Dabs sells the Toshiba 3TB StoreE Canvio USB desktop hard drive (HDWC130EW3J1) for a mere £75.58 after you use the voucher code MEGA10A at check out. The deal is available until the 31 May and gives you a 10 per cent discount. The effective cost per GB is only 2.52p which is cheaper than the cost of a blank DVD (around 12p per disc).
This external hard disk drive comes with a two year warranty, a pre-loaded copy of NTI Backup Now EZ software as well as encryption capabilities. It is backward compatible with USB 2.0 although you'd probably want to use USB 2.0 to get the best out of it.
It is indeed puzzling that a 3TB external hard disk drive actually costs less than an equivalent internal hard disk drive despite obvious additional costs like the chassis, the power supply, the cables and the software license.
It is hard to believe that only a few weeks ago, that hard drive went on sale for £88, a price that we believed was exceptionally good. Note that the 3TB Toshiba StorE Canvio external hard disk drive still costs a whopping £91 at Ebuyer.