Best external hard drives (1TB and over)

The best high-capacity external HDDs from Hitachi, Seagate, Western Digital and Buffalo

If you believe that you can never have too much storage space, the following external hard drives are worth considering. Each hard drive on this list provides between one and three terabytes of storage (1000-3000 gigabytes). Whether you're after the speed and convenience of USB 3.0, a Mac-friendly device or oodles of storage space, there will be something on this list to meet your requirements.

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Hitachi XL Desktop Drive

The Hitachi XL Desktop Drive offers plenty of storage at a price that wont break the bank. Sadly it's a little on the slow side.

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  • 15th July, 2010
  • Chris Jager
  • Hitachi
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  • Pros:
  • Reasonable asking price, 2TB storage, simple backup software included
  • Cons:
  • Slow simultaneous read/write speeds, bulky design, USB 2.0 only

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