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

If you're looking for an external hard drive, you have a lot of options. You can find everything from portable drives that are roughly the size of a deck of cards to desktop drives that are the size of a shoebox. They come in all shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of speed and storage space. Browse the top-ranked list of external drives for backup below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Seagate - Expansion 8TB External USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Seagate ext backup drives is THE way to BACKUP...I had to know the features and benefits of the drive and its capabilities. I love these backup drives. ...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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    "Seagate ext backup drives is THE way to BACKUP...I had to know the features and benefits of the drive and its capabilities. I love these backup drives. ...Definitely recommend any Seagate external hard drive, especially if you're super cautious and want backups for your backups!"

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    Product Description

    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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  2. 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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    "Perfect for backing up my OS and keeping it in my travel bag for backup...Connected to a 3.0 USB they are FAST! I use one for backup, and the other for double backup of my music catalog. "

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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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    "Perfect for backing up my OS and keeping it in my travel bag for backup...Connected to a 3.0 USB they are FAST! I use one for backup, and the other for double backup of my music catalog. "

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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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  3. Seagate - Expansion 16TB External USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Good for backups...Great for backup of large Mac computers. Reliable and fast enough for large batch jobs...Great for backup storage"

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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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    "Good for backups...Great for backup of large Mac computers. Reliable and fast enough for large batch jobs...Great for backup storage"

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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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  4. Crucial - X6 SE 4TB External USB-C/USB-A Portable SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Tiny portable 4TB solid state drive...On my laptop, I used the adapter, so it wasn't quite as fast, but still faster than older external hard drives. 4TB is an amazing amount of storage for a drive this small, making it perfect for travel or tucking away in a secure place for backup (safe deposit box, safe, etc)....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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    Product Description

    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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    "Tiny portable 4TB solid state drive...On my laptop, I used the adapter, so it wasn't quite as fast, but still faster than older external hard drives. 4TB is an amazing amount of storage for a drive this small, making it perfect for travel or tucking away in a secure place for backup (safe deposit box, safe, etc)....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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  5. Seagate - 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Our go to external HDD for clients. An excellent choice for backup and file storage....Backup Drive...Very compact but large in ability to do a backup job."

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    Product Description

    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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    "Our go to external HDD for clients. An excellent choice for backup and file storage....Backup Drive...Very compact but large in ability to do a backup job."

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    Product Description

    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 - 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Excellent service and trustworthy. Computer and external drive working perfectly....External hard drive"

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    Product Description

    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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    Product Description

    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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  7. Crucial - X10 Pro 4TB USB-C External SSD - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: CT4000X10PROSSD9
    SKU: 6551162
    Top comment

    "I have backed up all my computers, and I now have backups for my backups, and still have like 70% capacity remaining. ...This little drive is suoer fast and it works great with USB -4. "

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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 4TB 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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    "I have backed up all my computers, and I now have backups for my backups, and still have like 70% capacity remaining. ...This little drive is suoer fast and it works great with USB -4. "

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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 4TB 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. Seagate - 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Data Backup...bought this to compile my data from different drives to a single, much organized....Great drive for the price...Easy to format, worked well immediately for my Time Machine backup drive."

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    Product Description

    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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    Top comment

    "Data Backup...bought this to compile my data from different drives to a single, much organized....Great drive for the price...Easy to format, worked well immediately for my Time Machine backup drive."

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    Product Description

    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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  9. Seagate - 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "reliable. It does the job for backup and works well with my PS5...Great external drive...This Seagate drive is fast and easy to use, provides lots of space for backup."

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    Product Description

    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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    "reliable. It does the job for backup and works well with my PS5...Great external drive...This Seagate drive is fast and easy to use, provides lots of space for backup."

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    Product Description

    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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  10. Seagate - FireCuda Gaming 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hard Drive with RGB LED Lighting - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Little External...An amazing external drive. Durable, fast, and secure....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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    "Great Little External...An amazing external drive. Durable, fast, and secure....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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