External hard drives comparing External hard drives

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Engadget score

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83
83
83
85

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Avg. critic rating

8.0
8.0
8.4
8.0
7.6

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Avg. user rating

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9.0
no data
9.0
8.8

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Price

$56
$89

General

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Type

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

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Storage space

2 TB
500 GB
500 GB
1 TB
500 GB

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Drive type

Platter
Platter
Platter
Platter
Platter

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Drive form factor

3.5 inches
2.5 inches

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Cache

Speed

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Other features

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Activity / status indicator

Yes

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Shortcut / backup button

Yes
No

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OS support

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Capacity gauge

No
No

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Fingerprint reader

No
No

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Portable applications

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Ruggedized

No
No

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Security lock slot

No

Connections

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USB

3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
Yes

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Thunderbolt

No
No

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eSATA

No
No

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FireWire / 1394

No
No

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WiFi

No
No
Yes

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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
Bus-powered
Battery
Bus-powered

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Battery type

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Power adapter

Size and Weight

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Height

6.79 inches
0.6 inches
0.5 inches
0.78 inches

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Width

1.76 inches
3.2 inches
3.21 inches
3.54 inches

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Depth

6 inches
4.4 inches
4.34 inches
5 inches

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Weight

0.3 pounds
9.03 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)

March 20, 2012
May 15, 2013
June 12, 2012

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Announced (US)

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

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

$129.99 USD
$199 USD
$119 USD

Colors

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Colors

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

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

3 years
2 years

Environmental

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