Western Digital My Passport X was released six years ago

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb

Vastly Heavier

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb has a weight of 1.1g, however the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb is a 950g external hard drive (100g lighter), the Seagate Backup Plus is an 860g external hard drive (190g lighter), the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb is a 151g external hard drive (899g lighter) and the Western Digital My Passport X is a 230g external hard drive (820g 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.

Not USB Powered

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is not USB powered, however the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus, the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb and the Western Digital My Passport X are. More ...

Whether the hard drive is powered by USB or not.

1,800 RPM Slower Hard Drive Speed

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is a 5 RPM hard drive rotational speed external hard drive (as does the Seagate Backup Plus), whereas the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 84, but the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb scored 86, the Seagate Backup Plus scored 88 and the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb scored 86.

More Expensive by $157

The Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is $140 more expensive than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, $117 more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus, $157 more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb and $104 more expensive than the Western Digital My Passport X.

Worse Brand

Western Digital external hard drives have an average rating of only 90.5%, however Seagate has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the My Book - 6Tb in the US is $249.55 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Western Digital My Passport X

$145.96
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Western Digital My Passport X

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Western Digital My Passport X
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
230g

The Western Digital My Passport X has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $145.96 this external hard drive is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Western Digital My Passport X or read our article on whether you should buy a Western Digital external hard drive.

Features We Love:
USB powered

A fully featured and award winning 230g external hard drive, with a reasonable price. Owners report that it has a big storage capacity, very fast read/write speed and it's really easy to use.

94
Reviews
421 Reviews + 2 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Western Digital My Passport X has good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this external hard drive to others.

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8 Reasons For for Choosing the Western Digital My Passport X

USB Powered

The Western Digital My Passport X is a USB powered external hard drive (as are the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus and the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb), but the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is not. More ...

Whether the hard drive is powered by USB or not.

Two More Awards

The Western Digital My Passport X has received 2 awards, whereas the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb has received no awards, the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb has received no awards and the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb has received no awards.

Expert Reviews Are a Lot Better

Based on 14 expert reviews, the average review score of the Western Digital My Passport X is 80%, however the average rating of the Seagate Backup Plus is 70% (based on 6 reviews).

User Reviews Are Better

Based on 407 user reviews, the average review score of the Western Digital My Passport X is 95%, however the average rating of the Seagate Backup Plus is 87% (based on 138 reviews).

More Customers Recommend It

89.3% of 431 customers recommend the Western Digital My Passport X, whereas only 8.9% of 224 customers recommend the Seagate Backup Plus.

A Better Size

On average reviewers thought the Western Digital My Passport X was a better size. Several people thought that it was a good size, was compact and was easy to carry around.

Easier to Use

Our analysis of the Western Digital My Passport X reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Western Digital My Passport X was easier to use. Over 20 people thought that it was very easy to setup and more than 10 people thought that it was also really easy to use.

Has a Better Fast Read/write Speed

On average reviewers thought the Western Digital My Passport X has a better fast read/write speed. More than 20 people thought that it had a very fast read/write speed.

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Western Digital My Passport X

26% Heavier

The Western Digital My Passport X is a 230g external hard drive. That's 720g lighter than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb (950g), 630g lighter than the Seagate Backup Plus (860g), 79g heavier than the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb (151g) and 820g lighter than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb (1.1kg). 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 X is a 2GB external hard drive, and so do the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb. That's 2TB smaller than the Seagate Backup Plus (4TB) and 4TB smaller than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb (6TB). 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.

5,000 Mbit/s Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate

The Western Digital My Passport X is a 5 Mbit/s max data transfer rate external hard drive (as do the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus and the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb), whereas the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is a 10,000 Mbit/s max data transfer rate external hard drive (5,000 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.

Slower Data Transfer Rate

The Western Digital My Passport X has a data transfer rate of 5 Mbit/s (as does the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb), but the Seagate Backup Plus is a 160 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drive (4,840 Mbit/s slower) and the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb is a 10,000 Mbit/s data transfer rate external hard drive (5,000 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 Western Digital My Passport X has received a Kagoo Score of 83, however the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb scored 86, the Seagate Backup Plus scored 88, the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb scored 86 and the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb scored 84.

$54 More Expensive

The Western Digital My Passport X is more expensive than the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb by $36, more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus by $13 and more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus - 2Tb by $54.

Less Retailers

Only 1 retailer sell the Western Digital My Passport X, whereas 2 sellers sell the Buffalo DriveStation Velocity - 2Tb, 2 sellers sell the Seagate Backup Plus and 2 sellers sell the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb. 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.
Over One Year Older

The Western Digital My Passport X is older than the Seagate Backup Plus by five months and older than the Western Digital My Book - 6Tb by 18 months.

Worse Brand

Western Digital external hard drives have an average rating of only 90.5%, whereas Seagate has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the My Passport X in the US is $145.96 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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