Western Digital Passport 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive $49 + free shipping (reg. $69)

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As one of its Bonus Deals of the Day, Best Buy is offering the Western Digital Passport 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for only $49 with free shipping.  This drive retails for $69 with some stores even selling as high as $79.  Amazon is currently selling at the MSRP.  This is a perfect drive if you’re looking for fast Apple Time Machine backups.
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Western Digital 500GB Portable USB External Hard Drive for $60 + free shipping

Best Buy offers the Western Digital My Passport Elite 500GB Portable USB 2.0 External Hard Drive in Metallic Red, model no. WDBAAC5000ARD-NESN, for $59.99 with free shipping ($0.12/GB). That’s the lowest total price we could find in any color by $7. Sales tax is added where applicable. It features 256-bit hardware-based encryption, automatic backup, and WD SmartWare.

Iomega 2TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drives from $90 + free shipping

Buy.com offers the Iomega 2TB eGo USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive, model no. 34985, in Charcoal Gray for $89.99 with free shipping ($0.04/GB). That’s the lowest total price we’ve seen for an Iomega 2TB USB 3.0 hard drive shipped to your home. (It’s also a current price low by $47.) It features a 3-year warranty.

Of note, the similar Iomega 2TB Prestige USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. 35182, is available for $89.99 with pickup at Fry’s Electronics ($0.04/GB). That’s a price low by $36. Sales tax is added where applicable. It features built-in AES 256-bit hardware encryption, a 1-year subscription of Trend Micro Internet Security, and 3-year warranty.

Refurb LaCie Porsche Design 1TB USB Hard Drive for $70 + free shipping

MacMall offers the refurbished LaCie Porsche Design P’9221 1TB Portable 3.5″ External USB 2.0 Hard Drive, model no. 9000127, for $69.99 with free shipping ($0.07/GB). That’s tied with our August mention of a LaCie Porsche Design 1TB hard drive and the lowest total price we could find by $6. (It’s also $66 below the lowest total price we could find for a new unit.) This 5,400 rpm hard drive features an aluminum housing designed by F.A. Porsche.

A 180-day warranty applies; however, it’s unclear who supports it.

Refurb Western Digital 320GB USB 3.0 Portable HDD for $40 + free shipping

Grassroots Computers via Buy.com offers the refurbished Western Digital My Passport Essential 320GB Portable Hard Drive, model no. WDBACY3200ABK, for $39.99 with free shipping ($0.12/GB). That’s $13 under our June mention and the lowest total price we could find for a refurb by $6. It features an 8MB cache, maximum data transfer rate of 5Gb/s, and backward compatibility with USB 2.0. A 6-month Western Digital warranty applies.

Note: No warranty information is provided.

Refurb WD 1TB USB Hard Drive for $55 + $8 s&h, 2 for $95 + free shipping

Western Digital offers the factory-refurbished Western Digital Elements 1TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBAAU0010HBK-NESN, for $54.99 plus $7.99 for shipping. That’s $0.06/GB and $28 under the the lowest total price we could find for a new one, although we saw a refurbished unit for $10 less last fall. It features a maximum data transfer rate of 480Mb/s. A 6-month Western Digital warranty applies.

Need more than one? Add two to your cart for $109.98. Coupon code “WDCARES” drops the pair to $94.98. With free shipping, that’s $0.04/GB, $47.49 per drive, and among the lowest per-unit prices we’ve seen for this external hard drive.