My cloud or passport

Hello, I’m interested in buying an external hard to back up two mac computers. I’m wondering what the difference is between the my cloud and the passport. Aren’t they both hard drives that can be used for back up purposes? I’m trying to figure out which one would suit my needs. Thank you. John.

depends on what you want to do. If it is just backup computers the passport or any USB disk is the simplest except needing to move it between computers.

the mycloud is NAS/network storage not USB. you can share files between the computers, stream media and access remotely. more involved setup