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The best hard drives under $150 price range are the external hard drives available from Western Digital and Toshiba. The best external hard drives under this price range offer storage capacity over 2TB.

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WD My Passport for Mac
WD My Passport for Mac
G-Technology G-DRIVE mini
WD My Passport Portable
WD My Passport Portable
WD My Passport for Mac 1TB  USB 3.0
WD My Passport for Mac 500GB USB 3.0
G-Technology G-DRIVE mini 1TB 0G02576
WD My Passport 2TB Portable USB 3.0
WD My Passport 1TB Portable USB 3.0
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Release Date
Aug 2012
Aug 2012
Oct 2012
Jan 2012
Jan 2012
Capacity
1024.0 GB
500.0 GB
1024.0 GB
500.0 GB
1024.0 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 and USB 2.0
USB 3.0, USB 2.0
USB, FireWire
USB
USB
Spindle Speed
7200.0 RPM
7200.0 RPM

  • 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 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.


  • Unless you are using a Mac with a FireWire 800 port, G-Tech's G-Drive mini Triple portable hard drive holds little appeal.


  • 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.


  • 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!


  • 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 hard drive under $150:

  1. WD My Passport for Mac 1TB USB 3.0
  2. WD My Passport for Mac 500GB USB 3.0
  3. G-Technology G-DRIVE mini 1TB 0G02576
  4. WD My Passport 2TB Portable USB 3.0
  5. WD My Passport 1TB Portable USB 3.0