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Get Your Hands on a $43 1TB External Hard Drive from WD

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If you’re in need of an external hard drive, now's the time to get searching as we near the best Black Friday tech deals (opens in new tab).  The latest price we’ve spotted that shocked us is $42.99 for a 1TB WD Elements USB 3.0 drive – absolute peanuts compared to what they used to cost a couple years ago. Nowadays, 1TB external drives typically go for about $50 - $55.

The drive comes in a 2.5-inch form factor and measures 0.59 x 3.23 x 4.35 inches. It’s also quite light at 0.29 lbs. Performance over USB 3.0 should be more than adequate for your expectations of this kind of a drive.

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WD 1TB Elements External Hard Drive - Was $59.99 now $42.99 (opens in new tab)
This external hard drive comes in at a lower price than we've seen before and offers 1TB of storage in a sleek format.

According to PCPartPicker, this is the lowest price this HDD has sold for yet. With deals like these, we start to wonder what Black Friday can still bring us.

For more external storage recommendations, check out our Best External Hard Drives and SSDs (opens in new tab) picks. We'll also be keeping an eye on the top storage discounts available over the coming weeks on our Best Black Friday SSD and Storage Deals (opens in new tab) page. 

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • Mandark
    i use their 4TB external drive on my xbox to store all my games but the minimum space i need is 4TB, but 8 would be nicer. it's nice because with every game installed, the system can blow up and be replaced and all your games are ready to roll once you drop in the new console