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Cheap external drives

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If you are running out of free space on your internal hard drive in your notebook or computer, getting an external hard drive is the smart thing to do. Whether you want to back up your personal data or save your favourite movies, photos, and videos, store them on an external HDD and take them wherever you go. 

What are the capacities of external drives?

A typical external hard drive is extremely lightweight and is fitted into a compact case. Therefore, it is very easy to carry. External hard drives come in a vast range of capacities. The standard 1 TB, 2 TB or 3 TB drives are affordable and can easily store thousands of films and photos, while the 6 TB or 8 TB versions will be perfect even for saving data of a whole business.

Brands of external drives

When it comes to brands, Verbatim and Western Digital are always the right choice. They are usually equipped with USB 3.0 for fast data transfers. Moreover, they often feature encryption and password protection for maximum security.
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The capacity (size) of the hard disk determines how much data the disc can accommodate.  

Width
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(3.7 cm)
535 mm
(53.5 cm)

Height
9.4 mm
(0.94 cm)
319.8 mm
(31.98 cm)

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772 mm
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Determines the way in which the hard drive is connected to the computer, namely the type of connector through which the drive connects to the device. Each type of connection is unique, and in most cases these connections are not interchangeable.  

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Determines the way in which the hard drive is connected to the computer, namely the type of connector through which the drive connects to the device. Each type of connection is unique, and in most cases these connections are not interchangeable.  

Read Speed
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3,393 MB/s

Memory cache
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Write speed
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HDD rotational speed
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Different hard drives spin at different rates. Simply put, the faster the drive can spin, the faster the reading mechanism manages to read (store) information.

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Weight
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20,000 g
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Verbatim 2.5" Store 'n' Go USB HDD 500GB II - Silver
External hard drive - 8MB cache, 5400rpm, USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)

Verbatim 2.5" Store 'n' Go USB HDD 500GB II - Silver - External hard drive
More than99%reliability
-7%
£39.90
-7% £43.09
excl.VAT £33.25

In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: DY307g2e
Verbatim 2.5" Store 'n' Go USB HDD 500GB II - Black
External hard drive 8MB cache, 5400rpm, USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)

Verbatim 2.5" Store 'n' Go USB HDD 500GB II - Black - External hard drive
More than99%reliability
-7%
£39.90

-7% £43.09
excl.VAT £33.25

In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: DY307g2d
Verbatim 2.5" Store 'n' Go USB HDD 500GB Black
External hard drive - 8MB cache, 5400rpm, USB 3.0 (backward compatibility with USB 2.0)

Purchased by 51 customers this week
£39.90

excl.VAT £33.25

Special Offer
In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: DY307b2
Verbatim 2.5" Store 'n' Go USB HDD 500GB - Silver
External hard drive - 8MB cache, 5400 RPM, USB 3.0 (backward compatibility with USB 2.0)

Purchased by 24 customers this week
£39.90

excl.VAT £33.25

Special Offer
In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: DY307g2
Silicon Power Armor A30 500GB Black
External hard drive - 2.5", USB 3.1 Gen1 (backwards compatible with USB 3.0/2.0), water/dust/impact/pressure resistant, passed the MIL-STD-810G Method 516.6 transit drop test - fall resistant, weighs 181g

Silicon Power Armor A30 500GB Black - External hard drive
More than99%reliability
-19%
£40.90

-19% £50.28
excl.VAT £34.08

Special Offer
In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: JU221d
ADATA HV620 HDD 2.5" 500GB
External hard drive - USB 3.0 (backward compatibility with USB 2.0)

ADATA HV620 HDD 2.5" 500GB - External hard drive
More than98%reliability
-13%
£40.90

-13% £47.06
excl.VAT £34.08

We accept pre-orders
Order Code: DU116a2
Maxtor 2.5" M3 Portable 500GB Black
External hard drive - USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)

Maxtor 2.5" M3 Portable 500GB Black - External hard drive
More than99%reliability
£40.99

excl.VAT £34.16

In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: FK111ol
WD 2.5 Portable elements 500GB black
External hard drive - USB 3.0 (backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices), 5400ot, WDBUZG5000ABK-WESN

Purchased by 17 customers this week
£42.90

excl.VAT £35.75

Special Offer
In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: FW830w10
Seagate Expansion Portable 500GB
External hard drive - 2.5", USB 3.0 (backward compatibility with USB 2.0)

Seagate Expansion Portable 500GB - External hard drive
More than98%reliability
£43.90

excl.VAT £36.58

In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: FR060a3
Verbatim 2.5" Store'n'Go USB HDD 750GB - Black
External hard drive - 8MB cache, 5400 rpm, USB 3.0 (backward compatibility with USB 2.0)

Verbatim 2.5" Store'n'Go USB HDD 750GB - Black - External hard drive
More than98%reliability
-7%
£45.31

-7% £48.84
excl.VAT £37.76

Special Offer
In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Thu 27/9 - Mon 1/10
Order Code: DY307g3d
WD 2.5" Portable elements 750GB black
External hard drive - USB 3.0 (backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices), 5400ot, WDBUZG7500ABK-WESN

WD 2.5" Portable elements 750GB black - External hard drive
More than98%reliability
£45.90

excl.VAT £38.25

Special Offer
In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: FW830w1a1
Verbatim 2.5" Store 'n' Go USB HDD 1TB Black
External hard drive - 8MB cache, 5400 RPM, USB 3.0 (backward compatibility with USB 2.0)

Purchased by 67 customers this week
Verbatim 2.5" Store 'n' Go USB HDD 1TB Black - External hard drive
-6%
£47.90

-6% £50.86
excl.VAT £39.92

In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: DY307i7
NextDrive Plug Smart Cloud Storage Device - wireless extension of USB port
Smart Data Storage - personal cloud storage, combined, wireless, USB, diskless, remote access via WiFi and internet

Last 2 piece at this price
NextDrive Plug Smart Cloud Storage Device - wireless extension of USB port - Smart Data Storage
-17%
£48.90
-17% £58.90
excl.VAT £40.75

In stock 2 pcs
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: NEXTa01
ADATA HC660 HDD 2.5" 1TB
External hard drive - USB 3.0 (backwardly compatible with USB 2.0), 9.6mm thick, metal housing

ADATA HC660 HDD 2.5" 1TB - External hard drive
-25%
£48.90
-25% £65.09
excl.VAT £40.75

We accept pre-orders
Order Code: DU118h1
Seagate Expansion Portable 1TB
External hard drive - 2.5", USB 3.0 (backward compatibility with USB 2.0)

Seagate Expansion Portable 1TB - External hard drive
More than98%reliability
-6%
£48.90

-6% £52.18
excl.VAT £40.75

In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: FR060d1b
Verbatim 2.5" Store 'n' Go USB HDD 1TB - Silver
External hard drive - 8MB cache, 5400 RPM, USB 3.0 (backward compatibility with USB 2.0)

£48.90

excl.VAT £40.75

In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: DY307i8
Silicon Power Armor A60 500GB black
External hard drive - 2.5", USB 3.1 Gen1 (backward compatible with USB 3.0/2.0), splashing water protection, meets the IPX4 and the MIL-STD 810G Method 516.6 standards, weight 228g

Silicon Power Armor A60 500GB black - External hard drive
More than99%reliability
£49.90

excl.VAT £41.58

Last piece in stock
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: JU224k
Verbatim 2.5" Store 'n' Go USB HDD 1TB II - Silver
External hard drive - 8MB cache, 5400rpm, USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)

Purchased by 24 customers this week
Verbatim 2.5" Store 'n' Go USB HDD 1TB II - Silver - External hard drive
More than98%reliability
-13%
£49.90

-13% £57.47
excl.VAT £41.58

In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: DY307i8f
Verbatim 2.5" Store 'n' Go USB HDD 1TB II - Black
External hard drive - 8MB cache, 5400rpm, USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)

Purchased by 19 customers this week
Verbatim 2.5" Store 'n' Go USB HDD 1TB II - Black - External hard drive
More than99%reliability
-13%
£49.90

-13% £57.47
excl.VAT £41.58

In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: DY307i8d
VERBATIM Store´n´ Go 2.5" GEN2 1TB USB 3.0 white
External hard drive - USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)

£50.48

excl.VAT £42.07

We accept pre-orders
Order Code: DY307g3d5
VERBATIM Store´n´ Go 2.5" GEN2 1TB USB 3.0 red
External hard drive - USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)

£50.48

excl.VAT £42.07

In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: DY307g3d4
VERBATIM Store´n´ Go 2.5" GEN2 1TB USB 3.0 blue
External hard drive - USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)

£50.48

excl.VAT £42.07

In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: DY307g3d3
Seagate Expansion Portable Plus 1TB
External hard drive - 2.5", USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0), Seagate Dashboard for automatic backup

Purchased by 65 customers this week
Seagate Expansion Portable Plus 1TB - External hard drive
More than99%reliability
-6%
£50.90

-6% £53.92
excl.VAT £42.42

In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Thu 27/9 - Mon 1/10
Order Code: FR060d1c
Verbatim 2.5" GT SuperSpeed USB HDD 500GB Red/White
External hard drive - 8MB cache, 5400rpm, USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)

£50.90

excl.VAT £42.42

Special Offer
In stock > 5 pcs
Can be delivered: Wed 26/9 - Fri 28/9
Order Code: DY307g3da
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External drives

Does the storage capacity of your internal hard drive no longer satisfy your needs? If you want to back up your data, save your favorite movies and photos, external hard drives make them all accessible from both your desktop and notebook computers.

Storage Capacity

External HDDs are typically very light and compact, making them easily portable. All you have to do is select the right storage capacity. 1TB to 3TB external hard drives are affordable and can hold thousands of photos, while 6TB or 8TB are capable of backing up all the chapters of your life as well as all your movies and music.

External HDD Manufacturers

External hard drives from brands such as Verbatim or Western Digital will always be a good and reliable choice. They are generally equipped with USB 3.0 for rapid data transfer, encryption technology and password protection, all of which are convenient and extremely secure components.
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