home : hot deals & information involving: data storage Thursday, April 27, 2017
- Seagate 2TB 7200rpm Hard Drive for $60
Through tonight only, Newegg is selling a Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm Hard Drive for $60 when you apply code EMCRECH32 in the cart.
Valid on up to 5 drives in a single order.
Normally about $67 to $70.
This one has more positive reviews than we have seen with similar 2TB hard drives.
They say it performs about 150 MBytes per second reads and 100 MBytes/sec writes, which is very fast for a hard drive.
If you are looking to get more storage in your desktop computer, more expandable storage with your hard drive docking station, or are building a RAID array for fault-tolerant storage, we would definitely consider this deal.
- Sandisk 256GB USB Flash Drive $40 or $42
Sandisk Cruzer Glide 256GB USB Flash Drive for $40 with free shipping.
Non-Costco members can buy it with a 5% surcharge, or $42.
Many product reviews on Costco.com say this drive reads and writes slowly.
Reviewers on Amazon.com say the same thing, however it is still a good value if you need storage and don't mind the slow speeds.
If the drive performs at 5 MBytes per second (as some reviewers have seen), it can take 14 hours to copy 256GB.
Seagate 2TB Hard Drive for $64.
This "Surveillance" model is designed for constant use, like how surveillance systems constantly record video or backups.
Since the drive is not designed for performance, it's not the best choice for a desktop computer.
- Lexar 128GB USB Flash Drive for $20
Lexar 128GB JumpDrive S57 USB3.0 Flash Drive for $20.
In-store pickup is not available for this item, so you will need a $50+ order to get free shipping.
- Sandisk Ultra Fit 128GB USB3.0 Flash Drive $25
This is a tiny flash drive with 128GB storage for $25.
It normally costs about $30, and has only been on sale for $25 twice in the last year.