Top 5 – 500GB External Hard Drives under $100

The Five Best 500GB External Hard Drives 

The Five Best 500GB External Hard Drives


Many people online are searching for 500GB external hard drive, mostly because they are cheap and works great with Xbox One. To help you out we will make a list of top five best 500GB external hard drives from brands like Seagate, Western Digital, Toshiba and few others. Nowadays 500GB is very small capacity and not all external hard drives have 500GB capacity, usually they are bigger – 1TB, 2TB or even 3TB or 4TB. If you are looking for 500GB external storage you will get portable not dekstop external drive. Dekstop external hard drive usually are much bigger with capacity up to 8TB (single-drive storage), and even much more in NAS server with multiple internal drives working in RAID configuration. 

Few models, like Wd My Passport has even smaller 320GB versions. Small portable extenal hard drive with 500GB or less are excellente choice if you want to stay quite under 100$ or you need to backup important files and documents, not massive amounts of movies, photos and videos.


For few external hard drives on the list we have Old models, it`s because often old model 500GB version is much cheaper than new model


1. Old Model WD My Passport Ultra 500GB External Hard Drive

Old Model WD My Passport Ultra 500GB External Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Automatic and cloud backup
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
  • Works great with Windows 8
  • 3-year limited warranty

2. Old Model Seagate Backup Plus Slim 500GB External Hard Drive

Old Model Seagate Backup Plus Slim 500GB External Hard Drive
  • 200GB of free OneDrive cloud storage for 2 years is included when you register a new Backup Plus drive ($95US value)
  • After registering your drive on Seagate.com, a link will be provided to add 200GB to any new or existing OneDrive account
  • Only one offer can be redeemed per OneDrive account, offers must be activated by June 30, 2017 and may not be available in all countries
  • Create easy customized backup plans with included Seagate Dashboard software
  • Backup your mobile device photos and videos automatically with the Lyve App
  • Quick file transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity
  • USB powered -no power supply necessary

3. New Model Seagate Expansion 500GB External Hard Drive

New Model Seagate Expansion 500GB External Hard Drive
  • Expands your Xbox One gaming experience. Connect this drive to the Xbox One USB port to immediately add storage capacity to your console
  • Easy and simple to use – plug it in and go
  • Fast file transfers with USB 3.0
  • Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
  • Powered by USB port


4. Transcend StoreJet M3 500GB External Hard Drive

Transcend StoreJet M3 500GB External Hard Drive
  • Military-Grade Shock Resistance – Designed to meet U.S. military drop test standards
  • Advanced 3-stage shock protection system – Combines a rugged slip-resistant silicone outer shell, a reinforced hard casing, and an internal hard drive suspension damper.
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connection options – Bandwidth up to 5Gb/s in USB 3.0 mode and 480 Mb/s in USB 2.0 mode
  • OneTouch Backup
  • 2.5″ SATA HDD


5. HGST G-Technology Touro Mobile 500GB External Hard Drive

HGST G-Technology Touro Mobile 500GB External Hard Drive
  • Portable storage for all your digital files
  • Smooth, textured body for solid good looks
  • Preformatted for PCs, easily reformatted for Macs
  • USB 3.0 Interface and USB powered
  • Refurbished


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