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5 Best External Hard Drives Under £300 in the UK - September 2019

Updated 08 September 2019 by Matthew
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5 best external hard drives under £300

Which Are the Best External Hard Drives Under £300?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best external hard drives under £300? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best external hard drives under £300 are:

  • 1) Western Digital My Passport - £44.88 Ebuyer
  • 2) Western Digital My Passport X - £69.33 Ebuyer
  • 3) Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb - £84.98 PC World Business
  • 4) Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU - £53.50 Ebuyer
  • 5) Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb - £99.98 PC World Business

What External Hard Drive Under £300 to Buy in September 2019?

Let's take a look at the top 5 external hard drives under £300 currently for sale in the UK, compared side by side:

Best Buy
Western Digital My Passport Western Digital My Passport X Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb
Western Digital My Passport Western Digital My Passport X Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb
£44.88 Buy Now
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£69.33 Buy Now
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£84.98 Buy Now
PC World Business
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£53.50 Buy Now
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£99.98 Buy Now
PC World Business
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1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
170g
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
230g
4TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
247g
1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
170g
5TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
247g
95
Reviews
138 Reviews + 2 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
94
Popularity
Widely Available
86
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Age
2 Years Old
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
396 Reviews + 4 Awards
88
Features
Fully-Featured
94
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
86
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Age
4 Years Old
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent
75
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
90
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Widely Available
84
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Age
2 Years Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
74
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
85
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
85
Value for Money
Very Good
91
Age
17 Months Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
75
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
92
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Age
2 Years Old
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent
The highest scoring medium capacity hard drive on the market, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and a very good spec. It has a password protection and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered. Purchasers report that it has a very big storage capacity, really fast read/write speed and it's very easy to use. The highest scoring external hard drive under £100, great for a large amount of cat pictures. Our review analysis indicates that this external hard drive has a big storage capacity, very fast read/write speed and it's really easy to setup. A high-quality but 2 year old 247g external hard drive, very good for ALL the cat pictures. It is USB powered and has a hard drive capacity of 4TB. A best selling and newly released 170g external hard drive, with a cheap price and a very good spec. It is USB powered and has a password protection. The highest scoring high capacity hard drive available, with a fair price. It has a hard drive capacity of 5TB and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered.
8 Reasons For
32% Lighter
Password Protection
Better Kagoo Score
£9 Cheaper
More Shops Are Selling it
Better Brand
Better in Terms of Size
Has a Better Big Capacity
8 Reasons For
Four More Awards
A Bit Better Expert Reviews
A Bit Better User Reviews
More Customers Recommend it
Better Brand
More Fairly Priced
Easier to Use
Has a Better Fast Read/write Speed
4 Reasons For
32% Lighter
Password Protection
10 Months Newer
More Popular
7 Reasons Against
Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Over One Year Older
Less Popular
Fewer Awards
A Little Lower Expert Review Score
A Little Lower User Review Score
Less Customers Recommend it
6 Reasons Against
Heavier
3TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by £24
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over Three Years
8 Reasons Against
Heavier
1TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Worse Kagoo Score
£40 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
10 Months Older
Less Popular
Worse Brand
5 Reasons Against
4TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Worse Kagoo Score
£9 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Worse Brand
8 Reasons Against
24% Heavier
Vastly Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate
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£55 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
10 Months Older
Less Popular
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Western Digital My Passport

£44.88
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Western Digital My Passport

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Western Digital My Passport
1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
170g

The Western Digital My Passport has a Kagoo Score of 90. With a price tag of £44.88 this external hard drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Western Digital My Passport or read our article on whether you should buy a Western Digital external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Fast data transfer rate (5,000 Mbit/s)
Very light (170g)
USB powered
Password protection

The highest scoring medium capacity hard drive on the market, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and a very good spec. It has a password protection and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered. Purchasers report that it has a very big storage capacity, really fast read/write speed and it's very easy to use.

95
Reviews
138 Reviews + 2 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
94
Popularity
Widely Available
86
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Age
2 Years Old
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Western Digital My Passport has good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this external hard drive to others. Western Digital My Passport has received two awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Eteknix.com plus one other site.

eteknix.com Editor's Choice
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8 Reasons For for Choosing the Western Digital My Passport

32% Lighter

The Western Digital My Passport is a 170g external hard drive, and so does the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU. That's 77g lighter than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb (247g) and 60g lighter than the Western Digital My Passport X (230g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

Password Protection

The Western Digital My Passport has a password protection (as does the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU), however the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb and the Western Digital My Passport X do not have this feature. More ...

'Password Protection' indicates whether the hard drive has password protection as a security measure against unauthorised entry.

Setting a password on your hard drive stops anyone plugging it in and reading the information stored on it - it's a good mid-level security feature.

Better Kagoo Score

The Western Digital My Passport has received a Kagoo Score of 90, but the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU scored 88, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb scored 88, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb scored 89 and the Western Digital My Passport X scored 89.

£9 Cheaper

The Western Digital My Passport costs £44.88, whereas the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU is £53.50, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb is £84.98, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb is £99.98 and the Western Digital My Passport X is £69.33.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this external hard drive and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Better Brand

Western Digital external hard drives have an average rating of 95%, however Buffalo only has an average rating of 91.7% and Seagate only has an average rating of 93.2%.

Better in Terms of Size

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Western Digital My Passport was better in terms of size. Several people thought that it was very easy to carry around, was a good size and was compact.

Has a Better Big Capacity

The Western Digital My Passport reviewers thought the Western Digital My Passport has a better big capacity. Several people thought that it had a really big storage capacity and big capacity.

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Western Digital My Passport

Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The Western Digital My Passport is a 1TB external hard drive, and so does the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU. That's 3TB smaller than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb (4TB), 4TB smaller than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb (5TB) and 1TB smaller than the Western Digital My Passport X (2TB). More ...

'Hard Drive Capacity' denotes how much data the hard drive can hold, measured in gigabytes (GB).

A bigger hard drive capacity means that it can hold more files and data at once.

Over One Year Older

The Western Digital My Passport is older than the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU by 16 months, older than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb by six months and older than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb by six months.

Less Popular

The Western Digital My Passport is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the Western Digital My Passport has received 2 awards, the Western Digital My Passport X has received 4 awards.

A Little Lower Expert Review Score

The Western Digital My Passport only has an average expert rating of 74%, but the Western Digital My Passport X has an average expert rating of 75% (based on 19 reviews).

A Little Lower User Review Score

The Western Digital My Passport has an average user rating of 95%, but the Western Digital My Passport X has an average user rating of 96% (based on 377 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 63.1% of 179 customers recommend the Western Digital My Passport, however 92% of 402 customers recommend the Western Digital My Passport X.

The cheapest price that we could find for the My Passport in the UK is £44.88 and in total we found 15 prices for it.

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Western Digital My Passport X

£69.33
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Western Digital My Passport X

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Western Digital My Passport X
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
230g

The Western Digital My Passport X has a Kagoo Score of 89. With a price tag of £69.33 this external hard drive is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Western Digital My Passport X or read our article on whether you should buy a Western Digital external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Very light (230g)
USB powered

The highest scoring external hard drive under £100, great for a large amount of cat pictures. Our review analysis indicates that this external hard drive has a big storage capacity, very fast read/write speed and it's really easy to setup.

95
Reviews
396 Reviews + 4 Awards
88
Features
Fully-Featured
94
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
86
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Age
4 Years Old
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Western Digital My Passport X has good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this external hard drive to others. Western Digital My Passport X has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from Tecnogaming.com plus two other sites and a "Gold" award from Razorman.net.

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8 Reasons For for Choosing the Western Digital My Passport X

Four More Awards

The Western Digital My Passport X has received 4 awards from expert review sites, but the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU has received no awards, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb has received no awards, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb has received no awards and the Western Digital My Passport has received 2 awards.

A Bit Better Expert Reviews

Based on 19 expert reviews, the Western Digital My Passport X has an average review score of 75%, whereas the Western Digital My Passport has an average rating of 74% (based on 15 reviews).

A Bit Better User Reviews

Based on 377 user reviews, the Western Digital My Passport X has an average review score of 96%, whereas the Western Digital My Passport has an average rating of 95% (based on 123 reviews).

More Customers Recommend it

92% of 402 customers recommend the Western Digital My Passport X, but only 63.1% of 179 customers recommend the Western Digital My Passport.

Better Brand

Western Digital external hard drives have an average rating of 95%, but Buffalo only has an average rating of 91.7% and Seagate only has an average rating of 93.2%.

More Fairly Priced

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Western Digital My Passport X was more fairly priced.

Easier to Use

The Western Digital My Passport X reviewers thought the Western Digital My Passport X was easier to use. More than 20 people thought that it was really easy to setup and over 10 people thought that it was also really easy to use.

Has a Better Fast Read/write Speed

Our analysis of the Western Digital My Passport X reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Western Digital My Passport X has a better fast read/write speed. Over 20 people thought that it had a very fast read/write speed.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Western Digital My Passport X

Heavier

The Western Digital My Passport X has a weight of 230g, but the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU and the Western Digital My Passport are both 170g external hard drives (60g lighter) and the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb are both 247g external hard drives (17g heavier). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

3TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The Western Digital My Passport X has a hard drive capacity of 2TB, whereas the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU and the Western Digital My Passport are both 1TB external hard drives (1TB smaller), the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb is a 4TB external hard drive (2TB bigger) and the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb is a 5TB external hard drive (3TB bigger). More ...

'Hard Drive Capacity' denotes how much data the hard drive can hold, measured in gigabytes (GB).

A bigger hard drive capacity means that it can hold more files and data at once.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Western Digital My Passport X has received a Kagoo Score of 89, whereas the Western Digital My Passport scored 90.

More Expensive by £24

The Western Digital My Passport X is £16 more expensive than the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU and £24 more expensive than the Western Digital My Passport.

Fewer Sellers

The Western Digital My Passport X is only stocked by 4 sellers, but the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU is stocked by 6 sellers, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb is stocked by 14 shops, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb is stocked by 11 shops and the Western Digital My Passport is stocked by 15 sellers. More ...

The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by Over Three Years

The Western Digital My Passport X is three years older than the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU, two years older than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb, two years older than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb and 21 months older than the Western Digital My Passport.

The cheapest price that we could find for the My Passport X in the UK is £69.33 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb

£84.98
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Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb

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Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb
4TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
247g

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb has a Kagoo Score of 88. However with a price tag of £84.98 this external hard drive is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a Seagate external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Big hard drive capacity (4TB)
USB powered

A high-quality but 2 year old 247g external hard drive, very good for ALL the cat pictures. It is USB powered and has a hard drive capacity of 4TB.

90
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Widely Available
84
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Age
2 Years Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb

Heavier

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb is a 247g external hard drive, and so does the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb. That's 77g heavier than the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU and the Western Digital My Passport (170g) and 17g heavier than the Western Digital My Passport X (230g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

1TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb is a 4TB external hard drive. That's 3TB bigger than the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU and the Western Digital My Passport (1TB), 1TB smaller than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb (5TB) and 2TB bigger than the Western Digital My Passport X (2TB). More ...

'Hard Drive Capacity' denotes how much data the hard drive can hold, measured in gigabytes (GB).

A bigger hard drive capacity means that it can hold more files and data at once.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 88, whereas the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb scored 89, the Western Digital My Passport scored 90 and the Western Digital My Passport X scored 89.

£40 More Expensive

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb is more expensive than the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU by £31, more expensive than the Western Digital My Passport by £40 and more expensive than the Western Digital My Passport X by £16.

Fewer Sellers

Only 14 shops sells the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb, but 15 retailers sell the Western Digital My Passport. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this external hard drive, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
10 Months Older

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb is older than the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU by 10 months. The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb is the same age as the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb.

Less Popular

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

Worse Brand

Seagate external hard drives have an average rating of only 93.2%, but Western Digital has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb in the UK is £84.98 and in total we found 14 prices for it.

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Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU

£53.50
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Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU

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Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU
1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
170g

The Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU has a Kagoo Score of 88. With a price tag of £53.50 this external hard drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU or read our article on whether you should buy a Buffalo external hard drive.

Features We Love:
USB powered
Very light (170g)
Password protection

A best selling and newly released 170g external hard drive, with a cheap price and a very good spec. It is USB powered and has a password protection.

85
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Fully-Featured
91
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Amazon Bestseller
85
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Very Good
91
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17 Months Old
88
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Excellent

4 Reasons For for Choosing the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU

32% Lighter

The Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU is a 170g external hard drive, and so does the Western Digital My Passport. That's 77g lighter than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb (247g) and 60g lighter than the Western Digital My Passport X (230g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

Password Protection

The Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU has a password protection (as does the Western Digital My Passport), but the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb and the Western Digital My Passport X do not have this feature. More ...

'Password Protection' indicates whether the hard drive has password protection as a security measure against unauthorised entry.

Setting a password on your hard drive stops anyone plugging it in and reading the information stored on it - it's a good mid-level security feature.

10 Months Newer

The Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU is 10 months newer than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb, 10 months newer than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb, 16 months newer than the Western Digital My Passport and three years newer than the Western Digital My Passport X

More Popular

The Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU is a more popular choice amongst buyers.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU

4TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU is a 1TB external hard drive, and so does the Western Digital My Passport. That's 3TB smaller than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb (4TB), 4TB smaller than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb (5TB) and 1TB smaller than the Western Digital My Passport X (2TB). More ...

'Hard Drive Capacity' denotes how much data the hard drive can hold, measured in gigabytes (GB).

A bigger hard drive capacity means that it can hold more files and data at once.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU has received a Kagoo Score of 88, whereas the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb scored 89, the Western Digital My Passport scored 90 and the Western Digital My Passport X scored 89.

£9 More Expensive

The Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU is more expensive than the Western Digital My Passport by £9.

Fewer Sellers

Only 6 stores sells the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU, but 14 retailers sell the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb, 11 stores sell the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb and 15 stores sell the Western Digital My Passport. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this external hard drive, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Worse Brand

Buffalo external hard drives have an average rating of only 91.7%, but Seagate has an average rating of 93.2% and Western Digital has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the HDPNF10U3BREU in the UK is £53.50 and in total we found 6 prices for it.

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Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb

£99.98
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Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb

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5TB
5,000 Mbit/s
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The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb has a Kagoo Score of 89. However with a price tag of £99.98 this external hard drive is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a Seagate external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Big hard drive capacity (5TB)
Fast data transfer rate (5,000 Mbit/s)
USB powered

The highest scoring high capacity hard drive available, with a fair price. It has a hard drive capacity of 5TB and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered.

92
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8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb

24% Heavier

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb is a 247g external hard drive, and so does the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb. That's 77g heavier than the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU and the Western Digital My Passport (170g) and 17g heavier than the Western Digital My Passport X (230g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

Vastly Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb has a maximum data transfer rate of 960 Mbit/s, however the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU, the Western Digital My Passport and the Western Digital My Passport X are all 5,000 Mbit/s max data transfer rate external hard drives (4,040 Mbit/s faster). More ...

'Data Transfer Rate' indicates how fast data can be transferred to/from the external hard drive.

Faster data transfer speeds means that you will be able to transfer larger files to/from the hard drive faster.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 89, but the Western Digital My Passport scored 90.

£55 More Expensive

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb is more expensive than the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU by £46, more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb by £15, more expensive than the Western Digital My Passport by £55 and more expensive than the Western Digital My Passport X by £31.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 11 stores sells the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb, however 14 retailers sell the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb and 15 retailers sell the Western Digital My Passport. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this external hard drive remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
10 Months Older

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb is older than the Buffalo HDPNF10U3BREU by 10 months. The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb is the same age as the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb.

Less Popular

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

Worse Brand

Seagate external hard drives have an average rating of only 93.2%, however Western Digital has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb in the UK is £99.98 and in total we found 11 prices for it.

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