All computers come with a finite amount of storage, unfortunately this is a problem that is not going away. Luckily however, it is a problem with an easy solution. That solution, is external hard drives. And if you’re going to invest in an external hard drive, you might as well invest in one of the best. That is why I have rounded up the best Seagate 1TB external hard drives.
USB 3.0: This hard drive is USB 3.0 compatible. This means you are able to transfer files faster than before. If you do not have USB 3.0 and you only have USB 2.0, this is not a problem. The hard drive is also USB 2.0 compatible and will just transfer your files at USB 2.0 speeds.
Easy to Use: The Seagate Expansion is also very easy to use. All you do is plug it in with the USB connector and you’re ready to go, you can start transferring files of any size. Also, since all you have to do is plug it up, it is easy to travel with and you can take it wherever you go.
No Software: There is no software that you need to download in order to use this hard drive. There’s not even any configuration that you have to do.
Compact: As its name suggests, the ultra thin is, well, ultra thin. It is a mere 9.6 mm thick and very lightweight. This makes storage easy, as it slips right into any bag, purse, or backpack.
USB 3.0 Compatibility: There is no need for an external power supply because like most portable external hard drives, also Seagate Ultra Slim 1TB is bus-powered (powered via USB port). With USB 3.0 and 2.0 compatibility, you can move and access your files with ease.
Mac and Windows: The Seagate Ultra Slim external hard drive comes ready to use for Windows computers, just plug it in and access your files. In order to use the drive with Mac computers you need to reformat it. Luckily it comes with clear instructions how to do this. Once it is reformatted, you can use the hard drive interchangeably between Mac and PC computers.
Colors: On top of its sleek, golf ball-esque design, the Seagate Ultra Slim comes in two colors. You have your choice of platinum or gold. They are both simply elegant and not too flashy, yet not drab either.
USB Powered: The Seagate Backup Plus Slim requires no external power source, it is completely USB powered. As you can imagine, this makes it easy to travel with and easy to use anywhere at all.
Compact: Although not quite as compact as the Seagate Ultra Slim, this hard drive is still thin, measuring only 12.1 mm. On top of that, the entire hard drive weighs only a few ounces. It is so light that you won’t even feel the additional weight in your backpack, purse, or briefcase.
Seagate Dashboard: This hard drive is compatible with the downloadable Seagate Dashboard software. The software has a whole suite of features. You can back up all of your photos, videos, and movies directly onto the software, where you can access them later. You can also schedule automatic backups. This allows you to ensure that all of your files, even shared ones, are always backed up in case disaster strikes and your computer is stolen, breaks, or gets wiped out. You can also run a manual backup whenever you want at the click of a button.
Colors: There is truly something for everyone since this hard drive comes in four colors. When buying this hard drive, you have a choice between black, blue, red, and silver. Personally, I like the red the best, but it isn’t for everybody.
USB Powered: Fortunately, this hard drive is completely powered by USB. There is no other power source necessary.
Time Machine Compatible: The Seagate Backup Plus Slim is also compatible with the Mac Time Machine app. This makes it super easy to backup and access all your files. All you have to do is back it up one time and that’s it.
Compact: Measuring a measly 12.1 mm wide, this hard drive is extremely easy to store and travel with. You can find space in even the most cluttered office to use it, and find space in the fullest bag to store it.
USB 3.0 Connectivity: With this hard drive, you are getting high speed photo and video transferring. You are probably used to USB 2.0, but 3.0 is even faster and more effective. However, if you prefer this hard drive is also capable of USB 2.0 connectivity, so it is totally up to you.
Synchronizing: The Seagate Wireless Plus automatically syncs to both Dropbox and Google Drive. This lets you take the cloud with you wherever you go. It also makes it infinitely easier to access your files on all of your devices.
Long Battery Life: This hard drive has a staggering 10 hour battery life. This makes it great for long plane rides or car rides. This also means you don’t have to always worry about it dying, and you no longer have to scramble to find an outlet.
Built in Wi-Fi: The best part about this hard drive, in my opinion at least, is its built in Wi-Fi. Yes, you read that right. This hard drive has built in Wi-Fi that you can connect your devices to and stream through. You can stream movies, music, photos, and videos to your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. You can even stream on up to 3 devices at a time.
Lightweight: On top of everything else, this hard drive is also very lightweight. It weighs a little over half a pound and can be inconspicuously stored anywhere. Finally, you can truly enjoy your music and movies off the grid, anywhere you want.