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Hi Guys!

 

I don't know much about storage and stuff about it, but I'm looking for the best bang for the buck Portable External Storage Device my budget is $70 But willing to add if it's really that good :)

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Do you care about durability? I recommend a rugged HDD when it comes to external ones.

(Who knows, you might drop it...)

 

I bought this a week ago (no Hot Ni**a reference please), and it's great!

http://www.amazon.com/Silicon-Power-2-5-Inch-Military-SP010TBPHDA80S3B/dp/B005EWTL7C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413523857&sr=8-1&keywords=Silicon+Power+Rugged+Armor+A80+1+TB+2.5-Inch+USB+3.0+and+USB+2.0+Military+Grade+Portable+External+Hard+Drive+SP010TBPHDA80S3B+%28Blue%29

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Western digital ones

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As long as it has enough capacity it is good enough for me.

Most usb 2.0 work at roughly 20-30 mb/s or 160-240 mbit/s.

I dont remember much about usb 3.0 since i have not used it yet becouse i dont use much storage externally.

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Hi, @PugoOfficial

 

You should be looking for USB 3.0 connection, when searching for an external drive. Even if your PC does not support it, if you upgrade it in the future, you will be able to benefit from the higher speed. Check if specific drive comes with some backup software which may ease the working process. Some drives have encryption, which means that you will be able to password protect them. The case of the drive is important, but you should know that in general any hit could damage the device. You should handle those drives with care, no matter the case material.

I don't know your desired capacity, but if I were you, I would get a USB 3.0 drive with plastic enclosure and good warranty conditions.

 

Hope this helps

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