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The Seagate FireCuda 2TB hybrid drive is on sale for $60 at Newegg

The Seagate FireCuda 2TB internal drive (opens in new tab) is not a solid state drive, but it's also not a hard drive. It's a hybrid drive, which is somewhere in between. It has the storage of a 2TB hard drive but it uses NAND memory and a cache system to allow for performance closer to an SSD. This drive sells for around $80 usually, and you can find it for $78 at Amazon (opens in new tab) at the moment. This is one of the best prices we've ever seen and beats the last deal we shared by $5. The Newegg sale ends in two days.

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The size of a 2.5-inch hard drive and can store up to 2TB of data. Flash-accelerated technology gives it load times five times faster than a standard hard drive. Multi-tier caching helps boost performance, too. Five-year warranty.

The deal given is no longer valid and we do not have a better one. However, we have found some similar deals

Seagate Expansion 14TB USB 3.0 external desktop hard drive black

Seagate Expansion 14TB USB 3.0 external desktop hard drive black

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I mean, 14TB is a whole lot of space to work with. Works with Windows PCs and connects easily via USB. It's plug-and-play so you don't need any extra software. Comes with an 18-inch USB cable and 18W power adapter. It is covered by a 1-year warranty.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB portable hard drive Space Gray

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Seagate Ultra Touch 500GB USB-C portable solid state drive

Seagate Ultra Touch 500GB USB-C portable solid state drive (opens in new tab)

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Seagate Expansion 10TB external USB 3.0 hard drive

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Seagate One Touch 4TB external hard drive

Seagate One Touch 4TB external hard drive (opens in new tab)

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A simple on-the-go USB drive with a minimalist brushed metal enclosure. Works great as a backup or for portable media storage. Comes with a two-year warranty from Seagate. Compatible with Windows and Mac but may need reformatting for Time Machine.

The single terabyte version (opens in new tab) is currently $59.99 at places like Amazon, so you're getting twice the space for the same cost. Even the 500GB version (opens in new tab) is only $49.99. Just $10 more for all that space? Easy decision I think. There is a more updated model that includes a faster spinning hard drive, but the 2TB version (opens in new tab) is going for $100, which makes the above deal a much better value if you're looking to save some money.

The process is mostly automatic with the FireCuda (some SSHDs let you manually choose what to do with it). You get a 5400 RPM hard drive, which is already nice and fast for a hard drive. And then you get the cache system that gives you SSD-like performance for some stuff. The accelerated tech will help with load times and write times, letting you get to your games and other programs much faster.

This sort of drive is perfect if you have very limited storage options, like a laptop that only has one drive bay and is still using an ancient hard drive. The drive also won't add to your power consumption, so you don't have to worry about that.

It comes with a five-year warranty from Seagate.

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.