Deal of the week: SSDs at 55 cents a gigabyte

If you haven’t already blown all your money on a new iPhone 5 (then immediately regretted it because of the broken Maps app), then good news! There are some lovely solid-state storage deals available at Newegg today.

The e-tailer is letting you nab OCZ’s Vertex 3 240GB for only $132.99 after a $20 mail-in rebate and a 10%-off coupon code (HARDOCPX919A). That price includes free shipping. You’re looking at a final cost per gigabyte of just 55 cents, which is pretty darn cheap for a state-of-the-art SandForce SF-2281 drive with Serial ATA 6Gbps connectivity and peak transfer rates north of 500MB/s. (Thanks to Slickdeals for the heads-up on this one.)

Those who still haven’t succumbed to Gearbox’s Borderlands 2 will be happy to know that the game is still on sale at Amazon for $53.99, or 10% off the regular price. (Steam charges $59.99 right now.) The game already has a strong following, with an 89% Metacritic score and a user score of 7.9/10.

North of the border, NCIX is prepping for the cold(er) weather with its Fall into Savings Event. Aside from the usual cornucopia of deals, the Canadian e-tailer offers $4.99 ground shipping on orders over $50 and weighing in at under 100 lbs. NCIX lets you grab the 120GB Agility 3 for $69.99 CAD after a $15 mail-in rebate, which actually beats Newegg in the States by five bucks. WD’s 2TB Caviar Green is available for only $99.99 CAD, too.

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    • LoneWolf15
    • 7 years ago

    My deal of the week is Torchlight II, available on Steam (even at regular price, for one-third of the regular price of Borderlands 2 (which is a great game, but one I’ll buy a year-old on special for far less).

    Twenty bucks for a quality game -at release time. Hard to beat. In my case, I got it as a gift on pre-order, and then gifted the free bonus copy of the first Torchlight to the relative that bought it for me, so we both benefited.

      • indeego
      • 7 years ago

      Cool, but Torchlight 2 is at best a $5 casual game. I’m not paying a penny more until it’s patched and complete.

    • albundy
    • 7 years ago

    these ocz ssd’s have been on hot deals sites for a few weeks now. is ocz trying to get rid of their bad ssd’s that fast? i know they’ve been under alot of scrutiny over their failing ssds, but wasnt sure as to why they would be getting rid of them so fast unless they have an oversupply of them. in any case, i prefer to wait for black friday deals. might just be worth the wait.

      • indeego
      • 7 years ago

      Here’s a clue:
      Nobody is even talking about this OCZ deal in the rest of this comment thread.

      Can you imagine if Intel or Samsung had prices like this?

      ‘Splained?

    • guardianl
    • 7 years ago

    Borderlands 2 is ~$42 at green man gaming with code: GMG20-AWDF9-Q1PEY

    [url<]http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/ca/en/pc/games/rpgs/borderlands-2-na/[/url<] It gives you a steam code, so it's just like buying it from steam direct.

    • Anarchist
    • 7 years ago

    consumerism is slavery.

      • destroy.all.monsters
      • 7 years ago

      There is a lot of truth to that comment.

      • My Johnson
      • 7 years ago

      I’m entitled to my consumerism.

      Edit: Don’t judge!

      • canmnanone
      • 7 years ago

      consumerism is not slavery. its taxation without representation is!!!

        • Grigory
        • 7 years ago

        Thank you!

        • crabjokeman
        • 7 years ago

        Taxation without representation is tyranny. As bad as that is, slavery’s worse.

      • chuckula
      • 7 years ago

      So you’re saying that you want all of this stuff, you just don’t want to have to work to earn the money to pay for it because “society” owes it to you for some vague undefined reason right?

        • lilbuddhaman
        • 7 years ago

        That “want” to have stuff is something that is forced down our throats since childhood. They throw all of this in our faces and then wonder why people do stupid things to get them.

          • chuckula
          • 7 years ago

          Said the dude name “buddha” posting from his iPad….

          • derFunkenstein
          • 7 years ago

          I didn’t – you, but I disagree a little bit. Nobody has to tell us how to do wrong and be selfish. What’s the first word that our kids say? It’s the same word they hear the most – “no”.

        • jstern
        • 7 years ago

        I get the feeling that you go around life in a rage constantly thinking about stuff like that, because I didn’t get that all from his comment.

        I wonder if there are any girls here, since I assume it was a guy who wrote the original post.

      • ludi
      • 7 years ago

      Or you could, you know, buy things if and when you have a use for them.

      • flip-mode
      • 7 years ago

      I will be slave to fast SSD

      • Corrado
      • 7 years ago

      If you don’t want it, don’t buy it. And nothing is stopping you from going and living in the woods off the land. Plenty of people do it. That means giving up your internet and your TV and your computer and your car though…

      Know what else is slavery? Forcing your ideas on other people.

        • Grigory
        • 7 years ago

        And making others work for you without compensation. Think today’s taxation and welfare system.

        • anotherengineer
        • 7 years ago

        “And nothing is stopping you from going and living in the woods off the land.”

        well that’s not entirely true in Canada, your not allowed to build a permanent shelter on crown land, and you can only camp on crown land for a limited time. Also not too much grows up here, for 8 months of the year.

        Hunting is illegal without a license for the animal, and in season and a license for the firearm and ammo.

        But on the bright side, prison is heated and provides shelter and meals for free……….go figure.

      • UberGerbil
      • 7 years ago

      Oversimplification is stupidity.

      • Grigory
      • 7 years ago

      Judging by the up/down votes of the above comments of all the people visiting this site the parasites outnumber the producers only slightly. Not bad, actually!

        • mattthemuppet
        • 7 years ago

        nice terminology you’re using there

          • Grigory
          • 7 years ago

          Thank you. Calling a spade a spade is the first step on the road to our recovery.

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