Get a 1.5-terabyte external drive for $99.99
If you shoot a lot of high-def video or just have a lot of data to back up, Dell's offering a ton of storage for a tiny price. But it may take six weeks to arrive.
Storage junkie that I am, I loved seeing terabyte hard drives dip below $100 this year, and then drop as low as $75.
Today we've reached another milestone: Dell has a Western Digital Elements 1.5-terabyte USB hard drive for $99.99 shipped. Yowza.
That's an awful lot of storage for less than $100. In fact, it's probably more than most people need, though I'd rather have too much space than too little.
The Elements sports a USB 2.0 interface. Curiously, Western Digital doesn't list the speed of the drive itself, which leads me to think it runs at 5,400 rpm, not 7,200. Consequently, it's probably not a performance dynamo, though I reckon it's fine for everyday tasks.
You can pair the drive with a Mac or Windows system; I believe it comes preformatted for the latter. (Thus, Mac users would need to reformat it, which is no biggie.)
The only real catch here is that Dell shows a ship time of "6+ weeks." Sheesh! Well, as long as you're not in a hurry, this is without a doubt the most bang you can get for your storage buck.
Bonus deal: Today only, you can get a refurbished Epson Stylus NX110 multifunction printer for just $19.99 shipped (with coupon code SAV40). Unreal, right? Amazingly, it includes a one-year warranty. Sadly, I've seen some fairly scathing user reviews of this model, so even at $20 it might not be worth it.