Unfortunately, word is that these new drives - being produced by Seagate, not Samsung - aren't the HD103SJ's of years past that were so highly praised. Apparently, they are just rebranded Seagate Barracuda drives.
At least the price is going back to more reasonable levels, although not quite at the point they were last September, when I bought two for $100.
Good deal. I need a new 2TB drive, however, am telling myself to hold off a bit longer. I am seeing prices drop about 5% every 7-10 days. I think the re-sellers are now used to higher profit margins on these and want to stretch this phase of higher profits on HDDs a bit longer than supply-chain related issues.
I'm actually kinda pissed at the moment that I backed Samsung drives all these years. Now if any of mine fail I probly get stuck with a Seagate - which have been TRASH for some years now... 10 years back they weren't, even maybe 5-6 years back, but as of recent years I wouldn't take a Seagate if you paid me to use it. (Data is priceless)
One of my drives is one of these HD103SJ's and now that it's getting a bit "on the slow side" I'd love to throw in a second one in RAID to increase speed but NOPE! Those stupid floods probably caused this acquisition..
Damn newegg, just got one to replace a 5 year old dead WD last week, they better give me a break on this Seagate crap.
There's a reason they're so low now, these are the rebranded ones. The label has more Seagate and Barracuda branding on it than Samsung. If it didn't have the same product code on it you wouldn't know it's Samsung at first glance. Shame on Newegg for not labeling this like the 500gb that's called a 'Samsung by Seagate'.
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