Most of us don't go around thinking about the joys of data storage, and then it happens: a computer crashes, a document gets corrupted, or Uncle Harry asks for a copy of that goofy photo you took at last year's Christmas party when he put the frilly red lampshade on his head. If your backup or storage options work for you, then you're set. And if not? Uh oh.
Since we're much more fond of "oh yeah!" than "uh oh," we've got five deals that will help address your data storage needs. And for the purpose of this round up, we are re-branding USB to stand for "U SAVE BIG."
Super Talent 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card
Price: $28.75 via coupon code "MLC114UN" with free shipping
Lowest By: $4
Is It Worth It?: Here's that first "oh yeah!" of the day. This deal is an Editors' Choice, and simply unbeatable. With free shipping this 32GB SDHC card will cost you just $0.90/GB, which is the lowest total no-rebate price we've ever seen for any such card. This SDHC card, offered by Meritline, features high-speed class 10 ratings and a write protection switch to prevent accidental data deletion.
10GB of Pogoplug Cloud Storage
Price: Free with signup
Lowest By: $2
Expires: November 16
Is It Worth It?: With this deal, you get 10GB of cloud storage for free, and for life. Can you say "oh yeah!" people? This is a great option for storing personal photos and videos from your smartphone, and you can also set up streaming from your cloud straight to your mobile device. Pogoplug also allows you to connect via Facebook, Google+, and Twitter with a single click.
Wintec 32GB Filemate USB 3.0 Flash Drive
Price: $29.99 via coupon code "EMCJJJE72" with free shipping
Lowest by: $5
Is It Worth It?: Offered by newegg, this may be the flash drive deal of the month; at just $0.94/GB, it's tied as the lowest total price we've seen for a 32GB USB 3.0 drive without rebate hassles. The Wintec features read times up to 45MB/s and write times up to 30MB/s, and it's backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports. We rank this deal as an Editors' Choice, so repeat after us: "OH YEAH!"
DSLR Camera-Shaped 8GB USB Flash Drive
Price: $14.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $3
Is It Worth It?: Say yeah and smile! This USB flash drive looks like a camera, with the "body" as the drive cap, and the "lens" as the drive. Offered by Meritline, this flash drive is picture perfect for avid photographers, and at $1.88/GB, it won't take away from any new-camera budget. Be advised that this item will take about two to three weeks to arrive, so order now if you're considering it as a stocking stuffer for your favorite shutterbug.
Seagate FreeAgent 3TB NAS Hard Drive
Price: $169.99 with in-store pickup
Lowest by: $55
Is It Worth It?: Available for pickup at Best Buy, this Seagate boasts enough storage space to hold your treasure trove of movies, song, videos, audio, and still have room for an entire library of books. This Network Attached Storage device is designed to provide centralized storage and data backup for multiple PCs, and it can connect to a wireless router via the Gigabit Ethernet connection; users can then access the drives media wirelessly. At just $0.06/GB, it's another Editors' Choice, and one more reason to proclaim... well, you know at this point.
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