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The best Cyber Week external hard drive deals for 2020

We’re in the thick of the best online shopping season of the year with plenty Cyber Week deals still on the table, but with the second day of Cyber Week now behind us, time is running out to score a discounted external hard drive before the holidays arrive. If you’re in need of some cheap storage for all your digital photos, videos, work files, and other goodies, then lot of the best brands (from Western Digital and Seagate to Samsung and others) are still on sale right now at the lowest prices you’ll see until 2021.

These extended Cyber Week external hard drive deals are joined by all sorts of other still-ongoing Cyber Week bargains on computers, gaming equipment, and mobile devices. So once you’ve narrowed down which external hard drive you want (our buying guide below can help you with that), be sure to jump on it before these deals dry up for good.

Best Cyber Week external hard drive deals

One of the hottest sales today is a Seagate 2TB hard drive deal going on at Amazon. See more discounts below:

Need a tough, portable SSD for less than 100 bones? This one offers high-speed storage on the go with a hard, shock-proof shell, speeds of up to 1,050MBps, and a modern USB-C port.
If you need some more storage space than most portable HDDs can provide, this 4TB Seagate One Touch punches well above its weight in the storage department.
With a rugged housing surrounding a 1TB HDD, the LaCie mini portable hard drive lets you take your digital treasures anywhere without worry.
Store a small truckload of files with this 4TB hard drive, perfect for working professionals with an archive's worth of documents or the small-time indie multimedia users with a number of videos.
This SSD puts 480GB of storage in the palm of your hands and is the most affordable option in its category.
The Western Digital Easystore portable external hard drive is a powerful upgrade to any storage, and with 4TB to back you up, it's a great add-on to your computer that you can take on the go.
Store all your photos, videos, and important files with the Seagate One Touch external hard drive. This one has 2TB for everything you need, quadrupling what most laptops can afford to store.
If you want a reliable hard drive option, the WD Easystore 8TB is a great and heavy-duty option if you've got more documents and files than you know what to do with.
Can't get rid of your favorite games from the past few years? The Seagate 4TB game drive lets you store all your files and saves, with enough room to let you make new memories with new games.
This external hard drive with 6TB of storage capacity is an excellent option for all your file needs, packing an immense amount of space in one small package.
This downsized and super-portable solid state drive doesn't just offer high-speed data transfers thanks to its USB-C connectivity, it's also one of the most pocket-friendly SSDs on the market.
With a 500GB capacity, the Samsung T7 is a rugged pocket-sized external SSD that gives you some extra space for just about anything you need to store.
Beef up your storage space so you can save as much files as you need. This 8TB hard drive is compatible with the PC, Xbox, and PS4.
If you want server-like storage capacity on a simpler NAS setup with storage already included, the WD My Cloud Pro offers a whopping 20TB of space and great speed for a very nice price.
The G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile hard drive is a great add-on to any desktop, compatible with both Macs and Windows, with this one having 4TB of space for all your important files.
SanDisk's 4TB Extreme Portable SSD lets you write fast in a high-capacity portable drive that's perfect for creating amazing content or capturing incredible images.
If you aren't sure about the efficacy of WD or Seagate, G-Technology's got you covered with its G-DRIVE external hard drive, offering 4TB of space that you can use to back up your files.
With four drive bays, 4GB of onboard DDR4 RAM, and a quad-core processor, the Asustor NAS enclosure has all your network-attached storage needs covered.
The WD My Passport is a reliable hard drive in any situation, and with 5TB of storage, you can comfortably store all your important files without any problems.
If your computer's a bit lacking in the storage department, the 2TB Seagate Expansion drive is the perfect solution, capable of adding a large amount of space for the heavy-duty user.
With the high performance of WD Black, this hard drive will make sure none of your media stutters and will give you the best chance at preventing data corruption.
Samsung T7 is the SSD to beat, with a built-in fingerprint sensor that lets you secure your data, industry-leading speed, and a shock-resistant exterior. This bundle includes a 128GB flash drive.
Back up all your important files and access them anywhere with the Buffalo LinkStation NAS enclosure. It even comes with a 2TB hard drive pre-installed so it's ready to go out of the box.
If you've got enough files to overload nearly ten laptops, the 8TB Seagate HDD is enough to keep your documents safe and backed up, so you never have to worry about data loss.
When your PC's storage isn't enough, this portable 2TB My Passport Ultra external hard drive by Western Digital is a must-have.
The SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable SSD enables you to write fast in a high-capacity portable drive that's ideal for producing amazing content or capturing incredible images.
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This is a high-performance, sturdy SSD that comes with a shock-resistant exterior and 500GB of storage, which should be enough for whatever you need to carry.
If you aren't in the market for a pricey external hard drive, this 1TB Easystore from Western Digital is a great budget-friendly choice for that small boost in storage without breaking the bank.
The WD 1TB My Passport Ultra Silver Portable External Hard Drive HDD has an innovative style with refined metal cover and password protection with 256-bit AES hardware encryption.
If you want an enormous amount of space in one compact package, the G-Technology 10TB G-DRIVE external hard drive is great at saving files, space, and — with this discount — cash too.

How to choose an external hard drive

There are still a lot of very appealing Cyber Week external hard drive deals to choose from right now — so many, in fact, that the choice can be overwhelming. What you really need to ask yourself is which one best suits your needs. Are you often on the go without fast Wi-Fi and want to bring all your files with you when traveling, even if that trip is just to a nearby café? Will your external hard drive mainly be for gaming? How much space do you need, and will that change over time? External hard drives range from 1TB pocket drives that fit right in your pocket to 12TB backup monuments that are meant to sit under your desk and stay there. To help you decide, we’ve laid out the best external hard drives from which to choose.

Your first decision is the size of storage versus portability. For the latter, we love the Samsung T5 SSD, which packs a huge amount of storage into a tiny, portable design. If you’re dealing with some older machinery, and you want something that can handle USB A and B connections, we prefer the SanDisk Extreme Pro as a top of the line lightweight external drive. And if you’re more professional, and perhaps your needs include lightning-fast video storage, there’s the Western Digital My Book Duo, which can store up to 28TB. Ask yourself if you need to move data around regularly, as in from one computer to another (home to work for example) or if you’re working with one primary machine.

Next, you need to ask yourself what you’ll be using this hard drive for. Is it just for storage? In this case, your decision is pretty simple, and you can go back to figuring out just what size is right for you. But, if you have a job (or hobby) where you are regularly reading and writing to your external drive (many professionals, like architects, engineers, photographers, and video editors are doing this constantly), you have more to consider. For one, you’ll essentially want something with high read and write speeds. Part of this decision is SSD versus HDD (SDD tends to be more reliable, smaller, faster, sturdier, and more expensive). While a contemporary HDD can be pretty fast, with 7,200 rpm being the standard, some are still limping along at 5,400 rpm, so double-check what speed you’re getting. Regardless, SSD drives measure their random access times in microseconds rather than milliseconds, so they tend to be way faster.

Additionally, you’ll want to consider the drive’s connectivity. If it doesn’t have the current USB 3.0 technology, you might want to give it a second look. An older connection can bottleneck speeds of even the faster SSD or HDDs, and you don’t want to cut your read and write speed off at the legs.

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