According to research firm IHS iSuppli, the floods in Thailand will shrink global HDD supply by 30% in the current quarter. Hard drive prices are expected to climb further in the coming months. If you're in need of storage, here are some deals to consider.
If you're looking for storage but don't need it to come in a portable form, then Buffalo has just the right one for you. The DriveStation has a capacity of 3TB and features USB 3.0 for fast read and write speeds.
The MiniStation Extreme comes in a compact and portable package but is rugged and features US Military Standard shock protection with specialized bumpers designed to absorb and transfer shock away from the hard disk due to accidental bumps and drops from up to 2 meters.
The M2 Portable is a 2.5-inch hard drive that is compact and looks good with its wave-style matte finish. It sports a USB 3.0 interface for fast read and write speeds and comes in a variety of colors to suit your taste.
If you don't really need the speed of USB 3.0 but prefer larger storage capacity, then the G3 Station will fit your bill. It features Samsung’s EcoGreen hard drive technology which is eco-friendly by eliminating TBBP-A and Halogen Components. The G Series drives also features lower noise and power consumption