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  1. WD - My Cloud Home 4TB Personal Cloud - White - Front_Zoom

    WD - My Cloud Home 4TB Personal Cloud - White

    Storage Capacity:
    4000GB
    Model: WDBVXC0040HWT-NESN
    SKU: 5990204
    Your price for this item is $169.99
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  2. Seagate - Game Drive for PlayStation Consoles God of War Ragnarök LE 2TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Front_Zoom

    Seagate - Game Drive for PlayStation Consoles God of War Ragnarök LE 2TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive

    Model: STLV2000100
    SKU: 6523272
    Your price for this item is $99.99
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Seagate - Expansion 8TB External USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom

    Seagate - Expansion 8TB External USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black

    Storage Capacity:
    8000GB
    Model: STKP8000400
    SKU: 6461982
    Your price for this item is $149.99
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  6. 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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  7. LaCie - d2 Professional 10TB External Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Front_Zoom

    LaCie - d2 Professional 10TB External Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services

    Model: STHA10000800
    SKU: 6491167
    Your price for this item is $304.99
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  9. Seagate - Game Drive for PlayStation Consoles 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Front_Zoom

    Seagate - Game Drive for PlayStation Consoles 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

    Your price for this item is $109.99
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  10. WD - BLACK P10 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom

    WD - BLACK P10 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black

    Storage Capacity:
    4000GB
    Model: WDBA3A0040BBK-WESN
    SKU: 6364273
    Your price for this item is $114.99
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  11. WD - My Passport 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Blue - Front_Zoom

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

    Storage Capacity:
    4000GB
    Model: WDBPKJ0040BBL-WESN
    SKU: 6356888
    Your price for this item is $104.99
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  12. WD - Game Drive for PS4 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black/Blue - Angle_Zoom

    WD - Game Drive for PS4 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black/Blue

    Storage Capacity:
    2000GB
    Model: WDBDFF0020BBK-WESN
    SKU: 6295021
    Your price for this item is $74.99
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  13. Seagate - One Touch Hub 14TB External USB-C and USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Front_Zoom

    Seagate - One Touch Hub 14TB External USB-C and USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services

    Model: STLC14000400
    SKU: 6496855
    Your price for this item is $279.99
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  14. Seagate - Star Wars SE Beskar Ingot Drive FireCuda 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hard Drive with RGB LED Lighting - Front_Zoom

    Seagate - Star Wars SE Beskar Ingot Drive FireCuda 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hard Drive with RGB LED Lighting

    Model: STKL2000403
    SKU: 6495351
    Your price for this item is $89.99
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  15. Seagate - One Touch 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Space Gray - Front_Zoom

    Seagate - One Touch 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Space Gray

    Storage Capacity:
    1000GB
    Model: STKB1000404
    SKU: 6451355
    Your price for this item is $54.99
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  16. Seagate - Game Drive for Xbox 8TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Desktop Hard Drive with Certified Xbox Green LED Lighting - Front_Zoom

    Seagate - Game Drive for Xbox 8TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Desktop Hard Drive with Certified Xbox Green LED Lighting

    Model: STKW8000400
    SKU: 6473668
    Your price for this item is $189.99
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  17. WD - My Cloud Home Duo 2-Bay 12TB Personal Cloud - White - Front_Zoom

    WD - My Cloud Home Duo 2-Bay 12TB Personal Cloud - White

    Model: WDBMUT0120JWT-NESN
    SKU: 5990205
    Your price for this item is $429.99
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  18. Buffalo - LinkStation™ 210 2TB External Network Attached Storage (NAS) - Black - Front_Zoom

    Buffalo - LinkStation™ 210 2TB External Network Attached Storage (NAS) - Black

    Storage Capacity:
    2000GB
    Model: LS210D0201
    SKU: 9508927
    Your price for this item is $149.99
  19. WD - My Book 14TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom

    WD - My Book 14TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black

    Model: WDBBGB0140HBK-NESN
    SKU: 6462926
    Your price for this item is $254.99
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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.

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