SMR is key to Seagate's plans to ship 20TB hard drives in 2020.
Seagate on Monday announced it has shipped over 1 million hard disk drives (HDDs) using shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology. According to Seagate, SMR technology will play a critical role in developing hard drives of ever-increasing capacity with improved areal density, which is the amount of data that can be stored on a single disk, and is the first step to reaching a 20TB HDD within the next 7 years.
Hopefully if you're reading this, you're able to relax with family and friends today, enjoying one of the last remaining days of summer. In honor of Labor Day, we're posting several Labor Day deals, including today's top deal for an NZXT Hale92 V2 1200W Power Supply for $230 with free shipping (normally $250 - use coupon code LABORDAY49). This is a fully modular PSU that's 80 Plus Gold certified.
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Now that summer break is over and you've plopped your camera's vacation photos onto your system, did you leave any space for school documents? Don't worry if you didn't, we have several storage deals on tap, including one for a Seagate 2TB Desktop Solid State Hybrid Drive for $140 with free shipping. Seagate paired 8GB of NAND flash memory (plus a 64MB cache buffer) with 2TB to offer the best of both worlds (speed and capacity).
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Now that AMD unveiled a new Never Settle games bundle, you may be thinking to yourself, "Self, I should upgrade my video card!" We'd like to encourage that train of thought by presenting today's top deal for an XFX Radeon HD 7950 Core Edition 3GB graphics card for $230 with free shipping (normally $270 -- use coupon code HCWPISQ89; additional $30 mail-in-rebate). It's fast, supports CrossFireX (with a second card), and qualifies for AMD's Gold Reward tier (be sure to add it to your cart).
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You've probably never come across a bumper sticker that reads, "You can have my hard disk drive when you pry it from my cold, dead hands," but rest assured, mechanical storage is far from being on the verge of extinction. Storage makers with a vested interest in HDDs have even gone and created a the Storage Products Association (SPA), the world's first trade association promoting hard drives to end users.
Thank your lucky stars the year is 2013 instead of 2003, because if it was the latter, you'd be paying through the nose for a kit of RAM like the one we're offering up for today's top deal. It's 16GB (2x8GB) of Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 desktop memory for $123 with free shipping (normall $143 - use coupon code EMCXNVP35). This kit runs at 10-10-10-27 and stays cool with aggressive looking blue heat spreaders.
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Just as your clothes are an extension of you, your choice of computer case is an extension of your system's components. The problem arises when you begin shopping higher end cases, the cost suddenly rises, perhaps making you choose between a fancy chassis or, say, a higher end graphics card. What if you could have both? To help get you to the next tier of enclosures without obliterating your budget, today's top deal is for a Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Black Steel Full Tower case for $130 with free shipping (normally $155 - use coupon code EMCXNVT35; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). It has a distinct profile, is ready for liquid cooling (supports up to three 120mm radiators), and can house a 3-way SLI or Crossfire configuration.
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You're not still clicking away on a crummy membrane-based keyboard, are you? Oh, the horror! Treat your fingers to the kind of bliss that only mechanical key switches deliver. We'll ever help you out by making today's top deal a Razer Blackwideo Ultimate 2013 Black Wired Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for $115 with free shippping (normally $130 - use coupon code EMCXNVT82). In addition to mechanical key switches, it offers on-the-fly macro recording, profiles, and individually backlit keys!
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Seagate on Tuesday said it has begun shipping what it claims to be the world's speediest enterprise-class hard drive, the Seagate Enterprise Turbo SSHD. In addition to being the fastest enterprise HDD around, supposedly it's also the first enterprise-class solid state hybrid drive (SSHD), which combines the low cost and high capacity of traditional HDD storage with the speed and performance of solid state flash.
The unsung hero of the PC is the power supply, a lonely component that gets tucked away and never noticed until something goes wrong. And if you're sitting pretty on a no-name PSU, it's only a matter of time before things get ugly. Why wait? Today's top deal is for an OCZ Z Series 1000W Modular 80 Plus Gold Power Supply for $140 with free shipping (normally $210 - use coupon code EMCXNWP34; additional $30 mail-in-rebate). It's 80 Plus Gold certified, has plenty of headroom, and is compatible with Haswell.
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