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Save all your data and $30 with the WD Black 8TB desktop hard drive

WD Black D10
WD Black D10 (Image credit: Amazon)

The WD Black D10 Game Drive 8TB desktop external hard drive (opens in new tab) is down to $169.99 on Amazon. This is a hard drive that regularly sells for around $200. You can find this deal price matched at Newegg (opens in new tab), too.

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The D10 Game Drive is designed with gaming in mind and can store up to 200 games. It'd also be a good spot to collect in-game screenshots. Has transfer rates up to 250 MB/s with a 7200RPM drive and active cooling technology. Two USB-A ports.

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The D10 Game Drive is a series of hard drives specifically designed to be used for games. Modern gaming console generations don't have a lot of storage space, and several of them like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have been around for a while now. If you are filling up on storage space, you need an external hard drive so you don't have to pick and choose what games you want to keep installed. This WD Black drive wants to be that hard drive.

With 8TB of space, you'll be able to save tons of games, even when some of them are huge 30 to 40GB files. Obviously the size and formatting of games varies quite a bit, but you can expect to save up to 200 games this way. Even when you're using some of the drive to make room for in-game screenshots and other programs related to gaming.

The drive has transfer speeds up to 250 MB/s with a spin rate of 7200 RPM. While that's not SSD levels of speed, it's definitely no slouch and shouldn't hold up your loading times at all. It also has active cooling technology so you don't have to worry about the drive while playing games from it.

You'll even find there are two USB-A 7.5W ports. Use these for charging your mobile devices and other gear. Users give it 4.5 stars out of 5 based on 100 reviews (opens in new tab).

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.