This week’s deal post is all about getting the most gigs for your buck, whether you’re looking at memory, solid-state drives, or good old-fashioned mechanical hard drives.
Let’s start with the RAM. Newegg has an 8GB dual-channel kit of Samsung’s 1.35v DDR3-1600 desktop memory on sale for just $39.99 shipped. The list price is actually $44.99, but you can lop off $5 by entering the promo code "EMCNBNA25" on the checkout page. If you’re looking to upgrade your laptop rather than your desktop, then there’s an 8GB kit of DDR3-1333 RAM from G.Skill available for $34.99 shipped if you use the promo code "EMCNBJN69."
On the storage front, you can grab Samsung’s 830 Series 128GB solid-state drive for only $89.99 shipped with the coupon code "EMCNBJN47." That’s down $10 from the sale price, which is itself $20 below the original list price. Not a bad deal for such a speedy drive. (The 256GB version of the 830 Series earned our Editor’s Choice award for its excellent performance earlier this year.)
Oh, and Newegg offers a nice discount on a 2TB 7,200-RPM desktop hard drive with 6Gbps SATA connectivity, too. The Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K3000 is down from $134.99 to $109.99 thanks to the promo code "EMCNBJN23." That’s actually cheaper than a number of 2TB "Green" drives with reduced spindle speeds, which are a good bit slower.
Our trusty Canadian readers can’t enjoy those deals unless they hop the border, but they can find some local bargains by sifting through NCIX’s Out of this World sale event. Among the highlights: a 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green hard drive for $99.99 CAD, an 8GB kit of Kingston HyperX DDR3-1600 memory for $39.98 CAD, and an OCZ Vertex 3 240GB solid-state drive for a cool $199.99 CAD.