For in-store pickup only, Best Buy offers the Western Digital My Book Essential 1.5TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBACW0015HBK-NESN, for $59.99. That’s $0.04/GB and $44 under the lowest total price we could find for one shipped. Sales tax is added where applicable. This drive is purported to run 3x faster than a similar USB 2.0 device when connected to a USB 3.0 port. It also features password protection with hardware encryption.
November 13, 2011