External Hard Drives

Serious storage that draws on AC power to deliver capacity, flexibility, and performance for personal needs and professional workflows.

Why Use an External HDD?

Massive capacities up to 160TB1,*

Pro-grade speeds up to 1690MB/s2,*

Consumer speeds up to 260MB/s3,*

Options for RAID and NAS

*Applies to select models only.

External HDDs for Home Storage

Find reliable, high-capacity WD external hard drives for everyday use, from home media and family photos to creative projects and regular backup.

Easy backup

Simplify saving important files at home with password-protected storage and intuitive backup software4 on select WD external HDDs.

Ready for PC and Mac

WD external drives come ready to use with Windows® out of the box, along with options to work with your Mac device.

Highly compatible

Connect across USB generations to power workflows with flexible, high-capacity WD drives.

External HDDs for Creative Pros

From the editing bay to your on-set workstation, external hard drives from SanDisk Professional help power some of the most demanding creative endeavors out there.

Pro-grade performance

Power-packed with enterprise-class endurance and reliability for demanding creative projects.

Daisy-chain for days

Use Thunderbolt™ 3 on select drives to daisy-chain devices, so you can make your workstation even more efficient.

Ready for RAID

Streamline data redundancy, performance, and more with RAID compatibility on select external HDDs.

External HDDs for Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Bring the cloud to you with WD and QNAP NAS enclosures compatible with WD Red Pro and WD Red Plus hard drives.

Family and home office NAS

NAS enclosures for personal use can help stream your family’s favorite content or power home office apps.


NAS enclosures for small to mid-sized businesses can streamline multitasking and empower your whole team.

Made for NAS drives

QNAP’s NAS enclosures are certified compatible with WD Red Pro and Plus hard drives for top-tier performance.