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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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#76
Just for informations sake I'll share the three programs I always keep on my flash drive. All are freeware or shareware. I'll put a link next to each one of its respective PCWorld write up.
The 1st one is called HD Tune ( http://www.pcworld.com/article/232206/hd_tune.html ) and its just a simple way to check the Drives health and its S.M.A.R.T status and to gauge performance and scan for errors.

The 2nd is Easeus Partition Manager Home and it is as its title suggests-lets you manage a drive and its partitions from the most simple format single partition to more "involved" operations like resizing existing partitions or merging, all things you can do from the command line but it gives you a GUI to make it accessible to everyone. It's a program that runs on Windows. http://www.pcworld.com/article/231472/easeus_partition_master_home_edition.html

The last one is very similar to the second one in its function with one huge distinction, you run it as a LiveCD or put it on a flash drive even and it gives you a small Linux based environment that the program- GParted Live- lets you format, partition, merge or do whatever you need to windows Mac or Linux formatted discs and is great for when you have a corrupt Windows Install or any situation in which you are having trouble either booting to the drive you are trying to work on a drive that for whatever reason windows isn't letting you manage properly. I've had drives that wouldn't even show up in my windows 7 install session or kept failing during format and this has let me simply, without having to remove the drive, make whatever repairs are needed or in my most recent case at least see that It's S.M.A.R.T status is being reported as a failing drive so I can move on, but for some reason it wouldn't report the drives health in Windows PE environment.
GParted Live- http://www.pcworld.com/article/232914/gparted_live.html
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#77
I realize I'm lucky that my local Office Depot apparently doesn't care what the fine print on their coupons says...

Walked in with three 30% coupons tonight. Walked out with 3 x 3TB drives at $84/ea + tax, or 9TB total for $252 + tax - that's $28/TB!

Even with tax they were still just under $90 a pop - an extra drive for just $50 more than the Newegg price for two. I certainly can't complain!

Manager had to override the computer since they were on sale, but did it no questions asked. Even rang them up together. I actually offered to just buy one (because I was in there last night - and used a 30% coupon - to buy something else) but they said "no, you can buy three!"

woot
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Quote from NORDO View Post :
I realize I'm lucky that my local Office Depot apparently doesn't care what the fine print on their coupons says...

Walked in with three 30% coupons tonight. Walked out with 3 x 3TB drives at $84/ea + tax, or 9TB total for $252 + tax - that's $28/TB!

Even with tax they were still just under $90 a pop - an extra drive for just $50 more than the Newegg price for two. I certainly can't complain!

Manager had to override the computer since they were on sale, but did it no questions asked. Even rang them up together. I actually offered to just buy one (because I was in there last night - and used a 30% coupon - to buy something else) but they said "no, you can buy three!"

woot
Quote from n3rf View Post :
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.
Tried at my local O.D. in far south O.C.. Tried twice with both the regular manager and then later with the assistant manager. Both would not honor the coupon for this drive. Both said because the coupon says 30% off "regular priced item". The store near me only had one drive in stock anyway. Worth a try though since I live close by the store. Oh well... Lucky shopper that got the three drives no questions asked.
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#79
This is a great HD. I have one of these. Bought it when Best Buy had their $50 off $100 when using a mastercard promotion. Ended up paying around 60 something for a 3TB. Can't complaint one bit.
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Quote from g725s View Post :
Tried at my local O.D. in far south O.C.. Tried twice with both the regular manager and then later with the assistant manager. Both would not honor the coupon for this drive. Both said because the coupon says 30% off "regular priced item". The store near me only had one drive in stock anyway. Worth a try though since I live close by the store. Oh well... Lucky shopper that got the three drives no questions asked.
Yup, I should've bought a lotto ticket last night. One of the employees told me he would've done the same thing (I bought their last 3) if he wasn't working!

On a related note, I've run a complete scan on 2 of the 3 so far with the Hitachi DFT (Drive Fitness Test) tool [hgst.com] and they've checked out perfectly.
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Quote from donEddie7 View Post :
Why isn't this deal getting as much attention as the Seagate 3TB external from the other day? Does this drive suck?
I presonally like Toshiba than Seagate.
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#82
Quote from Moshe1010 View Post :
The cable died on the first month;
The cables are not designed for abuse, don't roll them too tight, no kinking.
Quote :
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 not being a portable drive it is not designed to be moved, at all, when in use. Try shaking your desktop tower during use and see what happens.
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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 like more of a mac issue. Were you using an appropriate format for the mac?
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#83
Quote from donEddie7 View Post :
Why isn't this deal getting as much attention as the Seagate 3TB external from the other day? Does this drive suck?
Is Seagate 3TB external better performance
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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.

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.
Quote from NORDO View Post :
I realize I'm lucky that my local Office Depot apparently doesn't care what the fine print on their coupons says...

Walked in with three 30% coupons tonight. Walked out with 3 x 3TB drives at $84/ea + tax, or 9TB total for $252 + tax - that's $28/TB!

Even with tax they were still just under $90 a pop - an extra drive for just $50 more than the Newegg price for two. I certainly can't complain!

Manager had to override the computer since they were on sale, but did it no questions asked. Even rang them up together. I actually offered to just buy one (because I was in there last night - and used a 30% coupon - to buy something else) but they said "no, you can buy three!"

woot

Looks like so many of u were able to get the coupon applied to $119 sale price. Apprecialte if anyone can upload or send a scan of the receipt to my email or PM. I want to go tommorrow morning and saw this thread just now. Please ............wavehug worship

Also, OD has SeagateĀ® Backup Plus Desktop Hard Drive, 3TB for #139.99 (PM to Costco for $129.99). Which one should I go for ?? Seagate or Toshiba ?? Confused

TIA
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#85
I had no trouble getting my local Office Depot to use the coupon. Bought 2 hard drives and am currently contemplating whether I should open them up or just use external.
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#86
If you didn't get the Ebay deal on the Seagate a week or two ago you missed out (same price). I wouldn't trust Toshiba and plus that 'Buy' retailer fedexes their orders so I got it faster than amazon would ever get it there. Newegg shipping is a joke.

I guess that's how they have such good deals, they use 5th rate shipping.

Quote from JohnM4626 View Post :
Is Seagate 3TB external better performance
It's not so much better performance, it's just that the disc itself is going to be unreliable. Toshiba makes junk. I would never buy anything made by them. It's a shame really, they were a trusted brand 10 years ago.

But you take your chances always. Yours might be fine. I have a hitachi going strong for years that everyone said was faulty. It was probably just their case.
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Quote from slugbom View Post :
If you didn't get the Ebay deal on the Seagate a week or two ago you missed out (same price). I wouldn't trust Toshiba and plus that 'Buy' retailer fedexes their orders so I got it faster than amazon would ever get it there. Newegg shipping is a joke.

I guess that's how they have such good deals, they use 5th rate shipping.



It's not so much better performance, it's just that the disc itself is going to be unreliable. Toshiba makes junk. I would never buy anything made by them. It's a shame really, they were a trusted brand 10 years ago.

But you take your chances always. Yours might be fine. I have a hitachi going strong for years that everyone said was faulty. It was probably just their case.
Toshiba's 3.5" drives are Hitachis/HGSTs... so you should be basing your past experience on those, which are generally considered to be top of the line - especially for RAID environments.
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Quote from NORDO View Post :
Toshiba's 3.5" drives are Hitachis/HGSTs... so you should be basing your past experience on those, which are generally considered to be top of the line - especially for RAID environments.

Like I said. I got lucky with my Hitachi is all. They're garbage.. and slow.
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#89
Quote from sheltem View Post :
I found this from an older post:


I wonder what the warranty is on the internal drive itself?
Adding for future reference...

Opened one of mine up - warranty on the internal drive is showing as 3 years from date of manufacture.
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#90
Horrible situation. It worked for a few days on windows 7, then started clikcing & beeping. After a reboot, the drive wasn't recognized as a disk, only as a device. I also tried it on 2 other computers: In Windows xp, same thing as windows 7. On ubuntu, the device kept cycling and disconnecting and would not mount. Tried plugging into both usb 2 and 3 ports, no luck. seems like a hardware issue related to the enclusure/connection because disk utilities reveal that the underlying disk is OK - passes all the usual tests.
It's a disaster because I have a lot of important data stored there. The drive died just as I was about to backup everything on the cloud, so I can't acces the data right now. Calling tech cupport to see if they'll repair it since it's still under warranty. It's inexcusable that there's no support for this product on the toshiba site!
Lesson learned - do research first and don't be tempted by a great deal, it's not always what it seems. Go with Seagate or LaCie, those are solid!
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