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

A backup hard drive is a must-have for any computer user, whether you need to keep your files safe or a just want to be able to recover your system quickly. The best backup drives are reliable, fast, and convenient. Browse the top-ranked list of backup hard drives below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. WD - My Passport Ultra 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Backup hard drive...Good backup. Good to have even if you are in the cloud...Backup hard drive for Time Machine Backup...I use this portable hard drive on my 2022 MacBook Air M2 chip as a Time Machine Backup. "

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    Product Description

    Move essential data across devices efficiently with this Western Digital My Passport Ultra External Portable Hard Drive. The drive uses USB 3.0 technology for quick read and write speeds, and the USB-C connector offers effortless plug-in options while boosting transfer rates. Abundant storage space for all types of media and applications. The backup software lets you automatically save works in progress at your preferred intervals. Password protection and 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption for added security.
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    "Backup hard drive...Good backup. Good to have even if you are in the cloud...Backup hard drive for Time Machine Backup...I use this portable hard drive on my 2022 MacBook Air M2 chip as a Time Machine Backup. "

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    Product Description

    Move essential data across devices efficiently with this Western Digital My Passport Ultra External Portable Hard Drive. The drive uses USB 3.0 technology for quick read and write speeds, and the USB-C connector offers effortless plug-in options while boosting transfer rates. Abundant storage space for all types of media and applications. The backup software lets you automatically save works in progress at your preferred intervals. Password protection and 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption for added security.
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  2. WD - Easystore 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Back up drive...Bought this as a backup hard drive for photos. Works as described....Backup Hard Drive...Great external backup hard drive - use it to backup my pc and laptop files"

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    Carry and preserve important files wherever you go with this Western Digital easystore portable hard drive. The 4TB capacity offers ample storage space for your files, while the USB interface ensures compatibility with a wide range of devices. This Western Digital easystore external hard drive has a compact profile for increased portability, and the included WD Discovery software makes backing up data easy.
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    "Back up drive...Bought this as a backup hard drive for photos. Works as described....Backup Hard Drive...Great external backup hard drive - use it to backup my pc and laptop files"

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    Carry and preserve important files wherever you go with this Western Digital easystore portable hard drive. The 4TB capacity offers ample storage space for your files, while the USB interface ensures compatibility with a wide range of devices. This Western Digital easystore external hard drive has a compact profile for increased portability, and the included WD Discovery software makes backing up data easy.
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  3. SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE ArmorATD 2TB External USB-C Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best Hard Drive...This is far the best hard drive to get. Works perfect and I never had it crash on me....Have downloaded files from cloud to hard drive."

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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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    "Best Hard Drive...This is far the best hard drive to get. Works perfect and I never had it crash on me....Have downloaded files from cloud to hard drive."

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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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  4. WD - My Passport Ultra Limited Edition Dragon 2TB External USB-C Portable Hard Drive - Red - Front_Zoom
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    "Beautiful external drive...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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    "Beautiful external drive...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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    Product Description

    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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  5. SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE ArmorATD 5TB External USB-C Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Solid little drive!...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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    "Solid little drive!...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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  6. SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE ArmorATD 4TB External USB-C Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "The portable hard drive works well with my Mac. It is very easy to use and readily provides backup and storage capabilities. ...Most affordable and Apt hard drive...This is most apt hard drive one can buy. It’s affordable and can connect with both windows & MacBook Comes with 2 connectors regular USB & USB-C"

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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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    "The portable hard drive works well with my Mac. It is very easy to use and readily provides backup and storage capabilities. ...Most affordable and Apt hard drive...This is most apt hard drive one can buy. It’s affordable and can connect with both windows & MacBook Comes with 2 connectors regular USB & USB-C"

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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. WD - Easystore 6TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom

    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 software1. 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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    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 software1. 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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  8. Seagate - Game Drive for PlayStation Consoles 5TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive with Blue LED Lighting - White - Front_Zoom
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    "External hard drive...Awesome to have an easy plug-in, external hard drive...Ps5 hard drive 5tb...This hard drive is perfect I put 155 ps4 games on it, and about 5 ps5 games. "

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    Product Description

    Extend your gaming storage with Game Drive for PS5 . Officially licensed for PlayStation , this HDD works seamlessly with PS5 and PS4 consoles—while adding a splash of Blue LED lighting to any gaming atmosphere. Easily archive your PS5 games on the drive until it’s time to transfer and play them. Plus, 5TB of add-on storage means a bigger library without having to delete titles.
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    Top comment

    "External hard drive...Awesome to have an easy plug-in, external hard drive...Ps5 hard drive 5tb...This hard drive is perfect I put 155 ps4 games on it, and about 5 ps5 games. "

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    Product Description

    Extend your gaming storage with Game Drive for PS5 . Officially licensed for PlayStation , this HDD works seamlessly with PS5 and PS4 consoles—while adding a splash of Blue LED lighting to any gaming atmosphere. Easily archive your PS5 games on the drive until it’s time to transfer and play them. Plus, 5TB of add-on storage means a bigger library without having to delete titles.
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  9. Seagate - Game Drive for PlayStation Consoles 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive with Blue LED Lighting - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Hard drive...Its good for a ps4 but not a ps5 but its still a good external hard drive...Great hard drive...Bought this hard drive when I bought my ps5, super easy to set up and works great"

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    Product Description

    Extend your gaming storage with Game Drive for PS5 . Officially licensed for PlayStation , this HDD works seamlessly with PS5 and PS4 consoles—while adding a splash of Blue LED lighting to any gaming atmosphere. Easily archive your PS5 games on the drive until it’s time to transfer and play them. Plus, 2TB of add-on storage means a bigger library without having to delete titles.
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    "Hard drive...Its good for a ps4 but not a ps5 but its still a good external hard drive...Great hard drive...Bought this hard drive when I bought my ps5, super easy to set up and works great"

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    Product Description

    Extend your gaming storage with Game Drive for PS5 . Officially licensed for PlayStation , this HDD works seamlessly with PS5 and PS4 consoles—while adding a splash of Blue LED lighting to any gaming atmosphere. Easily archive your PS5 games on the drive until it’s time to transfer and play them. Plus, 2TB of add-on storage means a bigger library without having to delete titles.
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  10. SanDisk - Extreme Portable 2TB External USB-C NVMe SSD - Sky Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Beautifully Colored Hard Drive...Wonderful hard drive this far. These are so convenient in size and in robustness! ...Hard drive"

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    Product Description

    Your life's an adventure. To capture and keep its best moments, you need fast, high-capacity storage that accelerates every move. With up to 1500 MB/s read and 1000 MB/s write speed, store your content and creations on a fast drive that fits seamlessly into your active lifestyle. Up to 3 meter drop protection, with IP65 water and dust resistant, a carabiner loop for securing the drive, and a five year limited warranty give you the peace of mind to take it with you on travels near and far. From a brand trusted by professional photographers, the SanDisk Extreme portable SSD provides fast solid state performance in a tough reliable storage solution in new fun colors.
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    "Beautifully Colored Hard Drive...Wonderful hard drive this far. These are so convenient in size and in robustness! ...Hard drive"

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    Product Description

    Your life's an adventure. To capture and keep its best moments, you need fast, high-capacity storage that accelerates every move. With up to 1500 MB/s read and 1000 MB/s write speed, store your content and creations on a fast drive that fits seamlessly into your active lifestyle. Up to 3 meter drop protection, with IP65 water and dust resistant, a carabiner loop for securing the drive, and a five year limited warranty give you the peace of mind to take it with you on travels near and far. From a brand trusted by professional photographers, the SanDisk Extreme portable SSD provides fast solid state performance in a tough reliable storage solution in new fun colors.
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