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3TB Toshiba Canvio Desk USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive EXPIRED

sjsfan 19,440 February 25, 2013 at 08:57 AM in Computers (5) More Amazon Deals
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Promoted 02-25-2013 at 10:59 AM View Original Post
Amazon.com has 3TB Toshiba Canvio Desk USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive (HDWC130XK3J1) for $109.99 with free shipping. Thanks sjsfan

Newegg.com also has 3TB Toshiba Canvio Desk External Desktop Hard Drive (HDWC130XK3J1) for $129.99 - $20 w/ promo code EMCXVVV37 = $109.99 with free shipping.

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Edited February 25, 2013 at 10:34 AM by sjsfan
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  • High capacity storage in a compact desktop design
  • Versatile orientation that fits your space in your home or office
  • Preloaded easy-to-use backup software
  • Secure backup with password
  • USB 3.0 + USB 2.0 compatible
  • 3-year limited warranty included
  • File, folder and full system backup and recovery
  • USB plug and play

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#61
Quote from satnav4 View Post :
I have not researched this drive, and thus take my comment with a grain of salt. Almost a year ago, I bought a pair of Seagate 1.5 TB drives on a closeout from Office Depot for $30 apiece. According to the reviews, the drives had a horrible failure rate. I concluded the failures resulted from the housing, not the drives themselves. I popped the drives out of their housings, and placed them in a D-Link NAS. They have been running like champs 24/7 since. Perhaps the problems with the posted drive stem from the housing.
Smart man, great deals you got!
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#62
Quote from mac4lyfe View Post :
I just picked up this drive from Office Depot.

They have it for $119.99 but OD has a 30% off in store coupon which brought my total down to $83.99 tax

$90.92 out the door in Texas.


Here's the coupon PDF...
http://www.officedepot.com/adRedi...irect=true
I was able to replicate this deal at OD. $84.

There are two issues. The coupon says it applies to "regularly priced items" but this drive is on sale, 120 down from 140. Second, the exclusions include computers.

However at the register it did not show it as on sale. The CSR read the exclusions carefully, and pointed out the computer exclusion. I noted they usually say "technology" and this one was specific to computers and printers, he agreed, said "good catch" and it ran through.

If you bump into the former issue only (on sale), try it on the Seagate 3gb, full price at $140, $98 AC.

First thing I did was save the files on it to another drive and run chkdsk for bad sectors. http://www.speed-up-pc.org/speed_...tility.php Passed.
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#63
Quote from threebeers View Post :
I was able to replicate this deal at OD. $84.

There are two issues. The coupon says it applies to "regularly priced items" but this drive is on sale, 120 down from 140. Second, the exclusions include computers.

However at the register it did not show it as on sale. The CSR read the exclusions carefully, and pointed out the computer exclusion. I noted they usually say "technology" and this one was specific to computers and printers, he agreed, said "good catch" and it ran through.
Just tried this. They wouldn't give the coupon because they said it was a sale item.
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Quote from dvdapex View Post :
No, it does not suck. And 3 year warranty on this is very, very nice.
Their support is contracted to a company that tries to charge $$ for warranty repairs.
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#65
just attempted the Office Depot deal

Failed at Garden Grove and Tustin (CA) stores, both time manager said these items were part of the "Computer" exclusion, even though i tried to point out it didnt exclude them... he tried to run the coupon and even the register would not accept it and he would not override.
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#66
I had success with the Office Depot deal (Rock Hill, SC)
Guess I got lucky! Manager & sales associate accepted coupon w/ no questions.

After coupon, after tax, $89.87
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#67
Quote from threebeers View Post :
I was able to replicate this deal at OD. $84.

There are two issues. The coupon says it applies to "regularly priced items" but this drive is on sale, 120 down from 140. Second, the exclusions include computers.

However at the register it did not show it as on sale. The CSR read the exclusions carefully, and pointed out the computer exclusion. I noted they usually say "technology" and this one was specific to computers and printers, he agreed, said "good catch" and it ran through.
I just did this trick at my local OD in Savannah, GA. I was very doubtful it was going to work since the cashier kept getting an error code when he entered the coupon number. He eventually had to call a manager to override it. Got it for $89.
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#68
Quote from Moshe1010 View Post :
I have the 1TB version and it's the worst hard drive I've ever had.
please go into detail and explain how it compares to all the other drives.
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#69
My local Office Depot said they think the coupon should work on the drive. I was already using the coupon on something else but I think I'll head back tomorrow with another one. The guy said he didn't see any issue with multiple visits/purchases, provided I had a physical coupon each time.
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#70
The manager at my OD was happy that I had a coupon before he even looked at it. The system didn't accept, but he overrode without prompting. Some combination of the bad weather, a completely empty store and it being 20 minutes before closing might have been a factor.

For those of you thinking about using this internally: Toshiba does [hardforum.com] track these drives, so you will need to re-case it for warranty purposes. The good news is that there are no tamper seals on the case. Here's a guide for removing the drive so you don't break the case:

http://hardforum.com/showpost.php...stcount=30
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#71
> compact design.

/thread

jk. good price.
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#72
Quote from chops View Post :
ive had mine for months now with weekly backups running. no issues. however, i did run a full sector scan before committing to this hardrive. this is something EVERYONE should do. if you have any bad sectors on an empty hardrive, you're better off RMA'ing it and getting a new one while you still can. ive done this on all my hardrives over the last decade and have never had one die on me, aside from the IBM deathstar. i mean deskstar.
Do you just use the windows check disk or is their a better one floating around out there?
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Quote from Moshe1010 View Post :
The cable died on the first month; the HD connector itself is not stable (a little movement of the HD, and it disconnects itself from the laptop/computer); it has constant connect/disconnect problem on Windows (Windows always says to "repair" the drive); it doesn't support Mac well; it is super slow compared to WD USB 3.0 external Harddrives. I got 60MB/S MAX with this HD, while my WD Passport gives me almost double then that.
sounds off. my 3TB gets a steady 110mb/sec.

even cnet's review stated its a fast drive:

http://reviews.cnet.com/external-...486-2.html

Quote from RyanL View Post :
Do you just use the windows check disk or is their a better one floating around out there?
http://lifehacker.com/5409477/win...ve-sectors
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#74
Quote from RyanL View Post :
Do you just use the windows check disk or is their a better one floating around out there?

I use the drive specific tool. My externals are all WD so I use their free Data Lifeguard Diagnostic software you can get right off the website. Toshiba has their own diagnostic tool on their website, as does Seagate ect... Just type "X hard drive diagnostic software" into google but replace X with the brand name.
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#75
Quote from RyanL View Post :
Do you just use the windows check disk or is their a better one floating around out there?
Check if the manufacturer supplies a zero fill (format) utility. Basically writes and then reads/verifies every single portion of the drive and reports bad sectors. Seagate makes one for their drives and so does WD.
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