WD's Huge 5TB Easystore Portable Hard Drive is now under $100

WD Easystore 5TB
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As 4K video becomes a norm and games with over an eye-watering 100GB in capacity are just the standard now, more storage is becoming a necessity that can run you back hundreds of dollars. But, what if I told you that you could store 5TB for under $100?

That's what WD's latest external HDD deal is offering. Right now over on Best Buy, you can snag the 5TB Easystore portable HDD for just $99.99, which is $80 off its usual listing price.

WD Easystore 5TB Portable HDD: was $179.99, now $99.99 @ Best Buy

WD Easystore 5TB Portable HDD: was $179.99, now $99.99 @ Best Buy
A massive amount of portable storage for under a hundred bucks, WD's Easystore offers decently fast data transfer via the USB 3.0 interface and 5400RPM drive speed, alongside compatibility across both PC and Mac (and games consoles too).

With a USB 3.0 interface and a 5400RPM drive, it's not as fast as the best SSDs, and of course, one of the key problems with a portable HDD is the reliability of carrying around something mechanical.

But luckily, the drive comes with a two-year warranty to cover the essentials, plus it also has WD's excellent drive utilities suite. 5TB is also far more capacity than you'll find on a similarly priced SSD, so don't let the speed or moving parts take away from how good of a deal this is.

It may not be the best external drive available right now — for that, you'll have to pay more and splash out on an SSD for its speed and longevity. But if you want a ton of storage on-the-go for cheap, nothing quite matches the bang for your buck of this offer.

Jason England

Jason is a deals writer at Tom's Hardware — bringing a decade of tech and gaming journalism to the role. He specializes in making sure you never pay more than you should for PC components and tech! He has previously written for other publications like Kotaku, Stuff and BBC Science Focus and in his spare time, you'll find him looking for good dogs to pet or eating pizza in his home town of Nottingham, UK.

  • velocityg4
    Pretty good price. Can't wait until 14TB drives are under $150. I'd like to get all my internal and external drives concentrated to one internal and one backup on my media server.
  • mdd1963
    Darn good price...! (Makes me wish I needed one!)