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8 TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for $169.99 AC & More + Free Shipping @ Newegg.com

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I see these were posted a few weeks ago for $5 more. Sale ends today (5/21). Coupon code EMCRFBJ24. Free shipping. Only 1 year warranty.
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Wow, thinking that's the cheapest I have seen this drive
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Going to use this in a Windows XP sever, where I already have the files backed up, for when it fails.
Going to have to be 4 partitions, but I'm cool, and a little old school.
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I wish Costco had these in. Largest in my store is 5TB. They have been including 2 years data recovery with their large drives, at a competitive price, plus their easy returns.

I also think it was silly of Staples to pare down to only Seagate drives in stores. I guess they must have underbid WD for a new contract. I heard there was some issue, but no elaboration. I have not researched it much other than googling with no results so far.

I am not gloom and doom over the Seagate brand, but I have had one fail with the click of death on a 1TB drive with only minimal use.as storage.
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guys !!! once received your new SEAGATE hdd ext/ int .... do some intensive TEST for at least 1 WEEK.

test read surface. read/ write / bad blocks - 2 3 times ..... repeat ...

thank me later .... imagine you copied all important data on this monster and its died ??

happened to me twice .... catched defective during the tests ....
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I had one of those seagate drives in a samsung case. Tested and all sectors passed. But that's just me, I've never had any hdd failures (knock on wood).
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Does this work with Xbox one?
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50/50 fail rate, would rather go with WD. seagate is just garbage .

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That isn't a meaningful statistic for a number of reasons. How long was the study conducted, and where did you find these numbers?

50% failure rate is also so even a number it sounds made up. Please provide more information.
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That isn't a meaningful statistic for a number of reasons. How long was the study conducted, and where did you find these numbers?

50% failure rate is also so even a number it sounds made up. Please provide more information.
I go buy personal experience and reviews of others Wink . One thing for sure is that the company is absolutely useless when it comes to supporting what they sell. 8TB is a lot of data to loose, i would pay extra and go with a reputable brand or get two drives.

Personally, i would go with another brand. Have been burned by Seagate so many times that have no desire to support them any more.


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My experience with these external drives, and I have a lot of them is they are storage drives, not really meant to do a lot of read/writes. You don't know for sure what actual drive is in there until you get them, I'm guessing they put whatever they have a surplus of, as I don't believe they would make a model just to put in the external case. Odds are you aren't going to get one of their higher end drives, but it is possible.

Years ago I did use one as a download drive, and it failed, it was a Seagate so I generally now buy WDs or Toshibas, but again now I don't use them as a working disk, nor do I put them on my plex server to stream movies. Since these are cheaper than bare drives, I treat them as such, and generally back up things to them, unplug them and put them in the cabinet between backups.

If you are going to be using these as work drives where you are constantly writing or reading from them you would be better off buying bare drives where you know the specs of what you are buying. You can buy USB3 cables or a device to place the drives in and can read/write to them from your USB 3.0 port. For backups where you remove it from the computer and power it down this is more than adequate.

While a mechanical drive can fail any time, most of the time it does tend to warn you with funky sounds, or you can get software that will warn you when the drive is starting to get flaky. The software has saved me many times when laptops drives start acting up. For this price, for backup, this is quite the bargain.
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Is there some HD read/write software that is recommended by the community that you guys use and is helpful? Thanks in advance.
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50/50 fail rate, would rather go with WD. seagate is just garbage .

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Seagate works just fine for me for 3 years now. Don't know what you're talking about.
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Seagate works just fine for me for 3 years now. Don't know what you're talking about.
good for you wave

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My experience with these external drives, and I have a lot of them is they are storage drives, not really meant to do a lot of read/writes. You don't know for sure what actual drive is in there until you get them, I'm guessing they put whatever they have a surplus of, as I don't believe they would make a model just to put in the external case. Odds are you aren't going to get one of their higher end drives, but it is possible.

Years ago I did use one as a download drive, and it failed, it was a Seagate so I generally now buy WDs or Toshibas, but again now I don't use them as a working disk, nor do I put them on my plex server to stream movies. Since these are cheaper than bare drives, I treat them as such, and generally back up things to them, unplug them and put them in the cabinet between backups.

If you are going to be using these as work drives where you are constantly writing or reading from them you would be better off buying bare drives where you know the specs of what you are buying. You can buy USB3 cables or a device to place the drives in and can read/write to them from your USB 3.0 port. For backups where you remove it from the computer and power it down this is more than adequate.

While a mechanical drive can fail any time, most of the time it does tend to warn you with funky sounds, or you can get software that will warn you when the drive is starting to get flaky. The software has saved me many times when laptops drives start acting up. For this price, for backup, this is quite the bargain.
I have same experience with not only the seagate drives, but most of what they sell (or used to sell). I now only get WD or Toshiba too. The only way i would get this is if it was around $100 and i would get two and backup everything all the time.

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