Nowadays, adding extra storage to your computer or laptop is relatively cheap and easy with the emergence of external drives.

External harddrives are great because they are easily portable, they can store alot of data and are now relatively cheap. They come in a variety of designs and shapes and offer a wide range of storage options.

But with all the drives out there, which offer the best value?

Here's the best external hard drives for under $100 dollars.

Western Digital My Passport

WD My PassportCredit: Digital offers a great 1 TB portable hard drive that has a sleek design available in red, black, blue, silver and white. The My Passport comes with ultra fast USB 3.0 connectivity and has a useful password protection and file encryption to protect all your data.

The automatic backup software works quietly in the background to instantly backup all data on the drive. The data transfer rate is maxed at 5 Gb per second (USB 3.0) and all Western Digital products come with a standard two year limited warranty.

Toshiba Canvio 1 TB Portable Hard Drive

Toshiba 1TB Hard driveCredit: Toshiba Canvio has been designed with complete quality in mind and it's backed up with a strong three year limited warranty. It's 1 TB storage space is capable of holding up to 285,000 digital photos or any data you need stored. This includes a shock sensor and ramp loading technology to really protect all the data. The Canvio is extremely small and easily portable only requiring a basic USB cable (included) to operate.

All your data and files are completely protected with password protected data encryption and back up via cloud storage. The USB 3.0 will transfer your data at burning fast speeds and the Toshiba quality makes it one of the best portable hard drives out there for under $100 dollars.

Western Digital My Book AV DVR 1 TB

WD My BookCredit: My Book is meant to be the data storage of all your entertainment. it can easily connect to your DVR to add hours of your favourite TV shows, it can store data and files from your computer or laptop, stores movies, videos, and music for streaming directly on your computer or TV and can connect directly to your camcorder so you can record more and delete less.

The My Book device can even connect to current game consoles or any Blu-ray player. It comes with USB 2.0 and a great two year limited warranty. Overall it is a bit larger than most hard drives but has features that small portable drives cannot compete with.


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The Best External Hard Drives For Under $200 Dollars