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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for laptop backups.

If you're looking for a way to back up your computer or just want to free up space on your internal drive, an external hard drive is the perfect solution. They're easy to use and they offer a ton of storage space at an affordable price. Browse the top-ranked list of laptop backups below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Seagate - One Touch 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Back up Disk...I am appreciating having this new back up disk. I needed more room and so went with a model that was adequate for my needs....Back up drive...Easy hook up and had no problems with the backups. Seems to be doing what i expected."

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    Store and access photos and files on the go with Seagate One Touch. The perfect compliment to personal aesthetic, it features a minimalist brushed metal enclosure and quick plug-and-play connectivity with the included USB 3.0 cable. Great as a Mac external hard drive or Windows drive, simply back up with a single click or schedule automatic daily, weekly, or monthly backups. Plus—edit, manage, and share photos with a one-year complimentary subscription to Mylio Create and a four-month membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan!
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    "Great Back up Disk...I am appreciating having this new back up disk. I needed more room and so went with a model that was adequate for my needs....Back up drive...Easy hook up and had no problems with the backups. Seems to be doing what i expected."

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    Store and access photos and files on the go with Seagate One Touch. The perfect compliment to personal aesthetic, it features a minimalist brushed metal enclosure and quick plug-and-play connectivity with the included USB 3.0 cable. Great as a Mac external hard drive or Windows drive, simply back up with a single click or schedule automatic daily, weekly, or monthly backups. Plus—edit, manage, and share photos with a one-year complimentary subscription to Mylio Create and a four-month membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan!
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  2. Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished T7 1TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD with Hardware Encryption - Titan Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Been wanting some SSD drives to back up my data, and this is a very good drive. Not sure why these can be grabbed for a reasonable price, but they were highly rated in my research and was happy to give them a try. ...Very fast and durable, great back up drive"

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    Store and access confidential files on the go with this refurbished gray Samsung T7 portable SSD. The 1TB capacity offers vast storage space to accommodate large files, and the sequential write speeds of up to 1000MB/sec. ensure rapid data transfer. This Samsung T7 portable SSD boasts 256-bit AES encryption for reliable data security, and the shock-resistant design withstands daily rigors for long-lasting durability.

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    "Been wanting some SSD drives to back up my data, and this is a very good drive. Not sure why these can be grabbed for a reasonable price, but they were highly rated in my research and was happy to give them a try. ...Very fast and durable, great back up drive"

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    Store and access confidential files on the go with this refurbished gray Samsung T7 portable SSD. The 1TB capacity offers vast storage space to accommodate large files, and the sequential write speeds of up to 1000MB/sec. ensure rapid data transfer. This Samsung T7 portable SSD boasts 256-bit AES encryption for reliable data security, and the shock-resistant design withstands daily rigors for long-lasting durability.

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  3. Crucial - X6 SE 4TB External USB-C/USB-A Portable SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Back Up...Very useful and effective back up device. Love it and expensive, but worth it....Backup powerhouse!...Very fast for an external drive. Using as a data backup for my laptop, and I can back up 92GB in about 4 minutes (takes about 40 on my old USB 3.0 drive). "

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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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    "Back Up...Very useful and effective back up device. Love it and expensive, but worth it....Backup powerhouse!...Very fast for an external drive. Using as a data backup for my laptop, and I can back up 92GB in about 4 minutes (takes about 40 on my old USB 3.0 drive). "

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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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  4. LG - 8x External USB Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Safely back up your school work...We bought this for our son to back up his laptop each semester. Peace of mind for a small investment....Good for back up!...Good external drive for back up. This drive was easy to set up and allowed me to back up all of my date on my laptop."

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    Store and play files on disk with this portable LG external DVD writer. Its 8x DVD and 24x CD write speeds let you produce optical copies efficiently, and its silent play technology optimizes read speed while reducing noise. This slim LG external DVD writer supports M-DISC formats for high-quality data storage.
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    "Safely back up your school work...We bought this for our son to back up his laptop each semester. Peace of mind for a small investment....Good for back up!...Good external drive for back up. This drive was easy to set up and allowed me to back up all of my date on my laptop."

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    Store and play files on disk with this portable LG external DVD writer. Its 8x DVD and 24x CD write speeds let you produce optical copies efficiently, and its silent play technology optimizes read speed while reducing noise. This slim LG external DVD writer supports M-DISC formats for high-quality data storage.
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  5. Crucial - X10 Pro 4TB USB-C External SSD - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: CT4000X10PROSSD9
    SKU: 6551162
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    "If you are on a Silicon Mac (M Chipset) go for the x9. You'll only get 10Gb/s bus speeds anyway....I have backed up all my computers, and I now have backups for my backups, and still have like 70% capacity remaining. "

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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 4TB 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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    "If you are on a Silicon Mac (M Chipset) go for the x9. You'll only get 10Gb/s bus speeds anyway....I have backed up all my computers, and I now have backups for my backups, and still have like 70% capacity remaining. "

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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 4TB 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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  6. Seagate - One Touch with Password 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great to have for extra back up Easily attached and is great...I was able to back up all my documents and know that I can have them ready for all my needs"

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    Store and access photos and files on the go with One Touch HDD with password activated hardware encryption. Quick plug-and-play USB 3.0 connectivity with Windows, Mac, Chromebook lets you consolidate files with a single click or schedule automatic daily, weekly, or monthly backups. Plus—organize your photos with a Mylio Photos complementary subscription and enjoy automatic backups with a Dropbox Backup Plan free trial.
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    "Great to have for extra back up Easily attached and is great...I was able to back up all my documents and know that I can have them ready for all my needs"

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    Store and access photos and files on the go with One Touch HDD with password activated hardware encryption. Quick plug-and-play USB 3.0 connectivity with Windows, Mac, Chromebook lets you consolidate files with a single click or schedule automatic daily, weekly, or monthly backups. Plus—organize your photos with a Mylio Photos complementary subscription and enjoy automatic backups with a Dropbox Backup Plan free trial.
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  7. Seagate - FireCuda Gaming 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hard Drive with RGB LED Lighting - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "I love the RGB, the included tool-kit backup software is easy to use it....I used it in my computer instead of an Xbox and it worked fine. I used it to back up my laptop and the transfer speed was a bit slower than I expected, but overall good quality."

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    Product Description

    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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    "I love the RGB, the included tool-kit backup software is easy to use it....I used it in my computer instead of an Xbox and it worked fine. I used it to back up my laptop and the transfer speed was a bit slower than I expected, but overall good quality."

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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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  8. Seagate - 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Easy to use and the best way to back up your files. Don't pay for cloud storage, this is much better. ...Seagate drive and toolkit are great for backups...Bought one of these drives 4-5 weeks ago for use with a Windows laptop. It's worked fine to store my backups. I've used the free Seagate Toolkit to run my scheduled backups and I've not had any issues so far. "

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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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    "Easy to use and the best way to back up your files. Don't pay for cloud storage, this is much better. ...Seagate drive and toolkit are great for backups...Bought one of these drives 4-5 weeks ago for use with a Windows laptop. It's worked fine to store my backups. I've used the free Seagate Toolkit to run my scheduled backups and I've not had any issues so far. "

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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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  9. Crucial - X9 Pro 1TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Very fast and reliable SSD. Use is to back up my photos, and hasn't failed me yet....Used for a client time machine back up and transfer. It was worth the hype. Got as high as 1000mbps!"

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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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    "Very fast and reliable SSD. Use is to back up my photos, and hasn't failed me yet....Used for a client time machine back up and transfer. It was worth the hype. Got as high as 1000mbps!"

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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 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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  10. Crucial - X9 Pro 4TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Amazing solid state back up drive. About 2” square - 1/2” thick. Some features won’t work with my 12 year old iMac....Good for Mac timemachine backups...I use mine for maintaining Timemachine backups for my MacBook Pro. The drive is blazing fast compared to a traditional external HDD. "

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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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    "Amazing solid state back up drive. About 2” square - 1/2” thick. Some features won’t work with my 12 year old iMac....Good for Mac timemachine backups...I use mine for maintaining Timemachine backups for my MacBook Pro. The drive is blazing fast compared to a traditional external HDD. "

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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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