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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for external hard drives for windows 7.

If you're looking to upgrade your computer's storage space, an external hard drive is a great place to start. They offer a simple and affordable way to add storage space to your computer. Browse the top-ranked list of external hard drives for Windows 7 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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    "Safe Drive...I use nothing but WD external drives for my mac's and windows. I needed to dump a bunch of iPhone pics and this was the version I picked. ...The "Go Anywhere" External Drive...Installation was simple and hardware performs as expected. High quality external drive backed by Western Digital's expectation of high performance. "

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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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    "Safe Drive...I use nothing but WD external drives for my mac's and windows. I needed to dump a bunch of iPhone pics and this was the version I picked. ...The "Go Anywhere" External Drive...Installation was simple and hardware performs as expected. High quality external drive backed by Western Digital's expectation of high performance. "

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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 Cloud Expert EX2 Ultra 2-Bay 8TB External Network Attached Storage (NAS) - Charcoal - Front_Zoom
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    "This network drive has a lot of customizable features and is well suited to Windows 10, which doesn't work with older network drives....Initial setup was easy as described in numerous reviews, and I mapped the drive to Windows 8, Windows 7 and Win XP computers without any problems. "

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    Keep valuable data safe with this My Cloud EX2 Ultra external hard drive. Custom backup options through WD SmartWare Pro, 256 AES volume encryption, and multiple RAID options provide enhanced performance and protection. This 8TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra provides high transfer speeds, and its Plex Media Server keeps your data ready at all times.
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    "This network drive has a lot of customizable features and is well suited to Windows 10, which doesn't work with older network drives....Initial setup was easy as described in numerous reviews, and I mapped the drive to Windows 8, Windows 7 and Win XP computers without any problems. "

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    Keep valuable data safe with this My Cloud EX2 Ultra external hard drive. Custom backup options through WD SmartWare Pro, 256 AES volume encryption, and multiple RAID options provide enhanced performance and protection. This 8TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra provides high transfer speeds, and its Plex Media Server keeps your data ready at all times.
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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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    "Great external hard drive...Great external hard drive! Comparable with USB and USB-C ports!...great external hard drive...I love these WD external hard drives, but had to get a new one because my old one was filled up and I want to archive my (Mac) Time Machine machine that is saved"

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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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    "Great external hard drive...Great external hard drive! Comparable with USB and USB-C ports!...great external hard drive...I love these WD external hard drives, but had to get a new one because my old one was filled up and I want to archive my (Mac) Time Machine machine that is saved"

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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. WD - My Passport Ultra for Mac 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "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. ...Ex hard drive...It is nice product for apple & windows nice &compact & does what it’s made for …"

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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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    "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. ...Ex hard drive...It is nice product for apple & windows nice &compact & does what it’s made for …"

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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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  5. Seagate - 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Excellent external drive...Excellent external drive. I use 7 to record my cameras. This was just a normal replacement keeping everything running smoothly. ...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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    "Excellent external drive...Excellent external drive. I use 7 to record my cameras. This was just a normal replacement keeping everything running smoothly. ...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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  6. Seagate - 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "But the device was an easy plug in and connect to the windows 7 backup for storing my files (don’t like using File History). ...2 Terabyte External Hard Drive...Great external hard drive, easy to set up and navigate."

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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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    "But the device was an easy plug in and connect to the windows 7 backup for storing my files (don’t like using File History). ...2 Terabyte External Hard Drive...Great external hard drive, easy to set up and navigate."

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

    Model: CT2000X10PROSSD9
    SKU: 6551159
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    "external hard drive...Next, I began transferring files from my other hard drives so I could have everything on one drive. "

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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 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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    "external hard drive...Next, I began transferring files from my other hard drives so I could have everything on one drive. "

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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 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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  8. SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE 12TB External USB-C 3.2 Gen2 Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Hard Drive...This is my 3rd 12TB GTECH drive. I will not buy other brands of big drives to back up my photos and videos. "

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    Product Description

    The SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE enterprise-class hard drive with a USB-C (10Gbps) interface delivers ultra-reliable, high-capacity storage in a premium, stylish design. The 7200RPM Ultrastar drive inside features powerful performance with speeds up to 250MB/s read and 250MB/s write2 (12TB1 capacity) that is perfect for fast backup and access to your HD videos, photos, music, and other high-value content. The stackable, anodized all-aluminum enclosure offers premium durability and anchor points for attaching to a DIT cart, a mounting plate, or other gear for your production needs. The G-DRIVE desktop hard drive also offers LED light brightness customization with three modes to choose from, comes ready for Mac, and is easily reformatted for Windows.
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    "Hard Drive...This is my 3rd 12TB GTECH drive. I will not buy other brands of big drives to back up my photos and videos. "

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    Product Description

    The SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE enterprise-class hard drive with a USB-C (10Gbps) interface delivers ultra-reliable, high-capacity storage in a premium, stylish design. The 7200RPM Ultrastar drive inside features powerful performance with speeds up to 250MB/s read and 250MB/s write2 (12TB1 capacity) that is perfect for fast backup and access to your HD videos, photos, music, and other high-value content. The stackable, anodized all-aluminum enclosure offers premium durability and anchor points for attaching to a DIT cart, a mounting plate, or other gear for your production needs. The G-DRIVE desktop hard drive also offers LED light brightness customization with three modes to choose from, comes ready for Mac, and is easily reformatted for Windows.
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  9. Seagate - One Touch with Password 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great hard drive...Best external hard drive. This is my third one and they all work great. ...External hard drive"

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    Store and access photos and files on the go with One Touch HDD with password activated hardware encryption. Quick plug-and-play USB 3.0 connectivity with Windows, Mac, Chromebook lets you consolidate files with a single click or schedule automatic daily, weekly, or monthly backups. Plus—organize your photos with a Mylio Photos complementary subscription and enjoy automatic backups with a Dropbox Backup Plan free trial.
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    "Great hard drive...Best external hard drive. This is my third one and they all work great. ...External hard drive"

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    Store and access photos and files on the go with One Touch HDD with password activated hardware encryption. Quick plug-and-play USB 3.0 connectivity with Windows, Mac, Chromebook lets you consolidate files with a single click or schedule automatic daily, weekly, or monthly backups. Plus—organize your photos with a Mylio Photos complementary subscription and enjoy automatic backups with a Dropbox Backup Plan free trial.
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  10. Samsung - T7 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD with Hardware Encryption - Metallic Red - Front_Zoom
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    "External hard drive...Great external hard drive. Bought for my ps5 , very fast...I bought this to back up my hard drive for Windows upgrade."

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    Store critical files, media library and projects with this Samsung T7 2TB portable solid state drive. The USB 3.2 interface allows lightning-fast data transfers, while the sturdy metal framework offers durability and impact resistance. Secure your data with the AES-256 bit encryption. This Samsung T7 2TB portable solid state drive has an advanced thermal solution for optimized temperature management.
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    "External hard drive...Great external hard drive. Bought for my ps5 , very fast...I bought this to back up my hard drive for Windows upgrade."

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    Store critical files, media library and projects with this Samsung T7 2TB portable solid state drive. The USB 3.2 interface allows lightning-fast data transfers, while the sturdy metal framework offers durability and impact resistance. Secure your data with the AES-256 bit encryption. This Samsung T7 2TB portable solid state drive has an advanced thermal solution for optimized temperature management.
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