home : hot deals & information involving: data storage Sunday, November 28, 2021last update: 11:00pm (CST)
- 5TB Portable Hard Drive for $90 or $95 $90 for Costco members, or add 5% for non-members.
We used this hard drive for backups of photos while traveling, and it performed faster than other portable hard drives we used (100 megabytes per second write speed) when plugged into a computer's USB 3.0 port.
MSI 15.6" Gaming Laptop for $1,199 and a
$100 Rebate Card
Intel 11th Gen i7-11800H, 15.6-inch 1920x1080 IPS 144Hz monitor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 video card, 16GB memory, 1TB hard drive, 512GB NVMe SSD, Windows 11.
2-Pack Motion-Sensor Closet LED Lights
for $8 for Prime members only.
Price shows as $20.27 with Prime only, click the 20% coupon in the middle of the page, add one to the cart, then apply code 4FXUTYWU to get it for $8.
Samsung Pro Plus 256GB MicroSD Memory Card, same A2, U3 rating as above but double the storage for $40 (16¢/GB).
Also, students, teachers, first responders, government, and military can save $2 ordering direct from Samsung and choosing the discount pricing dropdown at the top.
MicroSD are used in some portable devices like Samsung phones, DJI drones, and GoPro cameras.
Samsung Pro Plus 64GB SD Card is a highly rated U3 card that normally sells for about $15.
On sale for $8 (25¢/GB).
Discounts for students, teachers, first responders, government, and military will save a few cents direct from Samsung.
- Western Digital Blue 1TB NVMe SSD for $75
$84, and code BCMAY22464 applies $9 off in the cart.
Beats the previous best price by about $8, and normally sells for around $90.
NVMe SSDs are used in the latest laptop and desktop PCs, and generally perform better than the larger Serial-ATA (SATA) SSDs.
- SanDisk Extreme Plus 128GB MicroSD Memory Card $20
The Extreme Plus is capable of faster speeds then the Extreme that normally sells for $25.
MicroSD cards are used in some portable devices like some Android phones, GoPro cameras, and drones.
- 14TB USB Hard Drive $200
Western Digital EasyStore 14TB External/Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $200 today.
Normally sells for about $270.
At a cost of $14.29 per TB, this is the lowest we have seen a hard drive since the beginning of 2021.
Other recent hard drive deals were priced at about $17 or TB.
Western Digital makes excellent quality hard drives, and this USB drive is a good choice for backups.
Plug into a PC or Mac, and copy your important files for long-term safe-keeping.
The 14TB capacity can store roughly about 2.5 million photos taken from a phone, about 180,000 uncompressed high quality photos taken from an SLR or Mirrorless camera, or about 180 hours of HD quality video.
Western Digital Elements 12TB USB External Hard Drive for $250, and code EMC2AAZAA27 applies $50 off.
That comes out to $16.67 per TB, still shy of $15 per TB back in May, but one of the best deals today.
- 12TB External/Desktop Hard Drive $200 (expired)
Western Digital Elements 12TB USB External Hard Drive for $250, and code EMC2AZ92467 applies $50 off.
At a cost of $16.67 per TB, this is the cheapest we have seen a large-capacity hard drive since May when $15/TB was common.
- Samsung 980 Pro 2TB M.2 SSD for $342 (expired)
Samsung 980 Pro M.2 2TB Gen 4 NVMe SSD for $380, and code SS2AZ9A928 drops the price to $342.
This is a significant price drop from the $399 price two months ago.
Only some of the very latest desktop and laptop computers have Gen 4 compatibility.
With Gen 4, this SSD will provide the best performing reads and writes available today.
Some laptops may have Gen-4 compatibility, but may ship with a Gen-3 SSD.
Our new Thinkpad X1 laptop is Gen-4 compatible, but came with a Gen-3 SSD.
We opened the bottom of the laptop and replaced the SSD with this Samsung 980 Pro 2TB, and love the incredibly fast performance boost.
If you want a M.2 SSD but your computer does not support Gen-4, a quality Gen-3 SSD may be a better choice than a Gen-4.
For example, a Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB uses MLC cells which could give better longevity than the TLC used in the 980 Pro.
- Seagate 5TB Portable Hard Drive $102 (expired)
Seagate Backup Plus 5TB Portable Hard Drive for $102.
Normally $110 and up.
This had been a good backup drive for us.
The 5TB capacity stores a lot of data, and transfers were quick.
We measured the rate at over 90 megabytes per second, which was twice the performance of other small, large capacity, portable hard drives we used.
If speed is more important than capacity and price, look at an external SSD or a large capacity USB-C flash drive.
Those will cost more than the 2 cents per GB price of the Seagate.
- Western Digital Black 1TB Portable SSD for $176 (expired)
Western Digital Black P50 Portable SSD Game Drive with 1TB storage capacity for $210, and code 93XRX36 applies $34 off in the cart.
Normally sells for $210.
The Western Digital is very high performing SSD, compatible with the latest USB 3.2 Gen 2 USB-C interface.
Other portable 1TB SSDs sell for about $135 with less read/write speed, but all SSDs will add insanely fast performance to a modern PC, Mac, or Android device that has a USB-C port.
Most game consoles and older laptops have older rectangle-shaped USB-A ports, which generally provides slower read/write speed than USB 3.1, 3.2, and USB-C ports.
Even though a USB-C to USB-A cable is included with the WD Black, it would likely need a USB-C connection to perform at full speed.