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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for portable back up drive.

If you've ever had a hard drive fail, you know the sinking feeling of losing your irreplaceable data. The only way to prevent such a catastrophe is to back up your files regularly. But setting up a backup routine isn't always easy. If you have a laptop that doesn't have an internal drive, or if you don't want to use up the space on your primary hard drive for backups, you need a portable external drive. Here are some great options.

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  1. SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE ArmorATD 2TB External USB-C Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "It is not as fast as a solid state drive but it is a lot cheeper. It allows me to get two drives for multiple backups. ...Best Hard Drive...This is far the best hard drive to get. Works perfect and I never had it crash on me."

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    Product Description

    From out in the wild to back in the studio, trust your photos, footage, and important files to a portable hard drive that’s as relentless as you are. The high-capacity G-DRIVE ArmorATD rugged, all-terrain drive gives you pro-grade durability you can feel with a premium, anodized aluminum enclosure, easy-to-grip protective bumper, and IP54 rain/dust resistance. With transfer rates up to 130MB/s read, you can quickly back up your content wherever you are.
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    Top comment

    "It is not as fast as a solid state drive but it is a lot cheeper. It allows me to get two drives for multiple backups. ...Best Hard Drive...This is far the best hard drive to get. Works perfect and I never had it crash on me."

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    Product Description

    From out in the wild to back in the studio, trust your photos, footage, and important files to a portable hard drive that’s as relentless as you are. The high-capacity G-DRIVE ArmorATD rugged, all-terrain drive gives you pro-grade durability you can feel with a premium, anodized aluminum enclosure, easy-to-grip protective bumper, and IP54 rain/dust resistance. With transfer rates up to 130MB/s read, you can quickly back up your content wherever you are.
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  2. SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE ArmorATD 5TB External USB-C Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Solid rugged drive...Good solid drive, same speed as other WD drives. I would probably stick to those drives....Great drive!...Great drive! Works fast and reliable! Recommended."

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    Product Description

    From out in the wild to back in the studio, trust your photos, footage, and important files to a portable hard drive that’s as relentless as you are. The high-capacity G-DRIVE ArmorATD rugged, all-terrain drive gives you pro-grade durability you can feel with a premium, anodized aluminum enclosure, easy-to-grip protective bumper, and IP54 rain/dust resistance. With transfer rates up to 130MB/s read, you can quickly back up your content wherever you are.
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    Top comment

    "Solid rugged drive...Good solid drive, same speed as other WD drives. I would probably stick to those drives....Great drive!...Great drive! Works fast and reliable! Recommended."

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    Product Description

    From out in the wild to back in the studio, trust your photos, footage, and important files to a portable hard drive that’s as relentless as you are. The high-capacity G-DRIVE ArmorATD rugged, all-terrain drive gives you pro-grade durability you can feel with a premium, anodized aluminum enclosure, easy-to-grip protective bumper, and IP54 rain/dust resistance. With transfer rates up to 130MB/s read, you can quickly back up your content wherever you are.
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  3. SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE ArmorATD 4TB External USB-C Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "My back up and storage solution...My son goes to a military academy and he uses this to back up his school work."

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    Product Description

    From out in the wild to back in the studio, trust your photos, footage, and important files to a portable hard drive that’s as relentless as you are. The high-capacity G-DRIVE ArmorATD rugged, all-terrain drive gives you pro-grade durability you can feel with a premium, anodized aluminum enclosure, easy-to-grip protective bumper, and IP54 rain/dust resistance. With transfer rates up to 130MB/s read, you can quickly back up your content wherever you are.
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    Top comment

    "My back up and storage solution...My son goes to a military academy and he uses this to back up his school work."

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    Product Description

    From out in the wild to back in the studio, trust your photos, footage, and important files to a portable hard drive that’s as relentless as you are. The high-capacity G-DRIVE ArmorATD rugged, all-terrain drive gives you pro-grade durability you can feel with a premium, anodized aluminum enclosure, easy-to-grip protective bumper, and IP54 rain/dust resistance. With transfer rates up to 130MB/s read, you can quickly back up your content wherever you are.
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  4. Seagate - 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Nothing Hard about this Drive, It's Great!...I needed a new back up for my photos and Seagate had the right product! ...Great portable hard drive"

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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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    Top comment

    "Nothing Hard about this Drive, It's Great!...I needed a new back up for my photos and Seagate had the right product! ...Great portable hard drive"

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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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  5. Seagate - 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Perfect Backup Hard Drive...I wouldn't want to try to work off of it, but I can save all my work at the end of the day, start the back up, and I'm good to go....Seagate - 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive...Great portable hard drive for the price. Fast shipping."

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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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    "Perfect Backup Hard Drive...I wouldn't want to try to work off of it, but I can save all my work at the end of the day, start the back up, and I'm good to go....Seagate - 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive...Great portable hard drive for the price. Fast shipping."

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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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  6. 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. ...Superb portable hard drive...I recently bought this hard drive and it is really good with better transfer rate."

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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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    Top comment

    "Easy to use and the best way to back up your files. Don't pay for cloud storage, this is much better. ...Superb portable hard drive...I recently bought this hard drive and it is really good with better transfer rate."

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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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  7. WD - Easystore 1TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Portable Back up hard drive...Portable back up hard drive is a must for anyone who works from home and is in school. ...portable hard drive...Solid portable back-up drive. Very easy to use. Good value."

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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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    "Portable Back up hard drive...Portable back up hard drive is a must for anyone who works from home and is in school. ...portable hard drive...Solid portable back-up drive. Very easy to use. Good value."

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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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  8. WD - My Passport 6TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom

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    Help safeguard your cherished memories while on-the-move with the My Passport portable hard drive. This high-capacity storage device provides seamless USB connectivity, enabling hassle-free access to your precious files anytime, anywhere. Make the most of the included Acronis True Image for Western Digital® software1 to help securely back up your data, fortified with robust protection against ransomware threats. Don't let a memory slip away – help keep them safe and accessible with the My Passport portable hard drive.
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    Product Description

    Help safeguard your cherished memories while on-the-move with the My Passport portable hard drive. This high-capacity storage device provides seamless USB connectivity, enabling hassle-free access to your precious files anytime, anywhere. Make the most of the included Acronis True Image for Western Digital® software1 to help securely back up your data, fortified with robust protection against ransomware threats. Don't let a memory slip away – help keep them safe and accessible with the My Passport portable hard drive.
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  9. SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE ArmorATD 1TB External USB-C Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "In summary, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a robust and reliable external hard drive that offers excellent performance and durability. ...G-Drive Armor...Best hard drive , easy to install easy to find on your MacBook. "

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    Product Description

    From out in the wild to back in the studio, trust your photos, footage, and important files to a portable hard drive that’s as relentless as you are. The high-capacity G-DRIVE ArmorATD rugged, all-terrain drive gives you pro-grade durability you can feel with a premium, anodized aluminum enclosure, easy-to-grip protective bumper, and IP54 rain/dust resistance. With transfer rates up to 130MB/s read, you can quickly back up your content wherever you are.
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    Top comment

    "In summary, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a robust and reliable external hard drive that offers excellent performance and durability. ...G-Drive Armor...Best hard drive , easy to install easy to find on your MacBook. "

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    Product Description

    From out in the wild to back in the studio, trust your photos, footage, and important files to a portable hard drive that’s as relentless as you are. The high-capacity G-DRIVE ArmorATD rugged, all-terrain drive gives you pro-grade durability you can feel with a premium, anodized aluminum enclosure, easy-to-grip protective bumper, and IP54 rain/dust resistance. With transfer rates up to 130MB/s read, you can quickly back up your content wherever you are.
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  10. LaCie - Rugged 1TB External USB-C, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Orange/Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "external hard drive...External USB - portable hard drive I found this difficult to set up and to use. ...Back up your MacBook!...Easy to use as a backup for my Macbook pro. Also very portable."

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    Back up large media files during travel adventures with this 1TB LaCie Rugged portable hard drive. Its USB-C interface is compatible with next-generation devices and provides up to 130MB/sec. of data transfer speed. Connect this IP54-rated LaCie Rugged portable hard drive to your PC or Mac via the included USB 3.0 adapter.
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    "external hard drive...External USB - portable hard drive I found this difficult to set up and to use. ...Back up your MacBook!...Easy to use as a backup for my Macbook pro. Also very portable."

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    Back up large media files during travel adventures with this 1TB LaCie Rugged portable hard drive. Its USB-C interface is compatible with next-generation devices and provides up to 130MB/sec. of data transfer speed. Connect this IP54-rated LaCie Rugged portable hard drive to your PC or Mac via the included USB 3.0 adapter.
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