Deal of the week: Storage and memory coupons

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.

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    • albundy
    • 7 years ago

    that samsung memory looks really good with the low voltage, but I picked up 8gb two by fours of Kingston HyperX DDR3-1600 earlier this week for $17 AR from CompUSA.

    On another note, those HDD prices have got to come down! I paid $60 over a year ago for a Hitachi 7200rpm 2TB 6Gbps drive!…AND that deal was from the same seller, Newegg, LoL! I guess that the two HDD manufacturers left are now flooding with bs instead of water.

      • MadManOriginal
      • 7 years ago

      I don’t think the Samsung memory is a very good buy. It is DDR3-1600 but rated CAS 11 (!) there is plenty of 1.5V CAS 9 DDR3-1600 for around the same price. The power savings from 1.5V versus 1.35V memory are miniscule.

        • brucethemoose
        • 7 years ago

        [url<]http://www.overclock.net/t/1210482/samsung-2x4gb-low-voltage-ddr3-1600-kit-ocing-to-2400-discussion[/url<] Apparently, almost all the sticks go past DDR3 2000 with very save voltages (~1.5V-1.6V). Some say Samsung's cutting edge processes is to blame, but the results speak for themself. This is easily the best RAM on Newegg... I'd say it's a VERY good buy.

        • DancinJack
        • 7 years ago

        Why is CAS 11 such a huge deal to you? for 1600Mhz RAM? If you don’t like it you could up the voltage and drop that down to 10 or 9 anyway.

    • UltimateImperative
    • 7 years ago

    Newegg is also running a promo code for Seasonic PSUs, “SSPSU15”. This makes their 80+ Gold X-650 cost only [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088<]$118.99[/url<]

      • Jambe
      • 7 years ago

      Or the newer SS-560KM [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151098<]goes to $106.25[/url<] — that'd be plenty for any modern single-GPU setup.

    • MadManOriginal
    • 7 years ago

    3 year warranty on the Hitachi ‘a Western Digital company’ drive. WD’s own Caviar Blue have a 2 year warranty…wierd.

      • Deanjo
      • 7 years ago

      Same drive is in their Touro line of USB 2 externals. You can find them going for the $79 mark if you know were to look. Pop the case open and you have a 2TB for $40 less.

        • MadManOriginal
        • 7 years ago

        Yeah, and 0 warranty.

          • Deanjo
          • 7 years ago

          3 year. The serial works just fine for warranty replacements. Had one DOA after I ripped it open and they sent me a replacement no problems.

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