Using an external hard drive is a secure and portable way to store important files. Companies such as Western Digital, Seagate and Adata offer models compatible with PCs and consoles such as the PS4 and Xbox Series S at prices starting at R$309, such as Adata’s HV620S, which provides an ultra-compact design, internal storage from 1 TB and USB connection input.
The black model, from Western Digital, provides up to 2 TB of internal storage and can be used by both PCs and consoles at prices starting at R$919. The Xbox line with 2 TB of memory and promises great fluidity thanks to the integrated SSD for around R$ 1298. Here are six external hard drives that will load up your PC and console with memory.
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Adata’s HV620S is a slim, compact 1TB hard drive ideal for users who need to carry their electronics on the go. Its difference is the absence of fixed cables: the consumer must have his own USB 3.2 connection wire to use this peripheral. Also, the bottom front design emits a blue LED light while the item is in operation. It is sold at the price of R$ 309.
The hardware promises an internal storage capacity of up to 1TB. In addition, it can be used both on a computer and for playing Xbox Series S or PS4 consoles. With a rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Amazon, consumers point out that downloading games is very fluid and fast, without any lag. However, criticize that the item can get very hot during use.
- Advantages: high transmission speed
- Against: overheating reports
The Adata HV620S has a glossy black finish and LED lighting to indicate operation — Photo: Disclosure/Adata
The HD710 Pro, from Adata, comes with 1 TB and has a big difference: it’s built to provide maximum resistance to drops and water, details that can extend the life of electronics. In addition, it offers a total of five USB ports, which can be used according to the needs of the user. The model is visible for values starting from R$ 389.
The lower front part guarantees an LED light that changes color depending on the working status of the product. It can be used on both PC and consoles. Rated 4.7 out of 5 on Amazon, users praise the device’s great durability and robust storage capacity. However, they negatively point out the USB 3.0 ports because they warn that they are slower than USB 2.0.
- Advantages: multiple connection options
- Against: USB cables are too short
ADATA HD710 is offered in several colors and has IPX68 certification — Photo: Disclosure/Adata
Elements, Western Digital, is a compact 2 TB model without fixed connection cables. The bottom of the device offers one USB port for laptops or desktop computers. In addition, it comes with a discreet LED light that illuminates while the peripheral is working. The product is seen in figures of R$ 399.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 on Amazon, consumers note that the item’s operating speed is as advertised.
- Advantages: good internal storage capacity
- Against: absence of connecting cables
Western Digital Elements has a transfer speed of up to 480 MB/s — Photo: Disclosure/Western Digital
Black, by Western Digital, offers a very minimalistic and discreet black design, made to promote greater portability for the user. The connection system offers a USB port that promises to connect the most modern models of consoles and computers on the market. The electronic hardware, on the other hand, retains an internal memory of 2 TB, above average for storing heavy games with complex graphics. The product is visible for values of R$ 919.
The achieved transfer speed can reach 150 MB/s, which is an advantage considering the price of the product. In addition, the HD finish is built into the metal cover to ensure a longer life for electronic devices.
- Advantages: higher transmission speed than other entry models
- Against: the connecting cable is short
WD Black Metal can be used to expand Xbox storage — Photo: Handout/Western Digital
Seagate’s Expansion is the sturdiest and thickest hard drive on this list, making it a candidate for avoiding constant shipping elsewhere. With plug-and-play technology, the manufacturer promises compatibility with Windows and macOS operating systems. The product can be found in the value of 1099 R$.
The hardware offers a large internal storage capacity that reaches up to 6 TB of memory. The electronics end includes one USB connection port. Rated 4.6 out of 5 on Amazon, users emphasize the ease of use of the product and the efficiency of the system.
- Advantages: very high storage capacity
- Against: the manufacturer does not provide a transmission speed
Seagate Expansion has a robust structure — Photo: Helito Bijora/TechTudo
The Seagate Game Drive is a compact external hard drive, made in black and finished in green. The peripheral has been specially developed to store games from the Xbox One and Xbox 360 console lines. The internal system has plug-and-play technology, which does not require prior configuration for use. In addition, it is possible to connect it to video games via the USB 3.0 port. Interested consumers need to pay R$ 1298 to buy the product.
The internal system reserves memory up to 2 TB to support games, which can serve most of the public. The model still promises a transfer speed of up to 140 MB/s, while providing efficiency and fluidity for running games, thanks to the SSD integrated in the hardware. With a rating of 4.7 out of 5 on Amazon, consumers praise the value for money. However, some report that the device may stop working after more than a year of use.
- Advantages: compact and portable design
- Against: the connecting cable is too short
The Seagate Game Drive features an Xbox-related design — Photo: Disclosure / Seagate
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