With so many different kinds of external hard disks available in the market, which one would best suit your need?

For 40 years, Seagate has enabled exponential data growth with breakthrough hard drives, solid state drives, systems, and recovery services. The company is widely recognised as one of the top data storage companies in the world with their wide range of both consumer and enterprise products.

If you are looking to purchase an exernal hard disk, Seagate would definitely carry a model which will suit your need, but which one?

When Fast Transfer is a Priority

If you are using your external hard disk primarily to transfer files quickly from one computer to another, consider the Seagate Fast SSD.

This model comes with storage ranging from 500MB to 2TB with future-proof USB-C technology. Sleek and stylish in design it is also light weight and shock resistant.

The device can has a read/writer transfer speed of up to 500 to 540 MB/s, one of the fastest in the market. It is perfect for on-the-go storage and fits comfortably into a pants pocket.

When Ruggedness is a Top Priority

This one is my favourite because I am a clumsy person. The LaCie Rugged USB-C portable drive marries rugged durability with cutting-edge USB-C technology.

Creative pros have been depending on LaCie Rugged drives for over a decade because they are the most reliable way to transport and capture data in the field. The device is resistance to drops, crush, rain and unauthorised access. It is made for extreme conditions – from a sudden rainstorm to a crush of suitcases in an airplane cargo hold.

The device features a drop resistance of 1.2 metres (4 feet), crush resistance of a 1-ton car, rain resistance and with encryption available. You really can’t get anymore secure and rugged than this!

For Regular Use

If you are just using your external hard disk to back-up some extra data which you need stowed away for easy access in a portable device, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim will do the job.

This is a no frills, easy-to-use external hard disk that is reasonably priced and comes in a variety of designs to best suit your style.

It is available with a woven fabric or polished aluminium cover with USB-C or USB 3.0/2.0 connectivity and storage up to 2TB. The model featured above is the polished aluminium version with a 2TB storage.

To find out more about other Seagate products, visit their official website for more details.