Best External Hard Drive Deals Overview Updated January 16, 2018

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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 January 16

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.

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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.

External Hard Drives Stories December 16, 2017

expiredBackup your Mac w/ G-Drive’s USB-C 1TB portable HDD: $50 (Reg. $85+)

B&H Photo currently has the G-Drive 1TB portable USB-C hard drive on sale for $49.99 shipped with a bundled hard drive case. Normally, this portable hard drive alone is $90 at Best Buy and $85 at Amazon, with this current sale being within $5 of Cyber Monday pricing. If you have a newer MacBook or iMac that has USB-C, this portable hard drive lets you plug up without adapters or dongles. As a newer product, initial reviews are fantastic and G-Drive is known for their great products.

expiredTake home the WD easystore 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $80 shipped

Today only, as part of its Doorbuster Deals, Best Buy is offering the WD easystore 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive in Black for $79.99 shipped. That’s $120 off the original listing and the lowest we’ve seen it offered at Best Buy. Rated 4.8/5 stars by over 3,000 Best Buy shoppers. 

External Hard Drives Stories December 14, 2017

expiredG-Tech’s robust 8TB G-RAID G1 USB 3.0 Hard Drive: $300 shipped (Reg. $500+)

Adorama offers the G-Technology 8TB G-RAID G1 USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $299.95 shipped. For comparison, it has a list price of $530 which it still fetches at B&H. Today’s offer is the best available by $200 or so. G-Tech drives are amongst the best in the industry with stellar ratings at Amazon.

External Hard Drives Stories December 13, 2017

expiredWD easystore 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $60, today only

Today only, as part of its Doorbuster Deals, Best Buy is offering the WD easystore 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $59.99 shipped. That’s $70 off the original listing, about $20 off the typical price and the lowest we’ve seen it offered at Best Buy. Rated 4.7/5 stars by over 1,700 shoppers. 

External Hard Drives Stories December 11, 2017

expiredWith its built-in USB 3.0 hub, Seagate’s $150 Desktop 8TB Hard Drive is a solid value

Amazon offers the Seagate Backup Plus 8TB USB 3.0 Hub and External Hard Drive for $149.99 shipped. Matched at B&H. That’s a $100 savings off the original price, down $50 from Best Buy and a match of the Amazon all-time low. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

External Hard Drives Stories December 7, 2017

expiredBest Buy offers the WD easystore 8TB External Hard Drive for $140 shipped

Today only, as a part of its Daily Doorbuster, Best Buy offers the Western Digital easystore 8TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $139.99 shipped. For comparison, it has a bloated list price of $300 but usually sells for around $200. It’s also the best 8TB offer we can find currently. Rated 4.8/5 stars.

External Hard Drives Stories November 27, 2017

expiredThis 1TB USB-C G-Drive lets you access data without dongles for $45 (Reg. $65)

Today only, B&H has the G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE USB-C portable hard drive on sale for $44.95 shipped as part of its Cyber Monday DealZone. Regularly $65 at Apple, and even more expensive elsewhere, this is the best price we can currently find a quality USB-C portable hard drive for. This drive needs no external power, so it’s perfect for your new MacBook Pro. Though reviews are still coming in for this new drive, the initial consensus is great and G-Technology is generally reviewed highly.

External Hard Drives Stories November 25, 2017

expiredSeagate 8TB Expansion Desktop Hard Drive drops to Amazon all-time low at $142

Amazon offers the Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $142.49 shipped. For comparison, it has a list price of $240 but usually sells for around $190 at retailers like Best Buy. Today’s offer is an all-time low at Amazon where it’s also a #1 best-seller. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 6,200 reviewers.

External Hard Drives Stories November 24, 2017

expiredAmazon’s Black Friday Gold Boxes include Seagate storage from $40 shipped

Today only, as a part of its Black Friday Deals week, Amazon is discounting a number of Seagate hard drives by up to 25% off. The deals start at $40 and go up from there. As always, free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders of $25+. One top pick is the Seagate Backup Plus 2TB Portable Hard Drive for $59.99 shipped. That’s down from its usual $75 price and an all-time low. Rated 4/5 stars. Shop the entire sale for additional hard drives, storage solutions and more.

External Hard Drives Stories November 23, 2017

expiredBest Buy will sell you a 4TB Western Digital Portable Hard Drive for $80 shipped, more

Update 11/23: Sorry folks, sold out just after posting. Best Buy is also offering the WD Easystore 8TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $129.99 shipped. That’s good for $170 off the going rate, matches the all-time low and is the best offer available. Rated 5/5 stars.

Best Buy offers the WD easystore 4TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $79.99 shipped. That’s down $120 from its bloated MSRP, around $40 off the usual price and $15 less than our previous mention. For further comparison, you can expect to pay around $100 for this capacity from other manufacturers at Amazon. Rated 4.8/5 stars by over 2,200 reviewers.

External Hard Drives Stories November 14, 2017

expiredSave $100 on G-Tech’s 1TB USB-C Portable Solid-State Drive, now $246

While we regularly see nice deals on USB 3.0 external hard drives, we’re less likely to see USB-C alternatives for the latest MacBooks and iMacs. Adorama is currently offering the G-Technology 1TB External Solid-State Drive for $245.95 shipped. That’s good for $104 off the regular going rate at nearly every online retailer including Best Buy and the lowest price that we’ve tracked. G-Technology drives are known for long lifespans and exceptional ratings.

External Hard Drives Stories October 8, 2017

expiredGrab 6TB of Western Digital’s My Book USB 3.0 Desktop Storage for $120 shipped

Through Monday, QuickShipElectronics (Top-Rated Seller, 99.7% positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals offers the Western Digital My Book 6TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive for $119.99 shipped when promo code PCOLUMBUS2017 is applied during checkout. Note: you’ll need to use PayPal to lock in your savings. That’s good for $49 off Amazon’s current price and the lowest that we’ve tracked. Rated 4.2/5 stars by nearly 600 reviewers.

External Hard Drives Stories October 6, 2017

expiredSeagate’s 2TB Expansion Portable Hard Drive is an Amazon best-seller, now $60

Newegg’s official eBay store offers the Seagate 2TB Expansion USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $59.99 shipped. That’s a $30 savings off the MSRP, as much as $20 off the regular price at retailers like Amazon and the best offer available. This is a #1 best-seller at Amazon with over 7,400 reviewers leaving a 4.2/5 star rating.

External Hard Drives Stories October 3, 2017

expiredDaily Deals: Seagate 4TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive $70, Logitech C920 Pro Webcam $47, more

In today’s Daily Deals, Best Buy via eBay is offering the Seagate Backup Plus 4TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $69.99 shipped. Also direct from Best Buy. That’s $50 off the original listing and the lowest we can currently find for it. With this hard drive you can store 4TB of media, files, images, and more with ease. Rated 4.7/5 stars by Best Buy shoppers.

External Hard Drives Stories September 25, 2017

expiredTake 5TB of Seagate Portable USB 3.0 Storage anywhere for $125 shipped

Newegg’s official eBay store offers the Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive in blue for $124.99 shipped. That’s a $55 savings off the original MSRP, down $15-$20 from most retailers like Amazon and a match of our previous mention. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 13,000 reviewers.

External Hard Drives Stories September 6, 2017

expiredPerfect for storing data or gaming consoles: Seagate 4TB Portable Hard Drive $95

Newegg offers the Seagate Expansion 4TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $94.99 shipped when promo code EMCSRKRG3 is applied during checkout. That’s a $55 savings off the original MSRP, $5 less than the Amazon all-time low and the best offer available. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

External Hard Drives Stories September 4, 2017

expiredSeagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive is perfect for Time Machine, now $80

Best Buy’s official eBay store offers the Seagate Backup Plus 4TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $79.99 shipped. Also available direct. Today’s offer is a $40 savings off the original MSRP, a match of the Amazon all-time low and the lowest price available. Rated 4.2/5 stars. This hard drive is an excellent buy for Mac users needing a Time Machine backup or as a simple way to increase storage.

External Hard Drives Stories September 1, 2017

expiredWD My Passport 4TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $96 shipped

Walmart offers the WD My Passport 4TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive in black for $95.99 shipped. That’s a $64 savings off the original price, down $14 from Amazon and the best offer we can find. Rated 4.5/5 stars by over 2,600 reviewers.

External Hard Drives Stories August 31, 2017

expiredAdd 8TB of Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 storage to your Mac for $150 shipped

Today only, Newegg offers the Seagate Expansion 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive for $149.99 shipped when promo code EMCXRJDB2 is applied during checkout. That’s a $80 savings off the original price, down $30 from Amazon and the best that we’ve seen. Rated 4.3/5 stars by over 5,700 reviewers.

External Hard Drives Stories August 4, 2017

expiredAmazon is somehow selling the LaCie Porsche 3TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $53

Amazon offers the LaCie Porsche Design 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive for $53.42 shipped. For comparison, it originally sold for $130 before recently being discounted. Today’s offer is easily a new Amazon all-time low by nearly 50%. We’re not sure how long this listing will list, so hop on it now if interested. Rated 3.6/5 stars.

External Hard Drives Stories July 14, 2017

expiredSeagate Backup Plus 4TB Portable Hard Drive drops to $100 shipped

Amazon offers the Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $99.99 shipped. Matched at Newegg with promo code EMCRHBD27. That’s a $30 savings off the original price which it still fetches at Adorama and a match of the Amazon all-time low. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 12,000 reviewers. Ideal for Time Machine backups or additional gaming console storage space, this hard drive is a fan favorite because it doesn’t require a dedicated AC power source.

External Hard Drives Stories July 12, 2017

expiredSeagate’s 4TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive is perfect for Time Machine at $90

Amazon offers the Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive for $89.99 shipped. Matched at Newegg with code 17FAN037 at checkout. That’s a $70 savings off the original price, down $20 or so from the regular going rate and an Amazon all-time low. Today’s offer is also $10 less than the deal prices we’ve been seeing for 4TB desktop hard drives. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 2,600 reviewers.

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