Portable Hard Drives

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What is a portable hard drive?

A portable hard drive is a device that is connected to a computer by USB and is used to store data, files and information. With storage capacities of up to 4TB, a portable hard drive can hold many more files than other storage devices and a computer internal drive. And, as it is small enough to fit in a pocket the device and its files can be taken anywhere and used with any computer.

An external hard drive is a useful piece of kit that can be used as additional storage, for backing up files and as your own personal cloud. And, by using portable hard drives, important media and files can be easily transported and shared with any device with a compatible connection.

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Toshiba Canvio Basics 3TB Portable External Hard Drive - Black

  • 3TB capacity
  • 2.5inch External Hard Drive
  • Interface USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Max transfer rate ~ 5.0 GBPS
  • Power USB bus power (max 900mA)

£84.98 inc. vat

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£70.81 ex. vat

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QuickFind: 708295   |   Mfr part code: HDTB330EK3CA

Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB Portable External Hard Drive - Black

  • 2.5" External Harddrive
  • USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Max. transfer rate 5.0 Gbs
  • USB bus power
  • Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7

£68.99 inc. vat

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£57.49 ex. vat

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QuickFind: 664372   |   Mfr part code: HDTB320EK3CA

Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive

  • 1 TB capacity
  • 2.5" external hard drive
  • Interface USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Max transfer rate ~ 5.0 Gbps
  • Power USB bus power (max. 900 mA)

£47.98 inc. vat

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£39.98 ex. vat

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QuickFind: 664373   |   Mfr part code: HDTB310EK3AA

Maxtor M3 1TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive

  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • SuperSpeed (Max): 5.0Gb/s
  • Powered By USB
  • Compatible with Windows 10/8/7/Vista, Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later...

£47.98 inc. vat

£39.98 ex. vat

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QuickFind: 746376   |   Mfr part code: HX-M101TCB/GM

Intenso 1TB Portable External Hard Drive

  • USB 3.0 backwards compatible with USB 2.0
  • 1TB of storage
  • Black casing
  • USB cable included
  • Powered via USB

£46.54 inc. vat

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£38.78 ex. vat

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QuickFind: 412327   |   Mfr part code: 6021560

Seagate Expansion 1TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive

  • Simple add-on storage for your PC
  • USB 3.0 and 2.0 connectivity
  • 2 year warranty

£49.95 inc. vat

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£41.62 ex. vat

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QuickFind: 709704   |   Mfr part code: STEA1000400

Maxtor M3 4TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive

  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • SuperSpeed (Max): 5.0Gb/s
  • Powered By USB
  • Compatible with Windows 10/8/7/Vista, Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later...

£105.86 inc. vat

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£88.21 ex. vat

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QuickFind: 746384   |   Mfr part code: HX-M401TCB/GM

Transcend 1TB Storejet Portable Hard Drive

  • USB 3.0
  • 2.5" Drive
  • 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty

£53.32 inc. vat

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QuickFind: 474412   |   Mfr part code: TS1TSJ25H3P

Maxtor M3 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive

  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • SuperSpeed (Max): 5.0Gb/s
  • Powered By USB
  • Compatible with Windows 10/8/7/Vista, Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later...

£69.70 inc. vat

£58.08 ex. vat

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QuickFind: 746382   |   Mfr part code: HX-M201TCB/GM

Maxtor M3 500GB Portable Hard Drive

  • External Hard Drive
  • 500GB
  • USB 3.0
  • 3 years warranty

£38.87 inc. vat

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£32.39 ex. vat

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QuickFind: 757738   |   Mfr part code: HX-M500TCB/GMR

LaCie Rugged 2TB Thunderbolt + USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive

  • Shock and drop resistant up to 2 m in non-operating mode, conforming to...
  • Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Compatible with PC & Mac
  • 2 year warranty

£153.26 inc. vat

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£127.71 ex. vat

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QuickFind: 758652   |   Mfr part code: STEV2000400

Seagate 1TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

  • Protect your files with automatic backup for PC and mobile
  • 12.1mm slim metal design
  • USB 3.0 and 2.0 connectivity
  • Compatible with PC & Mac

£55.52 inc. vat

£46.26 ex. vat

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QuickFind: 614163   |   Mfr part code: STDR1000202

WD My Passport AV-TV 1TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive for TV

  • Perfect for high-quality TV recording
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity
  • USB powered
  • Can be used as a standard portable drive with a PC

£65.39 inc. vat

£54.49 ex. vat

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QuickFind: 639104   |   Mfr part code: WDBHDK0010BBK-EESN

Toshiba Canvio Basics 500GB Portable External Hard Drive - Black

  • 500GB capacity
  • 2.5" portable hard drive
  • USB 3.0
  • Max transfer rate ~ 5.0 Gbps
  • No software installation

£38.93 inc. vat

£32.44 ex. vat

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QuickFind: 662454   |   Mfr part code: HDTB305EK3AA

WD My Passport 2TB Portable Hard Drive - Black

  • Portable Hard Drive
  • 2TB
  • USB 3.0
  • 2-year limited warranty

£74.69 inc. vat

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£62.24 ex. vat

£70.42save £8.18
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QuickFind: 758883   |   Mfr part code: WDBYFT0020BBK-WESN

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Reliability Built In

Of course if you are entrusting your digital files to an external hard drive you need to know they will be safe. So choosing the right device is essential. And, here at Ebuyer, we have a wide range of hard drives from the biggest names in tech. For example Western Digital produce a number of reliable and high capacity drives as do Buffalo and Toshiba amongst others.

Why Use A Portable Hard Drive?

There are a few reasons but, unsurprisingly, the main reason for using a portable hard drive is that it can be taken anywhere. These drives are extremely lightweight and can be easily stored in a laptop bag or rucksack making it easy to take large amounts of data with you wherever you go

Which brings us onto the next big plus point. Portable hard drives can store huge amounts of data and have storage capacities of up to 4 terabytes. But for most users 500gb will be more than enough.

Drives of this size can easily store tens of thousands of photos and tunes and they can be purchased for very low prices here on Ebuyer.com. In fact buying an external hard drive can be a much cheaper option than paying for the same amount of cloud storage.

Security is always a concern with any important digital files and many portable hard drives can encrypt stored data and the drives themselves can be password protected. Continuing the theme, sensitive data or favourite media can be backed up or copied on to portable hard drive. The device can then be safely stored in a safe or secure cupboard ready to be retrieved if the original files are lost.

Fast Transfer

Transferring data between a computer and a portable hard drive is a quick and easy process.

Simply connect the drive and it will be instantly recognised by the computer. Files can then be dragged and dropped onto the portable hard drive. And, with USB 3.0 as well as Firewire connections available, files will be transferred at lightning speed.