Deal of the week: Solid-state drives, graphics cards, cases, and more


— 12:09 PM on February 21, 2014

We've got a nice assortment of bargains this week, starting with four heavily discounted solid-state drives:

  • Kingston's SSDNow V300 120GB is down to $64.99 at TigerDirect. That works out to just over 54 cents per gigabyte, which is pretty darn cheap for an SSD. The drive has a 450MB/s peak speed rating for sequential reads and writes, and Kingston covers it with a three-year warranty.
  • TigerDirect also has the 240GB Kingston SSDNow V300 on sale for $124.99. Cost per gigabyte: 52 cents, even cheaper than the 128GB model. The rated specs and warranty coverage are the same for both drives, but I wouldn't be surprised if the 240GB one were a little quicker, since it presumably has more flash chips hooked up to its controller.
  • Even speedier is Kingston's HyperX 3K 240GB, which TigerDirect has on sale for $139.99 after a $30-off coupon code (NOP117352). That drive has a SandForce controller and is rated for top read and write speeds of 555MB/s and 510MB/s, respectively. Cost per gig: 58 cents.
  • Need more capacity? Seagate's 600 Series 480GB is only $259.99 at Newegg, or 54 cents per gig. This drive offers middle-of-the-road sequential performance but great random I/O throughput. Head here to read our review of it.

We also have a handful of miscellaneous items:

  • Sapphire's Radeon HD 7770 is down to $74.99 after a $15 mail-in rebate at Newegg. This isn't the fastest card out there, but it's quick enough to run today's games at lower resolutions and detail settings. For $75, it'd make a great addition to any budget build.
  • The excellent Corsair Carbide 200R enclosure is on sale for $29.99 after a $20 mail-in rebate at TigerDirect. Considering it normally retails for $50 or more, that's quite a deal. This case earned a TR Editor's Choice award when we reviewed it a little over a year ago.
  • Last, but not least, TigerDirect is selling a PNY Turbo 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive for $49.99. We haven't reviewed this particular specimen, but it looks nice enough, especially considering it can purportedly read and write at 190MB/s and 130MB/s, respectively. That's a fair bit faster than what USB 2.0 drives can pull off.

See, I told you we had a nice assortment of deals.

As always, we'll invite our Canadian readers to check out NCIX's latest sale. This time, it's the Fantastic February Sale Event, and the items up for grabs include Kingston's V300 128GB SSD, which NCIX sells for $79.99 CAD, and XFX's Radeon HD 7870 Double D, which is $199.99 CAD after a $30 mail-in rebate. The 7870 is very similar to the newer Radeon R9 270, but it seems to cost less right now.

   
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