With hard drive prices the way they are, it’s rare to find truly good deals on mechanical storage. Newegg has a couple of those right now, though, and believe it or not, the prices aren’t all that far off from what they were before last year’s floods in Thailand.
The biggest discount is on Samsung’s 1TB Spinpoint F3, a long-time favorite of ours for its solid performance and low noise levels. Newegg normally charges $109.99 for this drive, but it’s giving folks a $30 discount with the promo code "EMCNDNJ42"—no rebate needed. Just enter the code on the checkout page, and you should be set. Shipping is free, as well.
Newegg also offers the slower (but higher-capacity) Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB for $109.99 shipped after the promo code "EMCNDNJ44." That’s only $10 off the usual price, but it’s still a very decent deal.
Folks feeling a little more adventurous may want to check out the latest forum thread by TR gerbil drfish. Apparently, vendors in Korea are offering 27" displays with S-IPS panels at bargain-basement prices—think 300 bucks with free shipping. The displays are available on eBay and seem to work well. A friend of mine also ordered one recently and is happy with it. There may be some kinks, though; drfish mentions OSD brightness controls, which don’t work on the cheaper model he ordered.
For our friends in Canada, NCIX has kicked off its latest sale, dubbed the Grand Slam Savings event. Deals include OCZ’s 120GB Agility 3 solid-state drive, which you can nab for only $89.99 CAD after a $15 mail-in rebate, and LG’s IPS236V, a 23" IPS panel that’s available for a scant $179 CAD. You don’t need to order that one straight from across the Pacific, either.