These are the only external hard drives you should consider.

Aug 20, 2018

Why? We combine recommendations from sources you trust like Wirecutter and The Spruce, and combine them with Amazon reviews to make your buying decision a no brainer.

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$285.99

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How do we know these are the best external hard drives?

Here are the top 10 in order of most recommended:

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here are the top 10 in order of most recommended:

Best External Hard Drives - Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 1TB - USB 3.1 External SSD (MU-PA1T0B/AM)

$285.99

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WD 1TB Black My Passport  Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBYNN0010BBK-WESN

$50.15

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WD 3TB  My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBBGB0030HBK-NESN

$83.99

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Seagate Backup Plus 3TB External Desktop Hard Drive Storage + 2mo Adobe CC Photography (STFM3000100)

$99.99

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CalDigit Tuff USB-C 2TB HDD Portable Rugged Tough USB 3.1 Type-C, Macbook, 2016 Macbook Pro, Thunderbolt 3 Compatible (Black)

$179.99

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