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Tuesday tech deals: 1TB WD USB 3.0 HDD w/ security software $35

TigerDirect offers the Western Digital 1TB Elements SE Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBPCK0010BBK-NESN, bundled with Total Defense Premium Internet Security for $104.99. This $70 mail-in rebate cuts it to $34.99. With around $4 for shipping, that's $0.04/GB...

Western Digital targets Roku with $70 WD TV Play streaming box

Western Digital has added a new model to its WD TV media streaming series to include a set-top that's priced to compete with Roku's affordable options. While the WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub typically go for $100 or more, Western Digital is selling the WD TV Play for only $70....

Tuesday tech deals: 3TB Western Digital Green hard drive for $130

B&H Photo-Video offers the Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB for $129 with free shipping. That's $0.04/GB and the lowest total price we could find by $19. This drive is purportedly cooler, quieter, and consumes up to 40% less energy than standard mechanical drives...

Wednesday tech deals: 500GB external WD HDD $35, 1TB $55

TigerDirect offers the Western Digital 500GB Elements SE USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $64.99. This $30 mail-in rebate drops it to $34.99. With $3.69 for shipping, that's $0.08/GB, $5 under last week's mention, and the lowest total price we could find by $23. Rebate ends February 2...

WD Black 4TB Hard Drive Review

It's been a long year of HDD supply shortages and wacky premiums, but things are finally stabilizing and new designs are trickling out of drive makers. Recently WD expanded its flagship Black series with a 4TB model, meant to deliver a balance between speed, capacity and price.

At ~$350, a Black 4TB drive is slightly cheaper than a pair of WD Black 2TB drives and much more affordable than the previously released enterprise WD RE 4TB drive. Given that we've been spoiled by SSDs over the last few years, we don't expect to be blown away by the new drive's blistering speed, but it should be fun comparing its performance with other terabyte-plus hard drives if ample capacity is what you're after...

Toshiba announces 4TB self-encrypting enterprise hard drives

Following up on Western Digital's recent announcement, Toshiba has unveiled its own high-capacity MG series hard drives. To start, the company will offer four drives with a top capacity of 4TB, including two SATA variants, the MG03ACA400 and MG03ACA400Y, as…

Thunderbolt-Equipped Gigabyte Z77X-UP5TH Meets Velociraptor Duo Review

Unveiled at the 2009 Intel Developer Forum, Thunderbolt wouldn't make its debut into an actual product until two years later with Apple's MacBook Pro 2011 refresh, and then another one until it finally started to find its way into PCs.

With most Thunderbolt-enabled products available today being storage-related, we wanted to see what the new Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH motherboard and its dual Thunderbolt ports had to offer in terms of performance. The best way to accomplish that, in our opinion, is to test the new ultra-fast Western Digital My Book Velociraptor Duo, which has a pair of 10,000RPM Velociraptor hard drives.

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…

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…

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.

WD intros 4-6TB My Book Live Duo with RAID, remote access

Western Digital has launched a new external storage device that offers hassle-free backup while providing remote access to all your data. The My Book Live Duo comes in two dual-drive configurations (2x2TB for $400 or 2x3TB for $500) and maintains…