SSD and Hard Drive Cyber Monday 2019 Deals
Hard drives are something that every one of us uses. After all, we need a place to store all our files and media. The more technology progresses, the larger the file sizes become. Hence, more storage space is needed to store those 4K videos and those high-definition photographs.
Hard drives are of two types, internal and external. Internal hard drives are something you have to install into your laptop or desktop. It requires opening the machine and then carefully installing the hard drive. Internal hard drives are more permanent in nature in the sense that you do not plug and unplug internal hard drives very often.
An external hard drive is a quick and easy solution. It is plugged into your machine using a USB cable. You can remove the external hard drive by unplugging it whenever you are done. It is portable and you can plug it into different machines.
The most important metric that any hard drive purchaser will look at is the storage space that the hard drive offers. Let us look at some of the best Cyber Monday deals on hard drives.
Western Digital is one of the most popular brand names when it comes to storage equipment and hard drives. They make all sorts of hard disks, external, internal, portable, and enterprise-class. The enterprise-class hard drives are great for servers and data centers.
The portable hard drives which are on sale have storage capacities of 2TB, 5TB, and 12TB. So, depending on your budget and storage requirements, you have multiple choices to pick from. The internal 1TB hard drive is great for PCs and has an RPM of 7200. A higher RPM means faster functionality.
- WD Easystore 5TB External – $90 (was $170)
- WD Easystore 12TB External – $180 (was $280)
- WD Blue 1TB 7200 RPM Internal – $38
- WD Elements 2TB External – $73
- WD Gold 6TB Enterprise Class – $240
Samsung is one of the biggest global brands in consumer electronics. They make some interesting hard drives as well and their products are on sale this Cyber Monday. You can choose from two 1TB hard drives. One is an external hard drive and the other is an internal solid-state drive.
The Samsung 860 EVO 1TB is compatible with SATA 6GB/s, 3GB/s, and 1.5 GB/s interfaces. The maximum read speed is 550 MB/s and the maximum write speed is 520 MB/s.
The Samsung T5 1TB is an external solid-state hard drive. Solid-state means no moving parts and greater longevity and reliability of the hard drive. Transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s are supported by the Samsung T5. This external hard drive comes with 4 color options as well. So, besides performance, the Samsung T5 also offers a style quotient.
Seagate is a well-respected brand when it comes to hard drives. Some would argue that Seagate is on par with Western Digital when it comes to the product range and product popularity. This Cyber Monday, you get three deals on Seagate hard drives. All of these hard drives are geared towards gamers.
The first two are the Drive Hub which is meant to expand your Xbox’s storage. They offer storage spaces of 2TB and a massive 8GB. You can easily store over 200 games with 8GB of capacity. The design is also very aesthetic and portable. Take this hard drive to a friend’s place or plug it at your home on those fun game nights.
The second Seagate hard disk is the FireCuda Gaming SSD which fits perfectly in gaming desktops and workstations. It has 2TB of storage space. Store up to 80 games with ease. The interface on this hard drive is SATA 6GB/s.
- Seagate Game Drive Hub 8TB – $160 (was $180)
- Seagate Game Drive Hub 2TB – $80 (was $90)
- Seagate FireCuda SSD 2TB – $80