Actually with the 5 off 25 for Amazon that is going around and the reliability of this drive it turns out to be a decent deal in my opinion. Not sure why there is a problem here but in many cases it seems there is an 'apples to oranges' comparison.
Fun fact. When I looked this up on Amazon, I realized that it's the same drive I've been using for 2 years. I would have thought it would have been a newer model number by now. But on November 30, 2010 I paid $69.99 via a lightning deal on Amazon. So I guess prices still have a ways to go post-flood.
Drive still works fine, by the way.
yep! Totally agree. Bought a crapload of Hitachi drives 2TB for $59 from newegg. Prices still have to go back some for me to get excited...
You shitting me guys? A Seagate 3TB Expansion USB 3.0 was $90 on Amazon exactly two days ago. Of course, if you still think Seagate is that much worse than WD (and Hitachi still makes "Deathstars") then by all means, please enjoy your overpriced hard drive.
shhhh!!!! don't upset the fanboys. Until yesterday, the only hard drive I've ever had go bad was a seagate....and I was still able to recover the data locally for 60 bucks. I know I got lucky, it worked in their dock but not mine or hooked up internally. The last 5 hard drives I've bought (since the failure) have been 3 Seagate and 2 hitachi.
Yesterday I popped my cherry and crossed wires on a molex to sata power connection. I promptly fried a 1tb samsung and 1tb western digital. I learned my lesson. It only takes a second to turn the power off, and its the first data I lost...luckily it wasn't that important.
Oh yeah...Western Digital blows the ball sack off of seagate man...you wouldn't know any better cuz you're a tool!
I picked up three of these from the Target deal 2 years ago at $69 each. One of the three failed within the warranty period. WD replaced it with a refurbished model that was dead on arrival. They expedited a second replacement drive. All three are still running great.
Looks like it, I wasn't able to see FRY's ad preview cause I don't have a Faceyspace account but thankfully Slickdeals has scans. On the second scanned page in the link below it looks like you can get either a WD 2TB 2.0 USB or a WD 1TB 3.0 USB drive for $58. I may have to order one and cancel/return this one from Newegg. My only concern is I hear some stuff from Frys is refurbished, this thing was on the front page for a while at $90, and Frys can sell it for 35% less than that, and less than half of Amazons price, if it sounds too good to be true.......
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