Sunday, January 01, 2012

Which 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive to buy?

Which 2.5" External Portable Hard Drive to buy?
Which one is best value??



Here we have a picture of 4 types of External 2.5" Portable hard drive of various capacity and brands.. They are:


  • Seagate Freeagent Goflex 320GB USB 2.0
  • Western Digital Elements SE USB  3.0 1TB or USB2.0 500GB
  • Verbatim Store 'n' Go Portable Hard Drive 500GB USB 3.0
  • Western Digital Elements 320GB USB 2.0  (Seems like superseeded!!)


So what are the factors to consider when buying a 2.5" portable hard drive?

  • Price
  • Capacity
  • Speed (USB 2 or USB3)
  • Data recovery?
  • Future use!!!

I view future use as most important!

I want my hard drive to be versatile as possible, can be used as a portable hard drive in external case, use as internal hdd in my laptop or PS3!

My data is very important and precious to me, that's why I care, I want the hard disk to be a normal harddisk with SATA port so that when anything fails with the HDD, I can recover it in what ever way possible!

So for me, this is very important, that's why I care about what drive it's inside.



So which are the best hard disk with the best value?


  • Seagate Freeagent Goflex 320GB USB 2.0 (Only 500GB Tested!!) Do not buy the 1TB version!
SEAGATE freeagent goflex ultra portable drive 1 TB hDD has SATA interface, WARNING : height of internal HDD is 12mm, so it wont fit in laptop as regular laptop HDD is 9mm in height.


BEST Value!!
7200rpm speed recovered!!



  • Western Digital Elements SE USB 3.0 1TB
NO GOOD!!
Native USB only drive!! Do not buy!!!




  • Verbatim Store 'n' Go Portable Hard Drive 500GB USB 3.0
Good Value!!
But only Seagate 5400rpm drive recovered!



  • Western Digital Elements 320GB USB 2.0  (Seems like superseeded!!)


Excellent Value!!
Random drive from WD Scorpio Blue, Black and WD AV recovered. Seems like superseeded. IF you can buy or find it.. get it!


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