WD My Book Stories January 11, 2016

expiredWD My Book 5TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive: $110 shipped (Reg. $140)

Best Buy’s official eBay Storefront offers the WD My Book 5TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $109.99 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $30 off the regular going rate, a match of our previous holiday season mention and the lowest current price we can find.

Features include 5TB of external storage, USB 3.0 connectivity, built-in hardware encryption and PC or Mac compatibility. A two year-warranty is included with purchase.

Archive old files with this WD My Book external hard drive, which offers 5TB of space to provide plenty of room for your digital library. Password protection and hardware encryption keep your data secure, and a USB 3.0 interface ensures speedy transfers.

Ratings are somewhat slim on this model, but the entire WD line-up is highly-regarded by Amazon customers.

WD My Book Stories July 9, 2015

WD My Book 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive $87 shipped (Orig. $140)

Update (7/13 3:15pm): This deal is now available again via Amazon. It will be in stock on July 18th, but you can lock-in the discounted price now.

Amazon has the WD My Book 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive for $86.99 shipped. That’s $52 under the original listing, between $5 and $43 under the next best prices and the lowest we can find. This deal is currently matched at Best Buy.

Features:

  • Ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity
  • WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software
  • Works great with Windows 8
  • Password protection with hardware encryption

This model has received a 4.3/5 star rating from over 2,000 Amazon customers.

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Ultra-fast transfer rates – My Book desktop storage is optimized for the fastest possible data transfer rates. Connect this drive to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port to access and save files up to 3x faster than with USB 2.0.

Performance may vary based on user’s hardware and system configuration.

Massive capacity – With up to 6 TB capacity, there’s plenty of room to store and protect your precious memories and important files.

Automatic backup software – WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Select automatic, continuous backup to instantly back up your files. Or select the scheduled backup option to back up your files on your schedule and take control of your backup.

Local and cloud backup – WD SmartWare Pro lets you choose. Back up your files to your My Book drive or back up your files to the cloud using your Dropbox account.* You can also back up files from your Dropbox account to your My Book drive for extra protection.

*Dropbox account required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.

System-level backup – Acronis True Image WD Edition is an integrated software suite that ensures security of all information on your PC. It can back up the entire disk drive or selected partitions, including your operating system, applications, settings and all of your data. You can also use the software to securely delete any confidential data you no longer need.

WD My Book Stories April 21, 2015

Newegg has the Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable Hard Drive in black (HDTB310XK3AA) for $54.99, but using code EMCARNK43 drops your total down to $49.99 shipped. That’s within about $25 of the original listing, $5 below Amazon, matching our previous mention and within $5 of the best price we have seen. Most reputable 1TB portable drives tend to sell for around $60, so we consider anything at $50 or less to be a solid purchase.

It features transfers rates up to 5 Gb/s, USB 3.0, and can be a great Time Machine device or for simply moving larger files around. It has a 4.5/5 star rating from nearly 90 Amazon customers.

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WD My Book Stories November 18, 2014

WD My Book 6TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive $220 shipped (Reg. $249+)

Newegg has the WD My Book 6TB USB 3.0 3.5” Desktop External Hard Drive (WDBFJK0060HBK-NESN) for $249.99. But using code EMCWWWB44 during checkout will drop the total down to $219.99 shipped. That’s $80 under the original listing, $29 under Amazon and the average selling price, as well as the best we can find on this model.

Features:

  • Ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Up to 6 TB capacity
  • WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software
  • Acronis True Image WD Edition software
  • Works great with Windows 8
  • Free Windows 8 app
  • Password protection with hardware encryption

It has received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 900 Amazon customers. If you’re looking for smaller thumb drive storage, be sure to check out Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the today with up to 50% off PNY memory.

WD My Book Stories November 15, 2014

expiredWD My Book 4TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive $125 shipped (orig. $240)

Newegg is offering the WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0 external desktop hard drive for $149.99 shipped. Coupon code EMCWWWE25 brings the final price down to $124.99 shipped. That’s 50% off the original list price, $25 better than Amazon and the lowest price that we have seen. We have seen 4TB external hard drives for slightly cheaper, but not this model.

With USB 3.0 connectivity, the WD My Book is 3x faster than the previous generation, is capable of automatic backup, and offers Dropbox support.

Over 900 Amazon customers rated this external hard drive 4.2/5 stars.

WD My Book Stories September 12, 2014

expiredStorage: Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD $290 (orig. $500), Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop HDD $119 (orig. $239), more

Update (9/13 10:30 AM): Newegg offers the Seagate Back Plus 5TB USB 3.0 desktop external hard drive for $159.99 shipped. That’s $20 better than Amazon were over 300 customers rate it 4/5 stars.

Newegg offers the Samsung 840 Pro Series 2.5-inch 512GB SSD for $289.99 shipped with promo code EMCPAWW22. That’s over $200 off the original list price, and the lowest that we could currently find. Additionally, that’s $24 better than Amazon where it is rated 5/5 stars by over 1,700 customers. The 840 Pro Series is a solid option for upgrading your existing hard drive and features much higher read/write speeds than the regular 840 series SSD models.

Next up, Amazon has the Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 desktop external hard drive for $119 shipped. That’s a savings of $120 off the original price, and the best current price for this highly-rated storage device. With its fast USB 3.0 connection, this Seagate Expansion hard drive can hold up to 3,000 hours of video and nearly one million pictures.

Additionally, Newegg has the WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0 desktop external hard drive for $129.99 shipped. If you are looking for a more portable option, Newegg also has the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 portable external hard drive in blue for $94.99 shipped. They are throwing in a free 32GB flash drive ($17.99 value) with any purchase of the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB model (added in cart).

WD My Book Stories August 15, 2014

expiredWD My Book 4TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive $130 shipped (orig. $240), more

Update: Using code “VCO” and the Visa Checkout option will knock your total down to $116.99 for the 4TB WD.

Newegg is offering the WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5″ External Hard Drive (WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN) for $129.99 shipped (you’ll see final price at checkout, or via requesting one through email). That’s $110 under the original listing, $16 under Amazon’s current price and matching the lowest we’ve seen this popular desktop drive go for.

It features backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and sits as Wirecutter’s favorite external hard drive for its reliability and two-year warranty.

It has received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 630 customers on Amazon. Newegg is also offering the SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5″ Desktop External Hard Drive (STSHX-D201TDB) for $69.99 shipped today (orig. $130), matching some of the lowest prices we see on 2TB desktop drives.

Amazon also has some solid prices on the 3TB and 5TB Seagate Expansions starting at $99.99 right now. While slightly over the all-time lows, both are matching the lowest prices available.

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