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4TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (STCA4000100) EXPIRED

krushmer 118 February 21, 2013 at 08:11 AM in Deal of the Day (8) More eBay Deals
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Promoted 02-21-2013 at 09:21 AM View Original Post
Buy.com via Ebay has 4TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (STCA4000100) for $149.99. Shipping is free. Thanks krushmer

Price Research: Our research indicates that 4TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive is $27 lower (15% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices from $177. - daisybeetle

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Edited February 21, 2013 at 08:14 AM by krushmer

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#61
Quote from Synthetickiller View Post :
If you already have a back up / mirror, why not just do raid 0 for speed (assuming you're pushing large files) or JBOD + your raid5 as a mirror?

Just curious, what's your set up?
I'm in the build process still.

Using the celeron that was recently on sale.

Perc 5 raid controller(2TB limit Frown)

Either CentOS or Windows 7.

Currently I have two 2TB WD Reds. They'll be in a Raid 1 initially. As I get more, I'll convert to a Raid 5.

This will be a NAS, FTP, Torrent and VPN server. So Raid 0 doesn't make much sense. The OS will be on an SSD. If Anything, I could just get one of these and leave it external and set it to backup only important directories.

Oh the decisions.
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#62
Quote from Captainpsp View Post :
Not true.
These comes with 2 diff drives. DX0001 and DM0001.
DX is 7200 and DM is 5900.
At costco, I figured out the difference on external box but you are kinda taking chance if getting it online.
I chatted with Amazon about the 3TB model and they said that it's 7200 RPM. Where did you see this about the DX and DM models?
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#63
Quote from vaxine19 View Post :
I chatted with Amazon about the 3TB model and they said that it's 7200 RPM. Where did you see this about the DX and DM models?
I have them sitting on my table right now. Seagate used to use DX but newer versions of this drive seem to have DM's
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#64
Quote from J03 View Post :
Since I don't need extra drives at this moment, I am putting a "I don't need it but will buy it anyway" price of $99 on a 4TB laugh out loud
I should do this too since i am all stocked up Smilie

Quote from Synthetickiller View Post :
Just so people know, you can pull these drives from the enclosures to use as internal drives. They are 5900 RPM, which to me sucks, but for the price, you can't beat it.

What is your "math" based on? You're looking a good 3+ months in the future, unless it plateaus. Best price for this drive.

@ OP, I just ordered my 5th. Damn you! 20TB, here I come!bounce
Thanks for the info, will be helpful when i finally pick up the drive.

Quote from pilot757 View Post :
Your math is based on a Black Friday deal. That moment in time is gone and has not come back since. According to your math this is a terrible deal because you can buy a 6TB drive for $90 (5 years from now).
My math is based on a future/better pricing. And as I already stated in my post it is a good deal - for someone who needs it now - thus repped the OP and Thumbed up the deal. But as I'm already stocked up, I can wait for some more time to find a great deal.

Hey you don't see my listing down the recent 3TB at $70 at BestBuy or even the older 1TB for $2.50 at Staples as comparison deals Big Grin
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Quote from vaxine19 View Post :
I chatted with Amazon about the 3TB model and they said that it's 7200 RPM. Where did you see this about the DX and DM models?
amazon reps arent really the smartest.
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#66
Quote from Strmtrper6 View Post :
Thanks for the heads up. Mostly because I expected them to be 7200rpm and was planning on throwing them in my raid array. Saved me a headache.
I wanted 7200rpm, but couldn't afford them. I had to settle for these.
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#67
I am not sure about this one.

But I have two different Seagate external hard drives, they always give me error: "generic volume error and can not be stopped" when I try to stop them after use.

Quote from Gabik123 View Post :
STUPID SLICKDEALS EFFECT! I didn't really need one but I bought it anyways!
I will wait for other brands, at lower price
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#68
Gotta pass on this deal. If they turn out to be 5900rpm, they will be useless to me. Then I'd have to sell the drives and I would be very lucky to make back what I paid for them.
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#69
I like 5900RPM, so in for one.
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#70
Ebay charges CA sales tax.

Pass.
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#71
Quote from mattspalace View Post :
Gotta pass on this deal. If they turn out to be 5900rpm, they will be useless to me. Then I'd have to sell the drives and I would be very lucky to make back what I paid for them.
More performance focused? I wonder how much of a difference 5900 vs 7200 RPM would affect recording with Fraps or MSI Afterburner. These still have to get 120-140 MB/s read-write. But I saw a benchmark where SSDs helped significantly when recording with Fraps.
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Quote from buckcm View Post :
More performance focused? I wonder how much of a difference 5900 vs 7200 RPM would affect recording with Fraps or MSI Afterburner. These still have to get 120-140 MB/s read-write. But I saw a benchmark where SSDs helped significantly when recording with Fraps.
I would pull the drives and build a RAID 1 NAS with them (would buy two of these). 5900rpm would probably be fine, but I'm a picky SD'er and want 7200rpm for the best performance.
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#73
For only backups 5900 vs 7200 really doesn't matter
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#74
If you really need more space, buy it now. Otherwise, you can wait till a good deal coming up. We're living in a free country, right?
I'll check mine if it's DX or DM when I get home.
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#75
Quote from supernoman View Post :
Need this price without CA tax!
agreed. Or this price after tax ;-)
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