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Kingston's HyperX 3K 240GB SATA III SSD is currently being offered for only $159.99 shipped, this weekend only, originally priced at $485. This solid-state drive combines premium 3000 program-erase cycle synchronous NAND with the second-generation SandForce controller. Its lower price means more users can experience ultra-responsive gaming, multitasking and multimedia computing power. Product page. Continue reading for a gaming performance test and more information.

Notable features:
  • Package includes 2.5-Inch SSD, 3.5-Inch bracket and mounting screws.

  • 555MB/sec read and 510MB/sec write speeds.

  • Faster boot times and application loads than hard drives.

  • No moving mechanical parts gives it longer life and ability to handle rougher conditions.

  • Backed by Kingston's three year warranty and free technical support.

  • 2.5-Inch SSD Drive with 9.5mm height.

  • Support for SATA Rev 3.0.


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Kingston's 120GB SSDNow V300 Drive is currently being offered for only $79.99 shipped, this week only, originally priced at $194. It's the most cost-efficient way to dramatically improve the responsiveness of your system--and it's less disruptive than migrating your data to a new system. Product page. Continue reading for a video review, durability test and more information.

Notable features:
  • Faster - improves speed of loading applications and system boot up.

  • Reliable - with no moving parts, solid-state drives are less likely to fail than standard hard drives.

  • Economical - design optimized to make migrating to an SSD more affordable.

  • Multiple capacities - to fit your workload.

  • Form Factor - 2.5-inch drive available in 7.0mm with adapter to fit in 9.5mm system.


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Buffalo's MiniStation Stealth 1TB is currently being offered for just $59.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $99.99. The MiniStation Stealth's compact design occupies minimal space and it's USB powered so there are no additional cables to manage and no need for a separate power source. Product page. Continue reading for an unboxing video and more information

Notable features:
  • Super-slim, lightweight design saves space for ultimate portability.

  • Turbo PC increases file transfer rates by up to 2X over competing USB 2.0 portable hard drives.

  • Preformatted hard drive is ready for immediate use with Windows and Mac.

  • Perfect companion for your laptop or notebook - no external power needed.

  • ECO Manager conserves energy and battery power.
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Seagate's 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive is currently being offered for just $94.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $149.99. Seagate Laptop SSHD delivers the 'instant-on' experience you crave, cutting boot times by 40-60% compared to standard hard drives. Product page. Continue reading for a video overview.

Notable features:
  • 1 TB 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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Buffalo's DriveStation Axis 2TB USB 3.0 Portable HDD is currently being offered at just $94.99 shipped, originally priced at $229.99. Designed to fit anywhere, the DriveStation Axis USB 3.0 can be positioned either vertically or horizontally for ultimate flexibility. Product page. Continue reading for a video review of the 3TB model.

Notable features:
  • USB 3.0 supports backward compatible with USB 2.0.

  • Horizontal and vertical form factor for flexible desktop positioning.

  • TurboPC enhancement increases file transfer rates up to 180%.

  • ECO Manager conserves energy and battery power.

  • Preformatted hard drive is ready for immediate use with Windows, Mac or Wii U.
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Toshiba's Canvio 1TB USB 3.0 Basics Portable Hard Drive is currently being offered at just $59.99 shipped, originally priced at $119.99. Future-proofed with USB 3.0 technology, the Canvio Basics 3.0 hard drive significantly improves file transfer speed for large media files and dramatically minimizes the wait time for backup and recovery processes. Plus, it's backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices. Product page. Continue reading for a video preview.

Notable features:
  • USB 3.0-powered portable add-on storage.

  • Easy to use with no software to install.

  • Protects your drive (Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology).

  • Gives you peace of mind with Toshiba 3-Year Limited Warranty.

  • Plug and play operation.
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Seagate's Barracuda 3TB HDD is currently being offered at only $109.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $269.99. Your drive is up to 45% faster than the last generation thanks to Seagate OptiCache technology. OptiCache technology combines the latest advances in hard drive microprocessors, DRAM, and proprietary caching algorithms resulting in great performance improvements for you. Product page. Continue reading for a video of someone who installed four of these drives into ONE computer system.

Notable features:
  • 3TB storage capacity with SATA 6Gb/s NCQ Interface.

  • SATA 6Gb/s interface optimizes burst performance.

  • Seagate AcuTrac servo technology delivers dependable performance, even with hard drive track widths of only 75 nanometers.

  • Seagate OptiCache technology boosts overall performance by as much as 45% over the previous generation.
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Seagate's Desktop 4TB Hard Drive is currently being offered at only $149.99 shipped, originally priced at $209.99. Desktop HDD, 1TB-per-disk technology incorporates 340,000 unique tracks in the width of a single inch. Product page. Continue reading for a video introduction to the line.

Notable features:
  • 4TB storage capacity with SATA 6Gb/s NCQ Interface.

  • Double your capacity and drive down costs with up to 1TB-per-disk hard drive technology.

  • Seagate AcuTrac servo technology delivers dependable performance, even with hard drive track widths of only 75 nanometers.

  • Free Seagate DiskWizard software allows you to install 3TB and 4TB hard drives in Windows, including XP, without UEFI BIOS.

  • 7200rpm Spindle Speed.
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Toshiba's Canvio 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive is currently being offered at just $64.99 shipped, originally priced at $129.99. It requires no external AC adapter and it's Plug & Play compatible. Just connect it into the USB port of your PC and you're good to go. Product page. Continue reading for a video review.

Notable features:
  • Transfers your large media files at blazing fast speeds with USB 3.0.

  • Protects your drive (Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology).

  • Provides file, folder, and full system backup and recovery with pre-loaded backup software.

  • Secures your backup with a password (Data Encryption, up to 256-bit).
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Seagate's Slim 500GB Portable Hard Drive is currently being offered at just $69.99 shipped, originally priced at $109.99 This pencil-thin drive also works seamlessly with your social media accounts so it's simple to back up and share your online photos, movies and more. Product page. Continue reading for a video review.

Notable features:
  • 500GB storage capacity.

  • Included Seagate Dashboard allows you to use the Protect function to set up easy automatic back up with one-click or scheduled plan.

  • Save feature can be used to back up user-generated content from your favorite social networks.

  • Share feature to upload multiple files to social networks at once from your computer.
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