Best Buy offers the Western Digital My Passport Essential 1TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive in Black, model no. WDBACX0010BBK_NESN, for $79.99 with free shipping ($0.08/GB). (Click through to Best Buy to see this price. Staples has it for the same price.) That’s tied with our mention from two weeks ago as the best price we’ve seen for this drive. (It’s a current low by $10.) Sales tax is added where applicable. The Essential series features 256-bit hardware-based encryption, automatic backup, and WD SmartWare software.

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