External hard drives comparing External hard drives

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Engadget score

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83
83
82
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Avg. critic rating

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8.4
8.0
7.2
9.0

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Avg. user rating

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9.0
9.0
8.7
8.7

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Price

$79
$89

General

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Type

Portable hard drive
Portable hard drive
Portable hard drive
Portable hard drive
Portable hard drive

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Storage space

500 GB
500 GB
750 GB
120 GB

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Drive type

Platter (5400RPM)
Platter
Platter
Platter (5400RPM)
SSD

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Drive form factor

2.5 inches
2.5 inches
2.5 inches

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Cache

8 MB

Speed

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Read speed (max)

385 MBps

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Write speed (max)

Other features

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Activity / status indicator

Yes
Yes

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Shortcut / backup button

No
No
No

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OS support

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Capacity gauge

No
No
No

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Fingerprint reader

No
No
No

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Portable applications

Yes

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Ruggedized

No
No
Yes

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Security lock slot

No
No
No

Connections

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USB

3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0

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Thunderbolt

No
No
1 port(s)

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eSATA

No
No
No
No

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FireWire / 1394

No
No
No
No

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WiFi

No
No
No

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WiFi encryption

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Dockable

No
No
No
No

Memory card reader

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Memory card reader

No
No
No
No

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Memory card support

Power

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Power source

Bus-powered
Bus-powered
Bus-powered

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Battery type

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Power adapter

Size and Weight

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Height

0.5 inches
0.6 inches
0.71 inches
0.94 inches

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Width

3.21 inches
3.2 inches
3.27 inches
3.5 inches

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Depth

4.34 inches
4.4 inches
4.33 inches
5.51 inches

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Weight

0.3 pounds
7.05 ounces
9.17 ounces

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Available
Available
Available
Available
Available

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Discontinued (US)

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Released (US)

May 15, 2013
March 20, 2012

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Announced (US)

March 20, 2012

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

$129.99 USD
$299.99 USD

Colors

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Colors

Black
Black
Silver
Blue
Red
Black
White
Silver
Blue
Red
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Silver
Blue
Red
Orange

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

2 years
24 months

Environmental

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Energy Star compliant

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RoHS compliant

Yes

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EPEAT rating