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Buy These Before 2019 Ends: The Best Portable External Hard Drives from Amazon

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In an era where you can get 50 GB of cloud storage for less than $1 a month, external hard drives may seem to be less required than they once were. Nevertheless, modern ones are cheaper, more elegant, and often stronger than their outdated counterparts. They are cheaper and more efficient as well. You may add a terabyte or two of extra space for around $50, simply by plugging into a USB cable. 

Here are some of the top-rated external hard drives from Amazon, two of which are Amazon's Choice, so you don't have to think about charging stuff in your laptop. As they are lightweight, compact and durable, you can carry them anywhere as well. 

1.      Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 2TB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA2T0B/AM), Black and Blue

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The Samsung T5 Portable SSD is fitted with the new Samsung V-NAND flash memory technology. The portable layout and quick transfer speeds of up to 540 MB per second make it the best portable SSD on the market. The metal's top-to-bottom shape blends into your palm of your hand. 

For security, AES 256 bit hardware encryption is available with an optional password protection. It also has USB cables "Type C to C" and USB cables "Type C to A." With its shock resistance feature, this Amazon's Choice product is extremely durable and comes with a 3-year warranty. 

2.      Seagate Portable 4TB External Hard Drive HDD - USB 3.0 for PC Laptop and Mac (STGX4000400)

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You can comfortably store and access 4 TB of storage on the go with the Seagate Portable Drive, a great portable hard drive. This lightweight external hard drive is designed to work with computers running Windows or Mac, making backup in just one snap. For automatic detection, simply drag and drop the portable hard drive to a laptop with the included 18-inch USB 3.0 cable. You can use the convenience of this plug-and-play drive. The set up also comes with a 1-year warranty that is why it is truly service-worthy.

3.      WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK

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The portable hard drive features of WD Elements include secure, high-capacity storage, fast data transfer speeds and standard USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity to back up images, videos and files on the go. Stability, optimized for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 NTFS, will improve the performance of your PC. 

It may be necessary to reformat other operating systems and functionality may vary depending on the user's hardware configuration and operating system. However, the 2-year guarantee will make you feel safe to buy this beautiful product. 

4.      G-Technology 1TB Armor ATD All-Terrain Rugged Portable External Hard Drive - USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0 - 0G10433-1

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You go through extremes to take the perfect shot, so make sure your space is as unrelenting as you are. You will get an all-terrain drive with noise, rain, dust and crush resistance with this portable device as the Armor ATD drive from G-Technology protects your footage from out-in - the-wild to back-in - the-studio adventures. 

Finally, even on a rough drive you can rely on this. One terabyte is a lot of capacity for processing to secure your professional performance. The total usable potential varies depending on the operating environment. The impressive shock resistance of this device is up to 1 meter for 1 TB and 2 TB storage and 1.2 meters for the 4 TB and 5 TB drives, either dropped on a carpeted or concrete floor. 

5.      ADATA HD830 4TB Ruggedized IP68 Extra Strength USB3.1 Waterproof Dustproof Drop-Proof External Hard Drive Black (AHD830-4TU31-CBK)

The two solid side columns, built with a bold grooved surface with a sandblasted finish, give it the look of a real warrior. Not only can this durable tool withstand tough falls and blunt force, but it can also handle downward pressure of 3000 kg. It can also handle submergence for 120 minutes in 2 meters of water depth. Plus, 1.22 meters drops are nothing with its strength. 

The ADATA HD830 is virtually indestructible, while other external drives may only be reliable. This 4 TB space is an Amazon's Choice product. Each penny is worth it! 

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