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January 17, 2014 1:35:47 AM

Hi, I need some suggestions. I am going to buy an external portable 1TB HDD. I have sorted out few hard disks, but can't decide which one to choose. The thing that I require is the best performance, fastest read/write speed and USB 3.0 & 2.0 compatibility. Please tell me the HDD which is perfect as per my requirements. My budget is Indian Rupee(INR) 6,000


    Transcend StoreJet 25M3 1 TB
    HP p2100r
    Seagate Backup Plus 1TB
    WD My passport 1TB
    WD elements 1TB


Please let me know the fastest among the drives specified above and also tell me some other drives which may be more better than these. Thanks
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January 17, 2014 4:00:47 AM

I recommend the WD My Passport, not least because I have one of these and it's still as reliable as ever after four years use.
I also have two WD Elements Desktop models which are utterly reliable as well, though I realise they aren't portable models.

As far as I'm concerned with external hard drives, the reliability record of a brand is more important than speed.
I've always been disappointed with Seagate externals (short lifespan) so I would avoid those.
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January 17, 2014 4:30:20 AM

Phillip Corcoran said:
I recommend the WD My Passport, not least because I have one of these and it's still as reliable as ever after four years use.
I also have two WD Elements Desktop models which are utterly reliable as well, though I realise they aren't portable models.

As far as I'm concerned with external hard drives, the reliability record of a brand is more important than speed.
I've always been disappointed with Seagate externals (short lifespan) so I would avoid those.


Hmm, I see. Can you tell be the best portable HDD which has highest read & write speed, because for me reliability doesn't matters but performance and the speed does matter a lot! BTW may I know that how is Transcend StoreJet 25M3 1 TB in terms of performance & speeds.
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January 17, 2014 4:46:26 AM

"because for me reliability doesn't matters but performance and the speed does matter a lot!"

That's an unusual attitude to adopt. Surely a reliable drive that may be a bit slower is better to have than a faster drive which stops working after a few weeks? When a drive fails, you can't write to it at any speed at all!

Still, you're entitled to have a different opinion, of course.

I can't comment on Transcend drives except to say you might get the info you want from the Transcend website, but bear in mind that manufacturer's performance claims are generally over-optimistic.
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February 12, 2014 7:01:50 AM

I think Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External Hard Drive is the fastest 1TB hard disk available at present. I have recorded the fastest transfer speed of 180mbps on port3.0 and up to 100mbps on port2.0
The lowest price is available on Amazon.
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June 4, 2014 7:26:35 PM

atulmittal said:
I think Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External Hard Drive is the fastest 1TB hard disk available at present. I have recorded the fastest transfer speed of 180mbps on port3.0 and up to 100mbps on port2.0
The lowest price is available on Amazon.


They are pretty ordinary speeds IMHO. My Hitachi 1TB Touro Mobile 3.0 (2.5") transfers data at around 97MB/s (776 Mbps)on a USB 3.0 port. My other external is a WD 1TB Elements Portable and it only pulls around 40 MB/s (320 Mbps) on a 3.0 port, but that is still a lot faster than the 'My Passport" you are quoting.

The USB 3.0 drives spruke about being USB 3.0 compatible, often stating the maximum speed that USB 3.0 can run at, but the actual hard drives are restricted to a lot lower speeds. Some of them are not much better than USB 2.0 which can run at around 35 MB/s. My WD is a good example of that. Even at USB 3.0, it is only 5 MB/s faster than if it is plugged into the USB 2.0 port.

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