Add to your storage with the WD My Book 4TB hard drive on sale for $83

WD My Book hard drive
WD My Book hard drive (Image credit: Amazon)

The WD My Book 4TB desktop external hard drive (opens in new tab) is down to $82.99 on Amazon. This is a really low price on the 4TB version of this drive. In fact, it hasn't dropped directly this low since October of last year. Plus, most recently the drive has been selling for around $110. This is a great deal both just as a pure price drop and when compared to its street price, so grab it while you can before the price jumps back up. It's actually less expensive than the 3TB version (opens in new tab) of the My Book, which is still going for its regular street price.

This deal is part of a larger sale on Amazon (opens in new tab) featuring low prices on both SanDisk and Western Digital gear. This is a temporary sale and the prices end when the day does.

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WD My Book 4TB desktop external hard drive (opens in new tab)

Uses USB 3.0 ports that are backwards compatible. Set up the hard drive with automatic backup and make it work with Time Machine. Includes password protection and hardware encryption. Comes with 3-year warranty from WD.

So this is a large enough drive that you're not going to want to take it with you anywhere. Just set it up on your desktop and connect it to your computer and use it as external storage you can access at any time. It has some good extra features for making the most out of all that space. For example, you can set it up to work with WD's backup software. It will automatically backup your computer, so you can use it to protect up to 4TB of your computer's data. It's also compatible with Time Machine for Mac, so you can back up that way as well.

The hard drive can protect all the data stored on it, too, with password protection and hardware encryption. It uses a USB 3.0 port for data transfers with fast speeds up to 5 Gbps, but it's also USB 2.0 compatible if you need to go backwards a generation.

WD has a reputation to keep when it comes to hard drives, so this one has been tested to withstand shocks and drops, and it's built to last for a long time. The whole thing is covered by a three-year warranty from WD as well.

John Levite
Deals Editor

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.