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Browse the top-ranked list of Top Rated Portable Hard Drives below along with associated reviews and opinions.

Browse the top-ranked list of Top Rated Portable Hard Drives below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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    "Fast SSD...Worth it...I love this drive, I take a lot of photos and like to copy them to a hard drive while traveling....I work off my MacBook Pro from this hard drive in Lightroom now and I haven't crashed Lightroom since I got it."

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    Product Description

    Enjoy ultrafast file transfers with this Western Digital portable hard drive. It includes a 512GB solid-state hard drive that comes with hardware encryption and passwords so that your data remains secure even during transport. Compatibility with USB Type C and USB 3.1 ensures ease of use with different computers with this Western Digital portable hard drive.
    $179.99
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    "Fast SSD...Worth it...I love this drive, I take a lot of photos and like to copy them to a hard drive while traveling....I work off my MacBook Pro from this hard drive in Lightroom now and I haven't crashed Lightroom since I got it."

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    Enjoy ultrafast file transfers with this Western Digital portable hard drive. It includes a 512GB solid-state hard drive that comes with hardware encryption and passwords so that your data remains secure even during transport. Compatibility with USB Type C and USB 3.1 ensures ease of use with different computers with this Western Digital portable hard drive.
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    "Fast ....Love it...Given that they are the same price, I would give the edge to the Samsung, in terms of build quality, but the WD is excellent as well, and I like that it has a single cable with an included adapter that allows you to switch between type C and usb type A connectors....It's a little expensive given you can buy a bare drive for $100+ cheaper and buy a drive enclosure for 15 bucks."

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    Back up your documents, photos and videos on this Western Digital external hard drive. Solid-state media ensures rapid file transfers of up to 515 MB/sec., and it includes hardware encryption so that your data stays safe. Compatibility with USB Type C and USB 3.1 lets this Western Digital external hard drive connect to a variety of computers.
    $359.99
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    "Fast ....Love it...Given that they are the same price, I would give the edge to the Samsung, in terms of build quality, but the WD is excellent as well, and I like that it has a single cable with an included adapter that allows you to switch between type C and usb type A connectors....It's a little expensive given you can buy a bare drive for $100+ cheaper and buy a drive enclosure for 15 bucks."

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    Back up your documents, photos and videos on this Western Digital external hard drive. Solid-state media ensures rapid file transfers of up to 515 MB/sec., and it includes hardware encryption so that your data stays safe. Compatibility with USB Type C and USB 3.1 lets this Western Digital external hard drive connect to a variety of computers.
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    "Very fast...Great SSD...It ran very hot during the intial transfer of games from the PS4 (about 240 gigs) but once I unplugged it after it finished and then plugged back in after it cooled off, I was able to play games off of it without issue and without it getting very hot....I like the fact it reminds me to plug-in to my laptop and everything happens without me having to click on anything."

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    Easily transfer documents, files and video between computers with this Western Digital portable hard drive. It uses solid-state technology to keep your data safe, as solid-state drives do not lose data when exposed to shocks. Password protection and hardware encryption keep data on this Western Digital portable hard drive completely secure.
    $99.99
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    "Very fast...Great SSD...It ran very hot during the intial transfer of games from the PS4 (about 240 gigs) but once I unplugged it after it finished and then plugged back in after it cooled off, I was able to play games off of it without issue and without it getting very hot....I like the fact it reminds me to plug-in to my laptop and everything happens without me having to click on anything."

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    Easily transfer documents, files and video between computers with this Western Digital portable hard drive. It uses solid-state technology to keep your data safe, as solid-state drives do not lose data when exposed to shocks. Password protection and hardware encryption keep data on this Western Digital portable hard drive completely secure.
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    "good !...I like....After purchasing this drive I was not surprised by the quality or appearance, but I was surprised by the ease at which it connected to my system and the speed at which I was able to archive data....I was in need of a backup support, because my pic crash and I lost information, so I research and seen this sea gate backup plus had a high ratings and I also compare others and this one was a good selection, it is portable compact convent for traveling, just missing a good case to protect it other than that it works so far."

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    Easily take your media collection and documents with you on the go using this Seagate Backup Plus STDR2000100 external USB 3.0/2.0 portable hard drive that features a 2TB capacity for ample file storage.
    $79.99
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    "good !...I like....After purchasing this drive I was not surprised by the quality or appearance, but I was surprised by the ease at which it connected to my system and the speed at which I was able to archive data....I was in need of a backup support, because my pic crash and I lost information, so I research and seen this sea gate backup plus had a high ratings and I also compare others and this one was a good selection, it is portable compact convent for traveling, just missing a good case to protect it other than that it works so far."

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    Easily take your media collection and documents with you on the go using this Seagate Backup Plus STDR2000100 external USB 3.0/2.0 portable hard drive that features a 2TB capacity for ample file storage.
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    "good !...5 stars...I was in need of a backup support, because my pic crash and I lost information, so I research and seen this sea gate backup plus had a high ratings and I also compare others and this one was a good selection, it is portable compact convent for traveling, just missing a good case to protect it other than that it works so far....After purchasing this drive I was not surprised by the quality or appearance, but I was surprised by the ease at which it connected to my system and the speed at which I was able to archive data."

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    Store your media collection on this Seagate Backup Plus Slim STDR2000306 external hard drive, which features a 2TB capacity to easily hold your photos, videos and music. Data transfer rates up to 4.8 Gbps enable fast, efficient operation.
    $59.99
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    Was $89.99
    Top comment

    "good !...5 stars...I was in need of a backup support, because my pic crash and I lost information, so I research and seen this sea gate backup plus had a high ratings and I also compare others and this one was a good selection, it is portable compact convent for traveling, just missing a good case to protect it other than that it works so far....After purchasing this drive I was not surprised by the quality or appearance, but I was surprised by the ease at which it connected to my system and the speed at which I was able to archive data."

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    Store your media collection on this Seagate Backup Plus Slim STDR2000306 external hard drive, which features a 2TB capacity to easily hold your photos, videos and music. Data transfer rates up to 4.8 Gbps enable fast, efficient operation.
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    "A Plus...I love...I bought this hard drive with the express intent of using it to create a backup for my PS4 just in case the system's built-in drive failed, and while I haven't had to utilize the backup that I made, I will say that this hard drive is amazing!...This is a great hard drive, fast and easy to install, Although I had to format it in order to be read by a PS3 system; it was an easy step so I could storage all my photos and videos from my PS3 into this device without any problem !"

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    Store and manage your digital life locally with this Seagate Backup Plus Slim STDR1000100 hard drive, which lets you back up content from select social networks or media stored on select mobile devices. The slim design facilitates portability.
    $59.99
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    "A Plus...I love...I bought this hard drive with the express intent of using it to create a backup for my PS4 just in case the system's built-in drive failed, and while I haven't had to utilize the backup that I made, I will say that this hard drive is amazing!...This is a great hard drive, fast and easy to install, Although I had to format it in order to be read by a PS3 system; it was an easy step so I could storage all my photos and videos from my PS3 into this device without any problem !"

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    Store and manage your digital life locally with this Seagate Backup Plus Slim STDR1000100 hard drive, which lets you back up content from select social networks or media stored on select mobile devices. The slim design facilitates portability.
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    "I love...4 star...I bought this hard drive with the express intent of using it to create a backup for my PS4 just in case the system's built-in drive failed, and while I haven't had to utilize the backup that I made, I will say that this hard drive is amazing!...I have been wanting to save all my pics from dropbox, but I reached the limit, and I did some research oh this item and got the time to use it and I love it, it has a lot of memory foe the price, now I can stop thinking about loosing all my data ."

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    Manage your data with this Seagate Backup Plus Slim STDR1000102 1TB external USB 3.0/2.0 hard drive that offers scheduled and continuous backup via Seagate Dashboard and lets you back up photos from Facebook and Flickr.
    $59.99
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    "I love...4 star...I bought this hard drive with the express intent of using it to create a backup for my PS4 just in case the system's built-in drive failed, and while I haven't had to utilize the backup that I made, I will say that this hard drive is amazing!...I have been wanting to save all my pics from dropbox, but I reached the limit, and I did some research oh this item and got the time to use it and I love it, it has a lot of memory foe the price, now I can stop thinking about loosing all my data ."

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    Manage your data with this Seagate Backup Plus Slim STDR1000102 1TB external USB 3.0/2.0 hard drive that offers scheduled and continuous backup via Seagate Dashboard and lets you back up photos from Facebook and Flickr.
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    "A gem...I love...I was amazed at how simple the easystore is to use, and at the incredible price of $99.00 for 4 TB on the deal of the day from Best Buy, I recommend this drive to anyone looking to backup files from a Laptop or pc and for the photographer's it's a great drive to store pictures and videos....The backup function works well so it will back up stuff, but if you want to use it beyond just a backup then I have not liked it at all as no matter what I have been able to do I have not been able to get it to work other than as read only despite following the directions."

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    Only at Best Buy Safeguard your library with this 4TB Western Digital hard drive. Its durable construction protects against shock, and USB 3.0 technology facilitates rapid data transfer to keep you working efficiently. This Western Digital hard drive has a slim design for portability, so you can access your files anywhere.
    $119.99
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    Was $199.99
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    "A gem...I love...I was amazed at how simple the easystore is to use, and at the incredible price of $99.00 for 4 TB on the deal of the day from Best Buy, I recommend this drive to anyone looking to backup files from a Laptop or pc and for the photographer's it's a great drive to store pictures and videos....The backup function works well so it will back up stuff, but if you want to use it beyond just a backup then I have not liked it at all as no matter what I have been able to do I have not been able to get it to work other than as read only despite following the directions."

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    Only at Best Buy Safeguard your library with this 4TB Western Digital hard drive. Its durable construction protects against shock, and USB 3.0 technology facilitates rapid data transfer to keep you working efficiently. This Western Digital hard drive has a slim design for portability, so you can access your files anywhere.
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    "it work...It fast...I had to return back and found out that there was some glitches that needed to be over come such as converting my free e mail program to a paid program to be able to down load the files to the hard drive then transferred to the external drive....I bought this hard drive so I can store all of my movies on it in an digital format, which makes it a lot easier to hook this hard drive up to my smart TV and play which ever movie I want."

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    Back up documents with this Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive. Its 1TB of storage provides plenty of room for videos, music and photos, and its 256-bit encryption and password protection keep files secure. This Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive works with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 right out of the box.
    $59.99
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    "it work...It fast...I had to return back and found out that there was some glitches that needed to be over come such as converting my free e mail program to a paid program to be able to down load the files to the hard drive then transferred to the external drive....I bought this hard drive so I can store all of my movies on it in an digital format, which makes it a lot easier to hook this hard drive up to my smart TV and play which ever movie I want."

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    Back up documents with this Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive. Its 1TB of storage provides plenty of room for videos, music and photos, and its 256-bit encryption and password protection keep files secure. This Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive works with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 right out of the box.
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    "it work...It fast...I had to return back and found out that there was some glitches that needed to be over come such as converting my free e mail program to a paid program to be able to down load the files to the hard drive then transferred to the external drive....I bought this hard drive so I can store all of my movies on it in an digital format, which makes it a lot easier to hook this hard drive up to my smart TV and play which ever movie I want."

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    Store and share data with this Western Digital 1TB My Passport Ultra hard drive. Use the drive to quickly back up important files on your home or work computer, then secure the information with a password for extra peace of mind. This Western Digital 1TB My Passport Ultra hard drive ensures you total control over files.
    $59.99
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    "it work...It fast...I had to return back and found out that there was some glitches that needed to be over come such as converting my free e mail program to a paid program to be able to down load the files to the hard drive then transferred to the external drive....I bought this hard drive so I can store all of my movies on it in an digital format, which makes it a lot easier to hook this hard drive up to my smart TV and play which ever movie I want."

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    Store and share data with this Western Digital 1TB My Passport Ultra hard drive. Use the drive to quickly back up important files on your home or work computer, then secure the information with a password for extra peace of mind. This Western Digital 1TB My Passport Ultra hard drive ensures you total control over files.
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    "Nice !...Oh wow!...All I had to do was plug it in and I instantly saw a pop up asking me if I wanted to convert it to my PS4(meaning I wouldn't be able to use it for anything else afterwards) I pressed "agreed" and in seconds I was able to use it....I'm using Total Tech Support to have all my data transferred so I can't really tell you how well this hard drive works because I have yet to try to download anything to my new laptop BUT it's Best Buy's choice so it's bound to work well."

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    Only at Best Buy Store data safely on this 2TB Western Digital hard drive. Its WD Backup software automatically saves files on a preset schedule, and it has a sleek but durable design for portability without sacrificing security. This Western Digital hard drive has a USB 3.0 interface for transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps.
    $69.99
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    Was $129.99
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    "Nice !...Oh wow!...All I had to do was plug it in and I instantly saw a pop up asking me if I wanted to convert it to my PS4(meaning I wouldn't be able to use it for anything else afterwards) I pressed "agreed" and in seconds I was able to use it....I'm using Total Tech Support to have all my data transferred so I can't really tell you how well this hard drive works because I have yet to try to download anything to my new laptop BUT it's Best Buy's choice so it's bound to work well."

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    Only at Best Buy Store data safely on this 2TB Western Digital hard drive. Its WD Backup software automatically saves files on a preset schedule, and it has a sleek but durable design for portability without sacrificing security. This Western Digital hard drive has a USB 3.0 interface for transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps.
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    "Love it...good TV...My wifes Apple hard drive crashed and we had to xfer all of her data to a cloud or another hard drive, so we purchased and now she is use this product as her "hard drive"... I have velcro'd this small devise to her outside case of her computer and it works like a dream......My only two complaints for this is that the enclosure gets rather hot after extended usage or when transferring large batches of files at a time and that the enclosure itself is rather large compared to others, however, this drive still serves as my daily driver and does such a great job that I recommended it to my friend who has a Macbook Pro and they love it as well."

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    Only at Best Buy Keep files safe on this 1TB Western Digital hard drive. It's plug and play, so you can start saving data right away, and its USB 3.0 interface enables rapid file transfers of up to 5 Gbps. This Western Digital hard drive has a slim design to maximize portability.
    $59.99
    Save $40
    Was $99.99
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    "Love it...good TV...My wifes Apple hard drive crashed and we had to xfer all of her data to a cloud or another hard drive, so we purchased and now she is use this product as her "hard drive"... I have velcro'd this small devise to her outside case of her computer and it works like a dream......My only two complaints for this is that the enclosure gets rather hot after extended usage or when transferring large batches of files at a time and that the enclosure itself is rather large compared to others, however, this drive still serves as my daily driver and does such a great job that I recommended it to my friend who has a Macbook Pro and they love it as well."

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    Only at Best Buy Keep files safe on this 1TB Western Digital hard drive. It's plug and play, so you can start saving data right away, and its USB 3.0 interface enables rapid file transfers of up to 5 Gbps. This Western Digital hard drive has a slim design to maximize portability.
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    "Good HD...Nice HD...Very easy, just connect the hard drive to my laptop and start to use it, no issue at all, I would recommend this product to anyone, especially for such a reasonable price...its too bad hard drive manufacturer's don't put a better DATA connection into hard drive, the connection on this drive is sensitive to movement and could result in data curuption or loss."

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    WD's automatic, continuous backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it's instantly backed up. Offering high capacity in a compact drive, My Passport is the ideal companion for anyone with lots of videos, photos, music, and files that they want to help protect and take on the road. Use WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
    $119.99
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    "Good HD...Nice HD...Very easy, just connect the hard drive to my laptop and start to use it, no issue at all, I would recommend this product to anyone, especially for such a reasonable price...its too bad hard drive manufacturer's don't put a better DATA connection into hard drive, the connection on this drive is sensitive to movement and could result in data curuption or loss."

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    WD's automatic, continuous backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Whenever you add or change a file, it's instantly backed up. Offering high capacity in a compact drive, My Passport is the ideal companion for anyone with lots of videos, photos, music, and files that they want to help protect and take on the road. Use WD Security to set password protection and hardware encryption and protect your files from unauthorized use or access.
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    "not bad...Good HD...Very easy, just connect the hard drive to my laptop and start to use it, no issue at all, I would recommend this product to anyone, especially for such a reasonable price...its too bad hard drive manufacturer's don't put a better DATA connection into hard drive, the connection on this drive is sensitive to movement and could result in data curuption or loss."

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    My Passport Ultra delivers USB 3.0 performance and high capacity in a sleek design. It features automatic backup capability for back up to the drive itself or to your account. Secure your files with password protection and hardware encryption. It's the ideal companion for anyone, who needs to take their digital content on the road.
    $119.99
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    "not bad...Good HD...Very easy, just connect the hard drive to my laptop and start to use it, no issue at all, I would recommend this product to anyone, especially for such a reasonable price...its too bad hard drive manufacturer's don't put a better DATA connection into hard drive, the connection on this drive is sensitive to movement and could result in data curuption or loss."

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    My Passport Ultra delivers USB 3.0 performance and high capacity in a sleek design. It features automatic backup capability for back up to the drive itself or to your account. Secure your files with password protection and hardware encryption. It's the ideal companion for anyone, who needs to take their digital content on the road.