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Mac-compatible external hard drive price analysis: Amazon Australia vs Australian retail

We've compared external hard drives compatible with Mac computers from Amazon Australia to see how their prices stack up against other Aussie retailers.

If you’re like us, you’ve lost countless photos, videos and important documents to the void. When a home computer kicks the bucket, it’s not pretty for anybody. Not only do you have to fork out for the repairs (which often end up more expensive than just buying a new computer) but unless you’ve been organised enough to secure your personal data, you can kiss those holiday photos, unfinished manuscripts and important work documents goodbye.

The sad thing is, this can always be prevented if you just backup your data on an external hard drive. These days, you can pick up an external hard drive with up to 16TB worth of storage (that’s a lot of photos) which will have no problem fitting a lifetime of photos and videos. However, it’s always smart to have multiple backups, so consider that before diving in.

We’ve compared the most popular options for Mac below, so you can use our tables to compare each product side-by-side.

Prices were last checked between 20 Dec 2017 and 22 Dec 2017 and may be subject to change. Prices include any discounts but exclude potential shipping charges.

Product Brand
Retailer Prices
Seagate Backup Plus Slim for Mac 1TB portable drive
SEAGATE
$80.98
checked 22 Dec 2017
Cheapest
Mwave
Go to site
$89.00
checked 20 Dec 2017
+10% More
Amazon
Go to site
$99.00
checked 21 Dec 2017
+22% More
JB Hi-Fi
Go to site
$109.00
checked 22 Dec 2017
+35% More
Officeworks
Go to site
Western Digital My Passport for Mac 1TB portable drive
WD
$85.00
checked 22 Dec 2017
Cheapest
Scorptec
Go to site
$87.98
checked 22 Dec 2017
+4% More
Mwave
Go to site
$108.00
checked 20 Dec 2017
+27% More
Harvey Norman
Go to site
$139.00
checked 20 Dec 2017
+64% More
Amazon
Go to site
Seagate Backup Plus Slim for Mac 2TB portable drive
Seagate
$144.00
checked 20 Dec 2017
Cheapest
Amazon
Go to site
$149.00
checked 21 Dec 2017
+3% More
JB Hi-Fi
Go to site
$156.00
checked 22 Dec 2017
+8% More
Officeworks
Go to site
Western Digital My Passport for Mac 4TB portable drive
WD
$195.98
checked 22 Dec 2017
Cheapest
Mwave
Go to site
$238.00
checked 20 Dec 2017
+21% More
Harvey Norman
Go to site
$239.00
checked 21 Dec 2017
+22% More
JB Hi-Fi
Go to site
Apple AirPort Time Capsule 2TB
Apple
$399.00
checked 22 Dec 2017
Cheapest
Dick Smith
Go to site
$419.00
checked 21 Dec 2017
+5% More
JB Hi-Fi
Go to site
$470.00
checked 20 Dec 2017
+18% More
Amazon
Go to site

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