The WD My Passport vs The Seagate Backup Plus vs The Toshiba Canvio Connect II – Which one is best?
August 27, 2017 Jon 15 Comments
All Portable USB 3.0 Drives, But which deserves your Data? http://www.span.com/product/Western-Digital-My-Passport-Ultra-WDBMWV0020BRD-EESN-USB3-Portable-Red-2TB-5400rpm~41222
External Portable Hard drives are commonplace. The marketing is saturated with all manner of capacities and manufacturers claiming their model is best. However with prices being so similar and the drive itself being built almost identically, how can you choose the right drive for you? Robbie at SPANTV is comparing the 3 leading models for Students, holiday travellers and office backup executives and seeing their strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately to find out which one is the best. Below are some details about each.
TOSHIBA CANVIO CONNECT II
CAPACITY TO CONNECT
Access your files anywhere and from any device. The new Canvio Connect II is a smart storage solution that will soon become your favourite data companion. Not only do you get up to 2 TB of portable storage, the Canvio Connect II can also turn your PC into your own personal cloud server. Pre-loaded remote access software gives you instant access to your files from all your devices, wherever you are.*
* Canvio Connect II must be connected to a PC and WiFi environment. (PC must be on or in stand-by mode)
Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive
Be Ready. Bring Your Backup.
Thin, Light and Easy Backup That’s Good to Go.
Back Up Your Stuff — Anytime, Anywhere
The Seagate® Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive is the simple, one-click way to protect and share your entire digital life. Perfect to take on the go, the sleek metal case design allows for the thinnest portable hard drive available with up to 2TB of capacity. It goes anywhere — without getting in your way.
Features mobile backup using the Seagate Mobile Backup App
Protect your data with easy flexible backups
Back up from Facebook® and Flickr® and share to YouTube®
Easy to share files between Windows® and Mac computers
USB 3.0 plug-and-play with no bulky power supply adapters
Back Up From Your Mobile Devices
Use the Seagate Mobile Backup App to easily back up photos and videos on the go directly from your mobile devices to Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive.
Back Up and Protect Photos, Videos and More — Automatically
Choose from two easy backup options in the Seagate Dashboard – scheduled or continuous.
Do More With Social Networks
Don’t risk losing those great pics you’ve posted online. The Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive finally bridges the gap between your online life and the rest of your life, letting you automatically back up your favourite memories from Facebook® and Flickr®. You can even share new videos to your YouTube® account.
Western Digital My Passport Ultra
My Passport® Ultra™ delivers USB 3.0 performance and high capacity in an ultra-compact design. WD SmartWare™ Pro automatic backup software offers local and cloud backup. Password protection and hardware encryption secure your data. The 3-year limited warranty and soft pouch help protect your investment.
Ultra-sleek design with high capacity – At just half an inch thin (12.8mm) for the 500 GB model, this drive is sleek and fast with plenty of capacity for your important digital content. The 1 TB model is a mere 0.60 in (15.3 mm), while the massive capacity of 2 TB is only 0.81 in (20.5 mm).
Ultra-fast transfer rates – When connected to a USB 3.0 port, My Passport Edge lets you access and save files in blazing speed. Reduce transfer time by up to three times when compared to USB 2.0 transfer rates.*
*Performance may vary based on user’s hardware and system configuration.
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility – With this single drive you get compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices today and the ultra-fast speed of USB 3.0 when you’re ready to step up to the next generation. With this single drive you get compatibility with the latest USB 3.0 devices and backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices as well.
Local and cloud backup – WD SmartWare Pro lets you choose how, when and where you back up your files.
– Select automatic, continuous backup to instantly back up your files as they are added or changed.
– Select scheduled backup to back up your files on a schedule that fits your needs.
– Select cloud backup and back up ryour files to the cloud using your Dropbox account. Or be double safe and back up your Dropbox account to you’re my Passport Ultra drive.
*Dropbox account required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.
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