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Experts Tell Us the Best External Hard Drive For Video Editing Mac

This article showcases our top picks for the Best External Hard Drive For Video Editing Mac. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).

We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

SanDisk 1TB Extreme PRO Portable SSD

This product was recommended by Michael Sieb from Type Studio

Although I’m developing an online video editor with my team that stores all the footage in the cloud, we use external hard drives when we shoot raw footage with high-resolution cameras. We have tried many different external hard drives in our lives. By far the best in terms of durability, speed and compatibility is the San Disk Extreme Pro Portable SSD. It is not only super small and handy, but also very robust and drop resistant.


Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC

This product was recommended by Taahid Prakash from ProTech Wearables

This 2TB drive has NFC security and is very rugged…..water & dust resistant.


Samsung Portable SSD T5

This product was recommended by Javen Yap from Good Noise

Samsung T5 is nothing like any other external hard drives that I’ve used in the past, despite how portable it is to be easily carried, the speedy write read speed of this SSD hard drive is also a huge selling point to me. Although it’s a little bit more pricey than its competitor in the market, but it’s definitely worth the money if you are a video creator like me often traveling around and looking for a reliable handy external drive, you can’t go wrong with this brilliant product. There are 500MB, 1 TB and 2 TB to choose depending on your need.


Western Digital My Passport 4TB

This product was recommended by Shabbir Noor from MakerShop

Western Digital My Passport 4TB external hard drive and can definitely see why it is one of the best. It has 4TB storage space, cloud storage, 256 AES encryption and of course comes with WD backup software.It has good transfer speeds and there is also a SSD Ultra version available in the My Passport range.


Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt

This product was recommended by Taahid Prakash from ProTech Wearables

An affordable drive with a Thunderbolt interface, a high-performance USB-3 port and time machine capability.


G-Technology G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3

This product was recommended by Taahid Prakash from ProTech Wearables

The fastest & largest external drive with up to 24TB storage, removable Thunderbolt 3 and it can be configured to provide 2 identical copies of your data.


Seagate Ultra Touch SSD

This product was recommended by Travis Blanchard from Splash Bytes

This external hard drive is perfect for video editing on Mac as it is both stylish and convenient. It delivers high speed streaming for stored videos and features a palm sized lightweight design. It also has a one year complimentary subscription to Mylio Create and a six month subsciption to Adobe CC Photography.


ADATA SD700 3D NAND 512GB SSD

This product was recommended by Shabbir Noor from MakerShop

Adata SD700 External SSD which is a good, inexpensive drive that is IP68 rated…so dust, dirt and sand resistant…and water-resistant for up to 30 minutes. It performs really well and I have the biggest capacity drive which is 1TB.


WD 5TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive HDD

This product was recommended by Arigbabu Abayomi from MyBusinessPlanWriter

WD 5TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive offers reliable, high-capacity storage, fast data transfer rates, and universal connectivity with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices to back up your photos, videos, and files on the go.


Maxone 1TB Ultra Slim Portable External Hard Drive HDD

This product was recommended by Arigbabu Abayomi from MyBusinessPlanWriter

Maxone 1TB Ultra Slim Portable External Hard Drive is much faster than USB 2.0, allowing for speedy transfer when organizing your files. This portable hard drive by default is formatted as exFAT, which works well with Windows and Mac. Some of the old devices may need to reformat.


Toshiba Canvio Flex 4TB Portable External Hard Drive

This product was recommended by Arigbabu Abayomi from MyBusinessPlanWriter

Toshiba Canvio Flex 4TB Portable External Hard Drive. Designed to work interchangeably with most major USB device platforms and operating systems(2), the Canvio Flex makes transferring your files easier than ever, with up to 4TB(1) of storage capacity to safely store your data.


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