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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for best external hard drive for mac.

External hard drives are a great way to back up your computer. They're also useful for storing large media files like movies and photos, and for moving data between computers. Browse the top-ranked list of best external hard drives for Mac below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. WD - My Passport for Mac 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Best Mac back up harddrive....Easy to use. Nice back up hard drive! Portable. Plugs in using multiple adapters...Best Hard Drive for Macs ever"

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    Store and access files on the go with this WD My Passport Portable Hard Drive for Mac. The backup software keeps you covered against accidental data loss, and password protection prevents unauthorized access to your content. The portable hard drive comes with USB-A and USB-C cables for flexible connectivity options.
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    "Best Mac back up harddrive....Easy to use. Nice back up hard drive! Portable. Plugs in using multiple adapters...Best Hard Drive for Macs ever"

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    Store and access files on the go with this WD My Passport Portable Hard Drive for Mac. The backup software keeps you covered against accidental data loss, and password protection prevents unauthorized access to your content. The portable hard drive comes with USB-A and USB-C cables for flexible connectivity options.
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  2. WD - My Passport Ultra for Mac 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Simply the best external HDD for Mac....WD drives are the best. Period. Currently using 4 WD Ultra for Mac drives. ...Passport Drive for MAC...Good time machine backup for Macs, just a little slow."

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    Access and save data quickly on this Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive for Mac. The hard drive uses USB 3.0 technology and USB-D connectivity to maximize plug-in options. Keep your files safe with the included security software, offering encryption and password protection. Its modern metal design complements your Mac, and out of the box, it’s formatted for macOS and Time Machine compatibility.
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    "Simply the best external HDD for Mac....WD drives are the best. Period. Currently using 4 WD Ultra for Mac drives. ...Passport Drive for MAC...Good time machine backup for Macs, just a little slow."

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    Access and save data quickly on this Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive for Mac. The hard drive uses USB 3.0 technology and USB-D connectivity to maximize plug-in options. Keep your files safe with the included security software, offering encryption and password protection. Its modern metal design complements your Mac, and out of the box, it’s formatted for macOS and Time Machine compatibility.
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  3. WD - My Passport Ultra for Mac 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "External Portable Hard Drive for Mac...This WD -My Passport Ultra for Mac External Hard Drive will give you extra space for storage to save files on it. ...WD My Passport for Mac...Great external hard drive ... my second WD Passport product."

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    Access and save data quickly on this Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive for Mac. The hard drive uses USB 3.0 technology and USB-D connectivity to maximize plug-in options. Keep your files safe with the included security software, offering encryption and password protection. Its modern metal design complements your Mac, and out of the box, it’s formatted for macOS and Time Machine compatibility.
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    "External Portable Hard Drive for Mac...This WD -My Passport Ultra for Mac External Hard Drive will give you extra space for storage to save files on it. ...WD My Passport for Mac...Great external hard drive ... my second WD Passport product."

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    Product Description

    Access and save data quickly on this Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive for Mac. The hard drive uses USB 3.0 technology and USB-D connectivity to maximize plug-in options. Keep your files safe with the included security software, offering encryption and password protection. Its modern metal design complements your Mac, and out of the box, it’s formatted for macOS and Time Machine compatibility.
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  4. Seagate - Game Drive for Xbox 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive Xbox Certified with Green LED Bar - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best External Hard drive...Seagate - Game Drive for Xbox 2TB External USB 3....Seagate - Game Drive for Xbox 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive Xbox Certified with Green LED Bar Best"

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    Take control of your gaming experience with Game Drive for Xbox. Featuring up to 2TB of storage, this drive's slim and slick design complements Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or any generation of Xbox One. Perfect for building up your Game Vault and taking it on-the-go.
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    "Best External Hard drive...Seagate - Game Drive for Xbox 2TB External USB 3....Seagate - Game Drive for Xbox 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive Xbox Certified with Green LED Bar Best"

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    Take control of your gaming experience with Game Drive for Xbox. Featuring up to 2TB of storage, this drive's slim and slick design complements Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or any generation of Xbox One. Perfect for building up your Game Vault and taking it on-the-go.
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  5. WD - BLACK D10 8TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best 8TB External Hard Drive...This hard drive has great performance and built quality is very solid....3rd Best external Hard drive"

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    The WD_Black D10 Game Drive will take your console or PC to the next level and help you keep the competitive edge you need to win. Add up to 8TB of extra storage to your device to build up your game library up to 200 games, or relive your best in-action moments by saving your favorite gameplay recordings. Rated at 7200 RPM with active cooling technology, WD_Black D10 Game Drive has speeds up to 250MB/s to kick your game into high-performance mode so you can play without limits and drive your game the way you choose.
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    "Best 8TB External Hard Drive...This hard drive has great performance and built quality is very solid....3rd Best external Hard drive"

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    The WD_Black D10 Game Drive will take your console or PC to the next level and help you keep the competitive edge you need to win. Add up to 8TB of extra storage to your device to build up your game library up to 200 games, or relive your best in-action moments by saving your favorite gameplay recordings. Rated at 7200 RPM with active cooling technology, WD_Black D10 Game Drive has speeds up to 250MB/s to kick your game into high-performance mode so you can play without limits and drive your game the way you choose.
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  6. WD - Easystore 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "This hard drive is compatible with macs and works well. ...compact external drive...Good external drive for Mac backups when on the road."

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    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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    "This hard drive is compatible with macs and works well. ...compact external drive...Good external drive for Mac backups when on the road."

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    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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  7. WD - easystore 22TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: WDBAMA0220HBK-NESN
    SKU: 6537414
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    "EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE...EASY TO SET UP, GOOD AMOUNT OF SPACE 22TB EXTERNAL USB HARD DRIVE...Best one in the store...Perfect for data transfer from old hards and keeping a large library of music and photos"

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    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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    "EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE...EASY TO SET UP, GOOD AMOUNT OF SPACE 22TB EXTERNAL USB HARD DRIVE...Best one in the store...Perfect for data transfer from old hards and keeping a large library of music and photos"

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    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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  8. Seagate - One Touch with Password 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great hard drive...Best external hard drive. This is my third one and they all work great. ...External hard drive"

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    Store and access photos and files on the go with One Touch HDD with password activated hardware encryption. Quick plug-and-play USB 3.0 connectivity with Windows, Mac, Chromebook lets you consolidate files with a single click or schedule automatic daily, weekly, or monthly backups. Plus—organize your photos with a Mylio Photos complementary subscription and enjoy automatic backups with a Dropbox Backup Plan free trial.
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    "Great hard drive...Best external hard drive. This is my third one and they all work great. ...External hard drive"

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    Store and access photos and files on the go with One Touch HDD with password activated hardware encryption. Quick plug-and-play USB 3.0 connectivity with Windows, Mac, Chromebook lets you consolidate files with a single click or schedule automatic daily, weekly, or monthly backups. Plus—organize your photos with a Mylio Photos complementary subscription and enjoy automatic backups with a Dropbox Backup Plan free trial.
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  9. Seagate - 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great external drive...These drives are reliable and fast. I have been using seagate drives for 5 years without any problems. ...Pretty good hard drive...Need to re-set up if you are using it under Mac systerm."

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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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    "Great external drive...These drives are reliable and fast. I have been using seagate drives for 5 years without any problems. ...Pretty good hard drive...Need to re-set up if you are using it under Mac systerm."

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    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. Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished T7 Shield 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Rugged SSD IP65 Water Resistant - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "My Samsung refurbished external SSD...I just plugged it in and reformat it to my mac book. easy!...Good for Android devices, but idk about pc or mac...I do not suggest using this or the T5 for a storage space on windows pc's because once I did it and afterwards my pc would not connect to them... (hard resets might fix this issue but it did not work on my pc). "

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    "My Samsung refurbished external SSD...I just plugged it in and reformat it to my mac book. easy!...Good for Android devices, but idk about pc or mac...I do not suggest using this or the T5 for a storage space on windows pc's because once I did it and afterwards my pc would not connect to them... (hard resets might fix this issue but it did not work on my pc). "

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