Best portable hard drives (under 1TB)

The best external HDDs from Seagate, Western Digital, LaCie and Hitachi

Portable hard drives are the ideal product when you require data on the go. Whether you're doing business abroad or simply want to take some movies to a mate's house, they provide an elegant and fuss-free solution. In the following roundup, we highlight some of the best portable hard drives from Seagate, Western Digital, LaCie and Hitachi. To read our in-depth review of each product, click on the model names.

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Hitachi X500 Mobile Drive

The Hitachi X500 Mobile Drive is a highly affordable 500GB hard drive which is slightly let down by its sluggish write speeds. Still, if you require a cheap backup solution to accompany you on the road, it remains a reasonable option.

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  • 29th April, 2010
  • Chris Jager
  • Hitachi
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  • Pros:
  • User-friendly backup software, small and attractive design
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  • File transfer speeds are below average

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