Get a 1TB USB hard drive for $74.99 shipped

This is probably more storage than most users actually need, but if you're into video editing or want to a make a full-system backup, this is the USB-drive deal to beat.

This shiny silver monolith houses a 1TB Hitachi hard drive, but costs just $75 (after rebate). Newegg

Got storage? Got lots of storage? Newegg has a Hitachi 1TB USB external hard drive for $74.99 shipped. That's one terabyte for those not up on their techno-breviations.

Two caveats. First, there's a rebate involved (PDF). You'll have to pay $99.99 up front, then wait the prerequisite 8-10 weeks for a $25 bailout--er, rebate--check.

Second, the drive is formatted for Macs. That's obviously not a caveat for Mac users, but the Windows crowd will need to reformat the drive. It's an easy process (scan the user reviews for instructions), but it might take a couple hours.

The drive itself is a 7,200rpm Hitachi H31000US (read: faster than the 5,400rpm drives you typically find in USB enclosures) housed in a silver, monolith-looking tower. I know, I know, SATA drives are way faster, but how many desktops and notebooks have eSATA ports? Very few.

(Speaking of speed, if you end up using this drive with a Vista system, I recommend installing a utility like TeraCopy, which makes file copying go much faster.)

The rebate offer expires this Saturday, June 13, so if you're looking for a mountain of external storage for the lowest price I've seen to date, don't wait. Newegg tends to sell out of stuff like this.

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments
Latest Galleries from CNET
15 crazy old phones from a Korean museum (pictures)
10 gloriously geeky highlights from 2014 (pictures)
2015.5 Volvo XC60: updated tech, understated design
Busted! CNET readers show us their broken devices (pictures)
Take a closer look at the BlackBerry Classic (pictures)