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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LaCie Rikiki (500GB)

The Rikiki portable hard drive's size is certainly appealing, but it isn't the only drawcard. The hard drive provides reasonable all-round performance, at a cheaper price than most alternatives currently available.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 6th Jan., 2010
  • James Hutchinson
  • LaCie
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • 4.25
  • $ 159.00
  • Pros:
  • Tiny and attractive enclosure, 10GB of cloud storage space, wizards formats to Mac and Windows file systems
  • Cons:
  • Only basic versions of backup software included
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