If you're looking to upgrade your network storage solution this Black Friday, you are most definitely in luck. Right now, Best Buy has an insane deal on an 18TB (yes, terabyte) external drive from Western Digital, roughly halving the price from $404 to just $199, while stocks last. That's 18GB of storage per dollar. $200 for 18 whole terabytes of storage is a deal too good to pass up!
✅Perfect for: Computer and phone backups, storing photos and videos, movies, music, TV shows, and games.
❌Avoid if: You need fast SSD storage, this enclosure ships with a spinning HDD, mostly good for backing up things.
There's more good news! This deal comes from Best Buy, one of the more trusted retailers with excellent customer support and an easy return process. You may even be able to get the drive in your hands faster with in-store pickup, which can take as little as two hours in some areas across the United States.
A My Best Buy membership can net other benefits like faster (free) shipping, longer 60-day return windows, exclusive deals, and more! For more information, you can check out our in-depth guide on My Best Buy memberships.
More great Black Friday deals
- Walmart: Early Black Friday deals on practically everything
- Dell: Top deals on laptops, gaming PCs, accessories, and more
- Alienware: Up to $800 off gaming laptops and desktops
- Best Buy: Big savings on video games, accessories, and more
- HP: Up to 84% of select HP Windows PCs and accessories
- Lenovo: Up to 50% of gaming towers, laptops, and accessories
- Newegg: Save on PC gaming accessories, components, and more
- Razer: Up to 43% off laptops and accessories with free gifts
- More individual deals:
- Xbox Series X + Diablo IV + free $75 Target gift card for $634.99 $449.99 at Target
- Samsung T9 4TB Portable SSD for $439.99 $249.99 at Best Buy
- Xbox Stereo Headset — 20th Anniversary for $69.99 $46.86 at Walmart
- Xbox Series X + Diablo IV + Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III for $639.99 $489.99 at Walmart
- TP-Link Deco X55 Wi-Fi mesh 3-pack for $229.99 $179.99 at Amazon
- Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma for $149.99 $89.99 at Best Buy
- Xbox Series X + $50 Best Buy gift card for $549.99 $399.99 at Best Buy for Plus/Total members
- HyperX Cloud III Wireless for $169.99 $129.99 at Best Buy
- Xbox Series S + 3-months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $299.99 $249 at Walmart
- Lenovo LOQ Tower (17IRB8) + 3-months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate from $1,029.99 $674.99 at Lenovo
It's just so much storage
I don't even know what I'd fill 18TB worth of data with, but I know there are people out there who will fill it in a flash. 18 TB is 18,000 GB, or 1.8e+7 MB for those keeping track at home. It's just so much space, and it's best served as storage for backing up the data that's most important to you.
The WD easystore is an external USB drive, meaning it can be connected any device via a USB cable. On a Windows and Mac device, you can set it up as a backup location for data on your computer, and Windows/Mac will automatically back up to the NAS at whatever interval you've told it to.
This also works with smartphones, with the ability to backup your photos and videos to the drive for safe keeping. This is good practise, as you shouldn't rely entirely on third-party backup solutions like iCloud, OneDrive, or Google Photos to safely store your pictures. What happens if your account gets hacked? With a local drive, you can sleep peacefully knowing that no matter what, you'll always have those photos and videos on your own storage server.
The drive itself is an inoffensive looking drive that sits neatly on your desk. While not an easy process, you can even upgrade the drive on the inside to something else in the future if necessary, which is great. This is pretty much the best deal on storage we've found so far this Black Friday. 18TB of HDD storage in a neat enclosed drive. For $200. What more could you want?
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First of all, that thing is not a NAS by any definition. NAS stands for "Network Attached Storage". This thing is an external hard drive. It does not have any network ports on it. It uses USB, which makes it very slow compared to an actual NAS. The only way to make it available on a network is to share from a computer or have a router with USB ports specifically for sharing external HDD's.Reply
The product listing doesn't call it a NAS, Western Digital doesn't call it that, the writer of the article made that up on their own.