The WD Elements 12TB USB 3.0 external hard drive (opens in new tab) is down to $189.99 at Newegg today with coupon code EMCDKGK39. This is one of Newegg's limited-time deals and it's slated to end on Sunday. It's a very low price for the 12TB version of the drive, beating offers at other retailers including B&H (opens in new tab). The high-capacity drive normally sells for $220 or more, and you can find similar models like the WD Easystore 12TB drive going for as much as $250 at places like Best Buy.
WD Elements 12TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive (opens in new tab)
Includes fast data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps thanks to USB 3.0 connectivity. Its huge capacity means you can use this to store tons of data, including movies and music, or use it as a backup for your system. Plug-and-play compatible with Windows.
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$189.99 $309.99 Save $120
Store up to 14TB of your important documents and files with this Western Digital external hard drive at $120 off its original cost. This early Black Friday deal may not last long, so shop soon!
Western Digital Black 4TB 7200RPM internal hard drive (opens in new tab)
$149.99 $180.00 Save $30
The 4TB capacity is plenty of space for video games, photos, videos, and more. Uses 2X DRAM cache up to 256MB that helps it read faster. Works with PC out of the box and requires reformatting to work with Mac. Comes with 5-year warranty.
WD 5TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive (opens in new tab)
$99.99 $113.01 Save $13
The My Passport drive is perfect for backups. It can also keep your data safe with 256-bit AES hardware and password encryption. WD's software helps you accomplish all this. It uses a Superspeed USB 3.0 port that's backwards compatible.
WD Blue 500GB SATA SSD (opens in new tab)
$61.29 $99.99 Save $39
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The desktop drive is plug-and-play so is super simple to use. It is compatible with Windows right out of the box, but if you want it to work with Mac you'll have to reformat it. Remember that reformatting erases the data, so be sure to do this before you actually start using the drive.
The connection is USB 3.0. That explains its wide compatibility, and it also allows for super fast data transfers up to 5 Gbps. With all that space, you'll want some fast speeds so you can transfer everything as quick as possible.
Use this hard drive as a backup. It should be large enough for your entire system. Since it's not internal, it can serve as a secondary place to keep all your data safe. Or you can just use it as a central location for all of your media. Keep all your photos and movies in one place.
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.
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