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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.


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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  1. Mustang
    August 27, 2017 - 6:39 am

    Bla bla bla bla bla dislikke

  2. Alastair Mann
    August 27, 2017 - 7:37 am

    get seagate … wd is so mickey mouse

  3. Cole Gaskins
    August 27, 2017 - 7:40 am

    Wix.com you make life so bad with your super long infomercials.

  4. Ewser X
    August 27, 2017 - 7:45 am


  5. Keane Farol
    August 27, 2017 - 8:41 am

    WD My Passport Ultra or WD My Passport? Which is the best?

  6. fack utubenoseyj**ks
    August 27, 2017 - 8:53 am

    A little boring nut worth it.

  7. Mohamed Najee
    August 27, 2017 - 9:14 am

    What is the memory capacity of the drives,,,in the sense actual bytes …

  8. Ra Leo
    August 27, 2017 - 9:52 am

    Dude……. I sudently got blurry vision, good news I got cured in 14 mins.

  9. Serom
    August 27, 2017 - 10:16 am

    Sitting here with my dead 2TB WD with no hope of recovering any of my almost 1.5TB data from it. All these comments saying WD's the best, confuse me as h**l! I had my 1TB Toshiba for four years with no single issue, till I gave it away.

  10. Sujoy mondal
    August 27, 2017 - 10:21 am

    wd my passport 4tb or seagate back up plus 4tb. which will be more reliable…

  11. Fiona Sam
    August 27, 2017 - 10:58 am

    there is no space left in my laptop, I want to buy a hard drive 1TB
    To download moves & tv shows.
    but I'm still can't decide which one should I buy please recommend me a great hard drive

    my dad have the Toshiba 1TB FOR A LONG YEARS, he told me toshiba is a great hard drive but I'm can't decide so please HELP ME ??

  12. C Ortiz
    August 27, 2017 - 11:39 am

    what is the best hard dik so far?

  13. Marcos Vinícius
    August 27, 2017 - 12:07 pm

    What was the result? i'm brazilian and no understand very good

  14. KDrama Filth
    August 27, 2017 - 12:30 pm

    Thanks for your help!!!

    August 27, 2017 - 1:03 pm

    I want hard disk who is best

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