There are 2TB portable drives around. Actually, I believe there was a deal posted here for a 2TB portable for $130 or something like that. They aren't mainstream, but they definitely aren't unheard of.
Just unheard of by me, it seems: it looks like WD brought one out a full 8 months ago - must be the combination of higher platter densities with perhaps some slow-spin-up modifications to keep power drain within the USB range. Mea culpa, and thanks for the heads-up.
For me it was inconvenient to scan through your post, because I simply wanted to know how you got it for $52. That could have been fixed by having AC in the title or better yet "after $25 off $75 coupon" in the title.
That's the kind of specific input that helps people learn what other people would like to see. As an infrequent poster (and visitor) here I don't always remember the cues that other posts suggest. That said, my (obviously now outdated) recollection was that $25 off $75 Staples coupons were so universally used that the conditional wording in the title should have been a pretty good clue, which was probably why I didn't think of being more explicit.
Also, even if ShopDiscover doesn't go through for you, you might still get Discover 5% cashback[discover.com] from the seasonal bonuses, which current includes "Department stores and online shopping".
Thanks - even if it's too late for this purchase, the major buying season is only beginning.
Those have been long since gone. They are hard to come by and now the only ones that work have to be purchased from eBay and shipped to you (physical coupons).
Kind of takes the 'impulse' out of 'impulse purchasing', I guess. But, as I said earlier, Staples has been generous enough in doling these out legitimately that I can't complain.
I didn't have a 20% or $25/75 coupon so I threw any e-mailed coupon code I could find at the cart and found that the one dated 11/14 and titled "Two coupons and great holiday gift ideas." contained a $10 off $50 one-time use code that was supposed to be only for cleaning and breakroom supplies but for some reason worked on this item too. YMMV.
I saw on newegg reviews that this hard drive has smart monitoring disabled. I would not buy this without that important data safety feature.
Many folks who post on new egg aren't very bright.
I have this drive and can assure your that SMART monitoring is not disabled. More likely the idiot attached the drive to a controller that didn't support SMART monitoring or had it disabled in his BIOS.
It turns out that lozts posted this deal over a day before I did - have no idea why it didn't turn up in searching Hot Deals. Sorry 'bout that.
Search for 2TB Seagate and you will find it.
Sorry for the TD but this is a repost, you need to improve your readability and you talked about using a $25 off coupon - of which there are few real ones since Staples put a stop to the illegal eJunkie coupons.
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