Skip to content


2024's Best External Hard Drives: Top Picks and Reviews

by AM Tradez 03 Jun 2024
2024's Best External Hard Drives For Sale in Dubai

External hard drives have become indispensable tools for PC users, offering seamless and rapid file transfers, particularly beneficial for those with sluggish local connections. 

Whether you're working remotely or in an office setting, the convenience of carrying an external hard drive ensures continual access to your files. 

Moreover, these drives serve as reliable backup solutions, with HDD-based options suitable for regular backups and SSD-based drives offering additional peace of mind for secondary backups. 

Modern external drives, equipped with USB 3.0 or faster standards, deliver significantly improved read and write speeds compared to older models. Furthermore, many feature stylish designs and vibrant colors, making them not just functional but also fashionable accessories.

WD My Book (WDBBGB, USB 3.0, 4TB)

WD My Book 4 tb Price in UAE


  • Capacity: 3TB to 18TB
  • Interface: USB 3.0
  • Size: 6.7 x 5.5 x 1.9 inches
  • Weight: 2.2 pounds

The WD My Book is like a big block, but it's a great deal for the money. It has strong security features and comes with software to back up your files. It starts at 4TB and you can even get bigger versions with up to 18TB. It might not be the newest technology, but it works really well and is affordable. It's a bit bulky and needs to be plugged into the wall, but if you don't need super-fast speed or portability, it's a reliable choice for keeping your files safe. Many users often talk about it positively, saying it looks nice and feels well-made.

G-Technology ArmorATD (0G10435, USB 3.1, 2TB and 4TB)

G-Technology ArmorATD 4Tb Price in Dubai


  • Capacity: 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 5TB
  • Interface: USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
  • Size: 2TB: 5.1x 3.4 x 0.8 inches; 4TB: 5.2 x 3.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Weight: 2TB: 8 ounces; 4TB: 12.8 ounces

The G-Technology ArmorATD portable hard drive is built tough to withstand accidents. It has three layers of protection against shocks, including internal shock mounts, an aluminum cover, and a rubber bumper you can remove for extra safety. It can also handle rain, dust, and even being squashed by something heavy.

Both the 2TB and 4TB versions are small and easy to carry around. They come with a USB Type-A adapter, so you can use them with most computers.

They don't come with any special software to manage your files. But considering the price, one of these drives could still be a good choice if you often take your data to places where accidents might happen.

SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD (SDSSDE80, USB 3.1, 1TB)

SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD Price in Dubai


  • Capacity: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
  • Interface: USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • Size: 4.3 x 2.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 2.8 ounces

The SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD is great for whatever you need in an external hard drive.

It's designed to be convenient, small, and light, so you can easily carry it around without it getting lost.

It looks sleek with its rounded corners, black-and-red color, and modern design. It's also very fast, with a USB 3.1 version that can read data at 1,050MBps. It's secure too, with encryption features.

However, it's a bit pricey, and the carrying loop is too big for a regular keychain. But overall, it's a fantastic storage device, especially if you use it a lot.

SanDisk has also released a newer version with even faster speeds, but it looks the same and costs more. If you really need super-fast reads, you might want to consider that one.

Adata SE800 External SSD Ultra Fast (USB 3.2, 1TB)

Adata SE800 External SSD Ultra Fast Price in dubai


  • Capacity: 512GB, 1TB
  • Interface: USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • Size: 2.8 x 1.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 1.4 ounces

The Adata SE800 External SSD Ultra Fast is a small and light drive that's tough and waterproof. It's about the size of a credit card and can be submerged in water for half an hour without getting damaged. It can also survive being dropped from a height of 4 feet.

You can connect it to your computer using either a USB Type-A or Type-C cable.

You only have these two storage options: 1TB and the 512GB and it doesn't come with any special software, but overall, it's a great value for the money. Compared to slower drives like the Adata SC685, or other small drives out there, it's definitely worth considering.

WD My Passport SSD (WDBAGF, USB 3.2, 1TB)

WD My Passport SSD 1TB For Sale in uae


  • Capacity: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
  • Interface: USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • Size: 3.9 x 2.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 1.6 ounces

The WD My Passport SSD with USB 3.2 may not look like its namesake, the My Passport Go, but it's still great for traveling. It's small and good-looking, with a shiny surface and comes in five cool colors.

The drive's software lets you access My Cloud Home Storage and other WD tools. It's also really fast.

However, it's a bit pricey and the USB cable it comes with is short, which can be inconvenient. But overall, it's one of the best external hard drives out there.

Samsung Portable SSD T7 (MU-PC, USB 3.2, 1TB)

Samsung Portable SSD T7 Price in Dubai


  • Capacity: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
  • Interface: USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • Size: 3.4 x 2.2 x 0.3 inches
  • Weight: 2.1 ounces

The Samsung Portable SSD T7 looks similar to the T5 model, but it's a bit bigger and heavier. It comes in more exciting colors like Indigo Blue, Titan Gray, and Metallic Red.

The main difference is that Samsung says it's really fast, and our tests showed it was even faster than they said. It copied files quicker than other drives we tested.

However, it's quite expensive per gigabyte, though you might find it cheaper online. If you care a lot about the Samsung brand, the design, and speed, then the T7 is worth it.

Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch (STHH, USB 3.0, 2TB)

Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch Price in Dubai


  • Capacity: 1TB, 2TB
  • Interface: USB 3.0
  • Size: 4.5 x 3.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Weight: 5.3 ounces

The Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch is a portable external hard drive for people who care about how their drive looks as much as how it works, or maybe even more.

It has a mix of a classic hard drive look with a modern style. It has solid colors on the sides and back and a soft-feeling front panel. It comes with a matching USB cable and a Type-C adapter.

The software is the same as the Backup Plus Portable, but this drive performed a bit better in our tests. It comes in two sizes and is very affordable, so you can get a stylish drive without spending too much.

Seagate Backup Plus Portable (STHP, USB 3.0, 4TB)

Seagate Backup Plus Portable Price in Dubai


  • Capacity: 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 5TB
  • Interface: USB 3.0
  • Size: 4.5 x3.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Weight: 9.3 ounces

The HDD-based Seagate Backup Plus Portable is small, about the size of a deck of cards, but it still holds a lot of storage, either 4TB or 5TB.

Once you register your drive, you can download Toolkit for automatic file backups or Mylio for organizing photos. You also get a two-month membership to Adobe CC Photography Plan, which includes Lightroom and Photoshop.

However, the drive doesn't look very nice with its square corners and outdated design. 

The common issue with spinning hard drives (HDDs) is that you get lots of storage space, but they're slow. If you don't mind a simple and slow drive but need lots of space, the Backup Plus Portable could still be an option for you.

Final Thoughts

When choosing between speed, capacity, and price for storage devices, it's essential to consider your priorities. If speed is paramount, SSDs offer faster performance due to their flash memory technology, especially when paired with interfaces like Thunderbolt 3. 

However, traditional HDDs provide greater capacity options at lower prices, making them ideal for those prioritizing storage space over speed. 

Despite being more expensive, SSDs offer compact storage solutions and are increasingly marketed as fashionable accessories, providing additional choices for consumers concerned with aesthetics. 

Ultimately, the decision boils down to individual preferences and usage needs.

Prev Post
Next Post

Thanks for subscribing!

This email has been registered!

Shop the look

Choose Options

Recently Viewed

Edit Option
Back In Stock Notification
Terms & Conditions
This website is operated by AMTradez. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to AM Tradez. AM Tradez offers this website, including all information, tools and Services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.
By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.
Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any Services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.
Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.
Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and Services to you.
By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws). You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature. A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.
We reserve the right to refuse Service to anyone for any reason at any time. You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the Service is provided, without express written permission by us. The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.
We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk. This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.
Prices for our products are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time. We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
Certain products or Services may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or Services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Refund Policy: [LINK TO REFUND POLICY] We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors and images of our products that appear at the store. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor's display of any color will be accurate. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or Services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at anytime without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or Service made on this site is void where prohibited.
We do not warrant that the quality of any products, Services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.
We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e‑mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors.
You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.
For more details, please review our Refund Policy: [LINK TO REFUND POLICY]
We may provide you with access to third-party tools over which we neither monitor nor have any control nor input. You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools ”as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools. Any use by you of the optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s).
We may also, in the future, offer new Services and/or features through the website (including the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or Services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.
Certain content, products and Services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties. Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or Services of third-parties. We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, Services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party's policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.
If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us, you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, 'comments'), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments. We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion to be unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e‑mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.
Your submission of personal information through the store is governed by our Privacy Policy, which can be viewed here: [LINK TO PRIVACY POLICY]
Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).
We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.
In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.
We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free. We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service will be accurate or reliable. You agree that from time to time we may remove the Service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the Service at any time, without notice to you.
You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the Service is at your sole risk. The Service and all products and Services delivered to you through the Service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided 'as is' and 'as available' for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement. In no case shall AM Tradez, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, Service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the Service or any products procured using the Service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the Service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the Service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless AM Tradez and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, Service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.
In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.
The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes. These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site. If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).
The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to the Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and governs your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.
These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of United Arab Emirates.
You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.
Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at Our contact information is posted below: Call: +971 565 496491 Mail:

Baniyas Complex - Office # B403, 4th Floor, B-Block - Baniyas Square-14th Rd - Deira - Al Rigga - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
this is just a warning
Shopping Cart
0 items