How did you get it for 99 from amazon? Was it on deal for a little bit ? I see 119 now. Would be awesome to get it for 99!
It was $99.99 for about 24 hours. It looks like Amazon ran out of stock as the 3 TB model is being sold by a third party. I checked yesterday and it was a couple days delay on shipping from Amazon and now it is out of stock.
I would recommend anyone who buys these drives from Costo to do a HDtune[hdtune.com] or CrystalDiskMark[crystaldew.info] test. If you are connecting through USB 3.0, the results shouldn't be any different than using a SATA 3 connector.
I bought the same drive last year from amazon for the same price. I used it as network storage attached to router. Very reliable and fast although I'm only use it at usb 2.0 speed. 3TB plenty enough for me.
How did you do that? Would be great if you could point me the right direction.
I bought one a year ago, so far I've returned it and swapped it out with a new one every 3 months due to the accumulation of bad sectors. The problem seems to be that they run at around 60c idle, heat kills. Costco has never had a problem, I just copy everything to my 4TB then wipe the drive and swap it then recopy data. These drives are trash in the case, if you remove it and use it in the pc they are great... the case is poorly ventilated, very poorly. I have two 250gb WD drives I still use, ten years old with 6.5 years of power on use never one error... these newer drives are just made like crap.
Neither of those utilities will tell what type of hard drive it is. It will only report back the serial number. I just tried both of them. Can you tell me how you did it? If not, can you recommend any other utilities to find out what type of drive it is? Thanks!
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you have to have USB port on your router. then you can connect the seagate drive to this port.
Figured it out Thanks for your help though! BTW, I figured out how to format this sucker as GPT. I'm running an asus p5q pro motherboard, FYI. First thing is that I could not get this drive out of the enclosure I watched a youtube video on it and no luck. So I found a sata cable and filed the edges down so it would be thin enough to stick in the hole for the enclosure.
Now, I got seagate disk wizard and was able to partition it in one 2.7 TB chunk as GPT. Then I went into windows 7 64 bit disk management and formatted the partition as NTFS. So far it's up and running.
Also, the drive I got was a DM001 model and not the 7200 baracuda. But still the benchmarks on this thing are faster some of my older 7200 rpm drives.
I picked up the STCA3000101 (made and assembled in China) last week @ Costco and I haven't opened the package yet. I've read a bunch of reviews on Amazon and other places about the drives made in China as opposed to Thailand, and problems with crashing and not working with Windows 7, and I'm wondering if I should return it for a refund without opening it or exchanging it.Others also say it runs hot which is why I like to purchase internal drives and separate enclosures with fans and power switches.
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