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  1. WD - Easystore 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom

    WD - Easystore 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black

    Storage Capacity:
    5000GB
    Model: WDBAJP0050BBK-WESN
    SKU: 6406512
    Your price for this item is $98.99
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  2. Toshiba - Canvio Flex 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver - Front_Zoom

    Toshiba - Canvio Flex 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver

    Storage Capacity:
    2000GB
    Model: HDTX120XSCAA
    SKU: 6465239
    Your price for this item is $69.99
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  3. WD - easystore 8TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom

    WD - easystore 8TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Black

    Storage Capacity:
    8000GB
    Model: WDBAMA0080HBK-NESN
    SKU: 6425302
    Your price for this item is $144.99
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  4. Seagate - FireCuda Gaming 5TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hard Drive with RGB LED Lighting - Front_Zoom

    Seagate - FireCuda Gaming 5TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hard Drive with RGB LED Lighting

    Storage Capacity:
    5000GB
    Model: STKL5000400
    SKU: 6473142
    Your price for this item is $149.99
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  5. WD - My Passport Ultra for Mac 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver - Front_Zoom

    WD - My Passport Ultra for Mac 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver

    Storage Capacity:
    4000GB
    Model: WDBPMV0040BSL-WESN
    SKU: 6290666
    Your price for this item is $119.99
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  6. Seagate - Expansion 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom

    Seagate - Expansion 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black

    Storage Capacity:
    2000GB
    Model: STKM2000400
    SKU: 6461967
    Your price for this item is $59.99
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  7. LaCie - Mobile Drive 2TB External USB 3.1 Gen 2 Portable Hard Drive - Space Gray - Front_Zoom

    LaCie - Mobile Drive 2TB External USB 3.1 Gen 2 Portable Hard Drive - Space Gray

    Storage Capacity:
    2000GB
    Model: STHG2000402
    SKU: 6416001
    Your price for this item is $89.99
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  8. WD - WD_BLACK D10 8TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom

    WD - WD_BLACK D10 8TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black

    Model: WDBA3P0080HBK-NESN
    SKU: 6364268
    Your price for this item is $187.99
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  9. Toshiba - Canvio Basics 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom

    Toshiba - Canvio Basics 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black

    Storage Capacity:
    1000GB
    Model: HDTB410XK3AA
    SKU: 6246501
    Your price for this item is $57.99
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  11. SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE ArmorATD 2TB External USB-C Portable Hard Drive - Space Gray - Front_Zoom

    SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE ArmorATD 2TB External USB-C Portable Hard Drive - Space Gray

    Storage Capacity:
    2000GB
    Model: SDPH81G-002T-GBAND
    SKU: 6467106
    Your price for this item is $99.99
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  12. WD - My Passport 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom

    WD - My Passport 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black

    Storage Capacity:
    5000GB
    Model: WDBPKJ0050BBK-WESN
    SKU: 6380848
    Your price for this item is $117.99
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  13. WD - My Book 4TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Black - Angle_Zoom

    WD - My Book 4TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Black

    Storage Capacity:
    4000GB
    Model: WDBBGB0040HBK-NESN
    SKU: 5605524
    Your price for this item is $99.99
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  14. Seagate - Game Drive for PlayStation Consoles 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Front_Zoom

    Seagate - Game Drive for PlayStation Consoles 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive

    Storage Capacity:
    4000GB
    Model: STLL4000100
    SKU: 6505764
    Your price for this item is $119.99
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  15. Seagate - Game Drive for Xbox 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive Xbox Certified with Green LED Bar - Front_Zoom

    Seagate - Game Drive for Xbox 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive Xbox Certified with Green LED Bar

    Storage Capacity:
    2000GB
    Model: STKX2000400
    SKU: 6473669
    Your price for this item is $79.99
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  16. Seagate - One Touch 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom

    Seagate - One Touch 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black

    Storage Capacity:
    2000GB
    Model: STKB2000400
    SKU: 6439172
    Your price for this item is $66.99
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  17. LaCie - Rugged 5TB External USB-C, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Orange/Silver - Angle_Zoom

    LaCie - Rugged 5TB External USB-C, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Orange/Silver

    Storage Capacity:
    5000GB
    Model: STFR5000800
    SKU: 6299877
    Your price for this item is $179.99
  18. WD - My Passport Ultra 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Blue - Front_Zoom

    WD - My Passport Ultra 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Blue

    Storage Capacity:
    4000GB
    Model: WDBFTM0040BBL-WESN
    SKU: 6290667
    Your price for this item is $124.99
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  19. Toshiba - Canvio Advance 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom

    Toshiba - Canvio Advance 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black

    Storage Capacity:
    2000GB
    Model: HDTCA20XK3AA
    SKU: 6465231
    Your price for this item is $63.99
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Buying an external hard drive.

Benefits of external storage for your computer.

With a sharp increase in media and documents being digitized in our modern era, there arises a need to have more space to store all the data — and external hard drives are the solution. Working just like a traditional internal hard disk drive (HDD) but in an external format, it’s one of many essential computer accessories to have on hand whether you own a laptop or a desktop computer, so you can easily expand your storage capacity without touching the inner workings of your computer. These external storage drives also let you quickly create a file backup in case of emergency, or offload batches of files for simple transfer to another computer. People who use laptops love how they can work from anywhere, but they often pick up a portable hard drive that easily fits in their laptop bag and doesn’t require a power source. Desktop computers more commonly have greater storage space than laptops, but there may come a time when more space is needed, and it isn’t ready for an upgrade just yet. USB hard drives that plug into an open USB port via hard drive cables can be portable or kept on your desk, depending on their size. Some people like to use wireless external hard drives that plug into an electrical outlet, connect using Wi-Fi and serve as a personal cloud storage option, which can give you more capacity per dollar than a portable version. Hard drives in general are relatively inexpensive and can give you a lot of extra storage space for your money, depending on what extra amount of storage space you might need.

Choosing the best external hard drive for your needs.

Best Buy carries external hard drives for laptops and desktops in different amounts of terabytes (TB) for a variety of uses. Whether you have a small number of personal files that you want to add to a backup disk or a large amount of data that your laptop doesn’t have room for, you’re able to choose the amount of external hard drive terabytes for your specific situation, ranging from around 1TB to 12TB. If you frequently work with large files or multiple files at once — for instance, opening large albums of high-resolution photos, editing high-definition videos, or PC gaming — you might want to get at least an 8TB external hard drive that’s able to accommodate that volume. While it’s true that there are cloud file-sharing services for sending large files, there are instances where you need to deliver a hard copy as well, say, to a client for whom you recently finished a project. In this case, a 1TB external hard drive is probably plenty and is a low monetary investment on your part for a device that you aren’t going to keep. If you have physical collections of movies and music and are into minimizing the clutter in your home, you could look into buying either a 2TB external hard drive or 4TB external hard drive to transfer CDs and DVDs onto, depending on how many cases you’d like to clear out. You’ll also want to keep in mind what connectivity options your brand and model of computer includes. If you have a newer computer designed with a USB Type C port, you’ll need a compatible USB-C external hard drive. If you still need help deciding on the best external hard drive for you, just ask a Best Buy Blue Shirt or Geek Squad® Agent, and they’ll be happy to answer any questions.