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calistyle 07-08-2013 12:03 AM

3TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive $100 + Free Shipping
 
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Back again for those who missed out on the previous deals. :)



iconian 07-08-2013 12:03 AM

3TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive $100 + Free Shipping
 
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Amazon have 3TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (STBV3000100) for $99.99. Shipping is free. Thanks calistyle

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esc1a 07-08-2013 12:26 AM

What it the internal HD speed (7200rpm) ?
Any coupon?

adaweawe 07-08-2013 12:33 AM

can you rip this one out

i want to rip this one out

btw where is the pricematch amazon link it just takes me to the product page

adaweawe 07-08-2013 12:35 AM

inside

Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

yardguy00 07-08-2013 01:15 AM

wow great price... i paid 115 for it a month or so ago and that was a good deal.

TuggSpeedman 07-08-2013 02:56 AM

I need a drive for my Western Digital SMP. I was originally thinking about a 2TB drive but 3 would be even better for now.

What do you guys use for storage for streaming boxes like this? Do most people get cheap external drive cases and throw in a hard drive or get these externals with the drive inside?

It seems like I hear about the external ones failing very quickly. Was looking at WD.

NORMLdude 07-08-2013 03:07 AM

Does any body know if these are built to be left running 24/7?

Or are they meant to be more of a backup your system and then shut it (this drive) down?

Thanks and TU for the post!

Bobby_Pro 07-08-2013 04:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NORMLdude (Post 60558832)
Does any body know if these are built to be left running 24/7?

Or are they meant to be more of a backup your system and then shut it (this drive) down?

Thanks and TU for the post!

Of course it is meant to be running 24x7. There are no such drives as backup drives. And you are buying a Seagate HDD, not as great as it was a few years ago, you can trust on the name.

lollerskates 07-08-2013 04:48 AM

I bought 3 of these last time they dropped to $99 (january I believe) and they are all running great.

Nice drive for price.

billcsho 07-08-2013 04:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by werewasslw (Post 60558316)
btw where is the pricematch amazon link it just takes me to the product page

Under the product description, there is a link to report lower prices. That is way to request pricematch in amazon.

MyNameIsTooLong 07-08-2013 05:06 AM

Is this the same drive inside both of them?

Guy767 07-08-2013 05:18 AM

A decent price for a 3TB external drive. The specifications state that the drive is compatible with Windows XP; how is that possible? I thought XP had a 2TB limit on drives...

However I heard that if you format a drive a certain way on another computer you can make 3TB compatible with XP. Is this drive already formatted to make it work on XP?

I have a somewhat infamous XP Pro machine that I use as a NAS and I always thought I was limited to 2TB external drives. Perhaps I'm wrong?

MyNameIsTooLong 07-08-2013 05:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guy767 (Post 60559490)
A decent price for a 3TB external drive. The specifications state that the drive is compatible with Windows XP; how is that possible? I thought XP had a 2TB limit on drives...

However I heard that if you format a drive a certain way on another computer you can make 3TB compatible with XP. Is this drive already formatted to make it work on XP?

I have a somewhat infamous XP Pro machine that I use as a NAS and I always thought I was limited to 2TB external drives. Perhaps I'm wrong?

2TB limit is for 32bit operating systems.

Guy767 07-08-2013 05:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MyNameIsTooLong (Post 60559588)
2TB limit is for 32bit operating systems.

Yeah, I'm aware of that. But the specification for this drive state that it's compatible with Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit)

There's a way to circumvent the 2TB limit on 32bit systems but the drive needs to be formatted a certain way on another machine.

The question is does this drive come preformatted in that funky way which would make it compatible with 32bit systems. According to the specifications (Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) it does but I'm not so sure...

ThatOneGuyWho1 07-08-2013 05:37 AM

Anyone can recommend a good deal on a 1TB or 2TB 3.0 for under $60 or so. Don't really need 3TB (though I'm sure I will eventually) but really need to backup my stuff soon.

mitchel 07-08-2013 05:41 AM

I want to plug this into my Wireless Router's USB NAS port (just for photo storage, no streaming)...does anyone know if this drive will go into SLEEP mode after XX minutes or can that function be disabled?

sd_sd_sd 07-08-2013 05:44 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6822178110

NTFS driver for Mac pre-loaded on drive; I wonder what kind of driver it is? If it is Tuxera, it $31 by itself

Guy767 07-08-2013 05:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mitchel (Post 60559700)
I want to plug this into my Wireless Router's USB NAS port (just for photo storage, no streaming)...does anyone know if this drive will go into SLEEP mode after XX minutes or can that function be disabled?

I have the 2TB version of this drive and you can adjust the sleep settings via the Seagate Dashboard software.

Usually the drive will come with the default 15 minute of inactivity sleep mode activated but sometimes the drive will come with sleep disabled. Mine was disabled by default and initially I thought the drive was defective.

If you find that the drive does not power down after 15 minutes then you need to adjust the firmware setting via the Seagate Dashboard software.

DaveFarmington 07-08-2013 05:59 AM

Anyone know if it is compatable with Directv's Genie?

500VDC 07-08-2013 06:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guy767 (Post 60559490)
A decent price for a 3TB external drive. The specifications state that the drive is compatible with Windows XP; how is that possible? I thought XP had a 2TB limit on drives...

However I heard that if you format a drive a certain way on another computer you can make 3TB compatible with XP. Is this drive already formatted to make it work on XP?

I have a somewhat infamous XP Pro machine that I use as a NAS and I always thought I was limited to 2TB external drives. Perhaps I'm wrong?

Found an article talking about 3 TB USB drives....
"You can use the full capacity of a 3TB drive via USB--with a drive enclosure that supports it. The SATA-to-USB bridge chip inside the enclosure takes care of any addressing issues. This is why the first 3TB drive shipped last summer as an external model--a switch from the usual pattern of internal units shipping first."

Everything You Need to Know About 3TB Hard Drives [pcworld.com]

koba1t 07-08-2013 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by werewasslw (Post 60558316)
can you rip this one out

i want to rip this one out

btw where is the pricematch amazon link it just takes me to the product page

I wish to know this too

busymike 07-08-2013 06:21 AM

I bought four of these last year on BF and ripped them out. they're part of a 21 tb Raid-0 media array. work flawlessly

mitchel 07-08-2013 06:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guy767 (Post 60559848)
I have the 2TB version of this drive and you can adjust the sleep settings via the Seagate Dashboard software.

Usually the drive will come with the default 15 minute of inactivity sleep mode activated but sometimes the drive will come with sleep disabled. Mine was disabled by default and initially I thought the drive was defective.

If you find that the drive does not power down after 15 minutes then you need to adjust the firmware setting via the Seagate Dashboard software.

THANK YOU for the info!

dragontales 07-08-2013 06:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yigytugd (Post 60559662)
Anyone can recommend a good deal on a 1TB or 2TB 3.0 for under $60 or so. Don't really need 3TB (though I'm sure I will eventually) but really need to backup my stuff soon.

You missed the Seagate 2TB goflex ext network drive last week? It was $65 free shipping.

Elpee 07-08-2013 06:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by koba1t (Post 60560206)
I wish to know this too

It's huge YMMV.
I opened a 3TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive. Inside drive was a Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" one.
I never opened 3TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 External Hard Drive but as for 2TB one I saw it's Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive.

WingsOfF 07-08-2013 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by esc1a (Post 60558278)
What it the internal HD speed (7200rpm) ?

Yes

Quote:

Originally Posted by werewasslw (Post 60558316)
can you rip this one out

Yes

Quote:

Originally Posted by werewasslw (Post 60558326)
This Seagate is a good 2TB external drive, ... Inside the housing is Seagate's 5900rpm hard drive

Wrong and wrong

synergy3000 07-08-2013 06:35 AM

Good deal. I just bought a Buffalo 2TB HD that was DOA, was 5 bucks less than this. Sent that back. This fits the bill even better.

dragontales 07-08-2013 06:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elpee (Post 60560348)
It's huge YMMV.
I opened a 3TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive. Inside drive was a Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" one.
I never opened 3TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 External Hard Drive but as for 2TB one I saw it's Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive.

I ripped out two different Seagate goflex ext drives and both happen to be the ST3000 drives. Definitely YMMV. One could use an app named hard drive sentinel to ID the drive before busting the case open.

koba1t 07-08-2013 06:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elpee (Post 60560348)
It's huge YMMV.
I opened a 3TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive. Inside drive was a Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" one.
I never opened 3TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 External Hard Drive but as for 2TB one I saw it's Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive.

I don't understand, did one of those drives not work as an internal drive for you?

WingsOfF 07-08-2013 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dragontales (Post 60560474)
I ripped out two different Seagate goflex ext drives and both happen to be the ST3000 drives. Definitely YMMV. One could use an app named hard drive sentinel to ID the drive before busting the case open.

The current Expansion and Backup Plus 3TB external drives come only with the 1TB plattered 7200RPM drives.

The 4TB version and the older 2TB versions can come with 5900RPM drives.

Guy767 07-08-2013 06:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 500VDC (Post 60560090)
Found an article talking about 3 TB USB drives....
"You can use the full capacity of a 3TB drive via USB--with a drive enclosure that supports it. The SATA-to-USB bridge chip inside the enclosure takes care of any addressing issues. This is why the first 3TB drive shipped last summer as an external model--a switch from the usual pattern of internal units shipping first."

Everything You Need to Know About 3TB Hard Drives [pcworld.com]

Thanks for the great info; it's very much appreciated. So prepackaged external drives are not limited to the 32-bit 2TB constraint thanks to the SATA-to-USB bridge chip inside the enclosure.

This is fantastic news and gives my ghetto XP Pro NAS a new lease on life. A triumphant victory for XP Proman indeed. Now I just hope my arch enemy the Drobonator doesn't ruin this day of Share Folders For Great Justice! :lmao:

zinm 07-08-2013 06:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guy767 (Post 60559848)
I have the 2TB version of this drive and you can adjust the sleep settings via the Seagate Dashboard software.

Usually the drive will come with the default 15 minute of inactivity sleep mode activated but sometimes the drive will come with sleep disabled. Mine was disabled by default and initially I thought the drive was defective.

If you find that the drive does not power down after 15 minutes then you need to adjust the firmware setting via the Seagate Dashboard software.

You meant expension model?
I like to use it with router too. Do you think Back up plus would works?
I'm leaning toward that because it has 2 years warranty for $10 more. TIA and would appreciate any advise. Thanks.

Guy767 07-08-2013 06:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zinm (Post 60560650)
You meant expension model?
I like to use it with router too. Do you think Back up plus would works?
I'm leaning toward that because it has 2 years warranty for $10 more. TIA and would appreciate any advise. Thanks.

I have both the Expansion model and Backup Plus. They are easily configured via the Seagate Dashboard software.

If you are lucky you won't need to do anything as 15 minute sleep is the default setting. But if you find that the drive won’t power down you will need to use Seagate Dashboard software to enable sleep mode.

You can also disable and enable the indicator lights on the drives too via the Seagate Dashboard software.

zinm 07-08-2013 07:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guy767 (Post 60560760)
I have both the Expansion model and Backup Plus. They are easily configured via the Seagate Dashboard software.

If you are lucky you won't need to do anything as 15 minute sleep is the default setting. But if you find that the drive won’t power down you will need to use Seagate Dashboard software to enable sleep mode.

You can also disable and enable the indicator lights on the drives too via the Seagate Dashboard software.

Thank you. Much appreciated.
One more question since you have both. Which one do you recommend to go with router USB port?

Guy767 07-08-2013 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zinm (Post 60560942)
Thank you. Much appreciated.
One more question since you have both. Which one do you recommend to go with router USB port?

I would go with the Backup Plus as it supports Universal Storage Module (USM) adapters, is the newest model, has more features and is a better bang for the buck IMO.

"USM means if you want to use the drive with a certain type of connection port, such as USB, FireWire or even Thunderbolt, all you need is to get the adapter of the respective type; the hard drive part remains the same." to quote Cnet ;)

zinm 07-08-2013 07:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guy767 (Post 60561186)
I would go with the Backup Plus model as it supports Universal Storage Module (USM) adapters, has more features and is a better bang for the buck IMO.

"This means if you want to use the drive with a certain type of connection port, such as USB, FireWire or even Thunderbolt, all you need is to get the adapter of the respective type; the hard drive part remains the same." to quote Cnet ;)

Okay. I'll go with back up plus then. Thanks again.

xamot 07-08-2013 07:24 AM

what's the difference between plus and non plus?

we-was 07-08-2013 07:29 AM

Is there much of a difference between the two drives? Not sure which to get. Would like to take out the hard drive for internal hard drive use.

Guy767 07-08-2013 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xamot (Post 60561308)
what's the difference between plus and non plus?

The Backup Plus supports Universal Storage Module (USM) adapters [seagate.com]. They use to be known as the the GoFlex models until Seagate re-branded them around a year ago.

Guy767 07-08-2013 07:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zinm (Post 60561304)
Okay. I'll go with back up plus then. Thanks again.

NP Just please keep in mind that I have my drives in a XP Pro NAS; not a router. You might run into some compatibility issues that I'm not aware of.

If your router supports USB external drives though there shouldn't be any problems aside from the drive not powering down because sleep mode is disabled. That's easily fixed via the Seagate Dashboard software though.

shoppingnewbie 07-08-2013 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by billcsho (Post 60559306)
Under the product description, there is a link to report lower prices. That is way to request pricematch in amazon.

chat with amazon.

They don't price match.

flydeep 07-08-2013 08:01 AM

I got the STBV3000100 (non plus version) through the newegg/ebay deal for the same price a week ago. Pulled out the HDD and is currently sweeping out for bad sectors. So far no bad sectors and the drive I have is a Barracuda 7200 rpm drive. Will eventually go into my Unraid box.

With the same amount of cooling as a 3TB WD Red the temperature is about couple of degrees warmer for this Seagate drive which has been under constant load for the last few days, so far happy.

impaler13355 07-08-2013 08:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by busymike (Post 60560280)
I bought four of these last year on BF and ripped them out. they're part of a 21 tb Raid-0 media array. work flawlessly

Why would you use raid 0 on an array like that? Do you not care about anything that is on that array?

asport 07-08-2013 08:36 AM

So i submitted the lower price to amazon.. but how do i actually get them to price match?

Lovegasoline 07-08-2013 08:49 AM

Is there any reason that this drive would not be compatible on an older PowerPC mac (G5 tower) running OS 10.4.1, either plugged in as an external or removing the drive from the enclosure and internally installing it in the G5?

It's been a while since I've kept abreast of the hardware/software changes On HDs and compatibility concerns.

billcsho 07-08-2013 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shoppingnewbie (Post 60561796)
chat with amazon.

They don't price match.

They don't PM your purchase anymore, but you can report a competitor price through the link. If there is sufficient request, that may convince them to change the price. It is not a real PM.

jkilez 07-08-2013 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjijon06 (Post 60562698)
So i submitted the lower price to amazon.. but how do i actually get them to price match?

You convince 100 other people to also submit the lower price to Amazon and then you wait to see if it drops. Often they will lower their price in response to a lower price from a mainstream retailer. Since the both of these drives from Newegg have special short-term prices, I would not hold my breath.

billcsho 07-08-2013 09:04 AM

Last time it took a few hours before they change the price. I got a 120GB SSD right after they match newegg's deal early this year. I have submitted the request early this morning. If newegg's deal remains active in the afternoon, they may change their price.

johnnyblades 07-08-2013 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yigytugd (Post 60559662)
Anyone can recommend a good deal on a 1TB or 2TB 3.0 for under $60 or so. Don't really need 3TB (though I'm sure I will eventually) but really need to backup my stuff soon.

here's a good 1TB drive for 60$:
http://www.amazon.com/HGST-Touro-...O9TXA2I6QS

SAN_MARINO 07-08-2013 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by billcsho (Post 60563098)
They don't PM your purchase anymore, but you can report a competitor price through the link. If there is sufficient request, that may convince them to change the price. It is not a real PM.

True dat. They only price match TV.

billcsho 07-08-2013 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnnyblades (Post 60563234)
here's a good 1TB drive for 60$:
http://www.amazon.com/HGST-Touro-...O9TXA2I6QS

A good drive or a good deal.

petard 07-08-2013 09:07 AM

This is just sad. 3TB at $100 has been a "good deal" for like a whole year now.

zptn 07-08-2013 09:50 AM

Amazon just matched the price on the Seagate Expansion

bflawyon 07-08-2013 10:05 AM

1-year limited warranty! Deal breaker for me! :(

Hrshycro 07-08-2013 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bflawyon (Post 60564440)
1-year limited warranty! Deal breaker for me! :(

Use a credit card that extends the warranty. I think Visa, AMEX, and Discover all offer an additional year now.

In for 1 from Amazon.

billcsho 07-08-2013 10:50 AM

Great. Got 1 at Amazon with the gift card I got at Meijer at 20% off. Net cost of $80 for a 3TB drive.
I requested the price drop through several accounts. ;)

johnnyblades 07-08-2013 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by billcsho (Post 60565512)
Great. Got 1 at Amazon with the gift card I got at Meijer at 20% off. Net cost of $80 for a 3TB drive.
I requested the price drop through several accounts. ;)

now that is slick. I would buy at that price for sure, and I don't have any need for a 3TB hard drive. I don't see Amazon gift cards on their website. is this an in store purchase only?

billcsho 07-08-2013 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnnyblades (Post 60565962)
now that is slick. I would buy at that price for sure, and I don't have any need for a 3TB hard drive. I don't see Amazon gift cards on their website. is this an in store purchase only?

Yes, that is a Meijer B&M deal, and they had that deal several times over the last few weeks. I actually got over $1100 Amazon GC there with 15-20% off (sometimes even with additional 5% cash back) within the last 6 months or so. The last 20% off was 6/30-7/4. The next 15% off is this Saturday.

negma 07-08-2013 01:12 PM

Thanks OP! I was able to price match @ Staples (they checked Amazon) and later through another phone call applied $25 off $75 purchase (received via email from Staples directly..I get these regularly these days) to make it really sweet deal. 3TB for $75+tax with next day delivery.

2k style 07-08-2013 02:05 PM

Thanks! Got 3 for my next build. 2 to rip out and one as an external transfer/backup drive.

holycow1 07-08-2013 02:18 PM

thanks got 2.

CKtalon 07-08-2013 02:39 PM

Thank you. Got 1 from Amazon. Also used my Citibank points to get $40 off ($8 per 1000 thankyou points). CA tax sucks.

LaymonsWay 07-08-2013 02:47 PM

thanks OP for the deal. I've been looking for an external and you can't beat this price for the storage capacity.

kdenbes 07-08-2013 03:11 PM

Thanks OP, in for 1 to add to the growing external collection. Hope I won't be needing another for quite a while after this beast.

apatel87 07-08-2013 03:52 PM

thanks for this! PM'ed to staples and got it for 79 with tax after coupon! Gonna take it out and throw it in my NAS

pantadon 07-08-2013 04:09 PM

Why do these external 5400 rpm drives end up being less then bare bone drives? I find it odd that it may make more sense when I get a Synology to open up a bunch of new external hard drives.

jackass124 07-08-2013 04:16 PM

so which one is easier to open up the case without trashing it? need some for my HP Microserver! :)

espy 07-08-2013 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pantadon (Post 60571760)
Why do these external 5400 rpm drives end up being less then bare bone drives? I find it odd that it may make more sense when I get a Synology to open up a bunch of new external hard drives.

The warranties are typically shorter, and voided entirely if people remove them from their case.

OstrichSak 07-08-2013 04:20 PM

Read the thread... can anyone summarize the difference between the three options? I read where someone said the plus allows for playing nicely with a particular controller card (?) but is there anything else and what is the differences between the two that are the same price? Thanks.

dragontales 07-08-2013 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pantadon (Post 60571760)
Why do these external 5400 rpm drives end up being less then bare bone drives? I find it odd that it may make more sense when I get a Synology to open up a bunch of new external hard drives.

These may be 7200rpm drives. Luck of the draw.

hale_image 07-08-2013 04:34 PM

thumbs up

exhurt 07-08-2013 04:44 PM

Argh, I am super tempted but I plan to use four drives in a NAS for at least 5 years. That 1 year warranty/no warranty kills it for me. Great price though.

zhopa 07-08-2013 04:52 PM

Getting close. Another $10 and I'm in.

MecroU 07-08-2013 04:54 PM

Good price for 3 tb drives.

manofice 07-08-2013 04:55 PM

I just got the WD 3TB for 80$ other wise I would have got this

m5blitzer 07-08-2013 05:06 PM

Why am I spending so much money???

Noplay 07-08-2013 05:07 PM

I am still confused on these external drives; I want to open them and use as internal, so I should get plus one since it is 7200rpm instead of the normal one 5400rpm? Or is it both draw from a hat?

ddiaz2187 07-08-2013 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by manofice (Post 60572486)
I just got the WD 3TB for 80$ other wise I would have got this

From where and when was this?

198four 07-08-2013 05:20 PM

I got this for $85 some time back..been running solid. Got extended squaretrade warranty on it too for like 14 bucks.

burticus 07-08-2013 05:48 PM

Kind of want for backups... but I haven't filled my 1.5tb drive up yet.... and also not fond of Seagate here in recent years.

Price is good though.

putty 07-08-2013 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noplay (Post 60572686)
I am still confused on these external drives; I want to open them and use as internal, so I should get plus one since it is 7200rpm instead of the normal one 5400rpm? Or is it both draw from a hat?


Both are 7200rpm so any would work. The Expansion is only a 1 year warranty while the Backup Plus is 2 years.

Medic311 07-08-2013 06:01 PM

the TB adapter is almost the price of the drive itself

not that i care really since i don't even have a comp with thunderbolt but i just wanted to point that out

hopefully TB will come down in price but i haven't seen any TB accessory prices budge at all

jbaruch76 07-08-2013 06:37 PM

i got it from newegg since they don't charge me tax like amazon.

vtjunkster 07-08-2013 06:44 PM

$0.033 per GB is a pretty good deal...in for one!

Geronemo3 07-08-2013 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MyNameIsTooLong (Post 60559588)
2TB limit is for 32bit operating systems.

what about win 7 32bit? will 3tb work with it? thanks.

Eric10301 07-08-2013 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geronemo3 (Post 60574418)
what about win 7 32bit? will 3tb work with it? thanks.

It will.

pnoybalot 07-08-2013 07:14 PM

Ordered 1 @ amazon. Already afraid of ordering HDD's from Newegg after my last order from them. Thanks OP!

aznchris99 07-08-2013 07:35 PM

Awesome!!

avidwriter 07-08-2013 07:51 PM

Is it stupid to hold out for a USB 3 and thunderport 3TB or more drive? I figure it's better to wait.

jaktar 07-08-2013 08:03 PM

It's funny that this deal would post the day after my 2TB Seagate drive suddenly stopped working.

The drive was just over 1 year old. I was using my computer when there was a sudden drop of power. When it came back up, the drive was gone. It doesn't even show in the BIOS any more. Luckily, mine was purchased as an internal drive and the warranty is good until December.

In case you need to send it in for RMA, I'd keep all original packaging. Seagate's RMA process seems pretty strict in what they will accept as 'packaging' when returning items. I ended up doing their premium service for $10. They're going to 2 day me a new drive with a prepaid label and packaging. Might have saved the $10 if I still had the original packaging.

TAT_SHINTA 07-08-2013 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by zhopa (Post 60572432)
Getting close. Another $10 and I'm in.

it's used to be $20 or $30 cheaper from staples. I bought 2 and don't have to worry aabout space in 4 years. great drive.

link626 07-08-2013 10:10 PM

Imagine 3TB of stuff going up in smoke with one click of death

Tether 07-08-2013 10:33 PM

Purchased! Thanks!

dragontales 07-08-2013 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by link626 (Post 60577280)
Imagine 3TB of stuff going up in smoke with one click of death

Why wouldn't you have backups if data is that important? So no I would never put myself in that situation.

Ad0nis 07-08-2013 11:39 PM

This would be good to backup my backups :lol:.

thenewmath 07-08-2013 11:51 PM

In for one - already picked up the 3TB WD Elements from a couple of weeks ago for the same price. Now I just gotta decide which to open up for internal use and which to make the backup...

mvdeckard 07-09-2013 12:22 AM

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Originally Posted by link626 (Post 60577280)
Imagine 3TB of stuff going up in smoke with one click of death

herpa derp - if its important data then you have backups whether its 3TB or 3MB. Size of the drive is irrelevant.

HeinzCatSoup 07-09-2013 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by yigytugd (Post 60559662)
Anyone can recommend a good deal on a 1TB or 2TB 3.0 for under $60 or so. Don't really need 3TB (though I'm sure I will eventually) but really need to backup my stuff soon.

mmmm. nah.

NevesNET 07-09-2013 01:42 AM

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Originally Posted by vtjunkster (Post 60574308)
$0.033 per GB is a pretty good deal...in for one!

$99.00 / 3072 = $0.0322265625

I'm in for one, need to backup my new lappy anywayzzzz :lol:

bflawyon 07-09-2013 03:55 AM

Deal is DEAD!

zhopa 07-09-2013 05:52 AM

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Originally Posted by link626 (Post 60577280)
Imagine 3TB of stuff going up in smoke with one click of death

Who cares when you have an onsite backup and offsite backup?! :lol:
It's annoying, but not fatal.

thetimmy 07-09-2013 05:58 AM

I have a WD 3TB hard drive and it's given me a number of problems, particularly when used with a wide variety of systems (XP, Mac, Win7, *Nix, bootable CDs, etc) due to exceeding the 2.x TB drive limitation.
It forced me to buy a 1.5TB portable drive to move system images and files, however the drive works fine when connected only to a Win7 system with USB 3.0 ports.

GratefulLaz 07-09-2013 06:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Medic311 (Post 60573622)
the TB adapter is almost the price of the drive itself

not that i care really since i don't even have a comp with thunderbolt but i just wanted to point that out

hopefully TB will come down in price but i haven't seen any TB accessory prices budge at all

The TB adapter is almost 2X the price. The backup plus TB adapter is $189 plus another $50 for the cable and the go flex adapter is $100 plus $50 for the cable.

TB is almost meaningless anyways as the transfer speeds are going to be limited by the drives themselves which can not even get close to USB 3.0 transfer speeds. Even SSDs will not max USB 3.0 speeds unless you get some enterprise stuff.

mnov 07-09-2013 06:43 AM

Did staples change it's price match policy?

http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/pr..._guarantee

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How do Staples coupons and rebates contribute to the Staples price?

All coupons and rebates (including Staples dollars off, Reward redemption codes, Gift checks, Easy Rebates sm and mail in rebates, instant savings) are deducted from the price of the Staples product when calculating a price match.

When calculating a price match, we’ll deduct any available Staples coupons and/or Staples Rebates (Rewards, Dollars off, instant savings, easy and mail in rebates) from the Staples price to arrive at a net price. For example, if you buy an item from us for $200 and use a $20 Rewards and there is a $20 instant savings, the Net price is $160. If another company’s price is $160 or more, the price match will not be approved as the Staples price is equivalent or better. Another example: If you buy an item from us for $159 and you have a coupon for $25 off a $100 order, as well as a $20 mail-in rebate, the net price is $114. If another company’s price is $110, your price match savings would be $4.

Tldr - It says it subtracts from the price of the staples item before doing the price match.

putty 07-09-2013 06:51 AM

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Originally Posted by bflawyon (Post 60579174)
Deal is DEAD!

For Amazon but still alive for Newegg til 7/11

johnnyblades 07-09-2013 07:24 AM

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Originally Posted by putty (Post 60581170)
For Amazon but still alive for Newegg til 7/11

showing 120$ at amazon and newegg for me

Crackerjack111 07-09-2013 07:50 AM

Dang... it must have been a 24-hour deal - it's over already. Bummer. Great price on a 3 TB w/ USB 3.0

Crackerjack111 07-09-2013 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by MyNameIsTooLong (Post 60559588)
2TB limit is for 32bit operating systems.

Uh... not true.

http://social.technet.microsoft.c...size-limit

What you are confusing is that under Win XP when you have a drive formatted in FAT32, there is a limit of 2 TB (under FAT32) if you were use that hard drive as the system drive. HOW_EVER in this deal - this is an external hard drive and the 2 TB limitation does not come into play. Read the link above in my post.

ThatOneGuyWho1 07-09-2013 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by HeinzCatSoup (Post 60578516)
mmmm. nah.

:rolleyes:

poorgrad 07-09-2013 08:45 AM

I think Costco has the Backup Plus 3TB for $99.99 this month based on the coupon book.

java007 07-09-2013 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by poorgrad (Post 60583670)
I think Costco has the Backup Plus 3TB for $99.99 this month based on the coupon book.

I think you are correct. Currently $119.99 online at Costco (add to cart to see price: http://www.costco.com/Seagate-Bac...07783.html).

Coupon for $20 off is effective 7/11 - 8/4; limit 5.

fatdealz 07-09-2013 01:50 PM

Got my drive already through amazon. Along with the safer retail packaging compared to oem, it's very well-packed (shipped to CA).

Medic311 07-09-2013 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by GratefulLaz (Post 60580694)
The TB adapter is almost 2X the price. The backup plus TB adapter is $189 plus another $50 for the cable and the go flex adapter is $100 plus $50 for the cable.

TB is almost meaningless anyways as the transfer speeds are going to be limited by the drives themselves which can not even get close to USB 3.0 transfer speeds. Even SSDs will not max USB 3.0 speeds unless you get some enterprise stuff.


all valid points. TB is pretty much a joke right now

vtjunkster 07-09-2013 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by NevesNET (Post 60578736)
$99.00 / 3072 = $0.0322265625

I'm in for one, need to backup my new lappy anywayzzzz :lol:

Yeah, I guess if you want to get nit-picky it's $99.00 / 2720 (useable space) = $0.036764706

:lol:

apatel87 07-10-2013 03:06 PM

For those if you who are going to use it internally anybody know of a safe way to open it. It doesn't seem that easy to open it

SKORPI0 07-10-2013 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by poorgrad (Post 60583670)
I think Costco has the Backup Plus 3TB for $99.99 this month based on the coupon book.

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Originally Posted by java007 (Post 60588516)
I think you are correct. Currently $119.99 online at Costco (add to cart to see price: http://www.costco.com/Seagate-Backup-Plus-3-TB-Desktop-Drive.product.100007783.html).

Coupon for $20 off is effective 7/11 - 8/4; limit 5.

Nice deal, but you'll end up paying tax, 9.25% in my area. Ordered 2 of these and received them after 2 days.

Coupon for $20 off is effective 7/11 - 8/4; limit 5.[/QUOTE]
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Originally Posted by apatel87 (Post 60615210)
For those if you who are going to use it internally anybody know of a safe way to open it. It doesn't seem that easy to open it

Use a flat card/screw driver and start from one side and snap each corner. Unscrew the drive and save the rubber parts. See attached pic.

peteysa 07-10-2013 05:11 PM

Opened up the case and my drive was a ST3000DM001. 7200RPM.

CKtalon 07-11-2013 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by apatel87 (Post 60615210)
For those if you who are going to use it internally anybody know of a safe way to open it. It doesn't seem that easy to open it

Yah..it's hard to open..


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