Cloud storage Stories May 22, 2016

expiredSeagate 4TB Portable, Bus-powered USB 3 Hard Drive w/ 200GB Cloud: $105 shipped

 

Newegg/ebay offers the Seagate Slim 4TB portable hard drive bundled with 200GB of cloud storage for $104.99 with free shipping.  That’s $95 off retail and tied for the lowest price we’ve seen for this very portable hard drive with massive 4TB of space. It is USB 3 fast and is bus powered meaning you don’t need to carry around power cables and it fits in a jacket/purse/bag pocket for convenient transport. Over 5,000 Amazon reviewers love this even at higher prices giving it an impressive 4.6/5 star rating.

In addition, Seagate offers 200GB of cloud storage for 2 years using its OneDrive account. 

Cloud storage Stories February 3, 2016

Update: The price is now $122.99 shipped.

Amazon offers the Seagate Slim 4TB portable hard drive bundled with 200GB of cloud storage for $119.99 with free shipping.  That’s $60 off retail and the lowest price we’ve seen for this very portable hard drive with massive 4TB of space. It is USB 3 fast and is bus powered meaning you don’t need to carry around power cables and it fits in a jacket/purse/bag pocket for convenient transport. Over 5,000 Amazon reviewers love this even at higher prices giving it an impressive 4.5/5 star rating.

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Cloud storage Stories November 26, 2015

Right now you can secure a year of unlimited cloud storage from Amazon for just $5. This plan typically costs $59.99. Use this online storage as part of your backup plan for important digital files. With the mobile apps for iOS/Android you can “quickly view, organize, and share things when you need to.”

Only looking to store photos on Amazon’s cloud? That plan is on sale for just $1 (Reg. $12). Note: All Prime members already have access to this service.

Both of the deals were advertised in Amazon’s Cyber Monday announcement.

Cloud storage Stories October 26, 2015

expiredWD My Cloud 4TB NAS Personal Cloud Storage: $140 shipped (Reg. $200)

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals offers the WD My Cloud 4TB Personal Cloud Storage for $139.99 shipped. That’s good for $80 off the original price, $52 less than Amazon, $20 less than our previous mention and the largest discount that we have seen. 

This is the #1 best-selling Network Attached Storage system over at Amazon. It features 4TB of storage for music, movies, backups and other data. Use it as a media server in conjunction with streaming devices and connected TVs. Rated 3.6/5 stars by over 950 Amazon customers.

Looking for more peace-of-mind with your data? Amazon has the WD My Cloud Mirror 4TB 2-bay Personal Storage System for $239.99 shipped. That’s $60 off the original MSRP, the lowest Amazon has ever sold it for and the best current price we can find. This system will automatically backup your files across two hard drives, ensuring an extra copy if one were to ever fail. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Cloud storage Stories October 19, 2015

Amazon offers the Seagate Slim 4TB portable hard drive bundled with 200GB of cloud storage for $149.99 with free shipping. (Best Buy too) That’s $90 off retail and the lowest price we’ve seen for this USB bus powered super small hard drive with massive 4TB of space. It is USB 3 fast and is bus powered meaning you don’t need to carry around power cables and it fits in a jacket/purse/bag pocket for convenient transport. Over 5,000 Amazon reviewers love this even at higher prices giving it an impressive 4.5/5 star rating.

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Cloud storage Stories March 26, 2015

Amazon has revamped its Cloud Drive offerings to include two new unlimited plans. You can now choose between unlimited photo storage for $11.99 per year or unlimited everything storage for $59.99 per year. Those who choose to go with the photo plan will also be allotted an additional 5GB of unrestricted storage. That means you can store as many photos as you’d like on Amazon’s cloud plus 5GB of videos, documents, and other piece of your digital life.

For comparison sake, here are the most popular plans Amazon previously offered: 5GB for free, 20GB for $10 per year, and 50GB for $25 per year. There’s no longer a completely free tier, but Amazon is offering a free 3-month trial of either service.

amazon-prime-photo-unlimitedIf you’re a frequent Amazon shopper and are considering the Unlimited Photos plan, then you’d probably be better off signing up for Prime ($99 per year). It includes free unlimited photo storage along with a host of other benefits like free 2-day shipping and Prime Instant Video.

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Cloud storage Stories February 10, 2015

expiredGet 100GB of cloud storage at OneDrive for free

As far as collecting cloud storage goes, this is a pretty easy one. Microsoft is offering two years of an extra 100GB of cloud storage for no cost if you sign up for its free Bing Rewards Program. which is free to join. Even if you are already a Bing Rewards member, you are still eligible to grab the free space. It’s a pretty good deal for Office 365 or Windows users, with essentially no strings attached.

To redeem, simply create a Bing Rewards account or login to your existing one and click on the free storage offer on your dashboard. This offer ends on February 28th.

If you are a Google Drive user, check out this simple way to get an extra 2GB of storage.

Cloud storage Stories January 7, 2015

expiredAmazon Fire Phone 32GB Unlocked GSM w/ 1 year Prime membership $189 shipped (Reg. $449)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering its 32GB Amazon Fire Phone (Unlocked GSM) w/ a 1 year Prime membership for $189 shipped. That’s $260 under the regular list price, the lowest we’ve seen on an unlocked model by around $20 or more and the best price we can find.

Along with all of the shipping and content benefits that come with a full year of Prime membership ($99 value), Fire Phone features 2GB RAM, 13MP camera, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and a 4.7″ HD display all running on a 2.2GHz quad-core processor. It also includes free cloud storage for Fire Phone photos and access to over 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, apps and more. More details below and on 9to5Google.

Note: In the US, it is compatible with all GSM networks like those from AT&T, T-Mobile and others. It will not work on CDMA networks like Verizon and Sprint’s.

This model has received a 4/5 star rating from over 2,000 customers. It ships with a USB charging cable and power adapter as well as “premium” in-ear headphones with remote and mic.

Cloud storage Stories December 9, 2014

Seagate has entered the high capacity storage arms race today with its 8TB Archive 3.5-inch internal hard drive. What has previously cost nearly $1,000 can now be had in a TB matching package for $270 or roughly $.03 per gigabyte. Seagate is pushing down what was a nearly unreachable price point for consumers into a market where some backup options don’t get you nearly the storage for the money.

The Seagate Archive internal hard drive line will also be available in 6 and 5TB sizes as well, these drives are “engineered for 24×7 workloads of 180TB per year” and offer SATA performance of up to 6GB/s. While the average user may not have the need for a huge storage option like this, when utilizing partions into small chunks this would make a great backup option for multiple computer homes or small businesses.

If this of interest to you for your home or business setup, we recommend checking out an external inclosure for these types of drives that makes it more flexible solution to your storage. The Seagate Archive line of products will be available in January of 2015.

Head below for full specs from Seagate…

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Cloud storage Stories October 9, 2014

WD My Cloud 3TB Personal Cloud Storage: $150 shipped (orig. $200)

Buy via eBay Daily Deals offers the WD My Cloud 3TB Personal Cloud Storage (model WDBCTL0030HWT-NESN) for $149.99 with free shipping. That’s $50 below list, $29 better than Amazon’s current asking price, and within $10 of the best deal we have ever seen.

It features a Dual-Core processor, gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 expansion port, and mobile apps so you can access your digital files from anywhere in the world. More features and specs from WD.

Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars from 2,481 Amazon reviewers.

Cloud storage Stories August 11, 2014

The GeckoEye is a new solar powered surveillance camera system that is designed to replace a number of other similar devices with a single solution. It is a two part system that features small 1.7-inch GeckoEye camera units that connect over WiFi or a cellular network to the GeckoEye base station. The camera system can be used for traditional surveillance outside your home/office, to monitor infants, or even on-the-go.

Made of either a durable aluminum or polycarbonate casing, the small GeckoEye cams come with “special mounting features” that allow them to be placed just about “anywhere,” as well as motion detection, a sensitive microphone, and can be powered via the built-in solar panels.

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Cloud storage Stories April 23, 2014

Update (4/24 9:15am): We just wanted to clarify that the offer is for 100GB of total cloud space: 50GB as traditional storage and 50GB used for syncing to keep files/media uniform across all of your IDrive devices. Feel free to hit us up in the comment section if you have any other questions.

Cloud storage and sync service IDrive is now offering iOS users 100GB of cloud storage for just $0.99 a year. After announcing a very similar deal for Android recently, iPhone and iPad users can now grab the 100GB of cloud storage and syncing (50GB backup + 50GB sync) for just a fraction of the price of Apple’s iCloud service as an in-app purchase inside the free IDrive (Online Backup) app. By comparison, Apple charges $100 per year for 50GB of storage, with an additional 10GB upgrade for $20.

IDrive offers a simple way to backup contacts, calendar info, photos and other files and sync them across all your devices. You’ll find sharing features with permissions and password options, as well as gallery functionality for viewing photos and videos. You can see the full feature list and security details below:

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Cloud storage Stories December 4, 2013

From 9to5Google

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Amazon is hardly the first Cloud Storage provider to throw their hat in the special offer arena, in fact it seems like the cool thing to do these days. With that in mind, it’s worth noting that Amazon is throwing its hat into the proverbial free cloud storage offer with 50GB of storage with the purchase of over 100 carrier-branded Android smartphones.

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