Best external hard drive for video editing [2020 Guide]

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best black friday external hdd ssd deals

Even though SSDs took over from HDD as the most convenient storage devices, hard drives are still alive and kicking. Mostly because of their more affordable price. But it’s that time of the year again, and these prices are even lower now!

So, if you’re looking to buy a new external HDD for your computer this Black Friday, we created a list of the best deals to get right now,  Black Friday season. So, you can pick what you like.

Note: Deals are subject to change. Keep in mind that the price tag may vary as some of the discounts may no longer be available by the time you’ve made your purchasing decision. So, hurry up and hit the buy button.


External HDDs

Seagate Portable 4TB External Hard Drive USB 3.0

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This is a great deal for Black Friday that can be found on Amazon. The price/memory space ratio is just awesome. This external HDD has instant plug-and-play and the USB 3.o USB port is backward compatible with USB 2.0. Move easily your files by dragging-and-dropping them on/from this external HDD.

Western Digital 4TB Black My Passport


Western Digital offers an elegant-looking external hard drive, with massive 4TB of storage. My Passport also offers some additional handy features, like WD Backup technology, and password protection and hardware encryption. USB 3.0/2.0 compatible.

Seagate Expansion 1TB


Ultra-portable Seagate Expansion offers 1TB of storage and a slim design that lets you put this HD even in a bigger pocket. The drive also supports SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for fast file transfer and is compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

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Toshiba Canvio Advance


Toshiba Canvio Advance offers storage and pricing options for everyone’s needs and wallet. You can choose from the 1TB, 2TB or 3TB options. The hard drive is also compatible with Toshiba Storage Backup and Security software to keep your data safe.

Silicon Power Armor A60


If you’re looking for durability, the Silicon Power Armor A60 is one of the best options you should consider. Apart from being hardly-destructible, this hard drive is also water resistant, so you don’t have to worry about damaging it.

You can choose from various storage options (1-5TB), and also use it on other devices, because the Armor A60 is also compatible with Xbox One, and other consoles.

— RELATED: 7 best external hard drives with cloud access and bonus storage


Western Digital Elements


If additional storage space for your PC is what you’re looking for, look no further than WD Elements. This massive external hard drive offers 8TB of storage space, along with fast data transfers through USB 3.0. Of course, this is the least portable hard drive on the list, as it’s the size of a bigger mini-PC.

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Seagate Backup Plus


Seagate Bacup Plus is a great portable external hard drive. It’s not the most capable one in terms of storage space, as it offers ‘just’ 2TB, but if portability is what you’re looking for, this external hard drive is a great option.

That’s about it. As you can see, there are hard drives that suit up everyone’s needs, and we’re sure you’ve found something you like already. So, why don’t you share that with us in the comments below?


Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to show the most accurate deals and prices.