Today only until 1 pm ET (or 100% claimed), Amazon offers the Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
, model no. WDBACW0010HBK-NESN, for $58.99
with free shipping
. That's $0.06/GB and tied with our mention from last winter as the best price we've seen for a new unit. (It's also a current price low by $16.) It features a maximum data transfer rate of 5Gb/s, is backwards compatible with USB 2.0, and includes an illuminated capacity gauge.