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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Buffalo Technology DriveStation External USB 3.0 Hard Drive HD-UX3

The Buffalo DriveStation External USB 3.0 Hard Drive HD-UX3 achieved terrific transfer speeds, challenging the inherent maximum speed of the hard disk as much as an internal SATA bus. Based on these figures, you needn't wait a whole day to fill that huge 2TB drive. How does less than three hours sound?

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  • 23rd Feb., 2010
  • Andrew Harrison
  • Buffalo Technology
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  • USB 3.0
  • Cons:
  • You'll need a motherboard with USB 3.0 support for best results
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