The Best External Hard Drive Products

Top 5 Reviews & Rankings
August 2020

The Best External Hard Drive Products of 2020

Compare the best external hard drive products based on 20 data points. We've summarized our best external hard drive products review here as well as in the detailed, sortable grid below.

Our top external hard drive products picks:

How to use this grid: The comparison grid below displays a ranked list of the top external hard drive brands with criteria such as price point, brand popularity, and product features. By default, the grid is sorted by each external hard drive products brand's Overall Score. Use the sort filters to sort the grid by individual features and criteria.

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Western Digital My Passport Ultra has an overall score of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
10 ratings
Western Digital My Passport Ultra has a brand popularity rating of 1 out of 5 stars.
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Western Digital My Passport Ultra has a rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to damage-resistance. Click for more details.
Western Digital My Passport Ultra has a rating of 0.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to drive speed. Click for more details.
Western Digital My Passport Ultra has a rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to storage capacity. Click for more details.
Western Digital My Passport Ultra has a rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to external drive type. Click for more details.
Western Digital My Passport Ultra has a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars when it comes to connection port types. Click for more details.
Samsung Portable SSD T5 has an overall score of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
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Samsung Portable SSD T5 has a brand popularity rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
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Samsung Portable SSD T5 has a rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to damage-resistance. Click for more details.
Samsung Portable SSD T5 has a rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to drive speed. Click for more details.
Samsung Portable SSD T5 has a rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to storage capacity. Click for more details.
Samsung Portable SSD T5 has a rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to external drive type. Click for more details.
Samsung Portable SSD T5 has a rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to connection port types. Click for more details.
Seagate Backup Plus Slim has an overall score of 4.1 out of 5 stars.
7 ratings
Seagate Backup Plus Slim has a brand popularity rating of 2 out of 5 stars.
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim has a rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to damage-resistance. Click for more details.
Seagate Backup Plus Slim has a rating of 0.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to drive speed. Click for more details.
Seagate Backup Plus Slim has a rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to storage capacity. Click for more details.
Seagate Backup Plus Slim has a rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to external drive type. Click for more details.
Seagate Backup Plus Slim has a rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to connection port types. Click for more details.
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Synology DiskStation has an overall score of 4.0 out of 5 stars.
7 ratings
Synology DiskStation has a brand popularity rating of 2 out of 5 stars.
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Synology DiskStation has a rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars when it comes to damage-resistance. Click for more details.
Synology DiskStation has a rating of 0.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to drive speed. Click for more details.
Synology DiskStation has a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars when it comes to storage capacity. Click for more details.
Synology DiskStation has a rating of 0.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to external drive type. Click for more details.
Synology DiskStation has a rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to connection port types. Click for more details.
Western Digital My Passport Ultra has an overall score of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
10 ratings
Western Digital My Passport Ultra has a brand popularity rating of 1 out of 5 stars.
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Western Digital My Passport Ultra has a rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to damage-resistance. Click for more details.
Western Digital My Passport Ultra has a rating of 0.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to drive speed. Click for more details.
Western Digital My Passport Ultra has a rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to storage capacity. Click for more details.
Samsung Portable SSD T5 has an overall score of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
7 ratings
Samsung Portable SSD T5 has a brand popularity rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
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Samsung Portable SSD T5 has a rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to damage-resistance. Click for more details.
Samsung Portable SSD T5 has a rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to drive speed. Click for more details.
Samsung Portable SSD T5 has a rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to storage capacity. Click for more details.
Seagate Backup Plus Slim has an overall score of 4.1 out of 5 stars.
7 ratings
Seagate Backup Plus Slim has a brand popularity rating of 2 out of 5 stars.
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim has a rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to damage-resistance. Click for more details.
Seagate Backup Plus Slim has a rating of 0.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to drive speed. Click for more details.
Seagate Backup Plus Slim has a rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to storage capacity. Click for more details.
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Synology DiskStation has an overall score of 4.0 out of 5 stars.
7 ratings
Synology DiskStation has a brand popularity rating of 2 out of 5 stars.
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Synology DiskStation has a rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars when it comes to damage-resistance. Click for more details.
Synology DiskStation has a rating of 0.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to drive speed. Click for more details.
Synology DiskStation has a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars when it comes to storage capacity. Click for more details.
Western Digital My Passport Ultra has an overall score of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
10 ratings
Western Digital My Passport Ultra has a brand popularity rating of 1 out of 5 stars.
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Western Digital My Passport Ultra has a rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to damage-resistance. Click for more details.
Samsung Portable SSD T5 has an overall score of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
7 ratings
Samsung Portable SSD T5 has a brand popularity rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
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Samsung Portable SSD T5 has a rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to damage-resistance. Click for more details.
Seagate Backup Plus Slim has an overall score of 4.1 out of 5 stars.
7 ratings
Seagate Backup Plus Slim has a brand popularity rating of 2 out of 5 stars.
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim has a rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars when it comes to damage-resistance. Click for more details.
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Synology DiskStation has an overall score of 4.0 out of 5 stars.
7 ratings
Synology DiskStation has a brand popularity rating of 2 out of 5 stars.
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Synology DiskStation has a rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars when it comes to damage-resistance. Click for more details.