home : hot deals & information involving: data storage Sunday, May 17, 2015
- Western Digital Elements 4TB External/Desktop Hard Drive $100
Western Digital Elements 4TB External/Desktop USB3.0 Hard Drive for $100 with free shipping.
Other stores sell it for around $120 to $135.
Kill-A-Watt Electricity Load Meter for $15 plus $2 shipping ($17).
Plug it into a power outlet, and it will meter and monitor the power usage.
People have used it to check the power consumption of their computers, electronics, clocks, coffeemakers, and other devices, to discover what to unplug or turn off to save money.
- Samsung 850-Pro 512GB SSD for $250
Samsung 850 Pro-series 512GB Solid State Drive for $250 when added to the cart with coupon EMCARAR22 .
Looking at the price only, $0.48 per GB is not a good price for a SSD.
However in our opinion, Samsung makes some of the best quality SSDs in the consumer market.
We trust our data on Samsung SSDs.
Most other stores sell this SSD for around $290.
- Seagate Portable 2TB USB3.0 Drive for $80
Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable USB3.0 Drive for $80 at Staples stores and Staples.com.
Portable drives like this power themselves with the included USB data cable.
No extra power cable is needed to be carried around.
- Sandisk Cruzer 128GB USB Flash Drive for $30
Sandisk Cruzer Glide 128GB USB Flash Drive for $30.
It usually sells for $47 to $59.
If you put personal or business data on your USB drive, it is a good idea to encrypt it, and Sandisk has SecureAccess software which encrypts your USB drive.
The Windows version of SecureAccess should be included on the USB drive.
Mac users must download and install the software on each computer you want to access an encrypted USB drive.
- Western Digital Black 2.5" 1TB Hard Drive & 120GB SSD $110
This new Western Digital drive is a 2.5" (laptop size) hard drive with built-in 120GB SSD.
The 2.5" size fits inside most laptop and desktop computers, offering 1TB of storage space and 120GB SSD for your operating system.
The are fairly positive (here and here, however several buyers have complained about the drive's reliability.
It does come with a 5-year manufacturer's warranty, and could be worth trying for someone who needs a lot of disk space along with the performance of an SSD in a single package.