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

External hard drives are one of the most popular types of computer peripherals. They're also one of the most important, as they allow you to store all your data in a safe place and access it from any computer. If you've got a lot of photos, videos, music, or documents that you want to keep safe from your computer's memory loss, an external hard drive is the perfect solution. Browse the top-ranked list of home external hard drives below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. LG - 6x External Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Front_Zoom
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    "I've had other LG External Blu-ray drives, and they were more substantial than this drive. ...LG - 6x External Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/...LG - 6x External Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black The drive works very well for what I need"

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    Transfer digital files or old discs to DVD or Blu-Ray formats with this LG portable Blu-Ray/DVD writer. Jamless play technology prevents breaks in your content by skipping over damaged areas of a disc, while the silent play feature filters out background noise. Able to support a wide range of disc formats, this LG portable Blu-Ray/DVD writer lets you preserve home movies or copies of favorite films by transferring them to new discs.
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    "I've had other LG External Blu-ray drives, and they were more substantial than this drive. ...LG - 6x External Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/...LG - 6x External Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black The drive works very well for what I need"

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    Transfer digital files or old discs to DVD or Blu-Ray formats with this LG portable Blu-Ray/DVD writer. Jamless play technology prevents breaks in your content by skipping over damaged areas of a disc, while the silent play feature filters out background noise. Able to support a wide range of disc formats, this LG portable Blu-Ray/DVD writer lets you preserve home movies or copies of favorite films by transferring them to new discs.
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  2. Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished T7 Shield 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Rugged SSD IP65 Water Resistant - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Samsung - T7 Shield 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 SSD...Great Product Super Fast SSD Hard Drive Great Value...This might just be about the fastest shared access drive that I have experienced when connected directly into our home router. "

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    Samsung T7 Shield 4TB, Portable SSD, up to 1050 MB/S, USB 3.2 Gen2, Rugged, IP65 Water & Dust resistance for Photographers, Content Creators, and Gaming, External Solid State Drive, Black. High performance on-the-go, with rugged durability IP65 rating for water and dust resistance, with Dynamic Thermal Guard to control heat.

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    "Samsung - T7 Shield 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 SSD...Great Product Super Fast SSD Hard Drive Great Value...This might just be about the fastest shared access drive that I have experienced when connected directly into our home router. "

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    Samsung T7 Shield 4TB, Portable SSD, up to 1050 MB/S, USB 3.2 Gen2, Rugged, IP65 Water & Dust resistance for Photographers, Content Creators, and Gaming, External Solid State Drive, Black. High performance on-the-go, with rugged durability IP65 rating for water and dust resistance, with Dynamic Thermal Guard to control heat.

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  3. Seagate - 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "2 Terabyte External Hard Drive...Great external hard drive, easy to set up and navigate....Seagate External...This drive is over priced compared to some of the similar drives on line. "

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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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    "2 Terabyte External Hard Drive...Great external hard drive, easy to set up and navigate....Seagate External...This drive is over priced compared to some of the similar drives on line. "

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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 - FireCuda Gaming 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hard Drive with RGB LED Lighting - Black - Front_Zoom
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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....Great Little External...An amazing external drive. Durable, fast, and secure."

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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....Great Little External...An amazing external drive. Durable, fast, and secure."

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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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  5. 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....External SSD Harf Drive...I love this hard drive. 1 TB fits easily in the palm of my hand."

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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....External SSD Harf Drive...I love this hard drive. 1 TB fits easily in the palm of my hand."

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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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  6. Crucial - X9 Pro 4TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "external Crucial SSD drive...Fantastic small external 4Tb ssd use for Time Machine on iMac 2023...It is a “mighty” little external drive!...Very nice little external drive! But don’t let its diminutive size fool you. "

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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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    "external Crucial SSD drive...Fantastic small external 4Tb ssd use for Time Machine on iMac 2023...It is a “mighty” little external drive!...Very nice little external drive! But don’t let its diminutive size fool you. "

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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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  7. Crucial - X9 Pro 2TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Small but mighty external hard drive...Seems well built and like the small size of this external hard drive. Works great with my Mac MacBook....Perfect for making edits while on external drive!...I had researched so, so many options to store a large number of family home videos. I was hoping to find one that had read/write speeds that allowed me to perform edits without moving between external drive and my computer. "

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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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    "Small but mighty external hard drive...Seems well built and like the small size of this external hard drive. Works great with my Mac MacBook....Perfect for making edits while on external drive!...I had researched so, so many options to store a large number of family home videos. I was hoping to find one that had read/write speeds that allowed me to perform edits without moving between external drive and my computer. "

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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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  8. WD - Easystore 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Portable hard drive...Excellent portable external hard drive. Never had any problems with Western Digital drives....Easystore 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive...External hard drive was purchased in order to maintain music and pictures that were on old hard drives."

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    Product Description

    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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    "Portable hard drive...Excellent portable external hard drive. Never had any problems with Western Digital drives....Easystore 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive...External hard drive was purchased in order to maintain music and pictures that were on old hard drives."

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    Product Description

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

    Model: CT2000X10PROSSD9
    SKU: 6551159
    Top comment

    "external hard drive...Next, I began transferring files from my other hard drives so I could have everything on one drive. "

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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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    "external hard drive...Next, I began transferring files from my other hard drives so I could have everything on one drive. "

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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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  10. Seagate - Expansion 10TB External USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "10TB External Drive...Fast external drive - great for normal space needs or advance coding, etc....Nice drive...Great external drive for backup purpose or other uses"

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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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    "10TB External Drive...Fast external drive - great for normal space needs or advance coding, etc....Nice drive...Great external drive for backup purpose or other uses"

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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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