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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...

MSI to use SandForce controller in upcoming solid state drive

Another month, another new entrant into the world of solid state drive storage. Last month Hynix launched their first 2.5-inch solid state drives to the general public and Seagate suggested they would be announcing a consumer grade drive in the…

Seagate invests in DensBits, plans its first consumer SSDs

Seagate has announced a partnership with DensBits, an Israeli company whose "revolutionary" memory controller design may prove useful for upcoming solid-state drives. Seagate made an undisclosed investment in DensBits, stating its plans to improve both consumer and business-class products with…

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…

Hard Drive Pricewatch: Three Months Into the Thai Floods

The hard disk drive supply chain was hit hard late last year when a series of floods struck Thailand. The Asian country accounts for about a quarter of the world's hard drive production. All this resulted in hard drive prices shooting through the roof around the end of October as production became more expensive and limited.

With the help of price tracking site Camelegg we've checked on a number of mobile and desktop HDDs to get a better overview of how the situation has developed in the last three months.

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…

Seagate streamlining Barracuda hard drive line

Seagate has announced that they will be streamlining their family of desktop hard drives under a single product name. The new Barracuda family increases the platter rotation speed on all models to 7200 RPM, thus eliminating slower 5400 RPM drives…

Buffalo and Seagate launch 3TB media hubs

Buffalo has unveiled a new external hard drive that allows users to adjust the visible storage capacity on the fly. Supposedly the first of its kind, the HD-ALC3.0TU2/V is designed to work with "smart" televisions that lack support for today's…