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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for top rated external hard drives.

External hard drives are a smart way to back up your computer and protect your data. They're also useful for storing large media files, such as movies and music. External hard drives are portable and easy to use, and they can be connected to any computer with an available USB port. Browse the top-ranked list of external hard drives below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. WD - My Cloud Home 8TB Personal Cloud - White - Front_Zoom

    Model: WDBVXC0080HWT-NESN
    SKU: 5990209
    Top comment

    "Not sure if we can backup external hard drive....Fabulous hard drive...Very sleek an fast external drive. Compact and easy to use"

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    Product Description

    Store plenty of files with this 8TB My Cloud Home device. It lets you back up and sync files from your phone and computer, and it has a USB port for fast importing of files from hard drives and flash drives. This My Cloud Home device lets you search for files with the included MyCloud app.
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    "Not sure if we can backup external hard drive....Fabulous hard drive...Very sleek an fast external drive. Compact and easy to use"

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    Product Description

    Store plenty of files with this 8TB My Cloud Home device. It lets you back up and sync files from your phone and computer, and it has a USB port for fast importing of files from hard drives and flash drives. This My Cloud Home device lets you search for files with the included MyCloud app.
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    See all Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  2. WD - BLACK P10 5TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Best Gaming Hard Drive...Good External for your Xbox one for Xtra Games.......WD - Black P10 5TB External Drive USB 3.2...Excellent hard drives. Works perfect with my PS5 console."

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    Product Description

    The WD_Black P10 Game Drive gives your console or PC the performance-enhancing tools it needs to keep your competitive edge. It's a top-tier external HDD in capacities 5TB, built specifically for gamers looking to expand the potential of their console or PC by saving their game library in an on-the-go form factor. Now, with WD_Black P10 Game Drive, you can drive your game the way you choose.
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    "Best Gaming Hard Drive...Good External for your Xbox one for Xtra Games.......WD - Black P10 5TB External Drive USB 3.2...Excellent hard drives. Works perfect with my PS5 console."

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    The WD_Black P10 Game Drive gives your console or PC the performance-enhancing tools it needs to keep your competitive edge. It's a top-tier external HDD in capacities 5TB, built specifically for gamers looking to expand the potential of their console or PC by saving their game library in an on-the-go form factor. Now, with WD_Black P10 Game Drive, you can drive your game the way you choose.
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  3. WD - BLACK D10 Game Drive for Xbox 12TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great External Hard Drive...Works perfect with my Xbox Series X and it is quieter than my previous external hard drive that I was using. Would definitely recommend....Great Hard Drive...Great hard Drive!! Can store so many Xbox one games of my library in this Hard Drive, highly recommend."

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    The WD_BLACK D10 Game Drive for Xbox will take your Xbox to the next level of performance and help drive the competitive edge you need to win. 12TB of additional storage allows you to build your library up to 300 games or relive your best in-action moments by saving your favorite gameplay recordings. Rated at 7200 RPM with active cooling technology, WD_BLACK D10 Game Drive for Xbox has speeds up to 250MB/s to kick your game into high-performance mode so you can play without limits and drive your game the way you choose. Included with your purchase is a 1-month membership of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, with access to 100+ games on consoles and PC, plus online console multiplayer.¹
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    Top comment

    "Great External Hard Drive...Works perfect with my Xbox Series X and it is quieter than my previous external hard drive that I was using. Would definitely recommend....Great Hard Drive...Great hard Drive!! Can store so many Xbox one games of my library in this Hard Drive, highly recommend."

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    The WD_BLACK D10 Game Drive for Xbox will take your Xbox to the next level of performance and help drive the competitive edge you need to win. 12TB of additional storage allows you to build your library up to 300 games or relive your best in-action moments by saving your favorite gameplay recordings. Rated at 7200 RPM with active cooling technology, WD_BLACK D10 Game Drive for Xbox has speeds up to 250MB/s to kick your game into high-performance mode so you can play without limits and drive your game the way you choose. Included with your purchase is a 1-month membership of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, with access to 100+ games on consoles and PC, plus online console multiplayer.¹
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    See all Xbox Series X|S Game Drives
  4. SanDisk - Extreme Portable 4TB External USB-C NVMe SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Large storage in a small hard drive...Very fast transfer rate. Small hard drive, large capacity....Excellent portable hard drive. Fast transfer rate."

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    Product Description

    Your life’s an adventure. To capture and keep its best moments, you need fast, high-capacity storage that accelerates every move. With up to 1050MB/s read and 1000MB/s write speeds, store your content and creations on a fast drive that fits seamlessly into your active lifestyle. Up to three-meter drop protection, with IP65 water and dust resistance, a carabiner loop for securing the drive, and a 5-year limited warranty give you the peace of mind to take it with you on travels near and far. From a brand trusted by professional photographers, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD provides fast solid state performance in a tough, reliable storage solution.
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    Top comment

    "Large storage in a small hard drive...Very fast transfer rate. Small hard drive, large capacity....Excellent portable hard drive. Fast transfer rate."

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    Product Description

    Your life’s an adventure. To capture and keep its best moments, you need fast, high-capacity storage that accelerates every move. With up to 1050MB/s read and 1000MB/s write speeds, store your content and creations on a fast drive that fits seamlessly into your active lifestyle. Up to three-meter drop protection, with IP65 water and dust resistance, a carabiner loop for securing the drive, and a 5-year limited warranty give you the peace of mind to take it with you on travels near and far. From a brand trusted by professional photographers, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD provides fast solid state performance in a tough, reliable storage solution.
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  5. SanDisk - Extreme Portable 2TB External USB-C NVMe SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Samsung solid state hard drive...Very good solid hard drive. Very fast transfer rate...Could not believe the price! This is a top quality portable external hard drive and it's solid state!"

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    Product Description

    Your life’s an adventure. To capture and keep its best moments, you need fast, high-capacity storage that accelerates every move. With up to 1050MB/s read and 1000MB/s write speeds, store your content and creations on a fast drive that fits seamlessly into your active lifestyle. Up to three-meter drop protection, with IP65 water and dust resistance, a carabiner loop for securing the drive, and a 5-year limited warranty give you the peace of mind to take it with you on travels near and far. From a brand trusted by professional photographers, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD provides fast solid state performance in a tough, reliable storage solution.
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    "Samsung solid state hard drive...Very good solid hard drive. Very fast transfer rate...Could not believe the price! This is a top quality portable external hard drive and it's solid state!"

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    Product Description

    Your life’s an adventure. To capture and keep its best moments, you need fast, high-capacity storage that accelerates every move. With up to 1050MB/s read and 1000MB/s write speeds, store your content and creations on a fast drive that fits seamlessly into your active lifestyle. Up to three-meter drop protection, with IP65 water and dust resistance, a carabiner loop for securing the drive, and a 5-year limited warranty give you the peace of mind to take it with you on travels near and far. From a brand trusted by professional photographers, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD provides fast solid state performance in a tough, reliable storage solution.
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  6. SanDisk - Extreme Portable 1TB External USB-C NVMe SSD - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great backup drive....Nice portable solid state hard drive with fast transfer rates and compact as well. ...External hard drive...Heavy duty external hard drive really fast transfer rate works well. "

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    Product Description

    Your life’s an adventure. To capture and keep its best moments, you need fast, high-capacity storage that accelerates every move. With up to 1050MB/s read and 1000MB/s write speeds, store your content and creations on a fast drive that fits seamlessly into your active lifestyle. Up to three-meter drop protection, with IP65 water and dust resistance, a carabiner loop for securing the drive, and a 5-year limited warranty give you the peace of mind to take it with you on travels near and far. From a brand trusted by professional photographers, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD provides fast solid state performance in a tough, reliable storage solution.
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    "Great backup drive....Nice portable solid state hard drive with fast transfer rates and compact as well. ...External hard drive...Heavy duty external hard drive really fast transfer rate works well. "

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    Product Description

    Your life’s an adventure. To capture and keep its best moments, you need fast, high-capacity storage that accelerates every move. With up to 1050MB/s read and 1000MB/s write speeds, store your content and creations on a fast drive that fits seamlessly into your active lifestyle. Up to three-meter drop protection, with IP65 water and dust resistance, a carabiner loop for securing the drive, and a 5-year limited warranty give you the peace of mind to take it with you on travels near and far. From a brand trusted by professional photographers, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD provides fast solid state performance in a tough, reliable storage solution.
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  7. WD - BLACK D10 8TB External USB 3.2 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "So far so good. This external hard drive is pretty quiet compared to some. ...Fast transfer rates...Performs great. Drive is fast with higher transfer rates than my other USB drives. "

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    Product Description

    The WD_Black D10 Game Drive will take your console or PC to the next level and help you keep the competitive edge you need to win. Add up to 8TB of extra storage to your device to build up your game library up to 200 games, or relive your best in-action moments by saving your favorite gameplay recordings. Rated at 7200 RPM with active cooling technology, WD_Black D10 Game Drive has speeds up to 250MB/s to kick your game into high-performance mode so you can play without limits and drive your game the way you choose.
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    Top comment

    "So far so good. This external hard drive is pretty quiet compared to some. ...Fast transfer rates...Performs great. Drive is fast with higher transfer rates than my other USB drives. "

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    Product Description

    The WD_Black D10 Game Drive will take your console or PC to the next level and help you keep the competitive edge you need to win. Add up to 8TB of extra storage to your device to build up your game library up to 200 games, or relive your best in-action moments by saving your favorite gameplay recordings. Rated at 7200 RPM with active cooling technology, WD_Black D10 Game Drive has speeds up to 250MB/s to kick your game into high-performance mode so you can play without limits and drive your game the way you choose.
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  8. Crucial - X9 Pro 1TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "These drives are working great for sourcing high data rate video files for editing....Quick transfer rates. Absolutely flawless."

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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

    "These drives are working great for sourcing high data rate video files for editing....Quick transfer rates. Absolutely flawless."

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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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  9. Crucial - X9 Pro 4TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Liked the rate and support that would worth the cost...It is a “mighty” little external drive!...Very nice little external drive! But don’t let its diminutive size fool you. "

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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

    "Liked the rate and support that would worth the cost...It is a “mighty” little external drive!...Very nice little external drive! But don’t let its diminutive size fool you. "

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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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  10. Crucial - X9 Pro 2TB External USB-C SSD - Space Gray - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Works with USB-4 and provides extreme transfer rates. Can image windows 11 in 6 minutes. Comes with Acronis True Image software on the device. ...Small but mighty external hard drive...Seems well built and like the small size of this external hard drive. Works great with my Mac MacBook."

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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 2TB 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

    "Works with USB-4 and provides extreme transfer rates. Can image windows 11 in 6 minutes. Comes with Acronis True Image software on the device. ...Small but mighty external hard drive...Seems well built and like the small size of this external hard drive. Works great with my Mac MacBook."

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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 2TB 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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