Get the Seagate Backup Plus Hub USB 3.0 desktop hard drive (opens in new tab) for $136.99 at Staples when you use code 13130 during checkout. The hard drive has dropped to around $152 at most retailers like Best Buy, but Staples adds some extra incentive with the coupon code. This deal is one of the lowest we've ever seen on the 8TB version of this drive. The 6TB version is going for $142 at Best Buy and other places, so you're getting two extra terabytes and paying even less.
Seagate Backup Plus Hub USB 3.0 desktop hard drive (opens in new tab)
Includes two USB 3.0 ports on the front for connecting peripherals or transferring files from thumb drives and cameras and such. Install the provided NTFS Mac driver and switch seamlessly between two operating systems. Comes with 2-year warranty.
More than just a hard drive, the hub includes two USB 3.0 ports on the front. You can use these ports to transfer data like from a USB camera or thumb drive, but you can also look at them as charging ports for your mobile devices. Since this drive is large and will likely sit right on your desktop, it gives you some ports that are in a very convenient location for charging.
With 8TB of space, you should probably just start downloading more music and videos now so you can fill it up when it arrives. You'll be using this space for a long time. If you have a lot of storage on your computer already, you could use this as a backup for all that data. Just copy your computer over once or twice a month, and that way you'll be prepared for any emergency with the main system. It comes with Seagate backup software for just that purpose.
If you install the provided NTFS driver, you will be able to use the Backup Plus on both Windows and Mac computers. You can even seamlessly switch between them so you can move files to where you want them.
Seagate covers this drive with a two-year warranty.
While not recommended because it voids the warranty, you can also shuck this drive, pull the internal drive out of the enclosure, and use it as an internal drive. This is a popular way to get a lot of space for PC builders at an inexpensive price.
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.
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