Add 12TB of storage to your workstation with $100 off the WD Easystore external hard drive

Western Digital's Easystore 12TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (opens in new tab) is on sale for $179.99 at Best Buy. It retails at $280 and we've never shared a deal this good before on it. At this price, you're actually getting the 12TB model for the same price as the 10TB version (opens in new tab) and only $40 more than the 8TB variant (opens in new tab) which isn't a huge price to pay for all that extra space. Shipping is free.

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WD Easystore 12TB external desktop hard drive (opens in new tab)

Easystore is Best Buy's proprietary hard drive series from WD. Each has a USB 3.0 interface for easy plug-and-play usage and uses WD's Backup software to work quietly in the background to keep your files safe. You can use it on Mac or Windows PCs.

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WD easystore 14TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive

WD easystore 14TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive

$219.99 $300.00 Save $80

You're actually going to look for ways to fill up this drive. Uses USB 3.0 interface for speedy data transfer and it's backwards compatible with 2.0. Works on PC and Mac but needs reformat for the latter. Comes with 2-year warranty.

WD My Passport 1TB USB-C portable solid state drive

WD My Passport 1TB USB-C portable solid state drive (opens in new tab)

$139.99 $150.00 Save $10

Has a transfer rate of up to 1,050 MB/s thanks to USB-C and USB 3.2 Gen 2 tech. Includes 256-bit AES hardware encryption for data protection. Drop resistant up to 6.5 feet. Has good backup software for protecting your data. Works with Mac and PC.

WD Easystore 16GB external desktop hard drive

WD Easystore 16GB external desktop hard drive

$259.99 $350.00 Save $90

How much data can you store? This drive has the space for it! Uses USB 3.0 interface for speedy data transfer and it's backwards compatible with 2.0. Works on PC and Mac but needs reformat for the latter. Comes with 2-year warranty.

WD My Passport 500GB external USB-C portable solid state drive

WD My Passport 500GB external USB-C portable solid state drive (opens in new tab)

$79.99 $120.00 Save $40

Includes blazing-fast NVMe tech for read/write speeds up to 1,050 MB/s and 1,000 MB/s respectively. Has 256-bit AES hardware encryption to keep your data safe. Resists shocks and drops so it can endure some punishment. Has a 5-year warranty.

WD Easystore 2TB USB 3.0 external portable hard drive

WD Easystore 2TB USB 3.0 external portable hard drive

$59.99 $100.00 Save $40

Connects via USB 3.0 for an easy-to-use interface that has data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Set up automatic backup options or manage your drive with WD's free software. Works with PC and Mac.

WD's USB 3.0 external hard drive features a 12TB storage capacity with data transfer rates up to 5Gbps. It's backward compatible with USB 2.0 and offers automatic backup options to make it easy to ensure you never lose your data. It can be used with both Windows and Mac computers, though the altter would require a reformat.

This Best Buy-exclusive product received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars (opens in new tab) based on almost 400 customer reviews. At $180, it is down to the lowest we've seen it go and beats out comparable products like the WD 12TB Elements hard drive (opens in new tab) at Amazon.

There are tons of other options on the market for external storage, so if the Easystore isn't quite right for you then be sure to take a look at our list of the best external hard drives in 2020 for some alternatives.

Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.