We've seen some low priced SSDs ever since the cost of NAND flash memory chips took a nose dive, but today's top deal might just take the cake. It's for a PNY Optima 2.5-inch 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive for $85 with free shipping (normally $110 - use coupon code: [EMCPCHA222]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). If you've been holding off from swapping that aging HDD for a speedy SSD, this might be the deal you've been waiting for. It sports sequential read and write speeds of up of up 510MB/s and 320MB/s, respectively, along with up to 60,000 IOPS of 4k random read and 45,000 IOPS of 4k random write performance.
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Young or old, there are multiple examples of where going pro works out for the best. Look at LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, both of which decided to go pro right out of high school. And Brett Favre found some measure of success by remaining a pro in his 40s. Have you been thinking about going pro? We can't help on the sports side of the equation, but if it's a new copy of Windows you need, you can go Pro with today's top deal -- Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version) OEM for $100 with free shipping (normally $140 - use coupon code: [EMCPCHE56]). It's eligible for a free update to Windows 8.1 and comes with features like Remote Desktop, Data BitLocker, Network Domain Join, and Client Hyper-V.
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Retail Optima SSDs were found to be using different controllers than the ones sent to reviewers
PNY put itself in a somewhat sticky spot when it decided to equip its Optima solid state drives bound for retail with a different brand controller than the ones that were sent to reviewers. Once it was discovered by the public, there were cries of wrongdoing over what buyers considered a bait-and-switch tactic. We reached out to PNY for an official explanation on the matter and here's what the company told us.
If Sammy Hagar owns a PC, do you think he's piddling along with a mechanical hard drive? Not a chance! For you youngsters out there saying "Who?," the dude wrote a hit song about not being able to drive 55MPH, so you know these days he's rocking a solid state drive. You should be too, and you can do it without a rock star's salary. Have a look at today's top deal for a PNY XLR8 Pro 120GB Solid State Drive for $70 with free shipping (normally $130; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). This 2.5-inch drive puts the pedal to the medal and reads data at up to 550MB/s and writes data at up to 520MB/s.
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How many movies have you seen where a guy or gal has broken into an office and is transferring files via USB as they nervously watch the progress bar hoping they don't get caught? If they would have used a USB 3.0 flash drive, they could have been in and out without all the suspense and unnecessary stress. Do you hear that, movie actors? Tell your friends about today's top deal for a PNY Turbo 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $98 with free shipping (normally $150 - use coupon code: [EMCPEPW86]; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). With read and write speeds up to 185MB/s and 135MB/s, respectively, you can spend less time stealing enemy secrets on woefully unsecured PCs and more time planning your next move!
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The world's first hard drive was a massive unit released by IBM in 1956. Called the IBM 350 Disk Storage, it came with the IBM 350 RAMAC system. The 350 measured 60 inches (L) by 68 inches (H) by 29 inches (D) and had 50 magnetic disks containing 50,000 sectors. It had a small air compressor, electronic and pneumatic controls, and 5MB of storage capacity. Compare that to today's top deal for a Western Digital RE 4TB 3.5-inch Enterprise Internal Hard Drive for $310 with free shipping (normally $335 - use coupon code: [EMCPGHE27]). It's devoid of an air compressor, but it does have 64MB of cache, a SATA 6Gbps interface, a 7200 RPM spindle speed, and multi-axis shock sensor, to name some of the highlights.
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Like it or not, the end is near for Windows XP. Microsoft will yank support for the legacy OS next month, and if you're a last minute holdout, it's nigh time to start thinking about which OS you want to use next. Not feeling Windows 8? If that's the case, you might be interested in today's top deal for Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (OEM) for $85 with free shipping (normally $100 - use coupon code: [EMCPGPF43]. It's not the latest version of Windows, but hey, it has a Start menu.
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Can't get enough hell raising fun on your PC? There's a solution, and it's the same for anyone who feels obligated to keep the Black Soulstone out of the hands of Malthael -- you know, that creepy Angel of Death who's always up to no good. The solution is to check out today's top deal for Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls for $33 with shipping for $1 (normally $40 -- use coupon code: [EMCPWGW72]). The expansion releases on March 25, 2014, giving you a month to celebrate having secured a copy at a discount before it's time to save the world.
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Want to give your system an immediate speed boost? It's easier than you think if you're still rocking a mechanical hard disk drive (HDD). Swap it out for a high performance solid state drive (SSD) and you'll breathe new life into your machine. Towards that end, check out today's top deal for a PNY XLR8 Pro 2.5-inch 240GB Internal SSD for $160 with free shipping (normally $180 -- use coupon code: [EMCPWWD24]; addtional $30 mail-in-rebate). This drives offers transfer rates of up to 550MB/s for sequential reads and up to 520MB/s for sequential writes, as well as random IOPS of up to 85,000!
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Don't let those pixels push you around. The best way to push back when gaming starts to slow down is with a GPU upgrade, and we have a bunch of special offers today, including our top deal for a Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB graphics card for $215 with free shipping (normally $240; additional $15 mail-in-rebate and free Crysis 3 game with purchase). It's fast, supports quad HD (4K), and comes with a free game!
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