Whether for your work files, games, photos and videos, 8TB (and up) external hard drives are the best options for both cost and capacity.

Equal to 8,000GB or 8 million MB, an 8TB hard drive is big enough to store millions and millions of photos, videos and music, depending on the size and quality. In fact, 8TB is great for gaming as some video games require up to 100-250GB of space. To help you choose, here's a list of the best large capacity external hard drives available on Amazon.

1. WD 10TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive
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A great choice for external hard drives, the WD My Book has a jet black exterior with grills on each end to help keep it cool. It also includes 256-bit AES hardware encryption for extra data protection and is one of the more affordable options for a 10TB hard drive.

2. WD 10TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive
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A straightforward storage solution, WD Elements offers the same combination of low price and high capacity that the brand is known for. Transfer speeds are also above-average for its price point while the build quality is excellent, similar to more expensive models.

3. Seagate Expansion Desktop 10TB External Hard Drive 
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Reliable, inexpensive and spacious, this hard drive is Seagate’s answer to the low-cost external hard drives on the market. While it doesn’t have a visible grill, it won't overheat. Transfer speeds are at 160 MB/s on average for a 5,400 RPM drive, making it ideal for data archiving.

4. Fantom Drives FD 18TB External Hard Drive 
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Providing 7200 RPM, this hard drive is one of the fastest on this list. Its 16TB worth of space can go up to 18TB. It’s compatible with PCs, Macs as well as Xbox One units and is recommended for those who want their files fast.

5. G-Technology 10TB External Hard Drive
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Another fantastic hard drive with 10TB of storage space, the G-Technology 0G05678 stands out thanks to its sleek and modern look. For added stability and durability, it’s enclosed in an all-aluminum case and is compatible with USB-C. It also has a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.

6. 10TB MiniPro Dura RAID - Portable Rugged Hard Drive
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The Oyen Digital external hard drive has a USB 3.2 Gen II interface and USB-C compatibility as well as an aluminum body and silicon sleeve that makes it shockproof and durable. You can surely depend on this external hard drive.

7. LaCie d2 Professional 10TB External Hard Drive 
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The LaCie d2 is a professional-grade external hard drive. While priced a bit higher, you're investing in quality. This minimalist yet elegant external hard drive can copy 10GB files in under a minute. Aside from speed, it also features USB 3.0 and the fast Thunderbolt 3 interface. It offers a 5-year warranty and a subscription to data recovery service, Rescue Data.

8. LaCie 2big RAID 16TB External Hard Drive 
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For maximum storage space, the LaCie 2big RAID is a great choice. With a whopping 16TB of space and powerful speeds of up to 440MB/s , it is capable of giving you what you need. It also comes with a 5-year warranty and a Rescue Data subscription.

9. WD Easystore External 12TB Hard Drive
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Another WD product, the Easystore offers a whopping 12TB of storage space with a USB 3.0 interface for faster speeds. Automatic backup options allow you to use compatible software to back up your files while the solid housing ensures durability for years to come.

10. WD 8TB My Cloud Home Duo Personal Cloud Storage 
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Offering 8TB of storage space, the WD My Cloud Home Duo offers read speeds of 360 MB/s, while the USB 3.0 compatibility helps save precious time when transferring files. Since it’s a dual drive, everything is saved twice if you enable mirror mode.

11. Seagate Desktop 8TB External Hard Drive HDD 
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Another external hard drive from tech giant Seagate, this external hard drive offers 8TB of storage space, USB 3.0 compatibility, quick read speeds, a 1-year limited warranty and 1-year subscription to Rescue Data. Additionally, it also comes with an 18-inch USB 3.0 cable and 18-watt power adapter.

12. SAMSUNG 870 QVO SATA III 2.5" SSD 8TB 
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Samsung’s 2nd generation QLC SSD is an 8TB external storage drive that offers as much as 560/530 MB/s sequential speeds thanks to software upgrades. It also comes with Samsung’s Magician software to help you manage your drive space and health, along with additional tools to help you keep up with the latest updates.
13. WD_Black 8TB D10 Game Drive 
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For Xbox and PC gamers who are running out of storage space, WD_BLACK D10 Game Drive is the perfect solution. Offering 8TB of storage space with 7200 RPM and active cooling, this external hard drive ensures the fun never stops.

14. VectoTech Rapid 8TB External SSD 
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Faster than typical external hard drives, this one from VectoTech has read/write speeds of up to 540MB/s, letting you conveniently transfer large files like 4K videos and music in no time. Its 8TB space is big enough to last you a long time, while the durable aluminum housing makes it resistant to scratches and provides ideal heat dissipation. It comes with a 3-year manufacturer's warranty, making the higher price point worth it.

15. Avolusion HDDGear 8TB External PS4 Gaming Hard Drive 
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For PlayStation gamers, running out of space will never be a problem with the Avolusion HDDGear. Featuring 8TB of storage space, this external hard drive is perfect for storing your games for long-term archiving, while the USB 3.0 and 7200RPM ensures your game runs smoothly even those that are stored in the drive. It also comes with a 2-year warranty.