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

Whether you're a professional photographer, a gamer, or just someone who uses gadgets regularly, you probably have a lot of digital files clogging up your device's storage. If you're looking for a way to free up space on your device, consider using a portable hard drive. These drives are available in many different sizes and can be used to store any type of file. Browse the top-ranked list of portable drives below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. SanDisk - Extreme Pro Portable 4TB External USB-C NVMe SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Subsequently, I own 4 of these drives. I've never had a hard drive failure, the connections between the cable and the drive are secure (the drive doesn't randomly fall off and disconnect like other less expensive drives I've had), and they make great Photoshop scratch disks. ...Excellent, very comfortable to handle. It is very easy to carry in pocket....Fantastic portable SSD: reliable, fast & small."

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    Take your important files with you by using this SanDisk Extreme PRO portable SSD. The 2000MB/sec. read and write speeds deliver rapid data access and transfer, while the 4TB storage capacity provides ample space for large files. This SanDisk Extreme PRO portable SSD features a forged aluminum chassis that acts as a heatsink for optimal heat dissipation and enhanced efficiency.
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    "Subsequently, I own 4 of these drives. I've never had a hard drive failure, the connections between the cable and the drive are secure (the drive doesn't randomly fall off and disconnect like other less expensive drives I've had), and they make great Photoshop scratch disks. ...Excellent, very comfortable to handle. It is very easy to carry in pocket....Fantastic portable SSD: reliable, fast & small."

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    Take your important files with you by using this SanDisk Extreme PRO portable SSD. The 2000MB/sec. read and write speeds deliver rapid data access and transfer, while the 4TB storage capacity provides ample space for large files. This SanDisk Extreme PRO portable SSD features a forged aluminum chassis that acts as a heatsink for optimal heat dissipation and enhanced efficiency.
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  2. Crucial - X8 4TB External USB-C 3.2 Gen 2/USB-A Portable SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Very fast, light and portable SSD. Great for video and photo storage....If you need portable hard drive, recommened this portable hard drive."

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    The Crucial X8 Portable SSD stores up to 4TB of data at phenomenal speeds up to 1050MB/s —that's up to 7.5x faster than portable hard drives.¹ It also works with numerous devices — from computers to consoles, tablets, and smartphones.²
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    "Very fast, light and portable SSD. Great for video and photo storage....If you need portable hard drive, recommened this portable hard drive."

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    The Crucial X8 Portable SSD stores up to 4TB of data at phenomenal speeds up to 1050MB/s —that's up to 7.5x faster than portable hard drives.¹ It also works with numerous devices — from computers to consoles, tablets, and smartphones.²
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  3. WD - BLACK P40 Game Drive for PC, PS4, PS5 and Xbox 1TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Portable SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Slim Portable Solid State Drive...The loading time of the portable drive is faster than the speed of hard disc drive. ...Nice and portable...Great little portable ssd, feels sturdy as well. And the little lights on the side are a nice touch of flare"

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    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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    "Slim Portable Solid State Drive...The loading time of the portable drive is faster than the speed of hard disc drive. ...Nice and portable...Great little portable ssd, feels sturdy as well. And the little lights on the side are a nice touch of flare"

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    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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  4. LaCie - Rugged 1TB External USB-C, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Orange/Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "hard drive...good portable hard drive bought for my kid for college...would recommend for all types of business...The best portable hard drive!"

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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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    "hard drive...good portable hard drive bought for my kid for college...would recommend for all types of business...The best portable hard drive!"

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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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  5. Sabrent - Rocket Nano Rugged 1TB External USB-C Portable SSD with IP67 Water Resistance - Gray - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Perfect for those that travel...This external drive is perfect for the road warrior. Able to take a ton of files with me in this compact drive. ...Truly portable...The small sizing and durability make this thing truly portable. I use this with my laptop but am always working in different places so great to have somethings that travels well."

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    The Sabrent Rugged Water Proof [IP67] Rocket Nano 1TB USB 3.2 10Gb/s External Aluminum SSD with Bumper Guard in Grey (SB-1TB-NAWP) is the perfect compact solution for all your storage needs. Fast. Simple. Portable - Elevate your storage experience to new heights with Sabrent's smallest ever portable SSD. The Rocket Nano is the perfect combination of reliability, performance and design. Crafted to Perfection - The Rocket Nano is individually crafted from high-grade Aerospace Aluminum Allow using CNC (computer numerical control) machines for rigid durability. The enclosure is designed to absorb the heat and protect the drive from overheating ensuring a long life expectancy from your drive.
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    "Perfect for those that travel...This external drive is perfect for the road warrior. Able to take a ton of files with me in this compact drive. ...Truly portable...The small sizing and durability make this thing truly portable. I use this with my laptop but am always working in different places so great to have somethings that travels well."

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    The Sabrent Rugged Water Proof [IP67] Rocket Nano 1TB USB 3.2 10Gb/s External Aluminum SSD with Bumper Guard in Grey (SB-1TB-NAWP) is the perfect compact solution for all your storage needs. Fast. Simple. Portable - Elevate your storage experience to new heights with Sabrent's smallest ever portable SSD. The Rocket Nano is the perfect combination of reliability, performance and design. Crafted to Perfection - The Rocket Nano is individually crafted from high-grade Aerospace Aluminum Allow using CNC (computer numerical control) machines for rigid durability. The enclosure is designed to absorb the heat and protect the drive from overheating ensuring a long life expectancy from your drive.
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  6. Crucial - X8 1TB External USB-C 3.2 Gen 2/USB-A Portable SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great portable SSD...Easy to use, nice an compact, very portable. would reccomend"

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    Product Description

    The Crucial® X8 Portable SSD stores up to 1TB of data at phenomenal speeds up to 1050MB/s — that’s up to 1.8x faster than other portable SSDs and up to 7.5x faster than portable hard drives.¹ It also works with numerous devices — from computers to consoles, tablets, and smartphones.²
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    Top comment

    "Great portable SSD...Easy to use, nice an compact, very portable. would reccomend"

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    Product Description

    The Crucial® X8 Portable SSD stores up to 1TB of data at phenomenal speeds up to 1050MB/s — that’s up to 1.8x faster than other portable SSDs and up to 7.5x faster than portable hard drives.¹ It also works with numerous devices — from computers to consoles, tablets, and smartphones.²
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  7. SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE ArmorATD 4TB External USB-C Portable Hard Drive - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Great drive...Great drive. I like it better than my LaCie rugged drives. ...These are fast portable and very reliable drives. They handle a large volume of throughput for heavy lifting of videos over 100gigs."

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    Back up valuable memories or important documents with this SanDisk Professional G-Drive ArmorATD external hard drive. The all-terrain build and aluminum housing provide long-lasting use, while data transfer speeds up to 140 MB/sec. make it easy to move large video or music files. Boasting a 4TB capacity, this SanDisk G-Drive ArmorATD external hard drive provides plenty of storage space.
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    "Great drive...Great drive. I like it better than my LaCie rugged drives. ...These are fast portable and very reliable drives. They handle a large volume of throughput for heavy lifting of videos over 100gigs."

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    Product Description

    Back up valuable memories or important documents with this SanDisk Professional G-Drive ArmorATD external hard drive. The all-terrain build and aluminum housing provide long-lasting use, while data transfer speeds up to 140 MB/sec. make it easy to move large video or music files. Boasting a 4TB capacity, this SanDisk G-Drive ArmorATD external hard drive provides plenty of storage space.
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  8. WD - My Passport Ultra 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Blue - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Second Portable Drive for Archiving...I was able to reformat it to ExFat in seconds so I could use it between PC and Mac machines. I use two portable drives to archive a large library of mp4 video files. ...Wonderful WD My Passport Portable Hard Drive!...Over the past few years, I have bought five WD 2TB My Passport Portable Hard Drives for storage of travel photographs and backing up my family members' computers! "

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    Product Description

    Equipped with USB-C™ technology, the My Passport™ Ultra portable drive offers an easy way to expand your storage with a modern metal design that complements your PC. It’s Windows® 10-ready out of the box to seamlessly deliver plug-and-play storage, while password protection with hardware encryption helps enforce the security of your content.
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    "Second Portable Drive for Archiving...I was able to reformat it to ExFat in seconds so I could use it between PC and Mac machines. I use two portable drives to archive a large library of mp4 video files. ...Wonderful WD My Passport Portable Hard Drive!...Over the past few years, I have bought five WD 2TB My Passport Portable Hard Drives for storage of travel photographs and backing up my family members' computers! "

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    Product Description

    Equipped with USB-C™ technology, the My Passport™ Ultra portable drive offers an easy way to expand your storage with a modern metal design that complements your PC. It’s Windows® 10-ready out of the box to seamlessly deliver plug-and-play storage, while password protection with hardware encryption helps enforce the security of your content.
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  9. Seagate - Expansion 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "4TB portable backup recovery drive...This small portable backup recovery drive is powerful and does it's job well. ...Excellent travel hard drive....Small, portable but large capacity. It redefines the ability to carry important information wherever one goes."

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    Product Description

    Expansion 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. Plus, Seagate Expansion comes with Rescue Data Recovery Services for additional peace of mind.
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    "4TB portable backup recovery drive...This small portable backup recovery drive is powerful and does it's job well. ...Excellent travel hard drive....Small, portable but large capacity. It redefines the ability to carry important information wherever one goes."

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    Product Description

    Expansion 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. Plus, Seagate Expansion comes with Rescue Data Recovery Services for additional peace of mind.
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  10. Seagate - Expansion 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Portable Hard Drive...Excellent external portable drive. Very easy to use....Seagate Expansion Extarnal Portable Drive...I updated my older version of the Seagate external portable drive. All expectations met as usual."

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    Product Description

    Expansion 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. Plus, Seagate Expansion comes with Rescue Data Recovery Services for additional peace of mind.
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    "Portable Hard Drive...Excellent external portable drive. Very easy to use....Seagate Expansion Extarnal Portable Drive...I updated my older version of the Seagate external portable drive. All expectations met as usual."

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    Product Description

    Expansion 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. Plus, Seagate Expansion comes with Rescue Data Recovery Services for additional peace of mind.
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