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WD Black2

WD's Black2 Dual Drive is currently being offered for just $149.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $339.99. Now you can load your OS, photo and video editing programs on the SSD and save all of your capacity-heavy RAW photo and video files to the 1 TB HDD. Keep it all local and readily available on your notebook or all-in-one PC without slowing system performance. Product page. Continue reading for a video unboxing, more pictures and additional information.

Notable features:
  • World's first 2.5-inch dual drive storage solution.

  • Fully accessible SSD for the operating system, generous capacity hard drive for personal data and large files.

  • Dual drives extend the life of MLC NAND and maintain optimum SSD performance.

  • You control where your data resides with no need for large cloud storage or expensive third party storage plans.

  • Built for laptops, all-in-one PCs, gaming PCs, mobile workstations, small form factor PCs, high-performance laptops.


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Seagate SSHD

Seagate's Desktop 4TB Solid State Hybrid Drive is currently being offered for only $139.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $239.99. With a Seagate Desktop Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) kit, you can experience SSD-like performance for a fraction of the cost. Desktop SSHD fuses solid state storage with a traditional hard drive to deliver the best of both worlds: Blazing-fast performance and high capacities at prices that work. Product page. Continue reading for an explanation video and more information.

Notable features:
  • 4TB storage capacity, Spindle Speed 5900 RPMNAND flash cMLC/8GB.

  • First solid state hybrid drive (SSHD) in a 3.5-inch form factor.

  • SATA 6G/s with NCQ for interface speed.

  • Installs and operates like a standard hard drive, cross-platform, no drivers or additional software needed.


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Seagate Expansion 4TB

Seagate's Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive is currently being offered for only $119.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $229.99. With no software to install, you'll find installation has never been easier. Just plug it in and go. Product page. Continue reading for a video review, more pictures and additional information.

Notable features:
  • Easy and simple to use - plug it in and go.

  • Fast file transfers with USB 3.0.

  • Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.


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Silicon Power A80

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Silicon Power's 1TB Military-Grade A80 Portable Hard Drive is currently being offered for only $59.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $134.69. In compliance with IEC529 IPX7 waterproof test for one meter under water for 30 minutes, Armor A80 is still fully operation. It features dust, pressure-proof and ready for any unexpected situation such as rain, liquid-spillage or accidental drops. Product page. Continue reading for an extreme torture test video and more information.

Notable features:
  • USB 3.0 Super Speed (High transferring rate up to 5 Gbps/sec).

  • Standard Compliance: USB 3.0 / 2.0.

  • Anti-pressure and anti-dust function.

  • In compliance with US military grade MIL-STD-810F 516.5 procedures IV (Transit drop test) and IEC529 IPX7 water resistant test.

  • LED indicates power on and data access.

  • Delicate cable storage design.


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External Portable SSD mSSD

MyDigitalSSD's OTG (On-The-Go) 256GB Portable External SSD is currently being offered for only $169.99 shipped. The OTG mSSD is an ultra portable plug and play drive that offers total USB 3.0 5Gbps performance with any USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) compliant system resulting in real SSD speeds up to 460MB/s. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Notable features:
  • Small, Light and Ultra Mobile.

  • Supports USB 3.0 interfaces - Up to 10X faster than USB 2.0.

  • Durable & Shock Resistant.

  • UASP Compliant for maximum SSD and USB 3.0 Speeds.


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Silicon Power's 1TB A30 Rugged Armor Military Hard Drive is currently being offered for just $67.88 shipped, this weekend only, originally priced at $119.99. Extra rugged, durable and reliable, Armor A30 is the first shockproof portable hard drive in the industry of passing the drop lab-test from 3 meters (118 inches) high on the hard ground. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and additional information.

Notable features:
  • Shockproof - Drop protection meets US Military (MIL-STD-810G) Standards.

  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 - High transferring rate up to 5Gb/sec.

  • Wrap-around Cable System - Brilliant USB 3.0 cable Storage Design.

  • Works with PCs and Macs - Share data and files between different platforms.

  • Best Warranty - 3 years manufacturer warranty.


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Seagate's 4TB Solid State Hybrid Drive is currently being offered for only $179.99 shipped, this week only, originally priced at $239.99. Seagate Desktop SSHD leverages several gigabytes of NAND flash storage to deliver the performance benefits of solid state drives. Desktop SSHD is 4x faster than standard 7200 RPM hard drives; it improves system-level performance by an average of 20%; and you'll get far faster bootups. Product page. Continue reading for a video explaining exactly what SSHD technology is and for more information.

Notable features:
  • 4TB storage capacity.

  • First solid state hybrid drive (SSHD) in a 3.5-inch form factor.

  • SATA 6G/s with NCQ for interface speed.

  • Boots and performs like an SSD and faster than a traditional HDD.

  • Installs and operates like a standard hard drive, cross-platform, no drivers or additional software needed.


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WD's Black2 Dual Drive is currently being offered for only $199 shipped, this week only, originally priced at $399.99. The WD Black2 dual drive is a completely new approach in a compromised solid-state and hybrid storage market. Finally you can have the speed of an SSD that you want and the capacity of a hard drive that you need in your notebook or all-in-one PC. Product page. Continue reading for a video unboxing, overview and more information.

Notable features:
  • Revolutionary dual drive with 120 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD.

  • World's first 2.5-inch dual drive storage solution.

  • Fully accessible SSD for the operating system, generous capacity hard drive for personal data and large files.

  • Dual drives extend the life of MLC NAND and maintain optimum SSD performance.

  • You control where your data resides with no need for large cloud storage or expensive third party storage plans.

  • Built for laptops, all-in-one PCs, gaming PCs, mobile workstations, small form factor PCs, high-performance laptops.


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Western Digital's Elements 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive is currently being offered for just $104.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $311.18. WD Elements portable storage comes with a trial version of WD SmartWare Pro backup software, which allows you to back up your files to your WD Elements drive or to the cloud using your DropBox account. Product page. Continue reading for a video unboxing of the 1TB version and more information.

Notable features:
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility.

  • Up to 5 Gb/s Data Transfer Speed.

  • Formatted for Windows 8, 7, Vista & XP.

  • Easily Reformat Drive for Mac.


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Seagate's 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive is currently being offered for only $97 shipped, this weekend only, originally priced at $149.99. Seagate Laptop SSHD leverages several gigabytes of NAND flash technology to deliver the performance benefits of solid state drives. SSHD is 4x faster than standard 7200 RPM hard drives; they improve system-level performance by an average of 20%; and you'll get far faster bootups. Product page.

Notable features:
  • 1TB 5400 RPM 2.5" solid state hybrid OEM drive.

  • Utilizes Seagate flash management technology to deliver SSD-like performance.

  • Integrates NAND flash with traditional hard drive storage.

  • 9.5mm design for maximum capacity laptops.


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