Grab the Seagate Backup Plus 5TB hard drive on sale for $87 from Staples

Seagate 5tb Plus
Seagate 5tb Plus (Image credit: Amazon)

The Seagate Backup Plus 5TB external hard drive (opens in new tab) is down to $86.99 with code 81126 at Staples. The code takes $25 off any order over $100, so you could technically use the code on just about anything meeting that criteria. The reason it's a good choice for the Seagate hard drive is that the drive is already discounted by about 15% with its selling point of $111.99. The extra $25 off brings it down to a super low price. The black version of the drive, for example, is still at $130, so the savings wouldn't be as good there.

You can get the drive for $87 in Red (opens in new tab) or Blue (opens in new tab). The next best price anywhere is Costco (opens in new tab) where the drive goes for $100 if you're a member.

Get this price in Red or Blue. USB drive works with Windows or Mac. Has brushed metal enclosure. Plugs in via USB 3.0 for easy data transfer or use as a backup. Reformat to work with Time Machine. Has limited 2-year warranty. (opens in new tab)
Get this price in Red or Blue. USB drive works with Windows or Mac. Has brushed metal enclosure. Plugs in via USB 3.0 for easy data transfer or use as a backup. Reformat to work with Time Machine. Has limited 2-year warranty.

The Seagate Backup Plus is historically one of the best external hard drives around. It has always been a top contender even though it has been around for a while. It's sleek, lightweight, and has a large capacity for its size. It's extremely portable and designed to be slipped into any pack on your way out the door. Use it to keep your favorite media with you at all times.

With 5TB of space you'll be able to keep tons of photos and other files with you. The drive works seamlessly with Mac and Windows and connects via a USB 3.0 port. That gives you some great data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps.

You can even use this drive as a backup. It is designed so that you can schedule daily, weekly, or monthly backups. If you plan to use this with Time Machine on your Mac, you may have to reformat it first. So make that decision before putting any files on it you don't want to lose.

Seagate backs up the Backup Plus with a two-year limited warranty.

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.