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The best price hard drives have external enclosure mostly with USB and FireWire interfaces. These cheap external hard drives can be used for backing up the digital content stored on internal hard drives of your system. Good portability and convenient data transfer is offered by low priced hard drives.

Specifications:

  • Low cost hard drives have capacities ranging from 120GB to 6TB. With an increase in storage capacity the price also increases. You can easily get 2TB capacity under $150 which is the storage required if you are planning to store large amount of data for professional use. If you are keen on cheaper rates then 500GB hard drives are also available but make sure that you do not store just anything and everything on them.
  • The performance of these low priced hard drives is directly affected by the spindle speed, data transfer speed and buffer size. Fast access to data can be achieved through spindle speed of at least 5400 RPM. Data transfer speed of up to 5Gbps is available with low priced portable USB 3.0 hard drives.
  • You can get good value for money only when the hard drives retrieve data faster. Caching is important to avoid the lagging in data revival so it is better to go for a buffer size of 8MB or more.

Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba, LaCie, G-Technology and Kingston are the topmost brands offering a great deal for your money. We present here an extensive list of the best price hard drive of 2013 to help you with more buying options.

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WD My Passport for Mac
G-Technology G-DRIVE mini
WD My Book 4TB
Western Digital My Book Live Duo
Seagate Wireless Plus 1 TB (STCK1000100)
WD My Passport for Mac 500GB USB 3.0
G-Technology G-DRIVE mini 1TB 0G02576
WD My Book 4TB External Hard Drive Storage
Western Digital My Book Live Duo 6TB Personal Cloud Storage - BVHT0060JCH-NESN Hard Drive
Seagate Wireless Plus 1 TB Built-In Wi-Fi Streaming (STCK1000100)
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Release Date
Aug 2012
Oct 2012
Oct 2012
Dec 2011
Jan 2013
Capacity
500.0 GB
1024.0 GB
4096.0 GB
6000.0 GB
1024.0 GB
Designation
Desktop Computer, Laptop Computer
Desktop Computer, Laptop Computer
Desktop Computer, Laptop Computer
Desktop Computer
Enclosure
External
External
External
External
External
Interface
USB 3.0, USB 2.0
USB, FireWire
USB, Serial ATA, FireWire
Gigabit Ethernet
Serial ATA

  • 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 Book (4TB) desktop-class external hard drive is a basic, large-capacity drive. It's what you need if you're a compulsive video downloader, photograph everything you do, or need to keep every MP3 you own in one place.


  • Western Digital's 4TB My Book World Edition II NAS device is an easy and reasonably cheap way to store large amounts of data in a central location. Its overall performance is slow, but for tasks where speed isn't critical this NAS device is a decent choice.

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    Western Digital's 4TB My Book World Edition II NAS device is an easy and reasonably cheap way to store large amounts of data in a central location. Its overall performance is slow, but for tasks where speed isn't critical this NAS device is a decent choice.


  • This two-bay box offers a lot of capacity for the buck and streams large files very well, but features are otherwise limited.


  • The Western Digital My Book Live Duo houses two hard drives and offers data redundancy in addition to spanning. It's a simple NAS device to install and use; best of all, if you want to access your data remotely, you don't have to know anything about networking to set this up.


  • The WD My Book Live Duo houses two hard drives and offers data redundancy in addition to spanning. It's a simple NAS device to install and use; best of all, if you want to access your data remotely, you don't have to know anything about networking to set this up.

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    If you have a digital library that's larger than the capacity of your tablet and want to bring it all with you on the go, the Wireless Plus is arguably the best choice on the market.


  • If you have a digital library that's larger than the capacity of your tablet and want to bring it all with you on the go, the Wireless Plus is arguably the best choice on the market.


Top 5 price hard drive:

  1. WD My Passport for Mac 500GB USB 3.0
  2. G-Technology G-DRIVE mini 1TB 0G02576
  3. WD My Book 4TB External Hard Drive Storage
  4. Western Digital My Book Live Duo 6TB Personal Cloud Storage - BVHT0060JCH-NESN Hard Drive
  5. Seagate Wireless Plus 1 TB Built-In Wi-Fi Streaming (STCK1000100)