External Hard Drive Comparison Chart - 2019

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External Hard Drive Comparison Chart - 2019 By RelevantRankings.com – Read reviews and find the best deals on each model at www.relevantrankings.com/best-external-hard-drives/ Specs

External Hard Drive

Samsung T5 Portable SSD 500 GB

SanDisk 500GB WD My Passport Extreme Portable 2 TB External SSD

Silicon Power Armor A60 - 2TB

Toshiba Canvio Basics 2 TB

Seagate Backup Plus Hub 4 TB

WD 4 TB Elements WD 2TB Elements WD 4TB My Book Desktop Hard Portable External Duo Drive Hard Drive

WD My Book – 4 TB

Category

SSD

SSD

Portable

Portable

Portable

Desktop

Desktop

Portable

Desktop

Desktop

Price Per GB

$0.21

$0.20

$0.04

$0.04

$0.03

$0.02

$0.02

$0.03

$0.07

$0.03 USB 3.0

Interface

Capacity

USB Type C (USB 3.1 Gen2)

USB Type C (USB 3.1 Gen2)

USB 3.0

USB Type C (USB 3.1 Gen1)

USB 3.0

250 GB, 500 GB, 1 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 4 1 TB, 2 TB, 4 TB, 5 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, 4 TB, 2 TB TB, 2 TB TB TB TB

USB 3.0

USB 3.0

USB 3.0

USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1), 2x USB 3.0

4 TB, 6, TB, 8, TB, 10 TB

4 TB, 6, TB, 8, TB, 10 TB

2 TB, 3 TB, 4 TB

4 TB, 6, TB, 8, TB, 12 TB, 16 TB, 20 TB

3 TB, 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB, 10 TB 5.5 x 1.9 x 6.7

Size (LxWxH)

3 x 2.3 x 0.4

3.79 x 1.95 x 0.35

4.33 x 3.21 x 0.54

4.6 x 4.1 x 1.3

4.3 x 3.1 x 0.55

4.65 x 1.61 x 7.8

5.3 x 1.9 x 6.5

4.35 x 3.23 x 0.59

6.3 x 3.94 x 7.09

Weight

1.6 oz

1.44 oz

5.92 oz

11.2 oz

5.28 oz

37.44 oz (2.34 lbs)

33.5 oz (2.1 lbs)

7.8 oz

80.8 oz (5.05 lbs)

33.9 oz

Power Supply

USB

USB

USB

USB

USB

Power Adapter

Power Adapter

USB

Power Adapter

Power Adapter

HDD - 5400 RPM

HDD - 5400 RPM

HDD - 5900 RPM

HDD - 5400 RPM

HDD - 5400 RPM

HDD - 5400 RPM

HDD - 5400 RPM

360 MB/s

~163 MB/s

exFAT

exFAT

Windows, Mac

Windows, Mac

Drive Type

SSD

SSD

HDD - 5400 RPM

Max Transfer Speed

540 MB/s

550 MB/s

174 MB/s

Preformatted File System

exFAT

exFAT

NTFS

FAT32

Operating System

Windows, Mac, Android OS

Windows, Mac

Windows (Mac w/ Reformatting)

Windows, Mac

Rugged Specs

Shock-resistant

IP55-rated water and dust resistant; Shockand vibrationresistant

Best Price

$106.99

$99.99

$69.99

$71.99

$64.99

$89.99

$89.99

$62.99

$259.00

$99.99

Relevant Rankings Rating

9.4

9.3

9.2

9.2

9.1

9.1

9

9

8.9

8.9

~185 MB/s NTFS

NTFS

NTFS

NTFS

Windows (Mac w/ Windows (Mac w/ Windows (Mac w/ Windows (Mac w/ Reformatting) Driver) Reformatting) Reformatting)

Military-grade shockproof and IPX4 water-resistant

Last Updated 2019