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

An external hard drive for your iPad can be a great way to back up all of your important data or just give you more space to store movies, music, and photos. Browse the top-ranked list of external drives for iPads below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. 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!...I was on a quest to find an external drive for my iPad Pro 11” now that the new iPad OS update allows the use of them via Files app and other apps that support external use. "

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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!...I was on a quest to find an external drive for my iPad Pro 11” now that the new iPad OS update allows the use of them via Files app and other apps that support external use. "

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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. 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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    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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    "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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    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 for Mac 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Who has time to waste on less than reliable external drives? Not me. Just like the past WD Externals that I have purchased, this one works exactly as it should. ...Great. External drive...I have a Mac and external drives are usually a challenge to convert, but this one was not a problem. "

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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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    "Who has time to waste on less than reliable external drives? Not me. Just like the past WD Externals that I have purchased, this one works exactly as it should. ...Great. External drive...I have a Mac and external drives are usually a challenge to convert, but this one was not a problem. "

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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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  4. Crucial - X9 Pro 1TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Upgraded to it from a traditional external hard drive....External SSD Harf Drive...I love this hard drive. 1 TB fits easily in the palm of my hand."

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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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    "Upgraded to it from a traditional external hard drive....External SSD Harf Drive...I love this hard drive. 1 TB fits easily in the palm of my hand."

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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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  5. 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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    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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    "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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    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. Crucial - X9 Pro 2TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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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....Perfect for making edits while on external drive!...I was hoping to find one that had read/write speeds that allowed me to perform edits without moving between external drive and my computer. This was exactly what I was looking for!"

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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....Perfect for making edits while on external drive!...I was hoping to find one that had read/write speeds that allowed me to perform edits without moving between external drive and my computer. This was exactly what I was looking for!"

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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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  7. WD - Easystore 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Portable hard drive...Excellent portable external hard drive. Never had any problems with Western Digital drives....External Hard drive...As a photographer, external hard drives are the way to go! This is my 3rd one!"

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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....External Hard drive...As a photographer, external hard drives are the way to go! This is my 3rd one!"

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

    Model: CT2000X10PROSSD9
    SKU: 6551159
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    "Powerful little drive!...This is the fastest and slimmest External drive I've owned with this much capacity. ...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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    "Powerful little drive!...This is the fastest and slimmest External drive I've owned with this much capacity. ...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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  9. LaCie - Mobile 2TB External USB-C 3.2 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Moon Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Great External Drive...If you’re looking for an external hard drive to use, I highly recommend this one!...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 External Drive...If you’re looking for an external hard drive to use, I highly recommend this one!...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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  10. Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished T7 Shield 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Rugged SSD IP65 Water Resistant - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Awesome portable drive! Super fast and rugged looking. . I use it exclusively for editing & transferring videos on an iPad Pro (with measly 256gb internal) and it is fast enough to edit the 4k video files directly from the drive itself. ...The ruggedness of this SSD drives makes me confident to throw it in a bag. Not to say the typical drive isn't built well, but the additional texture /protection on this drive gives me piece of mind that it won't be crushed. "

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    Samsung T7 Shield 2TB, 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.

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    "Awesome portable drive! Super fast and rugged looking. . I use it exclusively for editing & transferring videos on an iPad Pro (with measly 256gb internal) and it is fast enough to edit the 4k video files directly from the drive itself. ...The ruggedness of this SSD drives makes me confident to throw it in a bag. Not to say the typical drive isn't built well, but the additional texture /protection on this drive gives me piece of mind that it won't be crushed. "

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    Samsung T7 Shield 2TB, 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.

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