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

If you have a lot of photos, videos or music, you might need an external hard drive to store them all. These drives are portable and can be used to back up your computer or just to have a place to store your files. Browse the top-ranked list of external hard drives below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Seagate - Game Drive for Xbox 4TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive Xbox Certified with Green LED Bar - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "The only problem is even external hard drives at 4 terabyte still don't run Xbox games....This is a great external 4 TB hard drive that I use for my XBox....Seagate 4TB External Hard Drive...External hard drive"

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    Product Description

    Take control of your gaming experience with Game Drive for Xbox. Featuring up to 4TB of storage, this drive's slim and slick design complements Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or any generation of Xbox One. Perfect for building up your Game Vault and taking it on-the-go.
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    "The only problem is even external hard drives at 4 terabyte still don't run Xbox games....This is a great external 4 TB hard drive that I use for my XBox....Seagate 4TB External Hard Drive...External hard drive"

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    Take control of your gaming experience with Game Drive for Xbox. Featuring up to 4TB of storage, this drive's slim and slick design complements Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or any generation of Xbox One. Perfect for building up your Game Vault and taking it on-the-go.
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  2. Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished T7 1TB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD with Hardware Encryption - Metallic Red - Front_Zoom

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    Keep important files safe with this refurbished red Samsung T7 portable SSD. The 1TB capacity offers ample media storage space, while the write speeds of up to 1000MB/sec. let you transfer voluminous data swiftly. This Samsung T7 portable SSD features 256-bit AES encryption for added security, and the shock-resistant design resists damage for reliable durability.

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    Keep important files safe with this refurbished red Samsung T7 portable SSD. The 1TB capacity offers ample media storage space, while the write speeds of up to 1000MB/sec. let you transfer voluminous data swiftly. This Samsung T7 portable SSD features 256-bit AES encryption for added security, and the shock-resistant design resists damage for reliable durability.

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

    "Love this hard drive! Even better that it's branded for Starfield, but 8 TB is A LOT and what I needed...Awesome hdd definitely saves space and time moving games back and forth instead of redownloading them."

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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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    Top comment

    "Love this hard drive! Even better that it's branded for Starfield, but 8 TB is A LOT and what I needed...Awesome hdd definitely saves space and time moving games back and forth instead of redownloading them."

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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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    See all Xbox Series X|S Game Drives
  4. WD - My Passport Ultra for Mac 4TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Solid Hard Drive with Password Security...Most of the external hard drives I looked at didn’t have password protection software and this one did. ...This is my 4th set of these external hard drives...I have been very pleased with them and use them for storing photos...I now merged all the other drives onto this one drive and still have plenty of room."

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    Access and save data quickly on this Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive for Mac. The hard drive uses USB 3.0 technology and USB-D connectivity to maximize plug-in options. Keep your files safe with the included security software, offering encryption and password protection. Its modern metal design complements your Mac, and out of the box, it’s formatted for macOS and Time Machine compatibility.
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    "Solid Hard Drive with Password Security...Most of the external hard drives I looked at didn’t have password protection software and this one did. ...This is my 4th set of these external hard drives...I have been very pleased with them and use them for storing photos...I now merged all the other drives onto this one drive and still have plenty of room."

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    Access and save data quickly on this Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive for Mac. The hard drive uses USB 3.0 technology and USB-D connectivity to maximize plug-in options. Keep your files safe with the included security software, offering encryption and password protection. Its modern metal design complements your Mac, and out of the box, it’s formatted for macOS and Time Machine compatibility.
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    See all Mac External Hard Drives & SSDs
  5. WD - My Passport Ultra for Mac 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Silver - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Excellent Hard Drive...I've always had great luck with WD external hard drives for MAC. No problems at all and it gives me the extra space!...Safe Drive...I use nothing but WD external drives for my mac's and windows. I needed to dump a bunch of iPhone pics and this was the version I picked. "

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    Product Description

    Access and save data quickly on this Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive for Mac. The hard drive uses USB 3.0 technology and USB-D connectivity to maximize plug-in options. Keep your files safe with the included security software, offering encryption and password protection. Its modern metal design complements your Mac, and out of the box, it’s formatted for macOS and Time Machine compatibility.
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    "Excellent Hard Drive...I've always had great luck with WD external hard drives for MAC. No problems at all and it gives me the extra space!...Safe Drive...I use nothing but WD external drives for my mac's and windows. I needed to dump a bunch of iPhone pics and this was the version I picked. "

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    Product Description

    Access and save data quickly on this Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive for Mac. The hard drive uses USB 3.0 technology and USB-D connectivity to maximize plug-in options. Keep your files safe with the included security software, offering encryption and password protection. Its modern metal design complements your Mac, and out of the box, it’s formatted for macOS and Time Machine compatibility.
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    See all Mac External Hard Drives & SSDs
  6. 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!!...Good Network drive...Good Cloud external network hard drive have not had no issues"

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    Product Description

    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!!...Good Network drive...Good Cloud external network hard drive have not had no issues"

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    Product Description

    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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  7. Seagate - 5TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Seagate 5gb external hard drive...Everything I need for keeping my files safe and at hand....Excellent external drive...Excellent external drive. I use 7 to record my cameras. This was just a normal replacement keeping everything running smoothly. "

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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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    "Seagate 5gb external hard drive...Everything I need for keeping my files safe and at hand....Excellent external drive...Excellent external drive. I use 7 to record my cameras. This was just a normal replacement keeping everything running smoothly. "

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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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  8. Seagate - 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "2 Terabyte External Hard Drive...Great external hard drive, easy to set up and navigate....Seagate External...This drive is over priced compared to some of the similar drives on line. "

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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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    "2 Terabyte External Hard Drive...Great external hard drive, easy to set up and navigate....Seagate External...This drive is over priced compared to some of the similar drives on line. "

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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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  9. Crucial - X9 Pro 1TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Upgraded to it from a traditional external hard drive....Safe, reliable drive. For those who worry, don't....Doesn't overheat, super fast, I boot games and large apps directly from this external. Flawless, and tiny. Buying 4Tb next."

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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....Safe, reliable drive. For those who worry, don't....Doesn't overheat, super fast, I boot games and large apps directly from this external. Flawless, and tiny. Buying 4Tb next."

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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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  10. Crucial - X9 Pro 4TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "It is a “mighty” little external drive!...Very nice little external drive! But don’t let its diminutive size fool you. ...Modern Hard Drive...Great hard drive, provides security knowing that is no mechanical parts to fail and your data is safe."

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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

    "It is a “mighty” little external drive!...Very nice little external drive! But don’t let its diminutive size fool you. ...Modern Hard Drive...Great hard drive, provides security knowing that is no mechanical parts to fail and your data is safe."

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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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