What's better than cloud back-up? Local back-up, I hear you say. But how about both? If your ears perked up, this StackSocial deal could be your answer. Included is a bundle of IDrive's (a company we've already featured in a deal or two around here) new Wi-Fi 1TB Hard Drive and one year access to their 10TB IDrive Pro Personal cloud backup service, for a total of $97 instead of $475 — that's a 79% discount.
The IDrive Wi-Fi 1TB Hard Drive usually costs $99.99 by itself. It's a 256-bit AES encrypted external hard drive that plugs into Windows and Mac computers through a USB interface, but also has built-in Wi-Fi (and a 3000mAh battery) to receive backups over your local network from your computers as well as your Android or iOS devices. It comes with 1 free year of the 1TB IDrive Pro Personal cloud backup plan, about a $45 value.
However, if you need more cloud storage, IDrive sells their yearly 10TB Pro Personal plan for around $375, but StackSocial's deal essentially gives you back $3, providing both the Wi-Fi drive and the 10TB plan for $97. You'll have to activate your plan within 90 days of the purchase, so it seems like you won't be able to benefit in succession from the drive's free year of 1TB Pro then the bundle's year of 10TB Pro. On the upside, if you wish to renew your 10TB Pro for another year, it will only cost you $59 as opposed to $375.
StackSocial's deal ends in 4 days and should be a no-brainer if you were already considering the IDrive Wi-Fi Hard Drive. You're paying $3 less and getting a much better cloud backup option for it.