Best External Hard Drive Deals Overview Updated May 10, 2019

Best External Hard Drive Deals

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External hard drive are an essential piece of any computer setup. These high-capacity data storage devices are typically used for full-system (Time Machine) backups and to quickly share large digital media files. The most common external hard drives connects via USB 2.0/3.0, but there are other (faster) interfaces available including FireWire, Thunderbolt, USB-C, and others. Portable hard drives are powered by the USB connection, while external desktop hard drives must be plugged into a power outlet. Just like their internal counterparts, external hard drives can also fail so make sure you have multiple backups of important data.

External Hard Drives Stories May 10

expiredWD Elements 8TB Desktop Hard Drive $125 shipped (Reg. $150)

Newegg offers the WD Elements 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive for $124.99 shipped when promo code EMCTAUT54 is applied during checkout. For comparison, it typically sells for $150 and is $140 at Amazon currently which is its all-time low there. With 8TB of storage, this is a solid Time Machine backup option for Mac users. It’s also great for storing pictures, videos, and documents. Rated 4.4/5 stars by over 950 Amazon customers.

External Hard Drives Stories May 1

expiredWestern Digital’s USB-C/A portable 1TB SSD hits $160 shipped (Reg. up to $200)

Amazon offers the Western Digital 1TB My Passport Portable USB-C/A Solid-State Drive for $159.99 shipped. Also available on Best Buy’s eBay storefront. That’s as much as $40 off the regular going rate and a new Amazon all-time low. With fast transfer speeds up to 540MB/s, this portable SSD is great for backing up high resolution content or running Time Machines. It ships with a three-year warranty and works with both USB-C and A ports. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

External Hard Drives Stories April 24

expiredAdd 4TB of portable Western Digital storage to your Mac, PC or gaming console for $80 (Reg. $100)

Best Buy’s eBay storefront offers the WD easystore 4TB USB 3.0 portable external hard drive for $79.99 shipped. Also available direct. That’s good for 20% off the regular going rate and the best price we can currently find. It’s also $4 less than our previous 4TB mention and around $15 off what Amazon is charging for similar models. Ideal for Time Machine backups, expanding gaming console storage or just having some extra disk space around. Rated 4.8/5 stars by over 7,700 Best Buy reviewers.

External Hard Drives Stories April 15

expiredSanDisk, WD storage on Gold Box: 256GB MicroSD card $31, 10TB Desktop $146, more

Today’s the day to stock up on storage products from SanDisk, Western Digital and others on Amazon’s Gold Box. There are a ton of lowest ever prices on a wide variety of storage products from MicroSD format all the way up to NAS but some standouts:

External Hard Drives Stories April 11

expiredSeagate 4TB Expansion Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive returns to Amazon all-time low at $84, more

Amazon offers the Seagate Expansion 4TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $83.99 shipped. Also at B&H. As a comparison, it typically sells for upwards of $95 at most retailers. Today’s deal is a match of the Amazon all-time low. Most 4TB portables sell for around $100 at Amazon. This model has Mac and PC compatibility, USB 3.0 connections and a sleek design that’s perfect for carrying around in your bag. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

External Hard Drives Stories April 3

expiredAmazon has Seagate Expansion 4TB Portable Hard Drives on sale at $84 (Reg. $100), more

Amazon offers the Seagate Expansion 4TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $83.99 shipped. Also at B&H. That’s good for $16 off the regular going rate and a new Amazon all-time low. For comparison, most 4TB portables sell for around $100 at Amazon. This model sports Mac and PC compatibility, USB 3.0 connections and a sleek minimal design that’s perfect for carrying around in your bag. Pair this hard drive with your Xbox One and easily add significant storage for more games. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

External Hard Drives Stories March 2

expiredEnjoy fast transfer speeds w/ SanDisk’s portable 480GB SSD, now $87 (Amazon all-time low)

Amazon offers the SanDisk 500 Extreme 480GB Portable USB 3.0 Solid-State Drive for $87.22 shipped. That’s down from the usual $100+ price tag and a new Amazon all-time low. Portable solid-state drives are perfect for quickly transferring data on-the-go. This would be ideal for backups of video and pictures as files are moved at up to 440MB/s. Rated 3.8/5 stars.

External Hard Drives Stories February 27

expiredAmazon SanDisk/WD Storage Sale from $5.50: Mobile SSD, desktop drives, memory cards, more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering deep deals on storage and memory products from SanDisk, Western Digital and more. With deals starting from just $5.50, shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25 and just about everything in the sale carries solid reviews. We are seeing loads of notable offers on memory cards, desktop drives, portable SSD storage, Lightning thumb drives and much more. Head below for all of our top picks from the sale.

External Hard Drives Stories February 25

expiredStore 10TB worth of data on Western Digital’s Desktop Hard Drive: $180 (Reg. $230)

Today only, B&H offers the Western Digital 10TB My Book USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive for $179.99 shipped. For comparison, it originally sold for $280 and this is $20 less than Amazon’s all-time low price. Today’s deal is also a match of second best 10TB offer we’ve tracked. Store your music, movies and other documents on this WD external. Use it in tandem with a Mac and easily create Time Machine backups. Rated 3.8/5 stars.

External Hard Drives Stories January 31

expiredSeagate’s Slim 1TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive is down to $45 shipped right now (Reg. up to $60)

Amazon is offering the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (STDR1000101) for $44.99 shipped. Regularly up to $60 at Best Buy, today’s deal is the current best price we can find. This USB powered external drive is great for backups or expanding your Xbox One/PS4 storage and includes a 2-month trial membership of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan. Rated 4+ stars from over 17,000 Amazon customers. More details below.

External Hard Drives Stories November 23, 2018

expiredAmazon discounts Seagate storage from $40 shipped for Black Friday

Today only, as part of Black Friday Deals Week, Amazon is offering a nice selection of Seagate storage from $40 shipped. You’ll find everything here from internal and external hard drives, to portable options and more. One standout deal is the Seagate 1TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive at $49.99, which is down from its usual $60+ price tag. Great for Time Machine backups or adding storage to your Mac. Rated 3.9/5 stars. Shop the entire sale for more.

External Hard Drives Stories November 22, 2018

expiredBlack Friday Storage Deals from $55: QNAP 2-bay NAS, SSDs, desktop HDDs, more

More deals below!

B&H offers the QNAP 2-bay Personal NAS (TS-231P-US) for $119 shipped. Normally $160 or more at Amazon, this is a new all-time low that we’ve tracked there and is the best available. A 2-bay NAS like this is perfect for starting out and will get you into the mass storage community. This would be perfect for smaller movie libraries or keeping personal documents safe and secure with RAID backups. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 65% of shoppers. Head below for more storage deals.

External Hard Drives Stories September 27, 2018

expiredSeagate 8TB Expansion USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive is now $119, today only (Reg. $140+)

Update 9/27 @ 4:43 PM: Best Buy’s official eBay storefront offers the WD My Book 4TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $72.24 shipped when you use code PICKSOON at checkout (Reg. $85). Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Today only, Newegg’s official eBay storefront offers the Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive for $118.99 shipped when you use code PICKSOON at checkout. Regularly $140 or more at retailers like Amazon, today’s deal is among the best that we’ve seen and $7 less than our previous mention. These hard drives are perfect for storing precious data or running Time Machine backups. Rated 4.1/5 stars. You can find more storage deals in today’s Amazon Gold Box.

External Hard Drives Stories September 24, 2018

expiredTransfer data on-the-go w/ WD’s 3TB Wireless Portable Hard Drive for $139 (Reg. $180)

Amazon offers the WD 3TB My Passport Wireless and USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $138.99 shipped. For comparison, this model usually sells for around $180. Today’s deal is a new Amazon all-time low and the same price charged for the 2TB model. I’ve been using the My Passport Wireless for a while now as an easy way to score GoPro or drone footage on-the-go. The built-in SD card reader makes it easy to back up your data and content. Reviews are mixed at Amazon but more positive at Best Buy. With your savings, grab a SD card adapter so you’re ready for anything.

External Hard Drives Stories September 21, 2018

expiredWD’s 1TB Portable Hard Drive is perfect for Time Machine or Xbox One: $40 (20% off)

Amazon offers the WD 1TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $39.99 shipped. Regularly $50 or more at retailers like Best Buy, today’s deal is a new Amazon all-time low. Western Digital’s 1TB hard drive is perfect for storing extra games on your Xbox One or simply running routine Time Machine backups. Head over to this nifty guide to learn how you can easily add storage to your gaming console. This model is compatible with both Windows and Mac setups. Rated 4.3/5 stars by over 4,800 Amazon reviewers.

External Hard Drives Stories September 18, 2018

expiredAdd 6TB of external storage to your Mac for Time Machine, more: $100 (Reg. up to $130)

Update 9/18 @ 2:47 PM:

Newegg offers the Seagate Expansion 6TB Desktop External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $99.99 shipped when promo code EMCPYEX75 is applied during checkout. For comparison, this is a match of our previous mention and up to $30 off similar 6TB hard drives at Amazon. This is a solid option for Time Machine backups, keeping family memories or just day-to-day data storage. Rated 4.1/5 stars. Operating on a USB-C-equipped MacBook? No worries. Use your savings on this $16 AmazonBasics Hub and connect this hard drive, along with a number of other accessories, to your device.

External Hard Drives Stories September 13, 2018

expiredSeagate’s USB-C 2TB Portable Hard Drive includes a microSD slot: $50 (Reg. $100)

Today only, Best Buy’s eBay storefront offers the Seagate 2TB USB-C DJI Fly Portable Hard Drive for $49.99 shipped. Also available direct. For comparison, it has a list price of $120 and currently sells for over $100 at Amazon. Today’s offer is $30 less than the lowest we’ve tracked, and frankly, a very notable price for 2TB of portable storage, let alone a USB-C model. It’s designed to also work in-tandem with DJI drones and is content creation-friendly with a built-in microSD slot. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

External Hard Drives Stories July 1, 2018

expiredSeagate’s 2TB Expansion Portable HDD returns to $55 (Reg. $70) via B&H

Update: Now matched at Amazon.

B&H offers the Seagate 2TB Expansion Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $54.99 shipped. Regularly up to $70 at Amazon and Best Buy, today’s offer is a match of the historic all-time low. This is a great way to add storage to your MacBook or Xbox One. Rated 4.1/5 stars by over 9,000 Amazon reviewers.

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