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External hard drives are some of the most popular storage devices for backing up your computer's data. They're easy to use, affordable, and can be used to back up all of your computer's data in one fell swoop. Browse the top-ranked list of external hard drives with backup software below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Seagate - Backup Plus Ultra Touch 2TB External USB-C/USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Hardware Encryption - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "This is my second external hard drive I purchased. I never had a problem with this brand. ...This Portable Hard Drive allows easy, continuous backup of all files....Great Backup"

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    Use this plug-and-play Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch portable drive for Mac or PCs without installing drivers. The Type-C USB 3.0 connector is compatible with USB 2.0 devices for versatility and offers fast transfer speeds. This Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch portable drive secures data using advanced password protection and 256-AES hardware encryption, protecting valuable files.
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    "This is my second external hard drive I purchased. I never had a problem with this brand. ...This Portable Hard Drive allows easy, continuous backup of all files....Great Backup"

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    Use this plug-and-play Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch portable drive for Mac or PCs without installing drivers. The Type-C USB 3.0 connector is compatible with USB 2.0 devices for versatility and offers fast transfer speeds. This Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch portable drive secures data using advanced password protection and 256-AES hardware encryption, protecting valuable files.
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    Your price for this item is $84.99
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  2. Seagate - One Touch 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Light Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Seagate One Touch 2TB External Hard Drive...This does a faster backup than any of my previous external hard drives. ...Seagate One Touch 2TB External Portable Hard Drive...This Seagate external hard drive is a great product. This is the 6th one I own and all work beautifully. "

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    Store and access photos and files on the go with Seagate One Touch. The perfect compliment to personal aesthetic, it features a minimalist brushed metal enclosure and quick plug-and-play connectivity with the included USB 3.0 cable. Great as a Mac external hard drive or Windows drive, simply back up with a single click or schedule automatic daily, weekly, or monthly backups. Plus—edit, manage, and share photos with a one-year complimentary subscription to Mylio Create and a four-month membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan!
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    "Seagate One Touch 2TB External Hard Drive...This does a faster backup than any of my previous external hard drives. ...Seagate One Touch 2TB External Portable Hard Drive...This Seagate external hard drive is a great product. This is the 6th one I own and all work beautifully. "

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    Store and access photos and files on the go with Seagate One Touch. The perfect compliment to personal aesthetic, it features a minimalist brushed metal enclosure and quick plug-and-play connectivity with the included USB 3.0 cable. Great as a Mac external hard drive or Windows drive, simply back up with a single click or schedule automatic daily, weekly, or monthly backups. Plus—edit, manage, and share photos with a one-year complimentary subscription to Mylio Create and a four-month membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan!
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    Your price for this item is $66.99
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  3. Seagate - Expansion 8TB External USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Desktop Backup and also works with Playstation Pro for external backup....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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    "Great Desktop Backup and also works with Playstation Pro for external backup....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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    Your price for this item is $149.99
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  4. Seagate - One Touch 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Front_Zoom
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    "Works Great for Backups...My Apple Time Capsule is on its last leg so I bought this as a backup for my backup. Seems good so far. Easily backed up 450 gigs. ...Great for backups...The last one I had worked without any problems but I filled it up. Now I can another backup."

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    Store and access photos and files on the go with Seagate One Touch. The perfect compliment to personal aesthetic, it features a minimalist brushed metal enclosure and quick plug-and-play connectivity with the included USB 3.0 cable. Great as a Mac external hard drive or Windows drive, simply back up with a single click or schedule automatic daily, weekly, or monthly backups. Plus—edit, manage, and share photos with a one-year complimentary subscription to Mylio Create and a four-month membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan!
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    "Works Great for Backups...My Apple Time Capsule is on its last leg so I bought this as a backup for my backup. Seems good so far. Easily backed up 450 gigs. ...Great for backups...The last one I had worked without any problems but I filled it up. Now I can another backup."

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    Store and access photos and files on the go with Seagate One Touch. The perfect compliment to personal aesthetic, it features a minimalist brushed metal enclosure and quick plug-and-play connectivity with the included USB 3.0 cable. Great as a Mac external hard drive or Windows drive, simply back up with a single click or schedule automatic daily, weekly, or monthly backups. Plus—edit, manage, and share photos with a one-year complimentary subscription to Mylio Create and a four-month membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan!
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    Your price for this item is $119.99
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  5. Seagate - Expansion 16TB External USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great for backup storage...Have not used the built in software so can't speak to its usefulness....Absolutely massive capacity so we can backup old projects. Super easy to use and looks and form factor are fine. "

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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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    "Great for backup storage...Have not used the built in software so can't speak to its usefulness....Absolutely massive capacity so we can backup old projects. Super easy to use and looks and form factor are fine. "

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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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    Your price for this item is $279.99
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  6. WD - My Cloud Pro PR4100 4-Bay 0TB External Network Attached Storage (NAS) - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "I don’t use PLEX or any other APPs other than my backup APP, so I cannot give you any information on that, but I do regularly use the remote APP on my iPhone/iPad, and OS-5 and the newest APP work quite well, with few failures to connect, which was very common on OS-3 with the older APP....Excellent System drive...I have used the USB backup and PLEX apps and found them to be useful and work well. "

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    With space to keep virtually everything, the My Cloud Pro Series offers your creative team the network storage to edit, save and share production files from anywhere with an internet connection. Compatible with both Mac and PC, you’re able to keep your media protected and organized in one place to streamline your creative workflow.
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    "I don’t use PLEX or any other APPs other than my backup APP, so I cannot give you any information on that, but I do regularly use the remote APP on my iPhone/iPad, and OS-5 and the newest APP work quite well, with few failures to connect, which was very common on OS-3 with the older APP....Excellent System drive...I have used the USB backup and PLEX apps and found them to be useful and work well. "

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    With space to keep virtually everything, the My Cloud Pro Series offers your creative team the network storage to edit, save and share production files from anywhere with an internet connection. Compatible with both Mac and PC, you’re able to keep your media protected and organized in one place to streamline your creative workflow.
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    Your price for this item is $494.99
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  7. Seagate - One Touch 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Red - Front_Zoom
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    "Backup hard drive...Needed to replace another portable hard drive for backing up my laptop this is a good purchase...Good backup....This backup drive worked well right out of the box."

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    Product Description

    Store and access photos and files on the go with Seagate One Touch. The perfect compliment to personal aesthetic, it features a minimalist brushed metal enclosure and quick plug-and-play connectivity with the included USB 3.0 cable. Great as a Mac external hard drive or Windows drive, simply back up with a single click or schedule automatic daily, weekly, or monthly backups. Plus—edit, manage, and share photos with a one-year complimentary subscription to Mylio Create and a four-month membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan!
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    "Backup hard drive...Needed to replace another portable hard drive for backing up my laptop this is a good purchase...Good backup....This backup drive worked well right out of the box."

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    Product Description

    Store and access photos and files on the go with Seagate One Touch. The perfect compliment to personal aesthetic, it features a minimalist brushed metal enclosure and quick plug-and-play connectivity with the included USB 3.0 cable. Great as a Mac external hard drive or Windows drive, simply back up with a single click or schedule automatic daily, weekly, or monthly backups. Plus—edit, manage, and share photos with a one-year complimentary subscription to Mylio Create and a four-month membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan!
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    Your price for this item is $66.99
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  8. Seagate - One Touch 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "A Good Backup hard drive for the money...This is a good external backup hard drive. I have used Seagate external drives in the past and all have performed well. ...Seagate external hard drive"

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    Store and access photos and files on the go with Seagate One Touch. The perfect compliment to personal aesthetic, it features a minimalist brushed metal enclosure and quick plug-and-play connectivity with the included USB 3.0 cable. Great as a Mac external hard drive or Windows drive, simply back up with a single click or schedule automatic daily, weekly, or monthly backups. Plus—edit, manage, and share photos with a one-year complimentary subscription to Mylio Create and a four-month membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan!
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    "A Good Backup hard drive for the money...This is a good external backup hard drive. I have used Seagate external drives in the past and all have performed well. ...Seagate external hard drive"

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    Store and access photos and files on the go with Seagate One Touch. The perfect compliment to personal aesthetic, it features a minimalist brushed metal enclosure and quick plug-and-play connectivity with the included USB 3.0 cable. Great as a Mac external hard drive or Windows drive, simply back up with a single click or schedule automatic daily, weekly, or monthly backups. Plus—edit, manage, and share photos with a one-year complimentary subscription to Mylio Create and a four-month membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan!
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    Your price for this item is $114.99
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  9. WD - My Cloud Expert EX2 Ultra 2-Bay 4TB External Network Attached Storage (NAS) - Charcoal - Front_Zoom
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    "Only drawback is that WD has stoppes support of the Smartware software wich i used to backup the MyBook to a USB attached WD drive. ...My Backup has Backup...Having 2 data ports to access my external hard drives from all of my devices is great! "

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    Keep important media safe with the My Cloud EX2 Ultra hard drive. This high-performance, network-attached storage device stores files and lets you access them securely from smartphones, tablets or computers enabled with the My Cloud app. This 4TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra hard drive features SmartWare Pro software that automatically backs up your content.
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    "Only drawback is that WD has stoppes support of the Smartware software wich i used to backup the MyBook to a USB attached WD drive. ...My Backup has Backup...Having 2 data ports to access my external hard drives from all of my devices is great! "

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    Keep important media safe with the My Cloud EX2 Ultra hard drive. This high-performance, network-attached storage device stores files and lets you access them securely from smartphones, tablets or computers enabled with the My Cloud app. This 4TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra hard drive features SmartWare Pro software that automatically backs up your content.
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    Your price for this item is $369.99
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  10. 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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    "Make sure you use a proper port on pc and good quality cable. Great for emergency drives for work and random backup drive....Very happy with transference speeds. Great backup device."

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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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    "Make sure you use a proper port on pc and good quality cable. Great for emergency drives for work and random backup drive....Very happy with transference speeds. Great backup device."

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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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    Your price for this item is $74.99
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