With the amount of technology that we have nowadays the requirements for the accessories that we need for that technology seems to double, battery percentages are getting lower as devices get slimmer and storage is the same case.

So if you need something to increase the storage on your games console, laptop, desktop, or any other device then this is the roundup that you need.

Here are the best external storage devices of 2016:

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.

BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £160

Transcend ESD400K

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.

BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £40

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.

BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £60

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.

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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.

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Seagate Seven

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.

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LaCie Mirror

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.

BUY FROM AMAZON – £100

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.

BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £195

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