Best External Hard Drive Deals Overview Updated November 29, 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 November 29, 2019

expiredAmazon’s Gold Box has top-rated storage from $9, today only

Today only, as part of its Black Friday deals, Amazon is offering notable savings on storage from a variety of top brands. Free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders over $25. Deals start at $8.99 with price drops across just about every product type, including microSD cards, NAS systems, and more. Our top pick is the Seagate 5TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $89.99. That’s down from $20 from the regular going rate and a new Amazon all-time low. This model offers 5TB worth of storage with USB 3.0 connectivity, alongside a free two-month trial of Adobe Creative Cloud. Great for Time Machine backups or expanding your gaming console storage. Rated 4.3/5 stars. Hit the jump for more.

External Hard Drives Stories November 6, 2019

expiredWD’s 8TB desktop HDD stores it all at a low of $120 shipped, more

Newegg is currently offering the WD Elements 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for $119.99 shipped when the code 93XPD3 is used at checkout. Down from its $140 going rate, Amazon has it at $125 right now and this beats our last mention by $1 for a match of its all-time low. Offering up 8TB of storage, you’ll easily be able to store just about every picture that you’ve ever taken, plus videos, documents, and more. Whether you’re wanting to set this up as a Time Machine for your Mac or shuck the external enclosure to expand a NAS, this external drive is perfect for the job. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

External Hard Drives Stories October 28, 2019

expiredAdd Seagate’s 1TB portable hard drive at new Amazon low of $40

Amazon offers the Seagate Portable 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $39.99 shipped. As a comparison, you’d typically pay around $50 like most 1TB portable hard drives these days at Amazon. This is a new Amazon all-time low as well. Seagate’s 1TB portable hard drive is perfect for backing up your data through Time Machine, toting around your photos, videos and other content, or simply adding storage to a gaming console. It features USB 3.0 connectivity and has a matte outer shell. Rated 4.4/5 stars by nearly 2,100 Amazon reviewers.

External Hard Drives Stories October 25, 2019

expiredWestern Digital’s new My Passport 4TB Hard Drive $94 shipped (Reg. $110)

Amazon offers the Western Digital 4TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive in black for $94 shipped. As a comparison, it originally sold for $120 but regularly goes for closer to $110. Today’s deal is a new Amazon all-time low. Western Digital’s 2019 My Passport lineup offers a fresh design, USB 3.0 transfer speeds, and integrated 256-bit AES hardware encryption. This is a great option for Time Machine backups on compatible Macs or as an easy way to expand your console’s storage for more games. Rated 4.8/5 stars.

External Hard Drives Stories October 8, 2019

expiredSeagate 2TB Portable Hard Drive is $55 at Amazon (Reg. up to $70), more

Amazon offers the Seagate Expansion Portable 2TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $54.99 shipped. As a comparison, you’d typically pay upwards of $70 at Office Depot and other retailers. Today’s deal is a new Amazon all-time low. 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 September 30, 2019

expiredSanDisk’s 2TB Extreme SSD is perfect for on-the-go storage: $250 (Reg. $300+)

Amazon is offering the SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable External SSD for $249.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy, Adorama, B&H, and Walmart. This is down from its $450 list price these days, around $300 going rate at Amazon, and is a match for its all-time low there. Whether you’re an on-the-go video editor or just someone who wants to bring extra storage along for documents, photos, and movies, this drive does it all. Sporting a USB-C connection, it plugs into Apple’s latest laptop and iPad without a problem. Plus, it sports up to 550MB/s transfer speeds, which makes moving data a breeze. Rated 4.6/5 stars. Learn more about this drive in our hands-on review.

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