PC Show 2012 - Cameras, Printers, Monitors & Storage Buying Guide

Storage - Buffalo, Imation & Seagate


External hard drives' prices hit the roof last year due to the floods in Thailand which affected the factories manufacturing them. So we're sure many of you have put off your external storage purchases during the last consumer electronics fair. With a bit of scouting around the PC Show this year, we have found that prices have now come down. So check out what the PC Show 2012 has to offer in terms of external storage!


Buffalo (Level 6, Hall 603)



Buffalo Portable HDD MiniStation USB 3.0

External storage is slowly becoming affordable again, and you can check out the Buffalo MiniStation if you're in need of 1TB of portable storage. It's USB 3.0 compatible for faster read and write speeds, and is shock protected as well as offering data encryption.

  • PC Show Price: $139
  • Usual Price: $179
  • Promotion: Free pouch


Buffalo External HDD DriveStation

If you don't need something portable, then the DriveStation offers good value with its special PC show price. It's USB 3.0 compatible so no worries about transferring data to and from your PC at faster speeds than a USB 2.0 connection.

  • PC Show Price: $159 (2TB), $219 (3TB)
  • Usual Price: $189 (2TB), $259 (3TB)


Click here for Buffalo external storage brochures.


Imation (Level 6, Hall 602)

Imation Apollo Expert M300 Portable Hard Drive 

Imation offers a 1TB portable hard drive, which supports USB 3.0 for faster transfer of data.

  • PC Show Price: $139
  • Usual Price: $179
  • Promotion: Free pouch


Click here for Imation external storage brochures.


Seagate (Level 4, Hall 401; Level 6, Hall 602, Harvey Norman)



Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex UltraPortable Drive USB 3.0

Need something portable to backup, store, access and transfer files anywhere? Check out Seagate's FreeAgent GoFlex UltraPortable Drive which supports USB 3.0 and comes in three "sizes".

  • PC Show Price: $103 (500GB), $149 (1TB), $209 (1.5TB)


Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk Drive

If you don't need something portable and look to save a bit, opt for a desktop external hard drive instead, with Seagate's FreeAgent GoFlex Desk which comes preloaded with automatic backup and encryption software. It even includes an illuminate capacity gauge to inform you when storage is running out.

  • PC Show Price: $149 (1TB), $179 (2TB), $239 (3TB)


Click here for Seagate external storage brochures.
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