Might we Expect any Deals on External Hard Drives for Black Friday 2017?
We think there is a good chance you can expect discounts on some external hard drives on Black Friday, but what models and how much is the question! Our analysis suggests that if there are any sales on WD external drives, they will likely be in the region of 5-20%. However, we think more modest discounts on Seagate devices are likely and are not expecting anything above 10% off. We could be wrong, so be sure to stay up to date with the latest external hard drive Black Friday deal news for 2017 by returning here!
External Hard Drives
An external hard drive is storage solution designed for portability, back up or as an external storage expansion unit. That said, if you plan to use an external HDD for portable storage, we recommend you look into SSD options. Not sure what the difference is? Find out more about SSDs and HDDs. Otherwise, check out some popular external hard drives for Black Friday 2017 below. We will be posting any Black Friday & Cyber Monday external hard drive deals we find on this page. However, make sure you check compatibility before you buy as not all drives are compatible with PC and Mac, whilst others may need reformatting.
Check out our Favorite External Hard Drives for Black Friday & Cyber Monday below.
Seagate Expansion External Hard Drive
The Seagate Expansion is a popular external hard drive, compatible with both USB 2.0 and 3.0. The device is available in 1 TB, 2 TB and 3 TB models.
Seagate Backup Plus External Drive
The Backup Plus is another popular external drive from Seagate, coming in a range of models. These include the Backup Plus Ultra Slim, Slim, Portable and Fast, ranging from 500 MB to 5 TB models. Seagate state they feature a max data transfer of 120 MB/s, upgraded to 220 MB/s in the Backup Plus Fast. Includes downloadable Seagate Dashboard software for backup.
WD Elements External Hard Drive
The WD elements is an external hard drive from popular data storage company Western Digital. It is available in a portable version that comes in 1, 2, 3 and 4 TB models, as well as a desktop version in a 4 TB model. The Elements is compatible with both USB 2.0 & 3.0 and comes with a free trial for the WD SmartWare Pro software.
WD My Passport Portable Hard Drive
The My Passport is another external HDD from WD that has a stylish design with a range of colors on offer. As it also features password protection and 256-bit AES hardware encryption, we think it is a better choice for storage on the move. The device comes in 1, 2, 3 and 4 TB models and includes WD Backup software. It is also available in an SSD version.