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Save $210 on a massive WD external hard drive during October Prime Day (Update: EXPIRED)

If you need a massive gaming library or extra storage space for raw photo and video files, the WD Elements 16TB external hard drive is only $240 during the October Amazon Prime Early Access sale!
Written by Taylor Clemons, Staff Writer
Reviewed by Emery Wright
Partial view of a WD Elements 16TB external hard drive on a desk next to a computer keyboard
Western Digital

PC game downloads can be massive, so you need a storage drive that can hold your entire digital library. You can get all the storage space you need (and then some) with the WD Elements 16TB external hard drive. Although usually priced at $450, it's currently only $240 during the October Amazon sale, which means you'll save $210. Plus, you can get an extra $50 discount if you apply and are approved for the Amazon Rewards Visa card.

With 16TB of space, you can upload up to 160 games (with 100GB files). You won't have to uninstall old favorites to make room for new titles, and you won't have to pass up good deals during Steam and Origin sales to save space.

This external hard drive uses USB 3.0 connectivity for faster file transfers than previous models, and it's also compatible with USB 2.0 for use with older computers. If you have a Windows-based PC, you'll enjoy plug-and-play utility so you can start freeing up space on your local drive right away. If you're a Mac user, a quick reformat of the hard drive makes it compatible with your laptop or iMac desktop. Sorry, Linux users, there isn't any support for your operating system just yet. 

Also: The best gaming deals from Amazon's Early Access Sale

The only drawback for this external hard drive? It uses traditional hard-disk technology, which is slower than SSD storage, and is more vulnerable to physical damage and data corruption. It also requires an AC wall outlet for power, since it can't draw from your computer. You'll have to stay near a plug if you need to move files around or play games stored on it. 

Amazon's Prime Early Access sale ends tonight, and we can't guarantee how long stock will last. Be sure to add the WD Elements 16TB external hard drive to your cart today for awesome savings.

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