This WD Black 6TB hard drive is on sale for $170 today

WD Black 6TB hard drive
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Solid state drives are great and all, but they're still costly in higher capacities compared to traditional hard drives. That's why many PC builders choose to have a smaller SSD for running Windows, and a larger hard drive for game files. Now you can get a 6TB hard drive from Newegg for just $169.99, a savings of $20 from the previous price and $80 off MSRP.

This WD Black hard drive has a capacity of 6TB, giving you plenty of room for even the largest PC games—we're looking at you, Warzone. This is a 7,200 RPM hard drive, so even though it doesn't hold a candle to the performance of modern SSDs (expect a transfer speed of "up to 227MB/s"), it's about as fast as spinning hard disks can get. There's also a 256MB DRAM cache.

WD Black 6TB Hard Disk Drive | $169.99 (save $20)BACKUP222

WD Black 6TB Hard Disk Drive | $169.99 (save $20)
This high-capacity hard drive is $20 off the usual price, and $80 off MSRP. Enter code BACKUP222 at checkout to get the discount.

The drive is a 3.5-inch model, so it won't fit in laptops. Western Digital is also backing the hard drive with a 5-year limited warranty.

If you're more interested in high-performance storage, check out our roundup of the best SSDs for gaming. We've tested many different drives from several manufacturers to find the best bang for your buck.

Corbin Davenport

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