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|03-11-2013 12:22 PM|
|ehbmw||yeah i want to know that answer too.|
|03-05-2013 12:51 AM|
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
|02-28-2013 08:57 AM|
They had it up until yesterday for 64.95 on adorama. I picked one up but they're back up to 70
|02-28-2013 08:41 AM|
In for one, thanks OP! Also, big thanks to everyone for chiming in on the quality of this product and the relative value of the deal. I've been dragging my feet on getting an portable drive to back-up my PC (I do due diligence consulting on the side and have recklessly not backed any reports/accounting info for over two years now), and this was enough to finally end my procrastinating. Rep coming to all helpful posts shortly!
Edit: Just found out that SD has limits on how much Rep you can give in a 24hr period (only got to page 5 before they stopped me). Thanks again everyone I missed!
|02-27-2013 03:28 PM|
|02-27-2013 03:19 PM|
I bought one of these back during the December $60 Newegg sale. I have been using it extensively to backup my 3 PCs, archive all my downloaded software, install programs, etc. It is a pretty snappy drive when hooked by USB3.0. I measured sustained read times around 90MB/s. I can't remember the write speeds, but they were good too. We aren't talking WD Black speeds, but pretty good considering its a 5400RPM 2.5" drive in there.
I find this drive is really good for doing system backups. Remember that there is a free WD version of Acronis True Image. With this drive, you can use that Acronis software on every one of your machines. I've used it to backup, restore, and clone several of my SSD and it has worked perfect every time.
I mostly use the bootable media version to make backups and restore because the installed software has caused me problems in the past (especially related to sleep mode). Unfortunately, you have to install the software to create the bootable media. However, you can remove the software after you have created your boot CD and/or USB thumb drive.
Regarding the internal drive on this, its not just a soldered on USB connection. There are no SATA connections whatsoever.
Remember that SATA is just the interface, not the drive technology. A drive is only SATA or PATA based on the interface. What we have here is true native USB3.0 drive which I think is ideal for the purpose.
|02-27-2013 02:46 PM|
How does this one compare to WD? similar build?
toshiba has 3yr limited warranty
|02-27-2013 01:47 PM|
No coupons or rebates needed.
|02-27-2013 10:03 AM|
I do not see the $5 promo. I get $29.99 at check out.
|02-27-2013 09:43 AM|
At Walmart - B&M, I've noticed that their pocket drives/portable drives, prices have dropped drastically these past few months. $50 something for a 500gb and $70 for a 1TB drive is very common.
But - one has to remember that to gain the advantage of the speed USB 3.0 provides, you must have a USB 3.0 board with inputs in/on your computer - and you must have a USB 3.0 Cable to link the two together.
I don't know if these portable drives come with a USB 3.0 Cable - do they? I know that early last year when I purchased a USB 2.0/3.0 Desktop Drive, it did not come with a USB 3.0 Cable - I had to go out and purchase one myself.
Anyway, for those without USB 3.0 on their current Computers, you can easily install a PCI express Card that will give you two USB 3.0 ports for a small amount of money. In fact Newegg has one this week for only $9.99 after rebate ($15.00) and $5.00 off promo - (it's normally $29.99) - it's a
HighPoint RocketU 1022A PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Low Profile USB 3.0 Controller Card
Here's the link for those interested:
That's a great deal too!
|02-27-2013 08:13 AM|
|02-27-2013 01:00 AM|
BTW, that's how rebates typically work. Not so complicated IMO.
|02-27-2013 12:49 AM|
twas worth it.true SDler right here
|02-27-2013 12:45 AM|
There were other recent deals with valid rebates for $60 AR, and one for $55 AR. But I don't believe we've actually had a valid deal at $50 AR since around Black Friday.
EDIT: Never mind. Just saw you said Seagate. My response above was for the same drive in the OP.
|02-27-2013 12:38 AM|
|Sonysonix||Wasnt there a 1TB 3.0 Seagate posted for 80 with 30 rebate recently? I bought one but cant remmeber|
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