Today you can grab the WD Elements 16TB external hard drive on sale for $259.99 through Newegg, and you get that discount by using the coupon code SSBRA832 during checkout. This is one of the best prices we've ever seen. It's over $40 better than Amazon's current price and $10 better than it has ever been there. The sale is part of Newegg's Shell Shocker deals, though, which means it is a temporary price drop that may sell out and will definitely expire by this time tomorrow.
Don't forget to use code SSBRA832 to save. This is a plug-and-play drive that doesn't take much to get rolling on Windows. Add a ton more space and backup all your current drives or use it for recording content or storing media.
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. That's not an issue on Windows, and you won't need to install any drivers or software either so you can get right to the data transferring if you want.
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.
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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.