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Costco: Seagate One Touch 5TB Portable Hard Drive - $94.99 (8/4/21 through 8/29/21)

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Seagate One Touch 5TB Portable Hard Drive with Rescue Data Recovery Services
Item: 5555300
Model: STKC5000601
Sale price: $94.99
Price valid 8/4/21 through 8/29/21.
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https://www.costco.com/seagate-on...61181.html

Features:
Drag and Drop File Saving Right out of the Box
Fast Data Transfer with USB 3.0 Connectivity
Compatible with Windows and Mac Computers
Includes 3 Years of Data Recovery Service

Data Transfer Rate120 MB/Sec

Deal is apparently both online and in local warehouse.

Note: This is a portable external drive (2.5) not a desktop external drive (3.5).

While various Seagate portable drive models can typically be shucked (not sure about this specific version), they are usually approx. the size of a 2.5 inch hard drive shucked. (Edit to add: A video on shucking a portable 5TB Seagate One Touch drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4L2kZMAOXE)

For the usual questions about PlayStation 5 Extended Storage, see the https://www.playstation.com/en-us...d-storage/ page FIRST before asking any questions.
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You can play PS4 games directly from USB extended storage, which lets you save space on your PS5 console storage for PS5 games.
To play PS5 games, you need to copy game data from your USB extended storage drive back to your PS5 console's internal SSD storage. It's much quicker to copy a PS5 game from USB extended storage than to re-download it.
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I've always geared towards WD but this seems like a pretty good deal. Any pros and cons with one over the other??

For An extra $10 I can just head to Best buy and purchase my preferred WD brand for the same amount of storage.
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I've always geared towards WD but this seems like a pretty good deal. Any pros and cons with one over the other??

For An extra $10 I can just head to Best buy and purchase my preferred WD brand for the same amount of storage.
I have had bad luck with western digital drives. I've never had a seagate portable fail. To each their own.
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I have had bad luck with western digital drives. I've never had a seagate portable fail. To each their own.
I've heard both ways for both brands. From personal experience, I've never had a wd fail on be either.
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Quote from Customcreazn :
Any pros and cons with one over the other??
There is always a lot of discussion over which brand is the better one to go with. Some have serious hate for Seagate drives based on their past experience with them. Some have the same with WD drives. Some will point to the BackBlaze.com articles on data center drive usage/failure to support their claims. Bit of an apples to oranges comparison to compare data center drives and data center drive usage to consumer portable drives and their usage.

Personally I've had mixed problems with all major hard drive brands. Some drives last years (have one Seagate desktop drive from 2006 still running). Have had other drives fail shortly after their warranty expired. Only had one drive, a Seagate, fail under the warranty period (5 year warranty) which was replaced under that warranty.

Knowledgeable people will back up their data to multiple drives. Some will go the extra step and mix in different brand drives to their backup pool. Hard drives can, do and will fail so having a backup of the drive to another drive is always a good idea.

As always YMMV.
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Returning 5TB WD Easystore to BB and getting this. WD is very slow hopefully this will be better... also Costco warranty.
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going to set off a lot of alerts with putting playstation in the description LMAO
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I have had bad luck with western digital drives. I've never had a seagate portable fail. To each their own.
never bad luck with WD myself, 3 failures with seagates
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shuckable?
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I had a lot of issues with HDD...whatever be the deal won't recommend Seagate...buy SSD instead...these drives can crashed any point of time...I had to go through pain of losing lot of data
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I have had bad luck with western digital drives. I've never had a seagate portable fail. To each their own.
I've had 4 WD externals from 1 to 5TB that are used frequently and none have failed over 2+ years. I write and delete large amounts of data also. But only the WD My Passport models.
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shuckable?
Uh, did you happen to read the OP post about the deal where this was commented on?

Many Seagate portable drives are shuckable. however because this is a portable drive the drive size is 2.5 inch. Want a 3.5 inch hard drive then go with "desktop" external drives and not "portable" external drives.

Edit to add:
Unboxing and opening Seagate 5TB One Touch, Backup Plus and Expansion hard drives, shucking, shuck
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4L2kZMAOXE
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This is all great anecdotal evidence but all of them fail no matter the brand. I do data recovery and while majority of drives I see which are 5-10 years old were Seagate's (probably due to Seagate being used as an OEM supplier for most brands) recently I see more WD. Just assume that every drive will fail and do your backups.

With this one you can take it back to Costco and get a replacement whenever it fails. Also, comes with 3 years of free data recovery service which is not cheap when you need it.
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Is this USB C connection
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I had a lot of issues with HDD...whatever be the deal won't recommend Seagate...buy SSD instead...these drives can crashed any point of time...I had to go through pain of losing lot of data
Reality is any storage device, HDD or SSD or other can crash/fail. While SSD is great, and they have their place for storage. They are significantly more expensive than HDD's for those who need storage amounts in the 2-5 or more TB range. One can typically buy several (3-4) 5TB portable external hard drives (when on sale) for the cost of a single SSD 4TB drive. By having a multi drive back up plan one can reduce the potential for data loss to the point where using an SSD is just expensive overkill for simple/basic data storage. As always YMMV.
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