Top 5 External Hard Drives of 2018

Looking to add some additional storage. It’s essential to have external hard drives that can fulfill your storage needs with large files, documents and also a backup of your data. Choosing an external hard drive isn’t easy, storage capacity, speed, design and more are factors to consider before buying. Heres the list of top 5 External Hard Drives, that you can consider before buying.

Top 5 External Hard drives in 2018

1.Western Digital My Passport

wd external hard drives

Western Digital is one of the top competitors when it comes to external hard drives. From all storage capacity from 1TB to 4TB Western Digital is a solid option. it is 0.49 inches thick. All models come with a three-year warranty. It comes in six different color options: black, yellow, red, white, orange and blue, with a matching USB cable.


  • Capacity: 1TB, 2TB, 3TB or 4TB
  • Interface: USB 3.0
  • WD useful software for security and backups
  • eye-catching design
1 TB
2 TB

2. Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim

seagate external hard drive

It’s important to know what External hard drives require huge storage capacity, faster and slimmer. Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim fulfills all the needs. Although there is no USB type C, USB 3.0 works pretty well. It is available in silver and gold color. It is just  0.38 inches thick which makes it one of the slimmest external hard drive.  NTFS drivers for Mac is most useful features and can operate on it. It comes with two years of warranty.


  • Capacity: 1TB, 2TB
  • Interface: USB 3.0
  • Extremely thin and light
  •  NTFS drivers for Mac compatibility
1 TB
2 TB

3. Samsung T3

Samsung t3 external hard drive

Samsung’s  SSD has the all new latest design and features. With USB-C port which supports USB 3.1, Gen 1 delivers amazing speed and performance. It has a compact design  Half finished in aluminum and the other half in a soft rubbery matt black plastic. One of the most unique features is the Thermal Guard that prevents overheating. Its one of the best external hard drives SSD.


  • Capacity: 1TB, 2TB,250GB, 500GB
  • Interface: USB 3.1 (Type C Gen 1)
  • super compact
  • Password protection
250 GB
500 GB

4.Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC

Buffalo external hard drive

Buffalo Ministation extreme NFC is a unique external hard drive. Featuring water and dust resistant and offering NFC technology with security via 256-bit AES encryption. The drive has a mode changer that let’s reformat  NTFS to HFS+ for Mac. The integrated flex connect USB cable, making it easy to carry. It comes with three years of warranty.


  • Capacity: 1TB, 2TB
  • Interface: USB 3.0
  • Dust and water resistant.
  • Strong wrap-around USB cable
1 TB
2 TB

5.G-Technology G-Drive Slim SSD

G-Technology’s G-Drive is a standout amongst the most affordable external hard drives available. With USB type C(3.1 Gen 2) makes it among fastest external hard drives even At just 0.28 pounds. It is available in space gray or silver color.  It comes with three years of warranty. The hard drive is absolutely quiet, with the main sign that it is even on being with a little white LED close to the port attachment.


  • Capacity: 512GB or 1TB
  • Interface: USB 3.1, Type C (Gen 2)
  • Preformatted for Mac
  • Extremely light-weight


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