External Hard Drive Under $100? Yes, they exist.

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Looking for your next external hard drive for less than 100 bucks? (And no, I’m not talking about the ones with horns.) Then you’ve come to the right place. Some drives listed might even beat your expectations, I know they surprised me. (Especially the 5TB.) So, let’s get to these drives in all their glory.

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External Hard Drive Under $100

WD 5TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive

This external hard drive just made me want to buy it. Truthfully speaking, I don’t even know what to do with 5 Terabytes of space unless we load it full of games but I would never do that… would I?

So, with the Western Digital 5 Terabyte Drive and its small size (4.35 x 3.23 x 0.82 inches) you’d be able to carry a huge storage bank around in your pocket and since it doesn’t need an external power source it makes it that much easier to carry around. It is compatible with both USB 3.0 and 2.0.

Item Properties
BrandWestern Digital
SeriesElements Portable
ColorBlack
Connectivity TechnologyUSB
Hard Disk Size5TB
Hard Disk DescriptionPortable
Hardware InterfaceUSB 3.0
File SystemNTFS
Item Dimensions4.35 x 3.23 x 0.82 inches
Item Weight8.1 ounces
Item Model NumberWDBU6Y0050BBK-WESN

Toshiba Canvio Gaming 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0

The drive that is meant for gamers. It is compatible with Xbox, PlayStation and Gaming PCs, not to say you shouldn’t use it for everyday use though. Has an “always-on” feature so that your gaming would not be interrupted whether it be on a Console or PC. With 2 terabytes you’ll be able to store up to 50 games or more and because of its sleek/compact look you’ll be able to take those games anywhere plus due to it not needing an external power source you really would be able to take it along everywhere. EVERYWHERE. It uses USB 3.0 and is USB 2.0 compatible too if you’re wondering.

Item Properties
BrandToshiba
SeriesCanvio Gaming
ColorBlack, Blue, Green, Red, White
Connectivity TechnologyUSB
Hard Disk Size2 TB
Hard Disk DescriptionPortable
Hardware InterfaceUSB 3.0
Item Dimensions4.37 x 3.15 x 0.53 inches
Item Weight5.3 ounces
Item Model NumberHDTX120XK3AA

WD 2TB Elements Portable HDD

This one is quite similar to the 5TB version although it has a little less weight to it (4.7 ounces.) It also is compatible with USB 3.0 and comes with its own cable.

Two-year manufacturer’s limited warranty included.

Item Properties
BrandWestern Digital
SeriesElements
ColorBlack
Connectivity TechnologyUSB
Hard Disk Size2 TB
Hard Disk DescriptionPortable
Hardware InterfaceUSB 3.0
File SystemNTFS
Item Dimensions4.35 x 3.23 x 0.59 inches
Item Weight4.7 ounces
Item Model NumberWDBU6Y0020BBK-WESN

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD – Silver

Featuring a minimalistic design, this silver drive has a brushed metallic enclosure so it looks quite smart next to almost any PC.

It’s a 1TB drive that is great for storing/backing up files and uses an 18-inch USB 3.0 cable needing no external power source. It has both a USB 3.0 and 2.0 port available.

It comes with a two-year limited warranty and 1 year Rescue Service for that extra piece of mind.

Item Properties
BrandSeagate
SeriesSeagate 1TB Backup Plus Slim Portable Hard Drive
ColorSilver
Connectivity TechnologyUSB
Hard Disk Size1TB
Hard Disk DescriptionMechanical Hard Disk
Hardware InterfaceUSB 3.0/USB 2.0
Item Dimensions4.52 x 3.07 x 0.46 inches
Item Weight4.6 ounces
Item Model NumberSTHN1000401

Seagate Portable 2TB External Hard Drive

Again, a drive that requires no external power source because it uses the 18-inch USB 3.0 cable it comes with to power it. This lightweight 2TB drive which weighs about 6.72 ounces is all about plug and play. No software is required to use it and it comes with 1 year of rescue data recovery services.

Item Properties
BrandSeagate
SeriesExpansion
ColorBlack
Hard Disk Size2 TB
Hard Disk DescriptionPortable
Hardware InterfaceUSB 3.0
Item Dimensions4.6 x 3.15 x 0.58 inches
Item Weight6.72 ounces
Item Model NumberSTGX2000400

Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB Portable

Another great plug and play 2Tb external drive that requires no external power source. It’s quite portable too and is sleek with a smudge resistant finish.

With a transfer rate up to 5 Gbit/s (625Megabytes/s) using a USB 3.0 cable and up to 480 Mbit/s (60Megabytes/s) using a USB 2.0.

Toshiba one-year standard limited warranty is included.

Item Properties
BrandToshiba
SeriesCanvio Basics
ColorBlack, Silver
Connectivity TechnologyUSB
Hard Disk Size2TB
Hard Disk DescriptionPortable
Hardware InterfaceUSB 3.0
File SystemNTFS
Item Dimensions4.3 x 3.1 x 0.55 inches
Item Weight5.28 ounces
Item Model NumberHDTB420XK3AA

Seagate Game Drive for PS4 Systems 2TB

I know it’s a 2TB drive for a PS4 but I just had to include it in this list.

It has been co-designed with a PlayStation–sleek aluminum enclosure to complement the PS4 system so it might be a match made in heaven. Not only does it match your PS4 color scheme but it also has the PS logo on top. Besides that, if you’re still a bit skeptical, know that this drive has been officially licensed for the PS4 and uses PS4 hard drive firmware. For extra assurance this drive comes with a three-year warranty.

No power source is needed as well since it uses the USB 3.0 Cable for that.

Item Properties
BrandSeagate
SeriesSeagate Game Drive Portable PlayStation External Hard Drive
ColorBlack
Connectivity TechnologyUSB
Hard Disk Size2TB
Hard Disk DescriptionExternal Hard Drive, Portable External Hard Drive
Hardware InterfaceUSB 3.0, USB
Item Dimensions4.47 x 2.99 x 0.48 inches
Item Weight5.2 ounces
Item Model NumberSTGD2000100

Seagate Expansion Desktop 4TB External Hard Drive HDD

The Seagate Expansion drive has 4TB of storage and that’s plenty of space to store all that you need but unlike the other drives listed above this one is not portable and uses a 18W power adapter but it’s not a train smash, heck I’ve been using an external drive similar to this for years so… Anyway, this drive supports USB 3.0, is compatible with USB 2.0 as well and could reach up to 160MB/s.

One-year limited warranty is included.

Item Properties
BrandToshiba
SeriesSEAGATE (RETAIL)
ColorBlack
Connectivity TechnologyUSB
Hard Disk Size4TB
Hard Disk DescriptionDesktop
Hardware InterfaceUSB 3.0
File SystemNTFS
Item Dimensions7.07 x 4.65 x 1.48 inches
Item Weight2.06 pounds
Item Model NumberSTEB4000100

Hope this helped (^-^)/

Shay

ComputeeZA

Oh, I had something else that had to do with drives…yeah it was how to Create A Recovery Drive on Windows In A Few Steps. Check that out if you’d like.

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