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Working on the new MacBook Pro with fixed hard disk space, pretty much forces me to handle bigger projects with external drives. I often work with a slim external USB 3.0 SATA Drive, and for larger files where I need more performance I can work with Solid State drives, and for the fastest speeds I switch to a portable SSD Thunderbolt adapter.

The problem with always working with external drives is having the drive dangling around. I was searching for a simple (non-permanent) way to mount a drive to the back of my laptop screen, and came up with a new use for these cheap Super Sticky Dash Mats.

Here are a few images below using my 'corny' dash mat mount. Obviously you want to work with a lightweight portable drive like the Seagate Slim (found here), but these mats are sticky enough to carry my Seagate Portable Thunderbolt adapter for true performance editing (found here).

Sticky Dash Mat Hard Drive Mount Laptop Macbook Cheesycam
Slim Seagate USB 3.0 Hard Drive Mounted with Dash Mat

Seagate Thunderbolt SSD Drive
Need Speed? My portable Thunderbolt Adapter for SSD Drives

Check out the holding power of these dash mats. That's a 5 pound weight (not even using full surface area) held vertically. That would be the equivalent of mounting 15 of my solid state drives together. [A Canon 5D DSLR weighs under 2 pounds] Definitely more than enough super strong holding power for just one drive.

These dash mats can probably be found at your local hardware or office store, but the cheapest is .99 cents via eBay (click here).

non slip dash mat temporary hard drive mount Macbook DIY
find-price-button Super Sticky Reusable Washable Dash Mat

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Cyber Monday Deals

I can't wrap my head around all the deals this weekend, but as far as what I think might be of interest to this audience, here's a short list.

Adobe Lightroom V5. (expires in a few hours).
Great Deal especially if you're working with RAW images (or even CinemaDNG files).
Adobe Lightroom V5 $121.00 Now just $72 dollars (found here).

Rokinon Lens Deals.
They seem to be promoting these quite a bit today (and selling quite a few).
Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Lens - Choice in Mount $279 (found here)
Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye (Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Sony) $199 (found here)

Panasonic GH3 Save $300 OFF
Probably the most full featured MFT Video & Photo Camera. It rocks.
Panasonic GH3 Camera -$300 OFF Cyber Monday (found here)

Sigma Macro Lens - ALL MOUNTS -$300 OFF
Portraits or up close details. Great for Wedding & Event Coverage.
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Lens -$300 OFF - Cyber Monday (found here)

Canon Powershot S110 -$100 OFF
Nothing beats a solid pocketable camera. If you can't afford the $750 Sony RX100, the Canon S110 for just $219 (today) is my next suggestion.
Canon Powershot S110 - Cyber Monday (found here)

Seagate 3TB Drive + THUNDERBOLT Dock
These are so awesome, I own three. If you're working with SSD Sata drives (BlackMagic Cinema Cameras), you can dock directly to this and start editing. Once you work with Thunderbolt Speeds, it's hard to go back to USB. Sucks for me - I paid over $400+ each. Today, you can get it for just $199.
Seagate Backup Plus 3 TB Drive + Thunderbolt Dock Desktop External Hard Drive (found here)

Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC / SDXC 32GB - 64GB
A must have for the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera to shoot RAW. 64GB will give you about 20 minutes of RAW on the BMPCC, time to stock up. They are now up to 30% cheaper than when I purchased them.
Sandisk EXTREME PRO SDHC / SDXC Up to 30% OFF (found here)

Canon 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II
Newest version. Originally $2499, now down to $2K. But wait, could this also qualify for the current Mail-In-Rebate for an additional $300 OFF bringing it down to just $1700?
Lens Listing: Canon 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II - Checkout Price $2K (found here).
Mail-In-Rebate: Additional $300 OFF (found here)

[Keep checking back as i'll be updating through the day].

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