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

The USB connector has been around for a while now, and it's become the standard way to connect most external storage to devices. It's ideal to get a cable that is reliable and durable. Browse the top-ranked list of hard-drive connectors below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Apple - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Works well to connect my external hard drive to my laptop!...Great for external hard drives and monitors...Works great use it with my external hard drive. Highly recommend"

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    The Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter lets you connect Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices - external hard drives and Thunderbolt displays, for example - to any of the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports on your MacBook Pro. As a bidirectional adapter, it can also connect new Thunderbolt 3 devices to a Mac with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port.*
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    "Works well to connect my external hard drive to my laptop!...Great for external hard drives and monitors...Works great use it with my external hard drive. Highly recommend"

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    The Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter lets you connect Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices - external hard drives and Thunderbolt displays, for example - to any of the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports on your MacBook Pro. As a bidirectional adapter, it can also connect new Thunderbolt 3 devices to a Mac with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port.*
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  2. Apple - Thunderbolt 4 Pro Cable (1 m) - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "USB c external monitor replacement...Fixed my issue where USB c cable wouldn't power my external monitor . Expensive but quality...Works with Macbook Pro M3 Pro for External Display...Confirmed to work with Macbook Pro M3 Pro for external display without a hub. When it comes to understanding differences between Thunderbolt and/or USB-C Full Functioned do your homework and don't rely on Best Buy Geek Squad, you know best with internet browsing."

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    Featuring a black braided design that coils without tangling, this 1-meter cable supports Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4, and USB 4 data transfer up to 40Gb/s, USB 3 data transfer up to 10Gb/s, DisplayPort video output (HBR3), and charging up to 100W. Use this cable to connect a Mac with Thunderbolt 3 or 4 (USB-C) ports to Thunderbolt (USB-C) and USB displays and devices such as Studio Display, Pro Display XDR, docks, and hard drives. You can also use this cable to connect iPhone 15 Pro to Mac.
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    Top comment

    "USB c external monitor replacement...Fixed my issue where USB c cable wouldn't power my external monitor . Expensive but quality...Works with Macbook Pro M3 Pro for External Display...Confirmed to work with Macbook Pro M3 Pro for external display without a hub. When it comes to understanding differences between Thunderbolt and/or USB-C Full Functioned do your homework and don't rely on Best Buy Geek Squad, you know best with internet browsing."

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    Featuring a black braided design that coils without tangling, this 1-meter cable supports Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4, and USB 4 data transfer up to 40Gb/s, USB 3 data transfer up to 10Gb/s, DisplayPort video output (HBR3), and charging up to 100W. Use this cable to connect a Mac with Thunderbolt 3 or 4 (USB-C) ports to Thunderbolt (USB-C) and USB displays and devices such as Studio Display, Pro Display XDR, docks, and hard drives. You can also use this cable to connect iPhone 15 Pro to Mac.
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  3. Satechi - Thunderbolt 4 Slim Hub 5-in-1 - USB-C 60W, Single 8k or Dual 4K Display, 4 Thunderbolt 4 Ports, USB 3.2 Gen2 - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "It also connects my keyboard and mouse, my Stream Deck, and my external hard drive, all while still delivering a charge to my M1 Macbook Air. ...Built like a tank, low profile grippy feet on the bottom, cables have solid connection, the connectors are planted. Really quite compact, a bit like like an external 2.5" hard drive case. "

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    Product Description

    Ideal for creative professionals, the sleek Thunderbolt 4 Slim Hub can provide 40Gbps bandwidth for connecting external displays and high-speed peripherals while simultaneously delivering 60W of charging to the host device. It features three Thunderbolt 4 downstream ports that support daisy chaining up to six Thunderbolt devices to maximize your creative space.
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    Top comment

    "It also connects my keyboard and mouse, my Stream Deck, and my external hard drive, all while still delivering a charge to my M1 Macbook Air. ...Built like a tank, low profile grippy feet on the bottom, cables have solid connection, the connectors are planted. Really quite compact, a bit like like an external 2.5" hard drive case. "

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    Product Description

    Ideal for creative professionals, the sleek Thunderbolt 4 Slim Hub can provide 40Gbps bandwidth for connecting external displays and high-speed peripherals while simultaneously delivering 60W of charging to the host device. It features three Thunderbolt 4 downstream ports that support daisy chaining up to six Thunderbolt devices to maximize your creative space.
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  4. j5create - USB-C Multi-Port Hub with Power Delivery - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Excellent for adding accessories such as an external hard drive. Its nice to e able to download directly from an sd/micro sd card as well. 4k download speed is fair to good....The product is great for usb devices and external hard drive usage"

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    Product Description

    Our USB-C Multi-Port Hub with Power Delivery provides extra connectivity for your computer. This pocket-sized multi-adapter with 2 USB 3.1 Type-A ports allow you to connect an external keyboard, mouse, or USB flash drive. With high-speed transmission up to 5 Gbps, data transfer is quick and easy. The HDMI port allows you to mirror or extend your screen and directly output 4K UHD @ 30 Hz or Full HD 1080p video to an HDTV, monitor, or projector. Equipped with a USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 charging port. It offers charging up to 60W when connected to a USB-C power adapter. The hub also provides direct access to your SD & microSD memory cards. The audio/mic combo jack allows you to connect your headphone set or speakers.
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    "Excellent for adding accessories such as an external hard drive. Its nice to e able to download directly from an sd/micro sd card as well. 4k download speed is fair to good....The product is great for usb devices and external hard drive usage"

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    Our USB-C Multi-Port Hub with Power Delivery provides extra connectivity for your computer. This pocket-sized multi-adapter with 2 USB 3.1 Type-A ports allow you to connect an external keyboard, mouse, or USB flash drive. With high-speed transmission up to 5 Gbps, data transfer is quick and easy. The HDMI port allows you to mirror or extend your screen and directly output 4K UHD @ 30 Hz or Full HD 1080p video to an HDTV, monitor, or projector. Equipped with a USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 charging port. It offers charging up to 60W when connected to a USB-C power adapter. The hub also provides direct access to your SD & microSD memory cards. The audio/mic combo jack allows you to connect your headphone set or speakers.
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  5. j5create - USB-C to 4K HDMI Cable - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "I have both Mac and Chromebook platforms where I need to drive external monitors from a USB-C port. This cable is the only thing that has worked all the time, every time, without the need for an additional conversion hub. ...Bought this to connect my MacBook Pro to external monitor. I also used this to connected my iMac to external monitor and now have two monitors. "

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    Product Description

    Put your display on the big screen with the USB-C to 4K HDMI Cable. This cable gives you the ability to connect your USB-C equipped desktop or laptop to an external monitor, HDTV, projector, or other display device with an HDMI input. This plug-and-play cable is capable of transmitting video signals up to 4K @ 60 Hz.
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    "I have both Mac and Chromebook platforms where I need to drive external monitors from a USB-C port. This cable is the only thing that has worked all the time, every time, without the need for an additional conversion hub. ...Bought this to connect my MacBook Pro to external monitor. I also used this to connected my iMac to external monitor and now have two monitors. "

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    Product Description

    Put your display on the big screen with the USB-C to 4K HDMI Cable. This cable gives you the ability to connect your USB-C equipped desktop or laptop to an external monitor, HDTV, projector, or other display device with an HDMI input. This plug-and-play cable is capable of transmitting video signals up to 4K @ 60 Hz.
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  6. j5create - USB 3.0 to Dual HDMI Multi-Monitor Adapter - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "I brought this item because I had 2 screens and the current hard drive I had only has 1 HDMI component. This purchased saved my life for my dual monitor setup...Plugged this bad baby i run a 20 inch AND 32 inch external with NO lag and great quality. This thing is awesome"

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    Product Description

    This USB 3.0 to Dual HDMI Multi-Monitor Adapter acts as an external video card for your MacBook or Windows computers. It allows you to add two additional displays through your USB 3.0 port, boosting your productivity by giving you more screen space to work from. One of the HDMI ports can output resolutions up to 4K, while the other can output resolutions up to 2048 x 1152. This is the perfect alternative to a costly video card. With this USB 3.0 Multi-Monitor Adapter, you can quickly install the driver with a simple USB plug-in. Afterwards, connect the device to your monitors using HDMI cables and then you will have a dual-display workstation!
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    "I brought this item because I had 2 screens and the current hard drive I had only has 1 HDMI component. This purchased saved my life for my dual monitor setup...Plugged this bad baby i run a 20 inch AND 32 inch external with NO lag and great quality. This thing is awesome"

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    Product Description

    This USB 3.0 to Dual HDMI Multi-Monitor Adapter acts as an external video card for your MacBook or Windows computers. It allows you to add two additional displays through your USB 3.0 port, boosting your productivity by giving you more screen space to work from. One of the HDMI ports can output resolutions up to 4K, while the other can output resolutions up to 2048 x 1152. This is the perfect alternative to a costly video card. With this USB 3.0 Multi-Monitor Adapter, you can quickly install the driver with a simple USB plug-in. Afterwards, connect the device to your monitors using HDMI cables and then you will have a dual-display workstation!
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  7. Insignia™ - USB to HDMI Adapter - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: NS-PA3UHD
    SKU: 6483537
    Top comment

    "Had to use this on a laptop thats external HDMI port was damaged. Works as designed....It works great for connecting my surface Go to an external screen."

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    Product Description

    Whether you’re working, gaming or watching a movie, why settle for a small, single-monitor display? This Insignia NS-PA3UHD USB to HDMI Adapter can take your computer setup to a whole new level. Gift yourself a theatrical experience by mirroring the display from one computer to any HDMI-enabled monitor. Or extend your existing display to a second monitor, making it easier to organize programs and windows for day-to-day use at work or while browsing. Use with USB 3.0 for truly dazzling high-quality 4K resolution that will exceed your expectations. Its hassle-free setup lets you easily install the driver online, letting you work hard and play harder. (Not compatible with Chrome OS)
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    Top comment

    "Had to use this on a laptop thats external HDMI port was damaged. Works as designed....It works great for connecting my surface Go to an external screen."

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    Product Description

    Whether you’re working, gaming or watching a movie, why settle for a small, single-monitor display? This Insignia NS-PA3UHD USB to HDMI Adapter can take your computer setup to a whole new level. Gift yourself a theatrical experience by mirroring the display from one computer to any HDMI-enabled monitor. Or extend your existing display to a second monitor, making it easier to organize programs and windows for day-to-day use at work or while browsing. Use with USB 3.0 for truly dazzling high-quality 4K resolution that will exceed your expectations. Its hassle-free setup lets you easily install the driver online, letting you work hard and play harder. (Not compatible with Chrome OS)
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  8. Insignia™ - USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Does the job, it takes the strain off my external thunderbolt drive with display-port for my secondary monitor. ...great way to hook up an external display to your Apple computer"

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    Whether you’re working, gaming or watching a movie, why settle for a small, single-monitor display? This Insignia NS-PCACD USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter can take your computer setup to a whole new level. Gift yourself a theatrical experience by mirroring the display from one computer to any DisplayPort-enabled monitor. Or extend your existing display to a second monitor, making it easier to organize programs and windows for day-to-day use at work or while browsing. USB-C gives you dazzling 4K (3840 × 2160) resolution at 60 Hz for high-quality video and audio. Its hassle-free setup requires no additional software, letting you work hard and play harder.
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    Top comment

    "Does the job, it takes the strain off my external thunderbolt drive with display-port for my secondary monitor. ...great way to hook up an external display to your Apple computer"

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    Product Description

    Whether you’re working, gaming or watching a movie, why settle for a small, single-monitor display? This Insignia NS-PCACD USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter can take your computer setup to a whole new level. Gift yourself a theatrical experience by mirroring the display from one computer to any DisplayPort-enabled monitor. Or extend your existing display to a second monitor, making it easier to organize programs and windows for day-to-day use at work or while browsing. USB-C gives you dazzling 4K (3840 × 2160) resolution at 60 Hz for high-quality video and audio. Its hassle-free setup requires no additional software, letting you work hard and play harder.
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  9. Insignia™ - 6' USB-C to DisplayPort Cable - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "MB Pro to external monitor...Needing to display my mac to a external monitor 4k 120hz. And this cable solve my problems...Used to connect an external monitor...I use this to connect my iMac to an external monitor. It works as intended."

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    Whether you’re working, gaming or watching a movie, why settle for a small, single-monitor display? This Insignia NS-PCKCD6 USB-C to DisplayPort Cable can take your computer setup to a whole new level. Gift yourself a theatrical experience by mirroring the display from one computer to any DisplayPort-enabled monitor. Or extend your existing display to a second monitor, making it easier to organize programs and windows for day-to-day use at work or while browsing. USB-C gives you dazzling 4K resolution at 60 Hz for high-quality video and audio. A cable length of 6 ft. lets you easily reach your monitor’s input. Its hassle-free setup requires no additional software, letting you work hard and play harder.
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    "MB Pro to external monitor...Needing to display my mac to a external monitor 4k 120hz. And this cable solve my problems...Used to connect an external monitor...I use this to connect my iMac to an external monitor. It works as intended."

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    Product Description

    Whether you’re working, gaming or watching a movie, why settle for a small, single-monitor display? This Insignia NS-PCKCD6 USB-C to DisplayPort Cable can take your computer setup to a whole new level. Gift yourself a theatrical experience by mirroring the display from one computer to any DisplayPort-enabled monitor. Or extend your existing display to a second monitor, making it easier to organize programs and windows for day-to-day use at work or while browsing. USB-C gives you dazzling 4K resolution at 60 Hz for high-quality video and audio. A cable length of 6 ft. lets you easily reach your monitor’s input. Its hassle-free setup requires no additional software, letting you work hard and play harder.
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  10. Insignia™ - 6' USB to USB-B Printer Cable - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Perfect for external drive connection to my laptop....Although it was a little hard to locate in store, I assumed it would be be with the computers and not by the external hard drives and thumb drives, it was inexpensive and works as intended!"

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    Connect your printer directly to your computer and be ready for your next term paper or work report deadline. The Insignia NS-PC2ABU6 6' USB to USB-B Printer Cable connects printers, scanners, hard drives and other USB-B devices to your computer’s USB port. Data transfer speeds of up to 480 Mbps ensure quick and efficient data transfers. A 6 ft. cable length provides plenty of reach between devices. Keep your peripherals close and ready to go with a cable that easily connects them to your computer.
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    "Perfect for external drive connection to my laptop....Although it was a little hard to locate in store, I assumed it would be be with the computers and not by the external hard drives and thumb drives, it was inexpensive and works as intended!"

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    Product Description

    Connect your printer directly to your computer and be ready for your next term paper or work report deadline. The Insignia NS-PC2ABU6 6' USB to USB-B Printer Cable connects printers, scanners, hard drives and other USB-B devices to your computer’s USB port. Data transfer speeds of up to 480 Mbps ensure quick and efficient data transfers. A 6 ft. cable length provides plenty of reach between devices. Keep your peripherals close and ready to go with a cable that easily connects them to your computer.
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