Friday deals: a 960-GB SSD for $103 and much more

Greetings. Brrr, it's chilly today. Yes, I know, I get really mild weather compared to other world regions, but I'm still entitled to moan about 0° C weather (that's 32° F for you 'muricans). The country's prone to some flooding during the spring season, though, and that has me particularly worried because, well, it's not been raining much. Last time that happened a few years ago, it rained for almost five months straight. That was not a fun time. Anyway, enough weather talk. Let's hit the deals.

  • The leading deal today is a familiar face: the Adata SU650 960-GB solid-state drive. This SATA drive offers 520 MB/s sequential read and 450 MB/s write speeds. Random I/O numbers clock in at 40K IOPS for reads and 75K IOPS for writes. Those speed figures are reasonably modest, but that's fine in our book since this drive's price is just $102.99 at Newegg. Folks, that's under 11 cents a gigabyte.

  • Who doesn't like a big pack of speedy RAM? Right, I figured there would be no takers. Check out the G.Skill Ripjaws V 32-GB kit with two DIMMs clocked at 3000 MT/s. This set is capacious, fast, and will only set you back $199.99 at Newegg.

  • Next up is a couple displays of different flavors. We're going with "sharp" first. The LG 27MU88-W is a 27" IPS display with a resolution of 3840×2160. LG says the panel's color gamut can cover 99% of the sRGB space, and that the average brightness should hit 350 cd/m². You get USB Type-C connectivity along with the usual input options, and the included stand offers height, pivot, swivel, and tilt adjustments. Just $434.99 is the the amount you'll need to get this display from Newegg.

  • The second pixel slab on the table is the Dell U3415W. This 21:9 ultra-wide monitor measures 34" across its diagonal. The curved panel has a resolution of 3440×1440 and a 5-ms response time in its speediest mode. The AH-IPS panel should cover 99% of the sRGB color space, and the port selection includes DisplayPort daisy-chaining. The rather pretty stand has height, swivel, and tilt adjustments. You can trade in $519.99 at Newegg and get one of these monitors back if you use the cart code EMCTUTY36.

  • Nobody should be forced to work or play games on a no-name $10 mouse. Proper rodents are in everyone's reach these days, as is the case of the Corsair Glaive. This mouse should adjust to most hands easily because it has interchangeable side grips. There's the usual complement of five buttons along with the requisite RGB LED lighting. This mouse used to cost a pretty penny, but you can pick it up today from Amazon in an "aluminum" finish for just $45.99.

  • The final bit of kit in today's deals is simple but effective one. We're talking about the Western Digital EasyStore 8-TB external hard drive. It includes backup software and goes for only $129.99 at Best Buy. That works out to just $16.25 a terabyte.

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 Das Keyboard's shop.

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    • DancinJack
    • 1 year ago

    FYI, that WD EasyStore should be a good option for shucking. A friend of mine got two 8TB “Red” drives from two he bought recently.

      • Waco
      • 1 year ago

      No hassles of shingles either!

        • chuckula
        • 1 year ago

        There’s a vaccine for that you know.

      • PTRMAN
      • 1 year ago

      There are lists of WD EasyStore SKUs and what is likely to be inside available.
      This is one but may be dated:

      • Usacomp2k3
      • 1 year ago

      The 8TB I bought on Black Friday had a Red inside. It’s not sitting inside my Synology server.

        • willmore
        • 1 year ago

        Why not?

          • JustAnEngineer
          • 1 year ago

          iPhone’s auto-incorrect feature frequently changes “now” to “not”. Don’t ask me why the folks in Cupertino are so negative.

            • UberGerbil
            • 1 year ago

            That should have been [url=<]Tim Cook's explanation[/url<]. "I meant to say people in China are [i<]now[/i<] buying lots of iPhones! Damn Autocorrect! Please keep buying our stock!"

            • Wirko
            • 1 year ago

            … and he better not attempt to write “Buy our stock now!”

            • UberGerbil
            • 1 year ago

            In an homage to Wayne’s World, perhaps he’ll write it “Buy our stock! Now!”

            • stdRaichu
            • 1 year ago

            Too many people saying “iPhone’s are too expensive now!” meant the reality distortion field needed some new batteries.

      • e1jones
      • 1 year ago

      I ordered 6 total in April/May last year. I’ve shucked 2 or 3 already with one being my main repository ‘for now’ and a virgin unshucked one being a backup. Someday NAS fodder (3 or 4 of them), but at the time I consolidated 4 other drives into one.

      All the ones that I opened are regular Reds, and the consensus at the time was that they all were.

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