![An external hard drive with a brushed stainless steel case.](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1624895608078-e9f564cbe3fa?crop=entropy&cs=tinysrgb&fit=max&fm=jpg&ixid=M3wzNjAwOTd8MHwxfHNlYXJjaHwyfHxoYXJkJTIwZHJpdmV8ZW58MHwwfHx8MTcxMTE5NjM3Nnww&ixlib=rb-4.0.3&q=80&w=1080) *[Backlink](https://unsplash.com/photos/black-iphone-7-on-macbook-xEK3FiK6H3o) | Photo by [Siyuan Hu](https://unsplash.com/@siyuan_hu?utm_source=Obsidian%20Image%20Inserter%20Plugin&utm_medium=referral) on [Unsplash](https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=Obsidian%20Image%20Inserter%20Plugin&utm_medium=referral)* In the days where "the cloud" is well, everywhere and we have the likes of dropbox, google drive, onedrive and so on, I don't really have much need for an external hard drive and save for this one last one I have gotten rid of them. I remember in 2006 when I bought my first 1TB for an eye-watering $500 and yet they now cost less than $50 on sale almost everywhere. I use mostly text files so 1TB is huge for me and does the trick just fine. Remember that hard drives don't last forever so it's best to have a backup for any data that's important to you. I think I paid about 40 dollars for this one. ==[Check Price](https://amzn.to/3vg5643)== The Western Digital My Passport is a trusted and portable external hard drive designed to keep your data secure and accessible. Here are some key features: **Capacity**: The 1TB storage capacity provides ample space for storing photos, videos, music, and documents. **Design**: With a new, stylish design that fits in the palm of your hand, it’s easy to carry and use on the go. **Compatibility**: It supports USB 3.0 for fast data transfer speeds. **Security**: Some models come with backup software and password protection to keep your files safe. Variety: There are different models available, including the My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac.