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

An external hard drive is a great way to back up your files and make sure you don't lose anything important. It's also a great way to store your music, movies, and photos in one place. Browse the top-ranked list of light external hard drives below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Seagate - Starfield Special Edition Game Drive Hub for Xbox 8TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Desktop Hard Drive - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "I love Starfield! The RGB lights won me over! A lot of storage!...Love this hard drive! Even better that it's branded for Starfield, but 8 TB is A LOT and what I needed"

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    Dive into the depths of space with the Starfield Special Edition Game Drive Hub. Officially licensed by Bethesda, this hub features a design that would make Constellation proud. Light up your gaming station with custom RGB LED lighting and keep your peripherals powered up with front-facing USB-C and USB-A ports. And an 8TB capacity keeps all your discoveries safe and ready for action.
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    "I love Starfield! The RGB lights won me over! A lot of storage!...Love this hard drive! Even better that it's branded for Starfield, but 8 TB is A LOT and what I needed"

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    Product Description

    Dive into the depths of space with the Starfield Special Edition Game Drive Hub. Officially licensed by Bethesda, this hub features a design that would make Constellation proud. Light up your gaming station with custom RGB LED lighting and keep your peripherals powered up with front-facing USB-C and USB-A ports. And an 8TB capacity keeps all your discoveries safe and ready for action.
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  2. WD - BLACK P40 Game Drive for PC, PS4, PS5 and Xbox 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Portable SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "External Hard Drive...Great External SSD...Great external drive for storing PS4 games on my PS5. Formatted very fast and automatically when connecting. "

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    Dominate in style with the powerful 2TB WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD. The downloadable WD_BLACK dashboard gives you full control over the LED light display for a personalized experience every time you play (Windows® only). This high-performance SSD storage features blazing speeds in a compact and shock-resistant design, making it easy to take with you anywhere.
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    "External Hard Drive...Great External SSD...Great external drive for storing PS4 games on my PS5. Formatted very fast and automatically when connecting. "

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    Dominate in style with the powerful 2TB WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD. The downloadable WD_BLACK dashboard gives you full control over the LED light display for a personalized experience every time you play (Windows® only). This high-performance SSD storage features blazing speeds in a compact and shock-resistant design, making it easy to take with you anywhere.
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  3. SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE 12TB External USB-C 3.2 Gen2 Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Hard Drive...This is my 3rd 12TB GTECH drive. I will not buy other brands of big drives to back up my photos and videos. "

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    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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    Top comment

    "Hard Drive...This is my 3rd 12TB GTECH drive. I will not buy other brands of big drives to back up my photos and videos. "

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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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  4. Seagate - Game Drive for Xbox 8TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Desktop Hard Drive with Certified Xbox Green LED Lighting - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Performs well, setup was easy and the green Xbox light is supercool. You do hear the hard drive working and the light turns on and off with your console depending on your settings, you do have to plug it in, but for 8Tb of space you can’t go wrong. ...The next best thing is being able to copy games from one system to the hard drive and then to another system without using any data (even works with series s/x games they just play from this external hard drive) makes it easy when me and my wife want to play a game! "

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    Product Description

    Immerse yourself in the game with Game Drive Hub for Xbox. Build a premium Game Vault with 8TB of storage, while the bold design of the hub complements your whole Xbox gaming station. The built-in LED light bar illuminates your gaming center in Xbox green, while dual front-facing USB-C and USB-A ports keep all your essentials charged and ready to rock.
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    Top comment

    "Performs well, setup was easy and the green Xbox light is supercool. You do hear the hard drive working and the light turns on and off with your console depending on your settings, you do have to plug it in, but for 8Tb of space you can’t go wrong. ...The next best thing is being able to copy games from one system to the hard drive and then to another system without using any data (even works with series s/x games they just play from this external hard drive) makes it easy when me and my wife want to play a game! "

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    Product Description

    Immerse yourself in the game with Game Drive Hub for Xbox. Build a premium Game Vault with 8TB of storage, while the bold design of the hub complements your whole Xbox gaming station. The built-in LED light bar illuminates your gaming center in Xbox green, while dual front-facing USB-C and USB-A ports keep all your essentials charged and ready to rock.
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    See all Xbox Series X|S Game Drives
  5. Seagate - Backup Plus Slim 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Light Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Great portable external harddrive...This is a lightweight, fairly durable external hard drive....Another EXCELLENT External Drive by Seagate!...This latest light Plus Slim is yet another Great drive by them. "

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    Product Description

    Secure your digital data with this Seagate Backup plus slim external hard drive. Compatibility with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 lets you connect to various devices for fast data transfer, while automatic file synchronization makes for simple backup processes. This Seagate Backup plus slim external hard drive easily pairs with Mac and Windows computers and has a compact, lightweight design for mobility.
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    "Great portable external harddrive...This is a lightweight, fairly durable external hard drive....Another EXCELLENT External Drive by Seagate!...This latest light Plus Slim is yet another Great drive by them. "

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    Product Description

    Secure your digital data with this Seagate Backup plus slim external hard drive. Compatibility with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 lets you connect to various devices for fast data transfer, while automatic file synchronization makes for simple backup processes. This Seagate Backup plus slim external hard drive easily pairs with Mac and Windows computers and has a compact, lightweight design for mobility.
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  6. WD - BLACK P40 Game Drive for PC, PS4, PS5 and Xbox 1TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Portable SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Fast, compact, stays cool, really cool lights....I believe it’s basically a 1TB NVME hard drive in a rugged external case that has really cool, programmable lights. ...Gaming external hard drive...Great product for gaming external hard drive good price"

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    Product Description

    Dominate in style with the powerful 1TB WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD. The downloadable WD_BLACK dashboard gives you full control over the LED light display for a personalized experience every time you play (Windows® only). This high-performance SSD storage features blazing speeds in a compact and shock-resistant design, making it easy to take with you anywhere.
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    Top comment

    "Fast, compact, stays cool, really cool lights....I believe it’s basically a 1TB NVME hard drive in a rugged external case that has really cool, programmable lights. ...Gaming external hard drive...Great product for gaming external hard drive good price"

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    Product Description

    Dominate in style with the powerful 1TB WD_BLACK P40 Game Drive SSD. The downloadable WD_BLACK dashboard gives you full control over the LED light display for a personalized experience every time you play (Windows® only). This high-performance SSD storage features blazing speeds in a compact and shock-resistant design, making it easy to take with you anywhere.
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  7. SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE 18TB External USB-C 3.2 Gen2 Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great drive!...External device"

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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 270MB/s read and 270MB/s write2 (18TB1 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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    Top comment

    "Great drive!...External device"

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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 270MB/s read and 270MB/s write2 (18TB1 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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  8. Crucial - X9 Pro 1TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "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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    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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    Top comment

    "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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    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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  9. 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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    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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    Top comment

    "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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  10. Seagate - Game Drive for PlayStation Consoles 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "You'll never need another external hard drive...More space than i could ever want lol love this hard drive....Seagate External Hard Drive...My oldest grandson is excited about this Portable External Hard Drive."

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    Product Description

    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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    "You'll never need another external hard drive...More space than i could ever want lol love this hard drive....Seagate External Hard Drive...My oldest grandson is excited about this Portable External Hard Drive."

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    Product Description

    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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