An external hard drive can be useful for almost any profession. Whether you are a creative, photographer, filmmaker, or digital artist, an external hard drive can be connected to your computer via a USB or other interface to provide additional storage capacity. They’re often used for data transfer, archiving and perhaps most importantly, backing up your valuable data.

External hard drives come in a range of capacities, from a few gigabytes to several terabytes, and can be powered by a USB connection or an external power supply. Some external hard drives also include additional features such as encryption, password protection, and automatic backup software.

First things first, it's best to look at the data you have and decide what would be most appropriate. Do you have large files? Do you need a fast transfer speed? Do you need your data to be encrypted? We’ve put together this page to discuss what we have on offer, the types of hard drives and the best brands.