Internal Hard Drive Stories January 28, 2015

expiredSeagate Desktop 6TB Internal Hard Drive $200 shipped (orig. $350)

The Newegg store on eBay is offering the Seagate Desktop 6TB 3.5-Inch Internal Drive retail kit for only $199.99 shipped. That’s $150 off the list price, $30 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we could find for it.

This Seagate HDD has a 6TB storage capacity with SATA III, 6Gb/s NCQ interface. You can install this HDD in a desktop or all-in-one PCs. Or you can use it for home servers, PC-based game systems, or Network attached storage devices (NAS).

Amazon customers gave it 4.2/5 stars and left great reviews.

If you’re looking for a high capacity external HD we found the WD My Book 6TB (External) Hard Drive for a low $200 earlier this week. We also found some less expensive NAS solutions on Newegg:

Internal Hard 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.

Internal Hard Drive Stories January 26, 2014

Update (1/27): Price bumped to $129

Amazon is offering the 3TB Western Digital Red hard drive for $124.99 with free shipping. That’s $75 below retail, within $10 of the best price ever, and one of the only noteworthy deals we’ve seen on this drive since the fall.

The Western Digital Red line of hard drives feature IntelliPower technology, which is key to a happy NAS system: “a fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance.” Other features of the Red drives include NASware for seamless integration and error recovery controls and 3D Active Balance Plus which minimizes vibration and noise. 840 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The WD drives are prime to pop in a Synology NAS. These systems offer iOS integration AirPlay support, VPN server, ERP software, mail server, web server, anti-virus, and network video surveillance built-in. If you’re already a Synology user be sure to check out the recently announced DSM 5.0 beta. expand full story

Internal Hard Drive Stories June 21, 2013

Seagate 2.5″ 240GB SATA III Internal SSD + 2TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal HD $210 Shipped ($310 Value)

 

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Newegg is running a great bundle deal on storage.  When you buy a Seagate 600 2.5″ 240GB SATA III Internal SSD for $210 you will automatically get a free Seagate 2TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Desktop Internal Hard Drive, a $100 value.  This deal is perfect for upgrading a laptop’s internal storage to SSD and then popping the 3.5″ drive into an enclosure to make a backup disk or making your own Fusion drive.  Newegg did not bump the price of the SSD drive up just for this promo, Amazon is also selling it for $210 (without the free drive bonus of course).

Internal Hard Drive Stories June 10, 2013

Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drives: 1TB 2.5″ $96 (Reg. $160), 3TB 3.5″ $110 (Reg. $270) with free shipping

 

Update: Done deal.

As part of today’s Gold Box sale, Amazon is offering up to 59% off select Seagate storage solutions including two great deals on Solid State Hybrid drives.  These drives combine the size and affordability of a traditional hard drive with the performance of a SSD.  First up you can grab a 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive SATA 6Gbps 64MB Cache 2.5-Inch for just $96 with free shipping.  That is only $1 above the lowest price this drive has ever been offered at.  120 Amazon reviewers rate is 4 stars.

Next up, Amazon has the Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare for just $110 with free shipping.  Outside of Black Friday last year, this is tied for the cheapest price ever.  Nearly 1,400 Amazon reviewers rate it 4 stars.  This drive is approved for use in a Synology NAS.  Perfect for home and small office use, the Synology NAS features iOS integration, AirPlay support, VPN server, ERP software, mail server, web server, anti-virus, and network video surveillance built-in.  iTunes support allows users to stream stored content to their favorite iDevice wherever they have internet access via iOS apps.

Internal Hard Drive Stories June 7, 2013

Seagate 4TB Internal SATA 6Gb/s HD: $150 Shipped (Up to $40 off)

UPDATE: This deal is now over

Amazon has the 4TB Seagate internal NCQ hard drive for $149.99 with free shipping (ST4000DM000). The matches the lowest we have seen on these as they can still go for as much as $169.99 and even $189.99 with trusted retailers. This is $10 cheaper than the current next best price. Nearly 800 Amazon reviewers gave this internal a 5 star rating. This is also a great option to throw in a Synology NAS like the recently released 8-bay Synology DS1813+. More specs below the fold:

4TB Seagate internal HD 6Gb/s SATA for $149.99 (Reg. $190) – $10 off next best price

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