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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for emergency disks.

If you've ever had to use your computer or other device in an emergency, you know how important it is to have a reliable backup. You don't want to lose your work, and you especially don't want to lose your data. That's where an emergency disk comes in. Browse the top-ranked list of emergency disks below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. WD - My Passport for Mac 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Blue - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Sleek and durable with very fast speed scan disk…….....Even small enough to take in case of emergencies ( fires or hurricane) for important documents."

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    Product Description

    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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    Top comment

    "Sleek and durable with very fast speed scan disk…….....Even small enough to take in case of emergencies ( fires or hurricane) for important documents."

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    Product Description

    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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    See all Mac External Hard Drives & SSDs
  2. WD - My Cloud Expert EX2 Ultra 2-Bay 8TB External Network Attached Storage (NAS) - Charcoal - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "It runs fast and provides the capacity for my 2 large workstation, 2 laptops, and mobile devices. The disk mirroring provides me higher level comfort from device failure....Directions NEED to let buyers know that the default is such that only 1/2 the disk space will be visible. Yo then need to better explain the various setups on how the Ultra may be utilized. "

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    Product Description

    Keep valuable data safe with this My Cloud EX2 Ultra external hard drive. Custom backup options through WD SmartWare Pro, 256 AES volume encryption, and multiple RAID options provide enhanced performance and protection. This 8TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra provides high transfer speeds, and its Plex Media Server keeps your data ready at all times.
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    "It runs fast and provides the capacity for my 2 large workstation, 2 laptops, and mobile devices. The disk mirroring provides me higher level comfort from device failure....Directions NEED to let buyers know that the default is such that only 1/2 the disk space will be visible. Yo then need to better explain the various setups on how the Ultra may be utilized. "

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    Product Description

    Keep valuable data safe with this My Cloud EX2 Ultra external hard drive. Custom backup options through WD SmartWare Pro, 256 AES volume encryption, and multiple RAID options provide enhanced performance and protection. This 8TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra provides high transfer speeds, and its Plex Media Server keeps your data ready at all times.
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    See all Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  3. WD - My Passport Ultra for Mac 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Awesome and slim hard disk...Very happy, was able to back up all my information to free up disk space."

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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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    Top comment

    "Awesome and slim hard disk...Very happy, was able to back up all my information to free up disk space."

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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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    See all Mac External Hard Drives & SSDs
  4. WD - My Passport Ultra for Mac 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great small Mac hard disk...This is a great hard disk to use for Apple's Time Machine. It is small and totally compatible with no reformatting required....I needed a HD large enough to partition for Time Machine and an for overall disk clone. This works well. Has been reliable compared to Seagate drives. "

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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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    Top comment

    "Great small Mac hard disk...This is a great hard disk to use for Apple's Time Machine. It is small and totally compatible with no reformatting required....I needed a HD large enough to partition for Time Machine and an for overall disk clone. This works well. Has been reliable compared to Seagate drives. "

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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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    See all Mac External Hard Drives & SSDs
  5. WD - My Passport for Mac 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Blue - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great disk...External Disk"

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    Product Description

    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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    Top comment

    "Great disk...External Disk"

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    Product Description

    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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    See all Mac External Hard Drives & SSDs
  6. WD - Easystore 1TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Backups for system disk....Great for holding weekly system disk backups. Easy to use....Great disk...Great backup disk, it’s portable and easy to use. Love the disk."

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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 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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    "Backups for system disk....Great for holding weekly system disk backups. Easy to use....Great disk...Great backup disk, it’s portable and easy to use. Love the disk."

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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. Crucial - X10 Pro 2TB USB-C External SSD - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: CT2000X10PROSSD9
    SKU: 6551159
    Top comment

    "Transfer rates: Transfer rates were evaluated using Crystal Disk Mark (v8.0.4, ©2007-2021 hiyohiyo) running on a Dell XPS 15 (9520) with 4 TB internal NVMe KXG70PN84T09 KIOXIA system disk and USB C connection. ...Being an SSD type storage device, versus a disk drive, I'm more confident what I've saved on it will be more secure with less chance of data loss or file corruption. "

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    Product Description

    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 2TB 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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    "Transfer rates: Transfer rates were evaluated using Crystal Disk Mark (v8.0.4, ©2007-2021 hiyohiyo) running on a Dell XPS 15 (9520) with 4 TB internal NVMe KXG70PN84T09 KIOXIA system disk and USB C connection. ...Being an SSD type storage device, versus a disk drive, I'm more confident what I've saved on it will be more secure with less chance of data loss or file corruption. "

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    Product Description

    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 2TB 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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  8. Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished T7 1TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD with Hardware Encryption - Titan Gray - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Make sure you use a proper port on pc and good quality cable. Great for emergency drives for work and random backup drive....worked great affordable extra disk storage for backups"

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    Store and access confidential files on the go with this refurbished gray Samsung T7 portable SSD. The 1TB capacity offers vast storage space to accommodate large files, and the sequential write speeds of up to 1000MB/sec. ensure rapid data transfer. This Samsung T7 portable SSD boasts 256-bit AES encryption for reliable data security, and the shock-resistant design withstands daily rigors for long-lasting durability.

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    Top comment

    "Make sure you use a proper port on pc and good quality cable. Great for emergency drives for work and random backup drive....worked great affordable extra disk storage for backups"

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    Store and access confidential files on the go with this refurbished gray Samsung T7 portable SSD. The 1TB capacity offers vast storage space to accommodate large files, and the sequential write speeds of up to 1000MB/sec. ensure rapid data transfer. This Samsung T7 portable SSD boasts 256-bit AES encryption for reliable data security, and the shock-resistant design withstands daily rigors for long-lasting durability.

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  9. WD - My Passport 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Blue - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Need this hard drive for an emergency back of data! It worked perfectly and the size is perfect for easy storage!...We use a set of four disks to backup 2 servers. We cycle the disks on a set schedule. "

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    Product Description

    Store, share and transport files with the lightweight Western Digital My Passport Portable Hard Drive. The SuperSpeed USB port lets you transfer large files in seconds and 256-bit AES hardware encryption helps keep your files secure. The My Passport provides enough space to store thousands of files and documents. Auto backup capability allows you to select the time and frequency of file transfers.
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    Top comment

    "Need this hard drive for an emergency back of data! It worked perfectly and the size is perfect for easy storage!...We use a set of four disks to backup 2 servers. We cycle the disks on a set schedule. "

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    Product Description

    Store, share and transport files with the lightweight Western Digital My Passport Portable Hard Drive. The SuperSpeed USB port lets you transfer large files in seconds and 256-bit AES hardware encryption helps keep your files secure. The My Passport provides enough space to store thousands of files and documents. Auto backup capability allows you to select the time and frequency of file transfers.
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    See all External Hard Drives
  10. LG - 8x External USB Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "LG external disk drive....Disk drive worked with all disks & software. I highly recommend this product....This disk reader works for all my disk and allows me to add my photos to disks storage"

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    Product Description

    Store and play files on disk with this portable LG external DVD writer. Its 8x DVD and 24x CD write speeds let you produce optical copies efficiently, and its silent play technology optimizes read speed while reducing noise. This slim LG external DVD writer supports M-DISC formats for high-quality data storage.
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    "LG external disk drive....Disk drive worked with all disks & software. I highly recommend this product....This disk reader works for all my disk and allows me to add my photos to disks storage"

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    Store and play files on disk with this portable LG external DVD writer. Its 8x DVD and 24x CD write speeds let you produce optical copies efficiently, and its silent play technology optimizes read speed while reducing noise. This slim LG external DVD writer supports M-DISC formats for high-quality data storage.
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