Ladies and gentlemen, we have a first.
Not so long ago, finding a 1-terabyte external hard drive for less than $100 was a big deal. Today, a 2-terabyte drive has broken that same barrier.
Woot spinoff site Moofi has a SimpleDrive 2TB Turbo USB hard drive for $99.99, plus $5 for shipping. This is a new drive, not a refurb, and it comes with a very impressive 3-year warranty.
The SimpleDrive is, well, simple, a basic black mini-monolith that can sit flat or stand upright. As an aesthetic bonus, it comes in a curvy case, not some boring flat slab.
Its "turbo" USB 2.0 interface promises 25-percent faster performance than traditional USB 2.0, though that's just the manufacturer's claim. If anyone has any real-world data that can back that up, I'm all ears.
Of course, because the drive itself spins at 7,200 rpm, it should prove sufficiently speedy for all your storage needs, be they Windows- or Mac-based (it's compatible with both platforms).
SimpleDrive bundles Fabrik backup software, which is preloaded on the drive, but from what I can tell, this is an online-backup utility a la Mozy. If you're looking for software that can leverage the drive for local backups, check out Free Backup Software for Windows: 3 Excellent Tools That Don't Cost a Dime.
I don't know how many folks really need 2 terabytes of extra storage, but if you're one of them, this is the single best deal I've seen to date. Sellout risk: high!
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