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Class 1 | Equipment 101 | External Hard Drive

Optional Music Producer Equipment - External Hard Drive

Making beats can be exciting and after a while you will build a catalogue of music. How upset would you be if all you work disappeared over night?
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External Hard Drives have never been cheaper, and for under £40/$50 you can back up all the hard work you have put in makin beats.

Why? - Making music at the very start can be very stressful and confusing, but as time goes on, you begin to get better and make more music. Eventually you will have to back this music up to protect yourself just incase your computer fails. Macbook's have been known for hard drive failure, which results in losing all your files.

Also, making beats on your desktop computer is great, but what about when you want to go on the road and carry on making the same beat on your laptop? An external hard drive allows you to carry all your sounds, plugins, and songs with you on the go. 


External Hard drives are quite cheap now due to low storage costs. The only increase in price you should expect to pay is according to how much storage you want.


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External Hard Drives

Below are the features & Amazon Customer Review Star ratings for external hard drives, and a link to find out more on these products.

Be sure to check out youtube reviews and read reviews on these products to see what is best for you.


Adata SE730

Adata SE730 External Hard Drive


  • Most compact external SSD currently available with read and write speed up to 500MB/s
  • IP68 certified and military-grade shockproof
  • Quieter and more durable than external hard drives
  • Your light, convenient, and stylish companion
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C interface
  • Wide OS compatibility: Android, Mac OS, Windows
4.5 Star Rating

WD Elements Portable

WD 1TB Elements Portable  External Hard Drive


  • Sleek compact design with plenty of storage
  • Ultra-fast data transfers with USB 3.0 interface
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
  • Automatic backup software
  • Password protection and hardware encryption
5 Star Rating

Maxtor M3 USB 3.0

Maxtor M3 USB 3.0


  • 2.5" Toshiba Solid State Drive, 19 nm 2-bit-per-cell NAND flash, 7mm slim
  • QSBC ECC: Toshiba original Quadruple Swing-By Code error correction circuit
  • Adaptive Size SLC Write Cache Technology, Fast access to applications and data
  • USB 3.0
5 Star Rating

Buffalo MiniStation Extreme

Buffalo MiniStation Extreme External Hard Drive


  • USB 3.0
  • MIL-SPEC Shock Protection
  • 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption
  • Integrated Wrap-Around USB Cable
5 Star Rating

Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 Portable

Seagate Expansion USB 3.0


  • Perfect add-on storage for your PC.
  • Drag and drop file saving, right out of the box.
  • Powered by USB, no mains plug required.
4.5 Star Rating

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