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The Best External Hard Drives under $440

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Western Digital

My Book 4 TB


From $98.24

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♥ Runner Up


Expansion Desktop


From $141.99

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Best for Photo and Video Pros in the Field


Rugged RAID Shuttle


From $431.99

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Western Digital My Book 4 TB

★ Top Choice
BUY NOW From $98.24


  • Trusted storage built with WD reliability.
  • Password protection with hardware encryption.
  • 3-year manufacturer's limited warranty.
  • USB 3.0 port; USB 2.0 compatible.
  • Auto backup with included WD Backup software and Time Machine compatibility.


  • ⊕ USB 3.

Seagate Expansion Desktop

♥ Runner Up
BUY NOW From $141.99


  • Please refer user guide below for better use.
  • Enjoy enormous desktop storage space for years to come for photos, movies, music, and more.
  • Setup is easy; Just connect the external hard drive to your Windows computer for automatic recognition no software required.
  • Enjoy long term peace of mind with the included 1 year limited warranty.
  • Designed to work with Windows computers, this external USB drive makes backup easy with a simple drag and drop.
  • Includes an 18 inch USB 3.0 cable and 18 Watts power adapter.
  • Built-in power management automatically ensures energy-efficient operation.


  • ⊕ 0 and 2.
  • ⊕ 0 ports.
  • ⊕ A reliable HDD.
  • ⊕ Good speeds for HDD.
  • ⊕ Compatible with USB 3.


  • ⊖ Slower than SSDs.
  • ⊖ Not the quickest HDD.


  • Storage: 8TB.
  • Connectivity: USB 3.0.
  • Sequential read speed: 146 MB/s.
  • Sequential write speed: 168 MB/s.

LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle

Best for Photo and Video Pros in the Field
BUY NOW From $431.99


  • Protect projects from unauthorized access with Rugged RAID Shuttle’s self-encrypting password system.
  • Easily configure RAID 0/1 using the step by step wizard to optimize the system for performance or redundancy.
  • Enjoy long term peace of mind with the included three year limited warranty including Rescue Data Recovery Services; Minimum free disk space: 600 MB recommended.
  • Includes a one month complimentary membership to Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps Plan for access to awesome photo and video editing apps.
  • Store, pack, and send out content like never before with 8TB of massive capacity in a Rugged external hard drive built uniquely flat for jam packed gear bags and shipping envelopes.


  • ⊕ Flat, easily mailable chassis.


  • USB Powered?: yes.
  • Capacity: 8 TB.
  • Spin Rate: 5400 rpm.
  • Warranty (Parts/Labor): 3 year(s).
  • Drive Type: External Portable.
  • System-Side Interface: Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0.
  • Cables Included: USB-C to USB-C, USB-C to USB-A.