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Best External 2.5" Portable Hard Drive (USB 3.0)

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As the title says, which is the best USB 3.0 external portable hard drive nowadays? When I say best, I'm referring to performance and stability.

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You're going to get a lot of fanboyism, anecdotal evidence and personal preference in a post like this. I'm a western digital man. They haven't let me down and when I have had to RMA product it has been nothing but a pleasure.

Do you need it to be powered by USB or to carry a power brick?
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Well, it's 2.5" so I guess all of them are powered by USB, right? Power bricks are for 3.5" AFAIK.

I know about the stability of WD because I came from that brand but the micro-USB connection is just not pleasing (always disconnecting with the slightest movement of the drive).
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Well, it's 2.5" so I guess all of them are powered by USB, right? Power bricks are for 3.5" AFAIK.

I know about the stability of WD because I came from that brand but the micro-USB connection is just not pleasing (always disconnecting with the slightest movement of the drive).
It helps if I read the thread title .

Yeah, the 2.5" drives will be powered by USB .

I picked up a 120gb WD with a mini USB connector. It is a bit flimsy but for $20 I couldn't complain

I also have a WD mybook and the mini USB connector is very loose, I can't comment on their recent drives though as mine all have mini usb, not micro.
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Ok. I hope someone can comment about this because the drive I had was a 500GB Passport Essential 2.0 and that micro-usb (different from mini-usb) connector port was a PITA for me.
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