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.
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.
- 480GB HyperX SAVAGE EXO, External SSD, USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C (10Gbps), 500MB/s Read, 480MB/s Write, A-C+C-C Cables, Retail£123.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 960GB HyperX SAVAGE EXO, External SSD, USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C (10Gbps), 500MB/s Read, 480MB/s Write, A-C+C-C Cables, Retail£233.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
Direct Attached Storage or DAS is an external storage device that is connected directly to a server or workstation without a network device in between (ie there is no hub, switch or router required) using USB, Firewire or eSATA for example. This direct connection ensures fast access to data. A DAS will work as though the hard drives are internally connected, meaning drives can be partitioned, formatted and set up like any other internal hard drive or raid array. These DAS devices are available for standalone desk or rack mounting.
Quickport HDD Docks allows an internal hard drive to be instantly docked and accessed without having to open your system. These units sit externally and connect via USB and/or eSATA. Check individual products for exact hard drive and PC connectivity.
- CiT U3HD01 2.5"/3.5" HDD/SSD USB3.0 SATA Aluminium Docking Station Gunmetal Grey£19.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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. Updated
NAS (network attached storage) device accessories, including drive bay adaptors, rack and rail mounting kits, power supplies and warranty extension programs. They tend to be suitable only for specific NAS units, so check yours is compatible.
- 16GB QNAP RAM-16GDR4K0-SO-2400 16GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory Module£239.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY