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Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB Desktop Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services $120 @ Costco starting April 14th

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Costco will be offering $50 off the 8TB Seagate external harddrive both instore and online, starting April 14th.

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These are SMR drives: Good for sequential writes. Not good (slow) for random access (RAID or system drive).
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Can this be used as a wireless photo backup for cell phones?
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Price wise, this is at the $15/TB threshold for a drive to be considered a deal.

However, note that this is likely to be an archive SMR drive that doesn't do well with constant rewrites. This would be good for write once and read many times, but not for write and rewrite.

This drive would generally not be considered good for a NAS but that would depend on your NAS use-case.
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Can this be used as a wireless photo backup for cell phones?
Not unless you have it hooked up to a NAS/computer setup with automatic photo backup. This is a bare drive that needs to be hooked up to a NAS/computer.
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Can this be used as a wireless photo backup for cell phones?
Look into a WD MyCloud Home
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Price shows $169.99
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Price shows $169.99
Sorry, forgot to mention this starts April 14th (costcoinsider published the Costco April couponbook, that mentions this deal)
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Is this shuckable?
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Seagate has terrible reliability for the long term.
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Quote from Not_Johnnybravo :
Sorry, forgot to mention this starts April 14th (costcoinsider published the Costco April couponbook, that mentions this deal)
Thanks
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Seagate has terrible reliability for the long term.
I guess its just luck of the draw - All my Seagate drives still run fine and several of my Western Digital have died
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Seagate has terrible reliability for the long term.
Are they that bad? The Backblaze data on their enterprise drives looks decent.
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Look into a WD MyCloud Home
LOL no one should not look at a My Cloud Home. One only has to look at the WD My Cloud Home subforum [wd.com] to see the many complaints about that device. There are better entry level real NAS devices than the half baked mess that is the My Cloud Home. Or one can create/DIY their own NAS using an; old PC or even a Raspberry Pi 4, and some hard drives. There are a number of free and paid NAS operating systems available to use on one's DIY/home rolled NAS.
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LOL no one should not look at a My Cloud Home. One only has to look at the WD My Cloud Home subforum [wd.com] to see the many complaints about that device. There are better entry level real NAS devices than the half baked mess that is the My Cloud Home. Or one can create/DIY their own NAS using an; old PC or even a Raspberry Pi 4, and some hard drives. There are a number of free and paid NAS operating systems available to use on one's DIY/home rolled NAS.
This isn't about NAS in general, this is about brain dead OTA photo backup, which is what the WD does. It's a specific answer to a specific question. Someone asking if this USB drive is good for wireless photo backup isn't rolling their own NAS.
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