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Apricorn Aegis Padlock 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, Gray (A25-3PL256-500)
173.19
Item #IM1NW5002
Model #A25-3PL256-500
  • 500GB
  • Host interface: USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1)
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Fantom Drives 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, Brushed Black (FRM500)Fantom Drives 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, Brushed Black (FRM500)
74.79
Item #IM1ZM6211
Model #FRM500
  • 500GB external hard drive
  • Black aluminum and silicone design
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Fantom Drives 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, Brushed Black (FRM500P)
84.89
Item #IM1ZM6212
Model #FRM500P
  • 500GB External hard drive
  • Aluminum enclosure, silicone shock resistant cover, brushed black finish
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Apricorn Aegis Padlock Fortress 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, Gray (A25-3PL256-500F)
200.99
$200.99
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Kanguru Interactive Media Corporation Dba Solution 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, Black (KDH3B-500)
177.19
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DataLocker 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, Black and Silver (DL500V3)
242.99
$242.99
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IronKey Basic H300 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, Black (MXKB1B500G5001-B)IronKey Basic H300 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, Black (MXKB1B500G5001-B)
216.99
Item #IM11V4737
Model #MXKB1B500G5001-B
  • 500GB external hard drive
  • Design: Secure, color: Black, material: High-strength aluminum
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Seagate Ultra Touch 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, Black (STJW500401)Seagate Ultra Touch 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, Black (STJW500401)
164.99
Item #24460142
Model #STJW500401
  • Portable drive in black features 500GB storage capacity and PC compatibility
  • Uses USB 3.0 for ultra-fast data transfer and works with USB 2.0 ports on older machines
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IronKey DataLocker 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, Black/Silver (MXKB1B500G5001FIPS-E)IronKey DataLocker 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, Black/Silver (MXKB1B500G5001FIPS-E)
342.29
Item #IM11V4740
Model #MXKB1B500G5001FIPS-E
  • 500GB external hard drive
  • Design: Secure, color: Black & Silver, material: High-strength aluminum
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IronKey DataLocker 500GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive (MXCA1B500G4001FIPS)
483.99
Item #IM11V4725
Model #MXCA1B500G4001FIPS
  • Provides sufficient storage capacity of 500 GB for your computer
  • Get connected via USB 2.0 for fast data transfers, making it ideal for anyone working on the go
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An external hard drive takes file storage capabilities to the next level. Available in capacities starting at 128GB all the way up to a massive 48TB and higher, these devices hold far more data than the average flash drive or rewritable disc. Choose between a traditional external hard drive/HDD that operates just like a computer's internal storage, or opt for a solid-state drive/SSD that delivers even faster and quieter performance. Staples carries desktop and portable HDDs and SSDs by top storage companies like Western Digital, Seagate, DataLocker and LaCie.

500GB External Hard Drives are Portable and Convenient

Desktop-oriented external hard drives work well for home computer use. Set them anywhere on a desk for hassle-free access to system backups and storage of larger media files. A portable 500GB external hard drive provides streamlined convenience when taking data on the road. External drives let you transfer and share work projects, movies and music; most are compatible with both Macs and PCs. Their compact design allows you to tuck them safely into a carrying case, laptop bag or carry-on luggage for peace of mind during long trips. Wireless drives are ideal when traveling to locations without Internet access. Using a personal Wi-Fi network tied to the drive, up to three mobile devices within signal range can enjoy streaming entertainment without maxing out cellular data limits.

USB 3.0 Technology Provides Quick and Reliable Backups

Powered by USB technology, external hard drives connect to a computer without the need for additional power cables or special software. USB 3.0 drives offer maximum data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gb/s, many also backward compatible with USB 2.0 technology that can transfer files at speeds of up to 480 Mb/s. Most drives allow for simple drag-and-drop file copying, or offer optional software that can schedule backups when and where they're needed, whether onto an external drive or into cloud-based storage that can be accessed anywhere.

Ruggedly-Built Drives for the Toughest Customers

For fans of adventure and active lifestyles, a more rugged external hard drive is an excellent choice. Many drives are available with a water, dust and shock-resistant design that can withstand the elements, no matter how hard you work or play. Some 500GB external hard drive models feature removable bumpers that protect data even after a hard drop of up to 5 feet.

Encrypted Drives Offer Military-Grade File Protection

When only top-tier file security will do, select external drives that provide features like military-grade 256-bit AES hardware encryption, FIPS 140-2 validation, real-time antivirus scanning and password protection. In the case of loss or theft, some encrypted drives will automatically wipe data after multiple failed access attempts, meaning medical files, banking information and trade secrets will remain safely hidden from prying eyes. With encrypted 500GB external hard drives on hand, companies can rest assured everything is properly backed up and highly secure.

When it's time to move files to a new computer or run a backup before the next operating system upgrade, turn to Staples for a broad range of external hard drives to suit every data storage need.