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A reliable external hard drive can serve as an efficient way to store all your pictures and videos safely. Image Credit: Unsplash/Siyuan Hu

Do you want your pictures and videos at your fingertips, rather than up in the cloud? Or do you need more space for your video game collection? Today’s external hard drives are a great solution. With a whole range of storage capacities and prices, they are portable, reliable and safe – perfect for any home. In our curated list, we share only the best high-capacity devices, from 8TB to 4TB, to ensure you always have space for your growing digital library. Get these devices, which are on sale, as early as tomorrow with Amazon Prime.

1. Western Digital Book 8TB Desktop Hard Drive 

Don’t worry about losing valuable data any more, with this massive 8TB capacity hard drive. If you work with a lot of videos and pictures, or need a storage facility for your home office, this desktop hard drive will serve you well. Schedule full system back-ups using the Acronis True Image WD Edition software. It’s compatible with Windows and Mac, and has password protection. The Digital Book is known for its durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability, and it’s easy on the eyes, too.

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2. Seagate 6TB Backup Plus Hub 

This great device isn’t just a portable hard drive with 6TB storage capabilities – it’s an all-in-one data hub. This means you can use it as a recharging station for your phones and other devices, back up documents, photos, and videos, and manage all your USB-connected devices in one place. The USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect and charge two devices even if your computer is off. With cross-platform compatibility, reliability and speed, it’s a great option for every home.

3. WD 5TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive, Black 

Western Digital’s (WD) My Passport drive is exactly as you would expect – slim, stylish and portable. With a storage capacity of up to 5TB, you can ensure all your content, from photos and videos to music and documents, never gets lost. The drive has WD Backup software that can be set to automatically back up important files from your system, and its encrypted password protection system ensures no one can use it without your permission. You can even connect directly to social networks through the WD Discovery software, and organise life’s best moments.

4. Seagate 5TB One Touch Portable Hard Drive 

If you’re looking for a hard drive that’s small enough to slip into your laptop bag, but big enough for all your storage needs, this is the one to consider. With plenty of room to grow, the Seagate One Touch hard drive packs 5TB of serious space for your digital library. Compatible with USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.0 and both Windows and Mac computers, it offers customisable back-up options, file protection, and rescue data recovery services. It even has folder mirroring capabilities, so you can just drop your files right into the designated folder, and forget about them, because you know they are safe and sound.

5. Toshiba 4TB Canvio Advance Portable Hard Drive 

As stylish as it looks, this Toshiba hard drive is a high-performance solution for all your storage needs. Available in three different colours (white, red, and black), the device is powered by USB 3.2 Gen 1 technology – so it’s much faster than USB 3.0, but still compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0 devices. With its storage backup software and user-friendly interface, backing up content is easy, and with Toshiba Storage Security and password protection, you can always be assured your data is safe.

6. Western Digital Black 4TB P10 Gaming Hard Drive 

Give your video game console or PC a performance-enhancing tool – this top-tier external hard drive is built specifically for gamers who are looking to save their game library in a portable device. The WD P10’s 5TB hard drive can save up to 125 games, so you never have to choose which to save and which to delete, when you need to make room for new games. Its portability and durability gives you the ability to take your library with you anywhere – just plug in and log on. With optimised speed boosts and expansion, it’s the perfect Game Drive to suit your needs.

7. Seagate Game Drive for PS4, Black/Blue 

Another great option for video game storage, this Seagate Game Drive can make room for more than 100 titles, with 4TB of space. The device delivers no-lag performance and is easy to intall, plug in and play. With USB 3.0 connectivity, you don’t need a power cable to connect with it. The best part? It’s small and sleek, so it’s travel ready, meaning you never have to be away from your games ever again.

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