Western Digital Outlet offers the factory-refurbished Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 1TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBAAF0010HBK-NESN, for $49.99 plus $7.99 for shipping ($0.06/GB). That’s $24 under the lowest total price we could find for a new one today, although we saw a new one for $9 less in January (since expired). It features a maximum data transfer rate of 480 Mb/s and includes an illuminated capacity gauge. A 6-month Western Digital warranty applies.

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