Western Digital offers the factory-refurbished Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 1TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drives, model no. WDBAAF0010HBK-NESN, for $49.98. Better yet, buy two and apply coupon code “CUSTWEEKSEPT” to drop it to $79.98. With free shipping, that’s $0.04/GB and $60 under the lowest total price we could find for a pair of these drives elsewhere. (At $40 per drive, it’s also one of the least expensive 1TB external hard drives we’ve seen.) It features a maximum data transfer rate of 480 Mb/s and includes an illuminated capacity gauge. A a 6-month Western Digital warranty applies.
September 22, 2011