Storage Drives - External
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 WD WDBMCG0010BYT-WESN My Passport Go, Portable External SSD, USB3.0, Bus Powered, Cobalt TrimWas: £104.99£95.99FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
The latest revision of the USB standard, version 3.1, doubles the theoretical speed from 5Gbit/s or 625MB/sec to 10Gbit/s or 1,250MB/sec, meaning much quicker data transfers when copying files to and from a USB device such as a pendrive. USB 3.1 devices are backwards compatible with USB 3 and USB 2 ports, but you'll need a motherboard or add-in card that supports USB 3.1 to get the full advantage of the new standard.
- 512GB Corsair Flash Voyager Slider X2 USB 3.0 Type-A Pendrive, Capless, Black/Blue, 310MB/s Read, 190MB/s Write, PC/MacWas: £111.34£105.59£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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£38.78£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 1TB LaCie STHG1000400 Mobile Drive External Portable HDD, USB3.1 Gen2 Type C, Aluminium, Moon Silver PC/MAC£54.49£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 2TB Western Digital My Passport Portable Gaming External HDD, USB 3.0, for PlayStation 4/PC/MAC, Bus Powered, BlackWas: £77.99£71.99FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- 4TB LaCie Mobile Drive STHG4000400, Portable External HDD, USB3.1 Gen2 Type C, Aluminium, Moon Silver£122.48£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 5TB LaCie Mobile Drive STHG5000400, Portable External HDD, USB 3.1 Gen2/Type C, Aluminium, Moon Silver£143.99£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.
- 16TB LaCie 2big Dock Storage STGB16000400, Portable External HDD, USB 3.1/Type-C/Thunderbolt, Raid, Display Port, Silver£829.48£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY