Seagate’s 8TB external HDD with professional data recovery is just $170 today Seagate's 8TB external HDD with professional data recovery is just $170 today

best external hard drive for the money, even more so now that it is on sale. Over at Newegg, you can snag the external HDD for $169.99—just use coupon code 93XRN55 at checkout for the full discount.

This is the version that comes bundled with Rescue Data Recovery Services, and together the combo goes for $229.99. However, Newegg has the package on sale for $199.99, plus the above promo code knocks another $30 off the price, saving you $60 without any mail-in-rebates hoops to jump through.

Portable Backup Solution

Seagate Expansion 8TB External HDD | Rescue Data Recovery Services Included | $229.99 $169.99 at Newegg (save $60)
Here’s a portable and capacious HDD to back up multiple PCs, at a great price. As a bonus, if the drive gives up the ghost while under warranty or is accidentally damaged, Seagate’s in-house data recovery service will attempt to extract your precious files.

Rescue Data Recovery Services is a big value addition here. The way it works is, if the drive goes belly up for any reason while under warranty, you can file a claim to have a team of pros try and extract your data. Seagate even hooks you up with a prepaid shipping label.

The turnaround time is up to 15 business days. Seagate says its in-house data recovery service boasts a 95% success rate, but in the event it can't recover your files, Seagate will either “destroy your drive in a secure and environmentally friendly manner or return it” to you, whichever you prefer.

It doesn't matter how your drive died, either, whether it's a mechanical failure, an accident on your part, or a natural disaster like a flood. If you can no longer access your data, Seagate will attempt to retrieve it for you.

As for the drive itself, it's an 8TB HDD stuffed into a portable enclosure with a USB 3.0 interface. You'll get around 150MB/s for reads and writes, which isn't particularly peppy (compared to an SSD), but it's a lot of space to potentially back up multiple PCs.

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