Award Winning Hard Drives

Award Winning Hard DrivesJanuary 2018(Last Updated 12 January 2018)

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We compare: 917 External Hard Drive Models 14,200 External Hard Drive Reviews 5,380 External Hard Drive Prices
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79

My Passport 3TB

Western Digital My Passport 3TB

199 Reviews + 25 Awards
techwarelabs.com - RecommendedLaptopmag.com - Editor's ChoicePocket Lint - RecommendedExpert Reviews - Best Buy
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£104.31

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3TB
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250g
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Sep 2016
A relatively new and best selling 3TB external hard drive, with very good features and a fair price

79

Portable 4TB

Seagate Portable 4TB

612 Reviews + 21 Awards
PC Mag - Editor's Choicepcfoster.pl - Recommendedhardwaresecrets.com - GoldenExpert Reviews - Best Buy
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£102.23

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4TB
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Silver
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247g
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Jan 2016
An award winning but 2 year old 4TB external hard drive, with a fair price and good features

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Seagate Wireless Mobile Storage

Seagate Seagate Wireless Mobile Storage

125 Reviews + 17 Awards
techreaction.net - Goldeteknix.com - Editor's ChoiceEphotozine - Recommendedferra.ru - Best Product
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£156.55

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500GB
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281g
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Jan 2015
A very popular and multi award winning 500GB external hard drive, with a Gold award from two expert review websites and 15 further awards from other expert sites

85

DriveStation HD-LCU3 4TB

Buffalo DriveStation HD‑LCU3 4TB

32 Reviews + 16 Awards
Digital Versus - 5 StarTrusted Reviews - RecommendedExpert Reviews - UltimatePC Advisor.co.uk - Recommended
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£112.10

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4TB
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Jun 2016
A multi award winning and good value for money 4TB external hard drive, with a Gold award from one expert review website and 15 further awards from other expert sites

81

My Passport Ultra 1.5TB

Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1.5TB

156 Reviews + 15 Awards
techradar.com/au/ - Recommendedua.gecid.com - Easy to Usexfastest.com - Editor's ChoiceExpert Reviews - Best Buy
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£85.00

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1.5TB
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230g
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May 2015
A multi award winning and cheap 1.5TB external hard drive, with an Editor's Choice award from five expert review websites and 17 further awards from other expert sites

84

My Passport Ultra (4TB)

Western Digital My Passport Ultra (4TB)

453 Reviews + 14 Awards
muycomputer.com - Recommendedi2hard.ru - Goldpcauthority.com.au - Recommended01net.com - 4 Star
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£120.00

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4TB
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153g
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Jun 2016
A multi award winning and spectacularly light weight 4TB external hard drive, good for ALL the cat pictures

87

My Passport

Western Digital My Passport

504 Reviews + 13 Awards
klgadgetguy.com - Silverlegitreviews.com - Recommendedtechindustriya.com - Editor's Choice Gold AwardPC Advisor.co.uk - Recommended
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£49.99

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1TB
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170g
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Oct 2016
A best selling and low cost 1TB external hard drive, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 7 further awards from other expert sites

88

1TB StoreJet 25M3 1TB

Transcend 1TB StoreJet 25M3 1TB

39 Reviews + 13 Awards
muycomputer.com - 4.5 Startoptenreviews.com - BronzeM3.idg.se - RecommendedPC Advisor.co.uk - Best Buy
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£49.89

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1TB
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216g
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Jan 2017
The highest scoring medium capacity hard drive available, with a best buy award from one expert review website and 12 further awards from other expert sites

82

Backup Plus Desktop 3TB

Seagate Backup Plus Desktop 3TB

116 Reviews + 11 Awards
hardware.info - ExcellentPC Mag - Editor's Choice01net.com - 4 Staraltomdata.dk - Test Winner
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£83.90

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3TB
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Black
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800g
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Jul 2016
A fairly new and cheap 3TB external hard drive, with good features

77

WD My Book 6TB

Western Digital WD My Book 6TB

77 Reviews + 10 Awards
theregister.co.uk - Recommendedpcactual.com - Recommended01net.com - 5 StarDigital Versus - 5 Star
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£248.99

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6TB
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May 2016
A very popular and multi award winning 6TB external hard drive, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 9 further awards from other expert sites

76

Backup Plus Desktop 4TB

Seagate Backup Plus Desktop 4TB

180 Reviews + 10 Awards
computershopper.com - Editor's ChoicePC Mag - Editor's Choice01net.com - 4 Staraltomdata.dk - Test Winner
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£106.49

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4TB
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800g
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Jul 2016
A good value for money and relatively new 4TB external hard drive, with good features

72

SoloPRO

ioSafe SoloPRO

26 Reviews + 9 Awards
tweaktown.com - Best Features Awardcomputershopper.com - Editor's ChoicePC Mag - Editor's Choicemaximumpc.com - Kick Ass Award
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£427.98

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2TB
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Apr 2015
A multi award winning but 3 year old 2TB external hard drive, with an Editor's Choice award from five expert review websites and 4 further awards from other expert sites

90

Armor A60 (4Tb)

Silicon Power Armor A60 (4Tb)

53 Reviews + 9 Awards
nikktech.com - Goldalmodi.org - Recommended BuyBjorn3d.com - Seal of Approvalhitechlegion.com - Gold Award
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£55.90

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4TB
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255g
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Dec 2016
The highest scoring high capacity hard drive on the market, with great features and multiple awards

82

MiniStation Extreme USB 3.0 2TB

Buffalo MiniStation Extreme USB 3.0 2TB

36 Reviews + 8 Awards
insidehardware.it - Goldapcmag.com - Highly Recommendedhardwareheaven.com - Recommendedtweaktown.com - Best Features Award
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£104.50

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2TB
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277g
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Apr 2015
A cheap and multi award winning 2TB external hard drive, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 7 further awards from other expert sites

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Ultra Slim 2Tb

Seagate Ultra Slim 2Tb

58 Reviews + 8 Awards
nikktech.com - Goldeteknix.com - InnovationHEXUS.net - ApprovedPC Advisor.co.uk - Recommended
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£73.97

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2TB
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135g
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Jul 2017
An amazingly light weight and astonishingly cheap 2TB external hard drive, good for a large amount of cat pictures

88

Rugged USB-C 2TB

LaCie Rugged USB‑C 2TB

28 Reviews + 8 Awards
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£111.14

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2TB
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Nov 2016
A cheap and multi award winning 2TB external hard drive, with good features and one of the lightest weights around

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Porsche Design (8TB)

LaCie Porsche Design (8TB)

466 Reviews + 8 Awards
pcactual.com - Recommendedbenchmarkreviews.com - Silvertweaktown.com - Best Features AwardDigital Versus - 5 Star
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£179.04

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8TB
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Nov 2015
A good spec but moderately out of date USB powered external hard drive, with one of the biggest hard drive capacities on the market but representing only middle of the road value for money

82

StoreJet 25H3 4TB

Transcend StoreJet 25H3 4TB

16 Reviews + 7 Awards
goldfries.com - Recommended Hardwareinformaticavalse.com - Goldproclockers.com - Editor's Choicewavepc.pl - Recommended
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£117.69

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4TB
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Aug 2016
A multi award winning and best selling 4TB external hard drive, with a Gold award from two expert review websites and 5 further awards from other expert sites

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StoreJet 25H3 3TB

Transcend StoreJet 25H3 3TB

23 Reviews + 6 Awards
ua.gecid.com - High FunctionalityEphotozine - Recommendedhard-h2o.com - Great Buymodlabs.net - Editor's Choice
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£105.49

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3TB
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284g
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Nov 2015
A multi award winning but moderately out of date 3TB external hard drive, with good features but representing only middle of the road value for money

81

Armor A65

Silicon Power Armor A65

185 Reviews + 6 Awards
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£60.00

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1TB
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An affordable but 3 year old 1TB external hard drive, with only average features

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QHow is the capacity of hard drives measures?
AModern external hard drives are measured in gigabytes (Gb), which equates to approximately 1,000 megabytes (Mb). A single mp3 takes up about 3-4Mb, while a single picture takes 1-2Mb. Larger capacity drives are measured in terrbytes (Tb), where 1Tb = 1,000Gb.
QWhat security is available for external hard drives?
AMost hard drives lack any serious security options - however some have password protection to only allow authorised access. This can be a software password, or an actual physical keypad on the drive itself. Heavier degrees of security are available - including biometric fingerprint scanners, which will only unlock the data to someone with authorised fingerprints.
QHow are external hard drives powered?
AMost external hard drives are powered via USB, meaning they can be plugged directly into the computer and used from there. However some very large/powerful drives need too much power for USB alone, and will also require am external power supply to function properly.