Back-to-school storage bargains

Store your schoolwork, photos and other files on these cheap storage devices

  • [[Artnid:323017|Western Digital My Passport]] Elite 500GB

    Price: $169 (Save $30)

    The Elite model in Western Digital's [[Artnid:323017|My Passport]] external hard drive range offers AES hardware encryption, a capacity gauge and cute little dock that makes it easier to prop up when connected. These features aren't too expensive either — and DickSmith is making things even easier by dropping the price to [[xref:|$169]].
  • [[Artnid:326576|Netgear Stora NAS device]]

    Price: $348 (Save $51)

    Frequently backing up computers is essential to ensure you don't lose school work, photos and other data. Though external hard drives are useful for backing up a single computer, network-attached storage (NAS) devices are a great way to back up multiple computers, as well as share videos, photos and music on your home network. Netgear's Stora is an easy-to-use NAS device, and it even gives you the ability to view all of your media online and share folders with friends who aren't connected to your local network. [[xref:|JB Hi-Fi is selling it for $348]] — $50 off the $399 RRP.
  • [[Artnid:323017|Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1TB]]

    Price: $299 (Save $80)

    If 500GB just isn't enough to carry all of your precious data, Western Digital's My Passport Essential SE might be a little more tempting. Sure, it doesn't have the capacity gauge or cute little dock, but Western Digital does manage to squeeze an entire terabyte into a pocket-sized hard drive that requires nothing more than a USB cable to operate. It's expensive, but Officeworks dulls the pain by shaving [[xref:|$80 off the $379 RRP]].
  • 4GB flash drive

    Price: 2 for $30

    Flash drives are a must for any schoolkid these days, but they are small and easy to lose. Why not pick up two at the same time? That way you'll always have one spare if the other is misplaced. DickSmith is currently offering two DSE-branded 4GB flash drives [[xref:|for $30]].

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