Put down that screwdriver; you don’t need to open your machine and replace the internal hard drive to increase its storage. As external hard disk drives (HDDs) are getting more inexpensive each year, they prove to be wiser investments to store huge amounts of data compared to their internal counterparts.
2 terabyte worth of storage hits the sweet spot between just-enough capacity and reasonable pricing. But this begs the question: what exactly do you need in an external hard drive? Comb through this list to find out which of these external hard drives delivers your needs.
With the plethora of games made available for the PlayStation, the built-in storage drive on the PS4 just isn’t going to cut it. That’s where the budget-friendly WD My Passport 2TB comes in.
Design-wise, the WD My Passport is stylized to look a lot like the PS4 console so it will be a fitting addition to your PlayStation gaming rig. More importantly, with its USB 3.0 compatibility, the transfer of games and files to and from the drive is speedy.
Sporting a reversible USB Type-C connector, the LaCie 2TB Porsche Design hard drive connects to your MacBook without a hitch. Its all-aluminium enclosure makes it a sight to behold with its slim dimensions that further boosts its portability. This LaCie HDD also comes in gold and rose gold colour variations to match your MacBook. Clocking a transfer speed of up to 5 Gbps, your files will be ready in the drive in a flash.
Designed exclusively for the Xbox, the Seagate Game Drive for Xbox is the perfect companion to your Xbox One in terms of its consistent colour scheme and easy compatibility. Its plug-and-play feature makes the setup process straightforward so your drive will be ready to store your favorite games in no time. This hard drive has compact dimensions which means that you can bring along your library of 50 games anywhere, anytime.
The lack of bells and whistles on the WD Elements translates into a simplistic nature of this hard drive, making it compatible with all sorts of devices. This should be good news for avid gamers who enjoy gaming across all platforms. Be it PC, Xbox or PlayStation; your days of seeing the message, “Not enough space” are over. Apart from that, the hard drive will fit right into any gaming set-up with its slim and compact design.
All it takes is plugging the WD My Cloud into your Wi-Fi router and you can store, organize and control the data from all of your devices in just one centralized location. For those of you being constantly on-the-go, you can make use of the My Cloud Home mobile app, desktop app or MyCloud.com for remote access to the data.
Besides that, it boasts great transfer speeds for smoother storing of large files. It even operates quietly so you can leave it in your living room and you won’t even realize it’s there.
If you have eSATA-enabled DVR and are looking for more storage space for your recordings, then look no further than the BUSlink 2TB External HDD. It hosts an eSATA connection, making it viable as a DVD Expander.
With its 2TB of storage, you can record and store up to 500 hours of high definition content and 2000 hours of standard definition content. Its metal alloy aluminium casing is not only sleek in appearance but has the added function of efficient heat dissipation.
Capturing CCTV footage round the clock may mean that the data in the internal built-in storage of your surveillance system is being overwritten frequently to make room for current footage. Avoid this dilemma with the Seagate SKYHAWK 2TB Surveillance Hard Drive.
The drive is technically an internal hard drive but once placed in an appropriate HDD enclosure, it transforms into an external drive. Thanks to its SATA interface, the SKYHAWK can be easily connected to network video recorder (NVR) security camera systems to give you the much-needed added storage.
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