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What is a hard drive? What is the best hard drive? Staples will help you decide which hard drive is right for you, and with our price match gurantee, you can shop with confidence. Hard drives can be small, portable and powered by the same cable used to transfer data. Hard drives can also be larger and intended to sit on your desktop, typically with larger capacities and requires the use of an included AC power adapter. Both of these types of drives are typically used as external peripherals with your computing device, and are commonly called external hard drives. Hard drives are also commonly found inside your computer, storing your operating system (OS), applications and other data. These types of hard drives are great for upgrading internal storage capacity on your laptop or desktop, commonly known as internal hard drives.
Hard drives are all MAC and PC compatible. So there are no hard drives that are specifically Mac hard drives and PC hard drives. However, some hard drives come pre-formatted, such as hard drives for MAC, so that you can simply plug and play. Whatever hard drive you choose, you can always to choose to format a hard drive, making it compatible with your PC or MAC computer.
Find the hard drive you need from brands you trust. Staples offers hard drives from Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba, G-Tech, Lacie, Iomega and ioSafe. There’s no better way to protect your data than backing up with an hard drive from Staples.