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Seagate newegg Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT4000100
  (5)
  •  Includes easy-to-use bac...
  •  Features mobile backup u...
  •  Automatically save photo...
  • 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
  • $194.99
  • $164.99
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Seagate newegg Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100
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  •  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
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  • $129.99
  • $119.99
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Seagate newegg Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100
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  •  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
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  • $99.99
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Seagate newegg Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT4000100
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  •  Includes easy-to-use bac...
  •  Features mobile backup u...
  •  Automatically save photo...
  • 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
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  • $194.99
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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.
  • Features: Buffalo's DriveStation DDR is an easy to use, high performance USB 3.0 desktop hard drive that offers ultra fast transfer speeds, comparable to SSD. Combining the high capacity of an HDD with 1 GB of DRAM cache, DriveStation DDR provides SSD-like performance. With blazing fast transfer speeds up to 408 MB/s, it is up to 2.3x faster than USB 3.0 and 10x faster than USB 2.0. Perfect for any PC or Mac, it's backward compatible with USB 2.0, and its unique chassis design can stand upright or lay flat for placement just about anywhere. It ships complete with Buffalo Tools, a feature-rich software suite designed to enhance computer performance and the day-to-day digital life of Windows PC consumers; boost performance, conserve energy and battery consumpti...
  • Model #: HD-GD2.0U3
  • Item #: N82E16822165532
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  • $149.99
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Seagate newegg Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100
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  •  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
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  • $179.99
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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
  • 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-D301TDB
  • Item #: N82E16822152408
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  • $149.99
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Seagate newegg Seagate Backup Plus 2TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT2000100
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  •  Includes easy-to-use bac...
  •  Features mobile backup u...
  •  Automatically save photo...
  • 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 #: STDT2000100
  • Item #: N82E16822178459
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  • $129.99
  • $109.99
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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
  • 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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  • $99.99
  • $89.99
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Western Digital newegg WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN
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  •  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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  • $189.99
  • $169.99
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Buffalo Technology newegg BUFFALO DriveStation 2TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive HD-LC2.0U3
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  •  Use with Time Machine to...
  •  USB 3.0 support with USB...
  •  Unique design reduces no...
  • Features: USB 3.0 support with USB 2.0 backward compatibility Use with your PC or Mac computer for file storage and backup Stand upright or lay flat for easy placement and efficient use of space Unique design reduces noise for quiet operation Eco-friendly operation shuts the hard drive down when the connected computer is turned off Plug-and-play connectivity provides easy setup and use Boost PC performance and enhance your digital life with Buffalo Tools Back up your files on your Windows PC with Buffalo Backup Utility Use with Time Machine to back up your Mac computer
  • Package Contents: DriveStation USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Quick Setup Guide USB 3.0 Cable AC Adapter Warranty Statement
  • Model #: HD-LC2.0U3
  • Item #: N82E16822165569
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  • $109.99
  • $99.99
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Western Digital newegg WD My Book 3TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0030HBK-NESN
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  •  Ultra-fast transfer rate...
  •  Automatic backup softwar...
  •  Works great with Windows...
  • Dimensions: 6.7"(H) x 5.5"(D) x 1.9"(W)
  • Weight: 2.23 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 #: WDBFJK0030HBK-NESN
  • Item #: N82E16822236627
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  • $139.99
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Seagate newegg Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STBV5000100
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  •  Instantly add 5 TB of st...
  •  Simple plug-and-play con...
  •  Power supply and USB 3.0...
  • Dimensions: 1.5" x 4.6" x 7.1" (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 2.1lbs
  • Features: Instantly add 5 TB of storage space to your computer Simple plug-and-play connectivity via USB cable Power supply and USB 3.0 cable included USB 3.0 interface for extremely fast data transfer speeds (USB 2.0 compatible) Drive is automatically recognized by Windows; no software installation required
  • Model #: STBV5000100
  • Item #: N82E16822178587
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  • $249.99
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Western Digital newegg My Book Duo 8TB dual-drive, USB3.0  high-speed premium RAID storage Model WDBLWE0080JCH-NESN
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  •  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: 5.0lbs
  • Features: Optimized for the fastest possible data transfer rates Massive capacity for all your valuable data Hardware RAID optimizes speed and protection User-selectable RAID 0/1 or JBOD lets you select for more speed, data protection or two independent drives Local, cloud and system-level backup options to protect your data Keep your private stuff private with password protection and hardware encryption Expand storage and charge mobile devices with the two extra USB 3.0 ports Configure, manage and diagnose your drive with integrated drive utilities Works out of the box with your Windows OS. Can be reformatted to work with Mac Complete with ultra-reliable WD Red drives with optimal performance in small RAID environments User-serviceable so you can replace or up...
  • Model #: WDBLWE0080JCH-NESN
  • Item #: N82E16822236730
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Western Digital newegg WD My Book 2TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0020HBK-NESN
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  •  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
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Buffalo Technology newegg BUFFALO DriveStation 4TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive HD-LC4.0U3
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  •  Use with Time Machine to...
  •  USB 3.0 support with USB...
  •  Unique design reduces no...
  • Features: USB 3.0 support with USB 2.0 backward compatibility Use with your PC or Mac computer for file storage and backup Stand upright or lay flat for easy placement and efficient use of space Unique design reduces noise for quiet operation Eco-friendly operation shuts the hard drive down when the connected computer is turned off Plug-and-play connectivity provides easy setup and use Boost PC performance and enhance your digital life with Buffalo Tools Back up your files on your Windows PC with Buffalo Backup Utility Use with Time Machine to back up your Mac computer
  • Package Contents: DriveStation USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Quick Setup Guide USB 3.0 Cable AC Adapter Warranty Statement
  • Model #: HD-LC4.0U3
  • Item #: N82E16822165571
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  • $169.99
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FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Drives GreenDrive Pro 2TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5" External Hard Drive GDP2000EU
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  •  Blazing fast 150MB/s eSA...
  • Cache: 32MB
  • Dimensions: 7.75" x 4.5" x 1.38"
  • Weight: 2.4 lbs.
  • Features: Pre-formatted NTFS
  • Model #: GDP2000EU
  • Item #: N82E16822207017
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  • $114.99
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Toshiba newegg TOSHIBA Canvio Desk 5TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive HDWC250XK3J1 Black
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  •  High capacity storage in...
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  •  Fits your space and safe...
  • RPM: 7200 RPM
  • Cache: 32MB
  • Average Seek Time: 10.5ms
  • Dimensions: 167mm(H) x 129mm (L) x 42mm (W)
  • Model #: HDWC250XK3J1
  • Item #: N82E16822149522
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  • $229.99
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Seagate newegg Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT5000100
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  •  Includes easy-to-use bac...
  •  Features mobile backup u...
  •  Automatically save photo...
  • Dimensions: 6.22" x 4.88' x 1.73"
  • Model #: STDT5000100
  • Item #: N82E16822178501
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  • $259.99
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Buffalo Technology newegg BUFFALO DriveStation 3TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive HD-LC3.0U3
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  •  Use with Time Machine to...
  •  USB 3.0 support with USB...
  •  Unique design reduces no...
  • Features: USB 3.0 support with USB 2.0 backward compatibility Use with your PC or Mac computer for file storage and backup Stand upright or lay flat for easy placement and efficient use of space Unique design reduces noise for quiet operation Eco-friendly operation shuts the hard drive down when the connected computer is turned off Plug-and-play connectivity provides easy setup and use Boost PC performance and enhance your digital life with Buffalo Tools Back up your files on your Windows PC with Buffalo Backup Utility Use with Time Machine to back up your Mac computer
  • Package Contents: DriveStation USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Quick Setup Guide USB 3.0 Cable AC Adapter Warranty Statement
  • Model #: HD-LC3.0U3
  • Item #: N82E16822165570
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  • $119.99
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Western Digital newegg My Book Duo 6TB dual-drive, USB3.0  high-speed premium RAID storage Model WDBLWE0060JCH-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: 4.8lbs
  • Features: Optimized for the fastest possible data transfer rates Massive capacity for all your valuable data Hardware RAID optimizes speed and protection User-selectable RAID 0/1 or JBOD lets you select for more speed, data protection or two independent drives Local, cloud and system-level backup options to protect your data Keep your private stuff private with password protection and hardware encryption Expand storage and charge mobile devices with the two extra USB 3.0 ports Configure, manage and diagnose your drive with integrated drive utilities Works out of the box with your Windows OS. Can be reformatted to work with Mac Complete with ultra-reliable WD Red drives with optimal performance in small RAID environments User-serviceable so you can replace or up...
  • Model #: WDBLWE0060JCH-NESN
  • Item #: N82E16822236729
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  • $379.99
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External Hard Drives

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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