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The Best External Hard Drives on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

And while we’ve written about lots of computer accessories — including the best laptop backpacks, the best laptop cases, and the best brush to clean your laptop — here we’ve rounded up the best external hard drives, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

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