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August 21

Newegg Canada: Samsung D3 Station 5TB Hard Drive Was $250 | Now $150

Posted by on August 21, 2015 at 1:31 PM

Newegg Canada: Samsung D3 Station 5TB Hard Drive Was $250 | Now $150

Newegg Canada has a really sweet deal on a monster external hard drive for your computer. Honestly, if you own a computer (desktop or laptop) you need an external hard drive. When your internal hard drive blows (usually the thing that goes) you want to have all your important pictures, documents, videos, passwords, bookmarks, and everything backed up on an external drive. This huge Samsung D3 Station 5TB USB 3.0 3.5″ Desktop External Hard Drive (STSHX-D501TDB) is on sale from $249.99 down to $159.99. Use coupon code CEMCAWKX45 to take an extra $10 off your order thus bringing the external hard drive down to $149.99. Shipping is an extra $5.99.

I have a certain rule of thumb: a great hard drive deal is around $30 per TB so this 5TB hard drive at $150 is right on the money. The last 5TB hard drive deal we featured on Bargainmoose was a one day deal on a Seagate for $160. I figured the most apt price comparison would be to ignore brand and just price compare the cheapest 5TB hard drives at other online retailers: Read the rest of this entry »

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February 19

Amazon Canada: $80 Off WD My Book 6TB 3.0 Hard Drive – Now $250 & Free Shipping

Posted by on February 19, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Amazon Canada: $80 Off WD My Book 6TB 3.0 Hard Drive   Now $250 & Free Shipping


Want the most extra space possible? The WD My Book 6TB 3.0 hard drive is currently on sale for just $249.99 at Amazon, down from a $329.99 price tag. It also qualifies for absolutely free shipping, so you won’t have to worry about any extra fees.

This WD My Book hard drive has a storage capacity of up to 6TB, which is the equivalent of 6000 GB or more precisely: a ton of movies and TV shows!

Such a large capacity hard drive isn’t just for graphic designers or professionals in general as it can be used to store entertainment files and whatever else you want to keep off your computer without worrying about running out of space.

It also comes with complete backup with WD SmartWare Pro software, so you can rest assured that your files will be safe no matter what. There’s nothing worse than storing all your files in one place, only to lose it all due to an accident or a simple malfunction.


Short and to the point, here’s the one and only review on this hard drive:

Shipped fast and works great.

At Newegg, there are only four review and all of them rated this hard drive 5/5 stars with comments like this one:

Even though slow, very useful for dumping large amounts of data for archival / storage purposes. Good for the average user to use for simple video editing and picture / music librarys.

This hard drive boasts a 3.0 connectivity, so I wouldn’t expect this hard drive to be as slow as the reviewer above claims, especially since according to the description on Amazon’s site, it’s supposed to be “ultra-fast”. It really depends on how much data you are looking to dump on it though because if you are storing a couple of gigabytes at a time, then you can definitely expect for it to take a bit more time than if you were transferring just a couple of files.

Price Comparison

Speaking of Newegg, here’s how much this hard drive is going for at other stores:

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 4

Amazon Canada: 49% Off WD My Passport 500MB Portable Hard Drive – Was $88 | Now $45 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Amazon Canada: 49% Off WD My Passport 500MB Portable Hard Drive   Was $88 | Now $45 (EXPIRED)

Looking for a bit more memory space at a cheap price? Then check out Amazon’s deal on the WD My Passport 500GB external hard drive. It’s down to just $44.99 instead of its regular price of $87.99 (49% off). Shipping is also free.

When looking up portable external hard drives, I tend to search for some that have the most memory for the cheapest price tag possible. This time around, I decided to tell you about this deal because as much as say, a 5TB hard drive may be handy for all that extra storage, I’m sure that many of you just don’t even necessarily need that much.

I use a WD My Passport portable hard drive to store movies, TV shows, pictures and extra files on my computer in order to make my desktop run faster. However, a large media collection is fun to look at but when are you ever going to watch half of what you have? So a 500mb portable hard drive may actually be perfect, especially since it’s on sale and budget friendly.

In fact, I was recently considering upgrading to a Seagate hard drive but I was actually deterred by how big and bulky it looked. This may be a silly factor to consider as it’s what is on the inside that matters but the WD My Passport’s appearance is actually what I love about it the most as it’s sleek and super portable. The only drawback is that it doesn’t come with any kind of protective pouch or case but you could easily just slip it into one from the dollar store.

Here’s a review I found for the WD My Passport portable hard drive:

Does exactly what I need it to do – store backup data. Password protection is great.

If you want a portable external hard drive with a bit more memory, then check out the 1TB WD My Passport Ultra. Originally priced at $109.99, it’s now on sale for $69 (37% off). This one actually an overwhelming number of positive reviews: over 115 with a total of 4.6/5 stars!

Since Amazon ships all orders over $25 for free, you’re sure to get either one of these portable hard drive shipped for free as well.

(Image Credit: ShaoYin Ooi)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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November 29

5TB Seagate Expansion 3.0 External Hard Drive $100 Off @ Newegg Canada – Now Just $140 + Free Shipping!!

Posted by on November 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM

5TB Seagate Expansion 3.0 External Hard Drive $100 Off @ Newegg Canada   Now Just $140 + Free Shipping!!

Black Friday may have come and gone quicker than ever this year but if you’re still looking for great deal, then I found an awesome one on an external hard drive. Right now, you can get the Seagate Expansion 3.0 external hard drive for just $139.99 at Newegg Canada. It was originally priced at $249.99, which puts it at $100 off (44% off). If you add a $10 or more filler item and use Visa Checkout, then you can also use the Newegg promo code: VCNOV25 to save an additional $25 off your order!

External hard drives are like tubs of ice cream: when you need them the most, they’re not there! With this one, however, you won’t ever have to worry about running out of space because you can certainly transfer a lot of content with the 5 terabytes of storage. By the way, 5 terabytes (TB) amounts to 5,000 gigabytes. For the average consumer, trust me when I say it’s a lot. To give you an idea, a typical HD movie will usually take up about 2-3 GB, if not less but even if you were to transfer one of those 20+ gigabytes movies floating around the interwebs onto this Seagate external hard drive, you would still be more than okay for space.

Surprisingly, shipping is free. It’s surprising because nearly everything at Newegg comes with a shipping and it’s this fee that sometimes makes it more worth to buy a specific item elsewhere, just to have it shipped for free there. After plugging in my postal code, the checkout section confirmed that my order qualified for free shipping, so I can only hope that it works for you Moosers as well!

You can also choose to protect your external hard drive. Right now, you can pay just $20 for a 3-year protection plan, which would have otherwise cost that much for a 2-year plan.

To give you an idea of the awesomness of Newegg’s price for this external hard drive, I had a look around and found this same one for $206.25 at Amazon! Tiger Direct has it on sale for $204.99.

(Image Credit: soujirou)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 13

NCIX Canada: Seagate Expansion 5TB USB3 Desktop External Hard Drive | Was $230 Now $160

Posted by on October 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM

NCIX Canada: Seagate Expansion 5TB USB3 Desktop External Hard Drive | Was $230 Now $160

It always helps to have some extra storage space for your computer. With today’s one-day-only deal at NCIX, you can have a huge abundance of storage space for your computer that you’ll likely never even be able to fill! You can get a Seagate Expansion 5TB USB3 Desktop External Hard Drive for $159.99 – that’s $70 off of the regular price of $229.99! These are incredibly easy to use, too – simply plug it into your computer(s) and drag over the files that you want to keep safe and store. You’ll also get free shipping with your order!

The Seagate Expansion 5TB USB3 Desktop External Hard Drive has a massive amount of storage space on it – 5 TB in total! That’s 5000 GB of storage space! Just to throw it out there, my laptop currently has 500 GB of storage space… this external hard drive has 10 times the amount of storage, and I still haven’t used up all of my laptop’s storage space!

It can always help to have an external storage solution. They’re wonderful for backing up important files, documents, pictures, and videos. This Seagate Expansion 5TB USB3 Desktop External Hard Drive can also be handy for those that want to bring pictures and videos over to a friend’s house without having to send them over online (remember – bandwith can be pricey, especially when you’re sending over 20 GB worth of videos).

This Seagate Expansion 5TB USB3 Desktop External Hard Drive is currently on sale elsewhere. It’s $189.99 on Newegg, and it’s $184.99 on Amazon. At $159.99, NCIX has the best sale of them all! I’ve included a snippet of a review of this external hard drive from a satisfied Amazon customer below:

This was very easy to set-up. I simply plugged it into my PC using Windows 7 and it recognized it immediately. The cables supplied for power and USB are good. I have dual monitors making dropping and dragging files very easy. I was amazed at the speed of USB 3.0 versus the USB 2.0 I’ve been using for years with another external hard drive.

Quantities are limited, so get this deal while it’s still available! Happy hunting, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: 13th October 2014)

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July 17

Amazon.ca: $145 Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive + Free Shipping

Posted by on July 17, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Amazon.ca: $145 Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive + Free Shipping

I am always filling up my hard drive with photos and downloads.  Not any more with this deal from Amazon.ca:  Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 on sale for only $145.98 (Reg. $397.99)!

Let’s talk about user friendliness.  This external hard drive is automatically recognized by Windows, so there is no software installation required.   It is as easy as opening the box, plugging in two cords, and you’re running.  I am fully computer literate, but I do sometimes have a hard time installing hardware.  The ease of installing this device really appeals to me.  It’s really just plug and play.

As Amazon.ca’s #1 best seller in external hard drives, Seagate’s model offers a 4TB capacity.  Again, hardware isn’t my thing, so I didn’t really have a great concept of what that meant in layman’s terms.  Here is an example of the type of storage capacity we’re talking about:

  • Up to 3000 hours of digital video
  • Up to 750 2 hour DVD movies
  • Up to 960 000 digital photos
  • Up to 49 980 hours of digital music

I think it’s possible that even I would have a hard time filling up that bad boy.  Compatible operating systems are Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit).

Now I live out in the middle of nowhere.  I had no choice but to get wireless internet, and the reception within my house is spotty at best.  I’m often isolated in the office with my laptop, but often my family wants to watch a downloaded movie in the living room or bedroom, which involves a lot of work getting said movie from my computer to another device.  With an external hard drive, I would literally be able to unplug the 2 cords from one computer and pop them into another for a smooth transfer.  Easy peasy.  The unit is also compact in size, making for easy storage.

As far as comparison is concerned, I found the same external hard drive over tigerdirect.ca for $164.97.  Both Best Buy and Future Shop are selling the unit for $169.99.  On top of the low price, since this item is over $25, you automatically qualify for free super saver shipping at Amazon.ca.

We don’t know when this deal ends, so act fast!

(Expiry unknown)

(Photo credit: Stuart Anhtony)

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March 24

Staples Canada Printables: $25 – $75 Off During 5 Days Of Great Deals

Posted by on March 24, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Staples Canada Printables: $25   $75 Off During 5 Days Of Great Deals

Starting March 25th 2014, you can present a different Staples printable coupon in-stores to save up to $75 on items like camcorders, cameras, hard drives, monitors, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.

Valid for only one day each, here are the different deals you can take advantage of with the Staples coupon:

  • Tuesday, March 25th 2014: $25 off any camera or camcorder $99+
  • Wednesday, March 26th 2014: $30 off any hard drive $100+
  • Thursday, March 27th 2014: $50 off any computer monitor $149+
  • Friday, March 28th 2014: $50 off any tablet $299+
  • Saturday, March 29th 2014: $75 off any laptop or desktop computer $599+

As I’m due to give birth soon, I have been planning to add a whole bunch of feel-good movies onto a hard drive to potentially distract myself and hubby with at the hospital. Whether we’ll actually get to watch them is something I’ll have to update you moosers on later, but in the meantime that’s the plan, with the only problem being that I’m in need of a new external hard drive. So I’ll probably be using the Wednesday coupon to save $30 on the Western Digital 4TB USB 3.0 My Book external hard drive priced at $189.99. Although it’s $171.24 at both Best Buy and Future Shop, with the coupon, it comes down to just $159.99 at Staples.

In any case, there is definitely no shortage of stock to choose from; just make sure to carefully price compare with all of the other major stores first!

(Expiry: 29th March 2014)

(Image Credit: Jim Chambers)

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December 18

Amazon Canada: WD My Passport Only $59

Posted by on December 18, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Amazon Canada: WD My Passport Only $59

This deal is going crazy fast as two of the other models have already sold out, so act now if you want this. Get the WD My Passport Ultra 1TB portable external hard drive USB 3.0 with auto and cloud backup in red for only $59, was $119.

We all need space to store digital files and this My Passport is perfect for that. I have a Western Digital external hard drive and it works great and we’ve had it for a number of years and use it often. This one has a 3-year limited warranty so you can be sure your files will be protected for that long at least.

It has all the important bells and whistles like password protected backup, ultra-fast transfer rates, a sleek design but a high capacity and automatic backup software.

Shipping will be free.

(Expiry: 18th December 2013)

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August 16

NCIX Canada: Save $80 – 3TB Seagate External HD $99.99

Posted by on August 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM

NCIX Canada: Save $80   3TB Seagate External HD $99.99

NCIX is selling a Seagate Expansion 3TB 3.5IN USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for only $99.99. That is $80 off the original price of $179.99.

What is there to say? This unit uses USB 3.0, but is backwards compatible with 2.0. It comes with a one year warranty and you can extend that with NCIX’s exchange program up to three years. It is windows compatible, though I am sure a motivated individual could easily make it work with a Mac system.

This is really a lot of space at a hot price. You can store:

  • Up to 3,000 hours of digital video
  • Up to 750 two hour DVD movies
  • Up to 960,000 digital photos
  • Up to 49,980 hours of digital music

There are limited quantities available, so this may sell out before the deal expires.

Enjoy free ground shipping on this hard drive.

(Expiry: 21st August 2013)

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May 16

TigerDirect Canada: $100 Off 240GB SanDisk SSD (Now $150) + More SSD Deals

Posted by on May 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM

TigerDirect Canada: $100 Off 240GB SanDisk SSD (Now $150) + More SSD Deals

Computer running a bit slow? Speed it up with an SSD from Tiger Direct Canada!

I really, really need to get myself an SSD. No, that’s wrong, I don’t need one but the geek in me wants one so bad! Of course being a responsible adult, I guess I should pay my mortgage, buy groceries for my family and pay off my insurance company imposed bathroom renovation (seriously, I’m not bitter..) instead of making upgrades to my computer.

Regardless, there are a bunch of you out there who do have the extra money and aren’t paying for an unexpected full bathroom renovation. For those of you, this is a fantastic opportunity to get an SSD. SSD stands for Solid State Drive which, without becoming professor Shawn, means it’s really fast. SSDs, at one point, were so pricey that you would pay a huge amount of money for a drive with very little space. At that point you would pretty much install your operating system and a few oft-used programs on it and that would be it. Now, with a 240GB drive for $149.97, you can afford to replace your main hard drive with one of these and still have a ton of usable space. This drive was $249.97 but you save $100 via instant savings and a $30 rebate. Shipping on this drive is about $10 but varies depending on where you live.

If this isn’t the drive for you, there are two others available:

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 2

Dell Canada: 4TB Seagate Hard Drive For Only $180 (Save $70)

Posted by on April 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Dell Canada: 4TB Seagate Hard Drive For Only $180 (Save $70)

Dell Canada wants you to get the most storage bang for your buck, which is why they are selling this huge hard drive for over 25% off!

This is a great drive at a great price. I have 2TB of dedicated storage at home and it’s getting to the point where, if I don’t buy another hard drive, I’m going to have to star deleting some stuff. At only $179.99, this is a great opportunity to expand your storage capacity. The drive is normally $249.99 but you’re saving $70. I remember buying my 1TB drives and seeing them on sale for $100 where the regular price was $130. It’s amazing how quickly storage prices are coming down. You’re getting four times the storage for only $50 more than I paid. Even now, if you look at 1TB, 2TB or 3TB drives, the price-per-byte is quite a bit cheaper on a 4TB drive, even before a great sale like this.

Some retailers have come down to match this price but Dell is the only one that I’ve seen that has FREE shipping.

(Expires: 4th April 2013)

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March 26

Amazon Canada: 4TB Seagate External USB 3.0 For Only $150

Posted by on March 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Amazon Canada: 4TB Seagate External USB 3.0 For Only $150

Amazon is bringing the major work for this deal. Get some serious storage with serious speed for almost nothing!

There aren’t many deals I put on here that I think are can’t miss deals for everyone. Yeah, sometimes I put on a deal that is a can’t miss for anyone who is a gamer or for any hipsters in the crowd, but very few are blanket deals that everyone should take advantage of. This is one of those deals. I guess if you don’t have a computer, you won’t want this deal but most people reading this have a computer. 4TB of storage is huge and this price really is great. I paid over $100 for the 1TB drive that I use. Actually I bought two of them, so I spent over $200 for half as much storage as this deal can get me for only $149.99. The MSRP is $279.99 so you’re saving $140.

The drive itself is good, too. It’s a Seagate and USB 3.0, which are both bonuses. A lot of these enclosures, especially the ones around this price point, have lesser brand name drive inside. Seagate has consistently been a top quality hard  drive manufacturer. USB 3.0 is the new standard and is very, very fast. Amazon and Seagate could easily have just put up a cheap-o USB 2.0 drive they have left over in a warehouse somewhere.

Shipping is free!

(Expires: 1st April 2013)

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January 4

Amazon Canada: Great Deals on External Hard Drives

Posted by on January 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Amazon Canada: Great Deals on External Hard Drives

Back up your digital files, store your movies, songs, pictures and more, with an external hard drive.

The Western Digital My Passport 1 TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive has a sleek, compact design. It automatically backs up data and has password protection and hardware encryption. Regularly $139, now $94. Compare at $99.99 at NewEgg.

The ultra-small LaCie Rikiki Superspeed 1TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive is also ultra-fast. Regularly $149, now $114.99. I couldn’t find a comparable product to this elsewhere.

These items qualify for free super-saver shipping.

Expiry: Unknown

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October 27

NewEgg.ca: Save up to 30% ($30) on Select 2.5″ and 3.5″ Internal HDDs

Posted by on October 27, 2012 at 2:00 AM

NewEgg.ca: Save up to 30% ($30) on Select 2.5 and 3.5 Internal HDDs

Mo’ storage, less money. That’s the deal that NewEgg Canada is bringing you! If your hard drive is feeling a little cramped lately,  read on! Even if it isn’t, you should still continue reading, it’s a pretty good deal.

There are two hard drives on sale here. Check them out.

Doesn’t seem like you see very many deals on internal hard drives anymore. Generally you see a lot more external drives. I suspect this is because most systems are being shipped with fairly large hard drives to begin with. Most people never really need to upgrade their storage and if they do need more storage it’s more of an archival thing so they buy external drives and stack them in a closet somewhere until they need to get that old document or the Christmas pictures from five years ago. Nevertheless, there are tons of reasons to get another hard drive.

Before I continue, one note about the drives themselves: I’ve had one Hitachi drive go bad and the RMA process was great. Fast and super. No hassle.

I’m an advocate of having spare parts laying around in case your computer dies at 3:00AM on a Sunday morning and you need to get it back up and running. A hard drive is definitely an essential spare part to have around the house. I’d even install an operating system and all your essential programs and drivers on one that way you can pop it in and boot from it immediately.

(Expires: 28th October 2012)

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October 26

NewEgg.ca: $10 off Select ADATA External Hard Drives + Free Shipping!

Posted by on October 26, 2012 at 4:00 AM
NewEgg.ca: $10 off Select ADATA External Hard Drives + Free Shipping!
Storage is cheaper than ever. Does that mean that NewEgg’s deal on ADATA hard drives is from the future? The answer is yes.
These are the four hard drives available. There are actually only two hard drives but in different colors.

To get these deals you need to use the following coupon code:

  • Discount: $10 off
  • Coupon Code: ADADASHO24C
  • Expiry: 28th October 2012

These are pretty good deals, especially with free shipping. I suggest the 1TB drives as they are cheaper per MB than the 500MB drives. At the rate that file sizes are climbing with HD Video and high res images you can tear through 500MB really fast. In fact, you can go through 1TB really fast. I have two 1TB drives on my server in the basement and they are both almost completely full. You can never have enough storage, kids!

(Expires: 28th October 2012)

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