- Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD for $68 For Email Subscribers
Samsung 860-EVO Series 500GB Solid State Drive is $77, same price sold at all reputable stores, and is rarely ever on sale.
Newegg is now offering a $10 off promo code EMCXTBTC2 for subscribers of their emails only, making it $67 today.
It's very common to find other 500GB SSDs for about $50, but those use TLC technology which have a lower lifespan despite excellent performance.
Samsung uses V-NAND MLC and backs their products by a 5-year warranty.
This model also has over 4,000 5-star reviews on Amazon and over 300 on Newegg.
We avoid the cheap SSDs because there is nothing more frustrating than losing a drive, all data stored on it, and waiting for a replacement to arrive.
If you are not on Newegg's email list, you can subscribe to get future emails, but cannot get this promotion today.
- 3-Pack of 32GB USB 3.1 Flash Drives for $12
Three-pack of Silicon Power 32GB USB3.1 Flash Drives for $12 through tonight.
Normally, a 32GB flash drive with USB3.1 speed would sell for about $5 to $8 each.
We bought a 2-pack of these flash drives a few weeks ago, and they worked great as boot drives for installing Linux and Windows on upgraded PCs.
- 2-Pack of TP-Link Smart Electrical Outlets for $22
Two-pack of TP-Link HS100 Smart Plugs for $22 ($11 each).
Normally $30 for 2.
Plugs into an existing power socket, connects to Wifi, and lets you control the on/off switch through the free TP-Link Kasa app on mobile devices.
We use one to reset the power of a surveillance camera that occasionally crashes.
Note, the size of the unit will take up the entire outlet, so if you have 2 power sockets on the wall, this will cover both.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
- Wifi Garage Door Opener and $5 Gift for $50
Genie Aladdin Connect WiFi Garage Door Opener for $50, and includes a free $5 Newegg Promotional Gift Card.
Includes a garage door opener with Wifi connectivity for opening & closing the garage door from a mobile app, or using voice controls from a Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.
Also comes with a sensor that detects whether the garage door is open or closed.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
- Creative Labs Desktop Speakers for $18
Creative Labs Pebble Modern USB Speakers for $18 with coupon 513SAZ17 .
Normally about $30.
- Nest Thermostat and $15 Gift for $190
Nest Thermostat 3rd Generation (latest model) for $200, and coupon code SPRINGSV5 applies $10 off.
Also, a free $15 Newegg Promotional Gift Card is included.
Choice of stainless, black, white, or copper.
Normally, the Nest Thermostat sells for about $215 to $250.
Saturday, May 4, 2019
- Netgear Arlo 3-Camera Home Security System for $180
Netgear Arlo Wireless Home Security System with 3 cameras and required base station for $220, and coupon code EMCTATY28 applies $40 off in the cart.
It's a cheap way to get 3 surveillance camears around a home.
The included base station acts as a wireless hub for the cameras, and stores up to 7 days of camera footage in Netgear's cloud for free.
Access live and recorded footage from a mobile device.
If you're looking for something quick and simple without having to run wires outside, this is a good price for a 3-camera system.
However, our experience with Netgear Arlo is not that great.
The night vision is fair, hard to see detail.
The wireless cameras come with batteries that last 2-8 weeks (depending on the distance from the base station).
Replacing the batteries are inconvenient and gets pricey over time.
To save battery life, the Arlo waits until it detects motion before recording, but does not start recording fast enough.
People and vehicles have often passed by the camera, making many of the recorded videos useless.
However, if you cannot run electrical wires to places where you want to surveil, the Arlo may be one of the cheapest and best options available today.
We have a couple Amcrest cameras near entryways of our home, which work quite well.
This model is for indoor-use only, and took time to configure properly, but has a lot of nice features, works independently without needing its own base hub, and uploads photos & videos to our own FTP server.
- TP-Link Powerline Ethernet Kit for $40
TP-Link Powerline Kit includes two Ethernet adapters that power outlets to carry gigabit data network connectivity through a house.
It's $60 for the pack, and code EMCTYVB32 applies $20 off.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
- Deals Today
Newegg is running a sale on over 100 computer components and accessories.
2.5" Drive Enclosure for $8 with code EMCTYVV38 after shipping fee, or $7 with Newegg Premiere free shipping.
Saturday, April 20, 2019
- Mushkin 250GB SSD for $33
250GB Solid State Drive are priced cheaper than we have ever seen, and Mushkin is a quality brand.
However, note many of these low-cost SSDs use "TLC" based cells.
They are known to provide great-performance (read/write speed), but are known to be of lesser quality than MLC.
They have a lower lifespan.
This means they are fine for a gaming desktop computer, shared computer, or home theater PC that isn't doing important work.
If we wanted an SSD inside an computer or laptop that we want to last, we recommend paying for for a non-TLC based SSD.
For piece of mind that our laptops won't die soon, we use the Samsung 860 EVO and Samsung 860 Pro with V-NAND MLC cells and 5-year warranty.
The Pro also has built-in hardware encryption (if your computer's motherboard BIOS supports it).
We wanted to increase our fileserver's hard drive capacity, so we did this deal 4 times last month.
We followed this video, and used four Guitar Picks purchased on Amazon for $4.
We had good luck, and so did people on Reddit.
However Western Digital could change their batch of drives at any time.
When getting a drive:
Look for "Made in Thailand" written on the bottom of the product box.
If you have a Thailand-made drive, it's a good change a Red is inside.
If a drive arrives and is not made in Thailand, no Red will be inside and you can return the unopened product for a refund.
If you remove the drive case in a non-destructive way (follow this video) and no Red drive is inside, you can put it back together and return the drive for a refund minus a 15% restocking fee.
Note that the drive will have a generic white label, and will not have any indication of the drive' model number.
It must be plugged into a computer's Serial-ATA port, and software (or the computer's BIOS) can identity the drive model number.
All of ours purchased from Newegg last month had model WD80EMAZ-00WJTA0 drives inside, which is a popular helium-filled Western Digital Red 8TB with 256MB cache.
It's a good drive for file storage, since performs great, runs cool, is reliable, and has TLER enabled (better for RAID and NAS setups than a regular hard drive).
Here is a test result of the drive.
- Samsung 860 Pro 1TB Solid State Drive $246 (expired)
The Samsung "Pro" series drives are some of the highest rated SSDs on the consumer market today.
They use V-NAND technology with built-in hardware-based encryption, and backed by a 5-year warranty.
This 1TB capacity model is on sale today for $246 when applying code
in the cart.
Note that many other 1TB capacity SSDs with similar 3D NAND cells can be found for around $125, including a SanDisk Ultra 1TB SSD, so this is only a deal for someone looking for the Samsung Pro-series.
3-Pack TP-Link HS100 Wifi Smart Plugs for $33.25 ($11.10 each) when applying coupon code SMARTNGY3 in the cart.
Normally $15 each or $27 for 2.
We have one connected to a surveillance camera that sometimes drops off Wifi, and needs to be power cycled.
Rather than climb a ladder to unplug and plug in the camera's power cable, the TP-Link app can cycle the power from a smartphone.
Other people use a Wifi smart plug to boil water in an electric kettle or make toast at a certain time in the morning.
Toshiba 1TB Portable USB Hard Drive for $45 with code EMCTWVT32 .
Useful for backing-up photos and videos, a portable USB hard drive powers itself with the included USB data cable and is about the size of an iPhone X.
Western Digital Black 1TB M.2 SSD Card for $200 with code EMCTWVT22 .
Expensive when compared with other M.2 SSD cards, but Western Digital's "Black" devices are known to be higher quality and are backed by a 5-year warranty.