Fantastic online deals on external hard drive and storage devices

Buying computer hardware is no easy task, there are just so many PC parts suppliers that it’s difficult to separate the legitimate dealers from the guys who are just trying to make a quick buck. When you look for something like an external hard drive for sale, you are bombarded with so many variations and brands that it becomes a challenge to find the right one. Computer hardware is expensive and as a result, you don’t want to buy the wrong product. A good idea is to use something like a classifieds website that has multiple brands and dealers in the same place. If you are looking for an external hard drive for example, you will be able to see goods from multiple dealers and you will be able to compare different external hard drive prices and specs. Why not use a Junkmail.co.za to source your computer parts?

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Not all devices are created equal, and unless you are very familiar with computer hardware, you might have a difficult time finding out just how unequal they really are. In this article, we will be concentrating on external hard drives, the best brands in South Africa to look out for, their prices and specs. Then we will show you some great deals on Junkmail.co.za. If you are trying to find the perfect external hard drive then this article will definitely help.

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Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive (5TB)

When you think portable storage, you think Seagate. It’s synonymous with creating top quality, durable storage devices that are compatible with just about any kind of device. The 3.5 inch Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive has a ton of space and is a relatively inexpensive. It will cost you around R3,759.00 which is not bad for 5TB of space.

The external hard drive for sale has a special piece of driver software that makes it work with both Mac and Windows right out of the box. Many hard drives need to be reformatted when you cross over to another operating system. It’s built very solidly but it is quite big. It’s slightly bigger than your standard 3.5 inch drives but this has been done to make the drive durable, which is a tradeoff that we can accept.

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The Seagate Backup Plus Desktop external hard drive uses a micro-USB 3.0 port and a power port. The drive Seagate includes a standard USB 3.0 cable and a small power adapter. (The device is not bus-powered and requires a separate power adapter to work.)

The drive has been designed with multiple ventilation and it comes with dashboard software that can back up files from your social networks and your smartphone. Install the free app on your Android or Apple phone, and you can then set up automatic backups to your drive over Wi-Fi or the Seagate cloud.

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So this drive is the best for people who are looking to get the most out of their money. It’s not conducive for travelling so it’s best used as a secondary backup for your stationary PC.

• Capacity: 5TB
• Interface: USB 3.0
• Format: 3.5 inch
• Warranty: 1 year
• Typical Weight: 950g
• Price: R3,759.00

Here are some Seagate external hard drives for sale on Junk Mail:

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Toshiba 2TB Canvio USB 3.0 external hard drive

Toshiba has been making great hard drives for a long time and their latest edition is the tiny 2TB Canvio. This 2.5 inch external hard drive uses a USB 3.0 connection. The 2TB Canvio is preloaded with Pogoplug and NTI Backup Now EZ. This software allows you to access the Toshiba 2TB Canvio remotely and backup your data remotely as well.

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This hard drive is ridiculously small. It is roughly the same size as a packet of cigarettes and fits quite comfortably in the palm of your hand. It’s built in a sealed, durable plastic container that only weighs about 180 grams. This is the smallest hard drive on our list.

If we have anything bad to say about these devices, it’s that the performance isn’t quite up to scratch. It performs at about 10 percent lower speeds than other hard drives in its class. This might not sound like a big issue but if you are copying a lot of data in one go then this lapse in performance can become a problem.

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In conclusion, this drive is perfect for people on the move. It fits into your pocket and it doesn’t need an external power source, it runs directly from the USB port. It may have less than satisfactory copying speed but if you aren’t going to be copying large amounts at the same time, this shouldn’t be an issue. It’s also very reasonably priced. The devices comes in at R 1,299.00.

• Capacity: 2TB
• Interface: USB 3.0
• Format: 2.5 inch
• Warranty: 3 years
• Typical Weight: 180g
• Price: R 1,299.00.

Some Toshiba external hard drives for sale on Junk Mail:

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WD (Western Digital) My Passport Ultra

In terms of getting the most storage space from the smallest device, the WD My Passport Ultra cannot be beaten. This is another tiny storage device that can fit inside the palm of your hand and weighs even less than the previous devices (153 grams).

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It has a Micro-USB 3.0 port used for both data and power connection and is built from durable plastic that houses the device. The new My Passport Ultra comes with programs like WD Backup, WD Security, WD Utilities applications. The only issue with the software is WD backup can’t backup the entire computer system. You want this feature so you can restore the system in case you need to replace the hard drive of the computer. You can only backup designated system files.

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In terms of performance, the new My Passport Ultra is quite fast. Via USB 3.0, it registered the sustained copy speed of 110MBps for writing and 117MBps for reading. This is very good in comparison to its competition.

This is a full feature drive with all the bells and whistles. It has speed, durability, performance and great encryption software.

• Capacity: 2TB
• Interface: USB 3.0
• Format: 2.5 inch
• Warranty: 3 years
• Typical Weight: 153g
• Price: R2,565.60

Western Digital external hard drives for sale on Junk Mail:

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Samsung M3 4TB

The Samsung M3 is one of the most advanced hard drives you will find on the market. It offers, by far, the highest storage density compared to any hard disk drive currently for sale today. The device is housed in a funky plastic casing. It has an indicator LED and a flat USB 3.0 connector.

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The hard drive performs exceptionally well, its 5400PM portable drive is the fastest on our list. It has a three year warranty and quite a few programs that come with the drive. The main program is the Samsung Drive Manager which comprises of AutoBackup and SecretZone, a data protection solution.

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There isn’t much to fault in the hard drive. If you need to store a lot of data and you need something reliable to retrieve it from, this is the answer.

• Capacity: 4TB
• Interface: USB 3.0
• Format: 2.5 inch
• Warranty: 3 years
• Typical Weight: 235g
• Price: R3,005.00

Samsung external hard drives for sale on Junk Mail:

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Transcend 1TB Military-Grade Shock Resistance

This next hard drive is a little something different. Transcend has gone to great lengths to design an external hard drive that can really take a beating. The Military-Grade, Shock Resistant casing has been specially designed and tested to keep the hard drive operating even after a big fall. It utilises a 3-stage shock protection system. It has a non-slip rubber casing on the outside. A hard casing on the inside and an internal hard drive suspension damper which stops the drive from moving around in the case.

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It has a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface which makes file sharing easy. It also have very high transfer speeds of up to 90 MB/s
It comes with Transcend’s Elite data management tools that help you manage your data. You can perform back-ups, compress files and use the hard drive as a digital lock for your computer. It’s even equipped with an extremely convenient One Touch auto-back-up. When you press this button it automatically backs up everything on your device to the Transcend cloud.

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• Capacity: 1TB
• Interface: USB 3.0
• Format: 2.5 inch
• Warranty: 1 year
• Typical Weight: 218g
• Price: R936.00

Transcend external hard drives for sale on Junk Mail:

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Once you have reviewed our list of brilliant external hard drives for sale, you can decide on a model that best meets your requirements. With a range of models on the market, it is easy to find one that fits your needs.

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