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Seagate Backup Plus 5TB

Seagate's Backup Plus 5TB Portable HDD not only comes with 200GB of free cloud storage, but it has enough space to hold all your files and more, all for $119.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $179.99. The Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive is compatible with both PCs and Macs, so you can transfer files between computers without the hassle of reformatting. Product page. Continue reading for an unboxing video and more information.

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MyDigitalSSD 64GB Pocket SSD

MyDigitalSSD's 64GB OTG mSATA SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Solid State Drive ensures you always have all of your important files ready, and at the fastest transfer speeds possible, all for $42.99 shipped, today only, originally $49.99. 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 another video review, but this time, of the 256GB version.

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Seagate Backup Plus

Seagate's Backup Plus 4TB Portable HDD w/200GB of Cloud Storage gives you the space to store your movie, music and photo collections-and bring them with you wherever you go, all for $149 shipped, this week only, originally $239.99. High-speed USB 3.0 and 2.0 connectivity offers plug-and-play functionality on your PC without the need of an external power supply. Install the NTFS driver for Mac, and you can use the drive interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting. Product page. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Seagate Expansion 1TB

Seagate's Expansion 1TB Pocket USB 3.0 Hard Drive not only offer blazing fast data transfer speeds, but also plug-and-play compatibility, all for $53.96 shipped, today only, originally priced at $89.99. Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer's internal drive to help improve performance. Setup is straightforward; simply plug in the included power supply and USB cable, and you are ready to go. Product page. Continue reading for an unboxing video and more information.

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SanDisk 240GB SSD

SanDisk's Internal 240GB SSD Plus is the perfect upgrade for anyone looking to supercharge their computer on a budget, as it can be picked up for $69.99 shipped, today only, originally $114.99. With read speeds of up to 520 MB/s, this solid state drive (SSD) performs up to 23 times faster than a typical hard disk drive. You'll appreciate faster startups, shutdowns, data transfers, and application response times than with a typical hard disk drive. Product page. Continue reading for an actual read / write speed test video.

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Toshiba Canvio Portable HDD

Toshiba's Canvio Connect II 2TB Portable Hard Drive takes portable storage to the next level, complete with secure remote access, local / cloud backup and the ability to share and stream your content, all for $79.99 shipped, today only, originally $189. With the mobile feature on the Canvio Connect you can access and share even if you leave it at home. As long as it's hooked up to your computer, you can get to your photos, music, movies and even massive files from any PC, smartphone or tablet over the Internet. Product page. Continue reading for a video unboxing and more information.

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MyDigitalSSD 128GB

MyDigitalSSD's 128GB OTG is basically an ultra portable plug and play solid state 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, and for just $64.99 shipped, today only. Comparatively, with this power, the OTG would be rated 3000x if it were a flash drive. Product page. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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Samsung Portable SSD T1

The Samsung T1 may be smaller than a credit card, but this SSD (Solid State Drive) packs a powerful punch, with capacities ranging from 250GB - 1TB. Weighing in at just 1 ounce, it's about as heavy as the included 5-inch USB cable, but on the inside, you'll find 3D-vertical NAND flash memory, which are memory cells stacked in up to 32 layers, greatly increasing the density and storage space for less cost. It also supports Samsung's Turbo Write (450 MB/s) technology, in which during write operations, data is first written to this zone at high speeds, then, during idle periods, moved from the buffer to the primary storage region, resulting in much faster performance from the user's perspective. Get a 250GB for under $100 now. Click here to vie wthe first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video on how the International Space Station works.

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NES Cartridge Hard Drive Mod

Photo credit: Cheesey24 / Imgur

Repurposing an old game cartridge isn't something new, but this is one of the first projects we've seen with a custom label. Imgur user "cheesey24" started with an old hard drive and a Championship Bowling cartridge, but gutting the latter wasn't the easiest of tasks. Since Nintendo uses custom screws, he had to make his own tool - using an old runner from a model kit and a lighter to mold it - before cracking open the case. After some dremeling, a custom label from UnconventionalHacker and securing the hard drive, the rest is history. Continue reading to see the project from start to finish.

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Old Hard Drive 1950s IBM

Hard drives with massive storage capacities are getting smaller, but back in 1956, it was an entirely different story. Introduced by IBM in 1956, HDDs became the dominant secondary storage device for general-purpose computers by the early 1960s. Assembled with covers, the 350 was 60 inches long, 68 inches high and 29 inches deep. It was configured with 50 magnetic disks containing 50,000 sectors, each of which held 100 alphanumeric characters, for a capacity of 5 million characters. Disks rotated at 1,200 rpm, tracks (20 to the inch) were recorded at up to 100 bits per inch, and typical head-to-disk spacing was 800 micro-inches. Continue reading for more interesting photos.

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