Hard Drives - External
External hard drives are ideal for backup or portable file storage, and these drives come in a large range of categories: some use desktop-sized 3.5in hard disks, other use smaller 2.5in drives, and faster products use SSDs. Most drives use USB 3, Thunderbolt or eSATA connections, and these drives can also come in different types of case – some are designed to be tiny, and others are ruggedised to stand up to dust, water and even fire.
These external drives use mobile 2.5in hard disks, which mean they're a lot more portable than desktop drives. Most use super-fast USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt connections, and many include backup applications and cloud storage deals for added security.
- 1TB Seagate STHN1000405, Backup Plus Slim Portable External HDD, USB3.0, PC/MAC 2 Years Data RescueWas: £47.99£45.59FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- 2TB Western Digital My Passport Portable Gaming External HDD, USB3.0, for PC/MAC/PS4, Bus Powered, BlackWas: £79.99£75.59FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- 2TB Seagate STGH2000400 DJI Fly, External HDD, USB 3.1 Type-C, UHS-II MicroSD Slot, Bus Powered£79.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
External SSDs are ideal for users looking for lightweight, portable and speedy storage. Their pocket-friendly enclosures are significantly smaller and lighter than external hard drives, and with no moving parts they're also silent, more robust and less prone to physical shock damage. They use the USB 3 interface, which is 10 times faster than and backwards compatible with USB 2.
- 250GB Seagate STCM250400 External Portable SSD, USB Type-C/A Read 540MB/s, Write 500MB/s PC/MACWas: £59.99£49.98FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- 500GB Samsung T7 MU-PC500H/WW, Portable External SSD, USB 3.2 Gen2/Type-C, Bus Powered, BlueWas: £83.48
- 500GB Samsung T7 MU-PC500R/WW, Portable External SSD, USB 3.2 Gen2/Type-C, Bus Powered, RedWas: £79.99
- 500GB Samsung T7 MU-PC500T/WW, Portable External SSD, USB 3.2 Gen2/Type-C, Bus Powered, GreyWas: £82.49
- 500GB Samsung T7 Touch MU-PC500K/WW, Portable External SSD, Fingerprint ID, USB 3.2 Gen2/Type-C, Bus Powered, BlackWas: £86.48£76.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- ICY BOX IB-1821ML-C31, External M.2 SSD, PCIe 3.0x2, USB Type-C, RGB Enclosure, USB 3.1 Gen 2, 10Gbit/s, AluminiumWas: £43.99£39.98FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
Combining Super Speed USB 3.0 with a SATA hard drive interface results in an external hard drive with high data transfer rates. A 1.8" to 2.5" internal SATA hard drive fits into these enclosures. Power to these enclosures are either via the USB 3.0 connection or a separate power lead, check specifications of the individual product to confirm.
- eStuff ES623020SI Enclosure USB3.1 Gen2 Type-C / A Fits 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD Aluminum SilverWas: £16.99£13.19FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- Blackmagic Design UHD 4K 25 SD card slot H.265 duplicator, SD Card Support: Class 10 minimum, Supports UHS-I and UHS£1,500.49FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET
On-set or in the studio our range of ruggedized professional storage systems connect directly to your Windows PC or Mac. HDD or SSD in RAID offer increased read/write speeds and reliability making it the ideal choice for multi-channel HD and 4K workflow.
These small-scale NAS units hold one or two HDDs. While this does limit their storage capacity a little, it also keeps their size and cost down. There are options for personal and family home use with user-friendly set-ups as well as for business users in a small or home office environment with more advanced features and greater processing power. These units are not sold with hard disks so you'll need to add your own – it's best to get matching models and capacities, especially if you plan on using RAID.
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- 2 Bay Synology DS218 Desktop NAS Enclosure, Quad Core 1.4 GHz, 2GB DDR4 RAM, 112MB/s Read/Write, 4K 10-bit H.265 VideoWas: £269.99£244.99FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- 2 Bay Thecus N2810PRO Desktop NAS, Quad Core Intel Celeron, 4GB DDR3, 2.5"/3.5" SATA3, GbE, HDMI/DP, USB 3.0Was: £274.99£249.98FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET