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Get a 12TB WD Elements external hard drive for $199.99 ($50 off)

That's 1.666¢ per gigabyte - spooky.

When it comes to giant external hard drives, WD sells more drives than anyone - and they might see a fair few more sales today. Their 12TB Elements external hard drive has been sharply discounted over at Newegg, with the code EMC2AAZAA27 knocking off $50 off the usual price of $249.99.

That makes for a final price of less than $200, or around 1.7¢ per gigabyte if you do the math. As an honorary elder of the internet, I remember getting a second 750MB hard drive for my computer, bringing my total capacity to over one gigabyte - and I thought that I would never be able to fill all that space, even if I full-installed all six of the games that I owned! So the prospect of a drive with 12,000 gigabytes, or thereabouts, remains absolutely incredible to me. (Hopefully I'm not the only one!)

Looking at other retailers, $200 is the cheapest price you'll find for this drive in the US. Amazon are selling the same model for $246, for example, while the cheapest 12TB model at Best Buy is $230.

So, if you're looking for an absolute boat-load of space for games, media, photos and so on, this is a great shout. I don't think I've seen a better price since the rise of the Chia hard drive mining craze, so jump on it while you can.

Thanks for joining me on this deals post, and stay tuned for more deals in the very near future!

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