Staples offers the Western Digital My Book Essential 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBACW0020HBK-NESN, for $89.99. With free shipping, that’s $0.04/GB, tied with our mention from two weeks ago, and the lowest total price we could find by $5. Sales tax is added where applicable. This drive is purported to run 3x faster than a similar USB 2.0 device when connected to a USB 3.0 port. It also features password protection with hardware encryption.
August 7, 2011