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Which Hard Drive Is Right for You?

Running out of file storage space on your computer? Need to back up your growing collection of digital photos, home videos and music? Then it's time for a new external or internal hard drive. Compare the types of hard drives and view capacity examples below to find the one that's right for your needs.

External
Hard Drive


Desktop External Drive
Mac External
Hard Drive

Mac External Hard Drive
Network & Tablet
Hard Drive

Network & Tablet Drive
Internal Drive


Desktop Internal Drive
Solid State Drive (SSD)


Solid State Drive
High-capacity desktop models and compact, portable designs.



Compatible with your Mac laptop or desktop.



Access your files from anywhere over the Internet.



Increase the built-in storage space of your desktop or laptop.

Fast, quiet, small and light. Ideal for tablets and laptops.

What can you store?

Digital Music Digital Photos Digital Videos DVD Quality HD Video
Capacity
Digital Music
(Hours)
Digital Photos
(Files)
Digital Videos
(Hours)
DVD Quality
(Movies)
HD Videos
(Hours)
320 GB up to 5,000 up to 100,000 up to 320 up to 80 up to 80
750 GB up to 12,000 up to 240,000 up to 750 up to 180 up to 180
1.0 TB up to 16,600 up to 320,000 up to 1,000 up to 250 up to 250
2.0 TB up to 33,320 up to 640,000 up to 1,000 up to 500 up to 500
3.0 TB up to 49,980 up to 960,000 up to 3,000 up to 750 up to 750

Average file size using camera's highest-resolution JPEG mode

Based on typical 2- hour movie

Based on H.264 compression at 6.7Mbps bitrate