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  •  200GB of cloud storage f...
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  •  Share Mac and PC files
  • Dimensions: 6.22" x 4.88' x 1.73"
  • Model #: STDT5000100
  • Item #: N82E16822178501
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SAMSUNG newegg SAMSUNG D3 Station 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D301TDB Black
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  •  SafetyKeyTM protection f...
  •  SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (MAX)...
  •  3-year limited global wa...
  • Dimensions: 7.11" x 5.09" x 1.85"
  • Weight: 813g
  • Package Contents: D3 Station External Hard Drive USB cable Power adapter Quick Install Guide Software preloaded on the drive Electronic User Documentation (PDF)
  • Model #: STSHX-D301TDB
  • Item #: N82E16822152408
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Buffalo Technology newegg BUFFALO DriveStation DDR 2 TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive with DDR3 MegaCache Accelerator - HD-GD2.0U3
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  •  USB 3.0
  •  Fanless Design
  •  Easy Scheduled PC & MAC ...
  • Cache: 1GB DDR3 RAM CACHE
  • Dimensions: 8" x 5" x 1.8"
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs.
  • Package Contents: DriveStation DDR USB 3.0 Cable AC Adapter Quick Setup Guide Warranty Statement
  • Model #: HD-GD2.0U3
  • Item #: N82E16822165532
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SAMSUNG newegg SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D201TDB Black
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  •  SafetyKeyTM protection f...
  •  SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (MAX)...
  •  3-year limited global wa...
  • Dimensions: 7.11" x 5.09" x 1.85"
  • Weight: 743g
  • Package Contents: D3 Station External Hard Drive USB cable Power adapter Quick Install Guide Software preloaded on the drive Electronic User Documentation (PDF)
  • Model #: STSHX-D201TDB
  • Item #: N82E16822152409
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SAMSUNG newegg SAMSUNG D3 Station 5TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D501TDB Black
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  •  Super speed USB 3.0, Sle...
  •  Compact size and streaml...
  •  SafetyKey™ protection fo...
  • Dimensions: 7.11" x 5.09" x 1.85"
  • Weight: 772g
  • Package Contents: D3 Station External Hard Drive USB cable Power adapter Quick Install Guide Software preloaded on the drive Electronic User Documentation (PDF)
  • Model #: STSHX-D501TDB
  • Item #: N82E16822152425
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Seagate newegg Seagate Backup Plus 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT8000100 Black
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  •  200GB of cloud storage f...
  •  Lyve app to back up dire...
  •  Share Mac and PC files
  • Dimensions: 7.06"(L) x 4.65"(W) x 1.63"(D)
  • Weight: 1.89 lbs.
  • Package Contents: Seagate Backup Plus drive Power adapter Seagate Dashboard pre-loaded on drive Quick start guide NTFS driver for Mac pre-loaded on drive 4-foot USB 3.0 cable
  • Model #: STDT8000100
  • Item #: N82E16822178682
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Seagate newegg Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT4000100
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  •  200GB of cloud storage f...
  •  Lyve app to back up dire...
  •  Share Mac and PC files
  • Dimensions: 7.06"(L) x 4.65"(W) x 1.63"(D)
  • Weight: 1.89 lbs.
  • Package Contents: Seagate Backup Plus drive Power adapter Seagate Dashboard pre-loaded on drive Quick start guide NTFS driver for Mac pre-loaded on drive 4-foot USB 3.0 cable
  • Model #: STDT4000100
  • Item #: N82E16822178461
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Seagate newegg Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STEB3000100
  (7)
  •  SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and ...
  •  Easy and simple to use -...
  •  Drag and drop file savin...
  • Dimensions: 1.44" x 4.75" x 6.93"
  • Weight: 2.09 lbs.
  • Package Contents: Seagate Expansion drive 4-foot (120cm) USB 3.0 cable Power adapter Quick start guide 1-year limited warranty (AMER)
  • Model #: STEB3000100
  • Item #: N82E16822178740
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FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Drives Gforce/3 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" USB 3.0 External Hard Drive GF3B2000U Black
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  •  USB 3.0 Interface option...
  •  PC + Mac compatible
  •  Quiet fan-free design
  • Weight: 2.4 lbs.
  • Package Contents: G-Force 3 External Disk Drive, Drive Stand, Power Supply, USB 3.0 Cable, User Manual
  • Parts: 3 years limited
  • Labor: 3 years limited
  • Model #: GF3B2000U
  • Item #: N82E16822204107
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Seagate newegg Seagate Backup Plus 6TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT6000100 Black
  (3)
  •  200GB of cloud storage f...
  •  Lyve app to back up dire...
  •  Share Mac and PC files
  • Dimensions: 7.06"(L) x 4.65"(W) x 1.63"(D)
  • Weight: 1.89 lbs.
  • Package Contents: Seagate Backup Plus drive Power adapter Seagate Dashboard pre-loaded on drive Quick start guide NTFS driver for Mac pre-loaded on drive 4-foot USB 3.0 cable
  • Model #: STDT6000100
  • Item #: N82E16822178681
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FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Gforce/3 GF3B2000U64 2 TB 3.5' External Hard Drive - Black
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Western Digital newegg My Book Duo 6TB dual-drive, USB3.0  high-speed premium RAID storage Model WDBLWE0060JCH-NESN
  (4)
  •  Two USB 3.0 expansion po...
  •  Up to 290 MB/s file tran...
  •  Dual-drive enclosure
  • Dimensions: 6.5" x 3.9" x 6.2" (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 4.8lbs
  • Package Contents: External storage WD SmartWare Pro, WD Drive Utilities & WD Security software USB cable AC adapter Quick install guide
  • Model #: WDBLWE0060JCH-NESN
  • Item #: N82E16822236729
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Drives GreenDrive3 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive GD2000U3
  (1)
  •  Newest Generation USB 3....
  •  PC + Mac compatible
  •  Quiet fan-free design
  • Weight: 2.50 lb
  • Package Contents: GreenDrive3 Hard Drive USB 3.0 Cable Power Cord Drive Stand User Manual
  • Parts: 2 Year Limited
  • Model #: GD2000U3
  • Item #: N82E16822510006
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  • from $89.99
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Western Digital newegg WD My Book  AV 1TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5" DVR Expander WDBABT0010HBK-NESN Black
  (36)
  •  Holds up to 200,000 phot...
  •  USB 2.0 / eSATA
  •  2 years limited
  • Dimensions: 6.5" x 5.3" x 1.9"
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs.
  • Package Contents: DVR Expander (WDBABT0010HBK-NESN) External power supply USB 2.0 cable eSATA cable Adapter cable for Sony camcorders Quick Install Guide Feet for horizontal placement
  • Parts: 2 years limited
  • Model #: WDBABT0010HBK-NESN
  • Item #: N82E16822136602
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Western Digital newegg WD Elements 2TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Storage WDBWLG0020HBK-NESN Black
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  •  Ultra-fast USB 3.0 data ...
  •  Massive capacity
  •  Free trial of WD SmartWa...
  • Dimensions: 6.5"(H) x 5.3"(L) x 1.9"(W)
  • Weight: 2.0lbs
  • Package Contents: Desktop hard drive USB cable AC adapter Quick Install Guide
  • Model #: WDBWLG0020HBK-NESN
  • Item #: N82E16822236715
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FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Drives G-Force3 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive GF3B2000U32 Black
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  •  USB 3.0 Interface option...
  •  PC + Mac compatible
  •  Quiet fan-free design
  • Cache: 32MB
  • Dimensions: 7.75" x 4.5" x 1.38"
  • Weight: 2.4 lbs.
  • Package Contents: G-Force3 External Hard Drive Drive Stand Power Supply USB 3.0 Cable User Manual
  • Model #: GF3B2000U32
  • Item #: N82E16822204104
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Drives 4TB USB 3.0/eSATA External Hard Drive GF3B4000EU
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  •  USB 3.0 & eSATA Interfac...
  •  PC + Mac compatible
  •  Quiet fan-free design
  • Dimensions: 7.75"L x 4.75"H x 1.75"W
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs.
  • Package Contents: Gforce3 External Hard Drive Drive Stand Power Supply USB 3.0 Cable, User Manual
  • Model #: GF3B4000EU
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FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Drives 3TB USB 3.0 / eSATA Professional Aluminum External Hard Drive GFP3000EU3
  (11)
  •  USB 3.0 & eSATA Interfac...
  •  PC + Mac compatible
  •  Quiet fan-free design
  • RPM: 7200 RPM
  • Dimensions: 4.75" x 1.75" x 7.75" (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 2.5lbs
  • Model #: GFP3000EU3
  • Item #: 0B1-00MP-00001
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FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Drives Professional 5TB USB 3.0 / eSATA Aluminum External Hard Drive GFP5000EU3 Black
  (1)
  •  GFP5000EU3
  •  USB 3.0 / eSATA
  • RPM: 7200 RPM
  • Dimensions: 4.75" x 1.75" x 7.75"
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs.
  • Package Contents: Fantom Drives Professional External Hard Drive, Drive Stand, Power Supply, USB 3.0 Cable, User Manual
  • Model #: GFP5000EU3
  • Item #: 2RC-00DX-00001

Western Digital newegg My Book Duo 4TB dual-drive, USB3.0  high-speed premium RAID storage Model WDBLWE0040JCH-NESN
  (3)
  •  Two USB 3.0 expansion po...
  •  Up to 290 MB/s file tran...
  •  Dual-drive enclosure
  • Dimensions: 6.5" x 3.9" x 6.2" (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 4.6lbs
  • Package Contents: External storage WD SmartWare Pro, WD Drive Utilities & WD Security software USB cable AC adapter Quick install guide
  • Model #: WDBLWE0040JCH-NESN
  • Item #: N82E16822236728
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Western Digital newegg WD Elements 3TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Storage WDBWLG0030HBK-NESN Black
  (2)
  •  Ultra-fast USB 3.0 data ...
  •  Massive capacity
  •  Free trial of WD SmartWa...
  • Dimensions: 6.5"(H) x 5.3"(L) x 1.9"(W)
  • Weight: 2.0lbs
  • Package Contents: Desktop hard drive USB cable AC adapter Quick Install Guide
  • Model #: WDBWLG0030HBK-NESN
  • Item #: N82E16822236716
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

LaCie newegg LaCie Blade Runner 4 TB External Hard Drive
  (1)
  •  USB 3.0
  •  Limited edition hard dri...
  •  Design Meets Technology....
  • Weight: 4.41 lb
  • Package Contents: Package Contents: Blade Runner Hard Drive USB 3.0 Cable External Power Supply Quick Install Guide
  • Parts: 2 Year
  • Model #: 9000119
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $279.99
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SAMSUNG newegg SAMSUNG D3 Station 6TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D601TDB Black
  •  Super speed USB 3.0, Sle...
  •  Compact size and streaml...
  •  SafetyKey™ protection fo...
  • Dimensions: 7.11" x 5.09" x 1.85"
  • Weight: 772g
  • Package Contents: D3 Station External Hard Drive USB cable Power adapter Quick Install Guide Software preloaded on the drive Electronic User Documentation (PDF)
  • Model #: STSHX-D601TDB
  • Item #: N82E16822152424
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Western Digital newegg WD Elements 5TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBWLG0050HBK-NESN Black
  (3)
  •  Ultra-fast USB 3.0 data ...
  •  Massive capacity
  •  Free trial of WD SmartWa...
  • Dimensions: 6.5" x 1.9" x 5.3" (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 2.1 lbs.
  • Model #: WDBWLG0050HBK-NESN
  • Item #: N82E16822236808
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

LaCie newegg LaCie Porsche Design P'9230 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive 302003
  (3)
  •  USB 3.0 | USB 2.0
  •  Built for speed
  •  Solid aluminum casing
  • Dimensions: 7.5" x 4.5" x 1.5"
  • Weight: 2.31 lbs.
  • Package Contents: LaCie Porsche Design P'9230 USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0-compatible) Quick Install Guide External power supply Complete Software Suite: LaCie Private-Public, Backup Assistant, Eco Mode, Wuala
  • Parts: 2 Year
  • Model #: 302003
  • Item #: N82E16822154578
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Hornettek HT-3402U3 Enterprise Quad Bay 16TB (16-Terabyte) USB 3.0 & eSATA JBOD External Hard Drive (Build-in 4x 4TB HDD)
  • $899.95
  • $849.95
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FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Drives 1TB eSATA/ USB 3.0 GFORCE3 USB 3.0 ESATA Aluminum External Hard Drive GF3B1000EU Black
  •  USB 3.0 & eSATA Interfac...
  •  PC + Mac compatible
  •  Quiet fan-free design
  • Windows Vista: Apple Mac OS X 10.6 or later Microsoft Windows Vista, 7, 8 Windows Server 2003, 2008
  • Dimensions: Height: 4.8" Width: 1.8" Depth: 7.8"
  • Model #: GF3B1000EU
  • Item #: N82E16822510049
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

LaCie newegg LaCie d2 Quadra 4TB USB 3.0 / 2 x Firewire800 / eSATA USB 3.0 External Hard Drive 9000258U Silver
  •  Universal connectivity a...
  •  Professional grade: 5Gb/...
  •  Save space: stackable an...
  • RPM: 7200 RPM
  • Cache: 32MB
  • Dimensions: 60 x 168 x 183 mm / 2.3 x 6.6 x 7.2 in.
  • Weight: 1.7 kg / 3.7 lbs.
  • Model #: 9000258U
  • Item #: 0BD-009Y-00011
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy

Western Digital newegg WD My Book 4TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Storage  WDBACW0040HBK-NESN
  (10)
  •  Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0...
  •  WD SmartWare automatic b...
  •  Password protection with...
  • Dimensions: 6.5" x 5.3" x 1.9"
  • Weight: 2.27 lb
  • Package Contents: External hard drive USB cable AC adapter WD SmartWare software Quick Install Guide
  • Parts: 2 Year
  • Model #: WDBACW0040HBK-NESN
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy

External Hard Drives

Use this link for more information on External Hard Drives in our Learning Center

External hard drives are ideal for backing up your hard drive or storing additional media separately from your main hard drive. Photos, videos, and digital music have all become so popular in recent years that people need a place to put it all. CDs and DVDs do not have the capacity to hold PC backups and are not all that convenient. However, the prices of external hard drives have come down so much that they are perfect for backing up your important data.

The two most common interfaces for hooking up external drives to your computer are USB and FireWire with eSata now becoming popular also. USB has been around for years and are standard on just about all computers today while FireWire ports are newer and if you use a digital video camera with your computer you probably already have one. In terms of access speeds the latest eSata standard offers the fastest connection however that comes with a price. USB 2.0 and Firewire can cover most of your general needs without having to upgrade your system with a new eSata card. Any of the interfaces will do the job however be sure to purchase an external hard drive with the same type of port that your computer has.

Your backup drive should have a capacity at least as big as your computer's largest hard drive. That will leave you with plenty of room to back up your important files or mirror/clone your current drive. You can also buy an external hard drive case and mount an internal hard drive inside it. This method will give you a choice of brands and models, and if anything goes wrong with your internal hard drive, you can simply install the external one inside your computer to replace it.

Considerations for External Hard Drives

One drawback to using external hard drives for backups is that they are still relatively new for home computer use. They come with Windows drivers; should Windows fail, you will not be able to access your external drive through DOS. There are DOS drivers available but they can be difficult to find and most manufacturers do not provide support for them. This isn't a frequent occurrence, just something to keep in mind as you select your external hard drive.

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