3.5" Stories March 11, 2015

Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive $110 shipped (orig. $170), 5TB $120

Adorama on eBay is offering the Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (STBV4000100) for only $109.99 shipped. That’s $60 off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen it go. Amazon sells it for $120 currently and customers there gave it 4/5 star reviews.

The Seagate is USB 3.0/2.0 compatible so you don’t have to worry about hardware compatibility issues.

The 5TB version is also available for $120 shipped from eBay

3.5" Stories August 15, 2014

expiredWD My Book 4TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive $130 shipped (orig. $240), more

Update: Using code “VCO” and the Visa Checkout option will knock your total down to $116.99 for the 4TB WD.

Newegg is offering the WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5″ External Hard Drive (WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN) for $129.99 shipped (you’ll see final price at checkout, or via requesting one through email). That’s $110 under the original listing, $16 under Amazon’s current price and matching the lowest we’ve seen this popular desktop drive go for.

It features backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and sits as Wirecutter’s favorite external hard drive for its reliability and two-year warranty.

It has received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 630 customers on Amazon. Newegg is also offering the SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5″ Desktop External Hard Drive (STSHX-D201TDB) for $69.99 shipped today (orig. $130), matching some of the lowest prices we see on 2TB desktop drives.

Amazon also has some solid prices on the 3TB and 5TB Seagate Expansions starting at $99.99 right now. While slightly over the all-time lows, both are matching the lowest prices available.

3.5" Stories July 14, 2014

expiredSamsung D3 Station 4TB USB 3.0 desktop drive $115 shipped (Reg. $150+), more

Newegg via eBay Daily Deals is offering the 4TB Samsung D3 Station USB 3.0 3.5″ desktop external drive (STSHX-D401TDB Bl) for $114.99 shipped. That’s $105 under the original listing, about $35 under the average selling price, lower than Amazon’s current listing on the 3TB version and one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on a 4TB external desktop drive from any manufacturer.

Along with the 4TB of storage space and compatibility with USB 2.0, this drive comes with the power adapter, a USB 3.0 cable and a 3 year limited warranty.

Adorama Camera via eBay has the bus-powered 2TB Western Digital Elements USB 3.0 portable external hard drive for $84.99 shipped (around $20 below average and matching the lowest we’ve seen).

3.5" Stories July 12, 2014

expiredTwo-pack of Seagate Expansion 4TB external desktop drives: $240 shipped (orig. $440), more

Newegg is offering two 4TB Seagate Expansion 3.5″ USB 3.0 external desktop drives (STBV4000100) for $239.99 shipped. Adding both drives together, that’s about $110 off the original price, better than most pre-owned prices and at $120 each, $10 under the lowest individual price we’ve seen on this drive (which was $130).


  • Instantly add 4 TB of storage space to your computer
  • Simple plug-and-play connectivity via USB cable
  • Power supply and USB 3.0 cable included
  • USB 3.0 interface for extremely fast data transfer speeds (USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Holds up to 750 2-hour DVD movies, 960,000 digital photos, 49,980 hours of digital music

The Seagate Expansion has received a 4/5 star rating from over 2,500 Amazon customers.

We also have the 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim USB 3.0 portable hard drive (STDR1000103) in red for $59.99 shipped using code EMCYTZG663. That’s the best current price available and within $5 of the lowest we’ve seen. It is Wirecutter’s choice as the best portable HD available and has received a 4.4/5 star review from 780 Amazon customers.

3.5" Stories May 19, 2013

Seagate HDD 4TB for NAS w/ NCQ interface: $150 shipped (29% off)

Update: It looks like this one is over:

Amazon is offering a 4TB Seagate HDD with 6Gb/s SATA, NCQ Interface for $149.99 with free shipping. This is the lowest Amazon has ever offered this drive and Newegg has recently matched the $150 price point. This is 29% off the regular retail listing and $20 off the next best price. These drives are great for your desktop, gaming PCs and for network attached storage like the robust and affordable Synology products. More specs on the Seagate below the fold:

4TB Seagate HDD with 6Gb/s  SATA NCQ Interface: $149.99 (29% off) – $20 off next best price

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