Word around the web is that supply of hard drives might tighten up in the second half of this year. That's all the more reason to enjoy mechanical drive deals while they last. As luck would have it, we've found one such deal while scouring this week's ongoing sales at Newegg.
Normally sold for $79.99, Seagate's Barracuda Green 2TB hard drive can currently be nabbed for $69.99 with free shipping if you enter the coupon code "EMCKDHF22" on the checkout page. 2TB for $70 shipped works out to a mind-boggling 3.5 cents per gigabyte. This drive has 64MB of cache and a 6Gbps Serial ATA interface, although its 5,900-RPM spindle speed means it probably should be resticted to mass-storage applications.
Shoppers in search of a quick, responsive boot drive may want to consider Kingston's 96GB SSDNow V+100 drive, which is currently selling for $154.99 shipped with a generous $50 mail-in rebate attached. In other words, you might be able to snag it for $104.99 if that rebate check ever comes in the mail. Not too shabby.
On a side note, memory is still dirt cheap. Kingston's 4GB DDR3-1333 ValueRAM kit is a pretty good example; I'm seeing it listed for only $38.99 with free shipping right now.
What's happening north of the border? Well, NCIX is running another one of its trademark sale events: the Sizzling Summer Super Sale. Deals include a bundle package made up of two 60GB OCZ Solid 3 SSDs on sale for $219.99 CAD, or $199.99 CAD after a mail-in rebate. You can run these drives as a RAID-0 array, which should mean a single 120GB volume and performance higher than with a single drive.