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Seagate newegg Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100 Black
  (26)
  •  Drag and drop file savin...
  •  Fast data transfer with ...
  •  1 year manufacturer warr...
  • Dimensions: 7.07" x 4.65" x 1.48"
  • Features: The Seagate Expansion desktop drive provides extra storage for your ever-growing collection of files. Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer's internal drive to help improve performance. Setup is straightforward; simply plug in the included power supply and USB cable, and you are ready to go. It is automatically recognized by the Windows operating system, so there is no software to install and nothing to configure. Saving files is easy too-just drag-and-drop. Take advantage of the fast data transfer speeds with the USB 3.0 interface by connecting to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port. USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for additional system compatibility.
  • Package Contents: Seagate Expansion drive 4-foot (120cm) USB 3.0...
  • Model #: STBV4000100
  • Item #: N82E16822178354
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Seagate newegg Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100 Black
  (181)
  •  Drag and drop file savin...
  •  Fast data transfer with ...
  •  1 year manufacturer warr...
  • Dimensions: 7.07" x 4.65" x 1.48"
  • Weight: 2.06 lbs.
  • Features: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds or backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds)
  • Model #: STBV3000100
  • Item #: N82E16822178117
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy

Western Digital newegg WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN
  (8)
  •  Ultra-fast transfer rate...
  •  Automatic backup softwar...
  •  Works great with Windows...
  • Dimensions: 6.7"(H) x 5.5"(D) x 1.9"(W)
  • Weight: 2.27 lbs.
  • Features: Up to 3x faster transfer rates Universal connectivity Local and cloud backup System-level backup Secure your files WD Drive Utilities software Works great with Windows 8 WD quality inside and out
  • Package Contents: External hard drive WD SmartWare software (pre-loaded) USB cable AC adapter Quick Install Guide
  • Model #: WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN
  • Item #: N82E16822236626
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Seagate newegg Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STDR2000102 Blue
  (4)
  •  Features mobile backup u...
  •  Protect your stuff with ...
  •  Back up from Facebook an...
  • Dimensions: 4.47"(L) x 2.99"(W) x 0.48"(D)
  • Weight: 0.35lb
  • Features: Back Up Your Digital Life -The Seagate Backup Plus portable drive delivers easy-to-use, highly flexible protection for your files in a full range of capacities. It works seamlessly with your social media accounts so it's simple to back up and share your online photos, movies, and more. The drive is also powered directly from the USB port on your computer, so no external power supply is needed. Sleek, Thin, and Metal -The drive's metal design helps make this one of the slimmest Seagate drives to date. It has never been so easy to take along up to 2TB of content along on-the-go. Simply slide it in a bag. backpack, or pocket. One-Click Custom Backup Plans -The Backup Plus portable drive comes pre-loaded with premium backup software, included in the easy-to-use Seagate Dashboard....
  • Model #: STDR2000102
  • Item #: N82E16822178437
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Western Digital newegg Western Digital Elements 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive WDBUZG0010BBK-NESN Black
  (31)
  •  High-capacity in a sleek...
  •  Free backup software tri...
  •  USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 comp...
  • Dimensions: 4.4" x 3.2" x 0.6"
  • Weight: 0.3 lbs.
  • Features: The 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive from Western Digital quickly and efficiently transfers even the largest files with USB 3.0 connectivity. The integrated USB 3.0 connection provides data speeds up to 5 Gb/s while remaining backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports. This plug-and-play drive comes NTFS formatted for a seamless connection to PCs running Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP; and can be easily reformatted to work with Mac computers.
  • Package Contents: USB 3.0 portable hard drive USB cable Quick Install Guide
  • Model #: WDBUZG0010BBK-NESN
  • Item #: N82E16822236517
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Seagate newegg Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100 Black
  (129)
  •  Drag and drop file savin...
  •  Fast data transfer with ...
  •  1 year manufacturer warr...
  • Dimensions: 8.17" x 4.96" x 1.57"
  • Weight: 2.25 lbs.
  • Features: Plug n' play - no software to install Simply drag-and-drop to save files USB 3.0, backwards compatible with USB 2.0 Built-in power management ensures energy efficient operation Works with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Model #: STBV2000100
  • Item #: N82E16822178116
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy

Toshiba newegg TOSHIBA Canvio Slim II 1TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive for PCs HDTD210XK3E1 Black
  (6)
  •  Complete backup solution...
  •  Access and Share your co...
  •  True portability for the...
  • RPM: 5400 RPM
  • Cache: 8MB
  • Average Seek Time: 12ms
  • Dimensions: 4.21"(L) X 2.95"(W) X 0.49"(H)
  • Model #: HDTD210XK3E1
  • Item #: N82E16822149490
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy

Western Digital newegg WD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive WDBMWV0020BBL-NESN Blue
  (8)
  •  Automatic & cloud backup...
  •  Local and cloud backup
  •  Ultra-fast transfer rate...
  • Dimensions: 4.35"(H) x 3.23"(W) x 0.82"(D)
  • Weight: 0.50 lbs.
  • Features: hardware encryption secure your files from unauthorized access Compatibility with Windows 8 File History makes backups easier than ever Free Windows 8 app quickly discovers your Ultra-fast data transfers Automatic backup helps protect your files Use your Dropbox account to back up your files to the cloud Password protection and media files Soft pouch protects your drive from scratches
  • Package Contents: Portable hard drive USB cable WD SmartWare Pro software Soft pouch Quick install guide
  • Model #: WDBMWV0020BBL-NESN
  • Item #: N82E16822236569
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Western Digital newegg WD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive WDBMWV0020BBK-NESN Black
  (14)
  •  Automatic & cloud backup...
  •  Local and cloud backup
  •  Ultra-fast transfer rate...
  • Dimensions: 4.35"(H) x 3.23"(W) x 0.82"(D)
  • Weight: 0.50 lbs.
  • Features: hardware encryption secure your files from unauthorized access Compatibility with Windows 8 File History makes backups easier than ever Free Windows 8 app quickly discovers your Ultra-fast data transfers Automatic backup helps protect your files Use your Dropbox account to back up your files to the cloud Password protection and media files Soft pouch protects your drive from scratches
  • Package Contents: Portable hard drive USB cable WD SmartWare Pro software Soft pouch Quick install guide
  • Model #: WDBMWV0020BBK-NESN
  • Item #: N82E16822236568
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Seagate newegg Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive STDR1000100 Black
  (2)
  •  Features mobile backup u...
  •  Protect your stuff with ...
  •  Back up from Facebook an...
  • Dimensions: 4.47"(L) x 2.99"(W) x 0.48"(D)
  • Weight: 0.35lb
  • Model #: STDR1000100
  • Item #: N82E16822178431
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $119.99
  • $89.99
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Seagate newegg Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive STDR1000101 Silver
  (2)
  •  Features mobile backup u...
  •  Protect your stuff with ...
  •  Back up from Facebook an...
  • Dimensions: 4.47"(L) x 2.99"(W) x 0.48"(D)
  • Weight: 0.35lb
  • Model #: STDR1000101
  • Item #: N82E16822178432
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Drives GreenDrive 3TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5" External Hard Drive GD3000EU
  (3)
  •  GD3000EU
  •  USB 2.0 / eSATA
  •  3.5"
  • Dimensions: 7.75" x 4.5" x 1.38"
  • Features: GreenDrive eSATA / USB 2.0 External Hard Drives with Local & Cloud Backup Software offer an affordable and reliable storage solution for USB and eSATA enabled PC's and Macs. This product promotes ultimate data protection by including MicroNet Online Backup local software pre-installed on your device. Quality & Durability The GreenDrive family of external hard drives feature a sturdy aluminum casing for maximum durability, a fan-free design for virtually silent operation and can be stored horizontally or vertically to optimize your work space. Fantom GreenDrives offer reliable storage expansion from your limited built-in hard drive so you can store all of your valuable data and digital memories. Dual Layer Protection with Cloud Storage MicroNet Online Backup provides the most trusted online backup software for PC...
  • Model #: GD3000EU
  • Item #: N82E16822510016
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

LaCie newegg LaCie 1TB USB 3.0 / WIFI FUEL Wireless Attached Storage 9000436U
  •  Expand iPad capacity wit...
  •  Share files with 5 devic...
  •  Play media on devices vi...
  • Dimensions: 4.5" x 4.5" x 0.9"
  • Weight: 0.6 lb.
  • Features: Expand iPad capacity without cables or Internet Share files with 5 devices at once Play media on devices via mobile app Stream to Apple TV and AirPlay devices
  • Package Contents: LaCie Fuel USB 3.0 cable USB wall charger Quick Install Guide
  • Model #: 9000436U
  • Item #: N82E16822154690
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • from $199.99
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FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Drives GreenDrive3 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive GD2000U3A
  (3)
  •  GD2000U3A
  •  USB 3.0
  • Cache: 64MB
  • Dimensions: 7.75" x 4.75" x 1.75"
  • Weight: 2.40 lb
  • Features: Fantom GreenDrive3 USB 3.0 External Hard Drives offer an affordable and reliable storage solution for USB enabled PC's and Macs. Quality & Durability The GreenDrive family of external hard drives feature a sturdy aluminum casing for maximum durability, a fan-free design for virtually silent operation and can be stored horizontally or vertically to optimize your work space. Fantom GreenDrives offer reliable storage expansion from your limited built-in hard drive so you can store all of your valuable data and digital memories. High Performance Transfers Fantom Drives GreenDrive3 USB 3.0 hard drive is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and represents the pinnacle of host connectivity allowing transfer rates up to 10 times the rate of USB 2.0. The GreenDrive3 USB 3....
  • Model #: GD2000U3A
  • Item #: N82E16822510007
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • from $104.99
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Seagate newegg Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100 Black
  (26)
  •  STBV4000100
  •  USB 3.0
  •  3.5"
  • Dimensions: 7.07" x 4.65" x 1.48"
  • Features: The Seagate Expansion desktop drive provides extra storage for your ever-growing collection of files. Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer's internal drive to help improve performance. Setup is straightforward; simply plug in the included power supply and USB cable, and you are ready to go. It is automatically recognized by the Windows operating system, so there is no software to install and nothing to configure. Saving files is easy too-just drag-and-drop. Take advantage of the fast data transfer speeds with the USB 3.0 interface by connecting to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port. USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for additional system compatibility.
  • Package Contents: Seagate Expansion drive 4-foot (120cm) USB 3.0...
  • Model #: STBV4000100
  • Item #: N82E16822178354
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy

Western Digital newegg WD My Book 2TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0020HBK-NESN
  (3)
  •  Ultra-fast transfer rate...
  •  Automatic backup softwar...
  •  Works great with Windows...
  • Dimensions: 6.7"(H) x 5.5"(D) x 1.9"(W)
  • Weight: 1.96 lbs.
  • Features: Up to 3x faster transfer rates Universal connectivity Local and cloud backup System-level backup Secure your files WD Drive Utilities software Works great with Windows 8 WD quality inside and out
  • Package Contents: External hard drive WD SmartWare software (pre-loaded) USB cable AC adapter Quick Install Guide
  • Model #: WDBFJK0020HBK-NESN
  • Item #: N82E16822236628
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Western Digital newegg WD My Passport Ultra 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive WDBZFP0010BBK-NESN Black
  (11)
  •  Automatic & cloud backup...
  •  Local and cloud backup
  •  Ultra-fast transfer rate...
  • Dimensions: 4.35"(H) x 3.23"(W) x 0.61"(D)
  • Weight: 0.34 lbs.
  • Features: hardware encryption secure your files from unauthorized access Compatibility with Windows 8 File History makes backups easier than ever Free Windows 8 app quickly discovers your Ultra-fast data transfers Automatic backup helps protect your files Use your Dropbox account to back up your files to the cloud Password protection and media files Soft pouch protects your drive from scratches
  • Package Contents: Portable hard drive USB cable WD SmartWare Pro software Soft pouch Quick install guide
  • Model #: WDBZFP0010BBK-NESN
  • Item #: N82E16822236576
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy
  • from $71.99
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Seagate newegg Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0  Portable External Hard Drive STDR2000101 Silver
  •  Features mobile backup u...
  •  Protect your stuff with ...
  •  Back up from Facebook an...
  • Dimensions: 4.47"(L) x 2.99"(W) x 0.48"(D)
  • Weight: 0.35lb
  • Features: Back Up Your Digital Life -The Seagate Backup Plus portable drive delivers easy-to-use, highly flexible protection for your files in a full range of capacities. It works seamlessly with your social media accounts so it's simple to back up and share your online photos, movies, and more. The drive is also powered directly from the USB port on your computer, so no external power supply is needed. Sleek, Thin, and Metal -The drive's metal design helps make this one of the slimmest Seagate drives to date. It has never been so easy to take along up to 2TB of content along on-the-go. Simply slide it in a bag. backpack, or pocket. One-Click Custom Backup Plans -The Backup Plus portable drive comes pre-loaded with premium backup software, included in the easy-to-use Seagate Dashboard....
  • Model #: STDR2000101
  • Item #: N82E16822178436
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Seagate newegg Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive STDR1000103 Red
  (2)
  •  Features mobile backup u...
  •  Protect your stuff with ...
  •  Back up from Facebook an...
  • Dimensions: 4.47"(L) x 2.99"(W) x 0.48"(D)
  • Weight: 0.35lb
  • Model #: STDR1000103
  • Item #: N82E16822178434
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Seagate newegg Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive STDR1000102 Blue
  (2)
  •  Features mobile backup u...
  •  Protect your stuff with ...
  •  Back up from Facebook an...
  • Dimensions: 4.47"(L) x 2.99"(W) x 0.48"(D)
  • Weight: 0.35lb
  • Model #: STDR1000102
  • Item #: N82E16822178433
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

SAMSUNG newegg SAMSUNG P3 Portable 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive STSHX-MTD20EF(HX-MTD20EF/G2)
  (4)
  •  Graceful design
  •  Thin, compact size
  •  SafetyKeyTM protection f...
  • Dimensions: 4.37"(L) x 3.23"(W) x 0.58"(H)
  • Weight: 0.37 lbs.
  • Features: Graceful design Thin, compact size SafetyKeyTM protection for your data
  • Package Contents: P3 Portable External Hard Drive USB cable Quick Install Guide Software preloaded on the drive Electronic User Documentation (PDF)
  • Model #: STSHX-MTD20EF(HX-MTD20EF/G2)
  • Item #: N82E16822152415
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $179.99
  • $109.99
  • Save: 39%
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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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