Best External Hard Drive Deals Overview Updated November 23, 2018

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 23

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

External Hard Drives Stories June 4

expiredWD 2TB My Passport Portable Hard Drive hits $55 at Amazon, down from $70

Amazon offers the WD 2TB My Passport Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $54.99 shipped. For comparison, it has a list price of $80, which Best Buy still charges, but it regularly sells for around $70 at Amazon these days. This is an all-time low that we’ve tracked in this color. WD’s 2TB portable hard drive is ideal for storing content on-the-go or creating Time Machine backups. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

External Hard Drives Stories March 11

expiredWD easystore 8TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $160 shipped (Reg. $220)

Today only, as part of its Daily Deals, Best Buy is offering the WD easystore 8TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $159.99 shipped. That’s $140 off the original listing and a match to our previous mention for the lowest we’ve seen for it. Rated 4.7/5 stars by over 2,000 Best Buy shoppers.

External Hard Drives Stories March 9

expiredWD 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $80, today only

Today only, Best Buy via eBay is offering the Western Digital Easystore 4TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $99.99, but if you use code PSPRING20 the price drops to $79.99 shipped. That’s $120 off the original listing and the lowest we’ve seen it offered since the holidays. Rated 4.8/5 stars by Best Buy shoppers.

External Hard Drives Stories March 6

expiredWD 4TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive now $80 shipped at Amazon

Amazon offers the WD 4TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $79.99 shipped. For comparison, this storage solution has a list price of $130 but has held steady at around $100 for the last four months or so. This hard drive is perfect for simple Time Machine backups or storing content. Rated 4.2/5 stars by nearly 500 Amazon reviewers.

External Hard Drives Stories February 24

Seagate’s 2TB Portable Hard Drive is a no-brainer at $55 (Reg. $70+)

Update: Back in-stock at Walmart.

Amazon offers the Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $54.99 shipped. Also at Walmart. Usually around $70, today’s offer is a new Amazon all-time low and the best that we can find. This hard drive is perfect for storing photos, videos or extra games on an Xbox One. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

External Hard Drives Stories February 22

expiredSave big on networking and storage gear at Amazon from $10 Prime shipped, today only

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering savings of up to 25% off a selection of popular storage and networking gear. You can find a few good routers, hard drives and network extenders at some all-time low prices here. Our top pick is the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Portable External Hard Drive for $49.99 shipped. That’s $30 off the regular price and the lowest we’ve seen it listed. Rated 3.9/5 stars by Amazon shoppers. Here are few other best bets in the sale.

External Hard Drives Stories February 16

expiredBackup everything with this WD 4TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $90 shipped

Best Buy is offering the 4TB WD Easystore External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $89.99 shipped. That’s $110 off the original listing and a match to our previous mention for the lowest we’ve seen outside of a one day doorbuster sale. Rated 4.7/5 stars by Best Buy shoppers. 

External Hard Drives Stories January 16

expiredG-Tech’s 2TB USB-C Portable Hard Drive is perfect for MacBooks at $69 (Reg. $90+)

B&H offers the G-Technology 2TB G-Drive Mobile USB-C/A Hard Drive for $69 shipped. Originally $99, this is the lowest that we’ve tracked on this model. For further comparison, Best Buy has the 1TB capacity for $89. Today’s offer is slightly above the usual 2TB deal price but the inclusion of USB-C and G-Tech’s solid ratings make this deal worth the extra money.

External Hard Drives Stories January 3

expiredWD’s $60 portable 2TB hard drive is perfect for Xbox One, Time Machine and more

Best Buy offers the WD easystore 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $59.99 shipped. Originally $130, today’s price is a match of our previous mention. Most 2TB hard drives retail for $70+ at Amazon. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

External Hard Drives Stories December 22, 2017

expiredAdd 8TB of external storage to your Mac for just $150 shipped (Reg. $200)

Best Buy currently offers the 8TB Western Digital External hard drive for $149.99 shipped. Regularly around $200 most places, the last time we saw this drive go on sale, it was for a single day at $140. If you’re in need of a plethora of extra storage on your Mac or Windows computer, this is one of the most cost-effective ways of achieving that. Rated 4.8/5 stars from over 1,800.

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