Hybrid drive Stories June 13, 2014

expiredSeagate 2.5-inch 1TB solid state hybrid drive: $75 shipped (Reg. $150)

TigerDirect is offering the 1TB Seagate  2.5″ SATA III 6 Gb/s, 5400 RPM, Solid State Hybrid Drive for $74.99 shipped using coupon code CDT130708 during checkout. That’s $75 or 50% under the original price, $20 under Amazon’s current price, and the lowest price we’ve seen on this speedy hybrid drive by $15.

This drive utilizes “Seagate flash management technology to deliver SSD-like performance” at a fraction of the (deeply discounted sale) price of a solid state drive. It can be a great way to speed up your laptop, PlayStation and other 2.5″ drive compatible devices.

The Seagate hybrid ST1000LM014 has received an excellent 4.3/5 star rating from nearly 800 Amazon customers.

Hybrid drive Stories May 26, 2014

expiredSamsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5″ SSD: $429 shipped (Reg. $850), Seagate 1TB 2.5″ hybrid SSD: $90 shipped (Reg. $149)

Ebay is offering the Samsung 840 EVO Series 1TB 2.5″ SATA III Solid State Drive for $429 shipped. This is $26 below our previous mention and the lowest price we have ever seen on this drive by $5. It can be a great way to speed up your laptop or PlayStation 4 with read/write speeds of up to 540 MB/s and 520 MB/s.

It has received a near-perfect 4.8/5 star rating from 2,300 Amazon customers.

A hybrid SSD can be a great option for those looking to get the SSD speed without the heavy price tag. Amazon is offering the Seagate 1TB, SATA 6Gbps 2.5-Inch Solid State Hybrid Drive (ST1000LM014) for $89.99 shipped. That’s $60 under the regular asking price and matching the lowest we’ve seen it go for.

It has received a 4.5/5 star rating from over 750 Amazon customers.

Hybrid drive Stories March 17, 2014

expiredSeagate 3.5-inch 2TB internal hybrid drive: $100 shipped (Reg. $170)

Newegg is offering the 2TB, 3.5-inch Seagate hybrid drive for $100 shipped using code EMCYTZT58782. That’s $70 under the original listing, $20 better than Amazon and the matching the best price we’ve seen this SSHD go for since Black Friday. This is a 7200RPM SSHD that features SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ and is 4x faster than a standard HD, according to Seagate. An SSHD can be a nice option as an additional internal drive for desktop systems, among other things.

This drive has received a 4.3/5 star rating among over 180 Amazon customers and is covered under a 3 year warranty from Seagate.

Hybrid drive Stories February 28, 2014

Update (3/7): The 4TB drive is now available at $190 again.

Update (3/3): The 4TB drive is now sold out.

Amazon has just dropped the price on the 4TB Seagate internal solid state hybrid drive to $190 shipped. That’s $50 off the original price, $30 off the average selling price and within $25 of some of the best non-hybrid 4TB drives. This model functions and installs just like any other normal 3.5-inch drive, but boasts boot times and performance speed more like a SSD. This 7200rpm hybrid drive features SATA 6G/s with NCQ and has received a 4.3/5 star rating among Amazon customers.

The Seagate 1TB solid state hybrid drive is also available for $95 (Reg. $150). This drive will work  in a PS3/PS4 as well as other 2.5-inch applications and has received a 4.3/5 star rating on Amazon.

Seagate 1TB internal 2.5-inch  solid state hybrid drive: $95 shipped (Reg. $150) Seagate 4TB internal 3.5-inch solid state hybrid drive: $190 shipped (Reg. $240)

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Hybrid drive Stories November 27, 2013

expiredSeagate 2.5-inch 1TB solid state hybrid drive: $90 shipped (Reg. $150)

Amazon has the 2.5-inch, 1TB Seagate solid state hybrid drive for $90 shipped. That’s $60 off the regular list price and the current lowest price we can find on this hybrid. The Seagate solid state hybrid features a 5400 rpm drive and “utilizes Seagate flash management technology to deliver SSD-like performance.” The drive works great for laptops and customers have reported that it’s a suitable update for a Playstation 3. It has received a 4.3/5 star rating on Amazon.

 Seagate 1TB, 2.5-inch solid state hybrid drive (ST1000LM014): $90 shipped (Reg. $150)

Hybrid drive Stories July 2, 2013

Amazon is offering the Seagate Momentus 750 GB, 7200RPM internal solid state hybrid drive for $99.99 shipped (ST750LX003). This is the cheapest price we can find by $13 and up to $30 off most trusted retailers. Regularly listed at $179, the 2.5″ internal drive features a hybrid set up offering the performance of a solid state drive and the storage capacity options of a standard HDD. Seagate claims its up to 80% faster than a regular 7200RPM solution. You can also grab a 5400rpm, 1TB Seagate 2.5 inch hybrid drive for $110 on Amazon right now, this matches the next best price and beats most trusted retailers by $10.

Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 7200RPM 2.5″ Solid State Hybrid Drive: $99.99 Seagate 1TB 5400RPM 2.5″ Solid State Hybrid Drive: $110

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