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. They've got capacities that range from 250GB to 4TB, most use super-fast USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt connections, and many include backup applications and cloud storage deals for added security.
- 1TB Maxtor HX-M101TCB M3 Portable USB3.0 External Slim HDD, Bus Powered, with SafetyKey PC/MAC Carbon Black£41.75£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 2TB Maxtor HX-M201TCBM3 Portable External HDD, 1xUSB 3.0, Bus Powered with SafetyKey, PC/MAC Carbon BlackRRP: £59.39£58.19£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 4TB Maxtor HX-M401TCB M3 Portable External HDD, 1xUSB 3.0, Bus Powered with SafetyKey, for PC/MAC Carbon BlackWas: £91.19£88.98£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.
- 1TB Samsung Portable SSD T5, External, Deep Black, USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C (10Gbps), 540MB/s Transfer, 2x Cables, Retail£166.49£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY