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  1. Made a new thread here: http://forums.storagereview.com/index.php?/forum/14-storage-and-tech-bargains/ Better late than never Happy Holidays!
  2. Deals that are live for 8TB External or 3TB Internal HDD
  3. Please note that some deals are already alive as of 12AM PST for 11/24. It is a great time to upgrade!
  4. Compilation from slickdeals.com, blackfriday.com, bfads.net and a few online retailer sites. Some deals have already started, or they may only show up on Black Friday/Cyber Monday or even Thanksgiving Day during special hours. Make sure to double check if deal is only available in-store and if the deal is a good deal(I took out some obvious bad deals and those that were out of stock). For more information on brands, check out Buyer Beware: Black Friday SSD and Storage Deals 100-200GB 120GB Kingston SSDNow V300 - $34.99 @ newegg.com (starts 11/25/2016 at 12:00am) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820721107 200-500GB 240GB Sandisk SSD plug - $59.99 @Frys(with emailed promo code or Amazon or newegg https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-240GB-2-5-Inch-SDSSDA-240G-G25-Version/dp/B00S9Q9VS4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820173151&cm_re=SanDisk_SSD_PLUS_2.5"_240gb-_-20-173-151-_-Product 250GB SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" - $69.99 @ ebay.com (Starting 11/28) http://www.ebay.com/itm/291944777920?customid=b6a9d7ccb21f11e6b3dc2ed1168216e50INT&pub=5574652453&campid=5337259887&afepn=5337259887&afepn=5337259887&rmvSB=true 480GB SanDisk SSD Plus - $99.99 @amazon.com (active now) https://smile.amazon.com/SanDisk-480GB-2-5-Inch-SDSSDA-480G-G25-Version/dp/B018X8LB2G/ 500GB Samsung 850 EVO MZ-75E500 @ $129.99 @ Dell SMB ( 11/24 - 11/28 7:59am EST ) http://accessories.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=A8155878 @Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OBRE5UE 501GB-.99TB 750GB Crucial MX300 Internal Solid State Drive -$99.99 @ Ebay.com (starts 11/25/2016 at 12:00am ) http://www.ebay.com/itm/291799630158 1.0-1.9TB 1TB Samsung 850 Evo MZ-75E1T0B/AM - $229 at frys.com with emailed promo code (active 11/25) http://www.frys.com/product/8310217 1TB Samsung 850 EVO MZ-75E1T0B/AM - $249.99 @ newegg.com (11/24/2016 at 12:00am ) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1J23RA1119&cm_re=MZ-75E1T0B%2fAM-_-20-147-374-_-Product 2TB-4.9TB 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim - $69.99 @ bestbuy or Amazon http://www.bestbuy.com/site/seagate-backup-plus-2tb-external-usb-3-0-2-0-portable-hard-drive-black/2944503.p?skuId=2944503 https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4 3TB TOSHIBA P300 HDWD130XZSTA - $69.99 @ Newegg.com (Active 11/21 with promo code: BFFLYER05) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149633 5.0+ TB 5TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop - $84(after visa checkout) @Bestbuy.com http://www.bestbuy.com/site/seagate-expansion-5tb-external-usb-3-0-hard-drive-black/5573233.p?skuId=5573233 (Note: Visa checkout discount can only be applied once between 11/27-12/25) 5TB HGST Deskstar NAS 3.5" Drive - $99.00 @Frys(with emailed promo code) http://www.frys.com/product/8599849 8TB External USB 3.0 Desktop Seagate Backup Plus Hub - $169.99 @ Bestbuy(door buster) or online http://www.bestbuy.com/site/seagate-backup-plus-hub-8tb-external-usb-3-0-desktop-hard-drive-black/5450025.p?skuId=5450025 or @ AMAZON - https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-External-Desktop-Storage-STEL8000100/dp/B01HD6ZLQ6
  5. Kdawgca

    Using an SSD as a USB 3 Data Drive

    What is the chipset of the 3.0 case? Also same behavior on a usb 2.0 port?
  6. Kdawgca

    Samsung 2TB SSD: when?

    FYI, if you use steam(maybe the other digital distribution software aswell ) on your desktop, you can install your games to different locatiosn. So it might be easier to get get multiple SSDs instead of waiting for 2TB to drop in price. It just recently dropped to 600USD for Black Friday.
  7. Kdawgca

    Patriot Blast 480GB SSD experiences?

    Ditto. Blast has a very tempting prices but I suggest upgrading your budget a bit. Add 10-30 dollars and you should be able to get a Sandisk units from BestBuy or Amazon. If you have time, wait. CyberMonday/CyberWeek should mean more deals. Also, regardless of what SSD you buy, make sure you have a backup plan. Either an external HDD or Online storage...preferably both.
  8. 2016 thread is here: Compilation from slickdeals.com, blackfriday.com, bfads.net and a few online retailer sites. Some deals have already started, or they may only show up on Black Friday/Cyber Monday or even Thanksgiving Day during special hours. This post will be updated on a semi-regular basis and will supplement Storage Deals posted on the front page. Make sure to double check if deal is only available in-store and if the deal is a good deal(I took out some obvious bad deals and those that were out of stock). For more information on brands, check out Buyer Beware: Black Friday SSD and Storage Deals For reviews: http://www.storagereview.com/reviews/consumer Happy hunting! Updated 12/3/2015 12AM PST 100GB Intel 710 Series SSD 2.5in 100GB -$29 @Macsales http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Intel/SSDSA2BZ100G/ 120-180GB ARC 100 SSD 2.5in 120GB - $40 @ Micro-Center(in store only - SKU 409441) or @ Newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820228115&cm_re=ARC_100_120gb-_-20-228-115-_-Product 128GB Samsung 850 PRO SSD - $ 70 @ frys.com (will require an emailed promo code) http://www.frys.com/product/8144415?site=40premailnp112915 240GB OCZ TRION 100 Series 240GB - $55 @amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0106AOB7G/?tag=storagereviewcom-20 OCZ ARC 100 SSD 2.5in 240GB - $60 @ Micro-Center(in store only -SKU 409474) or @ Newegg.com http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820228116&cm_re=ARC_100_SSD-_-20-228-116-_-Product 240GB Sandisk Plus SSD $55 @ Amazon and Best Buy. http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Internal-240GB-2-5-Inch-SDSSDA-240G-G25/dp/B00S9Q9VS4 250GB Samsung EVO 2.5 SSD - $64 @Frys.com with emailed promo code http://www.frys.com/product/8310177?site=72premail112915 400-500GB 400GB Intel 750 Series AIC PCI-Express SSD - $249 @ Newgg.com (Use code EMCKKNS24) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167359 ARC 100 SSD 2.5in 480GB 409482 $130@ Newegg.com http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820228117&cm_re=ARC_100_480gb-_-20-228-117-_-Product 500GB Samsung EVO 2.5 SSD - $138 @Frys.com (with emailed promo code http://www.frys.com/product/8310197?site=72premail112915 500GB Samsung EVO 2.5 SSD - $? @ Amazon cyber monday starting at 5:40AM PST http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3W19MO/ref=gb1h_img_m-3_8942_e992faed?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_r=1SRSNZFR1SJCWCQMD3EK&pf_rd_i=759498&pf_rd_p=2300118942 501GB-1TB 960GB SanDisk Ultra II 2.5" - 200 @ newegg.com (out of stock) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820173013 1TB 1TB 850 Pro 2.5 SSD - $400 @ frys.com (with emailed promo code for Friday 12/4/2015) http://www.frys.com/product/8144495?site=72premail120415 WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable HDD - $38 @ Frys.com http://www.frys.com/product/8490238?site=sa:adpages%20page:P107_TH%20date:112615 $50 @ ebay.com http://www.ebay.com/itm/WD-My-Passport-Ultra-1TB-Portable-HDD-Auto-Cloud-Backup-Bus-Powered-Black/391323531840 Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable Hard Drive - $50 @ Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N2S6ZUQ/?tag=storagereviewcom-20 2-8TB 2TB Samsung 850 EVO SSD - $595 @ Frys.com(possible in-store only) http://www.frys.com/product/8518759?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG 2TB TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 3.5" HDD - $60 @ Newegg.com http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149407 3TB WD My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 HDD -$90 @ Frys.com(Instore with promo code) http://www.frys.com/product/8490838 4TB Seagate 5900 RPM HDD Retail Kit - $88 @ Frys.com(instore only with emailed promo code) 5TB WD My Book - $88 @ Frys (in-store and need emailed promo code) http://www.frys.com/product/8544619?site=160premail112715 5TB WD My Book -$120 @ BestBuy 5TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive - $120 @ ebay.com http://www.ebay.com/itm/Seagate-Backup-Plus-5TB-USB-3-0-Desktop-External-Hard-Drive-STDT5000100/301380770152 5TB WD My Book External Desktop HDD -$98 @frys.com (with emailed promo code for Friday 12/04/2015) http://www.frys.com/product/8544619?site=72premail120415
  9. Try using a live cd/USB method with gparted and see if it sees the USB drive properly. "C" key might be the key to boot to the device. If that doesn't work, find a person that has a windows machine or go find a public place with Windows computers.
  10. Kdawgca

    It's pretty quiet here these days.

    Tech support wise: As long as we have experienced and knowledgeable users, we can help out most people. Even if you knowledge is of ancient hardware from the last decade, you likely know some tricks that still matter and you probably know how to google Besides, I hate seeing threads with 1% solid reply and rest of it is just agreeing with the guy above him. Intel and Microsoft layoff are good evidence for the pc consumer market. Good thing we can diversify the reviews with enterprise content which will help. Want more threads? I think we need to do some giveaways... ohh make sure to announce them on them fancy social media sites that are helping to kill forums/blogs
  11. 1. No reason it should not. 2. http://media.bestofmicro.com/U/4/436540/original/msi_GT60-2PC-870M_inside-1-Copy.jpg Based on this image, you should just need a bracket. They have them online, but they are somewhat expensive: http://www.ebay.com/itm/MSI-Genuine-GT60-GT680-GT683-MS-16F2-MS-16F3-MS-16F4-Hard-Drive-Bracket-/130911794448 You can get away with foam + screws from a local shop, but it is not ideal especially if you move the notebook around a lot. 3-7. Ideally, using a clean 8.1 iso is ideal, but finding one is getting more difficult. Try the burn recovery software, but make sure you unplug the 1TB before starting the install. If that fails, look into cloning software. Since you are buying a Samsung you can use Samsung Data Migration(or if you decide to get another drive, there are free programs like Macrium Reflect). Note: 1) Backup any important data 2) Unplug the 1 TB for first boot after cloning. You don't want any conflicts at the beginning or you could get a BSOD/windows recovery message. After first boot, just restart once to ensure computer still boots up, then shutdown and plug in the 1TB back in. 3) Read the guides online for these software, Make sure to copy all partitions and pay attention to which drive you are cloning too. 3) These software can clone a from large drive to a smaller driver, but I think it works best when go from small to big. If you 1TB is full, clean some stuff off or move it temporarily to another computer/external driver/online backup source.
  12. 3 dollars accurately describes most of the deals I didn't notice any killer deals on storage and most of the "advertised" other deals were gone in a minute. I: Finally picked up a newer cell phone... wanted a S5/6 but just can't justify the cost when an zenfone or Idol3 is 70% of a flagship phone at 30% of the cost( Idol 3 was $180 after code with prime shipping and no tax). Wanted a $20 laser mouse.... too late while searching for basic reviews Wanted the $115 40in HDTV... 10 min late and it was likely sold out in a min Got random arm/knee braces @ 3 dollars off Got polarized safety glasses from Amazon Warehouse @ like 5 off. Got Amazon GC multipack for the 10 dollar promotional credit...takes care of some Christmas shopping Also, Discover's 5% cashback for Amazon helped me pull the trigger.
  13. www.amazon.com/primeday Just a heads up that Amazon is having a prime sale today to celebrate turning 20. That means deals for Prime members. There is a free trial for Prime membership, but make sure to cancel if you don't use it a lot. Below is a short list of what may be offered and around what time courtesy of SD. Also don't forget to check the prices with other retailers as they will try to counter the sale. Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD) Starts Noon (current price is around $100) Corsair Neutron XT 240GB Solid State Drive (SSD) Starts 12:40am (current price is around $150) Crucial MX100 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD) Starts Noon (current price is around $200) Transcend 256GB Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Starts 7:40am (current price is around $90) Seagate Personal Cloud 3TB NAS Hard Drive Starts 6:40am (current price is around $160 Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Starts 6:40am (current price is around $90) Sony Class 10 SDHC Flash Cards Starts 7:40am (current price is around $10-20 ) Sony Class 10 MicroSDHC Flash Cards Starts 12:40am (current price is around $10-20 )
  14. http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/SSD/global/html/support/downloads.html I see some iso in the downloads sections. Have you already tried those? Those are generally what you use for USB or CD/DVD. Direct link for 840 EVO: http://ssd.samsungsemi.com/ecomobile/ssd/update3.do?fname=/Samsung_SSD_840_EVO_EXT0DB6Q.iso Use rufus to make a bootable USB. https://rufus.akeo.ie/