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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for archiving data storage.

If you're like most people, you've got a lot of digital files stored on your computer. You may have photos, music, videos, and documents that you'd like to keep safe from damage and loss. But how do you make sure that your data is safe and accessible? Browse the top-ranked list of archiving data storage below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Seagate - Game Drive for PlayStation Consoles 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "@Justshoppin it says “archive” PS5 games, be smart about it. Why would an external storage have capabilities to process/play a PS5 game. ...Game Storage...good product to save game data for the PS5. No problems or issues"

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    Embrace the expansive storage of Game Drive. Officially licensed for PlayStation consoles, this HDD works seamlessly with PS5 and PS4 consoles. Easily archive your PS5 games, plus store and play PS4 games directly from your HDD. And with up to 4TB of add-on storage, you can expand your Game Vault without having to sacrifice titles.
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    "@Justshoppin it says “archive” PS5 games, be smart about it. Why would an external storage have capabilities to process/play a PS5 game. ...Game Storage...good product to save game data for the PS5. No problems or issues"

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    Embrace the expansive storage of Game Drive. Officially licensed for PlayStation consoles, this HDD works seamlessly with PS5 and PS4 consoles. Easily archive your PS5 games, plus store and play PS4 games directly from your HDD. And with up to 4TB of add-on storage, you can expand your Game Vault without having to sacrifice titles.
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  2. SanDisk - 8TB  Desk Drive  USB Type-C Desktop External SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "I edit video and was looking for a large drive for Time Machine backups + a project archive and this is perfect. I couldn't stand the sound of a spinning hard drive in my bedroom where my computer is, so when I found this new larger capacity SSD I was excited. ...Store Data FAST and reliably...Whether you are a photographer, videographer, or a passionate amateur, reliable storage of your data is paramount. SanDisk has been one of the clubhouse leaders in computer storage solutions for as long as I can remember. "

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    Introducing the SanDisk Desk Drive — a complete desktop backup solution. Designed with the higher capacity of an HDD, but with the speed and reliability of an SSD, it’s the perfect home base to quickly back up your favorite and important content. An immense capacity of up to 8TB will easily hold your photos, videos, music, and important documents, and read speeds up to 1000MB/s will help you access everything fast. With a compact design that fits naturally into any workspace, this drive helps protect your content — all in one place.
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    Top comment

    "I edit video and was looking for a large drive for Time Machine backups + a project archive and this is perfect. I couldn't stand the sound of a spinning hard drive in my bedroom where my computer is, so when I found this new larger capacity SSD I was excited. ...Store Data FAST and reliably...Whether you are a photographer, videographer, or a passionate amateur, reliable storage of your data is paramount. SanDisk has been one of the clubhouse leaders in computer storage solutions for as long as I can remember. "

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    Product Description

    Introducing the SanDisk Desk Drive — a complete desktop backup solution. Designed with the higher capacity of an HDD, but with the speed and reliability of an SSD, it’s the perfect home base to quickly back up your favorite and important content. An immense capacity of up to 8TB will easily hold your photos, videos, music, and important documents, and read speeds up to 1000MB/s will help you access everything fast. With a compact design that fits naturally into any workspace, this drive helps protect your content — all in one place.
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  3. WD - Easystore 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Lots of data storage in a small package....Small, portable and easy to use. Plenty of storage, easy back up device. Fast access to data....Video Storage...Stores the pictures and data we need to store, good product"

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    Product Description

    Get everyday storage and backup for your precious photos, videos, music, and daily files with the WD easystore portable drive. Lightweight, flash-based durability and fast access to quickly expand storage and help keep your important files safe on the go.
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    "Lots of data storage in a small package....Small, portable and easy to use. Plenty of storage, easy back up device. Fast access to data....Video Storage...Stores the pictures and data we need to store, good product"

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    Get everyday storage and backup for your precious photos, videos, music, and daily files with the WD easystore portable drive. Lightweight, flash-based durability and fast access to quickly expand storage and help keep your important files safe on the go.
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    See all Hard Drives, SSD & Storage
  4. SanDisk - Extreme M.2 1TB Internal SSD PCIe Gen 4x4 NVMe - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "I've yet to see a failure on any of their devices where i lost data (BE SURE TO BACK UP YOUR DATA IF YOU NEVER WANT TO LOSE IT!)...Overall the SanDisk SSD not only gave me more storage, but it also allowed things to run much smoother, and saved me a lot of time. "

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    Product Description

    Introducing the SanDisk Extreme M.2 NVMe SSD with PCIe Gen 4.0, engineered to keep up with your demanding creative workflows. Enjoy stellar performance with extreme read speeds up to 5,150MB/s so your PC can stay ahead of your flow as you work, edit, and play faster than ever before. With capacities up to 2TB, your drive can handle data-intensive workloads with ease after you finish the quick, one-screw installation. You can even stay up-to-date on your SSD’s health with the Western Digital Dashboard.
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    Top comment

    "I've yet to see a failure on any of their devices where i lost data (BE SURE TO BACK UP YOUR DATA IF YOU NEVER WANT TO LOSE IT!)...Overall the SanDisk SSD not only gave me more storage, but it also allowed things to run much smoother, and saved me a lot of time. "

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    Product Description

    Introducing the SanDisk Extreme M.2 NVMe SSD with PCIe Gen 4.0, engineered to keep up with your demanding creative workflows. Enjoy stellar performance with extreme read speeds up to 5,150MB/s so your PC can stay ahead of your flow as you work, edit, and play faster than ever before. With capacities up to 2TB, your drive can handle data-intensive workloads with ease after you finish the quick, one-screw installation. You can even stay up-to-date on your SSD’s health with the Western Digital Dashboard.
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  5. WD - Easystore 1TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Nice archive...Great for storage....Works great. Used to archive some very important files."

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    Product Description

    Help safeguard your cherished memories effortlessly with the easystore portable hard drive. Designed for your on-the-go lifestyle, this compact device offers seamless plug-and-play connectivity. Preserve your photos, videos, and important files with ease, thanks to the included backup software. Your memories deserve exceptional protection, and easystore® helps ensure that every precious moment is seamlessly stored, so you can relive them whenever, wherever.
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    Top comment

    "Nice archive...Great for storage....Works great. Used to archive some very important files."

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    Product Description

    Help safeguard your cherished memories effortlessly with the easystore portable hard drive. Designed for your on-the-go lifestyle, this compact device offers seamless plug-and-play connectivity. Preserve your photos, videos, and important files with ease, thanks to the included backup software. Your memories deserve exceptional protection, and easystore® helps ensure that every precious moment is seamlessly stored, so you can relive them whenever, wherever.
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  6. Crucial - X9 2TB External USB-C SSD - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: CT2000X9SSD9
    SKU: 6557872
    Top comment

    "Great storage...This is a great deal on external storage. I would recommend this to everyone needing an inexpensive backup or storage device....Storage...External storage works well, with fast transfer speeds"

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    Product Description

    Dependable storage for your favorite devices, wherever you go - that's what the Crucial X9 Portable SSD offers. With lots of space for all yoru favorite photos, videos, games and more, the Crucial X9 gives you speedy file transfers and compatibility with PCs, Macs, tablets, gaming consoles and Android phones, making it the perfect plug-and-play storage solution
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    "Great storage...This is a great deal on external storage. I would recommend this to everyone needing an inexpensive backup or storage device....Storage...External storage works well, with fast transfer speeds"

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    Dependable storage for your favorite devices, wherever you go - that's what the Crucial X9 Portable SSD offers. With lots of space for all yoru favorite photos, videos, games and more, the Crucial X9 gives you speedy file transfers and compatibility with PCs, Macs, tablets, gaming consoles and Android phones, making it the perfect plug-and-play storage solution
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  7. Crucial - X10 Pro 2TB USB-C External SSD - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: CT2000X10PROSSD9
    SKU: 6551159
    Top comment

    "Though I use cloud storage for long term archives, these units make storing precious and critical data and keeping it safe/on-hand really easy. ...Excellent device; small and handy; very convenient to carry; fast exchange of data; SSD is a must in portable storage these days."

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    Product Description

    Elevate your video editing experience with the Crucial X10 Pro SSD: the portable drive that packs a palm-sized punch. With sequential read and write speeds up to 2,100/2,000MB/s and 2TB of space, your X10 Pro can connect directly to your laptop or workstation via a convenient USB-C cable. Blaze through your multi-cam timeline and even edit, trim, and render directly from the drive. The Crucial X10 Pro works with Windows, Mac, Android devices, and more. Featuring Micron TLC NAND plus water and dust resistance (IP55), the Crucial X10 Pro is the perfect partner in the studio or in the field, giving you the raw performance, lasting durability, and generous capacity you need.
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    Top comment

    "Though I use cloud storage for long term archives, these units make storing precious and critical data and keeping it safe/on-hand really easy. ...Excellent device; small and handy; very convenient to carry; fast exchange of data; SSD is a must in portable storage these days."

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    Product Description

    Elevate your video editing experience with the Crucial X10 Pro SSD: the portable drive that packs a palm-sized punch. With sequential read and write speeds up to 2,100/2,000MB/s and 2TB of space, your X10 Pro can connect directly to your laptop or workstation via a convenient USB-C cable. Blaze through your multi-cam timeline and even edit, trim, and render directly from the drive. The Crucial X10 Pro works with Windows, Mac, Android devices, and more. Featuring Micron TLC NAND plus water and dust resistance (IP55), the Crucial X10 Pro is the perfect partner in the studio or in the field, giving you the raw performance, lasting durability, and generous capacity you need.
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  8. WD - easystore 22TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: WDBAMA0220HBK-NESN
    SKU: 6537414
    Top comment

    "I use these copiously in my tech universe, which has LOTS of data in it....Perfect for data transfer from old hards and keeping a large library of music and photos"

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    Product Description

    Back up important files securely with this black WD easystore desktop hard drive. The 22TB capacity provides ample space for archives and videos, while the USB 3.0 connectivity provides broad compatibility with most Windows and Mac devices. This WD easystore desktop hard drive features plug-and-play functionality for a quick, simple setup.
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    Top comment

    "I use these copiously in my tech universe, which has LOTS of data in it....Perfect for data transfer from old hards and keeping a large library of music and photos"

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    Product Description

    Back up important files securely with this black WD easystore desktop hard drive. The 22TB capacity provides ample space for archives and videos, while the USB 3.0 connectivity provides broad compatibility with most Windows and Mac devices. This WD easystore desktop hard drive features plug-and-play functionality for a quick, simple setup.
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  9. ASUS - ZenDrive 8x Max. DVD Write Speed External USB 2.0 DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Of course (without unusual software) one can copy off data into files, archives, filesystems and iso images (the latter with standard optical disk making and copying software.) ...Bought this to rip data to laptop. Works as advertised."

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    Product Description

    Archive your files on disc with this ASUS ZenDrive external DVD writer. M-DISC support offers safe, durable archive-quality storage for videos and photos, while Nero BackItUp delivers comprehensive media and data backup. This ASUS ZenDrive external DVD writer boasts high-level disc encryption with encoded file name functionality and password control for enhanced security.
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    Top comment

    "Of course (without unusual software) one can copy off data into files, archives, filesystems and iso images (the latter with standard optical disk making and copying software.) ...Bought this to rip data to laptop. Works as advertised."

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    Product Description

    Archive your files on disc with this ASUS ZenDrive external DVD writer. M-DISC support offers safe, durable archive-quality storage for videos and photos, while Nero BackItUp delivers comprehensive media and data backup. This ASUS ZenDrive external DVD writer boasts high-level disc encryption with encoded file name functionality and password control for enhanced security.
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  10. WD - BLACK P40 Game Drive for PC, PS4, PS5 and Xbox 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Portable SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "So much storage for PS5...Great external storage device. Plenty of space for additional PS5 games. ...Great for Archiving Games on Xbox Series X...This is an excellent drive, I use it as additional storage on my Xbox Series X - you can't play the new gen games from it, but archiving games on here and moving them to the main storage when I want to play them is a significantly faster than downloading them. "

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    Product Description

    Dominate in style with the powerful 2TB WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD. The downloadable WD_BLACK dashboard gives you full control over the LED light display for a personalized experience every time you play (Windows® only). This high-performance SSD storage features blazing speeds in a compact and shock-resistant design, making it easy to take with you anywhere.
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    Top comment

    "So much storage for PS5...Great external storage device. Plenty of space for additional PS5 games. ...Great for Archiving Games on Xbox Series X...This is an excellent drive, I use it as additional storage on my Xbox Series X - you can't play the new gen games from it, but archiving games on here and moving them to the main storage when I want to play them is a significantly faster than downloading them. "

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    Product Description

    Dominate in style with the powerful 2TB WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD. The downloadable WD_BLACK dashboard gives you full control over the LED light display for a personalized experience every time you play (Windows® only). This high-performance SSD storage features blazing speeds in a compact and shock-resistant design, making it easy to take with you anywhere.
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