I want to buy some and open them up... I've seen cheaper 3TB drives bare but they are usually Seagate which is on my BANNED list. So $100 for a 3TB WD Green drive isn't so bad. Tax + shipping sucks for me though.
Edit - oh hey, if you want USB 3 Amazon has it for $15 more, but free shipping and no tax for some... Tiger is tax+shipping so kind of works out the same.
Let's see... If I was using it externally, I would opt for the MyBook on Amazon for it being USB 3.0. As I'm probably going to gut the enclosure and use the drive internally anyway.. With the price on TD being $95.85 total vs. $114.98 on Amazon, I'll probably go with the first option.
Or.. I could wait until another internal 3TB SATAIII drive with more cache drops back to ~$90, like the deal I missed out on the other day. Decisions, decisions..
Last edited by quantumcipher; 09-18-2013 at 05:29 PM..
$109 is nice for USB 3 but I am totally paying another $5 to get Western Dig. I have RMA'd 4 Seagate drives in 2 years, I am done with them for a while. Who knows maybe they have corrected the defective problems by now. But when you get to strike 4, you have to know when to say when...
So I had it in my cart, was ready to check out.. decided to give it further consideration, looked up the specs of the drive in side.. After some further consideration, decided to pull the trigger & it is now OOS.
Lol. Suppose I'll have to look out for a better deal now, regardless.
I hear Tigerdirect rebates suck. Anyone had isses with their rebates?
have done HUNDREDS in the last few months alone and not a single one was denied or didnt show up... the last batch I sent in came back to me in less than 2 weeks... talk about lightning fast turnaround... so dont hesitate to get in on a tigerdirect rebate if you see one... now total defense rebates through tigerdirect are a little tricker bc they have to wait for total defense to tell them you did everything and then they send it out...but even with those as long as you follow the instructions and so on exactly as you are supposed to do..its 100% success rate... ive done 2 of those so far...
I honestly don't understand how people have these constant HD failures of any brand's drive.
I've had only 1 drive ever quit on me. And that's in almost 30 years of owning pc's. I still have some 20mb and 40mb drives from the late 80's (that btw cost more back then than you would pay for a complete computer these days) that still spin up and run. And I have stacks of other drives ranging from 120GB to 500GB I pulled after upgrading to newer computers that ALL still function (many I have converted to external USB enclosures).
And I've got quite a few Seagates of more recent vintage (1-3TB) that run constantly in my current hardware without ever having displayed any signs of data corruption or hardware issues.
Maybe some of y'all need to spend a few more $$$ on cooling those drives, better power supplies, etc as I suspect that is why most of you see issues.
Last edited by rbcrewser; 09-19-2013 at 05:52 AM..
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