Anyone who uses a PC should have an external drive. Itâ€™s both a useful means of data backup and storage, and a way to transport files from your desktop or laptop to another device. Xbox One XÂ users, as well, would be wise to invest in an external drive as a way of augmenting the consoleâ€™s measly 1TB hard drive (the external drive needs to be USB 3.0-compatible and will be formatted when you insert the drive).Â
Two things are for sure: No one ever said they wanted less storage space, and no one ever said they wanted a slower drive. Our latest top picks for best external performance drive (SanDiskâ€™s Extreme Pro Portable and Samsungâ€™s T7) are blazing-fast, great news if youâ€™re moving around large amounts of data. If backup or connectivity are your priorities, weâ€™ll also walk you through our other top picks, and everything you need to know to buy the best external drive for your needs.