internal Stories April 20, 2016

expiredInternal 2.5-inch Solid-State Drives: Mushkin 1TB $205 (Reg. $245), SanDisk 120GB $36 (Reg. $45+), more

This morning we’ve found a pair of deals on 2.5-inch internal solid-state drives over at Newegg. First up, you can grab the Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 1TB model for $204.99 shipped. That’s good for $95 off the original listing, down $5 from our previous mention and the best available. This internal solid-state drive features read/write transfer speeds of up to 560/460MB/s and ships with a three-year warranty. Rated 4.9/5 stars.

Next up, Newegg’s Official eBay Store has the SanDisk Plus 120GB 2.5-inch internal solid-state drive for $35.99 shipped. That’s good for $39 off the original price, down $7 from Amazon and the best offer we’ve tracked. Features include 520/180MB/s read/write speeds, a shockproof design and a three-year warranty. Rated 4.7/5 stars by over 1,000 Amazon reviewers.

We also found this Inateck 2.5-inch USB 3.0 SSD Enclosure for $7.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $10) when promo code WCIM9R93 is applied during checkout. Rated 4.6/5 stars by nearly 2,000 Amazon customers.

internal Stories March 29, 2016

Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive $260 shipped (Orig. $470)

Update (3/29 5:40pm): Amazon has now matched Newegg’s eBay listing at $259.99 shipped.

The official Newegg eBay Store is offering the Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $259.99 shipped. That’s about $210 under the orignal listing, $23 below Amazon, $10 better than our previous mention and the best we can find. About 9,500 Amazon customers have left a near perfect review score and it ships with a 5 year warranty.

Features:

  • Capacity: 1TB
  • Form Factor: 2.5 inch
  • Interface: SATA 6Gb/s (Compatible with SATA 3Gb/s & SATA 1.5Gb/s)
  • NAND Flash: 32 Layer 3D V-NAND
  • Thickness: 7.0 mm
  • Optimized performance for everyday computing needs
  • Sequential read speed 540 MB/s; Sequential write speed 520 MB/s; Random read speed 100K; Random write speed 90K
  • Energy efficient – improves battery life by up to 50 minutes vs. hard disk drives
  • Worry-free data security with AES 256-bit, TCG/Opal v.2 and Microsoft eDrive full-disk encryption
  • Backed by a five-year limited warranty
  • Cable, screws, and bracket sold separately

If you’re looking for something a little bit smaller, we still have a great deal on the highly rated Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD. We also still have SSD enclosures for $7 Prime shipped right now, which can be a great way to bring some SSD storage on the road with you.

More details:

3D V-NAND Technology

Samsung’s innovative 3D V-NAND flash memory architecture breaks through density, performance, and endurance limitations of today’s conventional planar NAND architecture. Samsung 3D V-NAND stacks 32 cell layers vertically resulting in higher density and better performance utilizing a smaller footprint.

Enhanced RAPID mode

Samsung’s Magician software enables RAPID Mode for up to 2x faster performance* by utilizing unused PC memory (DRAM) as a high-speed cache. The newest version of Samsung Magician supports up to a 4GB cache on a system with 16GB of DRAM.

internal Stories January 12, 2016

expiredSamsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive: $290 shipped (Reg. $350+)

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals offers the Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-inch Solid-State Drive for $289.99 shipped. Today’s deal is a savings of $210 off the original price, $57 better than Amazon, $20 less than our previous mention and the lowest offering we can currently find.

Over 7,400 Amazon customers rate this solid-state drive 4.7/5 stars, it is also one of the best-selling models. Features include a 2.5-inch form factor, 3D V-Nand technology, 540/520MB/s read/write speeds and a five year warranty.

Combine your new SSD with this highly-rated 2.5-inch USB 3.0 SSD enclosure from Inateck for $12.99 Prime shipped after coupon code OUYW6A3O is applied during checkout.

internal Stories July 13, 2015

expiredSamsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive $90 shipped (Orig. $140)

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals is offering the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal Solid-State Drive (MZ-75E250B/AM) for $89.99 shipped. That’s $50 under the original listing, $11 under Amazon’s price, within a few bucks of the lowest we’ve posted and the best we can find.

Great for creating fast external drives when packed in a USB 3.0 enclosure or even to speed up aging computers, its 500GB counterpart is the current best selling Internal Solid-State Drive on Amazon and has a 4.7/5 star rating from over 3,200 customers.

Features:

  • Form Factor: 2.5 inch
  • Interface: SATA 6Gb/s (Compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 1.5Gb/s)
  • NAND Flash: 32 Layer 3D V-NAND
  • Thickness: 7.0 mm
  • Optimized performance for everyday computing needs
  • Sequential read speed 540 MB/s; Sequential write speed 520 MB/s
  • Random read speed 100K; Random write speed 90K

internal 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.

internal Stories March 5, 2015

expiredSamsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive $190 shipped (Reg. $245+)

Update (3/6 9:00am): The Samsung 850 EVO 250GB model from yesterday has sold out, but we have spotted the 500GB model for $189.99 shipped at Rakuten. This model originally retailed for $270, today’s listing is $45 better than Amazon and within $4 of the lowest that we’ve seen it go for.

Buy via eBay Daily Deals is offering the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD for $94.99 shipped. That’s $55 under the original listing, $30 below Amazon, $15 under our previous mention and the best price we can find on a 250GB 850.

Features:

  • Sequential read speed 550 MB/s; Sequential write speed 520 MB/s; Random read speed 100K; Random write speed 90K
  • Improves battery life by up to 50 minutes vs. hard disk drives
  • AES 256-bit, TCG/Opal v.2 and Microsoft eDrive full-disk encryption
  • Backed by a five-year limited warranty
  • Capacity: 250GB
  • Form Factor: 2.5 inch

This is the best selling solid state drive on Amazon and has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 620 customers.

More on the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB:

The world’s first 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) SSD- the Samsung SSD 850 EVO

Upgrade virtually every aspect of your computer’s performance with Samsung’s new 850 EVO, designed with state-of-the-art SSD advancements including 3D V-NAND technology. As the next generation beyond the bestselling 840 EVO, you’ll get the 850 EVO’s new 3 dimensional chip design that enables superior performance, greater reliability and superior energy efficiency so you can work and play faster and longer than ever before.

3D V-NAND Technology

Samsung’s innovative 3D V-NAND flash memory architecture breaks through density, performance, and endurance limitations of today’s conventional planar NAND architecture. Samsung 3D V-NAND stacks 32 cell layers vertically resulting in higher density and better performance utilizing a smaller footprint.

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