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8TB Seagate Backup Plus Hub Desktop Hard Drive $159 (w/emailed code starts 10/22) 4TB WD Purple (Boxed) $109; 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim $64

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http://www.frys.com/product/8919543

4TB Western Digital Surveillance [frys.com] Hard Drive (Retail) $109

2TB Backup Plus Slim [frys.com] Portable HDD $64

for subscribers [frys.com] w/SUN's code
these normally go live ~0700ET
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Created 10-21-2017 at 03:56 PM by sr71
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For those thinking about the shuck of the 8TB, this looks like a Seagate 8TB Archive (SMR) drive. No bueno if you want to use for a NAS or something.
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For those thinking about the shuck of the 8TB, this looks like a Seagate 8TB Archive (SMR) drive. No bueno if you want to use for a NAS or something.
I have heard mixed reports on this but the very idea it could be a 'archive' drive makes me not want to go to any 8tb external from seagate. Moving on from The smr part there is the whole thing with seagate themselves stating the drive is for archival purposes only. If you plan to dump your data to this and store it away forever than it might work. However in reality people don't do that and for seagate to market it as the above than slap it in a 'backup' or 'expansion' branded box rubs me the wrong way. It should rub everyone the wrong way since they are contradicting themselves.

i am not a brand specific fanboy and go with the cheapest drive for the price with tons of due diligence regarding backups and mirrored copies. I just don't like a company doing what seagate is doing with these 'archive' drives.
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For those thinking about the shuck of the 8TB, this looks like a Seagate 8TB Archive (SMR) drive. No bueno if you want to use for a NAS or something.
au contraire, folks also have gotten the Barracuda Pro's
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Does Frys ship to the east coast (NYC) for free?
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