3tb Stories June 27, 2016

expiredYou can store everything on this Seagate 8TB external hard drive for $200 shipped, more

In need of storage? We have a few options this morning. First up, Amazon has the Seagate Backup Plus 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive for $199.99 shipped. It usually sells for $230 and is match of our best price of the year. Seagate includes 200GB of OneDrive Cloud storage with your purchase. Rated 4.2/5 from over 2,200 Amazon reviewers.

Newegg has a two-pack bundle of that same 8TB hard drive for $359.99 shipped, if you’re after a significant amount of backup space.

Go portable with this Toshiba 3TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $99 shipped (Reg. $120) at Walmart. Also at B&H. Great for storing photos or documents, it’ll keep your files secure while on-the-go. Rated 4.5/5.

ICYMI: We still have a 5TB Desktop option from Seagate marked down to $109.99 shipped (Reg. $130).

3tb Stories April 29, 2016

expiredToshiba 3TB Canvio USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive: $80 shipped (Reg. $100)

Monoprice has the Toshiba Canvio 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive (model: HDWC130XK3J1) plus a small filler item for $100.10, but when you use the code START20 the price drops to $80.10 shipped. That’s $20 off the regular sale price/ Amazon’s listing and the lowest we’ve seen for this hard drive. It has USB 3.0 ports, a compact desktop design, and it’s plug and play right out of the box. Rated 4.1/5 stars by over 900 Amazon customers. 

Note: you have to add both the filler item and the hard drive to your cart along with the promo code to get the reduced price.

3tb Stories March 15, 2016

Seagate Expansion 3TB Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive $90 shipped (Reg. $110+)

The official Newegg eBay Store has the Seagate Expansion 3TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA3000400) for $89.99 shipped. That’s $100 below the original listing, $20 better than Amazon and the best current listing we can find by about the same amount.

3tb Stories November 4, 2015

expiredStorage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive $75 (Reg. $90+), WD Red 3TB NAS HDD $100 (Reg. $115)

Newegg offers the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $89.99. Applying coupon code AF15SAM113A drops the final price to $74.99 shipped. That’s good for $75 off the original price, $13 less than Amazon, a match of our previous low mention and the best current offering we can find.

This is the best-selling solid-state drive at Amazon, garnering a 4.7/5 star rating from over 5,850 customers. Features include read/write speeds of 540/520 MB/s, 3D V-NAND technology, 256-bit AES encryption and a five-year warranty.

Next up, Newegg has the WD Red 3TB Internal Hard Drive for $113.99. Coupon code ESCKKAR23 reduces the price to $99.99 shipped. This is 50% off the original MSRP, $10 less than Amazon, a match of our previous mention and the best price currently available. Rated 4.6/5 stars by over 2,700 Amazon customers. Features include a NAS-specific design, 6GB/s speeds, and a three-year warranty.

If you’re a PC gamer, be sure to check out this current Amazon promotion: buy a qualifying Samsung Solid-State Drive or Monitor and receive a free digital download of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate ($60 value). Our top pick would be the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $163.75.

3tb Stories October 29, 2015

expiredPortable USB 3.0 Hard Drives: Toshiba Canvio Connect II 3TB $100, Western Digital 3TB $109, more

Today only, as part of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy offers the Toshiba Canvio Connect II 3TB External USB 3.0/2.0 Portable Hard Drive for $99.99 shipped. That’s $70 off the original list price, $24 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we can find.

With this 3TB Hard Drive, you can backup and restore files and folders or a full system backup for disk recovery. It’s easy to set up and use with just one USB connection for set up and power. It’s also compatible with both PC and Mac. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.5/5 stars and a Toshiba 2-Year Limited Warranty applies.

Adorama has the WD My Passport Ultra 3TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive for only $109 shipped. That’s $80 off the original list price, $28 less than Amazon and the lowest we can find for it. Features include: optional 256-bit AES hardware encryption, automatic local and cloud backup, and a 3-year limited warranty applies. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.6/5 stars.

Rakuten offers the WD My Passport Ultra 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for only $49.99 shipped. That’s $44 off the original list price and the current lowest we can find. Features include: USB 3.0 connectivity, cloud backup and password protection.

We still have the WD Elements 2TB Portable Hard Drive for $66 (Reg. $80)

3tb Stories September 17, 2015

expiredWD My Passport Ultra 3TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive $125 (Orig. $200)

BuyDig via eBay Daily Deals offers the Western Digital My Passport Ultra 3TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $124.99 with free shipping. As a pricing comparison, Western Digital lists it with a $200 original price, it usually sells for around $145 from most retailers, and today’s sale is $5 below our previous mention. This recently released drive has 256-bit hardware encryption, automatic local and cloud backup, and is ideal for travel since it doesn’t require a bulky power cord. Available in Black, Blue, Berry, or White. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars from 393 Amazon reviewers.

If you can live with a little less space, Newegg has the Samsung P3 2TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $79.99. Apply coupon code EMCAXKT26 during checkout to drop your final price down to $69.99 shipped, which is one of the best deals we’ve seen on any portable drive of this size. Rated 4 out of 5 eggs on Newegg.

3tb Stories July 9, 2015

WD My Book 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive $87 shipped (Orig. $140)

Update (7/13 3:15pm): This deal is now available again via Amazon. It will be in stock on July 18th, but you can lock-in the discounted price now.

Amazon has the WD My Book 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive for $86.99 shipped. That’s $52 under the original listing, between $5 and $43 under the next best prices and the lowest we can find. This deal is currently matched at Best Buy.


  • Ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity
  • WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software
  • Works great with Windows 8
  • Password protection with hardware encryption

This model has received a 4.3/5 star rating from over 2,000 Amazon customers.

More storage deals:


Ultra-fast transfer rates – My Book desktop storage is optimized for the fastest possible data transfer rates. Connect this drive to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port to access and save files up to 3x faster than with USB 2.0.

Performance may vary based on user’s hardware and system configuration.

Massive capacity – With up to 6 TB capacity, there’s plenty of room to store and protect your precious memories and important files.

Automatic backup software – WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software works quietly in the background to help protect your data using minimal PC resources. Select automatic, continuous backup to instantly back up your files. Or select the scheduled backup option to back up your files on your schedule and take control of your backup.

Local and cloud backup – WD SmartWare Pro lets you choose. Back up your files to your My Book drive or back up your files to the cloud using your Dropbox account.* You can also back up files from your Dropbox account to your My Book drive for extra protection.

*Dropbox account required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.

System-level backup – Acronis True Image WD Edition is an integrated software suite that ensures security of all information on your PC. It can back up the entire disk drive or selected partitions, including your operating system, applications, settings and all of your data. You can also use the software to securely delete any confidential data you no longer need.

3tb Stories April 6, 2015

expiredInternal storage: WD Red 3TB NAS HDD $100 shipped (Orig. $155), Toshiba 5TB HDD $150 shipped (Orig. $290)

Best Buy via eBay offers the WD Red 3TB NAS Hard Drive for $99.99 with free shipping, which is $55 below list, $20 better than Amazon and the best current price we can find. Also available via BestBuy.com. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 2,100 Amazon reviewers. This drive is optimized for a NAS:

Serial ATA interface Enables simple connection to a compatible network storage device with up to 8 bays.

Data transfer rates up to 6 Gbps Ensure a rapid response when updating files. Internal data transfer rates up to 147MB/sec.

64MB cache buffer For fast processing speed.

3D Active Balance Plus technology Offers dual-plane balance control to help minimize vibration for quiet operation, reliable performance and long-lasting use.

Manual, software, cables and mounting screws are not included.

Need more space and don’t mind losing WD’s NAS optimization? This 5TB Toshiba drive is on sale for $149.99 shipped (Orig. $290).

If you’re looking to dip your toe into the NAS world, then this 1-Bay Synology box at its best price ever would be a great place to start.

3tb Stories April 2, 2015

expiredSeagate Central 3TB Personal Cloud Storage External Hard Drive $80 shipped (orig. $180)

Best Buy has the Seagate Central 3TB Personal Cloud Storage External Hard Drive for only $79.99 shipped (Also available on Best Buy’s eBay store). That’s $100 off the list price, $47 less than Amazon and the lowest we’ve seen.

  • Access your personal cloud from anywhere with a Web browser or the free app for tablets and smartphones
  • Automatically back up multiple PC and Mac computers
  • Upload and back up photos/video from tablets and smartphones anywhere you have an internet connection
  • Wirelessly stream your media library to gaming consoles, media players, Smart TVs, and connected devices

Best Buy customers gave it 4/5 stars and left great reviews.

3tb Stories March 2, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – up to 50% off computer accessories: Thunderbolt2 dock $240, 3TB External HD $90, more

Today only, as its Gold Box Deal of the Day, Amazon offers up to 50% off select PC components and accessories. Don’t let the promo name fool you, today’s sale includes tons of general tech that are also geared towards Mac/mobile users. Everyone will receive free shipping on all orders of $35 or more, while only Prime members will enjoy the same benefit on smaller orders.

The sale event includes over two dozen items, here are tour top picks:

Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express HD Dock with 1-Meter Thunderbolt Data Transfer Cable $239.99 (Reg. $300)20 Gbps Transfer Speed, Supports Dual Displays and 4K Resolution

3tb Stories February 20, 2015

expiredFour-pack Western Digital 3TB 3.5-inch Red NAS hard drives $400 shipped (orig. $800)

Today only, Newegg is offering a 4-pack of WD Red 3TB NAS Hard Drives (WD30EFRX) for $399.99 shipped. At $100 a piece, that’s 50% under the original listing for each drive, $14 under Amazon’s price and the best we can find on a 3TB model.

WD’s Red drives feature IntelliPower and are specifically designed for use inside of home Network Attached Storage devices like those from Synology, QNAP and others. Features include:

  • Capacity: 3 TB
  • Rotational Speed (RPM): IntelliPower
  • Microsoft operating systems prior to Vista, 32-bit operating systems, and Mac systems prior to OSX 10.4 may not support volumes greater than 2TB. To recognize the full capacity of this drive, you may need multiple partitions. Check with the manufacturer to verify your system’s compatibility.
  • Interface: SATA3
  • Data Transfer Rate: 6 Gb/s Buffer to Host (max); 145 MB/s Host to/from drive (typical)
  • Form Factor: 3.5 inch
  • Read/Write: 4.4 Watts
  • Standby: 0.6 Watt

They have received a 4.5/5 star rating from nearly 2,000 Amazon customers. You can pair up your new discounted REDs with Synology’s DS415play NAS or one of the company’s other highly rated solutions.

More from WD:

WD Red NAS Storage NAS Hard Drive

The next generation of hard drives for home or small office network attached storage systems.

Next-generation experience Every component, line of code, and product decision was built on our passion and determination to deliver the best NAS experience. The next generation of WD Red hard drives delivers on this promise with massive capacity and NASware 2.0, which further improves drive reliability and protects your data in the event of a power loss or disruption.

Experienced in NAS With superior technology that is driven to impress, WD Red is a reflection of the most extensive NAS partner compatibility-testing list that is available on the market.* That means when you buy a NAS enclosure, you can trust that WD Red will be the most compatible drive available. Our pride is in our product and our vision is shared with our customers…

3tb Stories January 26, 2015

Amazon offers Apple’s baddest AirPort Time Capsule, the 3TB version, for just $349 shipped. That’s $50 below retail (or 13%) and the best deal we’ve seen. Apple’s high-end networking solutions aren’t discounted too often, so if you’ve been eyeing one now would be the time to strike. As a further pricing comparison, Apple sells a refurbished model for only $10 less. B&H and BuyDig are also currently running the same deal.

Apple’s Time Capsule is a jack of all trades. It acts as a 802.11ac wireless router, wireless backup solution, and can share USB peripherals like an external hard drive or printer. The 2TB is also on sale for $277.99 (Reg. $299).

Throw a 5TB Seagate USB 3 Hard Drive in your cart for $139.99 and you’ll have a total of 8TB of backup and server space or at least another 5TB backup. expand full story

3tb Stories December 19, 2014

expiredWD 3TB Elements USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive $88 shipped (Reg. $110)

B&H offers the WD 3TB Elements USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive for $88 shipped, which is an instant discount of $22 and a match for the lowest we’ve seen.

Use it for full system backups or to quickly transfer large files between devices. Features include:

  • 3TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 Interface
  • Up to 5 Gb/s Data Transfer Rate
  • Plug-and-Play Compatible
  • Reformat Required for Use with Mac OS X

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars from nearly 200 B&H reviewers.


3tb Stories November 24, 2014

B&H has the WD 3TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive for only $90 shipped today. That’s $70 off the list price, $20 less than Amazon, and the best price we could find. Use Google Wallet today and save an additional 5% off making your total only $85.50 (You can get 5% off any order in the BHPhotoVideo Android app when you choose “Buy with Google”)

It features an ultra-fast USB 3.0 connection with speeds up to 5 Gb/s. It also includes password protection with hardware encryption for safe guarding your files. “Formatted to work right out of the box with a Windows based PC. Just connect the power and plug the drive into the USB port on the computer to instantly add more storage.” *Although, reformating is required for use with Mac OS X. 

It received 4/5 stars and great reviews from Amazon customers

Need even more space? Get a Seagate Backup Plus 5TB Desktop HDD for as low as $125 shipped. We also found a 1TB Toshiba Canvio portable drive for only $75.

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3tb Stories November 8, 2014

expiredSeagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive: $80 shipped (orig. $170)

Newegg via eBay Daily Deals offers the Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive (model STDT3000100) for $79.99 with free shipping. Nearly every other retailer we price checked against are charging at least $120 for it. What’s more, today’s deal is $10 below our mention from earlier this week and the lowest price we have ever seen.

Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars at Amazon (where it costs $119).

Description via Seagate:

Backup Plus desktop drive from Seagate is the simple, one-click way to protect and share your entire digital life—without getting in the way of the rest of your life.

  • Includes easy-to-use backup software
  • Features mobile backup using the Seagate Mobile Backup App
  • Automatically save photos from your social networks
  • Easy to share files between PCs and Mac computers
  • Massive capacity for a lifetime of memories

3tb Stories November 4, 2014

expiredSeagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive $90 shipped (orig. $160)

Amazon has the Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (STDT3000100) for $89.99 shipped (matched at Newegg using coupon code on listing page). That’s $70 under the original listing, $28+ under the average selling price, matching the best we’ve seen, and the lowest we can find.


  • Massive capacity to help protect your files
  • Easily back up your computer and content from mobile devices with free Mobile Backup App
  • Apple Time Machine compatible.
  • Transfers files quickly with USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Use between PC and Mac computers without reformatting

This drive has received a 4.2/5 star rating from 400 Amazon customers.

More from Seagate:

More Room for Your Whole Life

A big digital life needs big backup. Seagate Backup Plus desktop drive has the massive capacity you need—and more. Protect a lifetime of memories with easy, flexible, built-in backup options, even for your iOS and Android devices. Automatically save photos from your social networks. Share files easily between Windows and Mac computers. It’s the simple, one-click way to protect and share your entire digital life on your computers and mobile devices—without getting in the way of the rest of your life.

Back Up from Your Mobile Devices

Use the Seagate Mobile Backup App to back up photos or videos directly from your iOS and Android devices via your home’s Wi-Fi, or through cloud services such as Dropbox or Google Drive on the road.

Do More with Social Networks

Don’t risk losing those great photos you’ve posted online. Backup Plus desktop finally bridges the gap between your online life and the rest of your life, letting you automatically back up your favorite memories from Facebook and Flickr. You can also share new videos directly to your YouTube account.

Back Up and Protect Photos, Videos, and More Automatically

Life is full of amazing moments you want to remember forever. Backup Plus desktop lets you back up your content your way. On a Windows computer, choose from two easy, automatic backup options in the Seagate Dashboard—scheduled or continuous backups.

Easily Share Files Between Windows and Mac Computers

Backup Plus desktop lets you seamlessly transfer files between Windows and Mac computers—no reformatting required.

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems are Windows 8, 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3, (32-bit and 64-bit) and Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (reformatting for Mac may be required).

3tb Stories October 26, 2014

expiredDaily Deals: WD 3TB desktop hard drive: $100, JVC full HD camcorders from $90, Speck view case for iPhone 5/5s: $8, more

Every morning we search for the best Daily Deals using our Daily Deal finder tool and have them here for you bright and early at 9am ET/6am PT.

WD Elements 3TB Desktop Hard Drive $99.99 (Reg. $109.99) | TigerDirect
JVC Full HD Camcorder with 40x Optical Zoom & 3″ Touchscreen LCD refurb $84.99$109.99+$5 shipping | Electonics.Woot
Speck SmartFlex View Case for iPhone 5/5S with Retractable Stand, Rigid Polycarbonate Back Plate, and Flexible Design $8 (Reg. $35) | Daily Steals

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 16.2-Megapixel Digital Camera in Red $99.99 (Reg. $199.99) | Best Buy

Seiki SE65UY04 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV (2013 Model) $1,098.99 (Reg. $3,999.99) | Amazon
Harman Kardon HKTS 20BQ 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System $549.95 (Reg. $799.95) | World Wide Stereo
WD 1TB My Passport Slim Portable Hard Drive (Silver) $59.99 (Reg. $89.99) | Staples
Aduro Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Built-In Mic $19.99 (Reg. $80) | Groupon

All these items are on sale until midnight only. So we will continue to curate the top 10 or so best deals we can find from our Daily Deal finder and have them on the site at 9am ET/6am PT.

Head below to find past deals still alive:

3tb Stories October 15, 2014

expiredSeagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive $90 shipped (orig. $140)

Newegg has the 3TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (STDT3000100) for $129.99. But using code 1014MDWK28 drops your total down to $89.99 shipped. That’s more than $50 under the original listing, $30 under Amazon and the best price we can find.

It features a free mobile back up app, Time Machine compatibility, USB 3.0 connectivity and works with Mac and PC without reformatting. This drive has received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 370 Amazon customers. 

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