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SAMSUNG newegg SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D201TDB Black
  (47)
  •  SafetyKeyTM protection f...
  •  SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (MAX)...
  •  3-year limited global wa...
  • Dimensions: 7.11" x 5.09" x 1.85"
  • Weight: 743g
  • Features: The Samsung D3 Station External Hard Drive for all of your music, videos and photos. The durable black design stands up to the rigors of daily use and looks great next to your computer. Sleek design Compact size and streamlined shape SafetyKey protection for your data
  • 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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Matsunichi newegg Matsunichi 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive DM256-BK-1TB Black
  (26)
  •  Transferring files in bl...
  •  Connecting to USB 2.0 de...
  •  Adding extra storage for...
  • Dimensions: 5.39" x 3.34" x 0.63"
  • Features: 2.5" Ultra Thin & Light Design Amazing Plastic Shell Design USB 3.0 Ultra Speed Data Transfer OS support: Windows/ Linux
  • Model #: DM256-BK-1TB
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FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Drives GForce3 Pro 2TB USB 3.0 7200RPM External Hard Drive GF3B2000UP
  (6)
  •  USB 3.0 Interface
  •  7200 rpm rotational spee...
  •  PC + Mac compatible
  • RPM: 7200 RPM
  • Features: USB 3.0 Interface 7200 rpm rotational speed PC + Mac compatible Quiet fan-free design Easy Installation Stylish brushed black aluminum enclosure
  • Package Contents: G-Force 3 External Disk Drive Drive Stand Power Supply USB 3.0 Cable User Manual
  • Model #: GF3B2000UP
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FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Drives 3TB USB 3.0/ eSATA GFORCE3 USB 3.0 ESATA Aluminum External Hard Drive GF3B3000EU Black
  (2)
  •  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"
  • Features: Fantom Drives Gforce3 USB 3.0/eSATA is the latest and fastest member of the Gforce family. Quality & Durability The Gforce3 family of external hard drives feature a sturdy brushed black 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. The Fantom Gforce3 offers 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 The Fantom Drives Gforce3 USB 3.0/eSATA hard drive is perfect for audio and video professionals and consumers alike. The Gforce3 offers plug & play simplicity a...
  • Model #: GF3B3000EU
  • Item #: 9SIA0AJ16K5103
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Western Digital newegg WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN
  (39)
  •  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
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Western Digital newegg Western Digital Elements 1.5TB Desktop External Hard Drive
  (343)
  •  WDBAAU0015HBK-NESN
  •  USB 2.0
  •  3.5"
  • Dimensions: 7.01" x 4.9" x 1.42"
  • Weight: 2.24 lbs.
  • Features: WD quality inside and out - Designed with the same commitment to quality that made WD external drives the number one selling drives in the world. Plug-and-play simplicity - Just connect the power and plug it into a USB port to instantly add more storage to your computer. Designed to save power - Turns on and off with your computer. Enters idle mode when not in use. Utilizes a WD drive with power-saving WD GreenPower Technology and an EnergyStar compliant power supply. Earth-friendly packaging - Packaged in a minimized eco-friendly, recyclable packaging made from recycled materials. Preformatted for PCs - Designed for use with Windows-based computers. Can be easily reformatted for use with Macs.
  • Parts: 1 year limited
  • Model #: WDBAAU0015HBK-NESN
  • Item #: 9SIA0AJ11J2931
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EAGLE TECH newegg Eagle Tech 320GB USB 2.0 2.5" External Hard Drive ET-CS2320MSU2-BK Black
  (4)
  •  ET-CS2320MSU2-BK
  •  USB 2.0
  •  2.5"
  • RPM: 5400 RPM
  • Cache: 8MB
  • Features: Ultra portable at only 0.3" thick Well ventilated mesh structure USB powered Plug-n-Play via USB 2.0 Usage: Easy add-on storage for mobile users
  • Parts: 1 year limited
  • Model #: ET-CS2320MSU2-BK
  • Item #: 9SIA10V1Z70924
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LaCie newegg LaCie 4big Quadra 12TB USB 3.0 / 2 x FireWire 800 3.5" External Hard Drive 9000351U
  (4)
  •  USB 3.0 Speed: Up to 245...
  •  Multi-interface for PC/M...
  •  RAID 5 and hot-swap for ...
  • RPM: 7200 RPM
  • RAID: RAID 0/10/5/5+spare
  • Dimensions: 7" x 7.7" x 8.7"
  • Weight: 15.7 lbs.
  • Model #: 9000351U
  • Item #: 9SIA0AJ11M0924
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  • AUD$1,892.84

Apricorn newegg APRICORN Aegis Padlock DT 1TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive 128-bit AES Encryption ADT-3PL128-1000
  •  Superfast USB 3.0 Connec...
  •  Hardware Encrypted Drive...
  •  High quality aluminum, h...
  • RPM: 7200 RPM
  • Cache: 8MB
  • Average Seek Time: 12ms
  • Dimensions: 7.2" x 4.5" x 1.5"
  • Model #: ADT-3PL128-1000
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FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Drives G-Force3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive GF3B3000U Black
  (23)
  •  USB 3.0
  •  3 Year Warranty
  • Dimensions: 7.75" x 4.5" x 1.375"
  • Weight: 2.4 lbs.
  • Features: USB 3.0 Interface options PC + Mac compatible Quiet fan-free design Easy Installation Stylish brushed black aluminum enclosure
  • Parts: 3 years limited
  • Model #: GF3B3000U
  • Item #: 9SIA0AJ13T3070
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Apricorn newegg APRICORN Aegis Padlock 500GB USB 2.0 2.5" Secure 128-bit AES Hardware Encrypted Portable Hard Drive A25-PL128-500
  (5)
  •  USB 2.0
  •  3 years Manufacturer War...
  • Cache: 8MB
  • Dimensions: 0.75" x 3.3" x 4.7"
  • Weight: 5.5 oz.
  • Features: Convenient ultra-portable design -- Ideal to take between home and the office or on trips Hardware Encrypted Drive - Real-time 128-bit AES encryption seamlessly encrypts all data on the drive, protecting the drive even if it is removed from it’s casing Simple to use PIN Access Administrator Password feature - Ideal for IT departments looking to secure their mobile users, by allowing setup of administrator access to the drive before being distributed to their mobile user(s). Bus powered - Bus powered from standard USB Port Integrated USB cable Extensive Shock Mounting - Protects your data with a 16-point omni-directional shock mounting system Perfect for companies dealing with sensitive information -- The Aegis Padlock is the perfect option for companie...
  • Model #: A25-PL128-500
  • Item #: 9SIA0AJ18A5897
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Iomega Corp newegg iomega Prestige Desktop 1TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive 35180 Black
  (2)
  •  35180
  •  USB 3.0
  •  3.5"
  • Dimensions: 7.41" x 4.88" x 1.24"
  • Weight: 2.23 lbs.
  • Features: Fast - Transfer files faster than ever before (requires USB 3.0 computer for best performance) Stylish & Durable - Compact and in a black brushed finish; sturdy metal construction that includes stand Secure - Iomega Protection Suite Software included at no additional charge (via download) Encryption - AES 256-bit hardware encryption is built-in to secure your data at home, in the office or at school
  • Package Contents: Desktop Hard Drive USB 3.0/2.0 cable Power supply Quick Start Guide Stand Iomega Protection Suite software (via download)
  • Model #: 35180
  • Item #: 9SIA0AJ1GD2758
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Apricorn newegg APRICORN Aegis Padlock 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive with 128-bit AES Encryption A25-3PL128-1000 Black
  •  A25-3PL128-1000
  •  USB 3.0
  •  2.5"
  • RPM: 5400 RPM
  • Dimensions: 4.7" x 3.3" x 0.75"
  • Weight: 0.39 lbs.
  • Features: Military Grade FIPS PUB 197 Validated Encryption Hardware Encrypted Drive - Real-time 128-bit or 256-bit AES-XTS encryption seamlessly encrypts all data on the drive, protecting the drive even if it is removed from it's casing Administrator Password feature - Ideal for IT departments looking to secure their mobile users, by allowing setup of administrator access to the drive before being distributed to their mobile user(s). Sealed from Physical Attacks by Tough Epoxy Coating Brute Force Self Destruct Feature VTC Technology Software Free Design - Setup takes just minutes Wear Resistant Key Pad Data at Rest Protection Compact, Rugged Design - Perfect for taking your data on the road Bus powered - Bus powered from standard USB Port Integr...
  • Model #: A25-3PL128-1000
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ADATA newegg ADATA SH14 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Waterproof / Shock-Resistant External Hard Drive ASH14-1TU3-CBK Black
  •  SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Inter...
  •  Military MIL-STD-810F Sh...
  •  IPX4 Water-Resistant Sta...
  • Dimensions: 4.81" x 3.26" x 0.78"
  • Weight: 0.46 lbs.
  • Features: USB 3.0 Read Speed: up to 109.6MB/s Write Speed: up to 107.2MB/s USB 2.0 Read Speed: up to 34.7MB/s Write Speed: up to 29.5MB/s Military MIL-STD-810F Shockproof Standard: Tested at 26 drops on 8 corners, 12 edges, and 6 surfaces individually from a height of 122cm. Afterwards, the SH14 functions normally with no mechanical failures. IPX4 Water-Resistant Standard: The product is put to the test against water penetration with the USB port sealed by the silicone cover. The SH14 is then sprayed with water at all angles at 10 liters/min, at a pressure of 80-100kN/Square meter for 5 minutes. After spray test, the SH14 functions normally and free of mechanical failures. Unique Product design: The exterior is constructed of silicone material is a curved grid pattern that provides a...
  • Model #: ASH14-1TU3-CBK
  • Item #: 9SIA0AJ14U8505
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FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Drives 2TB USB 3.0 / eSATA Professional Aluminum External Hard Drive GFP2000EU3
  •  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
  • Features: USB 3.0 & eSATA Interface options PC + Mac compatible Quiet fan-free design Easy Installation Stylish brushed black aluminum enclosure
  • Model #: GFP2000EU3
  • Item #: N82E16822510052
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy

SAMSUNG newegg SAMSUNG D3 Station 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D401TDB Black
  (74)
  •  Sleek design
  •  Compact size and streaml...
  •  SafetyKey protection for...
  • Dimensions: 7.11" x 5.09" x 1.85"
  • Weight: 929g
  • Features: The Samsung D3 Station External Hard Drive for all of your music, videos and photos. The durable black design stands up to the rigors of daily use and looks great next to your computer. Sleek design Compact size and streamlined shape SafetyKey protection for your data
  • 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-D401TDB
  • Item #: N82E16822152420
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Western Digital newegg WD My Book 2TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0020HBK-NESN
  (12)
  •  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: View Return Policy

FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Drives 2TB USB 3.0/eSATA External Hard Drive GF3B2000EUA Black
  (1)
  •  USB 3.0 & eSATA Interfac...
  •  PC + Mac compatible
  •  Quiet fan-free design
  • Cache: 64MB
  • 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 #: GF3B2000EUA
  • Item #: N82E16822204126
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ADATA newegg ADATA 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive AHV620-2TU3-CBK Black
  (8)
  •  SuperSpeed USB 3.0 inter...
  •  Stylish design and mirro...
  •  Bright cold-blue LED ind...
  • Dimensions: 4.5"(L) x 3.1(W) x 0.8"(H)
  • Weight: 0.364 lbs.
  • Features: Scratch-Prevention Design Bright cold-blue LED indicator Stylish, Sleek, Serious
  • Model #: AHV620-2TU3-CBK
  • Item #: 9SIA0AJ1BY3439
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy

VERBATIM newegg Verbatim 500GB USB 2.0 / IEEE 1394 3.5" External Hard Drive 96638
  (3)
  •  USB 2.0 / IEEE 1394
  •  7 Year Manufacturers War...
  • RPM: 7200 RPM
  • Dimensions: 7.93" x 4.44" x 1.56"
  • Weight: 1.93 lbs.
  • Features: FireWire / USB combination drive Easy-to-use backup software included Store thousands of photos, videos, and MP3s System Requirements USB 1.1 or 2.0 Port or 6-pin FireWire Port, Windows 2000, XP or Vista, Mac OS 9.x, Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
  • Model #: 96638
  • Item #: 9SIA0AJ11J2874
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SimpleTech newegg SimpleTech 160GB USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive STI-USB235/160
  (8)
  •  STI-USB235/160
  •  USB 2.0
  •  3.5"
  • RPM: 7200 RPM
  • Cache: 2MB
  • Dimensions: 8.9" x 5.6" x 1.4"
  • Features: Plug n' play installation (no tools required) 'One-click' backup with StorageSync Pro Hot swappable Free and unlimited technical support Compact, space-saving design
  • Model #: STI-USB235/160
  • Item #: 9SIA0AJ17D0325
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Western Digital newegg WD Elements 1.5TB USB 2.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive WDBAAU0015HBK
  (20)
  •  Holds up to 300,000 phot...
  •  USB 2.0
  •  1 Year Manufacturer Warr...
  • Dimensions: 7.01" x 4.59" x 1.42"
  • Weight: 2.24 lbs.
  • Features: Compatibility: Available USB port Mac OS X Tiger or Leopard Windows Vista/XP
  • Package Contents: USB 2.0 external hard drive USB cable AC adapter Quick Install Guide
  • Model #: *****************
  • Item #: 9SIA0AJ10M5053
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FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Drives GreenDrive 2TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5" External Hard Drive GD2000EUS
  (6)
  •  Fully RoHS compliant no ...
  •  eSATA and USB 2.0 interf...
  •  Blazing fast 150MB/s eSA...
  • Dimensions: 7.75" x 4.5" x 1.38"
  • Weight: 2.4 lbs.
  • Features: eSATA and USB 2.0 interface Blazing fast 150MB/s eSATA port PC & Mac compatible Quiet fan-free design Compact aluminum enclosure NTI Shadow 4 Backup Software
  • Model #: GD2000EUS
  • Item #: 9SIA0AJ11F6251
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Toshiba newegg TOSHIBA 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive HDTP110XK3AA Black
  (28)
  •  Transfers your large med...
  •  Backwards compatible wit...
  •  Easy to use with no soft...
  • RPM: 5400 RPM
  • Cache: 8MB
  • Average Seek Time: 12ms
  • Dimensions: 4.6"(D) x 3.0"(W) x 0.54"(H)
  • Model #: HDTP110XK3AA
  • Item #: 9SIA0AJ1816424
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Silicon Power newegg Silicon Power Rugged Armor A80 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Military Grade Portable Hard Drive SP010TBPHDA80S3B Blue
  (36)
  •  Shockproof - Meets US Mi...
  •  Waterproof Protection up...
  •  Solid Metal Construction...
  • Dimensions: 5.47" x 3.7" x 0.71"
  • Weight: 9.52 oz.
  • Features: Silicon Power Armor A80 USB3.0 military grade portable hard drive is waterproof, dust-proof, and can withstand serious drops. The Armor A80 is a truly unique and crafted with high quality aluminum. Keep your data safe, and access it with a blazing fast USB 3.0 connection. Super Speed USB 3.0 Compliant Backwards compatible with USB2.0 -High transferring rate up to 5Gb/s Meet the water resistant standard "IEC 529 IPX7" - Immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter Meet the U.S. military drop-test standards MIL-STD-810F (transit drop test) - Dropped directly onto a concrete floor - Freefalls test from a height of 122cm (4 ft.) - Drop test on 26 contact points (8 corners, 12 cut surfaces, and 6 major surfaces) Delicate cable storage design (an extra cable enclosed on the s...
  • Model #: SP010TBPHDA80S3B
  • Item #: N82E16822301002
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ADATA newegg ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 Slimmest Profile 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive AHE720-500GU3-CTI Titanium
  (3)
  •  The slimmest external ha...
  •  Elegant texture with hai...
  •  One-touch backup
  • Dimensions: 4.6" x 3.1" x 0.4" (L x W x H)
  • Weight: 0.4 lbs.
  • Features: The World's First 8.9mm Ultra-Slim External Drive Sporting a brushed stainless steel surface, and with a record-breaking slim profile of only 8.9mm thickness, the DashDrive Elite HE720 demonstrates once again the ADATA's consistently strong ability to combine top performance with style. Stainless Steel Case with 9H Scratch Resistance The brushed metal case with protective layer provides 9H scratch resistance, which prevents damage and marring even after long-term use. "One Touch Backup" Makes Backup Jobs Easier The DashDrive Elite HE720 features "One touch backup" function which automatically backs up and synchronizes data with one easy touch. The HE720 is equipped with a bright blue LED indicator which shines through the transmission process to indicate power and data tran...
  • Model #: AHE720-500GU3-CTI
  • Item #: 9SIA0AJ0ZV8607
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ADATA newegg ADATA 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive AHV620-1TU3-CBK Black
  (3)
  •  SuperSpeed USB 3.0 inter...
  •  Stylish design and mirro...
  •  Bright cold-blue LED ind...
  • Dimensions: 4.5"(L) x 3.1(W) x 0.6"(H)
  • Weight: 0.364 lbs.
  • Features: Scratch-Prevention Design Bright cold-blue LED indicator Stylish, Sleek, Serious
  • Model #: AHV620-1TU3-CBK
  • Return Policy: View Return Policy

ADATA newegg ADATA DashDrive Durable Series HD710 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" Water & Shock Proof Portable Hard Drive AHD710-500GU3-CBL Blue
  (9)
  •  Outstanding Product desi...
  •  Military MIL-STD-810G 51...
  •  IPX7 Waterproof Standard...
  • Dimensions: 118.8mm x 77.8mm x 16mm
  • Weight: 220g
  • Features: USB Sepcification: SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Waterproof HDD (IEC 529 IPX7 tested) Military-Class Shock Resistance - US Military Class MIL-STD-810G 516.5 drop test Wrap-Around USB Cable Blue LED Indicator Free Download software: - OStoGO Tool - HDDtoGO Tool - Norton Internet Security 2012 (60-day Trial) Compatibility - USB 2.0 Support / USB 1.1 Backward Compatible - Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 - Mac: OS X 10.6 or Later - Linux: Kernel 2.6 or Later
  • Model #: AHD710-500GU3-CBL
  • Item #: 9SIA0AJ1DK7079
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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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