Daily deal – Western Digital 320GB external drive for $115

My daily deal for today is the Western Digital “My Passport Essential” portable hard drive. With a whopping 320GB of storage, you’ll have enough space to make full backups of your laptop, and room to carry along most of your music and video collection.

This external drive does not require a power supply, as it can run off the power delivered by the USB port on your laptop. 320GB is enough for almost 80,000 MP3 files, or around 50 compressed movies.

By carrying an external drive, you can also create a safe place to store sensitive documents, especially if you add an encryption program like Truecrypt to the drive.

The Western Digital 320GB My Passport Essential is currently on sale at Newegg.com for just $114.99, with free 3-day shipping. The only downside to this deal, is that the price only applies to the RED drive.

If 320GB is a little too much for you, then you can opt for a 160GB version for $79.99, or this 250GB version for $99.99.