Here is the cheapest external drive per gigabyte you can buy right now

If you're on the lookout for a new storage drive, you can grab a Seagate Desktop external hard drive with an 8TB capacity for just under $132 from Amazon (roughly £105/AU$210), including free shipping.

This desktop drive comes with an 18-inch USB cable (with a flat end) and an 18W external power supply unit, plus a 1-year limited warranty. 

You can connect it to a compatible device via a USB 3.0 port, but the drive doesn’t feature any additional external ports like some competitors.

According to Seagate, the drive (which is preformatted to Windows) allows users to transfer content at up to 160MBps. It uses a 3.5-inch external hard disk drive based on SMR technology, which means the write speeds are likely to be very slow.

Despite associated taxes and shipping, it could still be cheaper for non-US customers to purchase the device from Amazon. At $16.5 per TB, it is the cheapest-per-terabyte storage – internally or externally – available anywhere.

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