Deal of the week: A bargain smorgasbord

Black Friday isn’t due for another three weeks, but deals of all kinds are already becoming plentiful. Newegg, in particular, seems to be running a wealth of sales on all kinds of items.

There are your classics, like Western Digital’s 2TB Caviar Green hard drive currently selling for $89.99 with free shipping. That translates to less than five cents per gigabyte, which is pretty terrific for a decent mass-storage drive.

Then there are the promo codes. You can take 15% off the price of any digital SLR camera (Sony offerings excepted) by entering the code “EMCZZYS22” on the checkout page. Thanks to that promotion, you can snag Canon’s EOS Rebel T1i body and lens kit for $599.14 shipped, or grab the budget-friendly EOS Rebel XS for $429.14 shipped.

Audiophiles will be happy to know that certain Sennheiser headphones can be had for 30% off thanks to the promo code “HEADPHNESEN2.” Sets eligible for the deal include long-time favorites like the HD 280 Pro, which can now be had for $69.96 shipped.

Last, but certainly not least, Newegg is running a 24-hour sale that covers a number of items, from Intel’s Core i3-530 to Corsair’s 80 Plus Gold-certified AX750 power supply. Not bad, huh?

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      • indeego
      • 9 years ago

      Goneg{<.<}g

    • yehuda
    • 9 years ago

    GTA classics for $7.5 on Steam, also available separately.

    • Mikael33
    • 9 years ago

    Why no love for the Samsung F4 2TB? Same price and it’s *much* faster.

      • VILLAIN_xx
      • 9 years ago

      Newegg tells them what to advertise from their site.

        • Mikael33
        • 9 years ago

        Seriously?

          • VILLAIN_xx
          • 9 years ago

          lol. Allegedly and they never deny comments like mine. (see posting #11).

          I dont mind the newegg catering, but the deal of the week should be renamed if its not finding better deals than one store. Either they’re being lazy to go looking for good deals for their loyal fanbase, or they’re both helping each other as I’ve seen Newegg promote TR when they give certain items “Golden editors choice awards.”

          I tend to skip over “deal of the weak” now.

      • Bauxite
      • 9 years ago

      $10 cheaper now, $79.99 shipped.

      If you were awake this morning there was an error with discount codes and it was $59.99, supposedly they honored the lucky ones.

      Its nuts how doing raid 1 on “basic” systems is a no brainer dollarwise now. The last 3 “friends’n’family” computers I speced to do that.

    • johnrreagan
    • 9 years ago

    Thanks for the info! Great stuff! My new Canon T2i body ($613 shipped) is on its way to replace my old Rebel XT.

    • Skids
    • 9 years ago

    I would not trust those Caviar Green line drives any farther then I can throw them. I have had 2 go bad and 2 other friends have had issues as well.

      • cygnus1
      • 9 years ago

      i’ve got 8 1TB greens running in raid 6 for about a year, haven’t had any issues. are the 2TB greens really that bad?

        • willyolio
        • 9 years ago

        i’ve also had 4 1TB’s in RAID5 without a hiccup for well over a year…

      • ew
      • 9 years ago

      You know that phrase only really work on stuff that is too heavy to throw right?

      • anamericangod
      • 9 years ago

      Haven’t had any trouble whatsoever with mine.

      (Hoping it stays that way.)

      • demani
      • 9 years ago

      y’know, they last longer if you /[

      • stdRaichu
      • 9 years ago

      I’ve had two go bad, and have another nine that have been running just fine.

      Newsflash is that all mechanical drives undergo horrible failure, and although I’m a WD man myself I rate each manufacturer pretty much the same for reliability. WD just give me the best price/performance/GB at the same perceived reliability as everyone else in the spinning platters world.

      • absinthexl
      • 9 years ago

      Anecdotal evidence is the best evidence.

      • DrCR
      • 9 years ago

      That’s /[

    • cygnus1
    • 9 years ago

    I’m really hoping for, but not expecting, a good 120/128GB SSD for under $200, and under $180 would be even better. They’re getting really damn close.

      • Kallstar
      • 9 years ago

      Dream on… dream onnn dream on… dream until your dreams come true! heh that popped into my head but im completely with you. I can’t wait for the 120gig OCZ Vertex 2 to be around 180ish.

      /side rant

      WHY Would anyone buy the 3.5″ version of those ssd’s when its simply the 2.5″ in a bigger case?! All that does is ensures that you cant toss it into a laptop down the line. Also who would go with the agility2 when for a few bucks or ZERO difference in price you can wait for the vertex 2 with 50k IOPS to go on sale?

      Anywho, IOPS aside, the funniest thing by FAR is seeing the older ssd’s with far far far lower performance at the same price level lol! Now THAT is whats really hilarious.

        • Voldenuit
        • 9 years ago

        A lot of cases still don’t have native 2.5″ mounting options, so the 3.5″ version gives you instant compatibility without having to spend $7-20 on a drive adapter, only to find out that the mounting system is not compatible.

          • Kallstar
          • 9 years ago

          While your mounting point is valid, its almost completely irrelevant. The vertex 2 for example comes with a 3.5″ adapter… but even if it didn’t, you can use zip ties, sticky tape, rubberbands.. or just leave the ssd hanging at the bottom of your case. I don’t think it really matter how you secure the ssd inside a desktop but when you go with a 3.5″ one you are essentially limiting your future upgrading options for practically NO reason. It just makes no sense to me.

            • sonneillon
            • 9 years ago

            What if your putting it in a desktop case that you plan to take to lan parties? Or what if you don’t use laptops or the laptops you do use are company provided so you have no reason to ever place your own personal SSD into the laptop.

            Not everyone is looking for a drive that they can eventually place into a laptop so if it doesn’t cost any extra I don’t see why it is a bad thing to order the 3.5 vs the 2.5 especially since I don’t see desktop cases doing away with the 3.5 bays any time soon.

            • Kallstar
            • 9 years ago

            Look i don’t really wanna over debate this. I already said the 2.5″ comes with the adapter, and that even if it didn’t its very easy to secure it inside a case. Going with the 3.5″ IN MY OPINION is COMPLETELY useless. Even if all your unlikely/non-forward-thinking ‘what ifs’ were taken into consideration its still just about useless to get the 3.5″ form factor. IF nothing else it diminishes future resale value.

            One day i’m pretty sure quite a few of those guys getting the 3.5″ version will wish they’d have just gotten the 2.5″. Will i care that they choose the unfriendlier form factor? No… no because I will never be that guy.. and maybe someone else will at least think twice before ordering those 3.5″ drives even if they don’t ever PLAN on using it outside a desktop.

      • travbrad
      • 9 years ago

      The 60GB Vertex 2 is $115 after MIR on newegg right now. It’s not terribly far off your desired $/GB. 🙂 Just a little more to go.

        • cygnus1
        • 9 years ago

        That is true, it’s very close to the right capacity/cost ratio. But, it’s definitely too small. The 120/128 is really the smallest I think I’d feel comfortable with.

          • OneArmedScissor
          • 9 years ago

          There are a few there now with rebates, but there will undoubtedly be tons of new drives showing up at CES in January that will knock things down. The 128GB Onyx 2’s MSRP is like $180-190, for example.

          • Sunburn74
          • 9 years ago

          So buy two of them and put them in raid

            • cygnus1
            • 9 years ago

            Hard to do in a 13″ laptop

    • KarateBob
    • 9 years ago

    Save 10% off newegg hard drives with code EMCZZYR25. Make it $81.

      • SomeOtherGeek
      • 9 years ago

      Thanks! Ordered 3 of them for my WHS

    • Zyphos
    • 9 years ago

    Editorial: “Western Digital’s 2GB Caviar Green” – 2TB

      • dpaus
      • 9 years ago

      Unless, at l[<"less than five cents per gigabyte"<]l is really /[

        • Voldenuit
        • 9 years ago

        $89.99/2048 GB = $0.044/GB < 5¢/GB.

        Your value would be “less than 5¢ per /[

          • Lans
          • 9 years ago

          I think you are mixing up your bases but it still less than $0.05/GiB…

          2 TB = 2000 GB = 2000 * 10^9 bytes * (1 GiB / 2^30 bytes) = 1863 GiB

          $90 / 1864 GiB = $0.048 / GiB
          $90 / 2000 GB = $0.045 / GB

            • Meadows
            • 9 years ago

            This man is the correct one.

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