Gadgets | August 19, 2020 12:22 pm

Deal: Portable Hard Drives Are a 2020 Necessity. This Is the One You Want.

A 5TB model from Western Digital is down to just $100 on Amazon

Western Digital
This Western Digital hard drive is currently $50 off

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Not everything can or should live in the cloud.

A portable hard drive means you have a secure, tangible storage solution that you can migrate between work, home and school (yes, probably all the same thing right now, but you may have multiple machines). Plus, if you’re using an older machine or a cheap Chromebook, you might just need extra storage in general.

So take advantage of Amazon’s latest sale on Western Digital’s 5TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive, now 33% off and under $100, a near record low (note: the 1 and 2TB models also have smaller discounts available).

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Featuring password protection and 256-bit AES hardware encryption, your files will stay safe as your transport this palm-sized drive to and fro. The included software also lets you schedule automatic back-ups and connect to social media and other cloud-based systems.

While it’s built for a PC, you can format it for other devices (like a Mac or PS4), although do read up on this before you try it.

Boasting a solid 4.6/5 customer rating on Amazon, the WD My Passport is currently $100.