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Seagate 4tb Backup Plus - NAS ST4000DX000 XT Drive Internal - Costco $159.99+Tax (YMMV)

Captainpsp 345 March 15, 2013 at 08:41 AM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (5) More Costco Wholesale Deals
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Seagate 4tb Backup Plus External Drives are 179.99. And they have tons. Also manager matched pricing from last months $20 off coupon which is the YMMV part.

The ST4000DX000 are 7200RPM. But thats not what makes them great. They have TLER which makes them perfect for NAS.

Why I am posting this is not for External drives but for the 4TB internal XT drives that are in these cases. Most of the external drives now have the ST4000DM000 Drives which are
5900RPM. But there are plenty that have XT. How do you tell... which cases have what...?

Pl. see the attached pics.. If it has the Windows 7 logo... it has XT drive. If it has Windows 8 logo... it has DM drive. I bought 11 of them.. and found XT drives in each of those windows 7 logo boxes.

Icing onthe cake. 2 yr warranty from costco. And the drives themselves have 3 yr warranty.

These are still selling for over $240 elsewhere.

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Where'd you find the old $20 off coupon? Costco mailer?
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this would be great information before the coupon expired :-( please fix title price is 179 not 159

so you were able to by 11 of these drives at $159???
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Except that cracking them open to get the "NAS-friendly drive inside" voids ALL warranties.
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Quote from gomike View Post :
this would be great information before the coupon expired :-( please fix title price is 179 not 159

so you were able to by 11 of these drives at $159???
Yes.. thats why YMMV. If you can get your store to price match.

At 179.99 it might not be that great a deal. My post is a deal if you can get those for 159.99 else pl. dont buy.
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Except that cracking them open to get the "NAS-friendly drive inside" voids ALL warranties.
Not true. there is no security sticker.
I followed this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsEEQXpHcuQ

and was able to open all drives without any visible signs of opening. I can put them back together (and putting them back in is 10 times easier...just push em together)
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. 2 yr warranty from costco. And the drives themselves have 3 yr warranty
I'm going to write this for what seems the 10,000th time in these forums! Unless you're some kid who backs up his greatest computer games, returning a hard drive after you've backed up important data, financial, business or personal files is foolish. You can't risk the chance that they're copied when the drive is restored or after being refurbished. Even encrypted files and some wiped drives can be restored.



There's no point in mentioning warranties for hard drives. Most experienced computer users who have hard drives with important information that crash after several years wouldn't even give them to computer techs to test for that reason.
Unless a hard drive crashes with just your OS and some programs in the first few days (and at that point you can return it to the retailer), you're really taking a chance returning a hard drive.
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I'm going to write this for what seems the 10,000th time in these forums! Unless you're some kid who backs up his greatest computer games, returning a hard drive after you've backed up important data, financial, business or personal files is foolish. You can't risk the chance that they're copied when the drive is restored or after being refurbished. Even encrypted files and some wiped drives can be restored.



There's no point in mentioning warranties for hard drives. Most experienced computer users who have hard drives with important information that crash after several years wouldn't even give them to computer techs to test for that reason.
Unless a hard drive crashes with just your OS and some programs in the first few days (and at that point you can return it to the retailer), you're really taking a chance returning a hard drive.
Yeah because we are going to need 4tb of data to backup the stuff you are talking about. Give me a break. You aren't going to need or use a 4tb drive for that. You can dedicate a smaller drive easily for that.

The ideal use of larger drives is for media. HD video, pictures, music, etc.
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Quote from hilaryshotlips View Post :
I'm going to write this for what seems the 10,000th time in these forums! Unless you're some kid who backs up his greatest computer games, returning a hard drive after you've backed up important data, financial, business or personal files is foolish. You can't risk the chance that they're copied when the drive is restored or after being refurbished. Even encrypted files and some wiped drives can be restored.



There's no point in mentioning warranties for hard drives. Most experienced computer users who have hard drives with important information that crash after several years wouldn't even give them to computer techs to test for that reason.
Unless a hard drive crashes with just your OS and some programs in the first few days (and at that point you can return it to the retailer), you're really taking a chance returning a hard drive.
ROFL. Are you saying there are people out there who just buy refurb drives for the task of trying to recover some persons data for identity theft or to steal data?
I wonder what the ratio is to money spent on buying refurb drives to getting good, useable information to make money from.
PLease don't type this up for the 10,001 time. I doubt it's helping anything.
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Yeah because we are going to need 4tb of data to backup the stuff you are talking about. Give me a break. You aren't going to need or use a 4tb drive for that. You can dedicate a smaller drive easily for that.
The ideal use of larger drives is for media. HD video, pictures, music, etc.
Even if you create a tiny 1 gig partition to hold data files. or just a few folders that contain 50 mb, that's too much information to return a drive. Sooner or later, a user is going to backup a password data file, some important MS Office/Libre Office/Open Office documents, or their USB thumb drives.

In your example above, you mention pictures and videos. Would you really want some stranger who refurbishes your drive viewing what could be thousands of family photos and videos?
It's only my opinion, but I would sooner just destroy a drive and eat the money rather than return it.
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Even if you create a tiny 1 gig partition to hold data files. or just a few folders that contain 50 mb, that's too much information to return a drive. Sooner or later, a user is going to backup a password data file, some important MS Office/Libre Office/Open Office documents, or their USB thumb drives.

In your example above, you mention pictures and videos. Would you really want some stranger who refurbishes your drive viewing what could be thousands of family photos and videos?
It's only my opinion, but I would sooner just destroy a drive and eat the money rather than return it.
I honestly wouldn't really care if someone had family pictures. I don't know why they would want them but I wouldn't care if they had them either.

In today's world it is a much smarter idea to have important documents and other stuff on a SSD in the first place so you don't have to worry about losing them. I would not have them on a huge storage drive that I am probably using for entertainment purposes.
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My costco has one for Windows 8 and it's only $10 off.
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I'm going to write this for what seems the 10,000th time in these forums!

You wasted your life...
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