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LaCie 5TB Rugged USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C External Hard Drive

LaCie 5TB Rugged USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C External Hard Drive

B&H # LASTFR500080 MFR # STFR5000800

Key Features

  • 5TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C Interface
  • Up to 130 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
  • Bus Powered
$16999
Reg. $179.99
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Samsung 2TB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Black)

Samsung 2TB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Black)

B&H # SAMUPA2T0BAM MFR # MU-PA2T0B/AM

Key Features

  • 2TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.1 Type-C and Type-A Connections
  • Up to 540 MB/s Data Transfer Rate
  • USB Type-C & USB Type-A Cables Included
$22999
Reg. $249.99
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SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable USB 3.1 Type-C External SSD

B&H # SAE6002TBG25 MFR # SDSSDE60-2T00-G25

Key Features

  • 2TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.1 Type-C Interface
  • Up to 550 MB/s Read Speeds
  • Bus Powered
$22999
Reg. $379.99
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Samsung 1TB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Black)

B&H # SAMUPA1T0BAM MFR # MU-PA1T0B/AM

Key Features

  • 1TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.1 Type-C and Type-A Connections
  • Up to 540 MB/s Data Transfer Rate
  • USB Type-C & USB Type-A Cables Included
$12999
Reg. $139.99
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Seagate 14TB Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

B&H # SESTEB140004 MFR # STEB14000400

Key Features

  • 14TB Storage Capacity
  • Micro-USB 3.0 Port (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
  • USB 2.0 Compatible
  • Drag-and-Drop Files
$25999
Reg. $274.99
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Seagate 8TB Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

B&H # SESTEB800010 MFR # STEB8000100

Key Features

  • 8TB Storage Capacity
  • Micro-USB 3.0 Port (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
  • USB 2.0 Compatible
  • Drag-and-Drop Files
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$13499
Reg. $164.99
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LaCie 2TB Rugged USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C External Hard Drive

B&H # LASTFR200080 MFR # STFR2000800

Key Features

  • 2TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C Interface
  • Up to 130 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
  • Bus Powered
$10999
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WD 2TB Elements Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

B&H # WEBU6Y0020BW MFR # WDBU6Y0020BBK-WESN

Key Features

  • 2TB Storage Capacity
  • Micro-USB 3.0 Interface
  • Includes Micro-USB to USB Type-A Cable
  • Preformatted for Windows
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$5999
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WD 5TB My Passport USB 3.2 Gen 1 External Hard Drive (2019, Black)

B&H # WEBPKJ0050BB MFR # WDBPKJ0050BBK-WESN

Key Features

  • 5TB Capacity
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • 256-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
  • Bus-Powered, No External Power Required
$10900
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LaCie 4TB Rugged USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C External Hard Drive

B&H # LASTFR400080 MFR # STFR4000800

Key Features

  • 4TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C Interface
  • Up to 130 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
  • Bus Powered
$15999
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SanDisk 2TB Extreme PRO Portable SSD V2

B&H # SAE812TB MFR # SDSSDE81-2T00-G25

Key Features

  • 2TB Total Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C
  • Up to 2000 MB/s Read & Write Speeds
  • Bus Powered
$32999
Reg. $479.99
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WD 10TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

B&H # WEBWLG010HBK MFR # WDBWLG0100HBK-NESN

Key Features

  • 10TB Storage Capacity
  • Micro-USB 3.0 Interface (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
  • AC Powered
  • USB 2.0 Compatible
$19999
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Seagate 10TB Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

B&H # SESTEB100004 MFR # STEB10000400

Key Features

  • 10TB Storage Capacity
  • Micro-USB 3.0 Port (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
  • USB 2.0 Compatible
  • Drag-and-Drop Files
$19999
Reg. $214.99
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Seagate 14TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive with USB Hub

B&H # SESTEL140004 MFR # STEL14000400

Key Features

  • 14TB Storage Capacity
  • 1 x Micro-USB 3.0 (Micro-B 10-pin) Port
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A Ports
  • Up to 160 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
$24999
Reg. $284.99
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LaCie 2TB Rugged Mini USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

B&H # LARMD2 MFR # LAC9000298

Key Features

  • 2TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 Interface
  • Up to 130 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
  • Bus Powered
$8999
Reg. $99.99
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SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable USB 3.1 Type-C External SSD

B&H # SAE6001TBG25 MFR # SDSSDE60-1T00-G25

Key Features

  • 1TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.1 Type-C Interface
  • Up to 550 MB/s Read Speeds
  • Bus Powered
$13999
Reg. $199.99
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WD 8TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

B&H # WEBWLG0080HB MFR # WDBWLG0080HBK-NESN

Key Features

  • 8TB Storage Capacity
  • Micro-USB 3.0 Interface (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
  • AC Powered
  • USB 2.0 Compatible
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$14999
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Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Slim USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)

B&H # SESTHN2000B MFR # STHN2000400

Key Features

  • 2TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Bus Powered
  • Plug-and-Play
$6299
Reg. $82.49
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WD 5TB Elements Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

B&H # WEBU6Y0050BB MFR # WDBU6Y0050BBK-WESN

Key Features

  • 5TB Storage Capacity
  • Micro-USB 3.0 Interface
  • Includes Micro-USB to USB Type-A Cable
  • Preformatted for Windows
$9999
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WD 4TB Elements Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

B&H # WEBU6Y0040BW MFR # WDBU6Y0040BBK-WESN

Key Features

  • 4TB Storage Capacity
  • Micro-USB 3.0 Interface
  • Includes Micro-USB to USB Type-A Cable
  • Preformatted for Windows
$8999
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Samsung 1TB T7 Portable SSD (Titan Gray)

B&H # SMMUPC1T0TAM MFR # MU-PC1T0T/AM

Key Features

  • 1TB Capacity
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Interface
  • PCIe NVMe Technology
  • Read Speeds up to 1050 MB/s
$14999
Reg. $169.99
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SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable SSD V2

B&H # SAE611TB MFR # SDSSDE61-1T00-G25

Key Features

  • 1TB Total Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • Up to 1050 MB/s Read Speed
  • Up to 1000 MB/s Write Speed
$15999
Reg. $249.99
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G-Technology 6TB G-DRIVE USB G1 USB 3.0 Hard Drive

B&H # GT0G03674 MFR # 0G03674-1

Key Features

  • 6TB Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Type-B Port (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
  • Up to 226 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
  • AC Powered
$19995
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WD 4TB My Passport USB 3.2 Gen 1 External Hard Drive (2019, Black)

B&H # WEBPKJ0040BB MFR # WDBPKJ0040BBK-WESN

Key Features

  • 4TB Capacity
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • 256-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
  • Bus-Powered, No External Power Required
$8952
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Samsung 2TB T7 Portable SSD (Titan Gray)

B&H # SMMUPC2T0TAM MFR # MU-PC2T0T/AM

Key Features

  • 2TB Capacity
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Interface
  • PCIe NVMe Technology
  • Read Speeds up to 1050 MB/s
$36999
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WD 8TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

B&H # WEWDBBGB0080 MFR # WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN

Key Features

  • 8TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Includes AC Adapter
  • 256-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
$14999
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WD 14TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

B&H # WEBWLG014HBK MFR # WDBWLG0140HBK-NESN

Key Features

  • 14TB Storage Capacity
  • Micro-USB 3.0 Interface (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
  • AC Powered
  • USB 2.0 Compatible
$29999
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WD 14TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

B&H # WEBBGB0140HB MFR # WDBBGB0140HBK-NESN

Key Features

  • 14TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Includes AC Adapter
  • 256-Bit AES Hardware Encryption
$27999
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WD 1TB Elements Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

B&H # WEBUZG0010BW MFR # WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN

Key Features

  • 1TB Storage Capacity
  • Micro-USB 3.0 Interface
  • Includes Micro-USB to USB Type-A Cable
  • Preformatted for Windows
$4799
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LaCie 5TB Rugged Mini USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

B&H # LASTJJ500040 MFR # STJJ5000400

Key Features

  • 5TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 Interface
  • Up to 130 MB/s Data Transfer Speed
  • Bus Powered
$15999
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External Hard Drives

An external hard disk drive is a standalone storage device that provides additional space for your data. You can use it to backup important files from your computer's internal hard drive and to transfer files between computers. It has a larger storage capacity than other external storage devices, like USB drives and memory cards.


Portable vs. Desktop External Hard Drives

A portable external storage drive is smaller and lighter than a desktop model. It's a compact unit that houses a 2.5-inch hard drive in a protective enclosure. Desktop external hard disks have bigger housings, and usually use larger 3.5-inch hard drives. You can turn the internal hard disk in your old laptop (2.5-inch) or desktop PC (3.5-inch) into an external storage unit with the right hard drive enclosure.

Another difference between desktop and portable external hard drives is their power sources. Portable units are bus-powered. This means that they draw power with the same USB cable used for transferring data. Desktop units have separate AC adapters and draw more power. Hard drive arrays are another class of external storage devices. These have two or more drive bays for 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hard disks. They serve as network-attached servers and support RAID levels that help them prioritize data redundancy, transfer speed, and storage capacity.


What's the Difference Between SSD and HDD?

A USB external hard drive can store files on a solid-state drive or a hard disk drive. While HDDs record data on spinning platters, SSDs use flash memory chips. With no moving parts, SSDs are faster and more durable. They’re also quieter and use less power. However, HDDs are more affordable and available in higher capacities.

Some brands offer SSDs in multiple form factors. For example, you can find 2.5-inch (direct replacement for laptop HDDs), M.2, and PCIe solid state drives in the HP hard drive line. Note that you need a 2.5-inch SSD and a 2.5-inch drive enclosure to build a SATA external hard drive. SATA, or Serial ATA, is a high-speed bus interface for connecting storage devices like HDDs and SSDs to computer motherboards. An external SATA (eSATA) drive enclosure connects a SATA HDD or SSD to a computer via USB.


Consider Speed When Selecting External Storage Drives

The overall data transfer speed of an external storage device depends on the speed of the drive used and the speed of the connection between the drive and your computer. Connection interface options for external drives include USB 2.0, 3.0, and 3.1, as well as eSATA and Thunderbolt. USB 3.0 external hard drives are 10 times faster than models with USB 2.0.

Most brands offer hard disks in two drive speeds: 5400 and 7200 rpm. Each type has its merits. For example, if you’re looking for a portable Toshiba hard drive, pick one with a 5400 rpm HDD. It has a lower power draw and is quick enough for everyday use. Pick a model with a 7200 rpm HDD if you regularly transfer large files and need a desktop external drive.


Keep important files safe by regularly backing them up onto an external hard disk. Find the right one, including fast SSD options, in the extensive selection of external storage devices at B&H Photo and Video.

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