Finally, a solid deal on a big hunk o' storage that doesn't require rebates! (It may require sales tax, though.) Act fast, as Dell has a habit of selling out of stuff like this.
The last time I posted a 1TB hard drive in this price range, there was a mail-in rebate involved. Well, good news, rebate haters: Dell has the Iomega 1TB Prestige Desktop Hard Drive for $74.99 shipped (plus sales tax in some states). No rebates!
Compatible with PCs and Macs but preformatted for NTFS (i.e. Windows), the Prestige features a 7,200rpm drive and a USB 2.0 interface.
It comes with no software, but you do get a license for downloading EMC's Retrospect HD backup app. You also get a free 2GB online-backup account from MozyHome--but, let's face it, anybody can get that.
Well, that's about it. It's a pretty unglamorous drive, but definitely a great deal for anyone needing extra storage. Lots and lots of extra storage. Or a backup drive. You are making regular backups, aren't you?
By the way, as part of this new 100 Days of Deals thing CNET's got going, the Cheapskate will now have deals on weekends. So check back tomorrow and Sunday!