- 64GB Flash Drive for USB and iPhone/iPad $58
HooToo 64GB USB3.0 Flash Drive with Lightning Connector for connecting an iPhone or iPad for $58.
It provides an easy way to backup your photos from the iPhone or iPad.
Beware, those use "TLC" memory to store your data.
While this new technology performs fast, they can be fairly unreliable technology and could give bad news for those who do not keep good backups of their data.
If performance (speed of reads and writes) and reliability are most important, check out the Samsung 850 EVO-Series Solid State Drives.
They include a 5-year warranty, and rated one of the best performing, most reliable SSDs on the market today.
If data security is important, check out a Samsung 850 "Pro" solid state drive.
It is also one of the best performing, most reliable SSDs on the market, and has built-in hardware AES encryption (if your laptop supports it).
These are also backed by a 10-year warranty.
To see if your laptop is compatible with hardware encryption, boot to the BIOS (normally F1, F8, F10, or DEL on bootup), look under its Security settings, and see if your laptop has a "HDD Password" or "Hard Disk Encryption" setting (example video). Note that this is separate than the BIOS's password, supervisor password, and boot passwords. If you do have a hard disk encryption password feature, your laptop can automatically encrypt your entire Samsung 850 Pro SSD without needing special decryption software, protecting your data if your laptop is stolen.
Seagate Surveillance 4TB Hard Drive (ST4000VX000) for $120 with code ESCEKEN29 (3¢/GB).
We use one for backups, although it really meant for constant use in DVR systems.
It performs fairly well, averaging 80 megabytes per second reads and writes, which is more than enough to store and play high-definition videos.
Seagate Backup Plus 8TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drive for $200 with code EMCEKEG35 (2.5¢/GB).
Inside is a Seagate 8TB "Archive" hard drive, rated at 30 to 50 megabytes per second write speed.
This means it can take over 48 hours to backup 8TB of data.
Be sure to read the reviews before ordering.
Includes a 2 year warranty.
- Western Digital My Passport Cinema 1TB USB Drive for $50
BuyDig.com is offering a Western Digital My Passport Cinema 1TB Portable USB Hard Drive for $50 through their Ebay store.
They normally sell it for about $89.
Beware it does have some negative reviews about its movie download feature.
It comes pre-loaded with 8 movies in 4K UltraHD format, but you must sign up for M-Go and pay for each movie.
People say the cost is high and the playback can be buggy on some TVs.
However, you can always format the 1TB drive and use as your own portable storage.
Other portable 1TB drives sell for around $54.
- Mushkin 240GB SSD for $62 on Mobile
On your mobile device, search for this Mushkin Enhanced ECO2 240GB Solid State Drive for $75 on Newegg.com or the Newegg app.
Add it to the cart with promo code MBL160521A to get it for $62.
The promo code only works on mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc).
This deal expires today.
- Western Digital Elements 1TB Portable USB3.0 Drive $40
Western Digital Elements Portable 1TB USB3.0 Hard Drive for $40 with free shipping today.
Also available with same-day in-store pickup.
Normally sells for about $65.
CyberPower 1500VA Pure Sine Wave UPS for $155 with code EMCEJFG37 .
Normally sells for about $215 and is our favorite Battery Backup UPS on the market today.
It can protect all your computers, monitors, and network gear in your office, up to 900 watts.
CyberPower is not as popular as APC, but I like their quality better.
This particular one, the Pure Sine Wave model, protects electronics better than most UPSs as shown in this video.
Western Digital Black 5TB 7200rpm Hard Drive for $190 with code ESCEJFG22 (3.8¢/GB).
and includes a five year warranty.
Western Digital's warranty service is decent, costing about $6 to ship them your broken drive using the box and shipping label they send your replacement drive in.
Regarding Intel CPUs, the above are the regular CPUs (not the "K" models).
The above CPUs are great for business work, but if you only want your computer to do personal tasks and play games, consider getting the Intel CPUs that end in "K" instead.
The "K" Intel CPUs (like i7-6700K and i5-6400K) give a slight boost in performance, but lack some virtualization capabilities useful for developers.
A-Data Premier 120GB Solid State Drive for $35.
Pretty good reviews, and 120GB SSDs normally sell for at $39 and up.
This is a great deal if you are looking to upgrade a laptop's hard drive (slow) to a Solid State Drive (fast).
Replacing a laptop's hard drive with an SSD gives a big performance boost, and far cheaper than buying a new laptop.
If data security is important, look at a Samsung 850 Pro SSD which supports hardware full-disk-encryption (FDE) on compatible laptops.
They are very expensive compared to regular SSDs, because they can provide automatic security from theft on compatible laptops.
To see if your laptop is compatible,
boot to the BIOS (normally F1, F8, F10, or ESC on bootup), look under its Security settings, and see if your laptop has a "HDD Password" or "Hard Disk Encryption" setting (example video).
Note that this is separate than the BIOS's password, supervisor password, and boot passwords.
If your laptop does have a hard disk encryption password feature, your laptop can automatically encrypt your entire Samsung 850 Pro SSD without needing special decryption software, protecting your data if your laptop is stolen.
- Seagate 2TB Hard Drive for $60
Seagate (ST2000DM001) 2TB Hard Drive for $72, and code ESCETGJ23 applies $12 off in the cart.
According to the Newegg reviews, many of these Seagate 2TB hard drives have problems with reliability.
As one reviewer writes, many of the Seagate 2TB drives care made in completely different ways, while keeping the same model number.
Some drives are just not reliable, and we had one fail last year.
If you have a server and want RAID, check out the cheap 3Ware/AMCC 9650SE RAID Cards available through Ebay for around $20.
They use special cables called "Mini-SATA to 4 SATA Cables".
They are old cards, only support hard drives up to 2TB each, and not compatible with SSDs (because they lack "TRIM" for keeping SSDs defragmented), but are great quality for reliable RAID.
We had two in servers for the last 7 and 9 years, and about to set up a third.
If you plan to buy a bunch of computer equipment soon (building/upgrading a PC, buying computer equipment for your technology business, etc), consider Newegg Premier for free for 3 months when downloading the Newegg app.
Before building a new server last week, we signed up to Newegg Premier.
Not only did we get our orders fast, but Newegg also covers any return shipping labels and restocking fees.
In 10 orders, one hard drive was faulty and a motherboard was incompatible with our server, so Newegg sent us the a pre-paid return shipping label and processed our returns the day they received them.
So if you are placing a bunch of orders or under a time crunch, Newegg Premier can be a good deal.
- Seagate 5TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drive for $110
Seagate Expansion 5TB USB3.0 External/Desktop Hard Drive for $130, and code EMCETFJ47 applies $20 off in the cart.
Normally $130, and compatible with PC and Mac.
Also, Newegg is selling a Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD today for $200 through their Mobile site only, when using code MBL160413A .
To get the deal, use your mobile phone or tablet, and open the Newegg app or type m.newegg.com into your web browser.
Add the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD to your cart, then apply code MBL160413A to get it for $200.
Normally sells for about $215.
The Samsung 850-Series SSDs come with a 10-year warranty, and support Hardware AES Encryption for protecting the SSD's contents from theft.
So, when installing the SSD inside a laptop and enabling "hard disk encryption" in the BIOS, your data should be protected if someone were to steal your laptop.
Most other drives (hard drives and SSDs) do not have built-in encryption, so anyone looking to protect their data should consider software-based encryption.
- 512GB Solid State Drive for $110
Mushkin Enhanced ECO2 512GB 2.5" SSD for $130 with free shipping, and code EMCETFF24 applies $20 off in the cart.
SSDs of 512GB capacity normally sell for at least $130
Mushkin has been selling high quality memory products since 1994, and this SSD comes with a 3-year warranty.
Also, if you are brave and looking for a hard drive, Newegg is also selling a Refurbished 2TB Hard Drive for $39 today.
2TB hard drives normally sell for at least $70, but keep in mind, this "refurbished" product was previously used, broken, fixed, and is now being re-sold.
We do not recommend putting anything sacred on a refurbished hard drive, but some people may be willing to take the risk at just $39 for so much capacity.
Even the reviewers say they are not expecting the drive to last more than a few years.
Intel 535-Series 2.5" 240GB Solid State Drive for $75 with code EMCETEM28
Intel and Samsung make our favorite SSDs today.
While all SSDs have outstanding reliability compared to hard drives, Intel has a great 5-year product warranty service and a very high reputation for reliability.
Assassin's Creed Unity for Xbox One for $20 or $23 with code EMCETEM55 .
If you have Newegg Premier or Shoprunner, it ships for $20, otherwise $23.
Normally sells for about $10, but if you don't mind the hassle of a mail-in rebate, Newegg is offering a $20 Visa Prepaid Card by mail-in rebate with this game.
Star Wars Classics for Playstation 4 for $20 or $23 with code EMCETEM56 .
Newegg Premiere members and Shoprunner members can get it for $20, otherwise the price is $23 after a shipping fee.
Also, a $20 Visa Prepaid Card is available by
Rosewill 6-Outlet Surge and USB Charging Wall Outlet for $10 with code EMCETEM39 .
The reviews are mostly positive.
It screws into an existing power outlet, and provides 6 surge-protected power outlets and 2 USB charging ports.
Beware that it does have a bright green LED light that can be annoying in a dark bedroom (although perhaps can be covered by electrical tape).