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.

Previous Frame Next Frame
Item:
4 / 8
Buffalo DriveStation HD-HXU3

Buffalo's USB 3.0-based DriveStation HD-HXU3 is perfect for users who want a 1TB external hard drive on which to store large media files. It's approximately three times faster than a USB 2.0 drive when reading and writing large files and this is well worth the slightly higher cost per gigabyte compared to a 1TB USB 2.0-based drive.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 29th Sept., 2010
  • Elias Plastiras
  • Buffalo
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • Pros:
  • Excellent transfer speeds for large files, stylish design, data encryption, sleep utility
  • Cons:
  • Power adapter interferes with adjacent plugs, makes a noticeable clicking noise when it goes to sleep
Show Comments


Most Popular Reviews

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?