Fusion Drive Stories April 14, 2016

Update (5/9 4:35pm): The below TarDisk has now sold out, but we also spotted other notable prices on Amazon and Stacksocial

TarDisk is offering 15% off exclusively to 9to5Toys readers today on itsTarDisk Pear solid-state expansion drive product for MacBook. This isn’t an SD card, instead it uses TarDisk’s software to create a fusion drive with your internal storage, meaning it will act as a permanent storage upgrade instead of like an SD card or thumb drive (full review).

With the 15% off, you can take $59.85 off the regular $399 price of the 256GB model, or $22.35 off the $149 regular price for the 128GB model.

Get 15% off TarDisk – 128GB $126.65 (Reg. $149) or 256GB $339.15 (Reg. $399)

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Fusion Drive Stories January 27, 2015

expiredSamsung 2.5-inch EVO Internal SSDs: 840 500GB $180, 850 250GB $120, more

Amazon offers the Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5-inch internal solid state drive for $174.99 shipped, match at Newegg via eBay. This is the lowest price that Amazon has ever sold it for and the lowest that we can currently find it. This product is rated 4.7/5 by nearly 1,500 customers and is the best-selling SSD at Amazon.

Features:

  • Sequential Write: 300/500MB/s – Sequential Read: 550MB/s
  • Incorporate Micron’s new 90 Series 16nm 128GB NAND
  • Performance at all capacities represents a significant improvement over M500
  • Every MX100 includes a download of Acronis True Image 2014 OEM Edition PC backup and recovery

Fusion Drive Stories January 6, 2015

expiredWD Black2 Dual Drive 2.5″ 120GB Solid State Drive + 1TB Hard Drive Kit $120 shipped (Reg. $180+)

Newegg offers the WD Black2 Dual Drive (WD1001X06XDTL) 2.5″ 120 GB SSD + 1 TB hard drive kit for $149.99. Coupon code ESCAKAS25 brings the final price down to $119.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $60+ off the regular price, $30 better than Amazon and the lowest that we’ve seen it go for.

This dual hard drive combination pairs a SSD with a traditional mechanical hard drive, allowing for data to be stored in either location depending on the needs of the user. Much like a fusion drive from Apple, this setup in theory offers flexibility that other solutions do not. This hard drive includes a five year warranty and a SATA to USB cable. At this time, it appears the drive is only supported on Windows machines.

At Amazon, this storage solution is rated 3.8/5 stars by over 100 users.

Full description from WD below.

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