Western Digital offers its 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 the lowest total price we could find for a new one by $12, although we saw two refurbs for $80 two weeks ago. It features a maximum data transfer rate of 480Mb/s and includes an illuminated capacity gauge. A 6-month Western Digital warranty applies.
October 5, 2011