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Costco Members: 8TB Seagate Backup Plus Hub Desktop Hard Drive EXPIRED

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Costco Wholesale has for its Members: 8TB Seagate Backup Plus Hub Desktop Hard Drive (STEL8000401) on sale for $119.99. Shipping is free. Thanks Petra

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starts on 10/28 to 11/22 - free shipping or in-store for costco members
Item 8888881 Model STEL8000401

$15 per TB

Features:
Two Integrated High-speed USB 3.0 ports
Formatted for Windows Computers Out of the Box
Works with Windows and Mac Computers without Reformatting
Schedule an Automatic Backup Plan with Included Seagate Backup Software
Includes 2-month Membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan

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I'm hoping to get a drive with SSD in it at the same price as this...
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I'm hoping to get a drive with SSD in it at the same price as this...
You'll be lucky to get 1 TB of SSD storage for this price. 8 TB of SSD costs well over $1,000.
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Really starting to regret not jumping on that 14TB sale...
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As someone who owns a 4TB NAS the only thing I would mention is considering how much storage you need. Because unless you're planning on filling that up within the next few years, it might be a better option to find something smaller and cheaper as personally I have not yet filled up my NAS and it might have been a waste of money had I gone with larger storage in the beginning since now, 10 years later, I still haven't hit capacity.
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As someone who owns a 4TB NAS the only thing I would mention is considering how much storage you need. Because unless you're planning on filling that up within the next few years, it might be a better option to find something smaller and cheaper as personally I have not yet filled up my NAS and it might have been a waste of money had I gone with larger storage in the beginning since now, 10 years later, I still haven't hit capacity.
I've noticed the phenomena of: the more space you have, the more stuff you accumulate.

Built a 60tb usable freenas box in the spring and I'm down to 24tb remaining. Before that I was running just fine for years on a 10tb usable array.
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I just had one of these die on me and lost the 8TB of data on this drive combined with some on another due to using LVM in Linux to combine the two. Luckily most of it was backed up, but never ever again. I wouldn't use a Seagate drive for anything remotely important even if it was given to me for free. Just my 2 cents. As someone else said, BUYER BEWARE! Also, my drive died with NO warning. No SMART notifications to clue me in that it was having issues.
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Ugghh I hate Seagate. Buyer beware! I had a Seagate backup drive and it failed right after the warranty expired. It was dead as a brick, and I lost all my files that was on it.
So 1 drive out of how many?
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Any experience with this drive for an xbox?

We have this exact drive connected to an Xbox One. Works just fine without issues. Has been connected for several years now.
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Ugghh I hate Seagate. Buyer beware! I had a Seagate backup drive and it failed right after the warranty expired. It was dead as a brick, and I lost all my files that was on it.
I use this drive as a backup for my files. No problems after several years. I have two identical drives and write everything to both drives.
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what is that. is that a bad thing

A regular hard drive has it's data arranged like floor tiles, neat rows. If you update something, you just replace a tile to represent the update.

An SMR drive is for archive. It's data is arranged like roof tiles, they overlap so they can fit more data (or tiles) in the same physical space. If you update something, or in this analogy, replace a roof tile, you have to disturb it's neighbors. So this means there can be constant writing and rewriting if you use the hard drive for normal everyday usage. This will wear out the hard drive.

An SMR drive is meant to be for long term storage for data that doesn't need to be constantly updated. For example, a backup image of your system hard drive the day you got everything you need installed, photos, movies, basically, whatever can benefit from a 'read only' situation. It's also suggested to move data from an archive drive to a live, non smr hard drive, if you plan to manipulate it, like for editing, to preserve drive life. it would be annoying to catastrophic to lose 8tb of data.
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It is an okay deal if you want an SMR drive. Earlier this year staples has the seagate expansion hard drive for $95 after coupon and it worked for me fine on my desktop as long as you are not filling it up and not using for nas.
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Seagate drives should operate in one place only: A RAID with a LOT of redundancy.
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I've had nothing bad bad encounters with seagate. last i checked they were the worst brand of drive makers
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Can you rip off the case and move it as an internal drive?
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