The Best External Hard Drives Of 2017

Computers have become an important part of our life. If the hard drive of your computer gets damaged, you lose your videos, pictures and other important files. By getting an external hard drive, you are assured that your data is kept in a safe place and that you have a backup in case your computer crashes.Here are the best external hard drives of 2017.

Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive


The Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive is not only fast and flexible. It also has a huge capacity. There are 8TB, 6TB, 5TB, 4TB, 3Tb and 2TB sizes available. Moreover, it is offered at a reasonable price. It comes with a software suite (Seagate Dashboard) that allows you to upload videos to YouTube or pictures to Facebook as well as download videos and photos from those websites. This external hard drive is also compatible with Windows and Mac. You can set up auto backups when the external hard drive is connected.

LaCie Rugged Raid

LaCie Rugged Raid is water and dust resistant and capable of withstanding a 5′ drop.The 4TB drive has transfer speeds of 240 MBps and USB 3.0 connection. It has a Thunderbolt connection and AC adapter port. The integrated software allows you to configure the drive.

Toshiba Canvio Connect II Portable Hard Drive

The Canvio Connect II Portable Hard Drive from Toshiba weighs .5 pounds and measures4.3″ x 3.1″ x .08″. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac hardware. Sizes range from 500 gigabyte to 3 terabyte. There is a single USB port that allows you to connect the hard drive to your computer. The Toshiba Canvio Connect II Portable Hard Drive is password protected and backed by a 2-year warranty. Its read speed for small files is 98MB/s. For medium-sized files, its read speed is 103 MB/s. The hard drive’s write speed for small and medium-sized files is 112 MB/s. Write speed for larger files is112.4 MB/s and read speed is 109 MB/s.