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Geek Deal: 120GB SSD Upgrade Package for $129.99 [Expired]

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If you’ve been thinking about upgrading to an Solid State Disk (SSD) to speed up your machine but put off by the prices, today’s deal of the day will score you an SSD with a full upgrade package for a little over a buck a GB.

Note: This Deal of the Day expired on 1 Febuary 2012. Sorry if you missed out!

One of Amazon’s electronics Deal of the Day posts today is the Kingston HyperX 120GB SATA III upgrade kit. Normally the bare drive is around $200-225 at most retailers (and over $300 at stores that gouge you with the full MSRP), you can pick it up today for $129.99 after rebate ($189.99 if you don’t mail in the rebate). Not only that it come with a HDD bay converter for mounting it, a new SATA 3.0 cable, Acronis Migration Kit (to clone your existing disk to the new SSD), and an external USB drive to using in the cloning process. All that for $129.99 is a steal.

Hit up the link below to grab one.

Kingston HyperX 120GB SATA III Upgrade Kit

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  • Published 02/1/12

Comments (9)

  1. dan

    I got a laptop with windows 7 / 64 bit and other software I use. Total disk space 170 gigs. 120 gig SSD drive would not do, unless its a desktop with a secondary slave drive.

  2. Victor


    Where do you see the rebate? I am at Amazon website but see nothing regarding the rebate. Please advise. Thanks!!!

  3. Victor

    Nevermind. I Googled and found it. Thanks.

  4. Clarence

    Deal is dead, now $230 instead of $189 (although I guess the rebate still exists)

  5. WhyMeLord

    This is not a comment on your offering but we had (note the past tense) a number of SSD conversions in our studio. All, without exception, failed within 9 months.

    Anyone considering the upgrade do your research and understand the limits of the technology.

  6. Victor

    @ WhyMeLord

    Oh great! I ordered mine yesterday. :-) Well, gotta remember to register for warranty now, heheh.

  7. Clay

    + $5.49shipping New Seller: kotharih
    Seller Rating:98% positive over the past 12 months. (101 total ratings)
    In Stock. Expedited shipping available.
    Domestic shipping rates and return policy.
    Brand New, Sealed Box. Ships fast within 1 business day with 2-5 day shipping and tracking information. Not eligible for rebates. « Show less

    No rebate available

  8. Brett

    I built a new high-end PC about 15 months ago, sparing almost no expense with a high end mobo, fast drives, 16Gb mem, dual GPU etc, and went for an SSD for my C drive. Bought a 60Gb unit which was too small by some standards.

    However I was religious about keeping it for the OS, drivers and all system things. After 15 months and making sure it is cleaned using an SSD defragger, using TRIM, etc, I have 11Gb free (it formats to 54Gb). All programs go to D: The performance is outstanding and I cannot recommend an SSD enough and this is really a good deal even compared to the trade pricing I can get. If I did not have one I would buy this.

    Excellent buy.

  9. Ray Peachey

    Re SSD for $129.99 after rebate ($189.99 if you don’t mail in the rebate)

    How do I obtain the rebate, did I miss something in a previous artical?

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