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What's the Best External Hard Drive?  February 20, 2016 – 06:43 pm

What's the Best External Hard Drive?Online backups and cloud storage are all great, but sometimes you need to keep your files close and at least somewhat portable. That's where a good external hard drive comes in. This week, we want to know which ones you think are the best.

Whether it's because they're slim and portable, offer great transfer speeds, come from reputable companies with great warranties, or just pack in the space for little to no cash, we want to hear which external hard drive models you trust with your data.

Let's hear your vote in the discussions below! To cast your vote, follow these guidelines:

  1. Follow this format for your vote, including the bold print. If you don't, it won't be counted: A PHOTO OF YOUR FAVORITE EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE
    [preferably at 970x546]



    Why does this hard drive earn your admiration? What makes it stand out? Make your case! Try to keep it to a single paragraph, maybe two. Let us know how much it costs, if you know.
  2. Don't duplicate nominations! Instead, if someone's nominated your pick, star (recommend) it to give it a boost, and reply with your story instead.
  3. Please don't leave non-entry, direct comments on this post. They'll just get pushed down. Save your stories for others' submissions!

If you're not sure what we mean, just check out the nominations by our writers below. We'll give you a head start, and they should all be in the proper format, so you can just follow our lead.

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