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

If you're a serious gamer, you probably have a lot of games on your computer. And if you're a serious gamer with a laptop, you probably play those games on the go. But if you're a serious gamer with a laptop who likes to play those games at home as well as on the road, then you need an external hard drive. Browse the top-ranked list of external hard drives for games below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Seagate - Game Drive NVMe 2TB Internal SSD PCIe Gen 4 x4 with Heatsink for PS5 - Front_Zoom
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    "Ps5 hard drive...Great drive ,easy install, no more deleting my games!...Adds more internal space for games. Fast read speed. Great buy"

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    A partnership between PS5 gameplay and SSD storage, the Officially Licensed Game Drive PS5 NVMe SSD is the optimal drive for gamers. Built to thrive with both the Digital and Standard Editions of PS5 , this SSD features up to 7,300/6,900 MB/s sequential read/write speeds, a custom heatsink, and instantly expands your capacity with 2 TB of space. Plus, it installs with just a screwdriver.
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    "Ps5 hard drive...Great drive ,easy install, no more deleting my games!...Adds more internal space for games. Fast read speed. Great buy"

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    A partnership between PS5 gameplay and SSD storage, the Officially Licensed Game Drive PS5 NVMe SSD is the optimal drive for gamers. Built to thrive with both the Digital and Standard Editions of PS5 , this SSD features up to 7,300/6,900 MB/s sequential read/write speeds, a custom heatsink, and instantly expands your capacity with 2 TB of space. Plus, it installs with just a screwdriver.
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  2. Seagate - Game Drive for PlayStation Consoles 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "This hard drive was very easy to use. I just plugged it in when I started I up my PlayStation5 and was able to use it to store and download my ps4 games and apps and I wa able to transfer some game data over for games that I’m not currently playing so that I could free up my actual PlayStation’s hard drive....Great quality and great space for games, need more space for games this is for you!"

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    Embrace the expansive storage of Game Drive. Officially licensed for PlayStation consoles, this HDD works seamlessly with PS5 and PS4 consoles. Easily archive your PS5 games, plus store and play PS4 games directly from your HDD. And with up to 4TB of add-on storage, you can expand your Game Vault without having to sacrifice titles.
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    "This hard drive was very easy to use. I just plugged it in when I started I up my PlayStation5 and was able to use it to store and download my ps4 games and apps and I wa able to transfer some game data over for games that I’m not currently playing so that I could free up my actual PlayStation’s hard drive....Great quality and great space for games, need more space for games this is for you!"

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    Embrace the expansive storage of Game Drive. Officially licensed for PlayStation consoles, this HDD works seamlessly with PS5 and PS4 consoles. Easily archive your PS5 games, plus store and play PS4 games directly from your HDD. And with up to 4TB of add-on storage, you can expand your Game Vault without having to sacrifice titles.
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  3. Seagate - 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "You also cannot store saved data nor game clips/screenshots on the external hard drive...Needed an external hard drive for documents, music, and photos. "

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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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    "You also cannot store saved data nor game clips/screenshots on the external hard drive...Needed an external hard drive for documents, music, and photos. "

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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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  4. Seagate - 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "External hard drive...Works as advertised with slight hiccups when downloading games, I have it hooked up to my PS5 and most PS5 titles games work, but some I still have to download on my PS5’s internal hard drive because this can’t format it correctly. "

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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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    "External hard drive...Works as advertised with slight hiccups when downloading games, I have it hooked up to my PS5 and most PS5 titles games work, but some I still have to download on my PS5’s internal hard drive because this can’t format it correctly. "

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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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  5. Seagate - 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "This is my third seagate 5tb external hard drive. I love these things. I keep all my games, books, and movies on these things. ...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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    "This is my third seagate 5tb external hard drive. I love these things. I keep all my games, books, and movies on these things. ...Seagate - 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive...Great portable hard drive for the price. Fast shipping."

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

    Model: CT4000X10PROSSD9
    SKU: 6551162
    Top comment

    "Fast External Backups...I was using a 3.5 HDD as my external backup due to cost and long term reliability. ...Its so fast. I read that X-Box Games can not be played straight off of the drive, but I would venture to guess that PC Games can. "

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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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    "Fast External Backups...I was using a 3.5 HDD as my external backup due to cost and long term reliability. ...Its so fast. I read that X-Box Games can not be played straight off of the drive, but I would venture to guess that PC Games can. "

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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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  7. Seagate - Grogu Drive SE FireCuda 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hard Drive Officially-Licensed with Blue LED Lighting - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "This external drive works great with our Xbox One. Am able to save and play games from it. ...Great hard drive...This is a great and compact external hard drive that holds a lot of games. I use it to play my PS4 games on my PS5. "

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    Product Description

    Collect the officially licensed Grogu Drive and look upon the galaxy with wonder. Themed from the world of The Mandalorian, this Star Wars inspired Special Edition FireCuda External Hard Drive is designed with the joyful look of the Child. And blue LED lighting gives your collection a force-inspired glow, this small collectible drive contains a big capacity—perfect for all your games, media, and files.
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    Top comment

    "This external drive works great with our Xbox One. Am able to save and play games from it. ...Great hard drive...This is a great and compact external hard drive that holds a lot of games. I use it to play my PS4 games on my PS5. "

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    Product Description

    Collect the officially licensed Grogu Drive and look upon the galaxy with wonder. Themed from the world of The Mandalorian, this Star Wars inspired Special Edition FireCuda External Hard Drive is designed with the joyful look of the Child. And blue LED lighting gives your collection a force-inspired glow, this small collectible drive contains a big capacity—perfect for all your games, media, and files.
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  8. Seagate - 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Hard drive...It is a good hard drive for saving online games. It’s a great price!...2 Terabyte External Hard Drive...Great external hard drive, easy to set up and navigate."

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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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    "Hard drive...It is a good hard drive for saving online games. It’s a great price!...2 Terabyte External Hard Drive...Great external hard drive, easy to set up and navigate."

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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 - FireCuda Gaming 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hard Drive with RGB LED Lighting - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "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....Good external drive...Adds more storage and it can run games fast like a solid state drive with my laptop."

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    Product Description

    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....Good external drive...Adds more storage and it can run games fast like a solid state drive with my laptop."

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    Product Description

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

    "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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