home : hot deals & information involving: data storage Friday, July 12, 2019
- Crucial 240GB SSD for $27
Crucial BX200 240GB Solid State Drive for $29, and code EMCTCUV27 applies $2 off.
Good for cheap and fast storage, but don't use for something you need to be reliable.
Like many other cheap TLC-based SSDs, they are cheap & fast, but don't hold up over time.
TomsHardware gave this drive 2.5 stars (out of 5).
That being said, this has one of the best warranties of all cheap SSDs, giving a 3-year warranty.
Crucial (owned by Micron) is a US-based company, so any warranty service might be better than Asia-based brands.
- Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD for $68 For Email Subscribers
Samsung 860-EVO Series 500GB Solid State Drive is $77, same price sold at all reputable stores, and is rarely ever on sale.
Newegg is now offering a $10 off promo code EMCXTBTC2 for subscribers of their emails only, making it $67 today.
It's very common to find other 500GB SSDs for about $50, but those use TLC technology which have a lower lifespan despite excellent performance.
Samsung uses V-NAND MLC and backs their products by a 5-year warranty.
This model also has over 4,000 5-star reviews on Amazon and over 300 on Newegg.
We avoid the cheap SSDs because there is nothing more frustrating than losing a drive, all data stored on it, and waiting for a replacement to arrive.
If you are not on Newegg's email list, you can subscribe to get future emails, but cannot get this promotion today.
- Western Digital 8TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drive for $130
Back again is the Western Digital Easystore 8TB External/Desktop USB3.0 Hard Drive for $130.
Rated one of the most reliable and inexpensive 8TB hard drives on the market today.
Western Digital had been using white-label, helium-model Red drives inside this model for the past year.
If they are still doing so, this external drive gives you the same drive that they sell for $230.
A video shows how to open the enclosure to see what model hard drive you get, and remove the drive if you want to use it as an internal hard drive.
We did this 5 times over the last few months, and put all 5 of the 8TB Red hard drives into a fileserver PC.
- 3-Pack of 32GB USB 3.1 Flash Drives for $12
Three-pack of Silicon Power 32GB USB3.1 Flash Drives for $12 through tonight.
Normally, a 32GB flash drive with USB3.1 speed would sell for about $5 to $8 each.
We bought a 2-pack of these flash drives a few weeks ago, and they worked great as boot drives for installing Linux and Windows on upgraded PCs.
- Western Digital 10TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drive $160 (expired)
Normally over $200, and has been at $160 twice since January.
Now it's back at $160.
This is one of the best rated external USB hard drives on the market, useful for reliably keeping backups of photos, videos, and personal information.
10TB is a lot of storage.
If you use it to backup your family's camera photos & videos in the highest quality formats, assuming 0.5 to 1 TB per year, it would have enough storage to backup your 4K videos and 12-megapixel photos for well over 10 years.
That's a lot of data in one place, so if you bought two to backup the same files on both drives, you would have reliable backups in 2 places in case one drive were to fail.