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Tuesday tech deals: 3TB Barracuda $125, 1.5TB Barracuda $70

Trans Intl. offers the Seagate Barracuda 3TB Serial ATA 6Gb/s Internal Hard Drive, model no. ST3000DM001, for $125 plus $8 for shipping ($0.04/GB). That's $2 under a deal from three weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find by $9. It runs at 7200RPM and features...

Western Digital testing new 5mm-thick hybrid drive for Ultrabooks

Western Digital has revealed they are sampling a new 5mm-thick (0.2-inch) hybrid storage drive that could end up in future Ultrabooks. Western Digital’s 500GB unit will utilize a small amount of flash memory in addition to traditional spinning media to…

Seagate to acquire controlling interest in LaCie

Half a year has passed since Seagate completed its acquisition of Samsung’s hard drive division, in a transaction valued at $1.4 billion. Now the company is ready to open its wallet once again, announcing plans to acquire a 64.5-percent controlling…

Western Digital completes Hitachi GST acquisition

One year after announcing the deal, Western Digital has officially completed its acquisition of Viviti Technologies (formerly Hitachi GST) for $3.9 billion in cash and 25 million shares of WDC common stock valued totaling about $0.9 billion. The company plans…

HDD supply to recover by Q3 2012, prices to remain high

Echoing concerns from various hard drive manufacturers, market research firms IHS iSuppli and Coughlin Associates are predicting that HDD inventories will not be back to normal until the third quarter of this year and prices will likely remain inflated at…

Seagate launches new Momentus XT hybrid drive

Seagate has begun shipping the next generation of its Momentus XT solid-state hybrid drives, improving upon its predecessor with faster speeds and increased capacity. Whereas the original drive featured a 500GB HDD paired to 4GB of SLC NAND flash and…

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 100GB Review

For years we have maintained that the single most important upgrade you can make to an enthusiast-grade machine is adding an SSD for your operating system and applications. The key downside to SSD technology is its cost per gigabyte, which is significantly higher than traditional mechanical hard drives.

Hoping to nab a slice of the hybrid market, OCZ has launched its RevoDrive Hybrid, which fuses a 100GB SSD to a PCB alongside a 1TB 2.5" hard drive and connects using the PCI Express 2.0 x4 bus. At $500, this solution is priced at a peculiar $0.50/GB. It isn't exactly entry-level but that's significantly less than any SSD.