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Costco Wholesale has 8TB Seagate Backup Plus Hub External Desktop Hard Drive w/ Rescue Data Recovery Services (STEL8000401) on sale for $119.99. Shipping is free.

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  • 8TB Ample Storage Space Capacity
  • 3 Years of Rescue Date Recovery Services
  • 120 MB/Sec Data Transfer Rate
  • 2x Integrated High-speed USB 3.0 ports
  • Works with Windows and Mac Computers without Reformatting
  • Schedule an Automatic Backup Plan with/ Seagate Backup Software
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Regular price $169.99. Instant Savings $50. $119.99 Sale price after instant savings.

Refer to the Costco Holiday Savings Mailer from 11/12-29 - 2021.
Mailer states this page of deals is online and in warehouse. Not certain if it will also be free shipping.

These from Costco also come with 2-years data loss protection for free. That does not guarantee they can actually recover anything, so always backup your important data! Nice to have this value-added service though.

Full mailer deals pdf is posted in this thread:
https://slickdeals.net/f/15349129-costco-holiday-savings-nov-1-nov-29-includes-black-friday?v=1

Here is the imgur link from that thread as well for the whole mailer.
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I have bought several of these SMR drives and they can be SLOW!!! This might be OK for backup drives though.... if you are patient. By going to Device Manager and then 'Disk drives', then 'Policies' for the drive, you can speed it up a bit by choosing the better performance options. -TidalWaveOne
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Buy it after you know what exactly SMR is and decide to take the risk. SMR doesn't only mean slow speed, it can also lose data if not taken care of, for example abrupting the writing process while you think it has stopped working.
Check my comments: https://slickdeals.net/f/15350722-costco-members-starts-11-15-seagate-backup-plus-hub-8tb-external-desktop-hard-drive-119-99?p=150687460#post150687460
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madshakes asked this question on 10-25-2021 at 11:57 AM
10-25-2021 at 11:57 AM
I have 50 + external Seagate for my Chia farm. 4 TB to 12 TB, 4 years old to recently new. All are running strong except one dead -- I dropped it hard on basement floor.
10-25-2021 at 11:57 AM
Nope. I bought 2 of these last December from Costco and I’ve already had both fail on me. One I was able to recover, but the other had to go straight into the trash.
10-25-2021 at 11:57 AM
I have lots of seagates, they are reliable. Just don’t drop them and they should be fine. I’ve only screwed up a drive by someone knocking one to the hardwood floor
10-25-2021 at 10:52 PM
no, 30% will fail within first use or first few months.
11-01-2021 at 12:24 AM
we use seagate drives for many of the work desktops, and many usb seagates are also used. They fail with just about the same frequency as western digital drive. I would say buy the drive and keep backup of everything that is important and you should be all good
professorman asked this question on 10-25-2021 at 10:48 AM
10-27-2021 at 12:55 AM
Once you shuck it yes you can put the two drives in a raid1
11-01-2021 at 12:36 AM
Absolutely - shuck it and you can set it up as raid 1
11-06-2021 at 10:59 AM
Avoid SMR drives for most RAID/NAS usages.
mydeals503 asked this question on 10-27-2021 at 04:00 PM
10-27-2021 at 08:29 PM
This works fine for storing something like that. However, with something as priceless as family photos, you NEED to have it stored in more than 1 location. You can do this either with a sync tool or run it in raid. This will keep both copies identical.
11-01-2021 at 12:35 AM
Yes this drive will work fine for that. However, family photos are irreplaceable atleast for me. So I highly recommend you keep a second backup - google photos works very well for me, and yes now is do pay $$ (I have 100gb plan for $20 per year) and that is enough for now, I will likely have to upgrade next year to larger size as with newer camera the pixel size is higher and the file size is larger.
So in short - keep a second backup not just in one place
RichardV8013 asked this question on 11-01-2021 at 12:32 PM
11-15-2021 at 02:58 PM
Depends on the firmware of your router and if it has built-in NAS software... Also depends on your type of phone. It is possible that it's possible. If your router does support that out of the box, it would only be a matter of plugging in the hard drive and configuring the router's settings. If not, it would be much, much harder.
11-15-2021 at 03:02 PM
Yes, if your router has a USB port, but keep in mind that some routers may not support NTFS or HFS+ formats. Backing up your phone wirelessly should be easy.

Look here for instructions: https://www.seagate.com/manuals/software/dashboard/backing-up-your-mobile-content/
rk1074 asked this question on 10-25-2021 at 12:16 PM
10-27-2021 at 12:58 AM
Yes it will work fine for Xbox 360 to store and run games.
If you have Xbox series x/s then you can store and play games that are Xbox 360 or games that are not enhanced for x/s. If a game is enhanced for x/s then you can store it, but when you want to play the game you have to transfer it to local storage first.
The game will complain when you try to run it and will prompt you if you want to move it. Better and faster then deleting and downloading again!
11-15-2021 at 07:47 PM
Yes, I use this on my Xbox Series X -- but it can only store last gen games. Next gen games can only be used on internal storage (or the official expanded dongle)
morbie asked this question on 11-15-2021 at 10:08 AM
11-15-2021 at 11:40 AM
Seagate website says, "Without a Seagate Service Plan, recovery fees start at $499 and can easily be over $2,000 based on your data loss circumstances." So, yes.

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I got 3 of these a few months back for the same price. All of them Seagate BarraCuda Computes. Slow as hell when you get close to filling them up since they're SMR.
Awesome. Been waiting for $15/tb.

Anyone know what kind of drive is inside?
edit: looks like they are smr drives. need to see how they will work with unRAID.
not recommended for raid configurations.
are seagate drives reliable now?

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Awesome. Been waiting for $15/tb.

Anyone know what kind of drive is inside?
edit: looks like they are smr drives. need to see how they will work with unRAID.
not recommended for raid configurations.
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Awesome. Been waiting for $15/tb.

Anyone know what kind of drive is inside?
I got 3 of these a few months back for the same price. All of them Seagate BarraCuda Computes. Slow as hell when you get close to filling them up since they're SMR.
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I got 3 of these a few months back for the same price. All of them Seagate BarraCuda Computes. Slow as hell when you get close to filling them up since they're SMR.
Happy with them? I'm using a bunch of 2&3tb drives that are pretty old, would be nice to consolidate them down
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are seagate drives reliable now?
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I used a few of them as from backup drives to media drives for my server PC. Streaming 4K is fine. Crossing fingers as none failed...yet.
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I have a bunch of these (maybe 8) that I have picked up over the last two years. All still working. Not an ounce of trouble.
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Happy with them? I'm using a bunch of 2&3tb drives that are pretty old, would be nice to consolidate them down
They've been up full time for a few months. Full and haven't had any issues. Seem okay for archiving data. Read speeds are fine and I never write to them since the initial load.
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They've been up full time for a few months. Full and haven't had any issues. Seem okay for archiving data. Read speeds are fine and I never write to them since the initial load.
What kind of setup are you using them in?
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Awesome. Been waiting for $15/tb.

Anyone know what kind of drive is inside?
edit: looks like they are smr drives. need to see how they will work with unRAID.
not recommended for raid configurations.
Smr unless it's the 10tb and up. For normal stuff or media server these drives are fine. I have one for Xbox and two 5tb other seagate smr external for media server
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are seagate drives reliable now?
I have lots of seagates, they are reliable. Just don't drop them and they should be fine. I've only screwed up a drive by someone knocking one to the hardwood floor
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No thanks. Slow as hell, cruddy Seagate brand, and whi wants 8tb anymore unless it is portable?
More for us who know better and do need them. Sorry if you had a problem with this model. All of mine are doing great. I've got a dozen or so of this one. All perfect. Shucked and used for storage/backups. Fast and quiet for those purposes. This is not intended to be your OS drive. They do get hot if left in their cases. I would suggest putting a fan on any external drive used in its case if used for any extended periods. Or swap it to one with a built-in fan.

I have had one Seagate fail on me. It was a 3TB drive. Those had more than the normal amounts of issues from my readings on them. Every brand and model will have some lemons. You usually will know fast with a test. Use the warranty if needed.
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