Hard Drives Stories May 5, 2015

Kensington ClickSafe Keyed Laptop/Device Lock $17 Prime shipped (Orig. $40+)

Amazon has the Kensington ClickSafe Keyed Laptop Lock (K64637WW) for $16.99 with free shipping for Prime members (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more once again. That’s more than 50% off the original listing, matching our previous mention on this model and the current best price we can find.

Along with support for select laptops, this lock will also secure certain monitors, projectors, hard drives and more. Features:

  • Security in one step-simplified design protects computers with a click
  • Watch employee compliance rates rise! Click Safe makes security effortless
  • Tamper-proof disk-style lock combined with superior materials provide near-impenetrable protection
  • Super-strong steel cable, 5 feet long, provides the strongest physical security on the market
  • Attaches to laptop via the Kensington Security Slot found in 99% of computers

It has garnered a 4.3/5 star rating from 146 customers much like the rest of the popular Kensington device lock line.

More on the Kensington ClickSafe Keyed Laptop Lock (K64637WW):

One click for a secure workplace. The Kensington Click Safe Keyed Laptop Lock is designed for effortless protection of computers and your business’s most important data. Locks attach to hardware in a single step. Just one click and it’s secure. There’s no need for employees to insert a key or follow multiple steps. Click Safe combines a cable made from superior materials with a tamper-proof disc-style lock to deliver the strongest security available in a cable lock. Cable is 5 feet long, 5 mm thick and carbon strengthened for extra protection. 2 keys are included with purchase. The “What’s in the Box” contents include: ClickSafe Security Cable w/Lock 2 Keys attached to Plastic FOB Plastic FOB Holds: 1 Security Anchor 1 Allen Wrench (The allen wrench is small and black, it is found on the backside of the keyring) Instruction Manual

Hard Drives Stories March 31, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – up to 50% off Hard Drives & Networking: 2-Bay NAS $149, 1TB Wi-Fi HDD $120, more

Today’s the day to upgrade your home (or small office) network and add storage to your Mac, iPhone, or PC.

As its Gold Box Deal of the Day, Amazon offers up to 50% off select hard drives and networking products. This discount extends across more than a dozen products including NAS systems, hard drives, powerline kits, and more.

Prime members (free trial) will get free 2-day shipping on all of today’s items, while non-members will need to spend $35 or more to get free standard shipping.

Here are the deals you need to see from this sale:

Hard Drives Stories March 10, 2015

expiredFour-pack Western Digital 4TB 3.5-inch Red NAS internal hard drives $600 shipped (Reg. $700)

Today only, as part of its Shell Shocker Deals, Newegg is offering a 4-pack of 4TB WD Red 4TB IntelliPower NAS Internal Hard Drives (WD40EFRX) for $599.99 shipped. At $150 each, that’s as much as $15 in savings off the current average selling price, more than $15 under Amazon’s per drive price and the best price we can find.

Features:

  • Extensively tested for compatibility with top NAS manufacturers.
  • Engineered for 24/7 operation and reliability.
  • WD NASWare technology enables seamless integration with balanced performance.
  • 3 year limited warranty.

Not only are the WD Reds one of our favorite NAS drives, but they have also been reviewed quite favorably on Amazon with a 4.5/5 star rating from over 2,000 Amazon customers. While the $600 price tag can seem steep, anyone who plans on putting storage inside of a NAS product from Synology or QNAP will likely end up spending more than this to fill it with drives in the end anyway.

More on the 4TB WD Red 4TB IntelliPower NAS Internal Hard Drive:

WD Red NAS Storage NAS Hard Drive

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

Expanded solutions Our formula of success has led growth of WD Red into higher capacities and expansion into new 2.5-inch solutions. We now offer a broader, more comprehensive portfolio of NAS hard drives for our customers. It is not just about NAS drives, it is REDvolutionary..

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, 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.

Hard Drives 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…

Hard Drives Stories October 23, 2014

expiredUSB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drives: Seagate Backup Plus 2TB $70 (orig. $120), WD Elements 3TB $91 (orig. $160)

Update (10/23 4:15pm): Newegg offers the Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for $129.99 shipped. Coupon code EMCWPHG46 brings the final price down to $89.99. That’s a savings of $70 off the original price and nearly $30 better than Amazon where 384 customers rate this hard drive 4.2/5 stars.

Newegg has the Seagate Backup Plus 2TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (STDT2000100) for $99.99 shipped. But using code 2TBSTBUP during checkout drops the total to $69.99 shipped. That’s $30 off the original listing, $25 under Amazon and best price we can find. It has USB 3.0 connectivity, PC and Mac compatible, and works with Time Machine. It has received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 380 Amazon customers.

Next up, B&H has the WD 3TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive for $91 shipped. That’s $69 under the original price, $19 under Amazon, the best price we can find and a couple bucks under our previous mention. It has 3TB of storage, is USB 2.0/3.0 compatible, and has up to a 5 Gb/s data transfer rate. It has received a 4.4/5 star rating on Amazon.

Hard Drives Stories August 7, 2014

Amazon Local is offering a coupon for $10 off purchases of $25 or more at Woot.com. You can use this coupon to save up to an additional 40% off of Woot’s already discounted prices. There is a limited quantity available here, so be sure have a coupon ready for the next time something you really want pops up on Woot.

The popular daily deals site offers everything from electronics like hard drives, BT speakers, HDTVs as well as items for around the house, sporting goods, and kids’ stuff. We round up the best items from Woot and similar sites in our Daily Deals round up every morning.

This coupon is only valid at Woot.com, available only to those in the US, and is not redeemable on Wine.Woot sales.

Hard Drives Stories November 27, 2013

Newegg’s Black Friday deals have now gone live. There are some solid discounts on everything from HDTVs and streaming boxes to hard drives, games, headphones and displays. These deals are selling out quick so jump on them while you can. We have put together some of the notable discounts available below.

You can pick up a refurb Roku 3 streaming box for $70 shipped among a number of other accessories including headphones, cases, cables and chargers like the RAVPower 10000mAh 3.1A Power Bank for iPad 4, iPhone 5 and Android for $25 (Reg. $80).

As for game deals, Newegg currently has Dishonored GOTY Edition for $25 on Xbox 360, and for PS3, Metal Gear Solid: Legacy Collection for $30, GTA: Complete for $10 and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for $15.  You can also grab Pikmin 3 on the Wii U for $40. Head over to Newegg to see the rest of their Black Friday game deals.

We picked the two best deals on HDTVs. The first is the Changhong 50″ 1080p LED HDTV for $380 (Reg. $600) and the next is a refurbished Samsung 32″ 1080p 60Hz LED Smart TV for only $300 (Reg. $600).

Hard Drives Stories November 8, 2013

We have spotted some solid hard drive deals at Newegg and Amazon today from Seagate, Western Digital and Toshiba starting at just $60.

Amazon is offering some great deals on the portable Toshiba Canvio drive today. The 2TB version is available for $100 shipped today, that matches our lowest price ever on this drive and represents a $40 discount. You can also pick up the 1TB configuration for just $60 shipped right now, that’s $80 off the original listing and again matches our lowest mention. Both drives feature USB 3.0, Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology, as well as ” peace of mind” with Toshiba’s 1-year Limited Warranty. The 2TB version can store up to “571,000 digital photos or 526,000 digital music files or 1,640 downloaded digital movies,” according to Toshiba. This drive has received a 4.2 stars out of 5 among nearly 1000 Amazon customers.

Next up we have the Western Digital 3TB My Book desktop drive for $100 shipped using code: EMCWWXM37. That is $50 off the regular listing,$18 off Amazon’s price and the current lowest price we can find. It features dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility, automatic, continuous backup or file backup option, password protection and a 2 year limited warranty. This drive has 3.6 stars out of 5 on Amazon.

Last but not least, we have the 1TB Seagate Backup Plus portable drive for $60 shipped with code: EMCWWXM45. It is available in black, red and silver. This is $35 off the regular listing, $18 better than Amazon’s current price and the lowest current price we can find. It features a share function that allows “multiple files to be uploaded to social networks at once from your computer,” and USB 3.0 with the option to upgrade to FireWire or Thunderbolt with an additional adapter. The Backup Plus has received a 4.2 stars out of 5 among 1700 Amazon customers.

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Hard Drives Stories November 15, 2012

Western Digital Store: 20% off sitewide + free shipping

Western Digital Store takes 20% off with no minimum required when you click this link and add an item to your cart. It also includes already-discounted factory-refurbished items. Then, activate the discount on this link to bag free shipping. That’s tied with our October mention as the best set of discounts we’ve seen from Western Digital Store this year. Sales tax is added where applicable. A 6-month WD warranty applies for all refurbished items.

A best bet is the factory-refurbished Western Digital Livewire AV Powerline Network Kit, model no. WDBABY0000NBK-NESN, for $49.99 after the above discount with free shipping. That’s $14 under our August mention of a new unit and $10 less than the lowest total price we could find for a new one today. (Most stores charge $79 and up for a new unit.) This wired network solution uses your home’s AC powerlines to carry a broadband Internet signal. It allows you to network your router with up to seven Internet-connected devices such as computers, TVs, game consoles, media players, and network storage drives.

Hard Drives Stories October 2, 2012

Western Digital Store takes 20% off with no minimum required when you click this link and add an item to your cart. It also includes already discounted factory-refurbished items. Then, activate the discount on this link to bag free shipping. That’s the best set of discounts we’ve seen from Western Digital Store this year. Sales tax is added where applicable.

A best bet is the factory-refurbished Western Digital WD TV Live 1080p HD Media Player (pictured), model no. WDBHG70000NBK-HESN, for $59.99. Click the above discount links and it drops to $47.99 in-cart with free shipping. That’s the lowest total price we’ve seen for a single unit. (We saw two for about $52 per box a week ago, since expired; it’s currently $42 under the best we could find for a new single unit today.) This media player is network-ready, which allows for content streaming from sites such as YouTube, Spotify, or Facebook via Ethernet. You can also plug in a USB drive and stream its content in 1080p via an HDMI output. A 1-year Western Digital warranty applies.

Hard Drives Stories April 12, 2012

Zagall offers this 2.5″ Hard Drive Mounting Bracket for 3.5″ Drive Bays / Enclosures 2-Pack for $4.49. Even better, a second pack is automatically added in-cart for free. With around $2 for shipping, that’s $3 per set and $9 under the lowest total price we could find for this quantity of a similar bracket elsewhere. Each set includes a pair of 3-5/8″ mounting strips and eight screws.

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