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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 July 14

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

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.

External Hard Drives Stories July 10

expiredDaily Deals: WD Elements Portable 3TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive $90, Insignia 43-inch Smart Roku Ultra HDTV $300, more

In today’s Daily Deals, Best Buy offers the WD Elements Portable 3TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $89.99 shipped. It’s also at Amazon for the same price. That’s more than $40 off the original list price and a match for the lowest we’ve seen for it. Features include fast USB 3.0 data transfers and a massive capacity. You also get a free trial of WD SmartWare Pro. Rated 4.7/5 stars by Amazon shoppers.

External Hard Drives Stories July 7

expiredDaily Deals: WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive $45,Toshiba 49-inch 1080p HDTV $300, more

In today’s Daily Deals, Amazon is offering the WD Elements 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $44.99 shipped. Also matched at Best Buy. That’s $10 off the regular price and an Amazon all-time low for it. This hard drive has fast USB 3.0 data transfers and a free trial of WD SmartWare Pro auto and cloud backup software. Rated 4.6/5 stars by over 3,000 Amazon shoppers.

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External Hard Drives Stories June 30

expiredSeagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive $130 shipped (Reg. $150)

Amazon is offering the Seagate Backup Plus 5TB Portable External Hard Drive with USB 3.0 for $129.99 shipped. That’s $30 off the original list price, $10 less than Best Buy and an Amazon all-time low price. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 12,000 Amazon shoppers. 

External Hard Drives Stories June 29

expiredDaily Deals: WD 3TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive $80, Google Chromecast & HD Antenna $50, more

In today’s Daily Deals,  Best Buy offers the WD My Book 3TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $79.99 shipped. That’s $20 off the regular price/ Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we can find for it. This drive has auto backup with included WD Backup software and Time Machine compatibility. It also has password protection with hardware encryption. Rated 4/5 stars by over 900 Amazon shoppers. 

External Hard Drives Stories June 25

expiredDaily Deals: WD 6TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive $150, SanDisk Cruzer 256GB Flash Drive $33, more

In today’s Daily Deals, B&H is offering the WD 6TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for Mac for $149.99 shipped. That’s $50 off the regular price/ Best Buy’s listing and the lowest we can find for it. This 6TB drive has USB 3.0 connectivity with up to 5Gb/s data transfer rates and it’s Apple Time Machine Compatible. Rated 4.3/5 stars by Amazon shoppers.

More new deals for today:SanDisk Cruzer 256GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive $33 (Reg. $140) | Best Buy

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External Hard Drives Stories June 23

expiredToshiba Canvio Basics 3TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive now $83 (Reg. up to $110)

Amazon offers the Toshiba Canvio Basics 3TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $83.28 shipped. For comparison, it has a list price of $170 but usually goes around $100-$110 at online retailers like Best Buy. Today’s deal is within $4 of the Amazon all-time low. Rated 4.5/5 stars by over 3,200 reviewers.

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External Hard Drives Stories June 18

expiredDaily Deals: SanDisk 240GB USB 3.0 SSD $100, Dynex MFi 3-foot Lightning Cable $3, more

In today’s Daily Deals, Best Buy is offering the SanDisk Extreme 500 240GB External USB 3.0 Portable SSD for $99.99 shipped. That’s $70 off the original list price, $15 less than Amazon’s listing and the lowest we can find for it.

This 256GB hard drive has high-speed storage and you can transfer files up to 4x faster than the average external hard drive. It’s also compact and shock resistant with no moving parts to break or overheat. Rated 4/5 stars by 374 Amazon shoppers.

More new deals for today:

Dynex Apple MFi Certified 3-foot Lightning Cable $2 (Reg. $8) | Best Buy

  • WD Desktop Performance 1TB Internal SATA Hard Drive $60 (Reg. $80) | Best Buy
  • Insignia 6-Outlet Surge Protector Strip $9 (Reg. $15) | Best Buy
  • Insignia Bluetooth Adapter Streaming Media Player $10 (Reg. $20) | Best Buy
  • urBeats In-Ear Headphones with In-Line ControlTalk Remote $30 (Reg. $130) | Daily Steals
  • Hands-Free Wireless Car Receiver FM Transmitter and Mic $12 (Reg. $40) | Daily Steals
  • HGST 2TB Touro Mobile USB 3.0 External Hard Drive $65 (Reg. $100) | B&H
  • Water-Resistant Bluetooth Speaker $10 (Reg. $20) | Groupon

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External Hard Drives Stories June 17

expiredDaily Deals: WD My Book 6TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive $150, APC 650VA Battery Back-Up System $55, more

In today’s Daily Deals, Best Buy is offering the WD My Book 6TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $149.99 shipped. That’s $20 off the original list price, $14 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we can find for it. This drive has WD Backup software included, Time Machine compatibility and password protection with hardware encryption. Rated 4/5 stars by over 900 Amazon shoppers.

More new deals for today:

APC Back-UPS 650VA Battery Back-Up System $55 (Reg. $75) | Best Buy

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External Hard Drives Stories June 12

expiredWD 4TB Easystore USB 3.0 External Hard Drive + $25 Best Buy GC $100

Best Buy is offering the WD Easystore 4TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive + $25 Best Buy Gift Card and $20 to spend at Shutterfly for $99.99 shipped. That’s $100 off the original listing for the hard drive and the lowest we’ve seen for it at Best Buy. Rated 4.7/5 stars by over 100 shoppers.

Also, we still have the internal WD 4TB NAS HD w/ $25 Best Buy Gift Card for $120 shipped.

WD Easystore 4TB Portable HD Features:

  • 4TB storage capacity
  • USB 3.0 interface
  • Data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps with USB 3.0
  • Automatic backup
  • WD Drive Utilities
  • Compatible with PC and Mac

External Hard Drives Stories June 10

expiredDaily Deals: WD Elements 3TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive $90, Monoprice 27-inch WQHD Monitor $238, more

In today’s Daily Deals, Best Buy is offering the WD Elements 3TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $89.99 shipped. That’s $20 off the original listing and the lowest we can find for it. This drive has high data transfer rates, is compatible with PCs and Macs and has a free trial of WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software. Rated 4.7/5 stars by Amazon shoppers.

More new deals for today:

Monoprice 27-inch WQHD IPS Display: $238 (Reg. $280) | Monoprice

  • Westinghouse 55-inch LED 2160p Smart 4K Ultra HD TV $380 (Reg. $400) | Best Buy
  • Protocol Dronium Two AP Drone with Remote Controller $55 (Reg. $150) | Best Buy
  • Samsung Refurbished Gear VR for Select Samsung Phones (Refrub) $30 (Orig. $100) | Best Buy
  • Spin Master Air Hogs Star Wars 74-Z Speeder Bike Drone $60 (Reg. $150) | Best Buy
  • PNY 64GB DUO-LINK OTG USB 3.0 Flash Drive for iPhone/iPad $25 (Reg. $75) | Daily Steals
  • Logitech K400 Plus Wireless Keyboard (Refurb) $20 (Orig. $40) | Daily Steals
  • JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker $120 (Reg. $180) | Groupon
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 All-in-One Inkjet Printer $130 (Reg. $200) | Staples

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External Hard Drives Stories June 9

expiredDaily Deals: G-Tech 1TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive $90, Meccanoid Personal Robot $76, more

In today’s Daily Deals, B&H is offering the G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE mini Portable Drive for $89.95 shipped. That’s $50 off the original list price and the lowest we can find for it. This is no ordinary external hard drive, The G-drives have an all metal shell and are among the most reliable drives out there. You can also find the 500GB G-DRIVE for $59.95 shipped (Reg. $110). Rated 4.2/5 stars by Amazon shoppers.

More new deals for today:Meccanoid G15 Personal Robot $76 (Reg. $90) | Best Buy

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External Hard Drives Stories June 5

expiredAmazon will sell you 8TB of Seagate USB 3.0 External Storage for $170

Amazon offers the Seagate 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for $169.99 shipped. That’s a $70 savings off the original price, down $10-$30 from most online retailers and a match of the Amazon all-time low. Furthermore, 8TB deal prices have been trending around $180 lately. Rated 4.3/5 stars by over 5,200 Amazon customers.

Seagate Expansion Features:

  • Easy and simple to use – simply plug in the power adapter and USB cable
  • Fast file transfers with SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • System Requirements : Windows 8, Windows 7 operating system. Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
  • Drag and drop file saving for Windows, right out of the box

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External Hard Drives Stories June 4

expiredDaily Deals: WD easystore 4TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive $100, LG TONE In-Ear Headphones $85, more

In today’s Daily Deals, Best Buy is offering the WD easystore 4TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $99.99 shipped. That’s half off the original list price and within $10 of the lowest we’ve seen Best Buy offer it. This Western Digital hard drive is USB 3.0 compatible for transfer rates up to three times faster than other compatible drives. Rated 4.7/5 stars by over 100 Best Buy shoppers.

More new deals for today:

LG TONE In-Ear Behind-the-Neck Headphones $85 (Reg. $200) | Best Buy

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External Hard Drives Stories June 2

Samsung Portable T3 500GB External Solid-State Drive: $160 (Reg. up to $200)

The Microsoft Store offers Samsung’s Portable T3 500GB External Solid-State Drive for $159.99 shipped. That’s a 20% savings off online retailers like B&H and the best current offer available. We did see it go as low as $148 at the end of last year. This is an Amazon best-seller with a 4.6/5 star rating from over 800 reviewers.

Samsung T3 SSD Features:

  • Portable Design with Internal SSD-level Performance
  • Superfast Read-Write Speeds of up to 450 MB/s
  • Shock Resistant & Secure Encryption
  • Compatible with PC, Mac, & Android OS

External Hard Drives Stories May 30

expiredDaily Deals: WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive $40, VIZIO 50-inch 4K Chromecast Built-in UHDTV with HDR $550, more

In today’s Daily Deals, Best Buy is offering the WD Elements 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $39.99 shipped. That’s $15 off the original list price/ Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we can find. As an added bonus, you also receive a $20 Shutterfly gift card or 8×8 photo book with this purchase.

The hard drive features fast data transfers of up to 5Gb/s and rated 4.6/5 stars by over 2,800 Amazon shoppers. 

More new deals for today:

VIZIO 50-inch 4K Chromecast Built-in UHDTV with HDR $550 (Reg. $650) | Best Buy

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External Hard Drives Stories May 24

expiredeBay $15 off $75+: Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Portable Hard Drive $85, more

Update: Samsung 850 EVO 2.5-inch 500GB Internal Solid-State Drive goes to $131.99 shipped with code PREMEMDAY15.

Now through 11PM EST tonight, eBay is taking an additional $15 off orders of $75+ when promo code PREMEMDAY15 is applied during checkout. You’ll need to use PayPal as your preferred checkout method to lock in the savings, as well. It cannot be used on gift card purchases.

Newegg’s eBay store has our top pick: the Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $84.99 with the above coupon code. This hard drive goes for $110 at just about every online retailer including Amazon where it is rated 4.2/5 stars by over 12,000 customers. Features include USB 3.0 connectivity, PC and Mac compatibility as well as 4TB of storage.

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External Hard Drives Stories May 21

expiredDaily Deals: Western Digital 8TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive $180, Samsung 49-inch Smart 4K HDTV $700, more

In today’s Daily Deals, Best Buy is offering the Western Digital 8TB Easystore USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive bundled with a $20 Shutterfly Credit or 8×8″ Photo Book for $179.99 shipped. That’s $120 off the original listing and the lowest we’ve seen for any WD 8TB drive. It includes WD Backup, Drive Utilities software and speeds up to 5Gbps with USB 3.0. Rated 4.5/5 stars by Best Buy shoppers.

More new deals for today:

Samsung 49-inch LED 2160p Smart 4K Ultra HDTV with HDR $700 (Reg. $800) | Best Buy

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External Hard Drives Stories May 17

expiredDaily Deals: WD easystore 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive $65, Huawei Fit Fitness Tracker $85, more

In today’s Daily Deals, Best Buy is offering the Western Digital easystore 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $64.99 shipped. That’s half off the original list price, $15 less than this comparable drive at B&H and the lowest we can find for it. With this hard drive, you can store data safely and securely. It also has a USB 3.0 interface for transfer rates of up to 5Gbps. Rated 4.7/5 stars by Best Buy shoppers.

More new deals for today:

Huawei Fit Fitness Tracker in Titanium Gray/Black $85 (Reg. $130) | Amazon or Best Buy

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External Hard Drives Stories May 11

expiredWD 4TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive is perfect for Time Machine backups: $100

Best Buy is offering the WD 4TB EasyStore USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $99.99 shipped. That’s $20 off the previous price and the lowest we can currently find. This drive has plenty of storage space for holding documents, photos, music and more. It’s also compatible with PC and Mac, however you’ll need to reformat the drive for OS X. Rated 4.8/5 stars by Best Buy shoppers. 

Note: You also get $20 to spend at Shutterfly or a free 8×8 photo book with your purchase.

External Hard Drives Stories May 10

expiredWD 4TB My Passport Hard Drive w/ $25 Best Buy Gift Card $118, more

Best Buy has a promotion right now where you can get a bonus $25 Best Buy Gift Card when you purchase a select WD External Hard Drive. All these hard drives are regular priced but the gift card knocks them down to the best available.

For example, you can get a Western Digital 4TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive in Black with a $25 Best Buy Gift Card and a $20 Shutterfly Credit or 8×8″ Photo Book for $117.99 shipped. The gift card will get added to your cart automatically and assuming you use it, that’s the lowest price we could find for these items. It features transfer rates up to 5Gb/s, password protection, and hardware encryption. Rated 4.8/5 stars.

Note: It’s also available in several other colors for $119.99

External Hard Drives Stories May 8

expiredSanDisk Ultra 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $50 (Reg. up to $75)

Best Buy ‘s eBay storefront offers the SanDisk Ultra 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $49.99 shipped. Also available direct. For comparison, it has a list price of $200 but most online retailers sell it for around $70. B&H currently offers it for $64. Today’s deal is within $2 of the best that we’ve seen. Rated 4.8/5 stars by 766 Best Buy customers.

SanDisk Ultra Features:

  • Stores up to 256GB
  • To provide ample space for photos, videos and more.
  • USB 3.0 interface
  • Ensures efficient performance. Backward compatible with USB 2.0.
  • Read speeds up to 100MB/sec.
  • For fast access to your data.
  • File encryption and password protection
  • Safeguard sensitive files. Includes a 1-year subscription to RescuPro file recovery software.

External Hard Drives Stories May 4

expiredWD 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive for Mac $46 (Reg. $60)

Amazon offers its Prime members the WD 1TB Black My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $46.46 shipped. That’s a $23 savings off the original MSRP, down $13+ from most online retailers and an Amazon all-time low. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

WD My Passport Features:

  • Designed for Mac and Time Machine ready
  • Password protection with hardware encryption
  • Reimagined design
  • Trusted drive built with WD reliability
  • USB 3.0 port; USB 2.0 compatible

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