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3TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive EXPIRED

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Promoted 07-17-2013 by yuugotserved at 07:59 AM View Original Post
Costco has 3TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (STCA3000101) for $100. Shipping is free. Thanks crspyjohn

Note, non-members are subject to a 5% surcharge, making it $106

Price Research: Our research indicates that 3TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (STCA3000101) is $14 lower (12% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $120 to $150. - yuugotserved
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Edited July 17, 2013 at 01:35 AM by widgit
Costco has the Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive for $99.99 + Tax (if applicable).

http://www.costco.com/Seagate-Bac...07783.html

You can order online or go instore and buy it. Valid until 8/4/13.

Pretty good deal considering USB 3.0 enclosures are spendy.
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Last Edited by drama1111 July 17, 2013 at 06:08 PM
Poor reviews on Costco's site but better (4.0/5) reviews on Amazon [amazon.com], which is selling it for $120.

124 Negatives on Amazon, read them first, as always!

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Quote from teamgreen02 View Post :
Just picked up the same model from Amazon. $99.99, free shipping, no tax. I'm a Costco member also, but not worth the gas and time to go there, plus pay the tax.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...&psc=1

http://urlhasbeenblocked/Seagate-...B00829THQE
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!
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Quote from crspyjohn View Post :
Plenty, hard drives have a finite life span. I would say you have to replace a hard drive after 5-8 years on average.
Hey, where did you learn that? Don't know, don't talk man.bounce
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Hey, where did you learn that? Don't know, don't talk man.bounce
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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.

Mine is due to show up on Monday :-)
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Quote from tryceo View Post :
I would recommend anyone who buys these drives from Costo to do aHDtune [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.

Here are my results with a 7200rpm drive inside:
http://i.imgur.com/h9QydF0.png
http://i.imgur.com/N25IzKB.png


If your results are about 20% or more slower than mine, than you've probably received the slow drive.

Wy just take it apart and you can figure it out.
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How does this external drive power down? Is there an on/off switch and a built-in fan? If not, maybe that's the reason why these drives sometimes fail after a short period as they can overheat.

I bought a WD (or Seagate - have to check) internal drive about 10 years ago and installed it into a Plumaxx enclosure which had a fan and power switch. It's still working today.

Someone on another thread say they use a USB power hub to turn off their external drives.
Is that only for external drives that are powered via USB?
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Quote from hilaryshotlips View Post :
How does this external drive power down? Is there an on/off switch and a built-in fan? If not, maybe that's the reason why these drives sometimes fail after a short period as they can overheat.

I bought a WD (or Seagate - have to check) internal drive about 10 years ago and installed it into a Plumaxx enclosure which had a fan and power switch. It's still working today.

Someone on another thread say they use a USB power hub to turn off their external drives.
Is that only for external drives that are powered via USB?
If you install the seagate dashboard, it will have an option to power down the drive after a certain amount of time. I set mine to 5 minutes.
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If you install the seagate dashboard, it will have an option to power down the drive after a certain amount of time. I set mine to 5 minutes.
Ironically, that is the main reason why drives fail -- spinning up and down is more wear than just running 24/7, especially with the poor "power-saving" implementation by these drive manufacturers.
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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.
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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.
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No need to tear it down to find the drive model. Lots of free apps can simply find it.....

Just a *couple* of examples:

PC Wizard [cpuid.com] and Belarc [belarc.com].

Great way to *void* your warranty.
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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How did you do that? Would be great if you could point me the right direction.
you have to have USB port on your router. then you can connect the seagate drive to this port.
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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.
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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.

What is the general opinion here of this drive?
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