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The hard disk you have been waiting for

Update 11/27: the deal has expired. Go to Hard Drives at for more deals like this one

Newegg has a 1 TB internal hard drive (expired) from Western Digital currently for $269.99. The price goes down by $30 when promotion code PPAL1126HDD03 is applied. Pay with Paypal and you will get 20% cash back, thanks to this Paypal promotion. This brings the price down to $192 shipped, or $0.19 per GB.

  • Pros: One terabyte of storage and 16 MB of cache along with WD reliability and the three year warranty; all at an unheard-of price per gigabyte.
  • Cons: Not 7200 rpm (however, at this size, that’s more of a quibble than a real con).

I wonder how long it will take for this 1 TB technological marvel at this great price to start looking just like this 10 MB “dinosaur” for $3398 on the picture below (found via Digg). ;-)

Old Hard Disk

400GB External Hard Drive for $89.98

Update 05/11: this product is no longer available. Go to Hard Drives at for more deals like this one

I know deals like this usually don’t last very long, and I am betting this one will be sold out before the expiration date, but I still couldn’t resist posting it after I found it today via WiseBread. Enjoy the deal and happy bargain hunting!

Western Digital 400GB Elements External Hard Drive

External Hard Drive 400GB
  • Regular Price: $179.98
  • Sale Price: $114.98
  • Instant Discount: $5
  • Mail in rebate: $20
    (exp. 05/12/07)
  • Shipping: free
  • Final Price: $89.98


  • Drive Capacity: 400GB
  • Internal or External: External
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0/1.1
  • Manufacturer: Western Digital
  • Manufacturer Model: WDE1U4000N
  • Rotation Speed: 7200 RPM
  • Compatibility: PC/MAC
  • Burst Transfer Rate: Up to 480 Mb/s
  • Average Seek Time: 8.9 ms
  • Warranty: 1-year mfr. limited

Source: 400GB Western Digital external hard drive under $90 at WiseBread

Western Digital 400GB hard drive for $99.99 shipped

Update 03/09: Oh well, the price just went up to $129.99

When this deal first surfaced I thought it would be dead within a day, so I resisted the urge to post about. Two days later and it is still alive!

Anyway, I think it is a great hard drive for a great price, if you need one. Get them while they last!

Western Digital Hard Drive

Product Specifications

  • Storage Capacity: 400GB
  • Data Transfer Rate: 300MBps External Maximum Serial ATA – II
  • Manufacturer: Western Digital Corporation
  • Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm
  • Form Factor: 3.5″ Internal
  • Interfaces/Ports: 1 x 7-pin Serial ATA/300 Serial ATA
  • Product Line: Caviar
  • Buffer: 16MB
  • Product Model: WD4000AAKS
  • Product Name: Caviar Hard Drive

Extreme Bargain Hunting (Hard Drive $10, Computer Memory $17)

Going back to my discussion about different bargain hunting strategies, here is a good chance to test if you are up to this kind of adventure.

To get the quoted prices you have to apply all your bargain hunting skills: MIR, PM, AR and yes — as always in such case, it will be YMMV. ;-)

More hard drive deals from Frys

If you missed the last week deal on 400GB Segate here are a couple more good Hard Drive deals from Frys.

Maxtor 1. Maxtor 300GB PATA for $69.99

  • Seek Time: 8.9ms
  • 7200 RPM
  • 16MB Buffer
  • Ultra ATA 100 Interface
  • Ultra Quiet Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Motor
  • 1 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty

Segate2. Segate 300GB SATA for $79.99

  • 16MB Buffer
  • 7200 RPM
  • Retail Box Hard Drive
    (Installation Kit Included)

Both offers come with free shipping. See the relevant discussion at the FatWallet forums.

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