10 Best Hard Drives
for December 2021

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WD 1TB My Passport Ultra Silver Portable External Hard Drive, USB-C - WDBC3C0010BSL-WESN

Western Digital WD 1TB My Passport Ultra Silver Portable External Hard Drive, USB-C

WDBC3C0010BSL-WESN

by Western Digital
What We like

Innovative style with refined metal cover

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Product Features

  • Password protection with 256-bit AES hardware encryption
  • USB-C ready, USB 3.0 compatible
  • Formatted for Windows 10

Usb-c ready, usb 3.0 compatible Password protection with 256-bit aes hardware encryption Formatted for windows 10

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9.6
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Seagate (STGD2000100) Game Drive For PS4 Systems 2TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD – USB 3.0, Officially Licensed Product

Seagate (STGD2000100) Game Drive For PS4 Systems 2TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD – USB 3.0

Officially Licensed Product

by SEAGATE
What We like

This game drive features the classic black and blue design of PS4; Its the perfect accessory for any gaming setup and its compact; Travel ready form factor means the adventure can go anywhere

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Product Features

  • Dive into the action with a quick step by step setup and plug and play USB 3.0 connectivity; No power cable needed
  • Do not delete games from PS4 consoles just to make room for new ones; Store 50 plus games with 2TB of portable hard drive storage
  • Official Licensed PS4 product for seamless operation and compatibility; Operates under PS4 hard drive firmware

Official licensed ps4 product for seamless operation and compatibility; operates under ps4 hard drive firmware Dive into the action with a quick step by step setup and plug and play usb 3.0 connectivity; no power cable needed Do not delete games from ps4 consoles just to make room for new ones; store 50 plus games with 2tb of portable hard drive storage

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Seagate Portable 2TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD – USB 3.0 for PC, Mac, PS4, & Xbox - 1-year Rescue Service (STGX2000400)

Seagate Portable 2TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD – USB 3.0 for PC, Mac, PS4, & Xbox

1-year Rescue Service (STGX2000400)

by SEAGATE
What We like

This USB drive provides plug and play simplicity with the included 18 inch USB 3.0 cable

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Product Features

  • Designed to work with Windows or Mac computers, this external hard drive makes backup a snap just drag and drop
  • To get set up, connect the portable hard drive to a computer for automatic recognition no software required
  • Easily store and access 2TB to content on the go with the Seagate Portable Drive, a USB external hard drive

Easily store and access 2tb to content on the go with the SEAGATE portable drive, a usb external hard drive To get set up, connect the portable hard drive to a computer for automatic recognition no software required Designed to work with windows or mac computers, this external hard drive makes backup a snap just drag and drop

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WD 2TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive, Black - WDBYVG0020BBK-WESN

Western Digital WD 2TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive, Black

WDBYVG0020BBK-WESN

by WD
What We like

Automatic backup - Easy to use

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Product Features

  • Password protection + 256-bit AES hardware encryption
  • Western Digital Discovery software for Western Digital backup, password protection and drive management
  • Superspeed USB port; USB 2.0 compatible

Superspeed usb port; usb 2.0 compatible Western digital discovery software for western digital backup, password protection and drive management Password protection + 256-bit aes hardware encryption

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Silicon Power 1TB Rugged Portable External Hard Drive Armor A30, Shockproof USB 3.0 for PC, Mac, Xbox and PS4, Black

SP Silicon Power Silicon Power 1TB Rugged Portable External Hard Drive Armor A30

Shockproof USB 3.0 for PC, Mac, Xbox and PS4, Black

by Silicon Power
What We like

Cable storage design for simple cable carrying.

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Product Features

  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, backward compatible with USB 2.0
  • [For Windows User] The A30 is pre-formatted as NTFS, so you could use it directly on Windows. [For Mac Users] Reformatting will be required for Mac operating systems
  • Military-grade shockproof.

[for windows user] the a30 is pre-formatted as ntfs, so you could use it directly on windows. [for mac users] reformatting will be required for mac operating systems Military-grade shockproof. Superspeed usb 3.0 interface, backward compatible with usb 2.0

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Seagate BarraCuda 2TB Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch – Frustration Free Packaging (ST2000DM008)

Seagate BarraCuda 2TB Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch – Frustration Free Packaging (ST2000DM008)

by Seagate Bare Drives
What We like

Confidently rely on internal hard drive technology backed by 20 years of innovation

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Product Features

  • The go to SATA hard drive solution for nearly every PC applicationfrom music to video to photo editing to PC gaming
  • Store more, compute faster, and do it confidently with the proven reliability of BarraCuda internal hard drives
  • Build a powerhouse gaming computer or desktop setup with a variety of capacities and form factors

The go to sata hard drive solution for nearly every pc applicationfrom music to video to photo editing to pc gaming Build a powerhouse gaming computer or desktop setup with a variety of capacities and form factors Store more, compute faster, and do it confidently with the proven reliability of barracuda internal hard drives

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External Hard Drive 2TB, Portable Hard Drive External for PC, Laptop and Mac (2tb, Gold)

Genericca External Hard Drive 2TB

Portable Hard Drive External for PC, Laptop and Mac (2tb, Gold)

by Genericca
What We like

Sturdy and Durable--Ultra slim portable hard drive external protected by sturdy and durable case, which is lightweight and handy, comfortably fits your palm or slip into pocket.

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Product Features

  • Fast Data Transfer--External hard drive, super fast transfer speed with upgrade USB 2.0, which reading is 5 times as fast as usual hard drives, ensuring you speedy and stable use!
  • What You Get-- 1 x Portable Hard Drive,1 x USB Cable
  • System Compatibility--Microsoft Windows 10/ Windows 8.1/ Windows 8/ Windows 7/ Apple MAC/Android and more!
  • Plug and Play--This hard drive external is ready to go without software to install, just plug it in and go.

What you get-- 1 x portable hard drive,1 x usb cable Plug and play--this hard drive external is ready to go without software to install, just plug it in and go. System compatibility--microsoft windows 10/ windows 8.1/ windows 8/ windows 7/ apple mac/android and more! Fast data transfer--external hard drive, super fast transfer speed with upgrade usb 2.0, which reading is 5 times as fast as usual hard drives, ensuring you speedy and stable use!

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Maxone 500GB Ultra Slim Portable External Hard Drive HDD USB 3.0 for PC, Mac, Laptop, PS4, Xbox one - Charcoal Grey

Maxone 500GB Ultra Slim Portable External Hard Drive HDD USB 3.0 for PC, Mac, Laptop, PS4, Xbox one

Charcoal Grey

by Mexone
What We like

Ultra Slim and Sturdy Metal Design: Merely 0.4 inch thick. All-Aluminum anti-scratch model delivers remarkable strength and durability, keeping this portable hard drive running cool and quiet

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Product Features

  • Improve PC Performance: Powered by USB 3.0 technology, this USB hard drive is much faster than - but still compatible with - USB 2.0 backup drive, allowing for super fast transfer speed at up to 5 Gbit/s
  • Plug and Play: This external drive is ready to use without external power supply or software installation needed. Ideal extra storage for your computer and game console
  • A Reliable Game Drive: This PS4 external hard drive features fast and stable performance for PS4, PS4 Pro, and Xbox One, does not refuse or delete a game. Compatible with Microsoft Windows and Mac OS(10.6.5 and above) in the meantime

a reliable game drive: this ps4 external hard drive features fast and stable performance for ps4, ps4 pro, and xbox one, does not refuse or delete a game. compatible with microsoft windows and mac os(10.6.5 and above) in the meantime plug and play: this external drive is ready to use without external power supply or software installation needed. ideal extra storage for your computer and game console improve pc performance: powered by usb 3.0 technology, this usb hard drive is much faster than - but still compatible with - usb 2.0 backup drive, allowing for super fast transfer speed at up to 5 gbit/s

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Western Digital 1TB WD Blue PC Hard Drive - 7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, , 64 MB Cache, 3.5

Western Digital 1TB WD Blue PC Hard Drive

7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, , 64 MB Cache, 3.5", WD10EZEX

by Western Digital
What We like

Massive capacities up to 6 TB available

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Product Features

  • Reliable everyday computing
  • Free Acronis True Image WD Edition cloning software
  • WD quality and reliability

Reliable everyday computing Free acronis true image wd edition cloning software Wd quality and reliability

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Hard Drive Enclosure RSHTECH USB 3.0 to SATA Aluminum External Hard Drive Dock Case for 3.5 inch HDD SSD up to 12TB Drives [Support UASP]

Hard Drive Enclosure RSHTECH USB 3.0 to SATA Aluminum External Hard Drive Dock Case for 3.5 inch HDD SSD up to 12TB Drives [Support UASP]

by RSHTECH
What We like

Automatic Sleep Function: Entering sleep mode after 10 minutes of data access inactivity. Electronic power button, long press 3 seconds to turn it off, effective protection of your hard drive disk. Two LED indicator show power status ( Red ) and hard drive activity status (Blue )

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Product Features

  • Broad Compatibility : Support 3.5 inch SATA I/II/III /HDD SSD up to 12 TB hard drives. Compatible with Windows 2000/XP/ VISTA/ Windows 7/ 8 /10/ Linux/ Mac 9.0 or above, PS4 , PS4 Pro, Xbox 360 and Xbox one.
  • 6Gbps Data Transfer Rates : High-Speed USB 3.0 data transfer cable support for SATA I/II/III SSD and HDD, UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) support. If there is no USB 3.0 port in the front of the desktop computer, it is recommended to connect the 3.5" hard drive enclosure to the rear USB 3.0 port to achieve the best transmission speed.
  • Better Cooling 3.5 enclosure: Aluminum case with vents in the bottom, you can dock the HDD enclosure in the ABS bracket vertically to get better cooling performance.

6gbps data transfer rates : high-speed usb 3.0 data transfer cable support for sata i/ii/iii ssd and hdd, uasp (usb attached scsi protocol) support. if there is no usb 3.0 port in the front of the desktop computer, it is recommended to connect the 3.5" hard drive enclosure to the rear usb 3.0 port to achieve the best transmission speed. Better cooling 3.5 enclosure: aluminum case with vents in the bottom, you can dock the hdd enclosure in the abs bracket vertically to get better cooling performance. Broad compatibility : support 3.5 inch sata i/ii/iii /hdd ssd up to 12 tb hard drives. compatible with windows 2000/xp/ vista/ windows 7/ 8 /10/ linux/ mac 9.0 or above, ps4 , ps4 pro, xbox 360 and xbox one.

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