The best portable hard drives you can buy in South Africa

Moving files from one location to another or storing important data has been made easy by the proliferation of cheap cloud storage.

Internet connectivity is not always available however, and certain users would not be comfortable storing sensitive information online.

For these reasons, there is a healthy market for portable hard drives and external solid state drives.

Basic models of these devices can be purchased relatively cheaply, while those with wireless connectivity, improved encryption, and durability cost a bit more.

We have listed a few of the best portable hard drives you can buy in South Africa below, based on reviews from around the Internet.


Apacer AC630

The Apacer AC630 is a durable 1TB external drive encased in a shockproof shell and tested to withstand drops.

The drive is also IP55 water and dust-resistant, making it ideal for travellers.

Apacer AC630

Apacer AC630
Capacity 1TB
Drive Type 2.5-inch SATA HDD
Interface USB 3.1 Gen 1
Durability IP55
Price R1,078

WD MyPassport 4TB

WD’s MyPassport drives offer impressive value and reliability, making them one of the most popular external hard drives in the world.

The 4TB model offers high-capacity storage at only R500 per TB.

WD My Passport 4TB

WD MyPassport 4TB
Capacity 4TB
Drive Type 2.5-inch SATA HDD
Interface USB 3.0
Durability
Price R1,999

WD MyPassport Wireless Pro

WD’s MyPassport Wireless Pro is a unique portable drive, offering everything from microSD storage to Wi-Fi connectivity.

The device can be powered by a USB connection or its built-in battery and used to share files wirelessly while also acting as a Wi-Fi hub.

WD My Passport Wireless Pro

WD MyPassport Wireless Pro
Capacity 2TB
Drive Type 2.5-inch HDD
Interface USB 3.0, microSD, 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Durability
Price R3,215

Samsung T5 Portable

Samsung’s T5 Portable solid state drive is a cutting-edge external SSD which boasts transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s.

The device can connect via USB Type-C or USB Type-A and boasts incredible durability in addition to speed.

Samsung T5 Portable

Samsung T5 Portable
Capacity 500GB
Drive Type 2.5-inch SATA SSD
Interface USB 3.1 Gen 2
Durability IP67
Price R2,377

Adata SD700

When it comes to durable, high-speed drives, the Adata SD700 offers an uncompromising package.

The SSD is IP68 dust and water resistant, passes military-grade shockproof tests, and boasts transfer speeds of up to 440MB/s.

Adata SDS700

Adata SD700
Capacity 256GB
Drive Type 2.5-inch SATA SSD
Interface USB 3.1 Gen 1
Durability IP68
Price R1,394

Now read: The most reliable hard drives in the world

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