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

The best external hard drive for your computer is one that's large enough to hold all your critical files, fast enough to transfer those files quickly, and simple enough to use that you actually will use it. Browse the top-ranked list of external backup hard drives for computers below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. WD - My Passport Ultra for Mac 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Excellent, I use to backup my entire hard drive, it is great and is very easy work, have on all my computers....Use it regularly to backup my computer. A bit slow, but reliable....Great for Backup off Hard Drive...Good Backup Hard Drive"

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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, I use to backup my entire hard drive, it is great and is very easy work, have on all my computers....Use it regularly to backup my computer. A bit slow, but reliable....Great for Backup off Hard Drive...Good Backup Hard Drive"

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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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  2. Seagate - 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Seagate 1TB External Hard Drive...Needed an external hard drive for documents, music, and photos. "

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    Seagate Portable drive is an easy-to-use solution for instantly adding storage to Windows or Mac—and taking those files on the go. Take advantage of fast data transfer speeds with USB 3.0 and consolidate files into a single location. Free up space on your computer with a simple drag and drop—file saving is that easy.
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    "Seagate 1TB External Hard Drive...Needed an external hard drive for documents, music, and photos. "

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    Seagate Portable drive is an easy-to-use solution for instantly adding storage to Windows or Mac—and taking those files on the go. Take advantage of fast data transfer speeds with USB 3.0 and consolidate files into a single location. Free up space on your computer with a simple drag and drop—file saving is that easy.
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  3. Seagate - 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Excellent service and trustworthy. Computer and external drive working perfectly....External hard drive"

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    Seagate Portable drive is an easy-to-use solution for instantly adding storage to Windows or Mac—and taking those files on the go. Take advantage of fast data transfer speeds with USB 3.0 and consolidate files into a single location. Free up space on your computer with a simple drag and drop—file saving is that easy.
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    "Excellent service and trustworthy. Computer and external drive working perfectly....External hard drive"

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    Seagate Portable drive is an easy-to-use solution for instantly adding storage to Windows or Mac—and taking those files on the go. Take advantage of fast data transfer speeds with USB 3.0 and consolidate files into a single location. Free up space on your computer with a simple drag and drop—file saving is that easy.
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  4. Seagate - 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Perfect Backup Hard Drive...Seagate - 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive...Great portable hard drive for the price. Fast shipping."

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    Seagate Portable drive is an easy-to-use solution for instantly adding storage to Windows or Mac—and taking those files on the go. Take advantage of fast data transfer speeds with USB 3.0 and consolidate files into a single location. Free up space on your computer with a simple drag and drop—file saving is that easy.
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    "Perfect Backup Hard Drive...Seagate - 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive...Great portable hard drive for the price. Fast shipping."

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    Seagate Portable drive is an easy-to-use solution for instantly adding storage to Windows or Mac—and taking those files on the go. Take advantage of fast data transfer speeds with USB 3.0 and consolidate files into a single location. Free up space on your computer with a simple drag and drop—file saving is that easy.
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  5. Seagate - 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "2 Terabyte External Hard Drive...Great external hard drive, easy to set up and navigate....Great external drive...This Seagate drive is fast and easy to use, provides lots of space for backup."

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    Seagate Portable drive is an easy-to-use solution for instantly adding storage to Windows or Mac—and taking those files on the go. Take advantage of fast data transfer speeds with USB 3.0 and consolidate files into a single location. Free up space on your computer with a simple drag and drop—file saving is that easy.
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    "2 Terabyte External Hard Drive...Great external hard drive, easy to set up and navigate....Great external drive...This Seagate drive is fast and easy to use, provides lots of space for backup."

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    Seagate Portable drive is an easy-to-use solution for instantly adding storage to Windows or Mac—and taking those files on the go. Take advantage of fast data transfer speeds with USB 3.0 and consolidate files into a single location. Free up space on your computer with a simple drag and drop—file saving is that easy.
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  6. Seagate - Expansion 8TB External USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Desktop Backup and also works with Playstation Pro for external backup....Definitely recommend any Seagate external hard drive, especially if you're super cautious and want backups for your backups!"

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    Ideal for the home, office, or dorm, Seagate Expansion desktop drive offers enormous desktop storage for photos, movies, music and more. Backing up and transferring content is incredibly easy — just drag and drop! To get set up, connect the USB hard drive to Windows or Mac — no software required. For Apple Time Machine, simply reformat. Included is an 18-inch USB 3.0 cable and 18W power adapter. Plus, Seagate Expansion comes with Rescue Data Recovery Services for additional peace of mind.
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    "Great Desktop Backup and also works with Playstation Pro for external backup....Definitely recommend any Seagate external hard drive, especially if you're super cautious and want backups for your backups!"

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    Ideal for the home, office, or dorm, Seagate Expansion desktop drive offers enormous desktop storage for photos, movies, music and more. Backing up and transferring content is incredibly easy — just drag and drop! To get set up, connect the USB hard drive to Windows or Mac — no software required. For Apple Time Machine, simply reformat. Included is an 18-inch USB 3.0 cable and 18W power adapter. Plus, Seagate Expansion comes with Rescue Data Recovery Services for additional peace of mind.
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  7. Seagate - Expansion 16TB External USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "This has been an excellent backup hard drive so far! 100gb free left on it. No issues as of yet!...Good for backups...Great for backup of large Mac computers. Reliable and fast enough for large batch jobs"

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    Ideal for the home, office, or dorm, Seagate Expansion desktop drive offers enormous desktop storage for photos, movies, music and more. Backing up and transferring content is incredibly easy — just drag and drop! To get set up, connect the USB hard drive to Windows or Mac — no software required. For Apple Time Machine, simply reformat. Included is an 18-inch USB 3.0 cable and 18W power adapter. Plus, Seagate Expansion comes with Rescue Data Recovery Services for additional peace of mind.
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    "This has been an excellent backup hard drive so far! 100gb free left on it. No issues as of yet!...Good for backups...Great for backup of large Mac computers. Reliable and fast enough for large batch jobs"

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    Ideal for the home, office, or dorm, Seagate Expansion desktop drive offers enormous desktop storage for photos, movies, music and more. Backing up and transferring content is incredibly easy — just drag and drop! To get set up, connect the USB hard drive to Windows or Mac — no software required. For Apple Time Machine, simply reformat. Included is an 18-inch USB 3.0 cable and 18W power adapter. Plus, Seagate Expansion comes with Rescue Data Recovery Services for additional peace of mind.
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  8. Crucial - X6 SE 4TB External USB-C/USB-A Portable SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "hoping its better that past backup drives...I'm hoping it holds up better that the past portable hard drives I have depended on for back ups. According to the Geek squad being solid state this should be better. wish it came with instructions of some type or software for auto backups....Fast Drive, Great included Cable, A+!...This drive is fast. Its mainly a backup drive for my home computer, but also handles backups for my work system occassionally. "

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    How much content can you hold with your fingertips? With the Crucial® X6 Portable SSD, the answer is: A lot! Whether you’re downloading videos for off-line travel, organizing family photos, collaborating with classmates, or heading off on a great adventure, the Crucial X6 features up to 4TB of portable storage capacity and is ready to go wherever you do.
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    "hoping its better that past backup drives...I'm hoping it holds up better that the past portable hard drives I have depended on for back ups. According to the Geek squad being solid state this should be better. wish it came with instructions of some type or software for auto backups....Fast Drive, Great included Cable, A+!...This drive is fast. Its mainly a backup drive for my home computer, but also handles backups for my work system occassionally. "

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    How much content can you hold with your fingertips? With the Crucial® X6 Portable SSD, the answer is: A lot! Whether you’re downloading videos for off-line travel, organizing family photos, collaborating with classmates, or heading off on a great adventure, the Crucial X6 features up to 4TB of portable storage capacity and is ready to go wherever you do.
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  9. Seagate - FireCuda Gaming 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hard Drive with RGB LED Lighting - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Bought it for my wife she like to game on her computer. She loved it and the lighting on the hard drive it even feel more durable than her last external hard drive....Amazing External HD...I love the RGB, the included tool-kit backup software is easy to use it."

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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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    "Bought it for my wife she like to game on her computer. She loved it and the lighting on the hard drive it even feel more durable than her last external hard drive....Amazing External HD...I love the RGB, the included tool-kit backup software is easy to use it."

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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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  10. Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished T7 1TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD with Hardware Encryption - Titan Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Fast external drive to edit videos...Great fast hard drive! I used it to edit videos and happy. I would buy again....great deal for backups...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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    "Fast external drive to edit videos...Great fast hard drive! I used it to edit videos and happy. I would buy again....great deal for backups...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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