While having 83GB of free cloud storage has its perks, we sometimes prefer hardcopy backups of data. As such, we've rounded up a variety of data storage deals that run the gamut from portable hard drives and waterproof flash drives to an external DVD burner, and more.
Seagate Backup 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive bundled with Total Defense Premium Internet Security for Windows
Price: $34.99 via $60 mail-in rebate with about $4 s&h
Lowest By: $63
Expires: October 31
Is It Worth It?: Only 166 days until World Backup Day 2014! (It's March 31, by the way.) Gear up with the cheapest Editors' Choice Seagate 1TB portable hard drive bundle we've ever seen. For just $0.04/GB, you can own this USB 3.0 storage device and accompanying pre-loaded backup software.
Toshiba Canvio 1TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Store: Best Buy
Price: $62.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $5
Is It Worth It?: Don't need the bundled software? Then this Editors' Choice 1TB is a steal at $63; most merchants charge $75 or more for this 2.5" hard drive. For $0.06/GB you'll experience up to 5Gb/s transfer rate, and enjoy the perks of an internal shock sensor and ramp-loading technology, which help guard against damage.
Lenovo DB60 USB 2.0 External DVD Burner
Price: $14.99 via $20 mail-in rebate with about $4 s&h
Lowest By: $23
Expires: October 17
Is It Worth It?: Want to make DVD copies of data, say as a backup? This Editors' Choice external DVD burner, well, burns DVDs at 8x and CD-R media at 24x and features a 1.5MB buffer. It's easily hooked up via a USB 2.0 cable and comes pre-loaded with Corel DVD burning software
Silicon Power Touch 835 32GB Waterproof USB 2.0 Flash Drive
Price: $16.79 via coupon code "EMCWXWR89" with free shipping
Lowest By: $4
Expires: October 21
Is It Worth It?: This 32GB flash drive is perfect those hair-raising occasions when you need waterproof protection for your data. It's lightweight (0.16 oz) and light on price, at $0.52/GB. What's more, this pocket-sized storage device is also dustproof and shockproof.
Sony 32GB Class 10 UHS-1 microSDHC Card
Price: $22.95 with free shipping
Lowest By: $1
Is It Worth It?: The more data storage you've got, the more great work you can do in data-intensive disciplines such as video recording and photography. As such, this card (which will set you back $0.72/GB) is recommended for Full HD and 3D video recording, as well as high-resolution photo stills.
There are more bargains in the cards so to speak: Adorama also offers the Sony 8GB Class 10 UHS-1 microSDHC Card for $8.86 ($1.11/GB) and the Sony 16GB Class 10 UHS-1 microSDHC Card for $13.95 ($0.87/GB).