It’s great that cloud storage has become so inexpensive because there really is tremendous value in being able to automatically back up your data and access it from anywhere. At the same time, there will never be a cloud storage solution that is as secure as a local off-line hard drive. It’s just not possible.

If you’re in the market for a new portable hard drive but you’ve been put off by high prices for high-capacity drives, you’re going to love this deal: From now through the end of the day on February 13th, you can get a WD 1TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive shipped to your door for under $60.

Here are some highlights from the product page on B&H:

  • 1TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption
  • Data Transfer Rates up to 5 Gb/s
  • Bus Powered
  • Automatic Local and Cloud Backup
  • WD Drive Utilities
  • Formatted NTFS for Windows
  • Reformat Required for Use with Mac OS X

WD 1TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive: $59.00 with free shipping or in-store pickup

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