The best SSDs and hard drives 2021 Top portable external drives for your Mac or PC

The Samsung T7 seemingly has it all. Speed, security and plenty of storage space for the size. This is a great bit of kit.

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The WD_Black P10 is a perfect balance of speed, space and price that's a wonderfully easy way to up your storage game with minimal fuss.

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If you're after a solidly built, speedy SSD drive to expand your library of installed PC games then this is one to look at. 

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The best for data security and it's brilliantly flexible and robust, too. 

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This Sandisk drive might not be as water tight as the ADATA SE800, but it does have a funky looking housing.

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The Samsung X5 is the fastest external drive on our list which might make it the most appealing but the price tag might put some off.

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Even if you don't necessarily need an IP-68 rating on your SSD, it's nice to have the peace of mind that comes with it. 

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A great SSD that's really small, sleek and nonetheless incredibly quick. 

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The LaCie Rugged SSD is clearly designed as a durable drive that can handle everything you throw at it, plus the bold orange makes it stand out.

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The Toshiba Canvio Basics offers perhaps the best value for money of any of the drives on this list and oodles of storage space to carry around with you.

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