After really lagging on backing up my home notebooks I started shopping online for a cheap USB 2.0 external drive. I needed at least 150 GB to cover each of my three laptops and nothing fancy. On my way to the cafÃƒÆ’Ã†’Ãƒâ€šÃ‚© today I stopped by Radio Shack to buy a simple surge protector and found this great deal on my way out of the store!
The Maxtor Basics Personal Storage 3200 is a pretty basic external drive that comes in 100 GB, 200 GB and 300 GB variations. The drive is pretty basic, has only a single USB connector (cable included), and runs at 7200 RPM.
The 200 GB version is normally $149.99, but thereÃƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã¢â€ž¢s a $70 mail-in rebate for a total of only $79.99. The deal is only good through June 17 and is available in store or online with free shipping (link below).
I normally avoid this store at all costs for computer wares because of the extremely limited inventory and knowledge, but they do have decent deals if you know what youÃƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã¢â€ž¢re looking for and itÃƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã¢â€ž¢s rebate season.
Link (Product Page at Maxtor)