For some strange reason devices no longer come with the amount of storage that we want or need, it’s enough to meet the bare amount that we need to store content, however, most of the time the inbuilt storage of devices today just don’t provide the extra bit that we need.
To get that extra storage you are going to need an external storage device, for which there are a ton of options, however only a few are the best.
We are going to take you through the options that we consider to be the best with the following list.
Western Digital My Passport SSD
The My Passport SSD is a great looking portable SSD that provides 256GB/512GB/1TB of flash storage in a compact, rugged and sleek design and with USB-C compatibility.
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Samsung Portable SSD T3
If you are looking to expand the storage of your device then the Samsung Portable SSD T3 is definitely one of the best options around, available with up to 2TB of storage, the SSD delivers extreme storage at speed over USB 3.1.
LaCie Porsche Design Hard Drive
The LaCie Porsche Design Hard Drive is the result of a fantastic partnership between the two, featuring a stylish and sleek 3mm solid aluminium casing, with up to 4TB of storage, PC and Mac compatibility, with Time Machine on top.
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Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim
As the name suggests, the Seagate Backup Plus is an ultra slim hard drive that using Seagate’s 2.5-inch, 7mm HDD technology with USB 3.0 connectivity and compatibility with automatic backups to Dropbox and more.
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Although it only has USB 3.0, Transcend’s ESD400K is an awesome budget SSD that offers from 128GB of storage up to 1TB of storage, for its price, it is an awesome option for anyone looking to increase storage quickly.
SanDisk Extreme 500
The SanDisk Extreme 500 is one of the most expensive storage devices on our list, but for that price you get a fast SSD with a rugged design.
WD My Passport Ultra
Western Digital’s My Passport Ultra is the portable hard drive that we use most at TechNutty, although it isn’t an SSD and it only uses USB 3.0, it’s a great device for expanding storage by a big amount for a small price tag, with up to 4TB of storage.
WD My Passport Portable Hard Drive
The 2016 edition of Western Digital’s My Passport Portable is pretty awesome, available in a number of sleek designs, it has up to 4TB of storage and automatic backup via the WD Backup software.
While the Seagate Seven is fairly expensive, one of the most expensive in our list, but it is particularly interesting because of the design that allows it to stand very far out from the crowd.
That said, the Seagate Seven doesn’t have a price tag anywhere close to LaCie’s Mirror which is priced at £100 for 1TB of storage, which is pretty insane, that said, you do get a cool design for that.
Buffalo MiniStation Extreme
The Buffalo MiniStation Extreme is a great-looking external with an inbuilt flex connect USB cable, MIL-SPEC shock protection, and compatibility with Buffalo software.
Transcend StoreJet 25M3
The Transcend StoreJet 25M3 is a great external storage device if you are looking for something rugged that you can throw around and not worry about.
WD My Passport Wireless Pro
Western Digital’s My Passport Wireless Pro is one of our favourite external storage devices, it’s particularly interesting because it has Wireless 802.11ac built-in for media transfers from a range of devices, along with an SD 3.0 card reader to extend the storage and transfer images right from a camera of smartphone, Plex pre-installed, a USB power bank for mobile charging, and more. It’s a cool piece of kit.