For anyone beyond a casual computer user, hard drives are a necessity. Whether you’re storing your library of 5,000 steam games, precious family photos and videos, a vast library of music, or any of the millions of other possible uses, you’re faced with the same question. Because, let’s face it, data is the most important commodity of the modern world, and almost anything can be stored on a computer. So, what do you do when faced with the question “What Hard Drive is for me?”, or, hopefully “How can I get the cheapest hard drive for my money”? Well, of course, there is a guide for that, but what if you are specifically looking for retailers? Well, for my Canadian audience, here is my list of the 4 best places to buy Hard Drives from in Canada.
4. Memory Express
Memory Express is known for their price matching and great customer service. Though they are small, you may get more personal service here. Their main downside is that their inventory can be limited, which could lead to you making a sub-optimal choice due to limited selection.
TigerDirect has long been a big name in computer parts, and, of course, hard drives are computer parts! Especially in Canada, Tiger direct has a large presence in the world of PC builders. Thus they have a good selection of internal hard drives, but that’s not to say that they don’t have a good selection of external drives as well, if that’s what you’re looking for. As always be sure to do your homework and buy something that will last and work for your use case!
Newegg has been a huge name in PC parts for decades. They are known for an excellent selection and a specialty for PC building electronics. They have a great selection of external and internal hard drives, and their prices are definitely competitive. Occasionally, they will run sales that make their prices near-unbeatable, though you have to be very vigilant to spot these instances. Another plus is that Newegg has a huge presence in Canada, so you will have a large selection of drives to choose from.
My number 1 pick, Amazon. The tech and electronics titan will never fail to have excellent prices on most electronics, including hard drives. Amazon has an excellent history, awesome customer service, and a great selection. Not to mention, they are notorious for fast and free shipping, especially with prime. With Amazon’s massive size and scale, they can simply offer hard drives for cheaper prices than their competitors, generally. Of course, be sure to compare options properly before you buy, and analyze your use case to get the best hard drive for your needs!
Case and point, here is an excellent HDD on amazon.ca right now (Please note that as an Amazon Associate, I may earn from qualifying purchases, at no cost to you):
I hope you enjoyed my post on the 4 best places to buy hard drives in Canada! I am happy to help out my Canadian audience with expertise and recommendations. Be sure to check out my other posts and inform yourself on the ins-and-outs of hard drives and your use case before you buy to get the most value for yourself. Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me or leave a comment.
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