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Seagate Expansion Desktop 8TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, Black (STEB8000100)Seagate Expansion Desktop 8TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, Black (STEB8000100)
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129.99
Item #2446221
Model #STEB8000100
  • 8TB external desktop drive
  • Easy and simple to use drag and drop file storage
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Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, Black (STEL8000100)Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, Black (STEL8000100)
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164.99
Item #2431915
Model #STEL8000100
  • Desktop drive in black features 8TB storage capacity and PC and Mac compatibility
  • Uses USB 3.0 for ultra-fast data transfer and works with USB 2.0 ports on older machines
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Seagate 3.93 8TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, 2.4 (STGG8000400)
192.49
Item #IM18W3005
Model #STGG8000400
  • White colored 8TB external hard drive is compatible with Xbox One and Xbox One S gaming console
  • Interface/ports: USB 3.0
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Fantom Drives 8TB, External Hard Drive, Brushed Black (GF3B8000EU)
279.99
Item #IM1ZP0781
Model #GF3B8000EU
  • 8TB External hard drive is compatible with PC and Mac
  • Interfaces: one USB 3.0, eSATA
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LaCie d2 Professional 8TB, External Hard Drive, Black (STHA8000800)
258.49
Item #IM15UV025
Model #STHA8000800
  • Desktop drive features 8TB storage capacity and PC and Mac compatibility
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface with a data transfer rate of 240MB/s to provide fast communication speeds
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Fantom Drives 8TB FireWire 800 External Hard Drive, Black (GF8000QU3)Fantom Drives 8TB FireWire 800 External Hard Drive, Black (GF8000QU3)
329.99
Item #IM1ZM6210
Model #GF8000QU3
  • 8TB External hard drive is compatible with PC and Mac
  • Interfaces: one USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s), two FireWire 800 (800 Mbps), one FireWire 400 (400 Mbps), one eSATA-300 (3 Gb/s)
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LaCie 2big RAID 8TB, External Hard Drive, Black (STHJ16000800)
687.99
Item #IM16HZ062
Model #STHJ16000800
  • features 8TB storage capacity and PC and Mac compatibility
  • Dimensions: 8.54"H x 4.65"W x 3.67"D
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Home and business users with massive data storage needs should consider an 8TB external hard drive for backups or general storage. These products combine ease of use, convenient connectivity options and security features that simplify data management and ensure personal info is safe. They also have sufficient space to meet the demands of an entire family or a small business.

Connectivity and Communication Options

USB 3.0 is the most commonly used connection for external hard drives. This technology is compatible with Apple OSX, Microsoft Windows, Linux and other operating systems as well as most desktop and laptop computers. It combines high data-transfer speeds with simple plug-and-play operation. Drives with USB 3.0 connections send and receive data at speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second, depending on the model chosen and the connected computer. They're also backward compatible with earlier USB specifications so that they can connect to older hardware too.

Some 8TB external hard drives offer additional connectivity features. Thunderbolt drives give Mac users a high-speed data option that's compatible with Apple hardware, and products with Ethernet ports simplify sharing data with multiple devices. Some networked drives also include software to backup data to cloud storage, and Android and iOS apps provide mobile devices with direct access to drive storage too.

Space for Everything

Whether you're a movie or music lover, an administrator managing backups for multiple computers or a parent with media-hungry kids, an 8TB external hard drive has the space you need to store all your data. That's enough room to hold up to 133,280 hours of MP3 music, which is about 15 years of continuous audio. It will also store more than 2.5 million photos, 2000 hours of DVD-quality movies or years of business records.

Managed Data Storage

Keeping backup archives, photo albums and music organized is a challenging task, and most large external hard disks come with software that simplifies the job. Backup applications let users archive files according to a pre-arranged schedule, or the program can continuously monitor source data and automatically copy files as they change. These programs are often included on the external hard drive, so they're always available. Applications with features such as data migration and drive cloning give advanced users and administrators tools that simplify new machine installations or crash recovery. They also have easy-to-use interfaces that walk users through the backup creation process, so everyone can be sure their data is safe.

Secure Space for Sensitive Data

External hard drives offer several layers of protection for stored data. Ruggedized cases and built-in shock absorbers protect drives from bumps and drops, and AES hardware encryption keeps information private if it falls into the wrong hands. Drives with RAID capabilities can mirror data across multiple disks, simplifying the recovery process and ensuring data integrity in the event of a hardware failure. Products designed for business use include advanced security features, such as epoxy-coated components that prevent physical intrusion and keypad locks to ensure only authorized users can access stored data.

External drives combine reliable and secure storage with easy-to-use backup software and simple connectivity. Find 8TB external hard drives to meet any need at Staples.