If you've got a hard drive that's started clicking like an ornery chinchilla, then it's time to find a new storage solution before you face a full-on failure. Luckily for you, we've rounded up the weeks' best storage deals. Save $21 on a Samsung 750GB SSD, get a Western Digital 1TB portable HDD for the same price we saw on Black Friday, or score a Corsair 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive for $45.
Samsung 750GB 840 EVO SATA 2.5" Internal SSD
Store: BuyDig via eBay
Price: $379 with free shipping
Lowest By: $21
Is It Worth It?: Since you're replacing that HDD anyway, it's a good time to consider switching to an SSD. The Samsung 750GB 840 EVO SSD is extremely tempting at $379, or $0.51/GB. An Editors' Choice, $21 price-drop from our last mention, this SSD's performance is comparable to the more expensive Samsung 840 Pro models, according to AnandTech: "Performance is consistently great across all of the EVO capacity points. There's also no difference between the EVO's behavior here and the 840 Pro."
Western Digital 1TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Price: $59.99 via coupon code "EMCPHWG28" with free shipping
Lowest By: $9
Expires: February 19
Is It Worth It?: For dependable storage you can take with you, the Western Digital 1TB My Passport Ultra is an excellent choice in Blue or Titanium. According to CNET's reviewer, this portable drive's tiny footprint belies its powerful USB 3.0 capabilities: "Topping my USB 3.0 testing charts, the aesthetically pleasing WD My Passport Ultra proves that stellar performance can come in a very small package." This Editors' Choice external drive drops to $60 after coupon code "EMCPHWG28", which is $0.06/GB and tied with our Black Friday mention.
G-Technology 1TB 2.5" USB 2.0 External Hard Drive
Price: $49.95 with free shipping
Lowest By: $19
Is It Worth It?: If you don't need the zippy transfer speeds that come with a USB 3.0 drive, the G-Technology 1TB USB 2.0 external HDD costs $10 less than the WD drive above. A $19 price low at $50, this Editors' Choice hard drive runs at 5400rpm and features a 480MB/s transfer rate.
Is It Worth It?: If you'd rather not lug around a full drive, you can pack a lot of data onto the Corsair 128GB Voyager Slider USB 3.0 flash drive. You'll save $25 on this flash drive, which features a convenient 1-piece design and USB 3.0 transfer speeds. Get it at the Editors' Choice price of $45 by using coupon code "EMCPHWG39" and redeeming the $20 mail-in rebate above.
SanDisk 8GB Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drive
Store: Best Buy
Price: $4.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $5
Is It Worth It?: Should 128GB be way more space than you need, this SanDisk 8GB Cruzer USB 2.0 flash drive is a steal at $5, saving you $5. This easy-to-use flash drive boasts a retractable USB connector and 128-bit AES encryption.
Best Buy has even more USB 2.0 flash drives on sale, with prices starting at $4.99. Choose from capacities ranging from 8GB to 32GB; each is a price low by at least $4 and ships for free.
Marcy Bonebright is a features writer for dealnews.com, where this article first appeared.