Best External Hard Drive Deals Overview Updated October 8, 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 October 8

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

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.

External Hard Drives Stories September 22

expiredPick up WD’s 256GB My Passport Portable SSD at new low of $70 (Reg. $100)

Amazon offers the Western Digital 256GB My Passport Portable Solid-State Drive for $69.99 shipped. Also at B&H. That’s down $30 from 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 September 5

expiredWD’s 10TB desktop HDD is a must for backing up your Mac at $159 (Reg. $190)

Newegg is offering the WD Elements 10TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive for $158.99 shipped when the code EMCTETA22 is used at checkout. Normally $190 at Amazon, this beats our last 10TB mention by $1 and is among the best pricing we’ve tracked all-time. If you use this hard drive as shipped, it’ll make a fantastic backup location for either Time Machine or storing documents and photos. Or, opt to shuck the outside shell to include this 10TB monster in your NAS or another storage array, offering an affordable alternative to buying a bare drive. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

External Hard Drives Stories September 2

expiredLaCie’s rugged 1TB portable SSD has all the I/O, now $300 shipped (Reg. $500)

Today only, B&H offers the LaCie 1TB Rugged Thunderbolt and USB-C Portable SSD for $299.99 shipped. As a comparison, it typically sells for $500 with today’s deal being the best we’ve tracked to date. This bus-powered 1TB portable SSD offers both Thunderbolt, USB-C and USB-A connectivity, ensuring that you can pair with a variety of Macs and PCs for transfer rates up to 510MB/s. Its ultra-rugged design is made to withstand drops over 6.5-feet and weights up to 1-ton. It’s also IP54 rated for protection from dust and water. LaCie’s lineup has stellar 4+ star ratings across the board at Amazon.

External Hard Drives Stories August 28

expiredLexar’s fast 256GB portable SSD hits Amazon all-time low: $60 (Reg. $80)

Amazon offers the Lexar 256GB USB 3.0 Portable Solid-State Drive for $69.99 shipped. That’s down $20 from the regular going rate and an Amazon all-time low. This model sports fast SSD performance, with transfer speeds up to 450MB/s. USB 3.0 connectivity ensures you can pair up with most devices currently on the market wherever your adventures take you. One interesting feature is the built-in storage capacity display which relays how much space you’ve taken up. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

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