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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LaCie Rikki Go (500GB)

The LaCie Rikki Go is arguably the most stylish portable hard drive on the market. It's durable, tiny and comes with handy software. Recommended.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 17th Sept., 2010
  • Chris Jager
  • LaCie
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  • Price:
  • 4.00
  • $ 129.00
  • Pros:
  • Stylish, rugged and ultraportable design, quiet operation, comes with a year's worth of free online storage (10GB)
  • Cons:
  • Dodgy USB cable, a bit slow with small file transfers
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