USB Hard Drives Stories March 18, 2013

Western Digital 1TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $68 + free shipping

B&H Photo-Video offers the Western Digital 1TB Elements SE Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBPCK0010BBK-NESN, for $67.99 with free shipping ($0.07/GB). That’s tied with our mention from last week and the lowest total price we could find now by $6. It features a maximum data transfer rate of 5Gb/s, backward compatibility with USB 2.0, and more.

USB Hard Drives Stories March 16, 2013

WD 1TB Portable USB 3.0 External Drive for $62 + free shipping

datavis via Rakuten Shopping offers the Western Digital 1TB My Passport 2.5″ Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive in Black, model no. WDBBEP0010BBK-NESN, for $77. Coupon code “15OFF” cuts it to $62. With free shipping, that’s $0.06/GB and the lowest total price we could find by $17, although it was briefly $3 less earlier this week. It features password protection and hardware encryption.

USB Hard Drives Stories March 15, 2013

Western Digital 3TB USB 3.0 MyBook Hard Drive for $109 + free shipping

BuyDig offers the Western Digital MyBook Essential 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive, model no. WDBACW0030HBK-NESN, for $129. Coupon code “VMESAVESU20” cuts it to $109 when you pay via V.me by Visa. With free shipping, that’s $0.04/GB, $11 under our mention from a month ago, and the lowest total price we’ve seen for this hard drive. (It’s a current price low by $21.) It features a USB 3.0 interface and password protection with hardware encryption. Deal ends March 31.

USB Hard Drives Stories March 10, 2013

Western Digital 1TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $68 + free shipping

B&H Photo-Video offers the Western Digital 1TB Elements SE USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive, model no. WDBPCK0010BBK-NESN, for $67.99 with free shipping ($0.07/GB). That’s the lowest total price we could find by $5; however, we saw it for $3 less two weeks ago. It features a maximum data transfer rate of 5Gb/s, backward compatibility with USB 2.0, and more.

USB Hard Drives Stories March 5, 2013

Western Digital Elements 2TB USB External HDD for $80 + free shipping

B&H Photo-Video offers the Western Digital Elements 2TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBAAU0020HBK-NESN, for $79.99 with free shipping. That’s $0.04/GB, $10 under our mention from last week, and the lowest total price we could find by $19. This drive uses GreenPower technology to reduce power consumption by up to 30%; it runs at 7200 rpm.

USB Hard Drives Stories February 25, 2013

Western Digital Elements 2TB USB External HDD for $90 + free shipping

B&H Photo-Video offers the Western Digital Elements 2TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBAAU0020HBK-NESN, for $89.95 with free shipping. That’s $0.04/GB, tied with our mention from a month ago, and the lowest total price we could find by $10. This drive uses GreenPower technology to reduce power consumption by up to 30%; it runs at 7200 rpm.

USB Hard Drives Stories February 19, 2013

Western Digital 3TB USB 3.0 MyBook Hard Drive for $120 + free shipping

B&H Photo-Video offers the Western Digital MyBook Essential 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive, model no. WDBACW0030HBK-NESN, for $119.99 with free shipping ($0.04/GB). That’s $2 under our mention from last month and the lowest total price we could find by $2. It features a USB 3.0 interface and password protection with hardware encryption.

USB Hard Drives Stories February 15, 2013

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As one of its Bonus Deals of the Day, Best Buy is offering the Western Digital Passport 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for only $49 with free shipping.  This drive retails for $69 with some stores even selling as high as $79.  Amazon is currently selling at the MSRP.  This is a perfect drive if you’re looking for fast Apple Time Machine backups. expand full story

USB Hard Drives Stories February 14, 2013

G-Technology 500GB G-Connect WiFi Hard Drive for $150 + free shipping

Adorama offers the G-Technology 500GB G-Connect Wireless External Hard Drive, model no. 0G02148, for $189.95. Coupon code “S0228013” cuts it to $149.95. With free shipping, that’s $0.30/GB and the lowest total price we could find by $35. The hard drive can stream media via 802.11n to four wireless devices at once.

USB Hard Drives Stories February 11, 2013

Buffalo MiniStation Stealth 1TB Portable USB Hard Drive for $60 + free shipping

Buy.com via Rakuten Shopping offers the 7.8-oz. Buffalo MiniStation Stealth 1TB Portable USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, model no. HD-PCT1TU2/BK, for $59.99 with free shipping ($0.06/GB). That’s $10 under our mention from three weeks ago and tied as the lowest total price we’ve seen for a 1TB portable hard drive without rebate hassles. (It’s also a current low for this one by $18.) This portable hard drive is USB powered; it doesn’t require an external adapter.

USB Hard Drives Stories February 10, 2013

Western Digital Elements 3TB External Hard Drive for $110 + free shipping

J&R offers the Western Digital Elements 3TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive, model no. WDBAAU0030HBK-NESN, for $119.99. Apply coupon code “ATJANDR” to cut it to $109.99. With free shipping, that’s $0.04/GB and the lowest total price we could find by $10, although we saw it for $6 less ten days. Although formatted for a PC, it can be easily reformatted for a Mac.

USB Hard Drives Stories February 7, 2013

Fantom 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $100 + free shipping

Buy.com via Rakuten Shopping offers the Fantom GreenDrive3 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. GD2000U3A, for $99.99 with free shipping. That’s $0.05/GB and the lowest total price we could find by $30. (We saw it for $30 less after rebate nearly two years ago.) It features a 64MB buffer and 2GB of free cloud backup for six months.

USB Hard Drives Stories February 4, 2013

Toshiba 3TB Canvio Desk External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $120 + free shipping

Best Buy offers the Toshiba 3TB Canvio Desk USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. HDWC130XK3J1, for $119.99 with free shipping ($0.04/GB). That’s tied with last week’s mention and the lowest total price we could find now by $10. Sales tax is added where applicable. This enclosed 3.5″ hard drive features an 32MB cache and runs at 5700 rpm.

USB Hard Drives Stories January 30, 2013

Western Digital Elements 3TB External Hard Drive for $119 + free shipping

B&H Photo Video offers the Western Digital Elements 3TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive, model no. WDBAAU0030HBK-NESN, for $119 with free shipping ($0.04/GB). That’s the lowest total price we could find by $11, although we saw it for $15 less a week ago with rebate hassles, since expired. Although formatted for a PC, it can be easily reformatted for a Mac.

USB Hard Drives Stories January 26, 2013

Seagate 500GB GoFlex USB / FW 800 Portable HDD for $66 + free shipping

Beach Camera via Buy.com offers the Seagate 500GB GoFlex USB 2.0 / FireWire 800 Portable Hard Drive, model no. STBL500100, for $65.95 with free shipping ($0.13/GB). That’s the lowest total price we could find by $14. It features USB 2.0 connectivity, compatibility with Mac or PC, and more.

USB Hard Drives Stories January 14, 2013

Seagate 4TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $180 + free shipping

B&H Photo Video offers the Seagate 4TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. STCA4000100, for $179.99 with free shipping. That’s $0.04/GB, $20 under our mention from two weeks ago, and the lowest total price we could find by $30 It’s compatible with Windows and Mac, backwards compatible with USB 2.0, and features two backup scheduling options, social network sharing, and more.

USB Hard Drives Stories January 13, 2013

Hitachi Touro 1TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $68 + free shipping

B&H Photo-Video offers the Hitachi Touro 1TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. 0S03454, for $67.99 with free shipping. That’s $0.07/GB, $10 under our November mention, and the lowest total price we could find by $12. This drive features a USB data transfer rate of up to 5Gbps.

Note that this item will ship in 7 to 14 days.

USB Hard Drives Stories January 7, 2013

Toshiba 1.5TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $90 + free shipping

Best Buy offers the Toshiba Canvio Basics 1.5TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. HDTB115XK3BA, for $89.99 with free shipping. That’s $0.06/GB and tied with our mention from a week ago as the lowest total price we’ve seen for any 1.5TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive. (It’s a price low for this model by $13.) Sales tax is added where applicable. This USB-powered drive features an 8MB cache and runs at 5400 rpm.

USB Hard Drives Stories January 6, 2013

Hitachi Touro 1TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $64 + free shipping

B&H Photo-Video offers the Hitachi Touro 1TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. 0S03454, for $63.99 with free shipping. That’s $0.06/GB, $14 under our November mention, and the lowest total price we could find by $17. This drive features a USB data transfer rate of up to 5Gbps.

USB Hard Drives Stories January 5, 2013

Western Digital 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $77 + free shipping

B&H Photo-Video offers the Western Digital 1TB My Passport Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive in Black, model no. WDBBEP0010BBK-NESN, for $77.23 with free shipping ($0.08/GB). That’s $2 under our mention from five days ago and is the lowest total price we’ve seen for this hard drive. (It’s a current price low by $13.) It features password protection and hardware encryption.

WD 1TB Elements USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $67 + free shipping

B&H Photo-Video offers the Western Digital 1TB Elements SE USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive, model no. WDBPCK0010BBK-NESN, for $67.49 with free shipping. That’s $0.07/GB, $2 under our mention five days ago, and the lowest total price we could find by $12. It features a maximum data transfer rate of 5Gb/s, backward compatibility with USB 2.0, and more.

USB Hard Drives Stories January 1, 2013

Western Digital 3TB USB 3.0 MyBook Hard Drive for $122 + free shipping

B&H Photo-Video offers the Western Digital MyBook Essential 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive, model no. WDBACW0030HBK-NESN, for $122.49 with free shipping ($0.04/GB). That’s the lowest total price we could find by $15, although we saw it for $3 less in November. It features a USB 3.0 interface and password protection with hardware encryption.

USB Hard Drives Stories December 31, 2012

WD 1TB Elements USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $69 + free shipping

B&H Photo-Video offers the Western Digital 1TB Elements SE USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive, model no. WDBPCK0010BBK-NESN, for $69 with free shipping. That’s $0.07/GB and the lowest total price we could find by a buck, although it was $9 less two weeks ago. It features a maximum data transfer rate of 5Gb/s, backward compatibility with USB 2.0, and more.

USB Hard Drives Stories December 24, 2012

Seagate 3TB USB 3.0 External HDD for $120 + free shipping

TigerDirect offers the Seagate 3TB Expansion USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. STBV3000100, for $139.99. Coupon code “YSA79699” cuts it to $119.99. With free shipping, that’s $0.04/GB, tied with last week’s mention, and the lowest total price we could find by $10. (We saw it for $5 less in November.) It features built-in power management.

USB Hard Drives Stories December 21, 2012

Toshiba Canvio Desk 3TB External USB 3.0 HDD for $120 + pickup at Best Buy

For in-store pickup only, Best Buy offers the Toshiba Canvio Desk 3TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. HDWC130XK3J1, for $119.99 ($0.04/GB). That’s tied with our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest shipped price we could find by $13. Sales tax is added where applicable. This enclosed 3.5″ hard drive features an 32MB cache and runs at 5700 rpm.

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