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The UK's best hard drive deals all in one place. Now with internal, external and SSD and updated for December!
The UK's best hard drive deals all in one place. Now with internal, external and SSD and updated for December!

The UK's best hard drive deals all in one place. Now with internal, external and SSD and updated for December!

This post contains the best prices available for each drive from the major retailers. This should take all the pain out of tracking down the best place to buy, whether you're looking for a specific drive, or just want the best price per GB!

If your Xbox One is tacking a battering from Halo MCC, GTA V and AC Unity, it's probably time to buy new external drive. Alternatively, if you consider yourself part of the PC Master Race and the Steam sale is taking it's toll, you'll find plenty of options for SSD and internal drives to fill too!

If you've seen my previous post, the format is the same. The lists below are in capacity/price order. In brackets you'll find the retailer and the code to paste into their website search box to find the drive.

I've also included a TL;DR version at the bottom, for those of you that just want the absolute best price per capacity without all the fuss.

Basic portables (2.5" USB powered):
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500GB - Verbatim (Pink) - £29.99 (Staples - WW-410004)
500GB - Toshiba Basics - £32.98 (Dabs - 9QTBWS00)
500GB - Seagate Expansion - £34.99 (Amazon - B0084LZIB8)
500GB - WD Elements - £39.99 (Currys/PC World - 054515)

1TB - Seagate Expansion - £44.99 (Amazon - B0093RFBO6)
1TB - Toshiba Basics - £44.99 (Dabs - 9QTCWS00)
1TB - Samsung M3 - £45.99 (Dabs - 88GQWS00)
1TB - WD Elements - £48.21 (Amazon - B00CRZ2PRM)

2TB - Seagate Expansion - £64.99 (Amazon - B00ILALU9G)
2TB - Samsung M3 - £68.99 (Amazon - B00FZU9JYI)
2TB - WD Elements - £74.98 (Currys/PC World - 060298)
2TB - Toshiba Canvio - £69.99 (Dabs - 9QTDWS00)

Premium portables (2.5" USB powered):
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1TB - WD Passport Ultra (4 colours) - £53.98 (Dabs - 8QH2WS00)
1TB - Seagate Backup Plus Slim (4 colours) - £54.99 (Currys/PC World - 074975)

2TB - Seagate Backup Plus Slim (4 colours) - £74.99 (Currys/PC World - 082281)
2TB - WD Passport Ultra - £79.99 (Dabs - 8QH9WS00)

4TB - Seagate Backup Plus Fast - £199.16 (Amazon - B00IGSB2ZK)
4TB - WD Passport Pro - £293.63 (Amazon - B00IZFX5OA)

Wireless portables (2.5" USB powered with Wi-Fi streaming):
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500GB - Seagate Wireless Plus - £89.99 (Amazon - B00K67ECDI)

1TB - Seagate Wireless Plus - £109.99 (Amazon - B00AZIRNP2)
1TB - WD My Passport Wireless - £139.99 (Argos - 323/5724)

2TB - Seagate Wireless Plus - £139.99 (Amazon - B00K67ECWE)
2TB - WD My Passport Wireless - £182.39 (WD Store - WDBDAF0020BBK)

Basic desktop (3.5" main powered):
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2TB - Samsung D3 - £56.98 (Dabs - 8NVWWS00)
2TB - Seagate Expansion - £59.98 (Amazon - B0084LZI5Y)
2TB - WD Elements - £59.99 (Currys/PC World - 096450)

3TB - Samsung D3 - £74.98 (Dabs - 8NVXWS00)
3TB - Seagate Expansion - £78.99 (Amazon - B0084LZJ1M)
3TB - WD Elements - £79.99 (Currys/PC World - 096447)

4TB - Seagate Expansion - £94.99 (Amazon - B00BP5RL10)
4TB - Samsung D3 - £104.98 (Dabs - 997YWS00)
4TB - WD Elements - £109.99 (Currys/PC World - 102447)

5TB - Seagate Expansion - £109.99 (Amazon - B00JV1YQY0)
5TB - WD Elements - £163.00 (eBuyer - 662764)

Premium desktop (3.5" mains powered):
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2TB - WD My Book - £67.99 (Currys/PC World - 096689)

3TB - Seagate Backup Plus - £84.99 (Argos - 143/4709)
3TB - WD My Book - £86.99 (Currys/PC World - 102441)

4TB - Seagate Backup Plus - £114.99 (Currys/PC World - 094702)
4TB - WD My Book - £119.99 (Currys/PC World - 103158)

5TB - Seagate Backup Plus - £167.99 (Amazon - B00IT2K1QE)

6TB - WD My Book - £216.73 (Dabs - 9ND3WS00)

Basic single-bay NAS (3.5", ethernet, mains powered):
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2TB - Seagate Central - £84.00 (Amazon - B00BP5RJ76)
2TB - WD My Cloud - £99.00 (Currys/PC World - 067809)

3TB - Seagate Central - £109.99 (Amazon - B00BP5RJRG)
3TB - WD My Cloud - £119.99 (Currys/PC World - 067974)

4TB - Seagate Central - £144.99 (Amazon - B00BP5RKIE)
4TB - WD My Cloud - £149.00 (Currys/PC World - 076812)

6TB - WD My Cloud - £299.99 (Currys/PC World - 096690)

Internal HDD 2.5"
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500GB - HGST - £29.99 (eBuyer - 668553)
500GB - Toshiba - £32.53 (Amazon - B0077IQ0AM)
500GB - WD Blue - £32.99 (Amazon - B00C9TECFO)
500GB - Samsung - £35.00 (eBuyer - 413778)
500GB - Seagate - £36.50 (Amazon - B007R00RYU)
500GB - WD Black - £39.95 (Amazon - B00DSUTWMQ)

1TB - WD Blue - £43.00 (eBuyer - 393482)
1TB - Seagate - £44.95 (Amazon - B007NVGWV0)
1TB - Toshiba - £44.99 (eBuyer - 393828)
1TB - Samsung M8 - £46.00 (Amazon - B0053YLTBC)

2TB - Samsung M9T - £83.99 (eBuyer - 660084)

Internal Solid State Hybrid drive 2.5"
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500GB - Seagate Laptop SSHD - £44.87 (eBuyer - 480300)
500GB - Toshiba - £59.81 (Amazon - B00J3P4SFQ)

1TB - Seagate Laptop SSHD - £67.97 (Amazon - B00BHRWHNI)
1TB - Toshiba - £68.59 (Amazon - B00J33ES8A)

Internal SSD 2.5"
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120GB - Kingston V300 - £39.45 (Amazon - B00A1ZTZOG)
128GB - Crucial M100 - £52.08 (Amazon - B00KFAGD88)
120GB - HyperX - £59.20 (Amazon - B007R67FNA)
120GB - Samsung 840 - £59.69 (Amazon - B00E3W15P0)
128GB - Crucial M550 - £60.99 (Dabs - 99QYWS00)
128GB - Samsung 850 Pro - £90.38 (Amazon - B00LMXBN78)

240GB - Kingston V300 - £71.98 (Dabs - 8F77WS00)
256GB - Crucial M100 - £79.00 (Amazon - B00KFAGCWK)
250GB - Samsung 840 - £91.50 (Amazon - B00E3W1726)
240GB - HyperX - £93.69 (Amazon - B007R67FTY)
256GB - Crucial M550 - £108.72 (Dabs - 99QZWS00)
240GB - SanDisk Extreme Pro - £120.97 (Amazon - B00KHRYRNM)
256GB - Samsung 850 Pro - £136.61 (eBuyer - 657563)
240GB - Intel 730 - £149.00 (eBuyer - 623898)

512GB - Crucial M100 - £149.98 (Amazon - B00KFAGCUM)
480GB - Kingston V300 - £156.39 (Amazon - B00FXJWO5C)
500GB - Samsung 840 - £156.45 (Amazon - B00E3W19MO)
512GB - Crucial M550 - £189.99 (Amazon - B00IRRDHVW)
480GB - HyperX - £194.28 (Amazon - B007R9N0O0)
480GB - SanDisk Extreme Pro - £207.57 (Amazon - B00KHRYRLY)
512GB - Samsung 850 Pro - £249.90 (Amazon - B00LF10KTO)
480GB - Intel 730 - £264.99 (Amazon - B00IXI7054)

1TB - Samsung 840 - £274.49 (Amazon - B00E3W16OU)
1TB - Crucial M550 - £331.74 (Amazon - B00IRRDHW6)
960GB - SanDisk Extreme Pro - £358.18 (Amazon - B00KHRYR0U)
1TB - Samsung 850 Pro - £459.58 (Amazon - B00LJ3PYFS)

Internal HDD 3.5"
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1TB - WD Blue - £39.99 (Amazon - B0088PUEPK)
1TB - Seagate - £42.57 (Amazon - B006GAK6EI)
1TB - Toshiba - £44.99 (eBuyer - 393828)
1TB - WD Green - £47.00 (eBuyer - 321341)
1TB - WD Purple - £48.42 (Amazon - B00IMPO5VU)
1TB - WD Black - £55.50 (Amazon - B00FJRS6FU)

2TB - Seagate - £61.00 (eBuyer - 319641)
2TB - WD Purple - £70.12 (Amazon - B00IMPO5MO)
2TB - WD Red - £71.98 (Amazon - B008JJLZ7G)
2TB - WD Black - £95.99 (Amazon - B00FJRS628)

3TB - Toshiba - £74.98 (Dabs - 8TZLWS00)
3TB - Seagate - £81.28 (Amazon - B006KCX0UE)
3TB - WD Green - £83.00 (eBuyer - 260668)
3TB - WD Red - £87.00 (Amazon - B008JJLW4M)
3TB - WD Purple - £89.84 (Amazon - B00IMPO5N8)
3TB - WD Black - £133.00 (eBuyer - 579047)

4TB - Seagate - £112.59 (Amazon - B00B99JU4S)
4TB - WD Green - £112.99 (Amazon - B00EHBEUZO)
4TB - WD Red - £128.60 (Amazon - B00EHBERSE)
4TB - WD Purple - £130.27 (Amazon - B00IMPO5OW)
4TB - WD Black - £164.93 (Amazon - B00FJRS5BA)

Internal Solid State Hybrid drive 3.5"
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1TB - Seagate Desktop SSHD - £58.99 (Dabs - 8XSLWS00)
2TB - Seagate Desktop SSHD - £79.99 (Dabs - 8XSMWS00)
4TB - Seagate Desktop SSHD - £124.99 (Amazon - B00FQH7MQ2)

Have you found any of these even cheaper? Please drop it in the comments and I'll update the list!

204 Comments

nice one, any chance you could add what USB version the portables are?
Thx
S

you forgot msata

cold

(only joking)

Original Poster

sprucejuice

nice one, any chance you could add what USB version the portables are?ThxS



All the portables in the list are USB 3.0 (but are backwards compatible too!)

Original Poster

tanked

you forgot msatacold(only joking)



Oh you...

Cheers Dude!:)

No hitachi 3.5 or toshiba 3.5?

Heat for the work op

muchos gracias op

Cheaper here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Slimline-Portable-Hard-Drive/dp/B00FZU9JYI

WD 2TB for £64.97: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WESTERN-DIGITAL-WD-Elements-Portable-Hard-Drive-2TB-Black-New-/111544713836?pt=UK_Computing_HardDrives_RL&hash=item19f895426c

Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Slim £69.99 ebay.co.uk/itm…573?pt=UK_Computing_HardDrives_RL&hash=item3ce96829f5

ebay.co.uk/itm…979?pt=UK_Computing_HardDrives_RL&hash=item3ce8e1e0a3

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/data-storage/portable-external-hard-drives/wd-my-passport-ultra-portable-hard-drive-2-tb-black-21807038-pdt.html

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/1587223.htm

staples.co.uk/my-…298


Edited by: "pablomalin" 16th Dec 2014

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booyaa

No deer

Vouchers at dabs at moment too

sooo no flamedeer?

No flamedeer this time round, i'll keep trying hahaa

No flame deer here

Hmm

Nice

heat for the effort cheers OP

Thanks for the update

No flamedeer

cheers

Tempted to go for a hybrid this time round, seems like they're competitive for price vs storage

Cold not a "MEGATHREAD"

there has to be some deer here.... come on babies, come to mama!

Where the flamedeer? I've missed all of them so far tonight!

PS. Good effort, OP!
Edited by: "Canary0500" 16th Dec 2014

The list is not pointless Pablo, a lot of buyers will see the list in one place, then go an compare [just like you just did] come back and post "hey I found it cheaper" and the OP will update the list, when and if he/she can

As an example, I actually forgot to get a couple of 5TB expansions last time, as could not find the single thread, now I just look in once place, have a search and buy if not cheaper|better deal elsewhere..

£149 in list above, forgot to buy them at £119, just got reminded by this thread to find them, bought them for £119, happy camper ;-)

Just got an evergreen

overblown title that means sod all as deals change daily.....

Heat for the time/effort...

That must have taken you ages, great post mate. Heat from me

GrantG182



Whats wrong with seagate?

Excellent

marvelous

thebuyer

Whats wrong with seagate?


What's right with Seagate?

great thread.

Heat, mainly because of the effort!

Cheers!

Good work Gem, have some heat bud
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