Tuesday deals: external storage, speedy Wi-Fi, and a cheap PSU

My buddies give me no end of grief about the fact that I love to shop. I don't get to do it as much as I'd like, but as a gamer, it's easy to translate the hunt for deals into a quest for value. We've gone on just such a quest today, and we've pulled out a few fantastic finds for you to consider on this lovely Tuesday.

External storage is an easy way to save your files for safekeeping, and you can never have too much hard drive space. Best Buy has the WD Easystore 8TB external hard drive for just $170 right now, a price that works out to a stupid-low $21.25 per terabyte. If 8 TB is too much for you, you can pick up a 4TB WD Elements  external HDD for just $99, or about $25 a terabyte. That price is only good for the next 15 hours, so hit it while it's hot.

You can also throw your leftover data on networked machines, of course. Wi-Fi nowadays is faster than ever, and if you're still hanging onto some old 802.11g hardware, it's time to upgrade. You can step up to the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 standard for only $145 thanks to this Amazon deal on a Netgear Nighthawk X4 R7500v2.

Full-house Wi-Fi coverage is all the rage these days. There are options aplenty for mesh Wi-Fi systems, and today we have a deal on the TP-Link Deco M5. This system ought to cover up a whopping 4,500 square feet in 802.11ac signals. A 3-pack of the puck-like access points is only $211 from Amazon with an on-page coupon.

I like to keep around extra power supplies. Having a couple of working PSUs laying around is great for testing and as a fail-safe when something goes wrong. Corsair's entry-level CX450 power supply is on sale for just $40 right now at Newegg, and there's also a $20 mail-in rebate. That means you can grab this quality 80 Plus Bronze-rated unit for a final cost of just $20.

That's all for today, folks! There's a chance you're looking for something we haven't covered. If that's the case, you can help The Tech Report by using the following referral links when you're out shopping: not only do we have a partnership with Newegg and Amazon, but we also work with Best Buy, Adorama, RakutenWalmart, and Sam's Club. For more specific needs, you can also shop with our links at the Microsoft Store and Das Keyboard's shop.

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    • backwoods357
    • 2 years ago

    Huge meh on the TP link and Netgear. I would much rather buy equipment from vendors with a history of not leaving gaping holes in security unpatched forever. That being said, I’m really tempted to use that drive for some cold storage.

    • Waco
    • 2 years ago

    Damn, that’s a good deal for non-SMR 8 TB spinning rust. I don’t even get pricing that good on orders of 1000+ drives at work!

    Pity the limit is 2.

      • Phr3dly
      • 2 years ago

      The limit is two per order. I placed three orders to get 5 of them.

      The WD EasyStore 8TB units use the Red drives. These sell for around $280 individually. I removed the 5 drives from their cases and dropped them into my 5-bay Synology NAS. Buying bare drives this would have cost me about $1400. Buying the Easystore drives cost me, instead, $850. Quite the savings!

        • Waco
        • 2 years ago

        Ah, I didn’t realize they’d let you order multiple times. Awesome!

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