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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for format hard drive.

If you're looking for a solution to back up your documents, store all your movies or music files, or provide extra space for the ever-expanding library of photos you have, an external hard drive is an ideal choice. Browse the top-ranked list of format hard drives below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Seagate - 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Easy to use, just plug and play (and format drive)....Works as advertised with slight hiccups when downloading games, I have it hooked up to my PS5 and most PS5 titles games work, but some I still have to download on my PS5’s internal hard drive because this can’t format it correctly. "

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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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    "Easy to use, just plug and play (and format drive)....Works as advertised with slight hiccups when downloading games, I have it hooked up to my PS5 and most PS5 titles games work, but some I still have to download on my PS5’s internal hard drive because this can’t format it correctly. "

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    Product Description

    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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  2. Seagate - 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great drive for the price...Easy to format, worked well immediately for my Time Machine backup drive....Affordable and a great hard drive...Overall great hard drive. Easy to set up and connect."

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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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    "Great drive for the price...Easy to format, worked well immediately for my Time Machine backup drive....Affordable and a great hard drive...Overall great hard drive. Easy to set up and connect."

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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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  3. Seagate - FireCuda Gaming 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hard Drive with RGB LED Lighting - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "She loved it and the lighting on the hard drive it even feel more durable than her last external hard drive....Hard drive"

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    Plug in and light up with the FireCuda Gaming Hard Drive. Created with up to 5TB of capacity and a sleek, bold design—this gaming hard drive can hold all your content and compliment the look of your battlestation. Bring an extra layer of atmosphere to gaming sessions with customizable RGB LED lighting and Razer Chroma™ RGB compatibility.
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    "She loved it and the lighting on the hard drive it even feel more durable than her last external hard drive....Hard drive"

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    Plug in and light up with the FireCuda Gaming Hard Drive. Created with up to 5TB of capacity and a sleek, bold design—this gaming hard drive can hold all your content and compliment the look of your battlestation. Bring an extra layer of atmosphere to gaming sessions with customizable RGB LED lighting and Razer Chroma™ RGB compatibility.
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  4. Seagate - Starfield Special Edition Game Drive for Xbox 5TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Nice hard drive...Outstanding hard drive was easy to figure it out ....Xbox Series X external hard drive...Seagate is the best way to go when it comes to external hard drives."

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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 5TB of capacity means you’ll have enough space to take your conquests anywhere.
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    "Nice hard drive...Outstanding hard drive was easy to figure it out ....Xbox Series X external hard drive...Seagate is the best way to go when it comes to external hard drives."

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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 5TB of capacity means you’ll have enough space to take your conquests anywhere.
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  5. Seagate - 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "reliable hard drive, good price...seagate makes reliable removable hard drives. i have purchased a number of them over the years....2 Terabyte External Hard Drive...Great external hard drive, easy to set up and navigate."

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    Product Description

    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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    "reliable hard drive, good price...seagate makes reliable removable hard drives. i have purchased a number of them over the years....2 Terabyte External Hard Drive...Great external hard drive, easy to set up and navigate."

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    Product Description

    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 - Game Drive for PlayStation Consoles 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great hard drive...Great hard drive for the PS5. Holds all the games I need....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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    "Great hard drive...Great hard drive for the PS5. Holds all the games I need....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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  7. WD - Easystore 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great Exterior Backup Drive...The software gave different types of formats to use depending on usages. This is a WD Drive which I think are the best hard drives manufactured....Compact 1TB hard drive...ITB storage in a small package. Easy to format for Apple, PC or both. Hard drive works as expected."

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    Carry and preserve important files wherever you go with this Western Digital easystore portable hard drive. The 1TB capacity offers ample storage space for your files, while the USB interface ensures compatibility with a wide range of devices. This Western Digital easystore external hard drive has a compact profile for increased portability, and the included WD Discovery software makes backing up data easy.
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    "Great Exterior Backup Drive...The software gave different types of formats to use depending on usages. This is a WD Drive which I think are the best hard drives manufactured....Compact 1TB hard drive...ITB storage in a small package. Easy to format for Apple, PC or both. Hard drive works as expected."

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    Carry and preserve important files wherever you go with this Western Digital easystore portable hard drive. The 1TB capacity offers ample storage space for your files, while the USB interface ensures compatibility with a wide range of devices. This Western Digital easystore external hard drive has a compact profile for increased portability, and the included WD Discovery software makes backing up data easy.
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  8. WD - easystore 22TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: WDBAMA0220HBK-NESN
    SKU: 6537414
    Top comment

    "I had several smaller hard drives to merge into this drive and it has fit the bill quite nicely! ...Perfect for data transfer from old hards and keeping a large library of music and photos"

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    Back up important files securely with this black WD easystore desktop hard drive. The 22TB capacity provides ample space for archives and videos, while the USB 3.0 connectivity provides broad compatibility with most Windows and Mac devices. This WD easystore desktop hard drive features plug-and-play functionality for a quick, simple setup.
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    "I had several smaller hard drives to merge into this drive and it has fit the bill quite nicely! ...Perfect for data transfer from old hards and keeping a large library of music and photos"

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    Back up important files securely with this black WD easystore desktop hard drive. The 22TB capacity provides ample space for archives and videos, while the USB 3.0 connectivity provides broad compatibility with most Windows and Mac devices. This WD easystore desktop hard drive features plug-and-play functionality for a quick, simple setup.
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  9. SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE 12TB External USB-C 3.2 Gen2 Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Hard Drive...Our IT person came across this hard drive on best buy website and installed it for us. "

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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...Our IT person came across this hard drive on best buy website and installed it for us. "

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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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  10. LaCie - Mobile 2TB External USB-C 3.2 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Moon Silver - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great Drive for Apple Time Machine - Quiet, Too!...It's easy to format and has worked perfectly. I also have 2 Lacie 10 TB thunderbolt drives that have served me well for almost 3 years so far - Lacie drives have been good to me! ...Lacie hard drives are the best. Have been using them for years and never disappointed."

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    LaCie Mobile Drive is the nexus of portability and capacity. Encased in a sleek Neil Poulton design, each drive is constructed using post-consumer recycled materials. Works with PC, Mac, and iPad USB-C, just plug-in and go. One-click or automatic backup makes file storage extra smooth, plus up to 2TB of capacity makes plenty of room for photos, playlists, docs, and more.
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    "Great Drive for Apple Time Machine - Quiet, Too!...It's easy to format and has worked perfectly. I also have 2 Lacie 10 TB thunderbolt drives that have served me well for almost 3 years so far - Lacie drives have been good to me! ...Lacie hard drives are the best. Have been using them for years and never disappointed."

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    Product Description

    LaCie Mobile Drive is the nexus of portability and capacity. Encased in a sleek Neil Poulton design, each drive is constructed using post-consumer recycled materials. Works with PC, Mac, and iPad USB-C, just plug-in and go. One-click or automatic backup makes file storage extra smooth, plus up to 2TB of capacity makes plenty of room for photos, playlists, docs, and more.
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