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Storage Deals for When the Cloud Isn't Enough


This week, Amazon announced that Prime members now have access to unlimited cloud storage for photos. That's undoubtedly a nice perk and another win for cloud storage, but sometimes you need to keep your data closer. That's why we've rounded up the week's best storage deals. Save $37 on a Hitachi 2TB hard drive, grab a Sabrent hard drive enclosure for just $9, or save $55 on a QNAP NAS.

  1. Hitachi 0S03222Hitachi 2TB Deskstar CoolSpin 3.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive
    Store: Fry's Electronics
    Price: $59 with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $37
    Expires: November 6

    Is It Worth It?: Back again at the crazy-low price of $59, you'll save $37 on this Editors' Choice Hitachi 2TB HDD. Suitable for desktop PCs, this internal drive boasts CoolSpin technology for greater power efficiency, as well as quieter operation. It spins at 5400 RPM.

  2. Crucial FCCT256M4SSD1Refurbished Crucial 256GB M4 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD
    Store: Crucial
    Price: $84.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $115

    Is It Worth It?: If the HDD form factor no longer floats your boat, consider upgrading to the lightning-quick speeds of an SSD with this Crucial refurb. The M4 256GB SSD boasts read speeds of up to 500 MB/s and write speeds of up to 175 MB/s. An Editors' Choice pick and $115 price low, it's tied as the cheapest Crucial 256GB SSD we've ever seen. A 1-year Crucial warranty applies.

  3. Sabrent EC-S35KSabrent USB 3.0 to 3.5" SATA Hard Drive Enclosure
    Store: Fry's Electronics
    Price: $9 with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $24
    Expires: November 6

    Is It Worth It?: Swapping out hard drives is a labor of love, especially if you use a laptop. Alternatively, securely sharing large amounts of data across non-networked computers is a hassle. In both of these cases, an external drive enclosure, like this one from Sabrent, is an easy solution. This hot-swappable enclosure supports 3.5" SATA I/II drives, and provides speedy transfer rates with USB 3.0. Plus, this Editors' Choice enclosure is a $24 savings.

  4. Promise Pegasus J4Promise Pegasus J4 4-Bay Thunderbolt 2.5" SATA SSD/Hard Drive Enclosure
    Store: NeweggFlash
    Price: $249.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $455
    Expires: November 7

    Is It Worth It?: Are you a Mac user that needs beefier external storage? Step up to the powerful Promise Pegasus J4, a 4-bay SSD/HDD enclosure with not one, but two Thunderbolt ports and support for Time Machine in Mac OS X. A $455 savings, this deal is an easy Editors' Choice pick.

  5. QNAP TS-469L-USQNAP TS-469L 4-bay Diskless NAS Server
    Store: Newegg
    Price: $399.99 via coupon code "SPONDAYS214" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $55

    Is It Worth It?: For those with the greatest storage needs, the QNAP TS-469L NAS is an excellent server choice. Boasting 224 MB/s read speeds and 208 MB/s write speeds, this 4-bay network-attached storage enclosure features two USB 3.0 ports, WiFi, and RAID support. The coupon above cuts this NAS to $400, saving you $55.

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Marcy pens consumer news stories of all sorts, in addition to adding pithy prose to many of the roundups you see every day. Her work for DealNews has appeared on sites like Lifehacker, the Huffington Post, and MSN Money. She is by far the most metal member of the DealNews staff, and you can see why by following her on Twitter @ThatBonebright.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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