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

If you're a photographer, chances are you've amassed a sizable collection of digital photos. If you're like many photographers, you still have some photos stored on your computer. If you'd like to free up space and back up those images, you can move them to an external hard drive. Browse the top-ranked list of hard drives for photos 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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    "Great external hard drive....This is a great external hard drive! It's very easy to use and worth the money!...Excellent Hard Drive...Excellent Hard Drive for backing up Photo and important data and documents."

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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 external hard drive....This is a great external hard drive! It's very easy to use and worth the money!...Excellent Hard Drive...Excellent Hard Drive for backing up Photo and important data and documents."

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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. Crucial - X6 SE 4TB External USB-C/USB-A Portable SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Fast great SSD drive...Excellent high speed SSD drive. I use this for very large photo files and it is fast and easy to use. ...Great drive. Small and fast. We use it for storing large photo files. "

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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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    "Fast great SSD drive...Excellent high speed SSD drive. I use this for very large photo files and it is fast and easy to use. ...Great drive. Small and fast. We use it for storing large photo files. "

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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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  3. Seagate - 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Nothing Hard about this Drive, It's Great!...I needed a new back up for my photos and Seagate had the right product! I'm pleased with the ese of using the hard drive and glad to have a smaller, more compact storage unit....Needed an external hard drive for documents, music, and photos. This works perfectly."

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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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    "Nothing Hard about this Drive, It's Great!...I needed a new back up for my photos and Seagate had the right product! I'm pleased with the ese of using the hard drive and glad to have a smaller, more compact storage unit....Needed an external hard drive for documents, music, and photos. This works perfectly."

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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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  4. Seagate - 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Sleek drive...[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This hard drive is sleek and portable which makes storage easy for on the go jobs. ...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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    "Sleek drive...[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This hard drive is sleek and portable which makes storage easy for on the go jobs. ...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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  5. Seagate - 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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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....Keeps all my photos and important files safe as a secondary 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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    "reliable hard drive, good price...seagate makes reliable removable hard drives. i have purchased a number of them over the years....Keeps all my photos and important files safe as a secondary 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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  6. Crucial - X9 Pro 1TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "It meets the need of photo storage that I bought it for....My Photo keeper...Love that it is small enough to carry with me. I take tons of photos and this has plenty of space"

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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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    "It meets the need of photo storage that I bought it for....My Photo keeper...Love that it is small enough to carry with me. I take tons of photos and this has plenty of space"

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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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  7. Crucial - X9 Pro 4TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Only Drives I use...I use these drives to film in raw on my iPhone 15 pro max. Then I edit directly on the drive before I publish....Small ssd drive; big data container....I am a photographer who goes on the road for extended periods, so I need a reliable ssd drive to hold my photos. This drive is fantastic and it is the size of a book of matches."

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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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    "Only Drives I use...I use these drives to film in raw on my iPhone 15 pro max. Then I edit directly on the drive before I publish....Small ssd drive; big data container....I am a photographer who goes on the road for extended periods, so I need a reliable ssd drive to hold my photos. This drive is fantastic and it is the size of a book of matches."

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    Product Description

    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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  8. Crucial - X9 Pro 2TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "I use this to store my edited photos for my wife to print out photo albums on Shutterfly. ...Portable hard drive...This hard drive is compact efficient and easy to use in my setup"

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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 2TB 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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    "I use this to store my edited photos for my wife to print out photo albums on Shutterfly. ...Portable hard drive...This hard drive is compact efficient and easy to use in my setup"

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    Product Description

    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 2TB 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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  9. WD - Easystore 1TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great external hard drive!...I love this ease of this external hard drive! I've been putting all of my photos on it. ...Love using for photo albums...Very happy with purchase. Using for photo album instead of photos"

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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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    "Great external hard drive!...I love this ease of this external hard drive! I've been putting all of my photos on it. ...Love using for photo albums...Very happy with purchase. Using for photo album instead of photos"

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    Product Description

    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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  10. Crucial - X10 Pro 2TB USB-C External SSD - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: CT2000X10PROSSD9
    SKU: 6551159
    Top comment

    "Great for high res photo&videos...Excellent option to save high resolution videos and photos, if you have an iPhone 15 pro max it helps to use it even more...Great backup for my photos. Quick response when I need the files fast."

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    Elevate your video editing experience with the Crucial X10 Pro SSD: the portable drive that packs a palm-sized punch. With sequential read and write speeds up to 2,100/2,000MB/s and 2TB of space, your X10 Pro can connect directly to your laptop or workstation via a convenient USB-C cable. Blaze through your multi-cam timeline and even edit, trim, and render directly from the drive. The Crucial X10 Pro works with Windows, Mac, Android devices, and more. Featuring Micron TLC NAND plus water and dust resistance (IP55), the Crucial X10 Pro is the perfect partner in the studio or in the field, giving you the raw performance, lasting durability, and generous capacity you need.
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    "Great for high res photo&videos...Excellent option to save high resolution videos and photos, if you have an iPhone 15 pro max it helps to use it even more...Great backup for my photos. Quick response when I need the files fast."

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    Product Description

    Elevate your video editing experience with the Crucial X10 Pro SSD: the portable drive that packs a palm-sized punch. With sequential read and write speeds up to 2,100/2,000MB/s and 2TB of space, your X10 Pro can connect directly to your laptop or workstation via a convenient USB-C cable. Blaze through your multi-cam timeline and even edit, trim, and render directly from the drive. The Crucial X10 Pro works with Windows, Mac, Android devices, and more. Featuring Micron TLC NAND plus water and dust resistance (IP55), the Crucial X10 Pro is the perfect partner in the studio or in the field, giving you the raw performance, lasting durability, and generous capacity you need.
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