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

If you're looking to back up your computer or save some space on your internal hard drive, a portable external hard drive is a great option. They come in all shapes and sizes, with an array of features, but they all have one thing in common: lots of storage space. Here are our top picks for the best external hard drives, based on their ease of use, performance, and value.

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  1. Seagate - FireCuda Gaming 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hard Drive with RGB LED Lighting - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "She loved it and the lighting on the hard drive it even feel more durable than her last external hard drive....Great Little External...An amazing external drive. Durable, fast, and secure."

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    Plug in and light up with the FireCuda Gaming Hard Drive. Created with up to 5TB of capacity and a sleek, bold design—this gaming hard drive can hold all your content and compliment the look of your battlestation. Bring an extra layer of atmosphere to gaming sessions with customizable RGB LED lighting and Razer Chroma™ RGB compatibility.
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    "She loved it and the lighting on the hard drive it even feel more durable than her last external hard drive....Great Little External...An amazing external drive. Durable, fast, and secure."

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    Plug in and light up with the FireCuda Gaming Hard Drive. Created with up to 5TB of capacity and a sleek, bold design—this gaming hard drive can hold all your content and compliment the look of your battlestation. Bring an extra layer of atmosphere to gaming sessions with customizable RGB LED lighting and Razer Chroma™ RGB compatibility.
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  2. Crucial - X9 Pro 1TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Upgraded to it from a traditional external hard drive....External SSD Harf Drive...I love this hard drive. 1 TB fits easily in the palm of my hand."

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    Accelerate your workflow with the powerful performance of the Crucial X9 Pro Portable SSD. With read and write speeds up to 1,050MB/s and 1TB of capacity, the X9 Pro has space for thousands of photos, files, and videos along with the speed you need to organize, curate, edit and retouch your portfolio quickly, supporting whatever you do in Adobe Lightroom. The Crucial X9 Pro is plug-and-play ready with a USB-C connection, and works with Windows, Mac, Android, and more. Featuring Micron TLC NAND and water and dust resistance (IP55), the Crucial X9 Pro is designed for durability and style in the studio, in the field, or wherever you roam.
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    "Upgraded to it from a traditional external hard drive....External SSD Harf Drive...I love this hard drive. 1 TB fits easily in the palm of my hand."

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    Accelerate your workflow with the powerful performance of the Crucial X9 Pro Portable SSD. With read and write speeds up to 1,050MB/s and 1TB of capacity, the X9 Pro has space for thousands of photos, files, and videos along with the speed you need to organize, curate, edit and retouch your portfolio quickly, supporting whatever you do in Adobe Lightroom. The Crucial X9 Pro is plug-and-play ready with a USB-C connection, and works with Windows, Mac, Android, and more. Featuring Micron TLC NAND and water and dust resistance (IP55), the Crucial X9 Pro is designed for durability and style in the studio, in the field, or wherever you roam.
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  3. Seagate - Game Drive for PlayStation Consoles 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "You'll never need another external hard drive...More space than i could ever want lol love this hard drive....Seagate External Hard Drive...My oldest grandson is excited about this Portable External Hard Drive."

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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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    "You'll never need another external hard drive...More space than i could ever want lol love this hard drive....Seagate External Hard Drive...My oldest grandson is excited about this Portable External Hard Drive."

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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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  4. WD - Easystore 1TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Cheap and reliable!...This is actually a very fast external hard drive, and it comes with a ton of storage at a cheap price!...Great simple external hard drive...Highly recommended if you want a cheap external hard drive."

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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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    "Cheap and reliable!...This is actually a very fast external hard drive, and it comes with a ton of storage at a cheap price!...Great simple external hard drive...Highly recommended if you want a cheap external hard drive."

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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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  5. LaCie - Mobile 2TB External USB-C 3.2 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Moon Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Great external hard drive. Does what it should and is easy enough to set up for a Mac book....Great External Drive...If you’re looking for an external hard drive to use, I highly recommend this one!"

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    LaCie Mobile Drive is the nexus of portability and capacity. Encased in a sleek Neil Poulton design, each drive is constructed using post-consumer recycled materials. Works with PC, Mac, and iPad USB-C, just plug-in and go. One-click or automatic backup makes file storage extra smooth, plus up to 2TB of capacity makes plenty of room for photos, playlists, docs, and more.
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    "Great external hard drive. Does what it should and is easy enough to set up for a Mac book....Great External Drive...If you’re looking for an external hard drive to use, I highly recommend this one!"

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    LaCie Mobile Drive is the nexus of portability and capacity. Encased in a sleek Neil Poulton design, each drive is constructed using post-consumer recycled materials. Works with PC, Mac, and iPad USB-C, just plug-in and go. One-click or automatic backup makes file storage extra smooth, plus up to 2TB of capacity makes plenty of room for photos, playlists, docs, and more.
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  6. 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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  7. Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished T7 500GB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD with Hardware Encryption - Indigo Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Nice and fast SSD on a budget. Was looking for a cheap and fast external SSD and nothing would beat the Samsung T7 price, specially the Best Buy refurbished one....SSD External Drive...Nice ssd external drive. Very light weight and compact."

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    Back up files and expand your PC storage with this refurbished blue Samsung T7 portable SSD. The 500GB capacity provides ample storage space for large files, while the advanced thermal solution prevents overheating for added efficiency. This Samsung T7 portable SSD has read speeds of up to 1050MB/sec. for rapid data access, and 256-bit AES encryption helps prevent unauthorized access.

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    "Nice and fast SSD on a budget. Was looking for a cheap and fast external SSD and nothing would beat the Samsung T7 price, specially the Best Buy refurbished one....SSD External Drive...Nice ssd external drive. Very light weight and compact."

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    Back up files and expand your PC storage with this refurbished blue Samsung T7 portable SSD. The 500GB capacity provides ample storage space for large files, while the advanced thermal solution prevents overheating for added efficiency. This Samsung T7 portable SSD has read speeds of up to 1050MB/sec. for rapid data access, and 256-bit AES encryption helps prevent unauthorized access.

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  8. Samsung - T7 Shield 1TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Rugged SSD IP65 Water Resistant - Beige - Front_Zoom
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    "Doesn't get too hot, doesn't feel cheap...Computers I've owned in the past turned out to tend to have Samsung hard drives in them. When it came time to make certain of data backup with an external hard drive I therefore thought of Samsung. "

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    Samsung T7 Shield 1TB, Portable SSD, up to 1050 MB/S, USB 3.2 Gen2, Rugged, IP65 Rated, for Photographers, Content Creators, and Gaming, External Solid State Drive, Beige.
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    "Doesn't get too hot, doesn't feel cheap...Computers I've owned in the past turned out to tend to have Samsung hard drives in them. When it came time to make certain of data backup with an external hard drive I therefore thought of Samsung. "

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    Samsung T7 Shield 1TB, Portable SSD, up to 1050 MB/S, USB 3.2 Gen2, Rugged, IP65 Rated, for Photographers, Content Creators, and Gaming, External Solid State Drive, Beige.
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  9. LG - 6x External Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Front_Zoom
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    "A great drive. Bundled sofrware is a little limited but there are other options that are feeeware or very cheap...I've had other LG External Blu-ray drives, and they were more substantial than this drive. "

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    Transfer digital files or old discs to DVD or Blu-Ray formats with this LG portable Blu-Ray/DVD writer. Jamless play technology prevents breaks in your content by skipping over damaged areas of a disc, while the silent play feature filters out background noise. Able to support a wide range of disc formats, this LG portable Blu-Ray/DVD writer lets you preserve home movies or copies of favorite films by transferring them to new discs.
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    "A great drive. Bundled sofrware is a little limited but there are other options that are feeeware or very cheap...I've had other LG External Blu-ray drives, and they were more substantial than this drive. "

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    Transfer digital files or old discs to DVD or Blu-Ray formats with this LG portable Blu-Ray/DVD writer. Jamless play technology prevents breaks in your content by skipping over damaged areas of a disc, while the silent play feature filters out background noise. Able to support a wide range of disc formats, this LG portable Blu-Ray/DVD writer lets you preserve home movies or copies of favorite films by transferring them to new discs.
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  10. LG - 8x External USB 2.0 Double-Layer DVD±RW/±R/-RAM/CD-RW Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great external hard drive...This is a great little external hard drive. I mainly purchased it for storing all my thousands of photos, and music files. ...LG External Hard Drive...Use the device as back-up for my computer hard drive. Using it every day...no issues with performance!"

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    Burn discs fast and efficiently with this LG external disc drive. A max 8x DVD+R write speed means you spend less time transferring files and more time enjoying your media, while compatibility with both iOS and Windows lets you use this drive with multiple computers. This LG external disc drive comes with a mini USB cable and needs no other power source.
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    "Great external hard drive...This is a great little external hard drive. I mainly purchased it for storing all my thousands of photos, and music files. ...LG External Hard Drive...Use the device as back-up for my computer hard drive. Using it every day...no issues with performance!"

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    Burn discs fast and efficiently with this LG external disc drive. A max 8x DVD+R write speed means you spend less time transferring files and more time enjoying your media, while compatibility with both iOS and Windows lets you use this drive with multiple computers. This LG external disc drive comes with a mini USB cable and needs no other power source.
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