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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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May 17

Double Discount! Seagate 2TB Hard Drive for $99.99 ($20 savings) @ TigerDirect.ca

Posted by on May 17, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Double Discount! Seagate 2TB Hard Drive for $99.99 ($20 savings) @ TigerDirect.ca

Here’s an eco-friendly 2TB HDD from Seagate, with a wallet-friendly price from Bargainmoose. It’s down from $119.99 to $99.99.

The deal is $15 off plus another $5 discount for using the Tiger Direct coupon code WIND61390 at checkout.

Oh, the green movement. How you’ve come to take over the world! Good for you, green movement. Other than the great price on this drive, its big selling point is that it is a “green” hard drive. Here are the details on the greenness of this drive straight from Seagate.

  • Up to 20% faster than other eco-friendly internal hard drives
  • Up to 44% less power consumption than standard desktop drives
  • Optimized performance with available 64MB cache and SATA 6Gb/s interface
  • SmartAlign™ technology for easy migration to the new Advanced Form at 4K sector standard

Not much to talk about other than those points I just outlined. One thing to keep in mind is that, even though they play it down, this drive will not perform as well as non “green” drives. If a super high performance drive is what you want, you might not want this. Its primary use would just be to store files as opposed to running  applications or an operating system. That being said, the ordinary user will not notice a massive difference between this drive and a faster one.

Regarding shipping, it should be pretty reasonable, showed as $6 for me.

As far as the deal itself, I chose to post this because of the floods in Thailand which caused hard drive shortages and huge price jumps recently. A $100 hard drive, while not an amazing deal on the face, will have an effect on anyone who has been hard drive shopping in the past months, since they would have seen much higher prices. It is more of a deal based on psychological perception of price as opposed to more common “wow, what’s an amazing deal” deal which evokes a more visceral reaction. I’m a deal philosopher!

(Expires: 20th May 2012)

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November 12

NCIX: $100 Off Thecus NAS Box (Down to $129.99)

Posted by on November 12, 2011 at 1:00 PM

NCIX: $100 Off Thecus NAS Box (Down to $129.99)

NCIX has a great deal on a 2-bay NAS box, for $100 off the regular price of $229.99, until November 16, while quantities last.

  • Discount: $100 off
  • Coupon Code: 63974-1282
  • Expiry: 16th, November 2011

NAS stands for Network Attached Storage, and a NAS box lets you add hard drives to your network, usually in a RAID configuration—meaning you also have redundant copies of your data, so if one of the backup drives fails the other one will still preserve your information. With this powerful device you can duplicate all the data on all the computers on your home network, or create a media server so that your movies and music are stored in one central location.

Proper backup is like long underwear during a Canadian winter: it may not be sexy but it will sure save your butt when you need it to. NCIX: $100 Off Thecus NAS Box (Down to $129.99)

I own a similar NAS drive (that cost me almost $300 a year ago) and preach their benefits to all who will listen. This is one of the lowest prices I’ve seen for a 2-bay NAS box. If you don’t already have a backup strategy that’s working for you, pick up this inexpensive NAS and protect your precious data.

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