Selecting the right external storage product is not an easy thing to do, especially if you don’t exactly know what you’re looking for. There are so many products that look alike, and capacity seems to be the only obvious differentiator.

Yet differences can be found when it comes to interfaces, physical dimensions, control elements such as backup buttons and bundled software. Some solutions provide rudimentary backup support; others are capable of synchronizing data between the PC and the storage devices. And there are solutions to create images of partitions or entire hard drives. Take a look at the Western Digital Elements 500GB External Hard Drive. Here we have a hard disk that’s all set to take care of your portable storage needs.