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Seagate Archive HDD Seagate Wireless Mobile Storage

113 Reviews
chip.com.tr - Recommendedtechreaction.net - GoldEphotozine - Recommendedferra.ru - Best Product

£88.06

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281g
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500GB
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Jan 2015

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Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro

248 Reviews
hw-journal.de - Recommendedtweaktown.com - Best Features Awardallround-pc.com - Recommended Productchip.com.my - Recommended

£145.28

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450g
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1TB
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Dec 2016

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A‑DATA HD710 Pro

11 Reviews
eteknix.com - Editor's Choicedarktech-reviews.com - Recommendedpcfoster.pl - Recommended

£43.49

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390g
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1TB
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Nov 2017

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Seagate DJI Fly Drive

79 Reviews
tweaktown.com - Best Features Award

£125.51

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217g
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2TB
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Jun 2017

81

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A‑DATA HD830

5 Reviews
tweaktown.com - Recommended

£100.66

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510g
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4.1TB
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Nov 2018

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Transcend StoreJet 25M3 ‑ 1Tb

£47.54

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185g
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1TB
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Sep 2011

82

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Buffalo DriveStation Velocity ‑ 2Tb

£73.28

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1kg
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2TB
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May 2013

83

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Seagate Expansion 3TB

£85.00

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1kg
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3TB
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Sep 2011

72

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ioSafe SoloPRO ‑ 2Tb

£443.67

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6.8kg
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2TB
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Apr 2015

72

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ioSafe SoloPRO ‑ 3Tb

£549.96

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6.8kg
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3TB
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Apr 2015

75

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Toshiba Canvio ‑ 1Tb

£47.99

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149g
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1TB
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Feb 2018

76

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Toshiba Canvio Basics ‑ 1TB

£40.98

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230g
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1TB
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Jul 2018

64

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Verbatim Store & Go ‑ 500Gb

£64.34

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140g
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500GB
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Jun 2015

73

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Verbatim Store & Go ‑ 1TB

£39.99

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198g
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1TB
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Jan 2012

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Toshiba Canvio Basics ‑ 750Gb

£36.48

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230g
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750GB
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May 2015

70

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Toshiba Canvio Basics ‑ 500Gb

£29.99

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230g
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500GB
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May 2015

79

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LaCie Rugged Triple ‑ 1Tb

£94.00

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100g
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1TB
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Jun 2016

78

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LaCie Rugged ‑ 1Tb

£85.55

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100g
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1TB
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Jun 2016

85

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Western Digital My Passport ‑ 2TB

£65.99

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250g
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2TB
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Jan 2018

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Western Digital My Passport ‑ 1Tb

£50.99

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170g
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1TB
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Jun 2012

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QHow is the capacity of hard drives measures?
AModern external hard drives are measured in gigabytes (Gb), which equates to approximately 1,000 megabytes (Mb). A single mp3 takes up about 3-4Mb, while a single picture takes 1-2Mb. Larger capacity drives are measured in terrbytes (Tb), where 1Tb = 1,000Gb.
QWhat security is available for external hard drives?
AMost hard drives lack any serious security options - however some have password protection to only allow authorised access. This can be a software password, or an actual physical keypad on the drive itself. Heavier degrees of security are available - including biometric fingerprint scanners, which will only unlock the data to someone with authorised fingerprints.
QHow are external hard drives powered?
AMost external hard drives are powered via USB, meaning they can be plugged directly into the computer and used from there. However some very large/powerful drives need too much power for USB alone, and will also require am external power supply to function properly.

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