Seagate 1TB Hard Drive for $45 with code ESCFEFL22 (4.5¢ per GB).
This model (ST1000DM003) is used inside one of our servers, and it performs quite well for a consumer-grade hard drive (at least 150 megabytes per second).
Includes a 2 year warranty.
Toshiba 3TB Hard Drive for $80.
Good value for performance and capacity, however some reviewers reported drive failures within 6 months.
Includes a 2 year warranty.
- Obihai Voice-Over-IP Home Phone Adapter for $40
This little box can provide free or paid telephone service for your home.
It requires a broadband Internet service of at least 0.5 megabit (500 Kbps), and a regular home telephone or cordless phone.
Setting up a free Google Voice account is easy, as demonstrated in this instructional video.
We had the 2-line OBi202 version for 3 years and love it.
Call quality is better and more stable than mobile/cell phones.
All calls (incoming and outgoing) within the US and Canada are free with Google Voice.
Google voice integrates well with your home computer and mobile phone, so you can also make/receive calls while at work and away from home.
Emergency 911 calls do not work with Google Voice.
You cannot make emergency calls from your home phone, unless you pay $15/year for 911 service through Anveo or similar service.
We pay this fee, and enjoy the piece of mind knowing emergency responders would electronically see our home address immediately when calling 911 (mobile/cell phones do not yet reliably do this).
Dialing someone means literally pressing their digits.
Some home phones can download your mobile phone's contact list, such as this home phone, making it easier to dial people.
- Portable 2TB USB Drive $70
Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable USB3.0 Drive for $80, and code ESCENFJ39 applies $10 off.
Normally sells for $80.
Powers itself through the included USB data cable, so no need to carry a separate power cable.
Most reviews are positive, though some people reported bad drives.
Newegg offers a 30-day refund/replacement warranty, and Seagate offers a 2 year replacement warranty.
Data losses caused by faulty drives are extremely frustrating experiences, so we suggest doing backups (data copied to 2 or more places) rather than relying on a single drive to store your important data.
- Refurbished Seagate 4TB External Hard Drive for $69 (expired: sold out)
Newegg is selling a refurbished (not new) Seagate Backup Plus 4TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drive for $69 with free shipping.
Normally $100 refurbished and $110 new.
Inside is a refurbished 4TB hard drive which would normally sell by itself for at least $90.
If you want an internal 4TB hard drive, you could use a screwdriver to remove the drive from its case.
Hard drives make relatively cheap backup devices when plugged in to a computer via a hard drive docking station.
- Portable 4TB USB3.0 Hard Drive for $100
Newegg is selling a Seagate 4TB Expansion Portable USB3.0 Drive for $100 through its Ebay store.
This is a small drive, and powers itself with the included USB data cable.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
- Portable 4TB Hard Drive $110 (expired)
Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Portable USB Drive for $130, and code ESCEMFH25 applies $20 off in the cart.
Normally sells for $130.