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 Verbatim 53023, Store 'n' Go Portable External HDD, USB 3.0, Bus Powered, PC/MAC Black£38.20£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 1TB Seagate STHN1000405, Backup Plus Slim Portable External HDD, USB3.0, PC/MAC Space GreyWas: £47.99£42.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
These larger drives use desktop-style 3.5in hard disks, which means they're better suited to sitting on a desk than being carried around in a bag, but their larger profile does mean big capacities. Their 7,200rpm spindle speeds mean file transfer are quicker than 2.5in drives, too.
- 8TB WD_Black D10 Game Drive Portable External HDD, USB 3.2, 7200rpm Black/WhiteWas: £169.99£147.59FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
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£54.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 500GB WD My Passport Go WDBMCG5000ABT-WESN, Portable External SSD, USB 3.0, Bus Powered, Cobalt TrimWas: £69.98£65.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 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.
- 1TB LaCie STHG1000400 Mobile Drive External Portable HDD, USB3.1 Gen2 Type C, Aluminium, Moon Silver PC/MAC£46.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
These NAS units are the largest around, offering five HDD bays at a minimum and ten or more in many cases. They are typically geared towards advanced users who need plenty of storage space, and many are supplied in rackmount cases for use in industry and large-scale businesses. 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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