Most Popular 1TB External HDD Reviews and Reliability Overview

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#1. Toshiba Canvio Basics –
#2. HGST Touro –
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William says:

What differs Canvio Basics from Canvio Ready, Canvio Alu and Canvio Connect II besides pre-installed backup software? Are they any better?

Sergej Lysionok says:

forgot to mention that Touro model has highest speed of 7200rpm, what is a significant difference to compare 5400. Thats why it cost few dollars extra.
Very little manufactures provide a fast drives

White Shadow says:

This is the review I’ve been looking for; detailed, organized and offers a comparison with the other external disk drives. Thank you so much good sir. You deserve a medal for saving us all that hassle.

Gweeds says:

Great review– helped me settle on and purchase the Canvio Basics. Thanks!

Mohamed Mohamed says:

Last night, I lost my Seagate external hard disk 1TB, I used only once. 3 years ago, I bought Toshiba external hard disk 500GB, I did not used even once , it was crashed before I used it. So I decided that I am not gonna spend one cent on those brands again

Rishabh Pandey says:

what about transcend?
seems like a tough option

Matthew Pavlovic says:

Great review! Any thoughts on the Canvio Slim model in comparison to the others as well? It’s running about the same price as the HGST Touro S.

Timy Timotius says:

You forgot to say that HGST Touro S is spin at 7200 rpm

johnny change says:

hey guys its scarce

Booble says:

There three hard drive manufacturers now, with WD taking over Hitachi. Lacie and Buffalo don’t make hard drives just the casing for externals.

hatkhalil says:

what about the shockproof Transcend StoreJet 25M3?

KB KB says:

Thanks for taking the time to share with us. Any thoughts if I’m editing 4k video? Thunderbolt thoughts?

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