June 20

(TODAY ONLY!) Amazon Canada: 44% Off Seagate Backup Plus 5TB External Hard Drive + FREE 200GB Cloud Storage – Was $286 | Now Just $160 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on June 20, 2015 at 5:36 PM

(TODAY ONLY!) Amazon Canada: 44% Off Seagate Backup Plus 5TB External Hard Drive + FREE 200GB Cloud Storage   Was $286 | Now Just $160 (EXPIRED)

Moosers, this deal expires at the end of the day but it’s just too hot for me to pass up on telling you about it! At Amazon right now, you can get the Seagate Backup Plus 5TB external hard drive 3.0 on sale for just $159.99. It was originally priced at $285.99 and is now down by 44%. Shipping is free as well.

I have been in the market for an external hard drive for what seems like ages now and this deal has definitely gotten my attention as usually, 5TB external hard drives are much pricier. I had a look at Best Buy and the cheapest 5TB external hard drive I found is the Seagate Backup Plus 3.5″, which is priced at $189.99.

In terms of ratings and reviews, 50 customers rated this external hard drive 4.5/5 stars on CNET even gave it 4/5 stars with the following bottom line:

Fast and massive, the Seagate Backup Plus Desktop is an excellent backup drive for any USB 3.0-enabled computer or server.

What’s cool about it is that it also comes with 200GB of cloud storage and mobile device backup. The former could definitely come in handy, especially if you’re only wanting to transfer a couple of files from one computer to another. For long-term file storage, it might be better to use the external hard drive itself but for a quick transfer, I would definitely opt for the cloud alternative.

As for the mobile back, all you need to do is install the free Seagate mobile backup app onto and Android or iOS smart phone to then be able to back up your device either onto the drive itself or onto the included cloud storage.

This is also by the best price in comparison to the other sizes:

  • 2TB is 11% off: reg. $131.99/ now $117.97
  • 3TB is 26% off: reg. $175.99/ now $129.99
  • 4TB is 30% off: reg. $241.99/ now $169.99

So even if you have been considering a 4TB external hard drive, you are much better off getting the 5TB for $10 cheaper!

To give you an idea, this same hard drive is actually currently on sale for $184.97 at Tiger Direct, so Amazon’s price is pretty hot!

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(Expiry: 20th June 2015)

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November 15

Seagate 5TB External Drive Was $230 | Now $140 & Free Shipping @ Dell Canada!

Posted by on November 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Seagate 5TB External Drive Was $230 | Now $140 & Free Shipping @ Dell Canada!

If you need more space to back up your files or your computer memory is getting filled up, Dell has sale on a 5TB expansion drive. The Seagate Expansion Desktop 5TB drive is on sale for $164.99 and if you enter the Dell coupon code KCMT5$TC6QK8MT you can get an additional $25 off. This makes for a total savings of $90 from the original price of $229.99, it’s now down to only $139.99 with free shipping.

There are a few reasons to get an expansion or back-up drive for your computer. The most important one in my mind, is having secondary storage for the things that matter. I kept putting off getting an expansion or even a back-up drive until my computer packed up and then it was nearly too late. Fortunately someone got it all back for me, but it is always a good idea to back up your computer! In case you haven’t used one before, the expansion drive is a really easy one to use. You just plug it in and drag and drop your files to store them.

Expansion drives are also useful because if you have lot of photos, videos and music, you don’t clog up all of your computer’s internal drive. For me, it adds up quickly because I love taking photos.  Then my computer slows down and it really impacts the quality of the performance of the machine. With the expansion drive I don’t have to worry about keeping too much content on the computer itself.

When looking at a price comparison of other Canadian retailers the Seagate Expansion drive with 4TB is on sale at Best Buy, The Source and Future Shop are all selling for around $149.99 and up, so $10 more and with one terabyte less than the savings with this Dell offer. The other 5TB machines from some of these shops aren’t on sale and still retail in the range of upwards of $200.

Some people I know have two drives especially if it contains precious photo memories. Often they choose to store them in different physical locations in case one fails, is lost or stolen. If you have been shopping around for a 5TB expansion drive at this price it would be a good choice to pick up a first or second drive.

(Expiry: 21st November 2014)

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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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March 20

NewEgg Canada: 20% Off Seagate Barracuda 1TB Internal HDD (Only $59.99)

Posted by on March 20, 2013 at 9:00 PM

NewEgg Canada: 20% Off Seagate Barracuda 1TB Internal HDD (Only $59.99)

Store all your 1080p video and high res photos on this 1TB HDD from Seagate and New Egg Canada!

There are a few things in technology that I like just having laying around. Extra mice and keyboards, USB thumb drives, power supplies and today’s product, hard drives. A sale like this really helps towards the goal of having a few of these laying around. The drive is normally $74.99 but with the $15 savings you only pay $59.99. By comparison, you can get the same drive on for the same price. So taking in to consideration the exchange rate and the fact that everything is cheaper in the States, this is a good deal. On top of that, hard drive prices have been driven so low and margins have been squeezed so much that 20% is a pretty big drop. The drive itself is good too. It is fast at 7200 PRM and 1TB is a good size.

So why would you want to have a few of these drives hanging around? Well, you should have one around in case the one you use in your computer dies. If you’re real keen, you’ll install Windows on the drive then take it out of the computer and put it on a shelf. Is that too techy? How about you buy an external USB enclosure and use your internal hard drive as an external hard drive. You can just buy one enclosure and swap out the drives as need be. This is a great way to archive stuff quickly without constantly rebooting.

Shipping is free.

(Expires: 26th March 2013)

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May 17

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

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

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

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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