Welcome to the updated Slickdeals redesign beta. Learn more and give us feedback. Or, return to the classic view.

Search in
Frontpage Deal
eBay Discounts, Deals and Coupon Codes

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
Deal
Score
+62
34,055 Views
See Deal
$150

Deal Details

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

Original Post

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

174 Comments

1 2 3 4 5

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#31
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.
They have a 7200 RPM drive. Seagate isn't making 5900 rpm drives any more. It is the same series as in the 3TB external drive which I bought during BF deal. Very fast drives. Get up to 150MB/s through USB 3.0 as an external drive.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#32
Quote from Hawk2007 View Post :
any external HD can be installed on a desktop.

You might have to format it to get the software off, but the drives are the same ones that come off the hd making line.

If you're saying it can be installed in a desktop, not all external drives can.

Western Digital has quite a few drives that has the USB controller mounted directly to the drive. There is no SATA interface on it, at all. So while yes, you can install it in the machine, you would still be limited to using it as a USB drive, not SATA. Here [mpecsinc.ca] is an example.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#33
$163.11 after sales tax Frown
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#34
Quote from Masterbasser View Post :
That's the way things worked about 2 years ago. Not anymore.
Huh? Seagate hasn't changed this as far as I know. Have registered a few drives over the last couple of monhs without having to provide any invoice information.

Can you elaborate on what you mean?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#35
in 4 1.
yay nys sales tax
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#36
Quote from WingsOfF View Post :
They have a 7200 RPM drive. Seagate isn't making 5900 rpm drives any more. It is the same series as in the 3TB external drive which I bought during BF deal. Very fast drives. Get up to 150MB/s through USB 3.0 as an external drive.
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.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#37
Quote from LordAthens View Post :
If you're saying it can be installed in a desktop, not all external drives can.

Western Digital has quite a few drives that has the USB controller mounted directly to the drive. There is no SATA interface on it, at all. So while yes, you can install it in the machine, you would still be limited to using it as a USB drive, not SATA. Here [mpecsinc.ca] is an example.
That was an exception rather than the rule. I believe WD had a few drives with a form factor that was different from the typical 2.5 or 3.5 with these built in connectors. But you are correct, not ALL drives can be pulled out, but ALMOST ALL can be and that is easy enough to verify with a web search.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#38
how reliable is this drive?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#39
Thinking about using this as a dump for movies, photos, etc. Do this, or wait for a network drive to have the ability to stream?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#40
Quote from Synthetickiller View Post :
I just bought 3 of these for $160. I'm tempted to get a 5th (I bought one for $190 before) for a zfs set up.
How do you like the one's you have? I'm considering snagging 4 of these for a raid z or raid 10 ZFS array myself.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#41
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.
how do you spot the difference? Was thinking about buying in costco to save time for returning in case it fails.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#42
Got this for $160 (I think) on Amazon last week.

Fantastic to just copy my entire 3tb drive onto this and then lock away the 3tb in a fireproof safe. $160 to backup my entire life's digital work is like getting a Corvette for $10.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#43
Couldn't help myself, went ahead and got one. Thanks OP!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#44
I'll go with Costco. I can buy it New Hampshire and save sales tax and it comes out the same price anyway. Plus, if anything goes wrong, I can bring it back to Costco instead of spending $10 on return shipping and getting a refurbished version in return.

Plus Buy.com sucks bigtime.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#45
I'm considering two 4TB drives in a Raid 1 to backup important stuff from my 8 2TB Raid 5 array.

Hmmm
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 3 of 12
1 2 3 4 5
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Slickdeals Price Tracker
Saving money just got easier.
Start Tracking Today
Copyright 1999 - 2015. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / DMCA Notice  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)