home : hot deals & information involving: data storage Wednesday, August 12, 2020
- Western Digital Black 500GB M.2 SSD for $63
Western Digital's "Black" line are their highest grade of drives, and come with a 5-year warranty.
The 500GB WD Black M.2 SSD is on sale for $63, and normally sells for about $80.
- Western Digital 10TB External/Desktop USB Drive $165
Western Digital Elements 10TB USB3.0 Desktop/External Drie for $190, and apply code EMCDMGG53 to get $25 off.
"Desktop" means it sits on a desk, plugs into a computer's USB port, and the included power cord plugs into an electrical outlet.
They do sell "portable" drives which are designed to be portable, and power themselves with their included USB data cable.
The 10TB capacity is massive, capable of storing about:
160 hours of HD-quality videos,
160,000 24-megapixel raw/uncompressed camera photos, or
over 2 million jpeg photos taken by a smartphone.
If you want to put the 10TB drive inside a desktop computer, grab some guitar picks and watch this video.
Doing this may void Western Digital's 2-year warranty, but saves about $100 when buying an internal drive.
- Seagate Portable 5TB Hard Drive for $90
Seagate 5TB Portable Hard Drive for $90 with free shipping.
Non-Costco members can order with a 5% surcharge ($94.50 before tax).
This is the small "portable" external hard drive that uses just one USB cable for power and data, so no need to carry a separate power cord with you.
We used a similar portable drive when we could travel, for storing thousands of photos taken with a camera.