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Discombobulated 11-13-2012 12:26 AM

1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM SATA 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (ST31000524AS) $50 + Free Shipping
 
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brisar 11-13-2012 12:26 AM

1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM SATA 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (ST31000524AS) $50 + Free Shipping
 
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Newegg.com has 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM SATA 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (ST31000524AS) for $49.99 with free shipping. Thanks Discombobulated

Price Research: Our research indicates that this 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM SATA 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (ST31000524AS) is $13 lower (21% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting at $63 - brisar

wikipost 11-13-2012 12:26 AM

This post can and should be edited by users like you :)
 
Definitive 2TB HD Roundup: WD, Seagate, Samsung [hothardware.com]

x2ruff4u 11-13-2012 12:59 AM

Alot of bad reviews and I owned this before.so I can see why. I bought the HD from best buy before i found this forum... Died 2 months later on me :( I think it's best for storage and not used for Windows at all!!

roller9 11-13-2012 12:59 AM

nice....been running 4 of these as OS drives forever, never a problem

Deals4Lyfe 11-13-2012 01:01 AM

Hey! we're finally coming back to pre-flood pricing... well, not just yet, seagate is just not my cup of tea... although is there any hope this is just a rebranded Samsung F3?... If so, then we are back to pre-flood pricing

WinkyMcGee 11-13-2012 01:28 AM

I'm in need of a drive right now so I'm in on this deal. Seagate has served me well in the past. Looks like this model has been as low as $47 before, but that was June 2011 (pre-flood era). Nice find!

Yankee495 11-13-2012 01:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by roller9 (Post 54729546)
nice....been running 4 of these as OS drives forever, never a problem

I've got one that has been running since Jan 2011. Have a 750GB version as well, but it is external and gets to rest.

I think mine may be right before they started producing scrap metal.

Dbunk 11-13-2012 02:30 AM

Looking for a cheap /reliable HDD to pair w/SSD--- any suggestions?

Let me rephrase--- Is this drive really that unreliable?

taydee 11-13-2012 02:44 AM

Wow, finally HDDs might be reasonably priced again. Not a great drive, but I kind regret buying a caviar black for $80 a couple days ago. Not sure it was worth the $30 extra.

elnino2783 11-13-2012 03:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taydee (Post 54730640)
Wow, finally HDDs might be reasonably priced again. Not a great drive, but I kind regret buying a caviar black for $80 a couple days ago. Not sure it was worth the $30 extra.

known data reliability is a good thing and worth it

taydee 11-13-2012 03:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elnino2783 (Post 54730898)
known data reliability is a good thing and worth it

True enough. Still, $50 for 1tb is great if you just need something to throw non-vital data like music or movies on.

Edit: Just noticed it has a 2 year warranty which is nice, since most Seagates have 1 year these days.

Birdsht 11-13-2012 03:44 AM

I put one in my HD Tivo and its gets the p*ss beat out of it 24 hours a day going on 2 years not even a hiccup

tonyftw 11-13-2012 04:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by savrnot (Post 54730590)
Looking for a cheap /reliable HDD to pair w/SSD--- any suggestions?

Let me rephrase--- Is this drive really that unreliable?

Its worked fine for me, but to be honest, hdd reliability has been hit or miss for a while.
Samsung's 830/840/840 pro or any of intel's ssd's, are quite reliable.

sheik124 11-13-2012 04:23 AM

Finally, the flood gouging is over. Good thing I still have three $60 F3s

occn 11-13-2012 05:12 AM

can I ask ncix to pm this one?

beefcake78 11-13-2012 05:28 AM

I like this deal. Now for a 2TB <70 and a 3TB for a hundo. COME ON BF / CM HDD PRICES!!! Daddy needs a new RAID ARRAY

NonFatMilk 11-13-2012 05:30 AM

Picked one up, heres hoping for no DOA.

mattspalace 11-13-2012 05:58 AM

Nice price, but I'm just way too leary when it comes to Seagate HD reliability.

randalotto 11-13-2012 06:10 AM

Tigerdirect currently has a 2TB drive for $75 (after a rebate and a coupon). That's $.0375 per gigabyte.

Why is everyone jumping all over this at a higher price per gigabyte ($.05)?

fatbb 11-13-2012 06:25 AM

best prices i've seen since the THAILAND FLOODS.

my11643 11-13-2012 06:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by randalotto (Post 54733426)
Tigerdirect currently has a 2TB drive for $75 (after a rebate and a coupon). That's $.0375 per gigabyte.

Why is everyone jumping all over this at a higher price per gigabyte ($.05)?

Is the 2TB $75 drive you're talking about the 5900 green drive? If so, it's kinda obvious why people would prefer this 7200 drive.

provis83 11-13-2012 06:31 AM

Nice! Bought this to go with my Amd bundle from tiger direct yesterday.

cm0011 11-13-2012 06:34 AM

this is a good deal, considering that you should not put important data on it, i.e. pictures, family videos, etc. I got 6 of these right before the price skyrocketed and doing 3 raid1 for data storage for over a year now and has not given me any problems at all. like some people said, it is either a hit or miss, and sometimes depends on how you use/configure the drive.

in 4 2. thanks op.

poppyfire 11-13-2012 06:57 AM

I have this drive. It gets daily use on a media pc and have been running like a champ for over a year. No bad sectors- only thing is it takes a moment to spin up and it's noticeable, but that only happens once, when I wake the PC.

spydersdeals69 11-13-2012 06:58 AM

$50 for Seagate CoD trash? No thanks. If anyone wants the same thing, I put out my garbage bins yesterday.

coven 11-13-2012 07:04 AM

which one is faster? There are many USB 3.0 external drive deals recently.
I am not sure if this SATA II drive will be faster than drives in those usb 3.0 enclosure?

JimboLodisC 11-13-2012 07:04 AM

In my experience, people have horrible/great experiences with EVERY brand of drive. Needless to say, I'm still entertained by these "OMG EFF THIS DRIVE I HAD ONE ONCE AND IT DIED WHEN I PUT IN MY CREDIT CARD INFO". Between my house and my parents' house there are about nine hard drives in various computers (HP, Dell, custom build, and even a Packard Bell), and only one drive has ever died since we bought our first computer 15 years ago.

dealfinder48 11-13-2012 07:07 AM

Can anyone tell me why I've specified "email-instantly" on all my alerts but this alert wasn't sent to me until just now?
Thanks,
Al

bettylo8 11-13-2012 07:08 AM

I just had my 650 Seagate HD crash on me yesterday (the dreaded click - it is in the freezer right now - haha) and then I buy this today to replace it. Seems like they have a real incentive to put crap out there for people like me !!!

SolidXnake 11-13-2012 07:16 AM

Waiting on 2TB around $60 - in 4 6 .

ShenFlare 11-13-2012 07:21 AM

got 1! Thanks!

big mike 11-13-2012 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dealfinder48 (Post 54734878)
Can anyone tell me why I've specified "email-instantly" on all my alerts but this alert wasn't sent to me until just now?
Thanks,
Al


Give it a second! It has to go to space! Also what deal alert did it set off, frontpage obviously doesn't happen until it goes front page, if you had one for this specific item, chalk it up to transit time across the interwebs, there may be a delay too to make sure threads are legit before it spams out the deal alert.

Also, I've owned plenty of Seagates with 0 failures. Actually the only drive I've ever had fail was an old IBM DeathStar.

homersapien 11-13-2012 07:22 AM

One of the most unreliable drives ever? $50? I'll pass.

Don't say you weren't warned: these drives WILL eat your data. The die randomly and often (click of death). And no, putting it in the freezer isn't going to magically bring it back to life.

coven 11-13-2012 07:26 AM

Can someone help me on this question? Thanks a lot

Quote:

Originally Posted by coven (Post 54734804)
which one is faster? There are many USB 3.0 external drive deals recently.
I am not sure if this SATA II drive will be faster than drives in those usb 3.0 enclosure?


roller9 11-13-2012 07:26 AM

People still rely on 1 drive to secure data??????????? I thought everyone cloned all their drives no matter what the brand.

calisurfboy 11-13-2012 07:31 AM

I purchased these drives along with Hitachi & WD at the same time. So far the Hitachi and WD have stood up while the Seagate drives have died several times. No hard drive is reliable but the RMA process is very simple and streamlined with WD as well as the fact they tend to come with a longer warranty. Cheap, yes, but a pain because of the continuous failures.

MarkB03 11-13-2012 07:39 AM

Had to score 1 for my nephews PC.
Good price, long time customer of Newegg.
Thanks OP!

quaninter 11-13-2012 07:43 AM

"Now delivering predicted failure rates of 0.34%, the Barracuda 7200.12 hard drive continues to provide industry-leading reliability."!!

Cipher80 11-13-2012 07:44 AM

I wouldn't touch Seagate with a 10 foot trout. It all went down hill when Seagate merged with Maxtor.

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Bar...ewpoints=0

MrCamil 11-13-2012 07:44 AM

Have one of these in my HTPC. Never had any problems runs great!

Nightwatch 11-13-2012 07:57 AM

I been running about 20 of these Seagates for over 2 years now and only had 3 that needed to be replaced on warranty. I still have another year on warranty on most of them.

I only buy 2TBs and above now but it I was looking for a decent 1TB drive, I'd jump all over this.

avocado 11-13-2012 08:06 AM

Not quiet yet, but we are seeing the twilight. Hi!!!!
Quote:

Originally Posted by Deals4Lyfe (Post 54729670)
Hey! we're finally coming back to pre-flood pricing... well, not just yet, seagate is just not my cup of tea... although is there any hope this is just a rebranded Samsung F3?... If so, then we are back to pre-flood pricing


dealstack 11-13-2012 08:22 AM

don't forget to look at warranty time as well as price. both factors are important in post thailand flood HDD market. Most HDD drives from major brands (WD, seagate, Samsung..) used to be 3-5 years and now its 1-2 ...

prinzechung 11-13-2012 08:59 AM

been running two of these in my server for about 4 years, no issues so far 'knock on wood'. In for two. thanks.

xcopy 11-13-2012 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimboLodisC (Post 54734826)
In my experience, people have horrible/great experiences with EVERY brand of drive. Needless to say, I'm still entertained by these "OMG EFF THIS DRIVE I HAD ONE ONCE AND IT DIED WHEN I PUT IN MY CREDIT CARD INFO". Between my house and my parents' house there are about nine hard drives in various computers (HP, Dell, custom build, and even a Packard Bell), and only one drive has ever died since we bought our first computer 15 years ago.

Uhh, that's not relevant actually...

From 15 years ago, and especially in the last 5'ish years, the tech has changed significantly.

HD's are NOT as reliable today. Increased density drives (perpendicular recording) has allowed us to fit more data on a platter, and simultaneously given us the joy of increased failures and data loss.

If you haven't had a drive go bad, you either don't use many drives or they're not modern drives. I've lost at least 8 drives in the last few years, and I'm thankful every day they continue to spin...

Multiple backups are mandatory.

itsme13 11-13-2012 09:17 AM

found it, do you know what the coupon code is?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applic...1&csid=_61

Quote:

Originally Posted by randalotto (Post 54733426)
Tigerdirect currently has a 2TB drive for $75 (after a rebate and a coupon). That's $.0375 per gigabyte.

Why is everyone jumping all over this at a higher price per gigabyte ($.05)?


randalotto 11-13-2012 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by itsme13 (Post 54739566)
found it, do you know what the coupon code is?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applic...1&csid=_61


Deal was posted here: http://slickdeals.net/f/5460448-Seagate-ST2000DL003-Barracuda-Green-2TB-Hard-Drive-5900-RPM-64MB-SATA-6Gb-s-74-AC

Code is "SBN76618"

Not sure if it still works; I actually bought mine about 3 minutes before someone posted the code, for $79 AR

JPR 11-13-2012 09:36 AM

Buy two and use them as a 1TB RAID 1. If one dies, you don't lose any data. Just claim warranty on it and hope the remaining one doesn't die before the replacement arrives and do backups in the meanwhile.
Use an SSD as primary for OS, programs, and quick storage, and the RAID for long term storage. You'll have the best of both worlds, fast data and redundant storage. Installing Windows 8 on an SSD is a breeze. Took about 5 minutes from a USB. Now Windows boots in about 5 seconds.

AcidBath 11-13-2012 09:43 AM

Shows $84.99 for me. Dead?

jtlreject 11-13-2012 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AcidBath (Post 54740702)
Shows $84.99 for me. Dead?

The deal is not dead, I just bought one myself a few minutes ago. In need for some extra space.
Thanks OP

AcidBath 11-13-2012 09:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtlreject (Post 54740796)
The deal is not dead, I just bought one myself a few minutes ago. In need for some extra space.
Thanks OP

Yeah, weird. Went back to the page and reloaded and it showed up at $49.99, cool.
Thanks OP.

NevesNET 11-13-2012 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elnino2783 (Post 54730898)
known data reliability is a good thing and worth it

I have had all makes fail on me, it's pretty much luck of the draw...

Some recent examples:
Have 2*320GB SATA II seagate on my little home server 2003 system in raid1 for ~7 years, 0 problems and the machine is on 365/24/7. Had a brand new WD raptor 500GB poop out on me in less than 3 months on my HTPC. Have old SCSI 10k 70GB seagates still going strong in some client servers after 10+ years, have recently lost 2*300GB 10k SAS seagates on brand new servers within 6 months of deployment. Have lost 2 1TB WD Black on my home storage machine's share drive hardware RAID5 in under 2 years... etc, etc... pure luck when you get a long lasting one. ;)

That being said, this shows as $85 in my cart, I must be doing something wrong.

SDRockz 11-13-2012 09:54 AM

Unreliable and cheap, great for the in-laws who expect free computer help!

cm0011 11-13-2012 09:54 AM

these kinds of drives are not meant for heavy continuous usage. it is better for storage. i personally do not like seagate or maxtor (i have had so many maxtor failed hdd in the past that includes memorable pictures/videos in my initial year of computer). however, for the cost, size, and 2-year warranty, it is a good deal compared to most of the other brands of similar spec out there. i guess sometimes it is all 'bout luck.

JPR 11-13-2012 09:56 AM

Just bought a pair. Lowest price ever. Check CamelEgg.

waveofdestiny 11-13-2012 09:59 AM

Showing up as $84.99 for me as well.

Dough Boy 11-13-2012 10:00 AM

showing 85 for me!!! :(

Nevermind, refreshed a couple of times then it brought the 50 bux back. Thanks!

cm0011 11-13-2012 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NevesNET (Post 54741090)
I have had all makes fail on me, it's pretty much luck of the draw...

Some recent examples:
Have 2*320GB SATA II seagate on my little home server 2003 system in raid1 for ~7 years, 0 problems and the machine is on 365/24/7. Had a brand new WD raptor 500GB poop out on me in less than 3 months on my HTPC. Have old SCSI 10k 70GB seagates still going strong in some client servers after 10+ years, have recently lost 2*300GB 10k SAS seagates on brand new servers within 6 months of deployment. Have lost 2 1TB WD Black on my home storage machine's share drive hardware RAID5 in under 2 years... etc, etc... pure luck when you get a long lasting one. ;)

That being said, this shows as $85 in my cart, I must be doing something wrong.


hmm...now that i visit the page again, it shows $84.99. I think newegg probably noticed that they made a price mistake and fixed it?

jimnguyen07 11-13-2012 10:00 AM

Right when I was checking out the priced changed to $84.99 =(

NORDO 11-13-2012 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taydee (Post 54730640)
Wow, finally HDDs might be reasonably priced again. Not a great drive, but I kind regret buying a caviar black for $80 a couple days ago. Not sure it was worth the $30 extra.

I'm in a similar boat. Jumped on the 1TB Hitachi 7K1000.C for $60 a couple days ago. Want 4x for a RAID 10 setup.

These would save me $40 but it also seems like those specific Hitachis are pretty reliable, especially in a RAID config. Plus they've got an extra year warranty.

hilaryshotlips 11-13-2012 10:02 AM

Any recommendations for USB enclosures with good chipsets, a power switch and a fan?
I may just remove an old drive from my old Plumax enclosure.

JimboLodisC 11-13-2012 10:04 AM

Well, we didn't buy eight computers 15 years ago, we bought a desktop one year, another desktop a few years later, another desktop a couple years later, a laptop a year after that... basically we have staggered our purchases (technology really does improve, you know) as to just buy something worthy at that time and then upgrade in the future

that said, the drive that failed was on a laptop purchased maybe 3-4 years ago, so it was indeed a more recent product... of course there's no other way for me to prove that any of the drives I've purchased in the past 5 years isn't going to die soon, but it probably accounts for 2 or 3 of the ones I use currently

I'll get back to you when they expire.

Quote:

Originally Posted by xcopy (Post 54738520)
Uhh, that's not relevant actually...

From 15 years ago, and especially in the last 5'ish years, the tech has changed significantly.

HD's are NOT as reliable today. Increased density drives (perpendicular recording) has allowed us to fit more data on a platter, and simultaneously given us the joy of increased failures and data loss.

If you haven't had a drive go bad, you either don't use many drives or they're not modern drives. I've lost at least 8 drives in the last few years, and I'm thankful every day they continue to spin...

Multiple backups are mandatory.


Mysticman 11-13-2012 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SolidXnake (Post 54735086)
Waiting on 2TB around $60 - in 4 6 .

Officemax black Friday sale HGST Touro Desk 2TB USB 3.0, 7200 rpm External Hard Drive for $64.99 and if U have some OM rewards to use like I do it's even sweeter.

http://slickdeals.net/f/5453618-OfficeMax-com-Black-Friday-2TB-Hitachi-HGST-Touro-Desk-USB-3-0-External-Hard-Drive-64-99

Ananke 11-13-2012 10:21 AM

I am not buying HDDs from Newegg. I have no idea what they are doing, but 8 of 9 drives from Newegg failed. The same models purchased from elsewhere last forever...Exception is Amazon - they ship well.

uberw00tness 11-13-2012 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ananke (Post 54742484)
I am not buying HDDs from Newegg. I have no idea what they are doing, but 8 of 9 drives from Newegg failed. The same models purchased from elsewhere last forever...Exception is Amazon - they ship well.

I agree. Well in my super small sample size, 2/2 drives were DOA. 6/6 drives I've bought from B&M stores were always fine. I think whoever delivers to me does this: http://i.imgur.com/PGmmJ.gif

ViciousTide 11-13-2012 11:07 AM

I will be waiting till it's pre-flood prices at $30/TB.

Till then i will just erase any un-needed files or burn info to DVDs.

inherendo 11-13-2012 12:03 PM

I don't remember seeing 30/tb. I think I bought a 1TB one for 50 on black friday preflood from bestbuy. It was a wd black, so I guess there was a premium at the time for the brand.

LaymonsWay 11-13-2012 01:22 PM

In 4 1, nice for backups. Thanks.

ryk1998 11-13-2012 01:50 PM

black is good
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by taydee (Post 54730640)
Wow, finally HDDs might be reasonably priced again. Not a great drive, but I kind regret buying a caviar black for $80 a couple days ago. Not sure it was worth the $30 extra.


dont feel badly...good drive...reasonable warranty....reasonable premium to pay....perhaps bettter is the 2 tb which is not marginally more...but for os and limited storage 2 tb is overkill....but fast storage with rpm and cache...

snitzle_iii 11-13-2012 01:52 PM

still showing at 49.99

Subtotal $49.99
Tax $3.62
Newegg 3 Day $0.00
Order Total $53.61

saved 1.5% on cb

hithisishal 11-13-2012 02:16 PM

Think I'll do better on black friday?

snitzle_iii 11-13-2012 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hithisishal (Post 54750754)
Think I'll do better on black friday?

" Looks like this model has been as low as $47 before, but that was June 2011 (pre-flood era)"

prices have been higher than normal imo since the flood and have held. your choice to gamble. might do out better on black friday, but then again you got to shuffle through all the potential deals with limited amount of time.

11/13/2010 Western Digital WD Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 65

personal reason-
i need an upgrade and can let a family member use it as a pre-bought x-mas gift

sr71 11-13-2012 03:57 PM

IIRC, Tiger sold these last yr at this price post flood with a rebate/coupon have one still going strong,
But they do pack the drives better than NEgg.

MrSir 11-13-2012 05:17 PM

I have sold ~100 of these to customers and their fail rate isn't much worse than the Caviar Blacks. (Thought they typically have half the cache per GB.) I'd buy one myself. With any brand, there will be failures. I recommend a RAID 1 or using an online backup solution (like Carbonite).

APhamX 11-13-2012 07:30 PM

Got two of these and 2 sata cables all under 100 with 1.5 CB. Free two day shipping too. Needed some more space.

I'm planning on using these for raid 0 for my games/programs. Using a 128gb vertex 2 as a boot drive, using caviar black as a fraps drive, and using the samsung f3 and my external 2tb seagate as backup drives. Good idea? Or should I just raid 1 the two drives?

robwadeson 11-13-2012 07:41 PM

wow reading through these comments makes me feel super lucky that I never got a single DOA out of my 32 HDDs I bought in the last 5 years.

kharvel 11-13-2012 08:30 PM

Thanks OP. Bought 2 for my RAID 1 system.

scottysezbuyit 11-13-2012 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by inherendo (Post 54746504)
I don't remember seeing 30/tb. I think I bought a 1TB one for 50 on black friday preflood from bestbuy. It was a wd black, so I guess there was a premium at the time for the brand.

For about a month you could buy a 2tb drive for around 55-65 dollars. People like to forget that what they call "pre flood pricing" was a short lived time. I looked at my invoices, I bought several of the 2tb hdd for around 60 but also some a few months prior at around 80. These were also the "green" drives and sata 3.0.

We are seeing equivalent prices on better technology. When the folks who like to talk about how unreliable these hdd's have become, you have fan's of "it's the shipping" and fan's of "you should back up anyway" Then the pursuing arguement over the proper way and best way to do it. It comes up in every hard drive and blu-ray burner thread.

My point is you're right...the 1tb 7200 rpm drives were around 50 bucks...never 30.

Oh yeah, preflood hard drive arguments swirled around how *new 5400 rpm drives were faster than *old 7200 rpm drives...and how people couldn't WAIT to buy SSD's for $1.00 p/gb

internetnerd 11-14-2012 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottysezbuyit (Post 54763264)
My point is you're right...the 1tb 7200 rpm drives were around 50 bucks...never 30.

Oh yeah, preflood hard drive arguments swirled around how *new 5400 rpm drives were faster than *old 7200 rpm drives...and how people couldn't WAIT to buy SSD's for $1.00 p/gb

I applaud your bravery; requesting attacks from "your facts are wrong" Intarwebz experts that infest all widely used forums.

matthues 11-14-2012 12:23 PM

out of stock, $50 for a TB, not bad

poignant 11-14-2012 12:45 PM

I'll never buy Seagate drives again. I have two that were part of the SD15/SD1A firmware debacle. I just flashed one today in fact, and that drive is now intermittently failing out on me. The other, which had SD1A on it from the day I bought it, failed recently too.

Not with a 10' pole. If you buy any of these, get at least 2 and put them in a RAID-1 array and BACK IT UP REGULARLY.

sleepyrx 11-14-2012 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dealfinder48 (Post 54734878)
Can anyone tell me why I've specified "email-instantly" on all my alerts but this alert wasn't sent to me until just now?
Thanks,
Al

You seem frustrated in your post, so I'll see.what I can ramble about, which may resolve your issue, or at the very least I hope to calm your nerves.

Just speculation, but I'm not a fan of getting emails at 4:30am, since gmail alerts me on the phone (I tend to get useless emails at that time, and unsubscribe myskeywords thefollowing day, from anything arriving 2-8am, depending on my work schedule.

That being said, on to the troubleshooting:
Do you have it set to alert you to any HD thread rating, or possibly did you unknowingly click on 1/2 thumbs up or better? Check through all the trigger settings to make sure it's nonspecific as possible.
There may not have been the keywords linked on the thread at the time. Either OP added it, or another user may have. I know personally I post first so no one beats me to it, then I go back to fill in details, add more links, make a wiki, and then add from the endless list of keyword categories and subcategories. l never even added keywords the first few times as an OP, even when I learned about them, I had figured slickdeals was just that smart, and would add them automatically based on model numbers. Little did I know that my 75k viewers were the ones adding the keywords for me, and for the benefit of the people in need of any Panasonic flat screens or bundles at the crazy cheap employee pricing sale (many just resold them on Craigslist/ eBay) and how to sign up...which is all but nixed, but wow did I digress...)

Setup more alerts, such as HD, HDD, Hard drive, Seagate, Hitachi, barracuda, 7200rpm, 5200rpm, RPM 3.5", and so on.that way as people type more words in the mrssagr and title, it'll alert you.

And the list goes on. Next time maybe email slickdeals admins to ask them the technical reason, rather than asking the mailman why Walgreens doesn't have cigarettes on sale this week. And the end result, you get an extra long ramble from a random stranger, speculating what could have happened

pdp76 11-14-2012 04:28 PM

Uggg, so close, I keep telling myself I need to wait for a $40-$45 1TB drive. Am I just dreaming?

grumblegrumble 11-14-2012 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottysezbuyit (Post 54763264)

My point is you're right...the 1tb 7200 rpm drives were around 50 bucks...never 30.

I believe the post you referred to said "$30/TB" and there were some deals for 2TB drives for $60, albeit I agree that it wasn't "the going rate" for any real length of time. The other thing to note was that at the time you'd be hard pressed to find a 250GB drive for much cheaper than a 1TB. HDD's tend to hit a price bottom and don't drop much below it despite there being many larger drives going for the same price.

Back in stock as of this post

cirial 11-14-2012 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by pdp76 (Post 54791768)
Uggg, so close, I keep telling myself I need to wait for a $40-$45 1TB drive. Am I just dreaming?

I can't say I'd lose sleep over a $5 or $10 price difference

scottysezbuyit 11-14-2012 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by grumblegrumble (Post 54793442)
I believe the post you referred to said "$30/TB" and there were some deals for 2TB drives for $60, albeit I agree that it wasn't "the going rate" for any real length of time. The other thing to note was that at the time you'd be hard pressed to find a 250GB drive for much cheaper than a 1TB. HDD's tend to hit a price bottom and don't drop much below it despite there being many larger drives going for the same price.

Back in stock as of this post

i also mentioned the $60 2 tb drive in my post. I agree with with your comment re a price bottom, and I think we are there. It's going to cost a certain amount of money to produce a product, ship it, market it, replace failed units and keep a profit/loss that works. Eventually, as tech progresses, it will simply make sense not to make them...I know I am already replacing those drives as quickly as possible with larger drives because I can't keep building machines to house primary hard drives and then secondary and third hdd's. I am seriously questioning my commitment to the I love lucy show I backed up digitally, didn't watch on vhs, dvd or after I ripped it. Yet there it sits on my hdd at 54 gb. 300 gb of the simpsons, that I don't watch lol. 28 tb later...where does it stop

grumblegrumble 11-14-2012 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by scottysezbuyit (Post 54793920)
i also mentioned the $60 2 tb drive in my post. I agree with with your comment re a price bottom, and I think we are there. It's going to cost a certain amount of money to produce a product, ship it, market it, replace failed units and keep a profit/loss that works. Eventually, as tech progresses, it will simply make sense not to make them...I know I am already replacing those drives as quickly as possible with larger drives because I can't keep building machines to house primary hard drives and then secondary and third hdd's. I am seriously questioning my commitment to the I love lucy show I backed up digitally, didn't watch on vhs, dvd or after I ripped it. Yet there it sits on my hdd at 54 gb. 300 gb of the simpsons, that I don't watch lol. 28 tb later...where does it stop

I am soooo there also. I also have the dilemma of "How much time will it take me to identify the files I no longer need" vs. "How much will it cost me just to leave them and keep maintaining them as a whole"

Sometimes it's easy to pick out large collections of large files and say "Do I really need that?" and that can be tough enough to decide on but sometimes it's not so clear/easy. My music collection is a good example. To free up even 100GB (less than $5-6 worth of space or less depending) I'd have to pick through many many thousands and id 2000 or so for deletion. How long would that take? There's the trade off of having a more easily browsed collection, but it's a tough call, for me at least.

scottysezbuyit 11-14-2012 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by grumblegrumble (Post 54794292)
I am soooo there also. I also have the dilemma of "How much time will it take me to identify the files I no longer need" vs. "How much will it cost me just to leave them and keep maintaining them as a whole"

Sometimes it's easy to pick out large collections of large files and say "Do I really need that?" and that can be tough enough to decide on but sometimes it's not so clear/easy. My music collection is a good example. To free up even 100GB (less than $5-6 worth of space or less depending) I'd have to pick through many many thousands and id 2000 or so for deletion. How long would that take? There's the trade off of having a more easily browsed collection, but it's a tough call, for me at least.

Worse, is categorizing, labeling, putting them in databases to make it easy to access them. Delete them, and end up "redigitizing" them, but in a larger better quality...I have more blu ray .iso files than I'm willing to admit, then I see them on sale for $5 bucks and I think...I should just keep them on the shelf...then I try and organize and simplify my life...and get rid of them. I have 30 ps3 games and only play the call of duty franchise now...if it even gets turned on. I think they call these first world problems.

MehdiAnis 11-14-2012 09:03 PM

Ordered 2! Thanks OP. Just sold my 2 years old 2x Samsung 500GB on eby. Perfect timing!

SofaR 11-15-2012 01:53 AM

Eh I grabbed one. My current 250GB is running out of space so I'm in need of a new drive.

I figured there are more 5* ratings than 1* so I'll just give it a whirl. I wanted to wait until BF, but oh well. If there's a deal for a drive during BF that has better ratings than this I'll pick that up too and just eBay the Seagate :look:

xyyz 11-15-2012 02:05 AM

okay... someone has to ask, if someone hasn't already, but how are these for NASes? how well do they work for ZFS? are they 4k drives that advertise as 512k drives?

captxenon 11-15-2012 02:09 AM

Dell Inspiron 530
 
Will this drive work in a Dell Inspiring 530?.

cirial 11-15-2012 03:19 AM

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Originally Posted by captxenon (Post 54803964)
Will this drive work in a Dell Inspiring 530?.

If your Dell has SATA ports, then yes.

big mike 11-15-2012 04:34 AM

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Originally Posted by captxenon (Post 54803964)
Will this drive work in a Dell Inspiring 530?.

If you have a 530B or 530D you'll want to make sure it has an available SATA port (those models only have 2 ports, if the CD/DVD drive is not IDE they may be used up). Any other Inspiron 530 should have 4 SATA ports, as long as you haven't added a bunch of stuff at least one should be free. The user manual is here:
http://support.dell.com/support/e.../om_en.pdf

captxenon 11-15-2012 12:34 PM

Dell tech said yes. In 4 1,

jae70888 11-15-2012 12:51 PM

Wouldn't touch this. Be wary to all those that buy.. Seagate has had problems with their hard drives for the last few years. Make sure you have a back up important data.

Personmans 11-15-2012 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by jae18708 (Post 54820580)
Wouldn't touch this. Be wary to all those that buy.. Seagate has had problems with their hard drives for the last few years. Make sure you have a back up important data.


I have had more WD Black's fail than Seagates in the last 3 years. 2 Seagates and 4 WD blacks.

Just my own small sample size, but what I have found to be true is that no hard drive is reliable.

joako420 11-16-2012 01:37 AM

I just bought a 320gb Seagate from Newegg for the same price!

captxenon 11-16-2012 04:16 PM

I bought a Tandy 1000ex in the late 80's. I have built many others and bought many others. I have NEVER had a hard drive die. Use Spinrite to check all sectors from time to time.

ReverseHandedJO 11-16-2012 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by captxenon (Post 54862390)
I bought a Tandy 1000ex in the late 80's. I have built many others and bought many others. I have NEVER had a hard drive die. Use Spinrite to check all sectors from time to time.

although rare unless abused, sooner or later it will happen.

this is why you keep your data separate from the OS partition and have backup(s).

benheezy 11-17-2012 08:43 PM

i just bought this. i've never had problems with seagates or western digitals. i think it varies between users because some hdds will always have DOA drives and others will work for 5+ years. in general expect hdds to last for only 2+ years

maredferrari 11-18-2012 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by taydee (Post 54730906)
True enough. Still, $50 for 1tb is great if you just need something to throw non-vital data like music or movies on.

Edit: Just noticed it has a 2 year warranty which is nice, since most Seagates have 1 year these days.

True. For a 2 yr warranty it's not a bad deal at all. Sadly, mine died about a month after the 1 yr warranty :(

fatlardo 11-18-2012 12:16 PM

Sold out


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