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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for encrypted external drives.

If you've got important files that you don't want anyone to see, you should encrypt them. Encryption scrambles the contents of your files so that no one without the password can read them. Browse the top-ranked list of encrypted external drives 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

    "It is easy to use like any external hard drive. I like that my files are safe in this hard drive because it is encrypted and secured with password protection. ...Hard drive...Love it easy to work with, not like other External hard drives."

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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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    "It is easy to use like any external hard drive. I like that my files are safe in this hard drive because it is encrypted and secured with password protection. ...Hard drive...Love it easy to work with, not like other External hard drives."

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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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  2. Crucial - X9 Pro 2TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Small but mighty external hard drive...Seems well built and like the small size of this external hard drive. Works great with my Mac MacBook....Nice, Quick & Compact Potable SSD Drive...Unfortunately, it looks like this software only works with internal drives. While my internal drive was recognized, this external drive was not. "

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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 2TB 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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    "Small but mighty external hard drive...Seems well built and like the small size of this external hard drive. Works great with my Mac MacBook....Nice, Quick & Compact Potable SSD Drive...Unfortunately, it looks like this software only works with internal drives. While my internal drive was recognized, this external drive was not. "

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

    Model: CT2000X10PROSSD9
    SKU: 6551159
    Top comment

    "Perfect size, fast backup speed, lightweight and works great as my new Time Machine device for my MacBook. Encrypted password, of course!...Light Weight SSD portable drive!!...Convenient and Portable to carry as pen drives. Lightning speed in transferring files."

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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 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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    "Perfect size, fast backup speed, lightweight and works great as my new Time Machine device for my MacBook. Encrypted password, of course!...Light Weight SSD portable drive!!...Convenient and Portable to carry as pen drives. Lightning speed in transferring files."

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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 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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  4. Seagate - Starfield Special Edition Game Drive for Xbox 5TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Excellent Hard Drive...Working great for holding encrypted files. Usually no problem with longevity....Xbox Series X external hard drive...Seagate is the best way to go when it comes to external hard drives."

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    A vast universe awaits you with the Starfield Special Edition Game Drive. Officially licensed by Bethesda, this drive features a design that would make Constellation proud. Outfitted with customizable RGB LED lighting, you can bring the majesty of the stars right into your living room. Plus, up to 5TB of capacity means you’ll have enough space to take your conquests anywhere.
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    "Excellent Hard Drive...Working great for holding encrypted files. Usually no problem with longevity....Xbox Series X external hard drive...Seagate is the best way to go when it comes to external hard drives."

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    A vast universe awaits you with the Starfield Special Edition Game Drive. Officially licensed by Bethesda, this drive features a design that would make Constellation proud. Outfitted with customizable RGB LED lighting, you can bring the majesty of the stars right into your living room. Plus, up to 5TB of capacity means you’ll have enough space to take your conquests anywhere.
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  5. Samsung - T7 1TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD with Hardware Encryption - Metallic Red - Front_Zoom
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    "I am a fanatic about backing files up. The Samsung external drive is fast, and compared to my regular external drives, the file syncing took seconds instead of minutes. ...Very nice encrypted drive...For an easy to use encrypted external drive, I highly recommend this drive. "

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    Store confidential files securely with this metallic red Samsung T7 portable SSD. The 256-bit AES encryption offers reliable protection against unauthorized access, while write speeds of up to 1,000MB/sec. allow swift data transfer. This Samsung T7 portable SSD has an advanced thermal solution, which helps prevent overheating for seamless operation, and compatibility with multiple devices enables flexible use.
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    "I am a fanatic about backing files up. The Samsung external drive is fast, and compared to my regular external drives, the file syncing took seconds instead of minutes. ...Very nice encrypted drive...For an easy to use encrypted external drive, I highly recommend this drive. "

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    Store confidential files securely with this metallic red Samsung T7 portable SSD. The 256-bit AES encryption offers reliable protection against unauthorized access, while write speeds of up to 1,000MB/sec. allow swift data transfer. This Samsung T7 portable SSD has an advanced thermal solution, which helps prevent overheating for seamless operation, and compatibility with multiple devices enables flexible use.
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  6. WD - My Passport 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Red - Front_Zoom
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    "External Hard Drive...Excellent quality external hard drive. Love the color too!...Great external hard drive...I have been using WD external hard drives for years and have always had good luck with them. "

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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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    "External Hard Drive...Excellent quality external hard drive. Love the color too!...Great external hard drive...I have been using WD external hard drives for years and have always had good luck with them. "

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    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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  7. Samsung - T7 Shield 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Rugged SSD IP65 Water Resistant - Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Samsung External Hard Drive...Samsung external hard drive is the best hard drive that I can recommend....Favorite SSD External Drives...Great little 2TB SSD Drives. I love These and have many. Especially different Colors!"

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    Samsung T7 Shield 2TB, Portable SSD, up to 1050 MB/S, USB 3.2 Gen2, Rugged, IP65 Rated, for Photographers, Content Creators, and Gaming, External Solid State Drive, Blue.
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    "Samsung External Hard Drive...Samsung external hard drive is the best hard drive that I can recommend....Favorite SSD External Drives...Great little 2TB SSD Drives. I love These and have many. Especially different Colors!"

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    Samsung T7 Shield 2TB, Portable SSD, up to 1050 MB/S, USB 3.2 Gen2, Rugged, IP65 Rated, for Photographers, Content Creators, and Gaming, External Solid State Drive, Blue.
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  8. SanDisk - Extreme Pro Portable 1TB External USB-C NVMe SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "SanDisk Pro Portable 1TB External Solid State Driv...A very nice, small and portable solid state drive! Not sure if it's any faster than my portable western digital hard drives?...Tried a different cable, brand new from another drive, but same problem. But what good is encryption if it doesn't copy the files?"

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    Back up important files with this SanDisk Extreme PRO portable SSD. The 1TB capacity provides plenty of space for large multimedia files, while speeds of up to 2000 Mbps. deliver high-performance storage. This SanDisk Extreme PRO portable SSD features a durable silicone shell that offers drop protection and water resistance.
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    "SanDisk Pro Portable 1TB External Solid State Driv...A very nice, small and portable solid state drive! Not sure if it's any faster than my portable western digital hard drives?...Tried a different cable, brand new from another drive, but same problem. But what good is encryption if it doesn't copy the files?"

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    Product Description

    Back up important files with this SanDisk Extreme PRO portable SSD. The 1TB capacity provides plenty of space for large multimedia files, while speeds of up to 2000 Mbps. deliver high-performance storage. This SanDisk Extreme PRO portable SSD features a durable silicone shell that offers drop protection and water resistance.
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  9. WD - Easystore 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Soild back up drive....I use this to keep my data off of any pc, I found it to be encrypted and safe to use....WD External Drive...I own 3 of these external drives and they are fantastic!"

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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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    "Soild back up drive....I use this to keep my data off of any pc, I found it to be encrypted and safe to use....WD External Drive...I own 3 of these external drives and they are fantastic!"

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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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  10. WD - Easystore 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Works well only difference is this is not encrypted...Great External Hard Drive For The Price!...Western Digital is really setting the standard for inexpensive external portable hard drives."

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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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    "Works well only difference is this is not encrypted...Great External Hard Drive For The Price!...Western Digital is really setting the standard for inexpensive external portable hard drives."

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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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