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External Hard Drive Doorbuster: Seagate 8TB 3.5" Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 ($119.99), Seagate 8TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 ($139.99), Seagate 10TB 3.5" Expansion USB 3.0 ($159.99) + FS

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A few Seagate external HDD I found live today, good for backing things up and around 20 bucks less than other retailers now, free ship and ShopRunner also available.
  • Seagate 8TB 3.5" Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive $119.99: Link [adorama.com] Amazon is also price matching right now for this one Amazon Link [amazon.com] NLA
  • Seagate 8TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive with USB Hub, Up to 160MB/s Data Transfer Speed $139.99: Link [adorama.com] NLA
  • Seagate 10TB 3.5" Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive, USB 3.0 $159.99: Link [adorama.com] NLA
Amazon is Price Matching all of them if you prefer Prime:
  • Seagate 8TB 3.5" Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive $119.99: Amazon Link [amazon.com] NLA
  • Seagate 8TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive with USB Hub, Up to 160MB/s Data Transfer Speed + 2 Months Adobe CC Photography $139.99: Amazon Link [amazon.com] NLA at Adorama
  • Seagate 10TB 3.5" Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive, USB 3.0 $159.99: Amazon Link [amazon.com] NLA


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Looking to backup all my family photos since 2003. i already have them on cloud storage but a bit weary about that. This would be holding an extensive amount of photos/documents and medical history/prescription info and such, how does this hold up over time? the heard drives on my previous computer were very hard to get info off of after a while of not using them. i i'm hoping something like this won't run in to the same issues. Any info would be helpfull. Thanks
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Looking to backup all my family photos since 2003. i already have them on cloud storage but a bit weary about that. This would be holding an extensive amount of photos/documents and medical history/prescription info and such, how does this hold up over time? the heard drives on my previous computer were very hard to get info off of after a while of not using them. i i'm hoping something like this won't run in to the same issues. Any info would be helpfull. Thanks
Probably should wait, these prices are equivalent to WD ext.drives and WD have a better track record in reliability.
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the 12tb WD drive for $179 seemed like a better deal after the 10% retailmenot and chase 5% cb
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Hardly door busters
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Had my first hard drive failure in 20+ years of computers and yup, you guessed it.....it was a Seagate. Friends don't let friends buy Seagate hard drives.
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I like big drives and I cannot lie...
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Looking to backup all my family photos since 2003. i already have them on cloud storage but a bit weary about that. This would be holding an extensive amount of photos/documents and medical history/prescription info and such, how does this hold up over time? the heard drives on my previous computer were very hard to get info off of after a while of not using them. i i'm hoping something like this won't run in to the same issues. Any info would be helpfull. Thanks
It's good to have one of your cold backups as blu-ray(s). You can store them in a fireproof safe or even better, mail copies to a relative.

Additionally, I had a situation about 10 years ago where I very stupidly deleted a year of photos and cascaded the deletes through my backups (it was about 6 months until I realized it). I was able to recover using an old disc. Write-once protects you against yourself!
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the 12tb WD drive for $179 seemed like a better deal after the 10% retailmenot and chase 5% cb
Unrelated somehow, does the 10% work on Apple items from the ad? Had mixed experience with RMN in the past. Thx.
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There are stories to be told about failed WD drives too. Mine, although an internal 2 TB WD drive failed recently. And the Seagate external backup drive came to the rescue - all my data was saved.

The price for these drives is nothing special though. Hardly a BF Doorbuster
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Probably should wait, these prices are equivalent to WD ext.drives and WD have a better track record in reliability.
All drives can fail of course, but my brother who owns tech company installing servers and such says WD has about 15% less failure rate over Seagate. The 8tb WD has red or white drive, much better than <6tb WD which has blues. Hope we see a WD deal for a better price!
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Not good prices at all.

You can routinely get Western Digital drives from Best Buy at the same price/capacity. The drives inside the WD enclosures are much better drives for the same money.
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All drives can fail of course, but my brother who owns tech company installing servers and such says WD has about 15% less failure rate over Seagate. The 8tb WD has red or white drive, much better than <6tb WD which has blues. Hope we see a WD deal for a better price!
Not only do WD drives have better reliability, they are simply better drives. I believe Seagate puts archive drives in their enclosures. These are drives specifically made for infrequent usage and are going to be slow and have a lower MTBF. WD's >8TB externals have the white label drives, which are some sort of rebadged red or ultrastar. Even though we don't know exactly what they are, it can be confidently stated that they are rebadged enterprise drives, in other words drives that were designed to be accessed constantly and be used in an environment where reliability is paramount.

As a hard drive snob, I wouldn't buy a Seagate product at any price. As an educated consumer, I definitely wouldn't pay Western Digital money for a significantly inferior Seagate product. The WD drives go on sale all the time. I just ordered an 8tb today directly from WD for $107 (w/ plex discount, normal price $135). It's a no brainier, do not buy the Seagate drives.
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I already have an external RAID enclosure, and would probably by 4x of these. Shuckable?
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I already have an external RAID enclosure, and would probably by 4x of these. Shuckable?
Yes shuckable, I've done it with three and can't complain.
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