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

If you're like most computer users, you rely on your hard drive for everything from saving work files and photos to storing media libraries and backing up critical data. Therefore, a reliable hard drive is a must. Here are some of the most reliable hard drives on the market today.

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  1. SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE 6TB External USB-C 3.2 Gen2 Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Expensive, but very sturdy, quiet and reliable. 7200 RPM is hard to find these days. Transfer speed is less than SSD, of course, but works very well for backup....Sandisk Hard Drive"

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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 (6TB1 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

    "Expensive, but very sturdy, quiet and reliable. 7200 RPM is hard to find these days. Transfer speed is less than SSD, of course, but works very well for backup....Sandisk Hard Drive"

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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 (6TB1 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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    Your price for this item is $199.99
    The previous price was $239.99
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  2. Samsung - T7 Shield 1TB, External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Rugged SSD IP65 Water Resistant - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Reliable And Easy-To-Use...I mostly use to to transfer large video files and photos between computers for editing and publishing. This drive has proven to be reliable and compatible with both PC and Mac using Adobe software....So I picked up one of the new Samsung T7 Shield drives to use when out in the field shooting photos. "

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    Samsung T7 Shield 1TB, Portable SSD, up to 1050 MB/S, USB 3.2 Gen2, Rugged, IP65 Rated, for Photographers, Content Creators, and Gaming, External Solid State Drive, Black.
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    Top comment

    "Reliable And Easy-To-Use...I mostly use to to transfer large video files and photos between computers for editing and publishing. This drive has proven to be reliable and compatible with both PC and Mac using Adobe software....So I picked up one of the new Samsung T7 Shield drives to use when out in the field shooting photos. "

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    Samsung T7 Shield 1TB, Portable SSD, up to 1050 MB/S, USB 3.2 Gen2, Rugged, IP65 Rated, for Photographers, Content Creators, and Gaming, External Solid State Drive, Black.
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    Your price for this item is $79.99
    The previous price was $109.99
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  3. Samsung - T7 Shield 1TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Rugged SSD IP65 Water Resistant - Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Drive For DVR...This is a great product for the price. This is much more dependable than the platter style hard drives and last much longer....Fast and reliable....This drive is fast and reliable. Works well with my M1 Mac Mini."

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    Samsung T7 Shield 1TB, Portable SSD, up to 1050 MB/S, USB 3.2 Gen2, Rugged, IP65 Rated, for Photographers, Content Creators, and Gaming, External Solid State Drive, Blue.
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    Top comment

    "Great Drive For DVR...This is a great product for the price. This is much more dependable than the platter style hard drives and last much longer....Fast and reliable....This drive is fast and reliable. Works well with my M1 Mac Mini."

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    Samsung T7 Shield 1TB, Portable SSD, up to 1050 MB/S, USB 3.2 Gen2, Rugged, IP65 Rated, for Photographers, Content Creators, and Gaming, External Solid State Drive, Blue.
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    Your price for this item is $79.99
    The previous price was $109.99
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  4. Samsung - T7 Shield 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Rugged SSD IP65 Water Resistant - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Good drive...Good reliable hard drive! Purchased this for video storage....This has been my go-to SSD drive for editing videos for 3 years and the drives have been nothjbg but reliable"

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    Samsung T7 Shield 2TB, 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.
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    Top comment

    "Good drive...Good reliable hard drive! Purchased this for video storage....This has been my go-to SSD drive for editing videos for 3 years and the drives have been nothjbg but reliable"

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    Samsung T7 Shield 2TB, 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.
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    Your price for this item is $139.99
    The previous price was $199.99
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  5. Samsung - T7 Shield 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Rugged SSD IP65 Water Resistant - Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "I purchased this 2TB flash drive so I could get rid of all the "memory sticks" and have single, reliable location (not in the cloud). ...Best SSD external hard drive...Best purchase I've made on SSD EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE."

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    Samsung T7 Shield 2TB, Portable SSD, up to 1050 MB/S, USB 3.2 Gen2, Rugged, IP65 Rated, for Photographers, Content Creators, and Gaming, External Solid State Drive, Blue.
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    Top comment

    "I purchased this 2TB flash drive so I could get rid of all the "memory sticks" and have single, reliable location (not in the cloud). ...Best SSD external hard drive...Best purchase I've made on SSD EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE."

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    Samsung T7 Shield 2TB, Portable SSD, up to 1050 MB/S, USB 3.2 Gen2, Rugged, IP65 Rated, for Photographers, Content Creators, and Gaming, External Solid State Drive, Blue.
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    Your price for this item is $139.99
    The previous price was $199.99
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  6. SanDisk - Extreme Pro Portable 4TB External USB-C NVMe SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best SSD Drive...Portable Drive performs exactly as stated - quick, quiet, and reliable....Fantastic portable SSD: reliable, fast & small....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. "

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    Product Description

    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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    "Best SSD Drive...Portable Drive performs exactly as stated - quick, quiet, and reliable....Fantastic portable SSD: reliable, fast & small....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. "

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    Product Description

    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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    Your price for this item is $477.99
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  7. 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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    "I just wish I could get the full benefit of its 2000MBps speeds. It’s quick, reliable, and I’ve owned a number of WD drives throughout the years. ...Good external drive for adding fast storage...Overall, I think it's a good drive for those looking for fast external storage. "

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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

    "I just wish I could get the full benefit of its 2000MBps speeds. It’s quick, reliable, and I’ve owned a number of WD drives throughout the years. ...Good external drive for adding fast storage...Overall, I think it's a good drive for those looking for fast external storage. "

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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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    Your price for this item is $116.99
    The previous price was $179.99
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  8. SanDisk Professional - G-DRIVE 12TB External USB-C 3.2 Gen2 Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom

    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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    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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    Your price for this item is $359.99
    The previous price was $379.99
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  9. Samsung - T7 2TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD with Hardware Encryption - Metallic Red - Front_Zoom
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    "One of my favorite storage drives. It is simply dependable and convenient....great hard drive. fast, tiny and reliable. Looks cool, too!"

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    Product Description

    Store critical files, media library and projects with this Samsung T7 2TB portable solid state drive. The USB 3.2 interface allows lightning-fast data transfers, while the sturdy metal framework offers durability and impact resistance. Secure your data with the AES-256 bit encryption. This Samsung T7 2TB portable solid state drive has an advanced thermal solution for optimized temperature management.
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    "One of my favorite storage drives. It is simply dependable and convenient....great hard drive. fast, tiny and reliable. Looks cool, too!"

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    Product Description

    Store critical files, media library and projects with this Samsung T7 2TB portable solid state drive. The USB 3.2 interface allows lightning-fast data transfers, while the sturdy metal framework offers durability and impact resistance. Secure your data with the AES-256 bit encryption. This Samsung T7 2TB portable solid state drive has an advanced thermal solution for optimized temperature management.
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    Your price for this item is $139.99
    The previous price was $179.99
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  10. Seagate - Expansion 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "I am using segate hard drive since a long time. Its strong and reliable....Dependable External Hard Drive...I have used Seagate portable external hard drives for years. They are sturdy, dependable and hold a lot of videos. "

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    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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    "I am using segate hard drive since a long time. Its strong and reliable....Dependable External Hard Drive...I have used Seagate portable external hard drives for years. They are sturdy, dependable and hold a lot of videos. "

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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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    Your price for this item is $109.99
    The previous price was $124.99
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