Today, all the products that we are going to talk about are 3.5 inch form factor desktop hard drives, and therefore are not the best option for laptop users because they need extra power (you must also be connected to the electrical network (such as by USB to the PC). In turn, these are high capacity units with an excellent price per GB ratio, ideal for anyone who needs to have data always at hand but occasionally wants to take it to another PC, or just for the convenience of not having to open the PC every time you want to connect a drive to access data.
That said, let’s go with the deals.
WD Elements 6TB Desktop
The Elements series from WD is the most basic of the brand, and in this case also one of the cheapest. In this case, we are faced with an external hard drive with a USB 3.0 connection that offers actual speeds of up to 180MB / s for both read and write (in CrystalDisk it offers around 215MB / s). s for reading and 120MB / s for writing), something quite impressive considering that the hard drive that houses inside is a WD Caviar from the Green series.
It has a USB 3.0 connection, backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and is compatible with any operating system because unlike the MyBook range, it doesn’t have any configuration software or anything. In this case, the unit that is for sale is the 6TB, which at a discount of 28% is at a very attractive price.
Western Digital MyBook 8TB
This is a much more advanced version of the previous one, and as we mentioned before, in this case it has specific software that makes it practically a NAS but without connection to the network. In this case, the version on sale is the capacity of 8TB and enjoys a 39% discount, so its price is more attractive than ever.
It’s one of those USB hard drives that we all love for its versatility, as it helps us both stream series and movies over the home network (with the PC on, yes) and make copies. automatic PC backups. This external hard drive offers a true throughput (in CrystalDisk Mark) of approximately 180 MB / s in reading and writing.
Seagate Expansion Desktop 6TB
Like the first of the USB hard drives we talked about in this article, the Seagate Expansion Desktop family is designed to be a fixed hard drive always connected to the PC, with the advantage of being able to turn it on and off at will. that it doesn’t work all the time. It does not have any software and its operation is as easy as its connection and operation, thanks to its USB 3.0 interface, which is of course backward compatible with USB 2.0.
In this case, the disk offers a performance of up to 160MB / s both read and write, and the proposed unit is the capacity of 6TB with a reduction of 32%, making it the cheapest option of what we are. talk about today.