External hard drives comparing External hard drives

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Engadget score

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83
85
83
87

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Avg. critic rating

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8.0
7.6
8.0
7.9

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Avg. user rating

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9.0
8.8
9.0
8.6

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Price

$57
$68
$90

General

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Type

Portable hard drive
Portable hard drive
Portable hard drive
Portable hard drive
Desktop hard drive

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Storage space

500 GB
500 GB
500 GB
1 TB
1 TB

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Drive type

Platter (5400RPM)
Platter
Platter
Platter
Platter

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Drive form factor

2.5 inches
2.5 inches

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Cache

8 MB

Speed

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Other features

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Activity / status indicator

Yes

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Shortcut / backup button

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OS support

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Capacity gauge

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Fingerprint reader

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Portable applications

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Ruggedized

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Security lock slot

Connections

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USB

2.0
3.0
Yes
3.0
3.0

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Thunderbolt

No

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eSATA

No
No

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FireWire / 1394

No
No

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WiFi

Yes
No

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WiFi encryption

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Dockable

No
No
No

Memory card reader

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Memory card reader

No
No
No

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Memory card support

Power

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Power source

Bus-powered
Bus-powered
Battery
External

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Battery type

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Power adapter

External

Size and Weight

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Height

0.6 inches
0.78 inches
6.22 inches

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Width

3.2 inches
3.54 inches
4.88 inches

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Depth

4.4 inches
5 inches
1.73 inches

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Weight

0.3 pounds
9.03 ounces
2.38 pounds

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)

March 20, 2012
June 12, 2012
September, 2011

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Announced (US)

March 20, 2012
June 12, 2012
January 6, 2013

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

$129.99 USD
$119 USD
$199 USD
$139.99 USD

Colors

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Colors

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

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

2 years
2 years

Environmental

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Energy Star compliant

Yes

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RoHS compliant

Yes

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EPEAT rating