Get a 2TB portable hard drive and Adobe software for $109
This sweet bundle comes with your choice of Lightroom 5.0 or Photoshop and Premiere Elements 12.
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I'll never buy another PC that doesn't have a solid-state drive, because SSDs are awesome. Of course, unless I'm willing to pony up seriously big bucks, I'll have to live with a modest amount of storage -- probably no more than 256GB.
That's a problem if I want to do any serious photo or video work, as those files can get big. Thankfully, a supplemental external drive can add significant breathing room, and for relatively cheap.
Whichever bundle you choose, you're getting a mighty sweet external drive, one that delivers USB 3.0 speeds, automated local and cloud backups, optional password protection and a three-year warranty.
And because this is a portable drive, it's powered by your computer's USB port; no external AC adapter required.
I love these two bundles, because they pair exactly the kind of software that goes hand in hand with the need for extra storage. Lightroom, of course, is Adobe's heavyweight photo manager and editor, while Photoshop Elements is more consumer-oriented. Premiere Elements adds solid video editing to that mix. Good stuff all around.
I'm not sure how long these two deals will be available, so if you're in the market for either the drive or the software, why not grab the bundle? It's like getting a freebie on either side.
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