- Western Digital Black 500GB M.2 SSD for $63
Western Digital's "Black" line are their highest grade of drives, and come with a 5-year warranty.
The 500GB WD Black M.2 SSD is on sale for $63, and normally sells for about $80.
- 25% to 35% Off Computer RAM and Accessories, Extra $5 Off With AmEx (expired: the sale expired on 8/9)
Kingston Technology's HyperX brand is known for quality RAM modules for desktop and laptop computers, and for some gaming accessories like computer mice.
It is rare to find a hot deal on their products.
They are having a rare sale of 25% to 35% off of certain tech products.
In addition to the rare discounts direct from the manufacturer, we got $5 back when paying with an American Express card that had been enrolled in Shop Small.
Surprisingly, Kingston Technology is considered a small business and is
listed on the Shop Small website
at the time of this post.
Within an hour after making a $10+ purchase, enrolled American Express card members may get an email confirming the $5 credit.
When shopping, make sure you know what is compatible with the computer you own or plan to buy.
Check the computer manual for memory requirements (DDR4, 2666MHz speed, etc.).
For example, Intel's NUC 10 mini PC uses SO-DIMM (laptop) DDR4 memory and 2666MHz speed, and is compatible with the above SO-DIMM memory.
If someone is looking at getting the NUC 10, it is on sale
for $400 at Microcenter
without memory and disk (normally $430 and up).
The Mini PC would have very nice specs with the above HyperX 32GB SO-DIMM memory kit for $102, then add an SSD for about $60.
That provides a powerful mini PC for under $600 that just needs a keyboard & mouse (wired or wireless) and a connection to a monitor or TV.
Its Thunderbolt port and USB 3.2 ports provide a lot of room for expansion, by adding external hard drives, monitors, and an eGPU.
Other than computer memory, HyperX is also selling:
- Razer Gaming Mouse in White for $24
A white computer mouse is rare, and Razer is a good brand.
The white color will show dirt more than black, but is a different look.
Note that some buyers of Razer mice noticed spyware-like data collection after installing the Razer driver software.
Razer has responded to these claims.
We own one Razer mouse, and chose not to install their driver software on a PC.
It is almost fully functional as a mouse using the default Windows drivers, without the features driven by the Razer software:
key bindings, macros, and RGB-light customizing on the mouse.
- Western Digital 10TB External/Desktop USB Drive $165
Western Digital Elements 10TB USB3.0 Desktop/External Drie for $190, and apply code EMCDMGG53 to get $25 off.
"Desktop" means it sits on a desk, plugs into a computer's USB port, and the included power cord plugs into an electrical outlet.
They do sell "portable" drives which are designed to be portable, and power themselves with their included USB data cable.
The 10TB capacity is massive, capable of storing about:
160 hours of HD-quality videos,
160,000 24-megapixel raw/uncompressed camera photos, or
over 2 million jpeg photos taken by a smartphone.
If you want to put the 10TB drive inside a desktop computer, grab some guitar picks and watch this video.
Doing this may void Western Digital's 2-year warranty, but saves about $100 when buying an internal drive.
- Seagate Portable 5TB Hard Drive for $90
Seagate 5TB Portable Hard Drive for $90 with free shipping.
Non-Costco members can order with a 5% surcharge ($94.50 before tax).
This is the small "portable" external hard drive that uses just one USB cable for power and data, so no need to carry a separate power cord with you.
We used a similar portable drive when we could travel, for storing thousands of photos taken with a camera.