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Browse the top-ranked list of Fastest External Drives below along with associated reviews and opinions.

Browse the top-ranked list of Fastest External Drives below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Top comment

    "good !...Best TB...Good size and speed for the price....I was in need of a backup support, because my pic crash and I lost information, so I research and seen this sea gate backup plus had a high ratings and I also compare others and this one was a good selection, it is portable compact convent for traveling, just missing a good case to protect it other than that it works so far."

    "Good size and speed for the price."

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    Product Description

    Easily take your media collection and documents with you on the go using this Seagate Backup Plus Slim STDR2000100 external USB 3.0/2.0 portable hard drive that features a 2TB capacity for ample file storage.
    $79.99
    Top comment

    "good !...Best TB...Good size and speed for the price....I was in need of a backup support, because my pic crash and I lost information, so I research and seen this sea gate backup plus had a high ratings and I also compare others and this one was a good selection, it is portable compact convent for traveling, just missing a good case to protect it other than that it works so far."

    "Good size and speed for the price."

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    Product Description

    Easily take your media collection and documents with you on the go using this Seagate Backup Plus Slim STDR2000100 external USB 3.0/2.0 portable hard drive that features a 2TB capacity for ample file storage.
  2. Top comment

    "good !...is good...Great transfer speed...I was in need of a backup support, because my pic crash and I lost information, so I research and seen this sea gate backup plus had a high ratings and I also compare others and this one was a good selection, it is portable compact convent for traveling, just missing a good case to protect it other than that it works so far."

    "Great transfer speed"

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    Product Description

    Bring along important files with this Seagate Backup Plus Slim STDR2000103 external USB 3.0/2.0 hard drive that features a 2TB capacity to hold videos, music and more. The Seagate Dashboard offers flexible backup options to help you manage data.
    $79.99
    Top comment

    "good !...is good...Great transfer speed...I was in need of a backup support, because my pic crash and I lost information, so I research and seen this sea gate backup plus had a high ratings and I also compare others and this one was a good selection, it is portable compact convent for traveling, just missing a good case to protect it other than that it works so far."

    "Great transfer speed"

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    Product Description

    Bring along important files with this Seagate Backup Plus Slim STDR2000103 external USB 3.0/2.0 hard drive that features a 2TB capacity to hold videos, music and more. The Seagate Dashboard offers flexible backup options to help you manage data.
  3. Top comment

    "Nice HD...On time...Very fast back up with Windows 10....I am very please with My Passport 1TB external hard drive as a tool to back-up all of my college files and other important data from my HP Envy laptop as well as my smartphone and tablet."

    "Very fast back up with Windows 10."

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    Product Description

    WD's automatic, continuous backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it's instantly backed up. Offering high capacity in a compact drive, My Passport is the ideal companion for anyone with lots of videos, photos, music, and files that they want to help protect and take on the road. Use WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
    $59.99
    Top comment

    "Nice HD...On time...Very fast back up with Windows 10....I am very please with My Passport 1TB external hard drive as a tool to back-up all of my college files and other important data from my HP Envy laptop as well as my smartphone and tablet."

    "Very fast back up with Windows 10."

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    Product Description

    WD's automatic, continuous backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it's instantly backed up. Offering high capacity in a compact drive, My Passport is the ideal companion for anyone with lots of videos, photos, music, and files that they want to help protect and take on the road. Use WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
  4. Top comment

    "It's ok...it work...Very fast back up with Windows 10....I am very please with My Passport 1TB external hard drive as a tool to back-up all of my college files and other important data from my HP Envy laptop as well as my smartphone and tablet."

    "Very fast back up with Windows 10."

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    Product Description

    Back up documents with this Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive. Its 1TB of storage provides plenty of room for videos, music and photos, and its 256-bit encryption and password protection keep files secure. This Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive works with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 right out of the box.
    $59.99
    Top comment

    "It's ok...it work...Very fast back up with Windows 10....I am very please with My Passport 1TB external hard drive as a tool to back-up all of my college files and other important data from my HP Envy laptop as well as my smartphone and tablet."

    "Very fast back up with Windows 10."

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    Product Description

    Back up documents with this Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive. Its 1TB of storage provides plenty of room for videos, music and photos, and its 256-bit encryption and password protection keep files secure. This Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive works with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 right out of the box.
  5. Top comment

    "Nice HD...not bad...It is fast and quiet....I has this 500GB Western Digital external drive that I've had for a good 10 years, and that thing has been dropped several times, and it is still going... Anyhow, I got this one to use with my PS4 Pro, and it was quick and easy to set up."

    "It is fast and quiet."

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    Product Description

    WD's automatic, continuous backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it's instantly backed up. Offering high capacity in a compact drive, My Passport is the ideal companion for anyone with lots of videos, photos, music, and files that they want to help protect and take on the road. Use WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
    $119.99
    Top comment

    "Nice HD...not bad...It is fast and quiet....I has this 500GB Western Digital external drive that I've had for a good 10 years, and that thing has been dropped several times, and it is still going... Anyhow, I got this one to use with my PS4 Pro, and it was quick and easy to set up."

    "It is fast and quiet."

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    Product Description

    WD's automatic, continuous backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it's instantly backed up. Offering high capacity in a compact drive, My Passport is the ideal companion for anyone with lots of videos, photos, music, and files that they want to help protect and take on the road. Use WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
  6. Top comment

    "Good HD...Love it...Fast speeds and a ton of space!!!!!...4TB is plenty of space for me so far and having a drive that runs off of just a USB cable means that I can access it at work or home without dragging around a power supply."

    "Fast speeds and a ton of space!!!!!"

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    Product Description

    Store or back up all of your data on this Western Digital hard drive. It's a compact portable drive that holds a maximum of 4TB, and it uses 256-bit AES encryption to fight data theft. Access your information fast on this Western Digital hard drive through its 480 Mbps USB 3.0 connectivity.
    $119.99
    Top comment

    "Good HD...Love it...Fast speeds and a ton of space!!!!!...4TB is plenty of space for me so far and having a drive that runs off of just a USB cable means that I can access it at work or home without dragging around a power supply."

    "Fast speeds and a ton of space!!!!!"

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    Product Description

    Store or back up all of your data on this Western Digital hard drive. It's a compact portable drive that holds a maximum of 4TB, and it uses 256-bit AES encryption to fight data theft. Access your information fast on this Western Digital hard drive through its 480 Mbps USB 3.0 connectivity.
  7. Top comment

    "A gem...V good...Nice size, good speed....I've a decent degree and certificates in applied sciences but I don't like memorization of flow charts so I can sort my PC and external drives out but I hate it ALL I want to do is plug, play and forget about it and this unit does that for me and more.I would give it 5 stars but I've had drives fail and lost TB's of data so I'm keeping my fingers crossed so far I've 4 older WD Externals all still working 4 yrs later."

    "Nice size, good speed."

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Safeguard your library with this 4TB Western Digital hard drive. Its durable construction protects against shock, and USB 3.0 technology facilitates rapid data transfer to keep you working efficiently. This Western Digital hard drive has a slim design for portability, so you can access your files anywhere.
    $119.99
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    Was $199.99
    Top comment

    "A gem...V good...Nice size, good speed....I've a decent degree and certificates in applied sciences but I don't like memorization of flow charts so I can sort my PC and external drives out but I hate it ALL I want to do is plug, play and forget about it and this unit does that for me and more.I would give it 5 stars but I've had drives fail and lost TB's of data so I'm keeping my fingers crossed so far I've 4 older WD Externals all still working 4 yrs later."

    "Nice size, good speed."

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Safeguard your library with this 4TB Western Digital hard drive. Its durable construction protects against shock, and USB 3.0 technology facilitates rapid data transfer to keep you working efficiently. This Western Digital hard drive has a slim design for portability, so you can access your files anywhere.
  8. Top comment

    "love it...Good hd...Great transfer speed...Really enjoying my 8Gb ext USB Hard Drive for my X Box One X wish they had a larger drive in stock that evening I would have totally gone with a larger drive with 4k Gaming NOW on X Box One C gonna be nice to have as much space as possible so I can download my entire DIGITAL XBOX LIBRARY"

    "Great transfer speed"

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Keep data safe on this Western Digital hard drive. Its automatic backup software ensures your files are saved in case you forget, and its USB 3.0 interface allows transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps. This Western Digital hard drive has an 8TB capacity to store your entire library.
    $149.99
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    Was $279.99
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    "love it...Good hd...Great transfer speed...Really enjoying my 8Gb ext USB Hard Drive for my X Box One X wish they had a larger drive in stock that evening I would have totally gone with a larger drive with 4k Gaming NOW on X Box One C gonna be nice to have as much space as possible so I can download my entire DIGITAL XBOX LIBRARY"

    "Great transfer speed"

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Keep data safe on this Western Digital hard drive. Its automatic backup software ensures your files are saved in case you forget, and its USB 3.0 interface allows transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps. This Western Digital hard drive has an 8TB capacity to store your entire library.
  9. Model:WDBBGB0040HBK-NESN
    SKU:5605524
    Top comment

    "Good hd...wd best...Works great and is fast....The drive loads the games as fast if not faster than the internal hard drive on my Xbox One S. Transfer of my games from the internal drive went smoothly."

    "Works great and is fast."

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    Product Description

    Store files securely with this 4TB Western Digital My Book hard drive. Its 5 Gbps data transfer rate enables fast copying of files, and its automatic backup software can be set to fit any schedule. This Western Digital My Book hard drive offers built-in 256-bit hardware encryption and optional password protection for peace of mind.
    $99.99
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    Top comment

    "Good hd...wd best...Works great and is fast....The drive loads the games as fast if not faster than the internal hard drive on my Xbox One S. Transfer of my games from the internal drive went smoothly."

    "Works great and is fast."

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    Product Description

    Store files securely with this 4TB Western Digital My Book hard drive. Its 5 Gbps data transfer rate enables fast copying of files, and its automatic backup software can be set to fit any schedule. This Western Digital My Book hard drive offers built-in 256-bit hardware encryption and optional password protection for peace of mind.
  10. Top comment

    "Nice !...Fast HD...Good size, cheap price and good transfer speeds....All I had to do was plug it in and I instantly saw a pop up asking me if I wanted to convert it to my PS4(meaning I wouldn't be able to use it for anything else afterwards) I pressed "agreed" and in seconds I was able to use it."

    "Good size, cheap price and good transfer speeds."

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Store data safely on this 2TB Western Digital hard drive. Its WD Backup software automatically saves files on a preset schedule, and it has a sleek but durable design for portability without sacrificing security. This Western Digital hard drive has a USB 3.0 interface for transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps.
    $59.99
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    Top comment

    "Nice !...Fast HD...Good size, cheap price and good transfer speeds....All I had to do was plug it in and I instantly saw a pop up asking me if I wanted to convert it to my PS4(meaning I wouldn't be able to use it for anything else afterwards) I pressed "agreed" and in seconds I was able to use it."

    "Good size, cheap price and good transfer speeds."

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Store data safely on this 2TB Western Digital hard drive. Its WD Backup software automatically saves files on a preset schedule, and it has a sleek but durable design for portability without sacrificing security. This Western Digital hard drive has a USB 3.0 interface for transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps.
  11. Top comment

    "It's ok...Great !...It has a great speed....Look, having a home media cloud drive thingy is great and all, but I wanted an external drive that I can store all of my personal files on and access from my work computer when I need to."

    "It has a great speed."

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Keep files safe on this 1TB Western Digital hard drive. It's plug and play, so you can start saving data right away, and its USB 3.0 interface enables rapid file transfers of up to 5 Gbps. This Western Digital hard drive has a slim design to maximize portability.
    $54.99
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    Was $99.99
    Top comment

    "It's ok...Great !...It has a great speed....Look, having a home media cloud drive thingy is great and all, but I wanted an external drive that I can store all of my personal files on and access from my work computer when I need to."

    "It has a great speed."

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Keep files safe on this 1TB Western Digital hard drive. It's plug and play, so you can start saving data right away, and its USB 3.0 interface enables rapid file transfers of up to 5 Gbps. This Western Digital hard drive has a slim design to maximize portability.
  12. Model:WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN
    SKU:5605510
    Top comment

    "Love it...Best HD...Drive is relatively fast and lots of storage....In my server, this drive runs at about 20 C. I've read reports of external drives running much hotter in the external enclosures supplied by the manufacturer, but shucked and placed in a server, these drives run very cool."

    "Drive is relatively fast and lots of storage."

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    Product Description

    Free up space on your computer with help from this 8TB Western Digital My Book external hard drive. Quick transfer rates move information three times faster than traditional hard drives, and the local and cloud backup prevents data loss. This Western Digital My Book external hard drive has universal connections to ensure compatibility with 3.0 and 2.0 USB devices.
    $169.99
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    "Love it...Best HD...Drive is relatively fast and lots of storage....In my server, this drive runs at about 20 C. I've read reports of external drives running much hotter in the external enclosures supplied by the manufacturer, but shucked and placed in a server, these drives run very cool."

    "Drive is relatively fast and lots of storage."

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    Product Description

    Free up space on your computer with help from this 8TB Western Digital My Book external hard drive. Quick transfer rates move information three times faster than traditional hard drives, and the local and cloud backup prevents data loss. This Western Digital My Book external hard drive has universal connections to ensure compatibility with 3.0 and 2.0 USB devices.
  13. Top comment

    "Worth it...Fast SSD...Small fast and reliable...As well as back up important programs I will be creating as I will be attending College (WIT) in a week."

    "Small fast and reliable"

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    Product Description

    Enjoy ultrafast file transfers with this Western Digital portable hard drive. It includes a 512GB solid-state hard drive that comes with hardware encryption and passwords so that your data remains secure even during transport. Compatibility with USB Type C and USB 3.1 ensures ease of use with different computers with this Western Digital portable hard drive.
    $179.99
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    "Worth it...Fast SSD...Small fast and reliable...As well as back up important programs I will be creating as I will be attending College (WIT) in a week."

    "Small fast and reliable"

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    Product Description

    Enjoy ultrafast file transfers with this Western Digital portable hard drive. It includes a 512GB solid-state hard drive that comes with hardware encryption and passwords so that your data remains secure even during transport. Compatibility with USB Type C and USB 3.1 ensures ease of use with different computers with this Western Digital portable hard drive.
  14. Top comment

    "Go WD...WD FTW...Fast Access and Transfer...I Bought this hard drive for 110$ and was very pleased it can connect to a ps4/xbox one x without little to no effort I have owned it for about 6/7 months now and it still runs great the cord is alittle wonky but its a very good product I have over 20-25 triple a titles and still over 3tb of space I LOVE THIS THING!"

    "Fast Access and Transfer"

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Store files securely on this 4TB Western Digital hard drive. It comes several pieces of utility software installed for ease of use, and it backs up files automatically so you don't have to. This Western Digital hard drive is USB 3.0 compatible for transfer rates up to three times faster than compatible drives.
    $89.99
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    Was $199.99
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    "Go WD...WD FTW...Fast Access and Transfer...I Bought this hard drive for 110$ and was very pleased it can connect to a ps4/xbox one x without little to no effort I have owned it for about 6/7 months now and it still runs great the cord is alittle wonky but its a very good product I have over 20-25 triple a titles and still over 3tb of space I LOVE THIS THING!"

    "Fast Access and Transfer"

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    Product Description

    Only at Best Buy Store files securely on this 4TB Western Digital hard drive. It comes several pieces of utility software installed for ease of use, and it backs up files automatically so you don't have to. This Western Digital hard drive is USB 3.0 compatible for transfer rates up to three times faster than compatible drives.