Storage Stories October 2

expiredLift Plex storage limits w/ Seagate’s $140 6TB 3.5-inch HDD (Amazon low), more

Amazon is offering the Seagate IronWolf 6TB NAS 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive for $139.99 shipped. Note: stock is running low, but more are on the way. That’s $25 off the typical rate there and matches the historic Amazon low. This drive has been designed with network-attached storage devices in mind. It’s made to emanate ‘little to no noise/vibration, no lags or down time’, and more. Seagate backs this hard drive with a 3-year warranty. This drive makes for an excellent way to significantly expand a Plex server. With a cache of up to 256MB, this HDD is great for those with busy servers. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

Storage Stories September 18

expiredPNY’s Pro Elite 64GB microSD Card hits $15 (Amazon low), 512GB $90, more

Update (9/19 @ 12:35pm): While the 128GB model has sold out, Amazon is still offering the PNY 64GB Pro Elite microSDXC Card for $14.99 shipped. Continue reading to find additional sizes.

Amazon is offering the PNY 128GB Pro Elite microSDXC Card for $24.99 shipped. That’s $10 off the typical rate there and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $5. For Switch owners, you may be surprised to find out that Mario Kart 8, Super Mario Odyssey, and Zelda BOTW all fit on less than 30GBs of storage. With such an incredibly low price, this is an excellent and cost-effective way to say goodbye to physical media in favor of digital downloads. If you’re not a gamer, this is still a budget-friendly way to boost storage on a variety of digital cameras, Android devices, and more. Rated 4/5 stars. Those looking for a 1TB SD card, have a look at the deal we found yesterday. Continue reading to find other sizes included in this sale.

Storage Stories September 9

expiredSanDisk’s Ultra 2TB 2.5-inch SSD drops to $200 at Amazon (Reg. $240)

Amazon is offering the SanDisk Ultra 2TB Internal 2.5-inch Solid State Drive for $199.99 shipped. Matched at Best Buy. That’s $40 off the typical rate and is one of the best Amazon offers we have tracked. Having upgraded my PS4 about a month ago to a full-blown SSD, I can happily say it plows through loading screens much faster than all of my friends’ consoles. On top of that, I can rest easier knowing that my drive is significantly less likely to fail since there are no moving parts. Even SanDisk acknowledges this with a 5-year warranty that supersedes what’s generally seen in HDDs by around 65%. Read and write speeds on this drive exceed 500MB/s, making it a great option for consoles, PCs, and aging Macs. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Storage Stories September 7

expiredBoost PS4 speeds and capacity with Seagate’s 2TB SSHD: $65 (Reg. $90)

Amazon is offering the Seagate 2TB FireCuda Gaming SSHD for $64.99 shipped. That’s $25 off the typical rate there and is a match for the lowest price we have tracked. PS4 debuted with 500GBs of storage. Recent iterations offer 1TB capacities, but even that can feel cramped for folks that prefer digital downloads. This 2TB drive will at least double capacity, taking storage to a whole new level. It’s a solid state and conventional hard drive hybrid, yielding faster speeds than what’s traditionally seen. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Storage Stories September 6

expiredORICO’s $6 enclosure can repurpose a spare 2.5-inch HDD/SSD (Reg. $15)

ORICO Technology Co., Ltd (99% lifetime positive feedback) via Amazon is offering its 2.5-inch USB 3.0 HDD/SSD Enclosure for $6 Prime shipped when coupon code 2VRY8UGO has been applied during checkout. If you are not a Prime member, orders that exceed $25 will qualify for free shipping. That’s $8 off the typical rate there and is the lowest offer we have tracked. This enclosure is comprised of aluminum, bringing a high-end look and feel to this very inexpensive piece of gear. It can handle capacities up to 2TB in size and users will be able to achieve USB 3.0’s 5Gbps speeds. Reviews are still streaming in, but ORICO is reputable.

Storage Stories September 4

expiredExpand a Plex NAS by 6TB with Seagate’s IronWolf HDD: $140 (Amazon low)

Amazon is offering the Seagate IronWolf 6TB NAS 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive for $139.99 shipped. That’s $25 off the typical rate there and is a match for the lowest price we have tracked. If you’re like me, you opt to use Plex whenever possible. This leads to an ever-growing library that tends to require expansion every so often. Thanks to a 6TB capacity, this HDD will allow you to significantly expand storage and is perfect for NAS setups. A 3-year warranty comes standard, providing you with peace of mind for the foreseeable future. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

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