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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for external hard drive under $100.

There's no question that the best way to back up your computer is to use an external hard drive. The question is, which one? If you're looking for a drive with enough capacity to hold all your files, is simple to set up and use, and costs less than $100, we've got you covered. Browse the top-ranked list of external hard drives under $100 below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Seagate - Game Drive for PlayStation Consoles 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "You'll never need another external hard drive...More space than i could ever want lol love this hard drive....Seagate External Hard Drive...My oldest grandson is excited about this Portable External Hard Drive."

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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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    "You'll never need another external hard drive...More space than i could ever want lol love this hard drive....Seagate External Hard Drive...My oldest grandson is excited about this Portable External Hard Drive."

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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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  2. Seagate - Starfield Special Edition Game Drive for Xbox 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Great external drive for Xbox series x!...Great external drive for the Xbox series x and moving games to the console & drive insanely fast! ...Got my hard drive & it actually arrived a few days earlier!!! "

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    A vast universe awaits you with the Starfield Special Edition Game Drive. Officially licensed by Bethesda, this drive features a design that would make Constellation proud. Outfitted with customizable RGB LED lighting, you can bring the majesty of the stars right into your living room. Plus, up to 2TB of capacity means you’ll have enough space to take your conquests anywhere.
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    "Great external drive for Xbox series x!...Great external drive for the Xbox series x and moving games to the console & drive insanely fast! ...Got my hard drive & it actually arrived a few days earlier!!! "

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    A vast universe awaits you with the Starfield Special Edition Game Drive. Officially licensed by Bethesda, this drive features a design that would make Constellation proud. Outfitted with customizable RGB LED lighting, you can bring the majesty of the stars right into your living room. Plus, up to 2TB of capacity means you’ll have enough space to take your conquests anywhere.
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  3. Seagate - Backup Plus Slim 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Light Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Great portable external harddrive...This is a lightweight, fairly durable external hard drive....Another EXCELLENT External Drive by Seagate!...I have always used Seagate external USB drives for years now. They have never let me down for when backing up my data. "

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    Secure your digital data with this Seagate Backup plus slim external hard drive. Compatibility with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 lets you connect to various devices for fast data transfer, while automatic file synchronization makes for simple backup processes. This Seagate Backup plus slim external hard drive easily pairs with Mac and Windows computers and has a compact, lightweight design for mobility.
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    "Great portable external harddrive...This is a lightweight, fairly durable external hard drive....Another EXCELLENT External Drive by Seagate!...I have always used Seagate external USB drives for years now. They have never let me down for when backing up my data. "

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    Secure your digital data with this Seagate Backup plus slim external hard drive. Compatibility with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 lets you connect to various devices for fast data transfer, while automatic file synchronization makes for simple backup processes. This Seagate Backup plus slim external hard drive easily pairs with Mac and Windows computers and has a compact, lightweight design for mobility.
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  4. WD - Easystore 1TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 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....Easystore 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive...External hard drive was purchased in order to maintain music and pictures that were on old hard drives."

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    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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    "Portable hard drive...Excellent portable external hard drive. Never had any problems with Western Digital drives....Easystore 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive...External hard drive was purchased in order to maintain music and pictures that were on old hard drives."

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    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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  5. WD - BLACK P10 Game Drive for Xbox 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black With White Trim - Front_Zoom
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    "When downloading games you can choose to have them installed on your internal hard drive or the external hard drive and you can set either one as your preferred option in your settings. ...External hard drive Xbox one"

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    The WD_Black™ P10 Game Drive for Xbox™ gives your Xbox the tools it needs to keep your competitive edge. With up to 5TB* of storage capacity, the WD_Black™ P10 Game Drive for Xbox™ is a top-tier external HDD built specifically for gamers looking to expand the potential of their Xbox so they can drive their game the way they choose. Included with your purchase is a 1-month membership of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, with access to 100+ games on consoles and PC, plus online console multiplayer.****
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    "When downloading games you can choose to have them installed on your internal hard drive or the external hard drive and you can set either one as your preferred option in your settings. ...External hard drive Xbox one"

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    The WD_Black™ P10 Game Drive for Xbox™ gives your Xbox the tools it needs to keep your competitive edge. With up to 5TB* of storage capacity, the WD_Black™ P10 Game Drive for Xbox™ is a top-tier external HDD built specifically for gamers looking to expand the potential of their Xbox so they can drive their game the way they choose. Included with your purchase is a 1-month membership of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, with access to 100+ games on consoles and PC, plus online console multiplayer.****
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  6. WD - D30 1TB Game Drive for PlayStation and Xbox External USB Type-C Portable SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "In the box are the hard drive, stand, and USB C to A cable. Plug and play setup with regards to the PS4, once plugged in you will need to format and then it's straightforward to either move games from the PS4 internal drive or to download games onto the external drive. ...I've been a fan of WD products for a while now. This D30 1TB external hard drive was just the ticket I needed to increase storage capacity. "

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    Product Description

    Expand your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S console storage with this Western Digital WB_BLACK D30 game drive SSD. The 1TB capacity provides ample room for your gaming library. Featuring a 10 Gbps USB Type-C interface, this Western Digital WB_BLACK D30 game drive SSD supports quick data transfer, and read speeds of up to 900 MB/sec. ensure fast load times.
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    "In the box are the hard drive, stand, and USB C to A cable. Plug and play setup with regards to the PS4, once plugged in you will need to format and then it's straightforward to either move games from the PS4 internal drive or to download games onto the external drive. ...I've been a fan of WD products for a while now. This D30 1TB external hard drive was just the ticket I needed to increase storage capacity. "

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    Expand your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S console storage with this Western Digital WB_BLACK D30 game drive SSD. The 1TB capacity provides ample room for your gaming library. Featuring a 10 Gbps USB Type-C interface, this Western Digital WB_BLACK D30 game drive SSD supports quick data transfer, and read speeds of up to 900 MB/sec. ensure fast load times.
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  7. Samsung - T7 Shield 1TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Rugged SSD IP65 Water Resistant - Beige - Front_Zoom
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    "Great hard drive! Quick and reliable..................Computers I've owned in the past turned out to tend to have Samsung hard drives in them. When it came time to make certain of data backup with an external hard drive I therefore thought of Samsung. "

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    Samsung T7 Shield 1TB, Portable SSD, up to 1050 MB/S, USB 3.2 Gen2, Rugged, IP65 Rated, for Photographers, Content Creators, and Gaming, External Solid State Drive, Beige.
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    "Great hard drive! Quick and reliable..................Computers I've owned in the past turned out to tend to have Samsung hard drives in them. When it came time to make certain of data backup with an external hard drive I therefore thought of Samsung. "

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    Samsung T7 Shield 1TB, Portable SSD, up to 1050 MB/S, USB 3.2 Gen2, Rugged, IP65 Rated, for Photographers, Content Creators, and Gaming, External Solid State Drive, Beige.
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  8. LG - 6x External Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Front_Zoom
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    "I've had other LG External Blu-ray drives, and they were more substantial than this drive. ...LG - 6x External Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/...LG - 6x External Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black The drive works very well for what I need"

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    Transfer digital files or old discs to DVD or Blu-Ray formats with this LG portable Blu-Ray/DVD writer. Jamless play technology prevents breaks in your content by skipping over damaged areas of a disc, while the silent play feature filters out background noise. Able to support a wide range of disc formats, this LG portable Blu-Ray/DVD writer lets you preserve home movies or copies of favorite films by transferring them to new discs.
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    "I've had other LG External Blu-ray drives, and they were more substantial than this drive. ...LG - 6x External Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/...LG - 6x External Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black The drive works very well for what I need"

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    Transfer digital files or old discs to DVD or Blu-Ray formats with this LG portable Blu-Ray/DVD writer. Jamless play technology prevents breaks in your content by skipping over damaged areas of a disc, while the silent play feature filters out background noise. Able to support a wide range of disc formats, this LG portable Blu-Ray/DVD writer lets you preserve home movies or copies of favorite films by transferring them to new discs.
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  9. ASUS - ZenDrive 8x Max. DVD Write Speed External USB 2.0 DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "This External hard drive is functional and lightweight....Very happy with my external drive...I am well please with my new external Asus dvd-rw drive works great, easy to get started, USB hook up, perfect for computers without cd/dvd rw drives!"

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    Product Description

    Archive your files on disc with this ASUS ZenDrive external DVD writer. M-DISC support offers safe, durable archive-quality storage for videos and photos, while Nero BackItUp delivers comprehensive media and data backup. This ASUS ZenDrive external DVD writer boasts high-level disc encryption with encoded file name functionality and password control for enhanced security.
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    "This External hard drive is functional and lightweight....Very happy with my external drive...I am well please with my new external Asus dvd-rw drive works great, easy to get started, USB hook up, perfect for computers without cd/dvd rw drives!"

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    Product Description

    Archive your files on disc with this ASUS ZenDrive external DVD writer. M-DISC support offers safe, durable archive-quality storage for videos and photos, while Nero BackItUp delivers comprehensive media and data backup. This ASUS ZenDrive external DVD writer boasts high-level disc encryption with encoded file name functionality and password control for enhanced security.
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  10. WD - My Passport Ultra 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "External hard drive...Excellent external hard drive for the price that I paid....Great external hard drive...I've switched to SSD's internally, but hard drives are still great for external backup. "

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    Product Description

    Move essential data across devices efficiently with this Western Digital My Passport Ultra External Portable Hard Drive. The drive uses USB 3.0 technology for quick read and write speeds, and the USB-C connector offers effortless plug-in options while boosting transfer rates. Abundant storage space for all types of media and applications. The backup software lets you automatically save works in progress at your preferred intervals. Password protection and 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption for added security.
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    "External hard drive...Excellent external hard drive for the price that I paid....Great external hard drive...I've switched to SSD's internally, but hard drives are still great for external backup. "

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    Product Description

    Move essential data across devices efficiently with this Western Digital My Passport Ultra External Portable Hard Drive. The drive uses USB 3.0 technology for quick read and write speeds, and the USB-C connector offers effortless plug-in options while boosting transfer rates. Abundant storage space for all types of media and applications. The backup software lets you automatically save works in progress at your preferred intervals. Password protection and 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption for added security.
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