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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for best external ssd.

External solid-state drives (SSDs) are the fastest way to add storage to your computer. They're also portable, making them ideal for taking your files on the road. While most external SSDs are formatted for Windows PCs, some are compatible with Macs and Android devices, too. Browse the top-ranked list of best external ssd below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. SanDisk - Extreme Portable 4TB External USB-C NVMe SSD - Monterey - Front_Zoom
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    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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    "External Disk"

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    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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  2. SanDisk - 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C Portable SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Portable SSD...Nice SSD for back ups. Cord is a it too short. Had to get a longer cord....Great affordable SSD. Need an adapter to fit USB-C...Great SSD flash drive. I only wish the included cable was USB-C to USB-C. "

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    Life’s best moments happen fast. To make sure you don’t miss them, you need portable, reliable storage. With the SanDisk Portable SSD featuring 800MB/s1 read speeds, you can store your content and memories on a fast drive that fits seamlessly into your mobile lifestyle. Up to two-meter drop protection3 plus a tough rubber hook for securing the drive give you the peace of mind to take it with you wherever, whenever. From a brand trusted by professional photographers, the SanDisk Portable SSD provides fast solid-state performance in a rugged but affordable storage solution.
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    "Portable SSD...Nice SSD for back ups. Cord is a it too short. Had to get a longer cord....Great affordable SSD. Need an adapter to fit USB-C...Great SSD flash drive. I only wish the included cable was USB-C to USB-C. "

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    Life’s best moments happen fast. To make sure you don’t miss them, you need portable, reliable storage. With the SanDisk Portable SSD featuring 800MB/s1 read speeds, you can store your content and memories on a fast drive that fits seamlessly into your mobile lifestyle. Up to two-meter drop protection3 plus a tough rubber hook for securing the drive give you the peace of mind to take it with you wherever, whenever. From a brand trusted by professional photographers, the SanDisk Portable SSD provides fast solid-state performance in a rugged but affordable storage solution.
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  3. SanDisk - Extreme Portable 4TB External USB-C NVMe SSD - Sky Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Good SSD...Much better than my large external HDD that required separate power!"

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    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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    "Good SSD...Much better than my large external HDD that required separate power!"

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    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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  4. Crucial - X10 Pro 4TB USB-C External SSD - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: CT4000X10PROSSD9
    SKU: 6551162
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    "Great Value, High Performance SSD...This external SSD seems too good to be true, but so far so good. ...4TB SSD"

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    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 4TB 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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    "Great Value, High Performance SSD...This external SSD seems too good to be true, but so far so good. ...4TB SSD"

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    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 4TB 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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  5. HP - Chromebook 11A G6 11.6" Refurbished Laptop - AMD A-Series A4 with 4GB Memory - AMD Radeon R4 Graphics - 16GB SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best laptop like new perfect purchase i love it so much...Couple months ago the screen got broke and use it with an external monitor and it still works perfectly it’s been snapped in half and through a lot of abuse but still works good and good for students on a budget and as a low tear mid range Chromebook"

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    Complete your projects on time with this refurbished HP 11A G6 Chromebook. The powerful 1.6GHz AMD A-Series A4 processor keeps up with most demanding programs, while 4GB of RAM supports smooth multitasking. This HP 11A G6 Chromebook has an 11.6" HD display for crisp visuals, and the 16GB SSD ensures fast load and boot times.
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    "Best laptop like new perfect purchase i love it so much...Couple months ago the screen got broke and use it with an external monitor and it still works perfectly it’s been snapped in half and through a lot of abuse but still works good and good for students on a budget and as a low tear mid range Chromebook"

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    Complete your projects on time with this refurbished HP 11A G6 Chromebook. The powerful 1.6GHz AMD A-Series A4 processor keeps up with most demanding programs, while 4GB of RAM supports smooth multitasking. This HP 11A G6 Chromebook has an 11.6" HD display for crisp visuals, and the 16GB SSD ensures fast load and boot times.
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  6. SanDisk - Extreme Portable 2TB External USB-C NVMe SSD - Sky Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Great external SSD and fast, 500Mbps. Love the color....External Storage for iPad Pro 11” 4th generation...Excellent SSD storage for files and photos on my iPad. Plenty of space."

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    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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    "Great external SSD and fast, 500Mbps. Love the color....External Storage for iPad Pro 11” 4th generation...Excellent SSD storage for files and photos on my iPad. Plenty of space."

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    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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  7. 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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    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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    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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  8. Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished 990 PRO 2TB Internal SSD PCle Gen 4x4 NVMe - Front_Zoom
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    "So far it's been working well, I haven't had any problems using it as an external storage drive. Great price also....SSD 990 review...Good product and good conditions the SSD came fast"

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    Designed for tech enthusiasts, hardcore gamers and heavy-workload professionals who want blazing fast speed. Sequential read/write speeds up to 7,450/6,900 MB/s

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    "So far it's been working well, I haven't had any problems using it as an external storage drive. Great price also....SSD 990 review...Good product and good conditions the SSD came fast"

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    Designed for tech enthusiasts, hardcore gamers and heavy-workload professionals who want blazing fast speed. Sequential read/write speeds up to 7,450/6,900 MB/s

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  9. Dell XPS 17 17.0" UHD+ Touch Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 32GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 - 1TB SSD - Platinum Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "You can easily tell the difference between 720 and 1080p, which almost all external cameras for desktop machines have been for many years....Since I am an accountant and trader, it is one of the best laptops."

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    Meet the new Dell XPS 17 - a 17-inch laptop designed to power your next big idea. Featuring 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics and a studio-quality display.
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    "You can easily tell the difference between 720 and 1080p, which almost all external cameras for desktop machines have been for many years....Since I am an accountant and trader, it is one of the best laptops."

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    Meet the new Dell XPS 17 - a 17-inch laptop designed to power your next big idea. Featuring 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics and a studio-quality display.
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  10. Seagate - Game Drive NVMe 2TB Internal SSD PCIe Gen 4 x4 with Heatsink for PS5 - Front_Zoom
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    "Ssd...This is a good ssd l, I've been looking for one for a while now...SSD STORAGE...I'm glad I got it from Best Buy. Thank you very much!!!!!!"

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    A partnership between PS5 gameplay and SSD storage, the Officially Licensed Game Drive PS5 NVMe SSD is the optimal drive for gamers. Built to thrive with both the Digital and Standard Editions of PS5 , this SSD features up to 7,300/6,900 MB/s sequential read/write speeds, a custom heatsink, and instantly expands your capacity with 2 TB of space. Plus, it installs with just a screwdriver.
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    "Ssd...This is a good ssd l, I've been looking for one for a while now...SSD STORAGE...I'm glad I got it from Best Buy. Thank you very much!!!!!!"

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    A partnership between PS5 gameplay and SSD storage, the Officially Licensed Game Drive PS5 NVMe SSD is the optimal drive for gamers. Built to thrive with both the Digital and Standard Editions of PS5 , this SSD features up to 7,300/6,900 MB/s sequential read/write speeds, a custom heatsink, and instantly expands your capacity with 2 TB of space. Plus, it installs with just a screwdriver.
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