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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for backup hard disk.

A good backup is the foundation of any good computer setup. It's the safety net that protects your data and files from disaster, whether it's a hard disk crash, a lost laptop, or a ransomware attack. A solid backup strategy can help you sleep at night, knowing your files are safe, and you won't lose precious memories—or important documents—if something goes wrong. For most people, the best backup solution is an external hard drive. Here are some of the best backup drives for whatever your needs.

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  1. Seagate - Expansion 8TB External USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Easy to partition and perfect for backups/media. Works well with MacOS...Definitely recommend any Seagate external hard drive, especially if you're super cautious and want backups for your backups!"

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    Ideal for the home, office, or dorm, Seagate Expansion desktop drive offers enormous desktop storage for photos, movies, music and more. Backing up and transferring content is incredibly easy — just drag and drop! To get set up, connect the USB hard drive to Windows or Mac — no software required. For Apple Time Machine, simply reformat. Included is an 18-inch USB 3.0 cable and 18W power adapter. Plus, Seagate Expansion comes with Rescue Data Recovery Services for additional peace of mind.
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    Top comment

    "Easy to partition and perfect for backups/media. Works well with MacOS...Definitely recommend any Seagate external hard drive, especially if you're super cautious and want backups for your backups!"

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    Product Description

    Ideal for the home, office, or dorm, Seagate Expansion desktop drive offers enormous desktop storage for photos, movies, music and more. Backing up and transferring content is incredibly easy — just drag and drop! To get set up, connect the USB hard drive to Windows or Mac — no software required. For Apple Time Machine, simply reformat. Included is an 18-inch USB 3.0 cable and 18W power adapter. Plus, Seagate Expansion comes with Rescue Data Recovery Services for additional peace of mind.
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  2. Seagate - Expansion 16TB External USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "This has been an excellent backup hard drive so far! 100gb free left on it. No issues as of yet!...Good for backups...Great for backup of large Mac computers. Reliable and fast enough for large batch jobs"

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    Ideal for the home, office, or dorm, Seagate Expansion desktop drive offers enormous desktop storage for photos, movies, music and more. Backing up and transferring content is incredibly easy — just drag and drop! To get set up, connect the USB hard drive to Windows or Mac — no software required. For Apple Time Machine, simply reformat. Included is an 18-inch USB 3.0 cable and 18W power adapter. Plus, Seagate Expansion comes with Rescue Data Recovery Services for additional peace of mind.
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    "This has been an excellent backup hard drive so far! 100gb free left on it. No issues as of yet!...Good for backups...Great for backup of large Mac computers. Reliable and fast enough for large batch jobs"

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    Product Description

    Ideal for the home, office, or dorm, Seagate Expansion desktop drive offers enormous desktop storage for photos, movies, music and more. Backing up and transferring content is incredibly easy — just drag and drop! To get set up, connect the USB hard drive to Windows or Mac — no software required. For Apple Time Machine, simply reformat. Included is an 18-inch USB 3.0 cable and 18W power adapter. Plus, Seagate Expansion comes with Rescue Data Recovery Services for additional peace of mind.
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  3. WD - My Passport Ultra Limited Edition Dragon 2TB External USB-C Portable Hard Drive - Red - Front_Zoom
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    "This design will also make it easier to identify this particular drive for specific backup tasks. Very satisfied with the external hard drive overall....Great Hard Drive Lunar Year Design...This is a 2tB Hard Drive witb a dragon design that i really love."

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    With its sleek modern metal design and added durability, the My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive is the ideal storage companion to take with you everywhere. Dragon drive is compatible with windows 10 and above, mac os 11 and above. This is limited edition drive is formatted exfat by default. Disclaimer: Software is only good with windows and mac, not for phones and tablets. Download and installation required as windows and mac users will be directed to our landing page to grab backup software, wd utilities and wd security.
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    "This design will also make it easier to identify this particular drive for specific backup tasks. Very satisfied with the external hard drive overall....Great Hard Drive Lunar Year Design...This is a 2tB Hard Drive witb a dragon design that i really love."

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    With its sleek modern metal design and added durability, the My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive is the ideal storage companion to take with you everywhere. Dragon drive is compatible with windows 10 and above, mac os 11 and above. This is limited edition drive is formatted exfat by default. Disclaimer: Software is only good with windows and mac, not for phones and tablets. Download and installation required as windows and mac users will be directed to our landing page to grab backup software, wd utilities and wd security.
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  4. SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE ArmorATD 2TB External USB-C Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "It allows me to get two drives for multiple backups. The only reason I did nit give it a five is that it is not as fast as solid state but I knew that going in....Best Hard Drive...This is far the best hard drive to get. Works perfect and I never had it crash on me."

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    From out in the wild to back in the studio, trust your photos, footage, and important files to a portable hard drive that’s as relentless as you are. The high-capacity G-DRIVE ArmorATD rugged, all-terrain drive gives you pro-grade durability you can feel with a premium, anodized aluminum enclosure, easy-to-grip protective bumper, and IP54 rain/dust resistance. With transfer rates up to 130MB/s read, you can quickly back up your content wherever you are.
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    "It allows me to get two drives for multiple backups. The only reason I did nit give it a five is that it is not as fast as solid state but I knew that going in....Best Hard Drive...This is far the best hard drive to get. Works perfect and I never had it crash on me."

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    Product Description

    From out in the wild to back in the studio, trust your photos, footage, and important files to a portable hard drive that’s as relentless as you are. The high-capacity G-DRIVE ArmorATD rugged, all-terrain drive gives you pro-grade durability you can feel with a premium, anodized aluminum enclosure, easy-to-grip protective bumper, and IP54 rain/dust resistance. With transfer rates up to 130MB/s read, you can quickly back up your content wherever you are.
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  5. Seagate - 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "An excellent choice for backup and file storage....Backup Drive...Very compact but large in ability to do a backup job."

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    Product Description

    Seagate Portable drive is an easy-to-use solution for instantly adding storage to Windows or Mac—and taking those files on the go. Take advantage of fast data transfer speeds with USB 3.0 and consolidate files into a single location. Free up space on your computer with a simple drag and drop—file saving is that easy.
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    Top comment

    "An excellent choice for backup and file storage....Backup Drive...Very compact but large in ability to do a backup job."

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    Product Description

    Seagate Portable drive is an easy-to-use solution for instantly adding storage to Windows or Mac—and taking those files on the go. Take advantage of fast data transfer speeds with USB 3.0 and consolidate files into a single location. Free up space on your computer with a simple drag and drop—file saving is that easy.
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  6. SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE ArmorATD 5TB External USB-C Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Love this little drive - it's great for backups and just every day stuff that doesn't need to clutter an onboard hard drive or SSD....It's a good, reliable external hard drive. It never fails after three years of use."

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    Product Description

    From out in the wild to back in the studio, trust your photos, footage, and important files to a portable hard drive that’s as relentless as you are. The high-capacity G-DRIVE ArmorATD rugged, all-terrain drive gives you pro-grade durability you can feel with a premium, anodized aluminum enclosure, easy-to-grip protective bumper, and IP54 rain/dust resistance. With transfer rates up to 130MB/s read, you can quickly back up your content wherever you are.
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    "Love this little drive - it's great for backups and just every day stuff that doesn't need to clutter an onboard hard drive or SSD....It's a good, reliable external hard drive. It never fails after three years of use."

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    Product Description

    From out in the wild to back in the studio, trust your photos, footage, and important files to a portable hard drive that’s as relentless as you are. The high-capacity G-DRIVE ArmorATD rugged, all-terrain drive gives you pro-grade durability you can feel with a premium, anodized aluminum enclosure, easy-to-grip protective bumper, and IP54 rain/dust resistance. With transfer rates up to 130MB/s read, you can quickly back up your content wherever you are.
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  7. Seagate - 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "External hard drive...Hard drive"

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    Product Description

    Seagate Portable drive is an easy-to-use solution for instantly adding storage to Windows or Mac—and taking those files on the go. Take advantage of fast data transfer speeds with USB 3.0 and consolidate files into a single location. Free up space on your computer with a simple drag and drop—file saving is that easy.
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    Top comment

    "External hard drive...Hard drive"

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    Product Description

    Seagate Portable drive is an easy-to-use solution for instantly adding storage to Windows or Mac—and taking those files on the go. Take advantage of fast data transfer speeds with USB 3.0 and consolidate files into a single location. Free up space on your computer with a simple drag and drop—file saving is that easy.
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  8. SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE ArmorATD 4TB External USB-C Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Smooth operation nice drive for backups and working off of...The portable hard drive works well with my Mac. It is very easy to use and readily provides backup and storage capabilities. "

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    Product Description

    From out in the wild to back in the studio, trust your photos, footage, and important files to a portable hard drive that’s as relentless as you are. The high-capacity G-DRIVE ArmorATD rugged, all-terrain drive gives you pro-grade durability you can feel with a premium, anodized aluminum enclosure, easy-to-grip protective bumper, and IP54 rain/dust resistance. With transfer rates up to 130MB/s read, you can quickly back up your content wherever you are.
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    Top comment

    "Smooth operation nice drive for backups and working off of...The portable hard drive works well with my Mac. It is very easy to use and readily provides backup and storage capabilities. "

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    Product Description

    From out in the wild to back in the studio, trust your photos, footage, and important files to a portable hard drive that’s as relentless as you are. The high-capacity G-DRIVE ArmorATD rugged, all-terrain drive gives you pro-grade durability you can feel with a premium, anodized aluminum enclosure, easy-to-grip protective bumper, and IP54 rain/dust resistance. With transfer rates up to 130MB/s read, you can quickly back up your content wherever you are.
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  9. Seagate - 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Perfect Backup Hard Drive...Backup"

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    Product Description

    Seagate Portable drive is an easy-to-use solution for instantly adding storage to Windows or Mac—and taking those files on the go. Take advantage of fast data transfer speeds with USB 3.0 and consolidate files into a single location. Free up space on your computer with a simple drag and drop—file saving is that easy.
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    Top comment

    "Perfect Backup Hard Drive...Backup"

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    Product Description

    Seagate Portable drive is an easy-to-use solution for instantly adding storage to Windows or Mac—and taking those files on the go. Take advantage of fast data transfer speeds with USB 3.0 and consolidate files into a single location. Free up space on your computer with a simple drag and drop—file saving is that easy.
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  10. Insignia™ - Portable Hard Drive Case - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Perfect disk storage...Perfect for storing external hard disk and other storage disks...Great cover for the hard disk. Extra sleeves also allow for extra storage"

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    The next time you’re heading out the door with your PC accessories in tow, reach for the Insignia NS-PPHDCB Hard Drive Carrying Case for 2.5” Hard Drives and Accessories. This compact case stores the essentials, yet lightweight and easily portable. It’s made of durable PU material, providing protection for your hard drive. A zippered pocket stores your cable while dedicated card slots securely store up to 3 memory cards. Finally, a small carrying strap attaches to a tote bag, purse or backpack, keeping the case with you no matter where you go. Carry this protective case with confidence, knowing that your hard drive is safe and secure.
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    "Perfect disk storage...Perfect for storing external hard disk and other storage disks...Great cover for the hard disk. Extra sleeves also allow for extra storage"

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    Product Description

    The next time you’re heading out the door with your PC accessories in tow, reach for the Insignia NS-PPHDCB Hard Drive Carrying Case for 2.5” Hard Drives and Accessories. This compact case stores the essentials, yet lightweight and easily portable. It’s made of durable PU material, providing protection for your hard drive. A zippered pocket stores your cable while dedicated card slots securely store up to 3 memory cards. Finally, a small carrying strap attaches to a tote bag, purse or backpack, keeping the case with you no matter where you go. Carry this protective case with confidence, knowing that your hard drive is safe and secure.
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