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

Captainpsp 341 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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Quote from m6284505 View Post :
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?
What I'm saying is that once your drive is returned, you have no idea who's refurbishing it. It could be a 3rd party that's sub-contracted, a temp worker, or they could be donated to tech schools for repair projects. The first inclination would probably be to see if there's anything recoverable on the drive.


Quote from edplayer View Post :
You wasted your life...

I suggest you both read this column. It was written 5 years ago and still holds true.


http://brainstormsandraves.com/ar...arddrives/


There's some very good examples regarding the return of defective computers. One part of the article concerns defective drives:


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The hard drive manufacturer or the store from where you purchased the drive must absolutely ensure your data’s safety and security. The stories I’ve read in my research show that this doesn’t always happen, though, unbeknownst to us consumers.
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If you're going to return it can't you just write the whole thing with zeroes? Do it twice if you're paranoid, there's no way anyone is recovering anything significant after that.
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If you're going to return it can't you just write the whole thing with zeroes? Do it twice if you're paranoid, there's no way anyone is recovering anything significant after that.

Yes, there is.
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DBAN. This thread is ridiculous.
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Quote from jordankw View Post :
If you're going to return it can't you just write the whole thing with zeroes? Do it twice if you're paranoid, there's no way anyone is recovering anything significant after that.
Quote from tixetsal View Post :
DBAN. This thread is ridiculous.
How are you going to overwrite a drive with DBAN or anything else if the drive has crashed and can't be detected by an OS?

Your comment that this thread is ridiculous is absurd. What I think is ridiculous is how people constantly compare warranties on hard drives in any thread. Read the article linked in my last comment. My feeling is that the same goes for Iphones, Androids, netbooks and tablets.. If these things crash, you have to think long and hard about returning them if you know you have personal information on them.

This article explains why DBAN may not be sufficient and recommends other free alternatives:

http://techlogon.com/2012/07/07/s...ufficient/
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#21
Degauss. This thread is still ridiculous.
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Nevermind.
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#23
I would hope a stranger that acquires family photos of mine from a returned hard drive uses the material to diddle themselves in the dark while listening to the bruce willis album.
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#24
centrifuge the hdd in a bucket full of bucky balls, flip it over, repeat process. tada!
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centrifuge the hdd in a bucket full of bucky balls, flip it over, repeat process. tada!
lol with all the buckyballs from the previous slickdeal.. im inclined to do this.. i wish i had a bad drive..
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