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Promoted 08-08-2016 by Discombobulated at 02:34 AM View Original Post
Newegg via eBay.com has 8TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive (STEB8000100) on Sale for $189.99. Shipping is free. Thanks DJ3xclusive

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Our research indicates that the 8TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive (STEB8000100) is $30 lower (13.5% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $220. -Corwin

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Last Edited by thestreetlight August 15, 2016 at 09:30 PM
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Both the 5 TB and 8 TB models have 3.5" 5900 RPM SATA III HDDs with 128 MB Caches inside. They also both use SMR technology, etc.

As for the warranty on Externals:
Expansion Series = 1 Year
Backup Plus Series = 2 Years
D3 Station (either Samsung or Maxtor variants) = 3 Years

They basically have the same HDDs inside though... with slightly different enclosures.

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If I had not just picked up one of these for $195 @ jet, I would be tempted to get this.
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in before the inevitable moronic comments like
"Gee, 8TB, that's a lot of data to lose" or
"Seagate? They have a 100% failure rate"

I am sure there will be others too...

Great drive, been using 5 of them for over a year now for my movie collection..
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so close to the 180 price point from black Friday
must resist!
thanks for the post the!
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Are these the archive (SMR) drives inside?
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Bought the 5TB ones a few weeks back. Cracking the cases open was pretty easy, just pry with a slender tool at the USB plug to pop the first few clips and work your way around. There are a few youtubes showing how. Inside found a ST5000DM000.
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Quote from jeneaston View Post :
Bought the 5TB ones a few weeks back. Cracking the cases open was pretty easy, just pry with a slender tool at the USB plug to pop the first few clips and work your way around. There are a few youtubes showing how. Inside found a ST5000DM000.
so it's 5 TB instead of 8 TB? how does that work?

edit: oh nvm, just saw that you bought the 5 TB version.
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Is this one drive internally or two?
May be tempted to get this if it is one sata had that I can put in my NAS.
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Have the 5tb version bought for $140ish, but can still return. how does the internal drive in this 8tb compare?
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I read the warranty was shorter on this than the "backup" model and other brands. True? I need more than 1 year!
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Quote from JimBanville View Post :
I read the warranty was shorter on this than the "backup" model and other brands. True? I need more than 1 year!
Quote from cmorris1441 View Post :
Have the 5tb version bought for $140ish, but can still return. how does the internal drive in this 8tb compare?
Both the 5 TB and 8 TB models have 3.5" 5900 RPM SATA III HDDs with 128 MB Caches inside. They also both use SMR technology, etc.

As for the warranty on Externals:
Expansion Series = 1 Year
Backup Plus Series = 2 Years
D3 Station (either Samsung or Maxtor variants) = 3 Years

They basically have the same HDDs inside though... with slightly different enclosures.
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Quote from wizardknight View Post :
If I had not just picked up one of these for $195 @ jet, I would be tempted to get this.
like a AD,lol..
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Quote from coolVariable View Post :
Is this one drive internally or two?
May be tempted to get this if it is one sata had that I can put in my NAS.
CAUTION -- this is one SMR drive (thanks TDMVP73) and NOT suited for a NAS. It will likely fail soon if used for such a purpose. Here's a video demonstrating such consequences with a Drobo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR_bfbOTY1o but it's applicable to other NAS devices.

I've personally had problems after using HDDs extracted from 8TB Seagate shells, like this.

Get the Seagate 7200 RPM drive instead, their NAS-designated one, or even their new IronWolf one. It's more expensive but suitable for your intended purpose.
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