Backing up your work, your data and your important files is essential. It’s like insurance, things very rarely go wrong so badly you lose everything, but when it does, it goes wrong in a big way. Outside of those instances, external hard drives are incredibly useful for when you need extra storage but don’t need a new computer, plus they’re portable, so good for work. At Techscheme We’ve put together a list of some of the best external hard drives from our partners at Apple and Currys; with Techscheme, you can save up to 12% off their listed prices – even in the sales!
SAMSUNG T5 External SSD - 1 TB
The Samsung T5 is one of the most expensive externals you can get, this is largely because that’s where we’re currently at in the market with solid state drives (SSD). Thankfully, it’s also one of the best. It has great data transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s so that even large files like 4K video can be transferred quickly and easily. It fits in the palm of your hand for easy portability, has no moving parts and is incredibly durable, so it’ll survive a drop of up to 2 meters.
It also comes ready with management software for PC and Mac, is password protected and comes with hardware encryption – so it’s very secure. Beyond all that, it also comes with a three-year guarantee from Currys, so you know you’re safe for a while.
WD My Cloud Home NAS Drive - 4 TB
This big external drive is great for communal use. With network-attached storage (NAS) you can access and save files from any device on your network. It lets you set up individual accounts so that each of your family members or flatmates can have some private storage space. With the My Cloud Home app so that files from your mobile can be easily accessed from your laptop or tablet without the need for wires.
It will also back-up your data automatically and you won't need to worry about the kids messing around with it as it comes with a 2-year guarantee.
SEAGATE Backup Plus Ultra Slim Portable Hard Drive - 2 TB
The Seagate Backup Plus is great for those who need extra storage, in fact, it will handle up to 500,000 songs, 320,000 photos or 240 hours of video. It’s a fantastic storage device for creatives with a lot of media. It’s just 9.6mm wide which makes it really easy to take back and forth to work, or wherever else you might be travelling.
It comes with Lyve software to automatically order your files so that if you can't quite remember whether you took a picture with your camera or phone, they’ll all be listed in one place. There are also automatic backup features and it comes with a 2-year guarantee.
WD Elements Portable Hard Drive - 1 TB
Lastly, the WD Elements hard drive. It’s a no-frills, plug-in-and-play device for those on a slightly smaller budget. The USB 3.0 connection allows for data transfer speeds of 5GB/s whilst the 1TB storage size is ample for most users. It has a robust design with shock absorption features that make it great for carrying around without fear. Currys offer a 2-year guarantee with the drive.
These are just a few great options for external storage, whether you’re backing up or just have to work with a lot of large files you’ll find what you need here. At Techscheme you can save up to 12% and spread the cost over up to 3 years on all your tech needs, even on top of sale prices.