eCost offers the refurbished Western Digital Elements 500GB 2.5″ Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBPCK5000ABK, for $41.99 plus $6.49 for shipping. That’s $0.10/GB, $6 under last month’s mention of a refurb, and $5 under the lowest total price we could find for a new one now. The drive features both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connectivity. No warranty information is provided. A close price: Best Buy and MacMall charge $49.99 with free shipping.

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