Hot: 8TB WD External Hard Drive for $159 at Best Buy via eBay

This hot deal from Best Buy (via eBay) is back! They have the WD easystore 8TB External USB 3.0 for only $159.99. This is a fantastic price for a 8 TB harddrive.

This deal is especially popular because WD are using either “Red” or “White” 8 TB Western Digital hard drives inside these external drive enclosures. Instructions are available on how to extract the drive from the enclosure. This is a fantastic deal as the Western Digital “Red” hard drives (suitable for NAS) typically go for about $259, making this about a $100 savings over buying the drive itself. “White” drives have similar performance characteristics to the “Red” drives and are also a great deal.

There is a great guide on reddit for identifying exactly what type of drive is in these and the various implications of it. While the vast majority of drives are WD Red, you may also get a ‘white-label’ drive with what appears to be the same performance characteristics.

One comment on “Hot: 8TB WD External Hard Drive for $159 at Best Buy via eBay

  1. Gerry
    March 14, 2018 at 3:04 am

    Thanks for the link to the guide. I haven’t cracked them open yet, but I’m pretty sure I have four “true” Reds now. Time to set up my first NAS.

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