I have been searching for a good, reliable, portable and affordable external hard disk for the last 3-4 months (ok, it’s not always easy for me to make such decisions, for things that I want to keep for many years!). It is going to be used for storing my emails/inbox (if and when I find out how to store the Windows Live Mail inbox in an external drive), photos from project meetings and office stuff in general. No personal stuff in there…
One of the most reliable but not so cheap options was the WD My Passport Essential USB 3.0. Its main advantages were the following:
- All my gadget/hi-tech freaks pals recommended this HD, due to its reliability. No one wants a cheap disk that will crash, leading to loss of of its contents.
- It is one of the lightest and more compact HDs around. That was really important for me, as it will be added in my backpack for frequent travelling from and to the office. The less I have to carry, the better for me.
- I look to the future: USB3.0 will probably be implemented in my next laptop, so it would be nice to have an external HD with this feature (as long as it lives to see that day!).