Are you looking for the best durable hard drive 2021? In this guide, we share some of the top hard drives with durable builds.
1. LaCie LAC900028.
This is a mini 5 TB external hard disk that comes in a very compact casing, perfect for people who are constantly on the move. It also caters to people who have the need for additional speed because it can connect to computers that support USB 3.0, enabling them to transfer information quickly at a rate of up to 130 MB/s.
The casing itself offers all-terrain durability and you won’t have to worry about accidentally dropping and damaging it. What’s more, it also comes with water resistance for added safety.
In addition, the LaCie Toolkit offers on-demand back-up that’s executed in a single click. You can also rely on scheduled and automated backups, as well as folder syncing across a variety of devices.
2. G-Technology 4TB ArmorATD.
Again, this is an all-terrain rugged and portable external hard drive that supports USB-C and USB 3.1 first-generation connections. In terms of protection, it comes with a triple-layer shock resistance which will substantially increase its durability, meaning that you can carry it with you everywhere without having to worry about accidentally dropping it. Additionally, it’s also rain- and dust-resistant for added security. According to the manufacturer, the resistance should keep the device safe if you drop it from a height of up to 1.2 meters on a concrete or carpeted floor.
In terms of storing capacity, 5 TB should be more than enough for you to store footage, files, and photos on the go. The fact that it comes with two connectivity options adds to more flexibility and you can also rely on quick data transfer between the hard drive and your computer.
The device is ready to be used with both Mac OS and with Windows computers and laptops.
3. Transcend 1 TB StoreJet M3.
This one comes with a capacity of 1 TB and it boasts military-grade shock resistance. This is thanks to the three-stage shock protection that is designed to meet the US military drop-test standards and guarantee that it will protect your data stored on the drive. It includes a rubber silicone rubber case, as well as an internal shock-absorbing suspension damper and on top of all that, it also has a reinforced hard casing.
There are two color options and you can choose between iron-gray and military green based on your preferences. In terms of connectivity, you can use the USB 3.1 first-generation interface that supports UASP (it stands for USB Attached SCSI Protocol).
The device is also equipped with a one-touch automatic backup button which will back up your data instantly with a simple touch of it. This button also allows you to reconnect the hard drive to the computer without having to unplug and reinsert it. Naturally, you would require the Transcend Elite software to do so.
4. Western Digital WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN.
This is a 1 TB external hard drive that comes with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility, making it easy to use with the majority of computers since almost all of them support one of the two, if not both. This also means that you can count on quick data transfer between the external hard drive and your connected device.
It has high capacity and it has its compatibility formatted for Windows 10, 8.1, and 7. However, it’s worth noting that if you want to use it with any other operating system, you might have to reformat it. Additionally, the compatibility of the device may vary based on the user’s hardware configuration and the current operating system they use.
The device comes with a 2-year manufacturer’s limited warranty. Unfortunately, this one is not shock resistant so you should be more careful when traveling with it and make sure that you don’t drop it as it may damage the device.
5. ADATA HD830.
The first thing you’ll notice about this device is its futuristic and unorthodox design which is unlike the other ones we’ve talked about in the video. In terms of capabilities, the hard drive comes with 2 TB of storage capacity which should be more than enough for the majority of your video footage or photographs.
It comes with USB 3.1 connectivity, making data transfer seamless and rather quick. The device is also encased which makes it resistant to dust. Even though it’s also supposed to be waterproof, it’s highly advisable that you don’t test this and try to keep it out of water.