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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for external hard drives with backup software.

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 - Expansion 8TB External USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Seagate ext backup drives is THE way to BACKUP...I had to know the features and benefits of the drive and its capabilities. I love these backup drives. ...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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    "Seagate ext backup drives is THE way to BACKUP...I had to know the features and benefits of the drive and its capabilities. I love these backup drives. ...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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  2. Seagate - Expansion 16TB External USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Good for backups...Great for backup of large Mac computers. Reliable and fast enough for large batch jobs...Reliable drives!...Excellent drive and tons of storage. I've used Seagate external drives for many, many years and only ever once had a problem. "

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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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    "Good for backups...Great for backup of large Mac computers. Reliable and fast enough for large batch jobs...Reliable drives!...Excellent drive and tons of storage. I've used Seagate external drives for many, many years and only ever once had a problem. "

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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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  3. 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....great deal for backups...worked great affordable extra disk storage for backups"

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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....great deal for backups...worked great affordable extra disk storage for backups"

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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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  4. Crucial - X6 SE 4TB External USB-C/USB-A Portable SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "hoping its better that past backup drives...I'm hoping it holds up better that the past portable hard drives I have depended on for back ups. According to the Geek squad being solid state this should be better. wish it came with instructions of some type or software for auto backups....Fast Drive, Great included Cable, A+!...This drive is fast. Its mainly a backup drive for my home computer, but also handles backups for my work system occassionally. "

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    How much content can you hold with your fingertips? With the Crucial X6 Portable SSD, the answer is: A lot! Whether you’re downloading videos for off-line travel, organizing family photos, collaborating with classmates, or heading off on a great adventure, the Crucial X6 features up to 4TB of portable storage capacity and is ready to go wherever you do.
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    "hoping its better that past backup drives...I'm hoping it holds up better that the past portable hard drives I have depended on for back ups. According to the Geek squad being solid state this should be better. wish it came with instructions of some type or software for auto backups....Fast Drive, Great included Cable, A+!...This drive is fast. Its mainly a backup drive for my home computer, but also handles backups for my work system occassionally. "

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    How much content can you hold with your fingertips? With the Crucial X6 Portable SSD, the answer is: A lot! Whether you’re downloading videos for off-line travel, organizing family photos, collaborating with classmates, or heading off on a great adventure, the Crucial X6 features up to 4TB of portable storage capacity and is ready to go wherever you do.
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  5. Seagate - 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "I really like that it is so easy to make backup. You don't need any software to use this. ...External hard drive"

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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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    "I really like that it is so easy to make backup. You don't need any software to use this. ...External hard drive"

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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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    "Seagate drive and toolkit are great for backups...Previously I used a Synology backup solution for years and I encountered several hardware failures and numerous software problems. ...Great external drive...This Seagate drive is fast and easy to use, provides lots of space for backup."

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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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    "Seagate drive and toolkit are great for backups...Previously I used a Synology backup solution for years and I encountered several hardware failures and numerous software problems. ...Great external drive...This Seagate drive is fast and easy to use, provides lots of space for backup."

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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 - X9 Pro 1TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Upgraded to it from a traditional external hard drive....Ssd backup...Excelente ssd for backup. I backup my imac to have my all my files secure just in case."

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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....Ssd backup...Excelente ssd for backup. I backup my imac to have my all my files secure just in case."

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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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  8. WD - Easystore 1TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Good backup external HD...Good price. Have backup software for all files with schedule by day, weekly, hour....Great Backup device...Great Backup software and easy way to backup my PC and Tablet."

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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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    "Good backup external HD...Good price. Have backup software for all files with schedule by day, weekly, hour....Great Backup device...Great Backup software and easy way to backup my PC and Tablet."

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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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  9. Crucial - X9 Pro 4TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Good for Mac timemachine backups...I use mine for maintaining Timemachine backups for my MacBook Pro. The drive is blazing fast compared to a traditional external HDD. ...Solid state backup works great...The backup drive works great . There is more than enough storage for everything I need."

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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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    "Good for Mac timemachine backups...I use mine for maintaining Timemachine backups for my MacBook Pro. The drive is blazing fast compared to a traditional external HDD. ...Solid state backup works great...The backup drive works great . There is more than enough storage for everything I need."

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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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  10. Seagate - Backup Plus Slim 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Light Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Over the recent few years, I bought eight Seagate Backup Plus units. Nice price, work fine. Backup software provided seems a bit hard to use, but my patience is sometimes thin....I have an older Seagate backup drive that used Memeo backup software that stopped working, so I deinstalled Memeo and installed Seagates newer software, Toolkit. "

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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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    "Over the recent few years, I bought eight Seagate Backup Plus units. Nice price, work fine. Backup software provided seems a bit hard to use, but my patience is sometimes thin....I have an older Seagate backup drive that used Memeo backup software that stopped working, so I deinstalled Memeo and installed Seagates newer software, Toolkit. "

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    Product Description

    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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