Refurbished 1TB WD External USB 3.0 HDD for $40 [updated]

If you are comfortable with manufacturer-refurbished external hard drives, and if 1.5TB sounds about the right amount for your needs, Groupon Goods is offering manufacturer-refurbished Western Digital USB 3.0 external hard drives in the following denominations: 1.5TB for $45 (SOLD OUT), 1TB for $40, 0.75TB (aka 750GB) for $35. The 2TB option is sold out. Free shipping and free returns. Sale ends 8/1/16.

2TB WD External HDD for $70 (and other storage-related offers)

We are grouping various memory card and storage offers in a single post to help keep things more organized and easier to skim and scan…

… we start with the black color scheme of the 2TB Western Digital Elements USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (model WDBU6Y0020BBK-EESN), offered for $70 with free shipping with a limit of three per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. This is not a lightning deal, so expiration date is unknown (either a sale on its own or a price-match)…

If Thunderbolt (and Lightning) is not very very frightening, at Best Buy, one of their daily deals for Monday only is the 3TB G-Technology G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Silver) offered for $200 with free shipping or pickup.

If you are fond of retractable USB 2.0 flash drives, the 128GB SanDisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 USB 2.0 Flash Drive (mdoel SDCZ60-128G-B35) is on sale for $20 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of five per customer.

If you are looking for a microsD card that comes with a full size SD adapter, and don’t want to fight conventional packaging, the 64GB Transcend microSDXC Class 10 UHS-1 (up to 60MB/s model TS64GUSDU1PE) is on sale for $14 at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of 30 per customer. This ships in frustration free packaging, so depending on how it ships, you may score some of those sturdy reusable/recyclable little cardboard boxes.

ADDED: the official NewEgg ebay store is offering the new condition 120GB HyperX FURY 2.5″ SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD), model SHFS37A/120G, for $40 with free shipping with a limit of five units per customer.

ADDED: the official NewEgg ebay store is offering the new condition 5TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 3.5″ Desktop External Hard Drive (model STEB5000100, Black) for $110 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer.

I will append anything else related to this post during the day…

(ENDED) 2TB WD Elements Portable External HDD (USB 3) for $70 w/free S&H {limit 10}

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(ENDED) WD 8TB My Book Thunderbolt Duo for $379

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2TB WD Black My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 for $76 w/free s&h

On to the eBay Top 100 we geaux, where NewEgg is back with another storage promotion. It is the new condition 2TB WD Black My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive (USB 3.0), model WDBBKD0020BBK-NESN, offered for $76 with free shipping, with the usual limit of five per customer. Over 1000 units got sold so far from this offer. As usual, these are limited time offers but the exact expiration date is unpredictable.

1TB WD My Passport Ultra 3.0 USB Portable Secure Hard Drive for $48 w/free shipping {limit 5}

To the eBay Top 100 we go where Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition 1TB WD My Passport Ultra 3.0 USB Portable Secure Hard Drive, model WDBGPU0010BBK-NESN, for $48 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer…

If you are participating in eBay Bucks, and you are eligible for the 6% eBay Bucks offer, make sure you opt-in for the 6% before buying it.

1TB WD My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 for $50 with Free Shipping [updated]

Adorama has just launched a new Flash SAle, the 1TB WD My Passport Ultra Portable Secure Hard Drive, Black, USB 3.0, model WDBGPU0010BBK-NESN, is on sale for $50 with free shipping!

UPDATE 7:33pm ET: it now gets free shipping! PLUS shipping (typically under $5 for slowest option, may vary by zipcode).

Storage Round-Up: 4TB for $105, 32GB Flash Drive for $5.50, new Green Samsung microSDXCs, Etc

In this post we round up some storage-related offers, all in one post to keep things relatively organized. Here we go:

+ 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable External Hard Drive for $105 with free shipping by NewEgg’s eBay store (limit 5)

+ PNY Metal Attaché 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $5.50 (limit 5; Temporarily Out Of Stock) by Amazon itself

+ … and now to the other end of the performance spectrum…
+ 128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO CZ88 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (model SDCZ88-128G-G46) for $56~ by Amazon itself

+ 120GB Silicon Power S55 2.5″ 7mm SATA III Internal SSD (model SP120GBSS3S55S25) for $32 (not a Lightning Deal)

+ new Green Samsung microSD cards with full size adapters, limit 3 per size
+ 32GB for $10, 64GB for $20, 128GB for $40
+ this is a brand new release

+ Google Chromecast (latest model) for $30 with free shipping with a limit of five by Google’s eBay store ~ YES, they opened an eBay store!

Free 4TB WDD HDD with Canon 1D X II CFAST Pre-order for $6000

We just updated the Stock Tracking page and the new development is on the Canon 1D X Mark II CFAST Kit front. If you pre-order the camera for $6000, you also get a free 4TB Western Digital External Hard Disk Drive at B&H Photo. The CFAST kit includes the CFAST reader and 64GB card by definition, so the 4TB HDD is a bonus included by B&H.

480GB 2.5″ SanDisk SSD Plus for $107 {also 3TB WD HDD for $100}

An SSD can be your performance improvement friend depending on your setup and if so, Amazon is offering the 480GB 2.5″ SanDisk SSD Plus, model SDSSDA-480G-G25, for $107 {was $110} with free shipping with a limit of four units per customer.

UPDATE: speaking of storage, the NewEgg eBay store is offering the new condition 3TB WD My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive (USB 3.0, model WDBBKD00) for $100 with free shipping with a hard limit of five per customer. You have to do the “See price on checkout” song and dance to see the price. Over 860 units got sold as of the time of this update.

UPDATE #2 (5/16/16): there’s yet another SSD offer, this time it is the NewEgg eBay store offering the 240GB SanDisk Ultra II 2.5″ SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD), model SDSSDHII-2, for $64 with free shipping with the usual NewEgg-upon-eBay limit of five per customer.

eBay Tech Deals: 23.6″ 1080p Acer for $93, 1TB eHDD for $50, 120GB SSD for $35

To the eBay Top 100 where Adorama’s eBay store has a bang for the buck monitor deal, offering the new condition 23.6″ Acer K242HQL Bbd for $93 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. Over 270 units sold so far.

In other Trending eBay Deals action:
+ 1TB WD Elements Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0 for $50 by NewEgg (limit 5)
+ 120GB SanDisk SSD PLUS 2.5″ SATA III Internal Solid State Drive for $35 by NewEgg (limit 5)
+ free shipping, limit time offers

UPDATE: Speaking of Tech items, the certified-refurbished Nexus 10 goes for $150 by Square Deals Inc with the order fulfilled by Amazon itself.

1TB WD Elements USB 3.0 HDD for $50, 32GB Lexar microSD 633x for $8 shipped

Storage offers are among the Trending Top 100 eBay Deals as follows:

+ 1TB WD Elements Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, WDBUZG0010BBK-NESN for $50 with free shipping by NewEgg’s eBay store (limit 5)
+ if they run out or you need more, they go for $51 with free S&H by Best Buy on eBay

+ 32GB Lexar microSDHC 633x for $8 with free shipping in bulk packaging by Beach Camera on eBay (limit 5 per customer; over 4300 units sold)

+ 240GB SanDisk Ultra II 2.5″ SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD), model SDSSDHII-2, for $65 with free shipping by NewEgg’s eBay Store (limit 5)

12TB WD MyCloud DL2100 NAS for $590 [also 4GB ReadyNAS for $320]

One of the main Gold Box daily deals is a sale on NetGear Networking Equipment. Among the 15 items participating are the 12TB WD My Cloud DL2100 Business Series Network Attached Storage, model WDBBAZ0120JBK-NESN, offered for $590 with free shipping, and the 4TB NETGEAR ReadyNAS 202 2-Bay Network Attached Storage (RN20222D-100NES) for $320 with free shipping. Limit five of each item per customer. Offers end on Thursday at 3am ET earlier for any item that sells out.

UPDATE: speaking of storage, Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition 2TB WD Elements USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive, USB Powered, model #WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN, for $70 with free shipping with a limit of 5 per customer… This is eligible for the 5X eBay Bucks promotion which expires tonight.

2TB WD MyPassport USB 3.0 HDD + Soft Case for $84 {with coupon}

On the storage front, coupon code BHWPPI16 entered at Checkout gets you the 2TB WD My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive, model WDBCGL0020BSL-NESN, along with a free HGST 2.5″ Branded Soft Case, for $84 with free shipping at B&H Photo. The price you see before you enter the coupon is $99. This offer ends on 3/12/16… This is one of their many WPPI Specials.

1TB WD External USB 3.0 Hard Drive with 256-bit AES as low as $52 (volume discount) or $59 (one unit)

I keep preaching about the importance of backups, yet I can’t even recall the last time I did a full proper backup of everything that needs backing up 🙂 With prices continuing to drop, $50 or less is a reasonable price to set for 1TB external hard drives unless you want more advanced features. One such model with more advanced features, optional 256-bit AES hardware encryption, is the 1TB WD My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive which is currently on sale for $59 with free shipping at B&H Photo (expires 2/13/16). But that’s not all. This qualifies for volume discounts. If you buy more than three units, the price drops to $54 per HDD. If you buy 10+ units the price drops to $52 per HDD. The volume discount is only on the black color scheme. The other three colors also go for $59 but they don’t have a volume discount promotion.

This is the first time I recall seeing a Volume Discount at B&H. Here’s an annotated screenshot crop of the above product page to help you locate it if you are not familiar with it:

bh_volume_discounts

If you need more, or want to color-code your backups by type (personal, work, landscape, clients, etc), or have gift cards from the holiday season, they are also on sale for $59 each in five colors, with a limit of five per color per customer at Amazon by Amazon itself. No volume discounts at Amazon because rockets are expensive 🙂

Back to B&H Photo, they have two offers on 128GB microSDXC memory cards (with full SD adapters). The 128GB PNY UHS-I U1 C10 (P-SDUX128U160G-GE) goes for $35, while the 128GB Sony UHS-I U1 C10 (SRG1UY2A/TQ) goes for $40. Free shipping if your order total is $49+. You can buy multiple units of each card. Both are limited time offers.

2TB WD Elements USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $70

All your megapixels are belong to you, which is why a solid backup and restore strategy, along with a healthy dose of Stannis-like discipline to implement it day-to-day is necessary. Which takes us to the eBay Deals where Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition 2TB WD Elements USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (USB Powered, model WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN) [corrected link] for $70 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer… If you have Amazon Gift Cards to spend, you can get it for the same price by Amazon itself

3TB WD HDD for $100 [expired: 128GB microSD for $36]

To the eBay Deals we check upon where we find:

+ 3TB WD My Passport Ultra External Hard Drive for $100 w/free S&H by Adorama on eBay (limit 5)
+ expired: + 128GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC (C10, UHS-I, SD adapter) for $36 w/free S&H by BuyDig on eBay (limit 5)

UPDATE: there’s also 12 PNY SD and microSD cards on sale at Amazon (including 256GB Elite Performance for $75 [limit 4]), along with five USB flash drives.

2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive for $65 (limit 2)

The 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (USB 3.0) is currently on sale for $65 with free shipping, with a limit of two per customer as the B&H Photo Deal of the Day… Optionally you can bundle it with a case for $72~… For many more new specials, check their latest Black Friday specials

Fujifilm instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Grape) for $57

The “Singles Day”, the Black Friday of China, is slowly expanding around the world. B&H Photo has its own Singles Day Sale featuring ten items, including the grape color scheme of the Fujifilm instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera for $57 with free expedited shipping, and the WD 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive (Black) for $50 with free expedited shipping.

PS: it took me a while to figure it out, today is Singles Day because it is 11/11. 1s = singles. I now withdraw from consideration to become the next Sherlock Holmes 🙂

PS2: speaking of 1s, do not forget to observe 11:11pm on 11/11 tonight!

External Hard Drive sales [updated]

Barring material shortages or geopolitical issues, the price of storage will keep on dropping, so one has to triangulate how much to buy now versus how much to buy later. I will leave the triangulations to you (because my geometrics is broken), but here are three more portable hard disk drive promotions in progress at the moment:

+ 4TB WD Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive, model WDBWLG0040HBK-NESN, for $109 at B&H Photo

+ expired:
+ 3TB Toshiba Canvio Connect II, black, model HDTC830XK3C1, for $100 at Amazon by Amazon herself, limit five per customer
+ 3TB WD My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive, 256-bit Hardware Encryption, Classic Black (2015), for $109 at Adorama, temporarily back-ordered but can still place an order to lock the price

For more action, check our previous hard drive deals posts.

UPDATE: more added
A few more offers went live since the original post, here they are:

+ 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive for $150, model STDR4000100, at B&H Photo

+ 4TB LaCie Rugged Mini Portable Hard Drive for $200 with coupon code AESBH15 at B&H Photo

+ 2TB Technology G-Drive Pro with Thunderbolt for $520 with 4% promotional rewards at B&H Photo
+ more G-Technology HDDs with 5% rewards with coupon AESBH15

2TB Western Digital Elements HDD (USB 3.0) for $66

The action continues at the eBay Deals with more storage for your RAW-mega-pixels. With 1TB HDDs having a market price $50 or less “buy it now” price, the 2TB models seem to be settling at a $70 or less market price. As such, Adorama’s eBay store is offering the new condition 2TB WD Elements Portable External Hard Drive (USB 3.0, USB powered) for $66 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer.

PS: there’s also some grey-market/imported dSLRs from some of the B-list eBay Deals sellers. I’m trying to triangulate what to do with those type of deals. People are buying them per the eBay product listing statistics, but how many of the people who buy them are aware of the warranty trade-offs and risks?

5TB Seagate Expansion External USB 3.0 HDD for $136

On the storing those megapixels and RAWpixels front, the 1TB portable hard drives are settling at a $50 price at various places, but if you want more (and a better GB/c grocery-store-style price), the bigger capacities win. Case in point, the 5TB Seagate Expansion External USB 3.0 Hard Drive is on sale for $136 with free shipping, at Amazon by Amazon itself, with a limit of 10 per customer… Thanks to one of our readers for the alert… Alternately, the 4TB model goes for $120 (limit 10 as well)…

Western Digital HDD Storage specials (9 options)

B&H Photo has nine different Western Digital HDD Storage Specials with promo code PPEBH15 entered over there. They have 1TB to 8GB HDD options… These too are part of their 2015 Photo Plus specials.

2TB WD My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $70 (limit 5)

And now something to put all pictures, more storage options at the eBay Deals. This time it is Adorama’s very own eBay store offering the new condition 2TB WD My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $70 with free shipping, in the black color scheme, with a limit of five per customer.

Speaking of eBay, if you want to be among the first to get the official Android 6.0 release, and your current Nexus device (Nexus 10 or 7 (first gen) or 4 or earlier) will not get the official 6.0, and you are looking to get a device that will get that, the new condition factory unlocked Nexus 6 by Motorola in the blue color scheme is on sale for $300 with free shipping and a one year warranty by MobilePros1 (97.9%) on eBay. Limit five per customer. Over 3500 units sold so far from this listing. (the Nexus 5 will also get Android 6.0 but it will probably be its last official major release, while the Nexus 6 will likely get two more official major releases – this is based on previous patterns, by no means guaranteed).

Refurbished 2TB Western Digital USB 3.0 Portable HDD w/6mo warranty for $75

The action moves on to Woot Sellout where their daily deal is the factory reconditioned 2TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $70 plus $5 flat shipping. Limit three per customer. They are available in four different color options if you are fond of color-coding storage. At the bottom of the description over there it says they come with a six month warranty from Western Digital. Offer ends on Friday at 1am ET or earlier if sold out.

3TB My Passport Ultra 3 TB Portable External Hard Drive for $125

Go out and take pictures, all day and all night, the gurus and the teachers tell you. What they don’t tell you is that you are going to need a warehouse full of storage gear to save them all. If that describes your current situation, trending among the latest eBay Trending Deals (not to be confused with the “regular” eBay Deals) is the new condition 3TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive offered for $125 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. It is available in three different color schemes if you are fond of the color-coding scheme. The seller is Buydig’s eBay store.

(ENDED) Sat: refurbished WD Personal Cloud Storage (1TB or 2TB or 3TB)

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2TB WD Elements USB 3.0 Portable HDD for $80.59 [limit 15]

The 2TB Western Digital Elements USB 3.0 Portable hard disk drive, model WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN, is currently on sale for $80.59 with free shipping, with a limit of fifteen per customer, at Amazon by Amazon herself. It is only available in one color, so you have to do the color-coding on your own if you follow that organizational philosophy.

(ENDED) Refurbished Western Digital Portable USB 3.0 HDDs: 1TB for $45, 2TB for $70

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(ENDED) Tuesday Lightning Deals: 8TB WD MyCloud NAS, 750GB WD HDD, etc

These lighting deals expired… For future ones in the future, check the Amazon Gold Box and Camera & Photo page

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