External hard drives are very naughty’s (2000-2009) this is the era when everyone discovered downloading music and movies and people stopped copying onto CDs and DVDs and instead straight onto hard drives which they plug into tvs.
Portable USB hard drives which found their way onto everybody’s keys so people could carry their documents everywhere.
Now though there is no need for these items whatsoever except for streaming from. Everything can now be stored online so you have a backup which you have where ever you go.
Remember external hard drives can crash also, every drive will fail in its lifetime, so all those thousands of songs and movies will be lost unless you back them up online.
Cloud storage is simple, cheap, reliable and portable. RIP External Hard Drives.