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Seagate newegg Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT5000100
  (2)
  •  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
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $249.99
  • $9.99 Shipping

Imation newegg Memorex SlimDrive 500 GB 2.5" External Hard Drive - Black
  •  USB 3.0
  •  2.5"
  • Package Contents: Package Contents: SlimDrive Hard Drive USB Cable
  • Parts: 2 Year
  • Model #: 99087
  • Item #: N82E16822132053CVF
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $76.99
  • $7.34 Shipping

LaCie newegg LaCie Porsche Design P'9220 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive 301998 Silver
  (3)
  •  301998
  •  USB 3.0
  •  2.5"
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 77mm x 15mm
  • Weight: 240g
  • Features: The Ultimate Blend of Design and Performance Porsche Design Form, LaCie Function Accelerate Your Backup with USB 3.0 Safe, Strong, and Aluminum User-friendly Software Suite Included Computer with a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 Check www.lacie.com/usb3mac for USB 3.0 Mac compatibility Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
  • Package Contents: LaCie Porsche Design P'9220 USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0-compatible) Quick Install Guide Complete Software Suite: LaCie Private-Public, Backup Assistant, Eco Mode, Wuala
  • Model #: 301998
  • Item #: N82E16822154539CVF
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $79.99
  • $6.99 Shipping

VERBATIM newegg Verbatim Store n Go 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive 97656 Hot Pink
  •  97656
  •  USB 3.0
  •  2.5"
  • Features: Compact, portable drive features a sleek finish SuperSpeed USB 3.0 increases transfer speed up to 10x faster than USB 2.0 100% compatible with USB 2.0 ports Includes Nero BackItUp & Burn software* Includes Verbatim\'s Green Button energy-saving software Features Verbatim\'s Formatter software, allowing users to easily format the drive to either FAT32 or NTFS (or FAT32 to HFS+ for Mac version), based on their own requirements. (*Software compatible with Windows operating systems only)
  • Model #: 97656
  • Item #: N82E16822215080CVF
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $84.99
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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
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $99.99
  • $84.99
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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
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $99.99
  • $89.99
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Seagate newegg Seagate Expansion 1TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV1000100 Black
  •  STBV1000100
  •  USB 3.0
  •  3.5"
  • 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 support 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 #: STBV1000100
  • Item #: N82E16822178115CVF
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $89.99
  • $6.99 Shipping

Buffalo Technology newegg BUFFALO 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive USB 3.0 HD-LB1.0TU3 Black
  •  HD-LB1.0TU3
  •  USB 3.0
  • Dimensions: 1.5 in x 7.5 in x 4.8 in
  • Weight: 2.1 lbs.
  • Features: Data Transfer Rate: 5.0 Gbps (SuperSpeed USB) Power Source: Included AC adapter Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
  • Model #: HD-LB1.0TU3
  • Item #: N82E16822165274CVF
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $97.99
  • $7.86 Shipping

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
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $109.99
  • $99.99
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Toshiba newegg TOSHIBA Canvio Desk 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive HDWC120XK3J1 Black -Retail
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  •  USB 3.0 port required fo...
  •  Available USB 3.0 or USB...
  •  Formatted NTFS for Windo...
  • RPM: 5700 RPM
  • Cache: 32MB
  • Average Seek Time: 14ms
  • Dimensions: 6.57" x 5.08" x 1.65"
  • Model #: HDWC120XK3J1
  • Item #: N82E16822149388
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $129.99
  • $99.99
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Toshiba newegg TOSHIBA Canvio Desk 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive HDWC130XK3J1 Black -Retail
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  •  USB 3.0 port required fo...
  •  Available USB 3.0 or USB...
  •  Formatted NTFS for Windo...
  • RPM: 5700 RPM
  • Cache: 32MB
  • Average Seek Time: 14ms
  • Dimensions: 6.57" x 5.08" x 1.65"
  • Model #: HDWC130XK3J1
  • Item #: N82E16822149389
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $129.99
  • $99.99
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VERBATIM newegg Verbatim Store 'n' Go 97395 Hard Drive
  • $99.99
  • $6.99 Shipping

Imation newegg Imation Apollo Expert M300 Hard Drive
  •  M300
  •  USB 3.0
  • $103.99
  • $7.34 Shipping

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
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $149.99
  • $109.99
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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
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $109.99
  • $9.99 Shipping

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
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $149.99
  • $109.99
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Buffalo Technology newegg BUFFALO DriveStation Axis Velocity 1TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive HD-LX1.0TU3 Black
  •  HD-LX1.0TU3
  •  USB 3.0
  •  3.5"
  • Dimensions: 7.5" x 4.8" x 1.5"
  • Weight: 2.1 lbs.
  • Features: SuperSpeed USB 3.0 + 7200 RPM +TurboPC EX Hardware Disk Encryption Compatible with USB 2.0 Works with PC (NTFS and HFS+ support) and Mac Fanless Design Time Machine Compatibility
  • Model #: HD-LX1.0TU3
  • Item #: N82E16822165440CVF
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $109.99
  • $7.99 Shipping

FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Drives GreenDrive Pro 2TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5" External Hard Drive GDP2000EU
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  •  Fully RoHS compliant no ...
  •  eSATA and USB 2.0 interf...
  •  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
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $114.99
  • $12.85 Shipping

FANTOM DRIVES newegg Fantom Drives GForce3 Pro 2TB USB 3.0 7200RPM External Hard Drive GF3B2000UP
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  •  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
  • Item #: N82E16822510022
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $139.99
  • $119.99
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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
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $119.99
  • $12.06 Shipping

LaCie newegg LaCie Rugged Triple USB 3.0 500GB USB 3.0 / 2 x Firewire800 2.5" External Hard Drive 301982
  (4)
  •  301982
  •  USB 3.0 / 2 x Firewire80...
  •  2.5"
  • RPM: 5400 RPM
  • Dimensions: 5.7" x 3.5" x 1"
  • Weight: 0.57 lbs.
  • Features: Enhanced speed and connectivity AES 256-bit encryption protection Drop-resistant up to two meters
  • Model #: 301982
  • Item #: N82E16822154546CVF
  • Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
  • $119.99
  • $6.99 Shipping

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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