Western Digital offers the factory-refurbished Western Digital My Passport Essential 500GB Portable USB 3.0 External 2.5″ Hard Drive in Black, model no. WDBACY5000ABK-NESN, for $44.99. With $2.99 for shipping, that’s $0.10/GB, $10 under our June mention, and the lowest total price we could find for a new unit by $12. Sales tax is added where applicable. It features both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connectivity.

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