Hard disks have become a part of our life to handle that huge amount of data we come across daily. The storage technology has increased rapidly and enable us to store, transfer and manage GBs and TBs of data easily. The hard disk is handy and helps to back up your large chunks of data like movies, files, music, videos and other important documents and transfer to another system. There are many brands who manufacture hard disk and it will be difficult for us to decide which the best brand is for us. Here are top 10 best hard drive brands which are reliable and durable.
WD(Western Digital Company) and HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies)
Western Digital Company is popular and reliable brand manufacturing portable external hard disks and storage devices. Western Digital Company is one of the largest manufacturers of hard disks in the world. It has three portable hard disks and they are WD Elements Portable, My Passport Ultra, and My Passport Ultra Metal. Western Digital Company manufactures hard disk for both personal computer and Mac. There are 500 GB, 1TB and 2TB variations. This hard disk has USB 3.0, cloud backup and password encryption. Hitachi is reliable hard disk.
Seagate is American storage brand and is leading storage drive in the market along with Western Digital. They have produced many variations of the external portable hard drive. Seagate is also known to give latest in storage technology. This brand has the capacity ranging from 500GB to 5TB. The models of Seagate are Backup Plus Fast Portable drive, Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive, Sevenᵐᵐ Portable Drive, Wireless Plus Mobile Storage, Wireless Mobile Storage, Backup Plus Fast SSD Portable Drive, Backup Plus Fast SSD Portable Drive, Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive for Mac and Expansion Portable Hard Drive.
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Toshiba is a Japanese electronic and electrical device brand. Toshiba is the fourth largest in term of revenue from the manufacture of a semiconductor. In 2009 Toshiba developed the HDD business of Fujitsu. The hard drive model of Toshiba is Canvio® Connect, Canvio® Basics 3.0 and Canvio® Slim with sizes ranging from 500GB to 2TB.
Sony is reliable electronic device and quality brand in the world. Sony manufactures electronic products like TV, computer hardware, video games and semiconductor devices. Sony has reliable and durable hard drive. Sony portable hard drive product is HD-SG5/B, HD-EG5/B, HD-E2/L, and HD-E1/B. Sony produces capacity ranging from 500GB to 2TB. It supports up to 5GBps with ÙSB 3.0.
Transcend is famous and one of the leading brand of the storage device from Taiwan. Transcend is also known as world’s third largest producer of flash drives. Transcend has reliable and durable external hard disks. Transcends manufactured the models for pc which are StoreJet 25M3 (USB 3.0), StoreJet 25M2 (USB 2.0), StoreJet 25H3 (USB 3.0), StoreJet 25H2 (USB 2.0), StoreJet 25A3 (USB 3.0), StoreJet 25D3 (USB 3.0), StoreJet 25D2 (USB 2.0), StoreJet 25S3 (USB 3.0 Enclosure) and ESD400 Portable SSD (USB 3.0). Transcend have three other variations of external portable drives for Mac.
Apple is a popular brand which is known for its great quality and long durability of its products especially the Apple iPhones. If you own an Apple Mac then it is best for Apple’s external storage devices rather than other brands in the market. An apple storage device is most durable and goes best with your Mac device. The portable storage hard drives manufactured by Apple is AirPort Time Capsule. Two variation comes in Apple which is 2TB and 3TB.
ADATA was third largest DRAM manufacturer brand in the world in 2007. It has the share of 7.6% and is also the world’s fourth-largest flash product manufacturer. ADATA manufacture memory and storage device from Taiwan. This company manufactures colorful, durable, and stylish external hard drives that are also categorized into four categories. They are elite, choice, durable and classic. Every group has few models, for example, the durable group has models such as HD650 and HD710 which are waterproof and shockproof. The hard drives come with custom tailored with unique silicone material, military-grade shockproof and waterproof construction.
LG was the second largest producer of Television in the world in 2010. Lg has a reliable electronic product such as refrigerators, televisions, mobile phones, etc. LG is new to external HDD and storage industry but has the capacity to win the battle with its superior electronic manufacturing technology and skilled manpower. LG is famous for its innovative, new and creative electronic products. LG has produced few ultra-thin external portable device such as XD -7 which is an Ultra-thin external hard drive, XD-7 USB 3.0(USB 3.0 ultra-thin external hard drive) and the XD-5 (Mini external hard drive).
Buffalo Inc is secondary of Melco Holdings which is located in Japan. Buffalo Inc was initially started as an audio equipment manufacturer and now entered computer peripherals. This brand produces high quality external hard disks and storage drives. This brand produced external hard drives are shock resistance and are highly durable. Buffalo technologies manufacture its external hard disks with the brand name Mini Station. The models of hard disk produce by Buffalo Inc are MiniStation Thunderbolt, MiniStation Air, MiniStation DDR, MiniStation extreme and MiniStation with capacity from 500GB to 2TB. They also give a manufacturer warranty of 3 years for most of its high-end external storage device.
ioSafe is the brand known for its disaster protected hard drives which were founded in 2004. Although it is new in a hard drive sector, its hard drive is highly well and perform very good in the segment. ioSafe‘s storage system is optimized for heat from the fire and complete submersion in fresh or salt water with the ability to data located on the disk drive inside. This company produced world’s first disaster-proof rugged portable hard drives in 2012. ioSafe Rugged Portable is one of the world’s best external hard drive to store your data because it protects your data from extreme weather conditions.