home : hot deals & information involving: NewEgg.com Saturday, April 20, 2019last update: 6:00pm (CDT)
- Mushkin 250GB SSD for $33
250GB Solid State Drive are priced cheaper than we have ever seen, and Mushkin is a quality brand.
However, note many of these low-cost SSDs use "TLC" based cells.
They are known to provide great-performance (read/write speed), but are known to be of lesser quality than MLC.
They have a lower lifespan.
This means they are fine for a gaming desktop computer, shared computer, or home theater PC that isn't doing important work.
If we wanted an SSD inside an computer or laptop that we want to last, we recommend paying for for a non-TLC based SSD.
For piece of mind that our laptops won't die soon, we use the Samsung 860 EVO and Samsung 860 Pro with V-NAND MLC cells and 5-year warranty.
The Pro also has built-in hardware encryption (if your computer's motherboard BIOS supports it).
We wanted to increase our fileserver's hard drive capacity, so we did this deal 4 times last month.
We followed this video, and used four Guitar Picks purchased on Amazon for $4.
We had good luck, and so did people on Reddit.
However Western Digital could change their batch of drives at any time.
When getting a drive:
Look for "Made in Thailand" written on the bottom of the product box.
If you have a Thailand-made drive, it's a good change a Red is inside.
If a drive arrives and is not made in Thailand, no Red will be inside and you can return the unopened product for a refund.
If you remove the drive case in a non-destructive way (follow this video) and no Red drive is inside, you can put it back together and return the drive for a refund minus a 15% restocking fee.
Note that the drive will have a generic white label, and will not have any indication of the drive' model number.
It must be plugged into a computer's Serial-ATA port, and software (or the computer's BIOS) can identity the drive model number.
All of ours purchased from Newegg last month had model WD80EMAZ-00WJTA0 drives inside, which is a popular helium-filled Western Digital Red 8TB with 256MB cache.
It's a good drive for file storage, since performs great, runs cool, is reliable, and has TLER enabled (better for RAID and NAS setups than a regular hard drive).
Here is a test result of the drive.
- Samsung 860 Pro 1TB Solid State Drive $246 (expired)
The Samsung "Pro" series drives are some of the highest rated SSDs on the consumer market today.
They use V-NAND technology with built-in hardware-based encryption, and backed by a 5-year warranty.
This 1TB capacity model is on sale today for $246 when applying code
in the cart.
Note that many other 1TB capacity SSDs with similar 3D NAND cells can be found for around $125, including a SanDisk Ultra 1TB SSD, so this is only a deal for someone looking for the Samsung Pro-series.
3-Pack TP-Link HS100 Wifi Smart Plugs for $33.25 ($11.10 each) when applying coupon code SMARTNGY3 in the cart.
Normally $15 each or $27 for 2.
We have one connected to a surveillance camera that sometimes drops off Wifi, and needs to be power cycled.
Rather than climb a ladder to unplug and plug in the camera's power cable, the TP-Link app can cycle the power from a smartphone.
Other people use a Wifi smart plug to boil water in an electric kettle or make toast at a certain time in the morning.
Toshiba 1TB Portable USB Hard Drive for $45 with code EMCTWVT32 .
Useful for backing-up photos and videos, a portable USB hard drive powers itself with the included USB data cable and is about the size of an iPhone X.
Western Digital Black 1TB M.2 SSD Card for $200 with code EMCTWVT22 .
Expensive when compared with other M.2 SSD cards, but Western Digital's "Black" devices are known to be higher quality and are backed by a 5-year warranty.
- 19" Monitor for $60
If you need a cheap computer monitor, this is one of the cheapest while still being good quality.
An LG 19M38D-b 19-inch 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD Monitor for $60 today.
Logitech G500s USB Optical Mouse for $20 with coupon code 225EUR2 .
Reviewers say it's a good laptop mouse because of its small size and light weight, but not the best choice for every day desktop use.
- Samsung Pro Endurance 64GB MicroSD Memory Card $18
$20, and apply code EMCTVUE63 to get $2 off.
Normally sells for $20.
Sunday, February 17, 2019
- New SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB SD Card $41.50
This is the newest model of the Sandisk Extreme Pro SD Card.
The 128GB capacity is selling for $41.50 at Newegg, which is cheaper than Amazon and other stores.
This new model is the same as the old model with the same 90 megabytes per second speed plus a lifetime warranty, but can support higher speeds if used with a Sandisk card reader which sells for $18.
The SanDisk Extreme Pro cards are some of the highest rated SD cards on the market.
SD cards are used in many digital cameras and laptop computers.
- Memory Card Reader for Desktop PC $6
This memory card reader fits in a desktop PC's 5.25" drive bay, and plugs into a USB 3 Header on the PC's motherboard.
Reads all memory cards (SD cards, Compact Flash cards, etc.)
Price is $6 with free shipping.
Civilization 6 Gold Edition for PC/Mac/SteamOS for $36 when applying code EMCTVUV53 in the cart.
Also includes 3DMark Advanced Edition for free (3D graphics benchmark/test tool).
This is a better deal than buying directly from Steam at $40 for the Gold Edition.
Gold includes the game, the Rise and Fall Expansion (sells for $19 by itself) and 6 additional civilizations & scenario packs.
Also, Civilization 6 is available free to play for 1 day on Steam.
- Hoover Windtunnel 2 Upright Vacuum for $47
Hoover WindTunnel 2 High Capacity Pet Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner for $55 with free shipping, and code HOOVERFEB19 applies 15% off.
Normally about $100.
Includes a Pet Upholstery Tool and backed by a one year warranty.
Monday, February 4, 2019
- 32GB USB3.0 Flash Drive $5
AData 32GB USB3.0 Flash Drive for $7 with free shipping, and code EMCTVTY27 applies $2 off.
Samsung Xpress SL-M2020W Laser Printer for $45 with code EMCTUVE35 .
Connects to a home or office Wifi network so any device can print.
Note, it has Wifi only (no ethernet port)
which can be a problem for people with unreliable Wifi connections.