TOP 6 – Best USB 3.0 2TB External Hard Drives For The Money 2016

Best 2TB External Hard Disk Drives for The Money 2016


Searching for external hard disk drive with enough capacity and affordable price tag at the same time? One of the most popular capacity among portable external hard drives is 2TB. Within two terabyte drive manufacturers can easily combine speed,capacity and portability, that of course makes 2TB external hard drives quite popular among consumers. 


The 2TB external hard drives are very popular, because they combine both capacity and low price tag


You can get 2TB external hard disk for quite below $100, most products price varies from $70-$90. 

We are not talking about SSD, you can get 2TB solid state drive for about $800 (For example Samsung 850 Pro, Samsung T3 Portable), about ten times more expensive. 
Biggest advantage of two terabyte portable hard disk is it`s capacity, because it is enough for most people, whether you are photographer, gamer or student. 
With 2TB capacity you can easily expand Xbox One or PS4 storage space for games, store videos, photos and documents. 

Both 2TB and 4TB external hard disk drives are lover by gamers, especially Xbox One users


Seagate Game Drive for Xbox One (STEA2000403) – Best 2TB Externa Hard Drive for Xbox One

Seagate Game Drive for Xbox One (STEA2000403) - Best 2TB Externa Hard Drive for Xbox One


Drive is available in two capacities – 2TB and 4TB. It has USB 3.0 port and is designed especially for Xbox One game console, but notice that Seagate Game Drive is more expensive than other 2TB portable drives. Drives has excellent customer rating on Amazon, 4.8 out of 5 stars, from 338 customer reviews at the moment. 

Average Xbox One game size is 35-50GB, so Seagate Game Drive should hold atlest 40+ games in one place. 

  • Works flawlessly with Xbox One and Xbox 360
  • 2TB lets you store up to 50 Xbox One games
  • Plug-and-play setup gets you up and playing in seconds
  • Compact size and no power cable means it’s perfect for your living room or to take to a friend’s house
  • 2-year warranty

Brand Name
Seagate
Item model number
STEA2000403
Hardware Platform
Microsoft Xbox One
Item Weight
4.8 ounces
Product Dimensions
4.6 x 3.1 x 0.6 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H
4.61 x 3.15 x 0.58 inches
Color
Green




Seagate Backup Plus Slim (STDR2000100) – Best 2TB External Hard Drive for PS4
Seagate Backup Plus Slim (STDR2000100) - Best 2TB External Hard Drive for PS4

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB is great option for PS4 users. It is a bit cheaper than Seagate Game Drive, comes in four colors: Silver, Red, Blue and Black. Drive is available in five capacites: 500GB, 1TB, 1.5TB, 2TB and massive 4TB. There also 200GB of free OneDrive cloud storage for two years included when you register new Seagate Backup Plus drive online (Value $95). It has more than 6700 Amazon customer reviews with overall rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Backup Plus Slim is compitable with Lyve app. which allows you to backup your smartphone and later access the files via internet.  
  • 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
  • Quick file transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity
  • USB powered -no power supply necessary

Brand Name
Seagate
Item model number
STDR2000100
Hardware Platform
PC
Operating System
N/A
Item Weight
4.8 ounces
Product Dimensions
4.5 x 3 x 0.5 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H
4.47 x 2.99 x 0.48 inches
Color
Black
Hard Drive Interface
USB 3.0



Transcend SJM100 (TS2TSJM100) – Best 2TB External Hard Drive for Mac

Transcend SJM100 (TS2TSJM100) - Best 2TB External Hard Drive for Mac


Even it`s design will fit you Mac computer or laptop, drive is pre-formatted in HFS+ and fully supports Time Machine, has USB 3.0 port. Transcend`s StoreJet for Mac portable external hard disk drive will provide you with capacity and performance you need, combined  with, as Transcend states – Military Grade Shock Resistance. Thewirecutter`s testings showed that Transcend shock-resistance is not so Military Grade as you might think. Drives has 12 Amazon customer reviews with overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.


Brand Name
Transcend
Item model number
TS2TSJM100
Item Weight
8 ounces
Product Dimensions
5.1 x 3.2 x 0.8 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H
5.1 x 3.24 x 0.8 inches
Color
Grey, White


Model
SJM100
SJM300
SJM500
Storage Type
HDD
HDD
SSD
Connection Interface
USB 3.0
Thunderbolt/USB 3.0
Thunderbolt/USB 3.0
Capacity Range
2TB
2TB
256GB – 1TB
File System
HFS+
HFS+
HFS+


Seagate Expansion (STEA2000400) – Fastest 2TB Portable External Hard Disk Drive USB 3.0

 Seagate Expansion (STEA2000400) - Fastest 2TB Portable External Hard Disk Drive USB 3.0


Seagate has launched new version of Seagate Expansion in 2015, basically new model has just new design and is very similar to older version. Notice that older version is about $10 more expensive than new model. It`s one of the fastest portable external drive and definitely the fastest external hard disk under $100. Drive offers sustained write speed of 119Mb/s and reading speed of 130Mb/s. It has USB 3.0 and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 port. Drive is available in four capacities: 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB. Like most 2TB portable drives it comes with 2-year limited warranty. Drive has more than 1200 Amazon customer reviews with overall score of 4.6 out of 5 stars. Expansion needs to be re-formatted in order to work with Apple products. 

  • Expands your Xbox One gaming console storage capacity. Connect this drive to the Xbox One USB port and you`re ready to go, Xbox One will automatically find the external hard drive
  • Fast file transfers with USB 3.0
  • Compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
  • Powered by USB 3.0 port. Please note: Product needs to be reformatted in order to work with Mac. Reformatting the drive will erase all content unless it is backed up to another drive.
  • Warranty – 2 years

Brand Name
Seagate
Item model number
STEA2000400
Item Weight
0.3 ounces
Product Dimensions
4.8 x 0.6 x 3.2 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H
4.8 x 0.6 x 3.2 inches
Color
Black

WD Elements (WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN) – Best 2TB External Hard Drive for Backup 


WD Elements is one of the most basic portable external hard disk, it is also cheaper than competitors mentioned above. WD Elements don`t have any extra features, like OneDrive cloud storage. Drive is designed for one simple task -to backup your data, whether photos or documents. The same as all other 2tb external hard drives on this list it has USB 3.0. WD Elements has more than 3200 Amazon customer reviews with overall score of 4.7 out of 5 stars. Many people are writing that they use WD Elements with Xbox One and it loads games faster. Drive has Led indicator which blinks when data is transfered. 

  • Ultra-fast USB 3.0 data transfers
  • Massive capacity
  • Free trial of WD SmartWare Pro auto and cloud backup software
  • WD quality and reliability
  • Adding extra storage for your videos, music, photos, and files.

Brand Name
Western Digital
Item model number
WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN
Item Weight
8.2 ounces
Product Dimensions
4.4 x 3.2 x 0.8 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H
4.4 x 3.2 x 0.82 inches
Color
Black


Clickfree Automatic Backup C2 – The Cheapest 2TB External Hard Drive

Clickfree Automatic Backup C2 2 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive

If you are searching for the cheapest 2tb external hard disk drive then here it is. It neither the fastest and most reliable hard disk. It has 10 Amazon customer reviews with overall rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars. At the moment 40% of Reviewers gave 1 star. This drive won`t work with Xbox One. It has USB 3.) and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. 

  • EASY Run: Just plug it in and Clickfree backup begins automatically. Patented software requires no setup
  • EASY Restore: Your complete personal file backup can be easily restored or transferred to a new or existing computer
  • For Multiple Computers: Back up multiple PC or Mac computers with the same Clickfree.
  • EASY Organizer: Automatically finds and organizes all your photos and other personal files (500+ types) for backup
  • Password Protection: Protect backed up personal files with 256-bit hardware encryption

Product Dimensions
7 x 5 x 2 inches
Item Weight
2.3 pounds
Shipping Weight
12 ounces 
Manufacturer
Clickfree
ASIN
B00J4X1R60
Item model number
CA3C20-2CBK9-F2S


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