The WD Elements 12TB USB 3.0 external hard drive is down to $189.99 at Newegg today with coupon code 93XQB76. This is one of Newegg’s limited-time deals and it’s slated to end tonight. It’s a very low price for the 12TB version of the drive, beating offers at other retailers including Amazon and B&H, and matches the lowest we’ve tracked for it. The high-capacity drive normally sells for $220 or more, and today’s deal is better than Best Buy’s one-day sale on the similar WD Easystore 12TB drive. Newegg offers free shipping with this purchase.
$219.99 $30 off
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 quickly 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.
If this WD desktop drive isn’t quite right for you, be sure to check out our list of the best external drives for our top picks across a bunch of different categories.
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