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The WD Red 4TB carries a heavy workload and is on sale for just $90 at Newegg

The WD Red 4TB internal hard drive (opens in new tab) is down to $89.99 at Newegg with code EMCDGFN29. The code is temporary, but I'm not sure how long it will last. Save while you can. The drive is $117 without the code, and it goes for a lot more than that at other retailers. It's $129 at B&H (opens in new tab) and $150 at Best Buy. We have shared deals on the 4TB drive before, but it has never gone lower than $90, which makes today's deal a match for its lowest ever. This deal makes the 4TB drive $15 cheaper than the 3TB version (opens in new tab), so you're getting a whole extra terabyte and paying less.

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The drive is designed for network-attached storage devices, so it can support up to 180 TB a year in data transfer. Can work 24/7 in an NAS environment. Includes firmware to ensure compatibility. Has a three-year warranty.

The deal given is no longer valid and we do not have a better one.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

WD easystore 14TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive

WD easystore 14TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive

$219.99 $300.00 Save $80

You're actually going to look for ways to fill up this drive. Uses USB 3.0 interface for speedy data transfer and it's backwards compatible with 2.0. Works on PC and Mac but needs reformat for the latter. Comes with 2-year warranty.

WD My Passport 1TB USB-C portable solid state drive

WD My Passport 1TB USB-C portable solid state drive (opens in new tab)

$139.99 $150.00 Save $10

Has a transfer rate of up to 1,050 MB/s thanks to USB-C and USB 3.2 Gen 2 tech. Includes 256-bit AES hardware encryption for data protection. Drop resistant up to 6.5 feet. Has good backup software for protecting your data. Works with Mac and PC.

WD Easystore 16GB external desktop hard drive

WD Easystore 16GB external desktop hard drive

$259.99 $350.00 Save $90

How much data can you store? This drive has the space for it! Uses USB 3.0 interface for speedy data transfer and it's backwards compatible with 2.0. Works on PC and Mac but needs reformat for the latter. Comes with 2-year warranty.

WD My Passport 500GB external USB-C portable solid state drive

WD My Passport 500GB external USB-C portable solid state drive (opens in new tab)

$79.99 $120.00 Save $40

Includes blazing-fast NVMe tech for read/write speeds up to 1,050 MB/s and 1,000 MB/s respectively. Has 256-bit AES hardware encryption to keep your data safe. Resists shocks and drops so it can endure some punishment. Has a 5-year warranty.

WD Easystore 2TB USB 3.0 external portable hard drive

WD Easystore 2TB USB 3.0 external portable hard drive

$59.99 $100.00 Save $40

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.

The WD Red hard drives are specifically designed for network-attached storage devices, which means they are great for building your own media server. Luckily, Black Friday is also a good time for NAS deals. Grab the Synology DS218+ DiskStation (opens in new tab) while it's on sale for $254.99 from a street price around $300. This is a two-bay system so you'll want two of the WD Red drives to fill it.

Thanks to the huge 4TB capacity, you'll be able to create your own media server with all the music, movies, and other data you could possibly want. Paired with one or two more in a network-attached storage device, you can create a system where each drive backs up the other so your media is never lost. Because NAS devices are designed to serve as backups, you'll probably want to get more than one drive, and that's why deals are the preferred way to buy them.

They've been tested to perform reliably in a 24/7 always-running environment like you would have with a NAS. They also have a heavy workload rate and can handle up to 180 TB a year. WD backs these hard drives with a three-year 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.