Even with Black Friday discounts not due for another week, there are plenty of bargain-priced SSDs out there today. The most appealing one may be Seagate's 600 SSD 240GB, which debuted in May with a $210 asking price. Thanks to subsequent price cuts and a new, $20 discount, the drive can now be purchased for only $170 at Newegg. That works out to about $0.71 per gigabyte, and two-day shipping is free.
SSDs are best paired with mechanical storage, and Newegg has a couple of nice discounts on that front, too. The RAID- and NAS-optimized WD Red 4TB we looked at in September has already fallen from $220 to $200. Promo code PREBLKFR84 knocks another $20 off the price, bringing the total down to $180. Seagate's Desktop HDD.15 4TB is slighty cheaper, at $170, but it's slower and louder, and it has a shorter warranty.
A staple of our System Guide is also on sale this week. Promo code PREBLKFR81 is good for $10 off the usual $70 asking price for Seagate's Barracuda 1TB. Unlike the aforementioned 4TB drives, the 'cuda has a 7,200-RPM spindle speed. We recommend the higher spindle speed if you won't be running a solid-state sidekick.
Corsair's Carbide Series 300R mid-tower is 30% off at Newegg, and there's a $20 mail-in rebate that knocks the effective price down to just $50. Although we haven't reviewed the 300R, its little brother, the 200R, earned an Editor's Choice award last year. The 300R looks even nicer, and it actually works out to $10 less than the 200R. Too bad free shipping isn't included like with the other Newegg deals.
Asus' Bay Trail-based Transformer Book T100 convertible, which earned our TR Recommended award, is still out of stock at Newegg, but Amazon has the device for $20 off the suggested retail price. That brings it down to just $380 with free shipping for the 64GB version.
TR readers north of the border will want to check out NCIX's Early Bird Black Friday Sale Event. Notable deals include Razer's customizable Ouroboros mouse for $100, Adata's SX900 256GB SSD for $150, and Kingston's SSDNow V300 120GB for $87. Wow, I made it through the whole post without a bulleted list.
|1. BIF - $340||2. chasp_0 - $251||3. mbutrovich - $250|
|4. Ryu Connor - $250||5. YetAnotherGeek2 - $200||6. aeassa - $175|
|7. End User - $150||8. Captain Ned - $100||9. Anonymous Gerbil - $100|
|10. Bill Door - $100|
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|Nixxes turns out another Deus Ex: Mankind Divided patch||19|
|Upcoming Samsung CF791 is a high-contrast FreeSync ultrawide||40|
|Deals of the week: an unlocked Skylake CPU for cheap and more||19|
|PCIe 4.0 won't actually deliver 300 watts from the slot||56|
|iOS 9.3.5 fixes serious zero-day vulnerabilities||13|
|Intel 600P Series SSDs bring NVMe into the M.2 mainstream||40|
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