Deal | 18 TB WD My Book USB 3.0 external hard drive gets massive 59% discount on Amazon
Available for almost a decade, the WD My Book lineup of external desktop hard drives received continuous increases in capacity, so now it tops at 22 TB for the single drive version and 44 TB for the dual drive approach, which comes with RAID capabilities and USB 3.1 connectivity (and has a list price of US$1,499.99, unfortunately). The 18 TB model with the number WDBBGB0180HBK-NESN is currently 59% off on Amazon, so it goes for a very tempting US$218.99 instead of US$539.99.
This drive features SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity for speeds up to 5 Gbps and is also compatible with the older USB 2.0 standard. It features 256-bit AES hardware encryption and includes free software solutions for backup and device management. It is also compatible with Time Machine on Apple hardware (in this case, reformatting is needed).
Those who want an identically priced solution with RAID capabilities can go for the My Book Duo with the model name WDBFBE0160JBK-NESN. With a 64% discount from a list price of US$599.99, this drive features two USB 3.1 ports instead of the single USB 3.0 present in the WDBBGB0180HBK-NESN. While it has a capacity of 16 TB, it is heavier and bulkier than its non-Duo siblings which come with a single hard drive inside.
The My Book family (including the My Book Duo) is very popular on Amazon, with 10,500 user reviews validated so far, over 1,000 answered questions, and a 4.4/5 general rating (73% perfect scores, 14% 4/5 ratings).
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