Deal of the week: Mechanical storage deals are back


— 4:54 PM on November 2, 2012

Cheap solid-state drives abound these days, but since last year's flooding in Thailand, we haven't seen a whole lot of deals on mechanical storage. That appears to be changing at last.

Using the coupon code EMCJJNH23 at Newegg lets you take 20% off the price of Western Digital's Caviar Green 2TB hard drive, bringing it down from $109.99 to a tantalizing $87.99 with free shipping. Apply the same coupon code to the Caviar Green 3TB, and you can get that drive for just $119.99 shipped—quite a discount from the regular $149.99 asking price. Keep in mind these drives both have low spindle speeds that make them better suited for mass storage than for your OS and applications. Still, it's hard to beat that kind of capacity per dollar.

Newegg has some nice deals in the RAM section. The coupon code EMCJJNH45 trims pricing for desktop memory kits by 10%, so you can get, say, Corsair's 8GB DDR3-1600 ValueSelect bundle for only $32.39 shipped. Another code, EMCJJNH46, has the same effect on notebook memory. Apply it on the checkout screen, and you'll be able to grab an 8GB Corsair DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM kit for $35.09 shipped.

On the graphics front, AMD's game bundles have finally worked their way down to mid-range offerings on Newegg. You can get a PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 1GB for $169.99 with a free copy of Far Cry 3 and a 20%-off coupon code for Medal of Honor Warfighter Deluxe Edition.

Oh, and speaking of games, Rock, Paper, Shotgun points out that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is free to play on Steam this weekend. If you've thought about revisiting CS but haven't felt like paying for the privilege, now's your chance. (Otherwise, the game is on sale for $9.99 on Steam right now.)

Our Canadian readers can partake in NCIX's Movember Sale Event. Items available at a discount include WD's Caviar Green 2TB, which is selling for $99.99 CAD, and Sapphire's Radeon HD 7850 1GB, which you can get for just $164.99—including the free copy of Far Cry 3 and the Medal of Honor coupon.

   
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