home : hot deals & information involving: computer hardware Thursday, November 13, 2014
- Intel 530-Series 120GB Solid State Drive for $55 (expired)
Intel 530-Series 120GB Solid State Drive for $65, and code FSMPCBFX applies $10 off in the cart.
Intel makes some of the most reliable SSDs on the market, and it usually sells for $65.
This SSD can be used inside a laptop computer, and this kit includes a SATA cable and a bracket for installing inside a desktop computer.
- 20% off of select Rosewill Products, code: RWMAILBZ
Newegg is offering a 20% discount on 48 Rosewill products they sell, when applying code
in the cart.
Deals on the list include:
Crucial M500 240GB Solid State Drive for $90 today.
This is a great deal at a cost of 38¢ per GB.
The Crucial M500 is not our favorite, but we know a lot of companies who are happy to use this SSD in their laptops and servers.
Also, they are selling an Intel 530-Series 120GB SSD for $65 (54¢/GB) with code EXLWPHC27 if you received a promotional email from Newegg this morning.
Check your email to see if Newegg sent you a "secret codes unlocked" email, because that code only works for select Newegg customers.
It is rare to see the Intel 120GB priced at $65.
Intel 240GB Solid State Drive with 5-year warranty for $110 with free shipping.
It usually goes for around $130.
For a reliable SSD for use inside a laptop or desktop computer, Intel and Samsung 840-Series are our favorites.
Intel drives usually cost a little more than the Samsung drives, but they have superb warranty coverage.
- Toshiba Canvio 1TB Portable USB Hard Drive $45 or $36.75
Toshiba Canvio Connect 1TB Portable USB3.0 Hard Drive for $55, and code 33466 applies $10 off in the cart.
Enter the code by adding the hard drive, viewing the cart, and clicking "Add/Edit Coupons and Rewards."
Staples inventory is regional, so it could be in-stock for some people and out of stock for others.
If Staples sent you a 15% off coupon earlier this week, you can use it on this purchase to get this deal for $36.75 after coupons.
For instructions on how to subscribe to the Staples coupons by text message, click here.
This, and many other portable 1TB drives, usually sell for around $60.
External DVD Drive for $15, Writer for $20:
DVDs are being phased out as personal storage media, since hard drives, USB flash drives, and online "cloud" storage are easier and cheaper than burning discs.
Many tablets and laptop computers do not even have built-in CD/DVD drives.
If your tablet or laptop has a USB port, and you want a CD/DVD drive, these deals are available:
Burning DVDs are still cheap, at a cost of about 3¢ to 4¢ per GB, however time consuming.
Burning a single disc can take 15 minutes at 8X (external DVD writer speed).
Also, DVDs written by consumer drives have a limited shelf life of about 4-5 years, depending on the quality of the discs used.
- Crucial M500 240GB SSD for $95.39
Crucial M500 240GB Solid State Drive for $106, and code
applies 10% off in the cart.
To use the 10% discount, you must choose Visa Checkout instead of Newegg's regular checkout.
Visa Checkout works like Paypal, where you can pay with any major credit card, including Master Card and American Express.
- Samsung 3TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drive $95
Samsung D3 Station 3TB USB3.0 Desktop/External Hard Drive for $95 today.
It usually sells for around $120, and comes with a 3-year warranty.
DVI-to-VGA Adapter for $3 with code EMCWPPH59 .
If your desktop computer had a DVI video port, and you want to connect a VGA monitor, this adapter converts DVI to VGA.
Every video card comes with one, but if you lost yours, this one is available for $3.
Autel AutoLink AL301 Vehicle Code Reader for $20.
Usually goes for around $27.
According to their website, it connects to a car's OBD2 port, to read (and clear) diagnostic trouble codes.
Many cars will simply light their a "check engine light", and you need to visit a mechanic to figure out the problem.
A device like this, if compatible with your 1996 or newer vehicle, will let you see the diagnostic message on the car's computer.
To see if your vehicle is compatible with an ODB2 connector, locate the ODB2 port in your car.
Once your ODB2 reader tells you the trouble code, you can look it up to see what the car's computer is reporting.
Zyxel 16-Port Gigabit Switch for $50 with code EMCWPWD69 .
A great quality gigabit switch with 16 ports like this would normally go for at least $75, so $50 is a great deal.
- Crucial M500 120GB SSD for $58 (expired)
Crucial M500 (model CT120M500SSD1) 120GB Solid State Drive for $58 today (48¢/GB).
It is a very good price for a highly rated SSD.
Personally, our Thinkpad laptops all had issues with older models of the Crucial SSDs in some Thinkpad laptops, so Crucial are not our favorites.
However we know several companies that have chosen the Crucial M500 SSDs for their important server computers, and they never had any problems with them.
We do recommend Crucial, however our favorite SSD is the Samsung 840-Series which usually runs for a little more that the Crucial at about 52¢ per GB.
- Seagate 2TB Portable USB Drive & 32GB Flash Drive $90
Seagate 2TB Slim/Portable USB3.0 Drive in Red for $90, and a free Adata 32GB USB Flash Drive is added to the cart automatically.
The 2TB drive usually goes for around $100, and the 32GB Flash Drive for around $18.
USB3.0 drives are compatible with regular USB and USB3.0 ports.
For an internal desktop hard drive deal, Newegg posted a Seagate Hybrid 4TB Hard Drive with 8GB Caching SSD for $160 (usually goes for at least $170).
It has 64MB of cache (most hard drives have 16 to 32 MB), and 8GB of SSD storage which it uses to cache frequently accessed data.
This should be one of the best performing large-capacity consumer-grade hard drives on the market.
- PNY 240GB SSD for $80 after rebate
PNY Optima 240GB Solid State Drive for $100 when you apply code
Also a $20 mail-in rebate is available, making it $80 after rebate (33¢/GB).
The drive has pretty good reviews.
- Samsung 2.5" 1TB Laptop Hard Drive $55
Samsung 1TB Hard Drive, small 2.5" size, for $55 today.
This, and other laptop 1TB hard drives usually go for around $65.
It can go inside a laptop computer or inside a portable drive enclosure, like this enclosure for $9.90 with code AF0909EX1
- Sale on some Sandisk Flash Drives, USB Drives, and SSDs
They run a sale on SanDisk products every few months, and is a good time to get memory cards, a USB flash drive, and a SSD.
Deals on the list include,
Western Digital Black 2TB 7200rpm Hard Drive for $120 with code EMCPAPH22 (6¢/GB).
If you are buying components for a server or computer that needs to be reliable (like a database server), the Western Digital "Black" series are some of the best drives in the consumer-grade class.
Includes a 5-year warranty.
- Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD for $200
Samsung 840-EVO Series 500GB Solid State Drive for $200 through Newegg's Ebay store (40¢/GB).
It usually goes for around $230, and the Samsung EVO-Series SSDs are rated some of the best on the market today.
- Crucial 256GB SSD for $95
NCIX is a Canadian retailer of computer products, and NCIXUS.com is their website for US customers.
They are currently offering a Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive for $105 with free shipping, which is about $10 to $25 less than most other stores.
Additionally, if you are a new NCIX customer, apply code NEWCUSTOMER10INSTANT082014 to get $10 off, making it $95 (37¢/GB).
- Portable 1TB USB Drive & $25 Card for $70
Dell Portable Backup 1TB USB Hard Drive for $70 with free shipping.
Add one to the cart, and a $25 Dell Promo eGift Card automatically appears in the cart.
This is a small hard drive, larger than a USB thumb drive but small enough to fit inside a pocket or purse.
It powers itself through the included USB data cable, so no need to carry around an extra power cable.
Portable 1TB hard drives usually go for around $70, but Dell's free $25 eGift Card with purchase makes this a great deal.
You will have 90 days to spend your free $25 at Dell.com before the credit expires.