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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Seagate Desktop SSHD installs and works with your desktop computer exactly like a standard hard drive. It’s fully compatible with standard SATA technology, and there’s no need to worry about what OS you’re using: Desktop SSHD is compatible with most major operating systems and do not require any special drivers or sotware to make it run. More information.