home : hot deals & information involving: data storage Friday, November 9, 2018
- Deals Today
Best Buy posted a bunch of hot deals today.
They are calling it their "Early Black Friday Sale" although the deals around Thanksgiving will likely be better, these are amazing prices available today.
TCL 55-inch 4K TV with HDR and Roku for $350.
It's been about $380 for a year, and still one of the best values on the market today.
Ours has been working great for about a year so far, and the HDR alone was a big upgrade from a 1080p TV.
Same deal at Target.com and at Amazon.
- Samsung mSATA 250GB SSD for $76, Plus $11 Credit
Samsung 860-EVO Series mSATA 250GB Solid State Drive for $76.
Normally sells for about $76.
Also gives $11.40 in Newegg credit (the 15% back promotion), valid toward a future purchase during the month of December.
Note, this is a mSATA card, not a regular Serial-ATA (SATA) drive nor a M.2 card.
The mSATA drive is about the size of a credit card, and designed to work in power-constrained laptops, tablets, and netbooks that have a mSATA slot.
- Intel 512GB SSD for $83
Intel 545s 512GB Solid State Drive for $90 with free shipping, and coupon EMCEPPY37 applies $7 off in the cart.
Intel and Samsung make the best quality SSDs available for consumers today, in our opinion.
This Intel model has 3D NAND cells (good quality), and comes with a 5-year warranty.
Normally, an Intel 512GB SSD sells for at least $100.
Samsung SSDs are a little less expensive, the 860-EVO 500GB is $88 and also includes a 5-year warranty.
To keep an SSD healthy, it is recommended to keep at least 20% of of the SSD free at all times.
Modern Windows and Linux systems have software called TRIM, which improves an SSD health even when filled to capacity.
Crucial BX300 240GB Solid State Drive for $38 with free shipping.
Normally, a 240+ GB SSD would sell for at least $50.
This model has MLC NAND cells, better quality than TLC.
Crucial is a good brand.
Includes a 3 year warranty.
- Intel 256GB M.2 Internal SSD $65
If you live near a Microcenter store, they are selling an Intel 760p 256GB Internal M.2 2280 Solid State Drive for $65.
That's about the same price as other 256GB M.2 SSDs, but the Intel products normally sell for much more than other brands.