Big External Storage At Ridiculous Prices: 16TB For $170

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Either Amazon is clearing its stock, or Western Digital has lost its mind. In any case, it's good news for us since we can acquire some decent storage space at ridiculous prices. Some of the Western Digital external hard drives listed here are currently out of stock, and you can imagine why. However, you can still order them and Amazon will respect the pricing and ship it out to you when the product is available.

The Western Digital My Passport 4TB is the largest portable external hard drive from the My Passport product line. The drive measures 110 x 81.5 x 21.5mm, so it's easy to take around with you. The device connects to your computer through a standard USB 3.0 port and doesn't rely on any external power to function. Western Digital backs the My Passport 4TB with a limited three-year warranty.

ProductPart NumberCapacityPrice (at time of writing)
Price Per GB
Western Digital My Passport 4TBWDBYFT0040BBK-WESN
4TB$54.99$0.01
Western Digital MyBook 8TB
WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN
8TB
$104.99$0.01
Western Digital My Book Duo 16TB
WDBFBE0160JBK-NESN
16TB$169.99$0.01

On the other hand, the Western Digital MyBook 8TB is an external hard drive that comes in at 170.6 x 139.3 x 49mm. As expected, the Western Digital MyBook 8TB communicates with your computer via a USB 3.0 port. However, due to the size of the internal hard drive, this models requires power from a wall outlet. Like Western Digital's other offerings, the Western Digital MyBook 8TB comes with a limited three-year warranty.

The Western Digital My Book Duo 16TB is the granddaddy of them all. It's the biggest drive on sale and also in dimensions. The My Book Duo 16TB measures 180 x 160 x 100mm, so it isn't something that you would take with you on the go. The drive features two Western Digital Red hard drives in a RAID 0 array. This model utilizes the newer USB 3.1 Gen 1 standard for data transfers. Nevertheless, it's still backward compatible with normal USB 3.0 ports. The My Book Duo 16TB is also backed with a limited three-year warranty.

For more external hard drives, as well as portable SSD recommendations, check out our Best External Hard Drives and SSDs page.