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You're unlikely to find a place to rent a laptop anywhere in the city, as that's not something most people are interested in. However it shouldn't be to hard to get a used laptop from the local Craigslist. Prices start from $100, depending on condition.
At the end I decided to visit "Camera Street" in Taipei (location here), which is basically a crossroad where both the crossing streets are full of photography-shops and... No, the prices are definitely different from the western ones (if you say specifically that you are not going to need the warranty). My advice is to enter more than a couple of shops and ...
Adding to the answer of @chx (+1), I have traveled within Europe as recently as January 2016 with 2-3 external hard drives (and some other electronics) in my carry-on and while it did win me a selection for the explosives test, there was no problem whatsoever and security staff was very chill about it.
A lot of threads on both Tripadvisor and Flyertalk confirms there is no problem. Even a less than a year old thread on 10-12 hard drives have lots of reports of no problems. Photographer here who often does similar/the same: you're totally fine. I have had TSA ask me to power up my laptop and tablet but never a portable HD I've traveled with 3-...
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