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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

Compact, good-looking, and sturdy package

Fast FireWire 800 throughput

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Excellent capacity

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Affordable network storage

Works well as a fast portable drive or as a robust mobile media server

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