Best portable hard drives (under 1TB)

The best external HDDs from Seagate, Western Digital, LaCie and Hitachi

Portable hard drives are the ideal product when you require data on the go. Whether you're doing business abroad or simply want to take some movies to a mate's house, they provide an elegant and fuss-free solution. In the following roundup, we highlight some of the best portable hard drives from Seagate, Western Digital, LaCie and Hitachi. To read our in-depth review of each product, click on the model names.

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro

The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro external hard drive is a solid, stylish-looking performer that benefits from--and is hampered by--its connection module system.

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  • 22nd June, 2010
  • Melissa J. Perenson
  • Seagate
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  • Offers choose-your-connection interface modules
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  • Modules can be unwieldy, Must remove module to insert into a dock


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