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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for desktop data storage.

With the rise of cloud storage, it's easy to forget about the humble hard drive. But if you have a lot of data to store, or need to keep it around for a long time, you may want to consider buying an external hard drive. Browse the top-ranked list of desktop data storage below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Crucial - T500 1TB Internal SSD PCIe Gen 4x4 NVMe M.2 - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Excellent M.2 NVME SSD for gaming PC. Data movement speed as advertised....I recently upgraded my desktop with the Crucial T500 1TB SSD, and it's been a game-changer. "

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    Product Description

    Fuel your system performance with the Crucial® T500 Gen4 NVMe® SSD. Experience faster gaming and amp up your creative potential with an SSD that moves as fast as you need it to. Heavy tasks are no problem with better performance to power efficiency, and the T500 works with your laptop or desktop.
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    Top comment

    "Excellent M.2 NVME SSD for gaming PC. Data movement speed as advertised....I recently upgraded my desktop with the Crucial T500 1TB SSD, and it's been a game-changer. "

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    Fuel your system performance with the Crucial® T500 Gen4 NVMe® SSD. Experience faster gaming and amp up your creative potential with an SSD that moves as fast as you need it to. Heavy tasks are no problem with better performance to power efficiency, and the T500 works with your laptop or desktop.
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  2. WD - Blue SA510 4TB Internal SSD SATA - Front_Zoom

    Model: WDBB8H0040BNC-WRSN
    SKU: 6540751
    Top comment

    "Exceptional speeds and heat dissipation, perfect for a game repository or large file storage....Hugh amount of storage! Speedy SSD. Will take care of my needs for a long time."

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    Product Description

    Breathe new life into your PC so you can push your work further and grow your creative potential. Designed specifically for professionals, creatives, freelancers, social influencers, and other passionate content creators and editors, the WD Blue SA510 SATA SSD helps boost your PC’s performance so you can be more productive. The drive is available in 2.5" or M.2 slots and includes Acronis True Image for Western Digital backup and cyber protection software plus a free three-month Dropbox Professional trial. This fast, reliable SSD helps you boot up faster, cut lag times, and speed up edits and file transfers for a sustainable desktop upgrade—no expensive new PC purchase required.
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    Top comment

    "Exceptional speeds and heat dissipation, perfect for a game repository or large file storage....Hugh amount of storage! Speedy SSD. Will take care of my needs for a long time."

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    Product Description

    Breathe new life into your PC so you can push your work further and grow your creative potential. Designed specifically for professionals, creatives, freelancers, social influencers, and other passionate content creators and editors, the WD Blue SA510 SATA SSD helps boost your PC’s performance so you can be more productive. The drive is available in 2.5" or M.2 slots and includes Acronis True Image for Western Digital backup and cyber protection software plus a free three-month Dropbox Professional trial. This fast, reliable SSD helps you boot up faster, cut lag times, and speed up edits and file transfers for a sustainable desktop upgrade—no expensive new PC purchase required.
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  3. Seagate - Starfield Special Edition Game Drive Hub for Xbox 8TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Desktop Hard Drive - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Nice pricey storage device....Like I said you can get the same amount of storage for a lot less or more storage for the same price. ...My son requested this he loved the storage and the color and lighting"

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    Dive into the depths of space with the Starfield Special Edition Game Drive Hub. Officially licensed by Bethesda, this hub features a design that would make Constellation proud. Light up your gaming station with custom RGB LED lighting and keep your peripherals powered up with front-facing USB-C and USB-A ports. And an 8TB capacity keeps all your discoveries safe and ready for action.
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    Top comment

    "Nice pricey storage device....Like I said you can get the same amount of storage for a lot less or more storage for the same price. ...My son requested this he loved the storage and the color and lighting"

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    Dive into the depths of space with the Starfield Special Edition Game Drive Hub. Officially licensed by Bethesda, this hub features a design that would make Constellation proud. Light up your gaming station with custom RGB LED lighting and keep your peripherals powered up with front-facing USB-C and USB-A ports. And an 8TB capacity keeps all your discoveries safe and ready for action.
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  4. WD - Purple Surveillance 4TB Internal Hard Drive - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "This HDD is great for the price and the capacity for storage, its working great with mu security camera system...Awesome storage"

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    Product Description

    WD Purple drives are designed to meet the challenges of 24x7 video surveillance recording. These drives are engineered specifically for surveillance to help withstand the elevated heat fluctuations and equipment vibrations within NVR environments. An average desktop drive is built to run for only short intervals, not the harsh 24/7 always-on environment of a high-definition surveillance system. With WD Purple drives, you get reliable, surveillance-class storage that’s tested for compatibility in a wide range of security systems. Exclusive AllFrame technology helps reduce frame loss and improve overall video playback.
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    Top comment

    "This HDD is great for the price and the capacity for storage, its working great with mu security camera system...Awesome storage"

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    Product Description

    WD Purple drives are designed to meet the challenges of 24x7 video surveillance recording. These drives are engineered specifically for surveillance to help withstand the elevated heat fluctuations and equipment vibrations within NVR environments. An average desktop drive is built to run for only short intervals, not the harsh 24/7 always-on environment of a high-definition surveillance system. With WD Purple drives, you get reliable, surveillance-class storage that’s tested for compatibility in a wide range of security systems. Exclusive AllFrame technology helps reduce frame loss and improve overall video playback.
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  5. WD - Blue SA510 2TB Internal SSD SATA - Front_Zoom

    Model: WDBB8H0020BNC-WRSN
    SKU: 6540755
    Top comment

    "Great for a second SSD for data....Excellent Blend of Speed and Storage Capacity...I haven't encountered any data loss or performance degradation during this time. "

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    Product Description

    Breathe new life into your PC so you can push your work further and grow your creative potential. Designed specifically for professionals, creatives, freelancers, social influencers, and other passionate content creators and editors, the WD Blue SA510 SATA SSD helps boost your PC’s performance so you can be more productive. The drive is available in 2.5" or M.2 slots and includes Acronis True Image for Western Digital backup and cyber protection software plus a free three-month Dropbox Professional trial. This fast, reliable SSD helps you boot up faster, cut lag times, and speed up edits and file transfers for a sustainable desktop upgrade—no expensive new PC purchase required.
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    Top comment

    "Great for a second SSD for data....Excellent Blend of Speed and Storage Capacity...I haven't encountered any data loss or performance degradation during this time. "

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    Product Description

    Breathe new life into your PC so you can push your work further and grow your creative potential. Designed specifically for professionals, creatives, freelancers, social influencers, and other passionate content creators and editors, the WD Blue SA510 SATA SSD helps boost your PC’s performance so you can be more productive. The drive is available in 2.5" or M.2 slots and includes Acronis True Image for Western Digital backup and cyber protection software plus a free three-month Dropbox Professional trial. This fast, reliable SSD helps you boot up faster, cut lag times, and speed up edits and file transfers for a sustainable desktop upgrade—no expensive new PC purchase required.
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  6. Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished 990 PRO 2TB Internal SSD PCIe Gen 4x4 NVMe with Heatsink for PS5 - Alt_View_Zoom_11
    Top comment

    "Great SSD for desktop...Much need storage space...Works as advertised, flawless transition from saving and playing on the internal storage to new SSD."

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    Product Description

    Designed for tech enthusiasts, hardcore gamers and heavy-workload professionals who want blazing fast speed. The integrated heatsink disperses heat to maintain speed, power, efficiency and thermal control, preventing downtime overheating on consoles and PCs. For console gaming, compatible only with PlayStation 5. Sequential read/write speeds up to 7,450/6,900 MB/s. Geek Squad Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about
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    Top comment

    "Great SSD for desktop...Much need storage space...Works as advertised, flawless transition from saving and playing on the internal storage to new SSD."

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    Product Description

    Designed for tech enthusiasts, hardcore gamers and heavy-workload professionals who want blazing fast speed. The integrated heatsink disperses heat to maintain speed, power, efficiency and thermal control, preventing downtime overheating on consoles and PCs. For console gaming, compatible only with PlayStation 5. Sequential read/write speeds up to 7,450/6,900 MB/s. Geek Squad Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about
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  7. SanDisk - 8TB  Desk Drive  USB Type-C Desktop External SSD - Black - Front_Zoom

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    Model: SDSSDT40-8T00-NA25​
    SKU: 6568090
    Top comment

    "Store Data FAST and reliably...Whether you are a photographer, videographer, or a passionate amateur, reliable storage of your data is paramount. SanDisk has been one of the clubhouse leaders in computer storage solutions for as long as I can remember. ...Great storage...It holds quite a bit of data/photos and I am quite impressed."

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    Product Description

    Introducing the SanDisk Desk Drive — a complete desktop backup solution. Designed with the higher capacity of an HDD, but with the speed and reliability of an SSD, it’s the perfect home base to quickly back up your favorite and important content. An immense capacity of up to 8TB will easily hold your photos, videos, music, and important documents, and read speeds up to 1000MB/s will help you access everything fast. With a compact design that fits naturally into any workspace, this drive helps protect your content — all in one place.
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    Top comment

    "Store Data FAST and reliably...Whether you are a photographer, videographer, or a passionate amateur, reliable storage of your data is paramount. SanDisk has been one of the clubhouse leaders in computer storage solutions for as long as I can remember. ...Great storage...It holds quite a bit of data/photos and I am quite impressed."

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    Product Description

    Introducing the SanDisk Desk Drive — a complete desktop backup solution. Designed with the higher capacity of an HDD, but with the speed and reliability of an SSD, it’s the perfect home base to quickly back up your favorite and important content. An immense capacity of up to 8TB will easily hold your photos, videos, music, and important documents, and read speeds up to 1000MB/s will help you access everything fast. With a compact design that fits naturally into any workspace, this drive helps protect your content — all in one place.
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  8. Crucial - T700 4TB Internal SSD PCIe Gen 5x4 NVMe - Front_Zoom

    Model: CT4000T700SSD3
    SKU: 6544910
    Top comment

    "Also backwards compatible which is nice if you need more storage now but eventually plan on upgrading your older motherboard"

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    Product Description

    Are you ready to feel the rush of extreme performance? The Crucial T700 PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD offers speeds of up to 12,400MB/s sequential reads and up to 11,800MB/s sequential writes (up to 1,500K IOPS random reads/writes) for faster gaming, video editing, 3D rendering and heavy workload applications. Built with Micron 232-layer TLC NAND and ready for use with your motherboard’s heatsink, the Crucial T700 Gen5 SSD is optimized for performance, takes full advantage of Microsoft DirectStorage, and is backward compatible with Gen3 and Gen4 motherboards. With SSD speeds nearly 2x faster than Gen4 in your PC, you’ll never look back from the Crucial T700!
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    Top comment

    "Also backwards compatible which is nice if you need more storage now but eventually plan on upgrading your older motherboard"

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    Product Description

    Are you ready to feel the rush of extreme performance? The Crucial T700 PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD offers speeds of up to 12,400MB/s sequential reads and up to 11,800MB/s sequential writes (up to 1,500K IOPS random reads/writes) for faster gaming, video editing, 3D rendering and heavy workload applications. Built with Micron 232-layer TLC NAND and ready for use with your motherboard’s heatsink, the Crucial T700 Gen5 SSD is optimized for performance, takes full advantage of Microsoft DirectStorage, and is backward compatible with Gen3 and Gen4 motherboards. With SSD speeds nearly 2x faster than Gen4 in your PC, you’ll never look back from the Crucial T700!
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  9. WD - Blue SN580 2TB Internal SSD PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe - Front_Zoom

    Model: WDBWMY0020BBL-WRSN
    SKU: 6558801
    Top comment

    "I've portioned it to store steam games in half of it and for data storage (linux) for the other....Before this, I've never used a SSD in my desktop, only in my laptop (as it came pre-installed), but honestly, I don't think I could ever go back. "

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    Product Description

    Spark Your Imagination with the WD Blue SN580 NVMe SSD with PCIe Gen 4.0 for creators and professionals. Boost productivity or design creatives effortlessly by upgrading to PCIe Gen 4.0 SSDs with up to 4,150 MB/s read speeds.
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    Top comment

    "I've portioned it to store steam games in half of it and for data storage (linux) for the other....Before this, I've never used a SSD in my desktop, only in my laptop (as it came pre-installed), but honestly, I don't think I could ever go back. "

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    Product Description

    Spark Your Imagination with the WD Blue SN580 NVMe SSD with PCIe Gen 4.0 for creators and professionals. Boost productivity or design creatives effortlessly by upgrading to PCIe Gen 4.0 SSDs with up to 4,150 MB/s read speeds.
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  10. Seagate - FireCuda Gaming 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hard Drive with RGB LED Lighting - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "I was able to quickly backup my entire desktop with the click of a button. Super happy with this....A simple plug-and-play drive with lots of storage and a fast interface to transfer data. What else can you ask from a product like this from a company with a strong reputation on storage device. "

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    Product Description

    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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    Top comment

    "I was able to quickly backup my entire desktop with the click of a button. Super happy with this....A simple plug-and-play drive with lots of storage and a fast interface to transfer data. What else can you ask from a product like this from a company with a strong reputation on storage device. "

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    Product Description

    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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