Via its online store, WD is offering university staff and students a 20% discount on all products.
A once-off registration using a university email address is a prerequisite for obtaining the discount.
The inclusion of remote access in some WD storage products also gets around the "I forgot to bring it" problem.
Also included in the discount program are the WD TV Live media player and My Net dual-band routers.
Shipping is free on orders over $150.