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Best Buy is currently selling the Western Digital 1TB external hard drive for just $44.99, its lowest price ever. This product is generally available for around $55.

Having an external hard drive is essential for anyone who consumes digital media in their daily lives or uses the computer to save crucial data. Though our computers' hard drives are increasingly getting larger, the amount of digital files we use, and the size of those files, seems to be growing as well. With the amount of issues that can cause a hard drive to crash or lose data, it's imperative to have your files stored in more than one location if you plan on having access to them for any length of time.

Western Digital is one of the most notable providers of data storage and external hard drives that the world has to offer. Their products, including this one, have solid reviews which help to cement the company's role in the tech industry.

This external hard drive can be used with either PC or Mac computers and is also a great choice to use for gaming consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One. If you're looking for a bit larger storage solution, check out the Seagate Backup Plus 4TB External Hard Drive which is only $100 for a limited time.

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