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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for external drive for macbook air.

The MacBook Air is a great laptop, but it's limited in terms of storage capacity. If you're working with large files or storing lots of data, you may find yourself running out of space quickly. If this is the case, consider adding an external hard drive to your system. Browse the top-ranked list of external drives for Macbook Airs below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. WD - My Passport for Mac 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Frees up a lot of space which is needed on a MacBook Air....Easy to use right out of the box with my MacBook air. Required vey little setup"

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    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

    "Frees up a lot of space which is needed on a MacBook Air....Easy to use right out of the box with my MacBook air. Required vey little setup"

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

    "Hard Drive...Great expansion for MacBook Air. Very portable. Could even attach it to the lid if you really wanted to keep it attached at all times....External Drive...Bought this for my nephew as a Christmas present and it works great on MacBook Air"

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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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    "Hard Drive...Great expansion for MacBook Air. Very portable. Could even attach it to the lid if you really wanted to keep it attached at all times....External Drive...Bought this for my nephew as a Christmas present and it works great on MacBook Air"

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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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  3. WD - My Passport Ultra for Mac 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Perfect for Macbook Air...We use this memory with our Macbook Air and have not had any issues or concerns. ...Very affordable external drive that works fantastic. I use it with the base model of the new MacBook Air."

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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

    "Perfect for Macbook Air...We use this memory with our Macbook Air and have not had any issues or concerns. ...Very affordable external drive that works fantastic. I use it with the base model of the new MacBook Air."

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

    "I use it for video editing and the render times are better than my macbooks internal drive...Using for my MacBook Air and as well as my PS5 works great!"

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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 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

    "I use it for video editing and the render times are better than my macbooks internal drive...Using for my MacBook Air and as well as my PS5 works great!"

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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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  5. Crucial - X9 Pro 4TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Drive works great with Macbook Air....tons of space for external storage!...I use mine for maintaining Timemachine backups for my MacBook Pro. The drive is blazing fast compared to a traditional external HDD. "

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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 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

    "Drive works great with Macbook Air....tons of space for external storage!...I use mine for maintaining Timemachine backups for my MacBook Pro. The drive is blazing fast compared to a traditional external HDD. "

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

    "Works great on my MacBook Air...Very easy to use and set up. Using it on my MacBook Air....Good but not compatible with all computers, specifically my MacBook Air"

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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 great on my MacBook Air...Very easy to use and set up. Using it on my MacBook Air....Good but not compatible with all computers, specifically my MacBook Air"

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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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  7. LaCie - Mobile 2TB External USB-C 3.2 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Moon Silver - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great Drive for Apple Time Machine - Quiet, Too!...I found that some older portable drives weren't readable by my M2 MacBook Pro, but this drive works with all Apple M-chipped devices. ...Lacie 2TB External Drive as Backup Drive...I am using this drive for TimeMachine backups on a MacBook Air. It works quickly and quietly."

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    LaCie Mobile Drive is the nexus of portability and capacity. Encased in a sleek Neil Poulton design, each drive is constructed using post-consumer recycled materials. Works with PC, Mac, and iPad USB-C, just plug-in and go. One-click or automatic backup makes file storage extra smooth, plus up to 2TB of capacity makes plenty of room for photos, playlists, docs, and more.
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    "Great Drive for Apple Time Machine - Quiet, Too!...I found that some older portable drives weren't readable by my M2 MacBook Pro, but this drive works with all Apple M-chipped devices. ...Lacie 2TB External Drive as Backup Drive...I am using this drive for TimeMachine backups on a MacBook Air. It works quickly and quietly."

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    Product Description

    LaCie Mobile Drive is the nexus of portability and capacity. Encased in a sleek Neil Poulton design, each drive is constructed using post-consumer recycled materials. Works with PC, Mac, and iPad USB-C, just plug-in and go. One-click or automatic backup makes file storage extra smooth, plus up to 2TB of capacity makes plenty of room for photos, playlists, docs, and more.
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  8. LaCie - Rugged 1TB External USB-C, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Orange/Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Sturdy Hard Drive...These are great external hard drives. They are very tough so good for traveling....Good For MacBook Air Backups...It was easy to connect the drive to my MacBook Air with the USB-C cable that was included with the drive. "

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    Back up large media files during travel adventures with this 1TB LaCie Rugged portable hard drive. Its USB-C interface is compatible with next-generation devices and provides up to 130MB/sec. of data transfer speed. Connect this IP54-rated LaCie Rugged portable hard drive to your PC or Mac via the included USB 3.0 adapter.
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    "Sturdy Hard Drive...These are great external hard drives. They are very tough so good for traveling....Good For MacBook Air Backups...It was easy to connect the drive to my MacBook Air with the USB-C cable that was included with the drive. "

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    Back up large media files during travel adventures with this 1TB LaCie Rugged portable hard drive. Its USB-C interface is compatible with next-generation devices and provides up to 130MB/sec. of data transfer speed. Connect this IP54-rated LaCie Rugged portable hard drive to your PC or Mac via the included USB 3.0 adapter.
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  9. Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished T7 Shield 1TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Rugged SSD IP65 Water Resistant - Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "I purchased it and works properly, I am using it on a MacBook air and it is very fast. Exellent...Using this external drive (Samsung T7) to transfer files & do backups for six of my legacy machines (macOS & Win98-XP), plus a newer M2. "

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    "I purchased it and works properly, I am using it on a MacBook air and it is very fast. Exellent...Using this external drive (Samsung T7) to transfer files & do backups for six of my legacy machines (macOS & Win98-XP), plus a newer M2. "

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  10. ASUS - ZenDrive 8x External DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Works as described. Plug a go on MacBook Air. Attached Cable fits inside which is good but can be awkward to get back in. ...External CD/DVD drive...Great cd/dvd external drive, fast and easy to use."

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    Enjoy playing audio CDs and multimedia from DVDs, burning discs, installing software and much more with ASUS ZenDrive V1M, the all-new, high-style external DVD drive and writer. Crafted with sleek, self-storing USB-C cable design, ZenDrive V1M is the perfect complement to the latest-generation ultraslim laptops – in the office or on the go.
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    "Works as described. Plug a go on MacBook Air. Attached Cable fits inside which is good but can be awkward to get back in. ...External CD/DVD drive...Great cd/dvd external drive, fast and easy to use."

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    Enjoy playing audio CDs and multimedia from DVDs, burning discs, installing software and much more with ASUS ZenDrive V1M, the all-new, high-style external DVD drive and writer. Crafted with sleek, self-storing USB-C cable design, ZenDrive V1M is the perfect complement to the latest-generation ultraslim laptops – in the office or on the go.
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