Add 8TB more space with the WD Easystore hard drive on sale for $150 today

Easystore 8tb
Easystore 8tb (Image credit: best Buy)

The WD Easystore 8TB external hard drive has dropped to $149.99 as part of Best Buy's deals of the day. This is a temporary price drop that won't be around tomorrow, so grab it while you can if you're looking for a large amount of space. This drive can often sell for as much as $210 and is still going for around $200 at other retailers like Amazon. This matches the best price we've seen this year, too, so it's a great value. You can get free shipping at Best Buy, although you could just order it for curbside pickup and go pick it up in the next hour or two if you want.

WD Easystore 8TB hard drive | $60 off

WD Easystore 8TB hard drive | $60 off

A large capacity drive that connects via USB 3.0 so it's easy to acccess and easy to use right out of the box. Store all your media or use it to backup your current system. Add a little peace of mind at a discount.

It's not a fancy SSD and it's not designed to be portable. It might come with an external case, but the easystore is at its best when it's sitting on your desk or next to your computer. Heck, after you buy it you might even want to shuck that external casing and put the actual drive inside your machine. For some hobbyists, that's exactly what they do with the easystore drives.

WD's USB 3.0 external hard drive features an 8TB 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 latter would require a reformat.

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 for some alternatives. That list has some smaller capacity portable options if 8TB is overkill for your needs and need to take your data on the go. It also features some SSDs for the speediest transfers.

The drive you get will be formatted for NTFS, and it's compatible with Windows 7 and up right out of the box. It can work with Mac but needs reformatting to do it.

Adam Oram

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.