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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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#46
Quote from poormanq45 View Post :
I'm considering two 4TB drives in a Raid 1 to backup important stuff from my 8 2TB Raid 5 array.

Hmmm
Thinking about the same. Just worried about Seagate reliability, but I suppose that RAID 1 will take care of that.
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Quote from Blindingfury View Post :
how do you spot the difference? Was thinking about buying in costco to save time for returning in case it fails.
would like to know the same thing
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#48
Quote from mattspalace View Post :
Thinking about the same. Just worried about Seagate reliability, but I suppose that RAID 1 will take care of that.
I haven't seen many terrible reports on the drive that's inside this enclosure.

Yeah, a Raid 1 of these would mean that I would literally have to lose 4 drives total to lose important drives. The Raid 5 would have to lose two drives and both 4TB would have to fail.

I guess a horrible power surge could do it, but that's a chance everyone takes. bounce
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#49
Can I add this to a wireless router that can support external HD and make it an NAS?
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#50
In for 1, thanks. Hmm, I'm thinking of just pulling off the bottom of the drive with the modular USB3 interface, attaching my SATA data and power cables to the drive and zip-tieing the case inside my computer. Warrantee preserved. I've just got to make sure that the drive is given enough breathing room for cooling.
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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.
They still make some 5900rpm drives.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6822178338
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#52
Quote from poormanq45 View Post :
I'm considering two 4TB drives in a Raid 1 to backup important stuff from my 8 2TB Raid 5 array.

Hmmm
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?
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#53
wow~~ cheaper and cheaper~~ expected price is $130. lol
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#54
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.

Here is a video of how to remove the drive from the enclosure:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN2ikVYBLK8

Be careful taking the matte black portion of the enclosure apart. I broke mine, despite being careful.


For anyone worried about warranty, from what I've read on here, just tell seagate that you opened the enclosure to see if the enclosure failed instead of the drive because you wanted to retrieve your data. Sounds legit to me and people were confirming that it works. I hope this helps people.





Most have more ram than that! Stick Out Tongue



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 heads up. Mostly because I expected them to be 7200rpm and was planning on throwing them in my raid array. Saved me a headache.
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#55
STUPID SLICKDEALS EFFECT! I didn't really need one but I bought it anyways!
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#56
so tempting....realllllly don't need it though...but it would be convenient
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#57
Quote from Blindingfury View Post :
how do you spot the difference? Was thinking about buying in costco to save time for returning in case it fails.
pl. read the last post:

http://slickdeals.net/f/5821556-Costco-Jan-31-Feb-24-2013-Seagate-4tb-Backup-Plus-159-99?v=1&page=3
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#58
wow great deal, too bad the seagate externals dont have on off switches Frown
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#59
In for two, hell of a deal!
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