Western Digital today announced the expansion of its WD Red line of SATA hard drives built specifically for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems with one to five bays. Previously only offered in the 3.5-inch form factor, Western Digital is now offering 1TB and 750GB WD Red drives in the 2.5-inch form factor as well. In addition, the company stretched its 3.5-inch line to 4TB.
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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School is almost is session and you need a new notebook for home and research reports. You also like to game during your downtime. Peg two birds with one stone by taking advantage of today's top deal for a Toshiba Satellite S855-S5188 15.6-inch Notebook for $750 with free shipping. It has an Intel Core i7 3630QM processor, 6GB of RAM, 750GB hard drive, and AMD Radeon Hd 7670M graphics. And for a limited time, it comes with a free SteelSeries gaming mouse with purchase.
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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.
All those new computer parts you picked up this summer won't do you a lick of good if you don't have a place to put them. Because we hate to see hardware end up homeless, today's top deal is for a Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel Tower Chassis for $90 with free shipping (normally $140 - use coupon code COMPNTSAL13). This mighty mid-tower has plenty of cooling prowess and is built for builders, even those who want to run with a triple-GPU installation.
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The mission, if you choose to accept it, is to equip your machine with a power graphics card and decimate the competitions. Details are, quite literally, Classified. As in, today's top deal is for EVGA's GeForce GTX 680 Classified 4GB video card for $510 with free shipping (normally $610 - additional $30 mail-in-rebate). We'd tell you more, but then we'd have to hug you. Wait, that doesn't sound right.
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Looking for a place to store all those RAW vacation photos and videos that you keep meaning to edit? You'll get around to sorting through them all someday, but in the meantime, give your primary storage some breathing room by offloading files to an external hard drive. We'll make easy by pointing you to our today's top deal for a WD Elements 2TB Desktop External HDD for $80 with free shipping (normally $140 - use coupon code EMCXPVM52). Preformatted and plug-and-play capable means you need only plug it into a free USB port and you're good to go.
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Are mechanical keyboards all that and a bag of Kettle cooked sea salt and pepper chips? Honestly, we've never tasted a mechanical keyboard, but our fingers sure like typing on them. Find out for yourself with today's top deal for a Logitech G710 USB 2.1 Wired Gaming Mechanical Leyboard for $102 with free shipping (normally $150 - use coupon code EMCXPVN33). It uses whisper-quiet key switches so you can game late into the night without waking up the kids, dual-zone backlighting, and half a dozen programmable G keys.
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Every power user knows he should be regularly backing up his data, but not everyone does it. Unfortunately, you never really appreciate a solid backup solution until you desperately need one, but rather than wait for something to go wrong, prepare yourself in advance. We'd like to help by offering up our top deal for a WD My Book 2GB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $90 with free shippping (normally $150 - use coupon code EMCXPVX63). It's affordable, fast, and comes with automatic backup software!
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Savvy move by Western Digital is low risk, high reward
There will always be those who doubt or remain skeptical of the long-term reliability of solid state drives (SSDs), but at this stage of the game, they're generally viewed as a viable storage medium, even among enterprise clients. Hence Western Digital felt compelled to spend approximately $340 million in cash ($6.85 per share) acquiring Stec, a Santa Ana firm that specialize in flash memory-based solutions and the first vendor to develop SSDs for large-scale enterprise storage.