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Backup your computer with the 10TB WD My Book hard drive on sale for $160

My Book 10tb
My Book 10tb (Image credit: Amazon)

Newegg has the WD My Book 10TB external hard drive (opens in new tab) down to $159.99 with the code EMCDEFN35. This deal matches another one we saw a little over a month ago. The price for the hard drive has sold for around $200 since then, and most retailers like Best Buy are still selling it for around that price.

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Large enough capacity to probably hold all of your data. Has auto backup functions and Time Machine compatibility for Apple users. Also has password protection and hardware encryption. Compatible with USB 3 and 2. Comes with 3-year limited warranty.

The deal given is no longer valid and we do not have a better one. However, we have found some similar deals

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Connects via USB 3.0 for an easy-to-use interface that has data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Set up automatic backup options or manage your drive with WD's free software. Works with PC and Mac.

If you're going to invest in a 10TB hard drive, even though it's super inexpensive today, you really want to think about using it as a backup. If you don't already have a backup, that's even more important. You never know what's going to happen to your computer. Freak accidents, lightning storms, any number of things could occur. Just have a backup so you won't feel so lost when something bad goes down. The WD My Book makes this easy by providing WD Backup software and allowing you to program it to backup your system automatically. It is also compatible with Apple's Time Machine so you can backup your Mac.

With all your stuff backed up to this drive, you might wonder if it's safe. Well, it is because the My Book also has password protection and 256-bit AES hardware encryption. Ain't no one getting in there that doesn't belong.

The hard drive uses a USB 3.0 interface. This makes it easy to connect to most devices. It also allows for data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps. Plus, the connection is backwards compatible with USB 2.0, although it definitely won't be as fast that way.

The drive is compatible with Windows and Mac computers. It comes with a three-year warranty from WD.

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.