I needed some extra storage space, so I decided to purchase an external hard drive.
However I wanted to avoid all extra power cables, and a bulky device which is hard to carry around.
Regular external hard drives are mostly built to be placed on a desk next to your laptop.
Therefore I preferred the portable hard drive solution. Portable hard drives are powered via the USB cable/connection, and they are designed to be easily carried around (small size, low weight).
The product that I finally went for was a Verbatim 500GB, the Executive Arctic White edition.
Here is a quick list of the specifications:
Dimensions: 135mm x 85mm x 25mm
Interface: USB 2.0
Operating System: Win/Mac
It is advertised to have a 25% improved data transfer rate.
I guess I will have to test that under large file copy operations.
It also comes with a two-year guarantee, hope I won’t need it.
Here are some unboxing photos: