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Why should I buy this instead of paying about $10 more to get a portable drive? It seems that portables are more versatile and sturdy. I'm not trying to TC, I'm just trying to get educated. What am I missing here?
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Good price for a 4GB. Anyone know if this is a 5400RPM or 7200 RPM? I expect it's 5400 but one never knows. A while back I picked up a 1TB 2 1/2" Toshiba backup and it was 7200 (which I used to upgrade a laptop Smilie Thx OP.
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Why should I buy this instead of paying about $10 more to get a portable drive? It seems that portables are more versatile and sturdy. I'm not trying to TC, I'm just trying to get educated. What am I missing here?
you get higher transfer rates with a desktop drive, also from a re-use standpoint these are more versatile

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Good price for a 4GB. Anyone know if this is a 5400RPM or 7200 RPM? I expect it's 5400 but one never knows. A while back I picked up a 1TB 2 1/2" Toshiba backup and it was 7200 (which I used to upgrade a laptop Smilie Thx OP.
4TB Seagate is 5900RPM IIRC
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8gb 140 why touch this
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Is it a bad idea to plug this in the usb port of my wifi and make it a poor man's NAS?
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Great price/idea for wifi router NAS. Wonder if this drive is worth shucking to install into a desktop PC?
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Great price/idea for wifi router NAS. Wonder if this drive is worth shucking to install into a desktop PC?
I wouldn't with what speed it is. You should definitely seek an SSD to put into a computer anymore. Speeds are incomparable from what I can tell. Many times my laptop would stutter playing games and things and it's been running flawlessly with an SSD
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8gb 140 why touch this
Exactly !!
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And if just about every other size in between has been priced better per dollar for ÿ6+ months now, almost everywhere. Including 8tb for $140-$150

Even higher end 4tb retail packaged drives aren't much more, ñy

One of the worst "deals" was ive seen this year. Nothing special or unique here. Thought i accidentally sorted by oldest (or weakest/oldest 1st and clicked a 12+ month old threads of a yb
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Exactly !!
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And if just about every other size in between has been priced better per dollar for ÿ6+ months now, almost everywhere. Including 8tb for $140-$150

Even higher end 4tb retail packaged drives aren't much more, ñy

One of the worst "deals" was ive seen this year. Nothing special or unique here. Thought i accidentally sorted by oldest (or weakest/oldest 1st and clicked a 12+ month old threads of a yb
If you only need 4tb and have less $90 to spare then it's a great deal. Cost per TB does go down for bigger drive but most of the time you don't need all the space in one drive. I got a 4tb 2 years ago for my security cam and work files, barely used up half of the capacity
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8gb 140 why touch this
8gb for 140 that is way too expensive 😁
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If you only need 4tb and have less $90 to spare then it's a great deal.
It is NOT a great deal. It is barely an OK deal. I got this for $80 about 3 years ago.
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