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

If you're looking for a way to keep your private files private, a portable hard drive that uses encryption is a great place to start. It can help prevent people from accessing your drive's contents without your permission. Browse the top-ranked list of encrypted external hard 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's a WD external hard drive. Most of their hard drives work well. ...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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    Top comment

    "It's a WD external hard drive. Most of their hard drives work well. ...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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    See all Mac External Hard Drives & SSDs
  2. WD - My Passport for Mac 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "I really like this external hard drive. It has plenty of storage and is capable of being password protected....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. "

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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

    "I really like this external hard drive. It has plenty of storage and is capable of being password protected....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. "

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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
  3. WD - My Passport Ultra for Mac 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Excellent Hard Drive...I've always had great luck with WD external hard drives for MAC. No problems at all and it gives me the extra space!...External hard drive...Basic external hard drive, okay for the price. works."

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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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    "Excellent Hard Drive...I've always had great luck with WD external hard drives for MAC. No problems at all and it gives me the extra space!...External hard drive...Basic external hard drive, okay for the price. works."

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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
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    "This is my 4th set of these external hard drives...I have been very pleased with them and use them for storing photos...I now merged all the other drives onto this one drive and still have plenty of room....Solid Hard Drive with Password Security...Most of the external hard drives I looked at didn’t have password protection software and this one did. "

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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

    "This is my 4th set of these external hard drives...I have been very pleased with them and use them for storing photos...I now merged all the other drives onto this one drive and still have plenty of room....Solid Hard Drive with Password Security...Most of the external hard drives I looked at didn’t have password protection software and this one did. "

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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. Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished T7 Shield 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Rugged SSD IP65 Water Resistant - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "It is a massive amount of space in a tiny device, feels smooth, portable, encryptable with a password (in part or in whole), and FAST. It BLASTS through data transfers in record speed, i almost couldn’t believe it! ...Samsung - T7 Shield 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 SSD...Great Product Super Fast SSD Hard Drive Great Value"

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    Samsung T7 Shield 4TB, Portable SSD, up to 1050 MB/S, USB 3.2 Gen2, Rugged, IP65 Water & Dust resistance for Photographers, Content Creators, and Gaming, External Solid State Drive, Black. High performance on-the-go, with rugged durability IP65 rating for water and dust resistance, with Dynamic Thermal Guard to control heat.

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    "It is a massive amount of space in a tiny device, feels smooth, portable, encryptable with a password (in part or in whole), and FAST. It BLASTS through data transfers in record speed, i almost couldn’t believe it! ...Samsung - T7 Shield 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 SSD...Great Product Super Fast SSD Hard Drive Great Value"

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    Samsung T7 Shield 4TB, Portable SSD, up to 1050 MB/S, USB 3.2 Gen2, Rugged, IP65 Water & Dust resistance for Photographers, Content Creators, and Gaming, External Solid State Drive, Black. High performance on-the-go, with rugged durability IP65 rating for water and dust resistance, with Dynamic Thermal Guard to control heat.

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  6. Crucial - X9 Pro 1TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Upgraded to it from a traditional external hard drive....Compact. Has security password option that is nice."

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    Product Description

    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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    Top comment

    "Upgraded to it from a traditional external hard drive....Compact. Has security password option that is nice."

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    Product Description

    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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  7. Crucial - X9 Pro 4TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "external Crucial SSD drive...Fantastic small external 4Tb ssd use for Time Machine on iMac 2023...It is a “mighty” little external drive!...Very nice little external drive! But don’t let its diminutive size fool you. "

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    Product Description

    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 4TB 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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    Top comment

    "external Crucial SSD drive...Fantastic small external 4Tb ssd use for Time Machine on iMac 2023...It is a “mighty” little external drive!...Very nice little external drive! But don’t let its diminutive size fool you. "

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    Product Description

    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 4TB 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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  8. 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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    Product Description

    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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    Product Description

    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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  9. WD - Easystore 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Portable hard drive...Excellent portable external hard drive. Never had any problems with Western Digital drives....I needed an extra external hard drive as my current one is nearly full. "

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    Carry and preserve important files wherever you go with this Western Digital easystore portable hard drive. The 1TB capacity offers ample storage space for your files, while the USB interface ensures compatibility with a wide range of devices. This Western Digital easystore external hard drive has a compact profile for increased portability, and the included WD Discovery software makes backing up data easy.
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    "Portable hard drive...Excellent portable external hard drive. Never had any problems with Western Digital drives....I needed an extra external hard drive as my current one is nearly full. "

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    Carry and preserve important files wherever you go with this Western Digital easystore portable hard drive. The 1TB capacity offers ample storage space for your files, while the USB interface ensures compatibility with a wide range of devices. This Western Digital easystore external hard drive has a compact profile for increased portability, and the included WD Discovery software makes backing up data easy.
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  10. Crucial - X10 Pro 2TB USB-C External SSD - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: CT2000X10PROSSD9
    SKU: 6551159
    Top comment

    "external hard drive...Perfect size, fast backup speed, lightweight and works great as my new Time Machine device for my MacBook. Encrypted password, of course!"

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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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    "external hard drive...Perfect size, fast backup speed, lightweight and works great as my new Time Machine device for my MacBook. Encrypted password, of course!"

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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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