Cloud storage solutions are increasingly popular these days, but there are still a number of downsides to keeping your files on remote, internet-connected servers. First of all, anything connected to the web is always going to be vulnerable to hackers. Second, how accessible is your data when it’s stored in the cloud? If you need a large file you have to wait for it to download, and if there’s no available internet connection, you’re out of luck.

Amazon is offering the shockingly sleek and slim Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive at a discount from now through the end of the day on Saturday, and it might be a much better solution for you than cloud-only options.

Some highlights:

  • The thinnest 1TB and 2TB portable hard drive with a uniquely tough and textured metal design
  • For Mac compatibility this Hard Drive requires reformatting. Refer to Application Guide for guidance on this
  • Complements all your other mobile devices-available in contemporary gold or platinum colors
  • Take advantage of Seagate’s reliable, cutting-edge 2.5-inch, 7mm HDD technology. Create easy customized backup plans with the included Seagate Dashboard software. With the Lyve app, you can automatically organize, manage and share your photos and videos. Back up your Facebook and Flickr photos. Also works with Google Drive and DropBox
  • Quick file transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity; USB bus-powered-no extra power supply necessary. OneDrive-200GB of free OneDrive cloud storage for 2 years is included when you register a new Backup Plus Ultra Slim portable drive (US$95 value)

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