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The best 200GB hard drives are available in both internal and external enclosures. Western Digital, Toshiba, Seagate, Hitachi and LaCie are the major brands manufacturing these 200GB hard drives.

The topmost 200GB hard drives with 2.5 inch form factor consume less power and offer good resistance to vibrations; for desktops the form factor is 3.5 inch. SATA, USB and FireWire are the major interfaces through which these 200GB hard drives connect with computer for sending and receiving data.

It is good to buy a 200GB hard drive with a spindle speed of 7200RPM hence ensuring faster access to the data stored on disk platters. The external data transfer rate can be 60 Mbps or more for transferring data between the system and the hard drive.

Having a warranty period of 2 to 5 years, the top rated 200 GB hard drives are available under $100. You can refer our list of the best 200GB hard drives of 2013 to select the storage device of your choice.

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WD My Passport for Mac
Toshiba Canvio Slim
G-Technology G-DRIVE mini
Seagate Backup Plus
WD My Passport Portable
WD My Passport for Mac 500GB USB 3.0
Toshiba Canvio Slim Portable Hard Drive 500GB
G-Technology G-DRIVE mini 500Gb 0G02568
Seagate Backup Plus 500 GB USB 3.0 STBU500100
WD My Passport 2TB Portable USB 3.0
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Release Date
Aug 2012
Sep 2012
Oct 2012
Jun 2012
Jan 2012
Capacity
500.0 GB
500.0 GB
500.0 GB
500.0 GB
500.0 GB
Designation
Desktop Computer, Laptop Computer
Desktop Computer, Laptop Computer
Desktop Computer, Laptop Computer
Desktop Computer, Laptop Computer
Desktop Computer, Laptop Computer
Enclosure
External
External
External
External
External
Interface
USB 3.0, USB 2.0
USB
USB, FireWire
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  • The WD My Passport Portable makes an excellent portable drive for use with both desktop and laptop computers, at home or while on the road.


  • The market is pretty saturated with USB-only drives from a variety of manufacturers. Price per gigabyte and speed have become paramount concerns, and the only technical way to compare the contenders. The My Passport for Mac stacks up well against competing drives, producing some of the best times we've seen in a USB-only drive. It has comparatively strong pricing (though it's by no means the cheapest on the market), and it has a solid warranty behind it.


  • The Western Digital My Passport offers a spacious hard drive for casual Mac users who simply want to back their data up, but there are faster drives with faster connections available.


  • The G-Drive mini is a portable drive that offers connectivity flexibility. And if you need zippy data transfers, the G-Drive mini is an ideal choice.

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    The G-DRIVE Mini from G-Technologies (Hitachi) is a nice addition to any notebook computer needing extra or backup storage although more so for Mac users than PC users with the FireWire 800 interface being the best option for data speeds.


  • It's hard to make any hard disk stand out from the crowd these days, but the Backup Plus provides fast, efficient storage for Macs and PCs, along with useful software that keeps your photos safe even if you upload them onto Facebook straight from your phone.


  • Seagate Backup Plus portable, desktop and slim drives can be used not only to backup local files from your computers, they can also be used to keep backups of photos that you upload to Facebook and other media sharing sites.


  • As a portable hard drive, we actually can't fault the Seagate. It's quick and simple to use. Windows 7 recognises it with no problems, and there's no drivers to install - at least, none that require the user intervene. It's quick, light and simple to use. So when it comes to storage, it's all good.

    The social and backup apps are a little less impressive. They work, but the reduced image sizes on downloaded images doesn't impress us.


  • The WD My Passport Portable makes an excellent portable drive for use with both desktop and laptop computers, at home or while on the road.


  • The My Passport Essential could be a bit faster, but its slimline design is attractive and portable, and WD's Smartware provides good backup and security features to keep your data safe.

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    Western Digital brings consumers peace of mind by allowing you to backup a ton of data in a small compact device that will fit in your pocket with the My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 portable external drive!


Top 5 200 gb hard drive:

  1. WD My Passport for Mac 500GB USB 3.0
  2. Toshiba Canvio Slim Portable Hard Drive 500GB
  3. G-Technology G-DRIVE mini 500Gb 0G02568
  4. Seagate Backup Plus 500 GB USB 3.0 STBU500100
  5. WD My Passport 2TB Portable USB 3.0