If you're in the market for a capacious external hard drive to ease the load off your blazing fast SSD for archiving files, Amazon has a deal running today that might just be right up your alley. The online retailer is discounting the Western Digital 8TB Elements external HDD by a whopping $65 (36 percent off), taking it down to a low $114.99. A quick price check shows that this is the lowest price that we've ever seen for the 8TB external hard drive.
The 8TB Essentials HDD is a no-frills storage device with a USB 3.0 interface (USB 2.0 compatible) and is plug-and-play compatible with both Windows and macOS (although you’ll probably want to reformat it from the default NTFS). In the box, you'll find the external HDD, a USB cable, and an AC adapter -- basically everything you need to get up and running.
If you're running a late model MacBook, however, you'll probably need to purchase a USB-C adapter or dedicated USB-A to USB-C cable. We should also mention that the drive also comes with a 2-year limited warranty from Western Digital
If there's one downside to this deal, it's that the drive is currently out of stock on Amazon (although you can still order it at the $114.99 price). According to Amazon, it will ship within 1-4 weeks, but given the company's quick turnaround, it's likely that you'll be on the shorter end of that time scale. Once it does come back in stock, you'll be eligible for fast Prime shipping and free returns (just in case you need to send it back).
You can click the following link to grab the Western Digital 8TB Elements Hard Drive from Amazon.