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External drives

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Data storage
(166)
Durable
(43)
Storage Type
SSD
(55)
HDD + SSD
(80)
HDD
(318)
Format (Form Factor)
3,5"
(251)
2,5"
(258)
1,8"
(3)
M.2
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Storage capacity
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96000 GB
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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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External (261) TIP

Drives connectable via USB, FireWire or eSATA.

For computers (1)
Internal drives for desktop computers.
For laptops (2)
To replace the existing drive in a notebook.
For servers (12)
Extremely reliable drives designed for the most demanding applications.
Data storage (166)

Suitable disk for storing data.

Durable (43)
Storage Type
SSD (55) TIP

Extremely fast drive without mechanical parts.

HDD + SSD (80)

Unit with two disks in one.

HDD (318)

Classic hard disk.

HDD and SSD drives are used for permanent storage of data on computers and laptops. But what are the differences between the two, and what are their advantages?

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3,5" (251)
2,5" (258)
1,8" (3)
M.2 (3)
Storage capacity
0 GB
(0 TB)
96,000 GB
(96 TB)

The capacity (size) of the hard disk determines how much data the disc can accommodate.  

Width
45 mm
(4.5 cm)
535 mm
(53.5 cm)

Height
9.6 mm
(0.96 cm)
319.8 mm
(31.98 cm)

Depth
8.85 mm
(0.89 cm)
772 mm
(77.2 cm)

Black (273)
White (49)
Silver (39)
Blue (23)
Orange (21)
Red (20)
Grey (18)
Gold (15)
Yellow (6)
silver (5)
Titanium (2)
blue-black (2)
Green (1)
External interface
USB 2.0 (145)
USB 3.0 (3.1 gen1) (376)
USB 3.1 (3.1 gen2) (54)
USB-C (75)
eSATA (14)
FireWire (3)
LAN (140)
Thunderbolt (26)
WiFi (7)

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.  

Internal interface
SATA II (29)
SATA III (105)
PCIe (5)
M.2 (SATA) (2)
M.2 (NVMe) (6)

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
90 MB/s
3,393 MB/s

Memory cache
8 MB
2 GB

Write speed
77 MB/s
2,300 MB/s

HDD rotational speed
5,400 RPM (15)
7,200 RPM (4)

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.

Special features
RAID (90)
3D NAND (1)
GDPR ready (55)
Weight
1.85 g
(0 kg)
20,000 g
(20 kg)

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Synology DS118
Data Storage Device - external box for 1x 2.5/3.5" SATA HDD, CPU Realtek RTD1296 1.4GHz Quad-core, 1GB RAM, 1x GLAN, 2x USB 3.0

Synology DS118 - Data Storage Device
More than98%reliability
£166.90

excl.VAT £139.08

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: FN122u2
Deluxe Range
WD My Book Duo 16TB
External hard drive 2x8TB, 3.5'', USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0), WDBFBE0160JBK-EESN

24 Customers are viewing this Item
£540.90

excl.VAT £450.75

Special Offer
In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: FW841g1
Premium Range
WD My Cloud Pro PR2100 20TB (2x 10TB)
Data Storage Device - CPU 1.6GHz, 4GB DDR3, 2x 3.5" SATA III HDD, 2x USB 3.0, 2x GLAN

£911.90

excl.VAT £759.92

Ordered on request within 4 days
Order Code: FW887e
WD 2.5" My Passport SSD 256GB Silver/Black
External hard drive - USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, fast file transfers with speed up to 515MB/s, passport protection, 256-bit AES hardware encryption, WDBK3E2560PSL-WESN

WD 2.5" My Passport SSD 256GB Silver/Black - External hard drive
More than98%reliability
£76.90

excl.VAT £64.08

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: FW900aa
WD 2.5" My Passport SSD 1TB Silver/Black
External hard drive - USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, transfer speed up to 515MB/s, password protection, 256-bit AES hardware encryption, WDBK3E0010PSL-WESN

WD 2.5" My Passport SSD 1TB Silver/Black - External hard drive
More than99%reliability
£210.90

excl.VAT £175.75

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: FW900ac
Synology DiskStation DS218+
Data Storage Device - external box for 2 x 2.5"/3.5" SATA II HDD, Intel Celeron J3355 dual-core 2.45GHz, 2GB of DDR3L RAM, 1 x GLAN, 3 x USB 3.0s, e1x SATA

Purchased by 13 customers this week
Synology DiskStation DS218+ - Data Storage Device
More than98%reliability
£326.90

excl.VAT £272.42

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: FN143e5
Seagate BackUp Plus Portable 5TB Red
External hard drive - 2.5", USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0), metal finish

Purchased by 17 customers this week
Seagate BackUp Plus Portable 5TB Red - External hard drive
More than98%reliability
-17%
£139.90

-17% £169
excl.VAT £116.58

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: FR055e8w4
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
£44.90

excl.VAT £37.42

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: FR060a3
Samsung SSD T5 500GB Blue
External hard drive - USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, transfer rate of up to 540 MB/s, USB Type-C to A cable included

Samsung SSD T5 500GB Blue - External hard drive
More than98%reliability
-37%
£124.52

-37% £198.01
excl.VAT £103.77

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: SAS016g2
Seagate PlayStation Game Drive 1TB black/blue
External hard drive - USB 3.0, for PS4 (software minimum 4.50), plug and play, STGD1000100

Seagate PlayStation Game Drive 1TB black/blue - External hard drive
More than99%reliability
£60.90

excl.VAT £50.75

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: FR066g2
WD My Book Duo 20TB
External hard drive - 2x 10TB, 3.5";, USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0), WDBFBE0200JBK-EESN

Last piece at this price
WD My Book Duo 20TB - External hard drive
More than99%reliability
£666.90

excl.VAT £555.75

In stock 1 pcs
Order Code: FW841h1
Asustor AS6102T
Data Storage Device - 2x 3.5"/2.5" SATA II/III HDD, CPU Intel Celeron 1.6GHz Dual-Core, 2GB DDR3, RAID (0,1, JBOD), 2x GLAN, 3x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 2x eSATA, HDMI, S/PDIF, CZ localisation

Asustor AS6102T - Data Storage Device
More than99%reliability
£260.90

excl.VAT £217.42

In stock 5 pcs
Order Code: QL350u1
WD 2.5" Portable elements 750GB black
External hard drive - USB 3.0 (backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices), 5400ot, WDBUZG7500ABK-WESN

Purchased by 19 customers this week
WD 2.5" Portable elements 750GB black - External hard drive
More than98%reliability
£47.90

excl.VAT £39.92

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: FW830w1a1
Silicon Power Armor A30 1TB White
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 1TB White - External hard drive
More than98%reliability
-12%
£55.90

-12% £63.22
excl.VAT £46.58

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: JU221a
ADATA HD650 HDD 2.5" 1TB Black
External hard drive - shock resistant, USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0)

ADATA HD650 HDD 2.5" 1TB Black - External hard drive
More than98%reliability
-8%
£55.90

-8% £60.96
excl.VAT £46.58

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: DU112k3
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
£42.40

excl.VAT £35.33

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: FK111ol
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)

£42.90

excl.VAT £35.75

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: DY307b2
LaCie 2.5" Rugged USB-C 2TB
External hard drive - USB-C (3.1 Gen 1), USB 3.0 Adapter, Shock and Rain Resistant, 2 Years Rescue Data Recovery

20 Customers are viewing this Item
LaCie 2.5" Rugged USB-C 2TB - External hard drive
-16%
£121.90

-16% £145.84
excl.VAT £101.58

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: DL067d2b
Maxtor 2.5" M3 Portable 2TB black
External hard drive - USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)

£73.90

excl.VAT £61.58

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: FK111on
Synology DiskStation DS918+
Data Storage Device - 4 x 2.5"/3.5" SATA III HDD/SSD external hard drives, Intel Celeron J3455 2.3GHz quad-core, RAID (Basic/JBOD/0/1/5/6/10), 4GB of DDR3L RAM, 3.0, eSATA

41 Customers are viewing this Item
£533.90

excl.VAT £444.92

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: FN144b1
WD 2.5" My Passport Wireless Pro 2TB (Black)
Data Storage Device - USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0), WiFi, DLNA, UPnP, SD card slot, built-in battery with up to 10 hours of battery life, WDBP2P0020BBK-EESN

£171.90

excl.VAT £143.25

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: FW832t3
Western Digital My Cloud Pro Series PR2100 16 TB
Data Storage Device - 1.6GHz CPU, 4GB DDR3 memory, 2x 3.5" SATA III HDD, 2x USB 3.0, 2x GLAN

£826.90

excl.VAT £689.08

Ordered on request within 4 days
Order Code: FW887d
LaCie 2.5" Porsche Design P'9223 5TB USB-C
External hard drive - USB-C 3.1 Gen 1, Mac design

21 Customers are viewing this Item
£177.90

excl.VAT £148.25

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: DL068c5a6
LaCie 2.5" Porsche Design P'9223 1TB USB-C
External hard drive - USB-C 3.1 Gen 1, Mac design

LaCie 2.5" Porsche Design P'9223 1TB USB-C - External hard drive
-12%
£72.90

-12% £83.18
excl.VAT £60.75

In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: DL068c3a1
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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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