Compact external hard drive just greatly reduced

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MediaMarkt is currently offering the Seagate Expansion Portable in the small 2.5-inch form factor with 5 TB of storage for less than 100 euros. In addition to PC, NAS and notebook, it can also be used to easily expand the memory of game consoles. We reveal how you can get the compact external hard drive even cheaper.

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Compact external hard drive with lots of capacity for the money

The Seagate Expansion + Portable delivers 5 TB of storage and doesn't cost the world. 99.43 euros are currently due, which is around 19.89 euros per TB – a very good price-performance ratio for external disks of this form factor and capacity.

SEAGATE Expansion Portable, 5 TB HDD, 2.5 inches, external

SEAGATE Expansion Portable, 5 TB HDD, 2.5 inches, external

At this price you can get the compact external hard drive currently from MediaMarkt and Amazon. Advantage at MediaMarkt: If you sign up for the newsletter, you can save another 10 euros. However, you have to come to a minimum order value of 100 euros in order to be able to redeem the newsletter voucher. Simply add an inexpensive filling item to the shopping cart to lower the price of the Seagate Expansion Portable 5 TB by around 10 percent.

Seagate Expansion + Portable 5TB: How's the Performance?

When it comes to performance, the Seagate Portable Hard Drive offers solid data. Thanks to the USB 3.0 connection, it shovels data from A to B with reasonable speed. As is common with portable hard drives in 2.5-inch form factor, no external power supply is required. The power comes simply via the USB socket. The dimensions of the hard disk in the case are 11.7 × 8 × 2.1 cm, and at 238 grams the hard disk is also quite light. Compactness and independence from external power supply make the hard disk a successful “upgrade” for the rather sparse storage capacity of 500 GB or 1 TB on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Of course, the hard disk can be used just as well on the computer.

According to one Test report TechRadar's typical read speeds are between 131 and 146 MB / s, while the drive can write between 130 and 139 MB / s. In the test, a 10 GB file could be transferred from the computer to the disk in 78 seconds. The Seagate hard drive always remains quiet during operation and only gets lukewarm at most.

My conclusion: If you are looking for a lot of compact storage and are not ready to invest in expensive SSDs, this is the place to go.