Screen Shot 2022-05-18 at 4 Need storage space? Here are our top-recommended external hard drives. Photo: Siyuan Hu/Unsplash (CC0)

While external SSDs are significantly faster and less prone to failing in the long run, HDDs hold the perfect spot in the middle -- that of a long-lasting storage space that provides plenty of options and is not as expensive.

Getting an external HDD is more affordable now, so why not get one that will provide tons of storage space which you can use for years to come? If 10TB (or higher) sounds good to you, then here are some of the best external hard drives of 2022.

Best 10TB or Higher External Hard Drives of 2022

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One of the best brands for external hard drives, the WD My Book External Hard Drive is rugged, well-built and is an overall great choice. It has grills on each side to keep it cool, while the hard plastic exterior guarantees that it can stand the test of time.

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For something more budget-friendly, the Seagate Expansion Desktop 12TB External Hard Drive. Combining high capacity with an affordable price, this external drive provides outstanding transfer speeds at around 160 MB/s average with a 5400 RPM. It’s very straightforward and works best for anyone who prefers something simple.

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If you want topnotch performance at the mid-price category, you can’t go wrong with the LaCie d2 Professional 10TB external hard drive. It’s portable, uses an aluminum enclosure and transfer speeds of up to 240 MB/s and 7200 RPM. It supports USB 3.0, thanks to its fast Thunderbolt 3 interface and has a 5-year warranty and recovery software.

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One of the most portable 10TB external hard drives, the MiniPRO Dura RAID comes at a mere 7.00 X 5.7 X 1.4 inches. Despite its small size, it still provides desktop-like quality, giving you speeds of up to 250 MB/s. It also comes with a shockproof sleeve, giving you ample protection should you ever need to carry it around.

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Another budget-priced pick, the Fantom Drive GForce 3 is a good mid-priced external hard drive. While it’s not as compact as the MiniPRO, it still is much more portable than the usual 10TB HDDs. It’s also sturdy and possesses a grill design for cooling. While not as powerful as other drives, it’s still a great option.

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If you’re looking for an external hard drive that is perfect for personal use, the G-Technology G-Drive is a great choice. Not only is it portable, it’s also rugged, well-built and supports USB-C. It also has excellent speeds at 170 MB/s.

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As Western Digital’s take on an affordable external HDD, the WD 10TB Elements is simple, straightforward and fast, which are everything you need in a device like this. It also has an efficient cooling system, although the lack of encryption and backup software might turn off some peoplem it’s still a great pick.

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The OWC Gemini Dock and Dual-Drive RAID solution has 16TB of storage space for all your needs. It has four drive configuration options and an 8-year limited warranty. This external hard drive is perfect for storage-hungry users like content creators and graphic artists.