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External hard drives are ideal for backing up or storing your data. They come in different shapes and sizes and offer varying performance and capacity. Whether you need an external hard drive to back up your computer, store a large media collection, or take with you on the go, there's a drive that will suit your needs. Here are some great options for Linux external hard drives.

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

    Model: CT2000X10PROSSD9
    SKU: 6551159
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    "external hard drive...I haven’t bought a portable hard drive in years because with a NAS at home and everything backed up to the cloud I thought there was little reason to. "

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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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    "external hard drive...I haven’t bought a portable hard drive in years because with a NAS at home and everything backed up to the cloud I thought there was little reason to. "

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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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  2. Seagate - Expansion 16TB External USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "the drive that will be great for NAS...enterprise-level drive on the case it's even cheaper than actually drive in the market with great speed and performance...Seagate Expansion 16TB External Hard Drive...I have been using this external hard drive mainly to store my media content. "

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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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    "the drive that will be great for NAS...enterprise-level drive on the case it's even cheaper than actually drive in the market with great speed and performance...Seagate Expansion 16TB External Hard Drive...I have been using this external hard drive mainly to store my media content. "

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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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  3. WD - My Cloud Expert EX2 Ultra 2-Bay 0TB External Network Attached Storage (NAS) - Charcoal - Front_Zoom
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    "Decent cheap NAS...It is the cheapest NAS. I have a few WD NAS. They are working great. ...Solid NAS Drive...I put 2 3TB Red nas drives in this NAS box and the system work fine. "

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    Protect your media and access it easily with this My Cloud EX2 Ultra external hard drive. The high-performance Marvell ARMADA 385 1.3 GHz dual-core processor provides ultra-fast transfer rates, and multitasking is easy thanks to the 1GB of DDR3 memory. This 0TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra makes sharing data simple via the My Cloud remote-access app.
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    "Decent cheap NAS...It is the cheapest NAS. I have a few WD NAS. They are working great. ...Solid NAS Drive...I put 2 3TB Red nas drives in this NAS box and the system work fine. "

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    Protect your media and access it easily with this My Cloud EX2 Ultra external hard drive. The high-performance Marvell ARMADA 385 1.3 GHz dual-core processor provides ultra-fast transfer rates, and multitasking is easy thanks to the 1GB of DDR3 memory. This 0TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra makes sharing data simple via the My Cloud remote-access app.
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  4. WD - My Cloud Expert EX2 Ultra 2-Bay 8TB External Network Attached Storage (NAS) - Charcoal - Front_Zoom
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    "WD My Cloud NAS Drive...Excellent NAS Drive by WD. You also have the option to add larger hard drives in the future if needed!!...Hard drives are NAS quality 5400. Want better speed get more expensive and by empty NAS and buy 7400 hard drives and install in the NAS, easy."

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    Keep valuable data safe with this My Cloud EX2 Ultra external hard drive. Custom backup options through WD SmartWare Pro, 256 AES volume encryption, and multiple RAID options provide enhanced performance and protection. This 8TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra provides high transfer speeds, and its Plex Media Server keeps your data ready at all times.
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    "WD My Cloud NAS Drive...Excellent NAS Drive by WD. You also have the option to add larger hard drives in the future if needed!!...Hard drives are NAS quality 5400. Want better speed get more expensive and by empty NAS and buy 7400 hard drives and install in the NAS, easy."

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    Keep valuable data safe with this My Cloud EX2 Ultra external hard drive. Custom backup options through WD SmartWare Pro, 256 AES volume encryption, and multiple RAID options provide enhanced performance and protection. This 8TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra provides high transfer speeds, and its Plex Media Server keeps your data ready at all times.
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  5. WD - easystore 16TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: WDBAMA0160HBK-NESN
    SKU: 6427998
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    "Great units, also great for NAS shucking!...I love the deals bestbuy has on these WD drives! It’s cheaper to buy and shuck the drives for my NAS. ...Excellent hard drive...Great quality hard drive with huge capacity. Use for weekly backups of my NAS."

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    Carry and preserve important files wherever you go with this Western Digital easystore desktop hard drive. The 16TB 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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    "Great units, also great for NAS shucking!...I love the deals bestbuy has on these WD drives! It’s cheaper to buy and shuck the drives for my NAS. ...Excellent hard drive...Great quality hard drive with huge capacity. Use for weekly backups of my NAS."

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    Carry and preserve important files wherever you go with this Western Digital easystore desktop hard drive. The 16TB 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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  6. WD - Easystore 5TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Whenever these go on sale (like the Best Buy Deal of the Day), I buy one or two at a time, as they format reliably as Ext4 for Linux. I use all of these as daily back-up drives at work. ...THE BEST PRODUCT TO INSTALL LINUX ON....KEEPING IN MIND THAT WINDOWS LOVES TO WASTE SPACE, IT WON'T BE 5T'S UNLESS YOU MAKE MANY PARTITIONS, OR USE IT FOR LINUX MINT."

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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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    "Whenever these go on sale (like the Best Buy Deal of the Day), I buy one or two at a time, as they format reliably as Ext4 for Linux. I use all of these as daily back-up drives at work. ...THE BEST PRODUCT TO INSTALL LINUX ON....KEEPING IN MIND THAT WINDOWS LOVES TO WASTE SPACE, IT WON'T BE 5T'S UNLESS YOU MAKE MANY PARTITIONS, OR USE IT FOR LINUX MINT."

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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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  7. Samsung - T7 Shield 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Rugged SSD IP65 Water Resistant - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Perfect drive for my need! Highly recommend!...Great External Storage...The drive is lightweight and very fast. I use this drive to backup my NAS device. "

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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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    "Perfect drive for my need! Highly recommend!...Great External Storage...The drive is lightweight and very fast. I use this drive to backup my NAS device. "

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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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  8. LG - 8x External USB 2.0 Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Disc Rewriter - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Use it to archive my Dvd and BluRay discs to my NAS....External Blu Ray Player...Needed a blu ray drive for my computer to create digital files for my nas. "

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    Easily and quickly record up to 100GB of data with this LG BP50NB40 8x external USB 2.0 Blu-ray Disc rewriter that features 6x maximum BD-R and 2x BD-RE write speeds to help you rapidly complete your tasks.
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    "Use it to archive my Dvd and BluRay discs to my NAS....External Blu Ray Player...Needed a blu ray drive for my computer to create digital files for my nas. "

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    Easily and quickly record up to 100GB of data with this LG BP50NB40 8x external USB 2.0 Blu-ray Disc rewriter that features 6x maximum BD-R and 2x BD-RE write speeds to help you rapidly complete your tasks.
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  9. Crucial - X6 SE 1TB External USB-C/USB-A Portable SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "External hard drive...Thumbs up on this easy to use external hard drive and reasonably priced...Great external hard drive. Small enough to limit space taken up in a drawer, etc."

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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 1TB of portable storage capacity and is ready to go wherever you do.
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    "External hard drive...Thumbs up on this easy to use external hard drive and reasonably priced...Great external hard drive. Small enough to limit space taken up in a drawer, etc."

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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 1TB of portable storage capacity and is ready to go wherever you do.
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  10. WD - easystore 8TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: WDBAMA0080HBK-NESN
    SKU: 6425302
    Top comment

    "great for NAS...great drives used in a nas contains wd white drives...Won't hibernate on Synology's Linux based NAS....Now, I will say that the easystore does work fine for those backups IF and ONLY IF the drive is formatted for Linux and left spinning 24/7. "

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    Find a reliable storage solution for large files with this WD easystore external desktop hard drive. The USB 3.0 interface and backward-compatibility with USB 2.0 offer broad connectivity, while the automatic backup solution reduces the risk of data loss. This WD easystore external desktop hard drive features a 8TB capacity to provide ample space for videos and photos.
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    "great for NAS...great drives used in a nas contains wd white drives...Won't hibernate on Synology's Linux based NAS....Now, I will say that the easystore does work fine for those backups IF and ONLY IF the drive is formatted for Linux and left spinning 24/7. "

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    Find a reliable storage solution for large files with this WD easystore external desktop hard drive. The USB 3.0 interface and backward-compatibility with USB 2.0 offer broad connectivity, while the automatic backup solution reduces the risk of data loss. This WD easystore external desktop hard drive features a 8TB capacity to provide ample space for videos and photos.
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