Serial ATA Stories December 15, 2014

Rakuten is offering a number of storage deals today that are all time lows if you check out with MasterPass:

The Seagate 5TB Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $147.99. When you enter the code: MP30 and checkout with MasterPass the price drops to only $117.99 shipped. That’s $32 less than Amazon and the lowest we’ve seen.

Over 3,000 Amazon customers gave it 4 out of 5 stars and left great reviews.

Also at Rakuten, is the Crucial MX100 Series 256GB 2.5″ Serial ATA 6Gb/s SSD for $112.99. The code: MP30 and checkout with MasterPass drops the price to only $82.99 shipped. That’s $30 off the regular price and the lowest we’ve seen (including the week of Black Friday). Features include: a sequential write of : 300/500MB/s and a sequential read of: 550MB/s

Lastly, using the same code as listed above and checking out with MasterPass, you can get the SanDisk Extreme PRO 960GB Serial ATA 6Gb/s Internal SSD for only $419.99 shipped. It features read speeds of up to 550MB/s and write speeds of up to 515 MB/s. The coupon expires December 17th. expand full story

Serial ATA Stories November 28, 2014

expired240GB 6Gbps SSDs: OCZ Vertex: $80, Crucial M500+$10 gift card: $90 shipped

Two nice SATA3 SSD deals with effective price being $80, an all time low for 240GB SSDs at NewEgg

1st up, OCZ Vertex VTX460 is $79.99 shipped.

Next up, Crucial’s M500 is $89.99 shipped (Matched by Amazon) but NewEgg throws in a $10 promo gift card

Serial ATA Stories June 16, 2014


Update (6/18 4:00pm): Amazon is now offering this massive drive for $399.99 with free shipping.


Newegg has the Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive Model MZ-7TE1T0BW for $419.99 shipped. Coupon code EMCYTZG483 drops it to $409.99 shipped.

That’s between $40 and $75 off retail and the lowest we’ve ever seen by $20 on this SSD which gets an extremely high 4.7 star reviews from Amazon reviewers. It features sequential Read Speed: 540 MB / Sequential Write Speed: 520 MB / Random Read Speed 98K IOPS / Random Write Speed 90K IOPS.

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Serial ATA Stories June 12, 2014

Update: The 250GB model is now sold out.

Adorama Camera via eBay Daily Deals has the 250GB Samsung 840 EVO Series 2.5″ SATA III Internal Solid State Drive for $120 shipped. That’s $15 below Amazon, $5 under our previous mention and the lowest we’ve this particular sized EVO go for. It can be a great way to get some extra performance out of your laptop with read/write speeds of up to 540 MB/s and 520 MB/s.

It has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 2,500 Amazon customers.

Ebay also has the Samsung 840 EVO Series 1TB 2.5″ SATA III Solid State Drive for $429.99 shipped. That’s $30 under Amazon’s current price, the lowest price we can find and within $1 of the lowest we’ve seen this drive go for. It boasts the same read/write speed and high user rating as its smaller counterpart above.

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Serial ATA Stories May 26, 2014

expiredSamsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5″ SSD: $429 shipped (Reg. $850), Seagate 1TB 2.5″ hybrid SSD: $90 shipped (Reg. $149)

Ebay is offering the Samsung 840 EVO Series 1TB 2.5″ SATA III Solid State Drive for $429 shipped. This is $26 below our previous mention and the lowest price we have ever seen on this drive by $5. It can be a great way to speed up your laptop or PlayStation 4 with read/write speeds of up to 540 MB/s and 520 MB/s.

It has received a near-perfect 4.8/5 star rating from 2,300 Amazon customers.

A hybrid SSD can be a great option for those looking to get the SSD speed without the heavy price tag. Amazon is offering the Seagate 1TB, SATA 6Gbps 2.5-Inch Solid State Hybrid Drive (ST1000LM014) for $89.99 shipped. That’s $60 under the regular asking price and matching the lowest we’ve seen it go for.

It has received a 4.5/5 star rating from over 750 Amazon customers.

Serial ATA Stories May 6, 2014

Update: Ebay is beating Amazon on the 250GB Samsung 840 EVO Series 2.5-inch SATA III SSD at $130 shipped.

Amazon is offering the 250GB Samsung 840 EVO Series 2.5-inch SATA III SSD for $139.49 shipped today. That’s more than $110 under the original price, about $40 under the average selling price, the current low and within a couple dollars of the lowest price ever. An aging Mac or PC can really benefit from a fresh new SSD like this with its speedy read/write speeds of up to 540 Mbps and 520 Mbps. You also get data security with AES 256-bit full-disk encryption.

It has received an almost perfect 4.8/5 star rating from over 2100 Amazon customers and comes with a 3 year warranty. If you’re looking for a large capacity mobile storage solution, check out our 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive round-up.

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Serial ATA Stories March 17, 2014

expiredSeagate 3.5-inch 2TB internal hybrid drive: $100 shipped (Reg. $170)

Newegg is offering the 2TB, 3.5-inch Seagate hybrid drive for $100 shipped using code EMCYTZT58782. That’s $70 under the original listing, $20 better than Amazon and the matching the best price we’ve seen this SSHD go for since Black Friday. This is a 7200RPM SSHD that features SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ and is 4x faster than a standard HD, according to Seagate. An SSHD can be a nice option as an additional internal drive for desktop systems, among other things.

This drive has received a 4.3/5 star rating among over 180 Amazon customers and is covered under a 3 year warranty from Seagate.

Serial ATA Stories February 28, 2014

Update (3/7): The 4TB drive is now available at $190 again.

Update (3/3): The 4TB drive is now sold out.

Amazon has just dropped the price on the 4TB Seagate internal solid state hybrid drive to $190 shipped. That’s $50 off the original price, $30 off the average selling price and within $25 of some of the best non-hybrid 4TB drives. This model functions and installs just like any other normal 3.5-inch drive, but boasts boot times and performance speed more like a SSD. This 7200rpm hybrid drive features SATA 6G/s with NCQ and has received a 4.3/5 star rating among Amazon customers.

The Seagate 1TB solid state hybrid drive is also available for $95 (Reg. $150). This drive will work  in a PS3/PS4 as well as other 2.5-inch applications and has received a 4.3/5 star rating on Amazon.

Seagate 1TB internal 2.5-inch  solid state hybrid drive: $95 shipped (Reg. $150) Seagate 4TB internal 3.5-inch solid state hybrid drive: $190 shipped (Reg. $240)

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Serial ATA Stories November 22, 2013

expired60% off Transcend Flash memory and drive sale at Amazon: 64GB: $30, 32GB: $15

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Today only, Amazon’s Gold Box is a selection of Transcend 4-5 star rated storage products some of which is the lowest prices we’ve seen.  Standouts:

  • Transcend Jetflash USB 3.0 Sticks: 16GB: $9.99, 32GB:$14.99, 64GB:$29.99
  • 256 GB SATA III SSD: $149.99
  • 1TB USB3 HArd Drive with Military drop standards: $67.99
  • MicroSDXC Calls 10 45MB/s cards with adapter: 16GB: $9.99, 32GB:$16.99, 64GB: $34.99

You can’t miss with anything on the page.

Serial ATA Stories December 31, 2012

Newegg is offering the Western Digital Red WD30EFRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive for $154.99 w/ $15 off code “WD1231A” + free shipping. This drive’s intended use is in a NAS unit in your home office. In a 3.5-inch format, this drive offers SATA 6.0Gb/s, 64MB cache, and a capacity of 3TB. [Newegg] expand full story

Serial ATA Stories August 31, 2012


Beach Camera via Ebay Daily deals has the Sandisk 64GB Ultra SDXC UHS-I Card 30MB/s (Class 10) for $39 with free shipping. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen on a 64GB class 10 card from a major maker.   expand full story

Serial ATA Stories April 27, 2012

Serial ATA Stories April 4, 2012

PC Connection has the OCZ 128GB Petrol 2.5″ SATA 3 Internal Solid State Drive for $87.84.  A $20 rebate drops it to $67.84. This unit is fast (Max Read: 360 MB/s ; Max Write: 135 MB/s) but gets hit or miss reviews. expand full story

Serial ATA Stories September 6, 2011

mwave offers the OCZ Agility 60GB Internal Serial ATA 3Gb/s 2.5″ Solid State Drive, model no. OCZSSD2-1AGT60G, for $69.99. With free shipping, that’s $1.17/GB, $17 below our November mention (which required a rebate), and the lowest total price we could find by $57. It features up to 230MB/s read time, up to 135MB/s write time, and more. expand full story

Serial ATA Stories July 15, 2011

Amazon offers the Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 3TB Serial ATA 6Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive, model no. 0S03228, for $106.92 with free shipping ($0.04/GB). That’s a $10 drop from our mention three weeks ago and it’s the lowest total price we could find by $36. It’s also the least expensive shipped 3TB SATA internal drive we’ve ever seen by $3. It runs at 5400 rpm and features a 32MB cache. expand full story

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