Humans fearing memory loss can adhere to a strict regiment of St. John's wort and crossword puzzles. Or they can pop more powerful hard drives into their computers and let the machines store all that data. As the prices of solid state drives (SSDs) continue to fall, consumers continue to benefit from lower prices. We've found deals on SSDs, HDDs, flash drives, and more. But if these deals aren't compatible with your system or needs, check out our other daily computer storage deals.
OCZ Agility 3 360GB Serial ATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD Solid State Drive
Price: $249.99 via $20 mail-in rebate with free shipping
Lowest By: $93
Expires: June 20
Is It Worth It? At just $0.69/GB, this 360GB SSD is at the lowest price we've ever seen for a drive this size, courtesy of a $20 mail-in rebate, earning it an Editors' Choice designation. While you can find a standard hard drive this size for less, an SSD is able to run cooler, quieter, and more energy-efficiently than traditional HDDs. Plus, boot up times for applications and programs are much faster with an SSD.
OCZ Vertex 3 Series 120GB Serial ATA 6Gb/s 2.5" SSD Solid State Drive
Price: $69.99 via $10 mail-in rebate with free shipping
Lowest By: $35
Expires: June 30
Is It Worth It?: Although it has less total storage capacity than the aforementioned SSD, 120GB is sufficient for many media-light folks. An Editors' Choice deal, this hard drive is a solid solution that will only set you back $0.58/GB via this $10 mail-in rebate.
Seagate Momentus XT 500GB 2.5" Serial ATA 3Gb/s Hybrid Internal Hard Drive with 4GB SSD
Price: $69.99 via coupon code "FBSTXHD20" with free shipping
Lowest By: $20
Is It Worth It?: At $0.14/GB, this Editors' Choice 500GB hybrid hard drive is the best of both worlds boasting "SSD speed with traditional hard drive costs," says Macworld. This hybrid allocates the most used disk sectors to the 4GB SSD and everything else is kept on the much larger HDD. This product also features a 7200 rpm spin rate, 32MB cache, and three-year limited warranty on parts and labor.
Dane-Elec zMate 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive
Price: $17.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $4
Is It Worth It?: Sometimes, even if you have immense storage capabilities on your personal computer, you need something more portable. In that case, a flash drive is a must-have. This convenient and compact deal boasts a 32GB capacity (at $0.56/GB) and a capless design.
Patriot 32GB microSDHC Class 4 Secure Digital High-Capacity Card
Vendor: Fry's Electronics
Price: $10.99 via $10 mail-in rebate with $1.99 s&h
Lowest By: $9
Expires: June 21
Is It Worth It?: Cash in this $10 mail-in rebate and you'll have scored yourself an Editors' Choice microsSDHC card. At $0.41/GB, it's the the lowest price we've seen for any 32GB microSDHC and includes a full-size SD card adapter.
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