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Bought this. After 5 days of backing up photos from an older computer. Whole set up died.
Sent into Seagate for warranty recovery/replacement. Catastrophic failure of the HDD is why it failed and the data is unrecoverable because of, "damage to the platters from the arm." I'm told. They send me a refurbished unit. That's right... 5 days of use. Company admitted catastrophic failure. You get a refurb. Tired of the back and forth email. I set it up to be a backup storage unit for a Mac pro tower. 1 week later. 7 f'ing days that one stops responding. I think I wrote about 2 to 3 GB of data to it. Just a power up and then a loud click. Then (Drive Error) pops up. These are garbage. I'm still fighting to get my money back. Seagate still wants to send me a refurbished unit. I have a Lacie that is years old. Nothing wrong. A WD My Book... 4 years old. Totally fine. Two Seagates take a dump inside of 90 days.
The WD drives are probably going to have the USB adapter built in to the drive, making it not shuckable and data retrivale imposible. Dont use the WD portable drives for important data. Seagates may be shuckable and that would make data somewhat more retrivable.. With a drive this size that might be even more important than you would think. It is a lot of data in one spot. . If it is just for games, I guess it is fine, but I have found that USB powered drives are somewhat more prone to inadvertant damage if say the plug gets loose during use or the system +5v rail at the plug dips below 5vdc. The heads may crash in to the platter. I know it is more comvienant to have the small 2.5 inch drive with less cord clutter, but if you use the 3.5 inch drives with their own power supply, you might find it a bit more reliable over the long run if you can keep it securely on your desk and all the plugs and conections from moving about. The small 2.5 inch USB drives seem to be always moving about your desk because they are so small.
The RGB helps to balance out the different light frequencies that are hitting the platter. This evens out the spin and allows it to function at higher RPMs. This added to the fact they were able to shrink the quantum magnets down to 16nm in a vacuum gets it very close to perpetual energy state. However it is yet to be seen how harnessing the dark side of the force will effect the reliability of the drive in the long run.

Seagate has a really interesting concept video that their Sith engineers posted when this was in development stages.

https://youtu.be/8ybW48rKBME

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Great price, very stylish and love that it's powered via USB to eliminate cable clutter. I don't love the 1 Year Warranty though [seagate.com]...

You would be better off with the WD_Black P10 Game Drive 5TB IMO that has 3 year Warranty. Not as stylish of course but more reliable and better build quality. It's strange that Gamestop has all these great deals recently; at least I think so laugh out loud
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Great price, very stylish and love that it's powered via USB to eliminate cable clutter. I don't love the 1 Year Warranty though [seagate.com]...

You would be better off with the WD_Black P10 Game Drive 5TB IMO that has 3 year Warranty. Not as stylish of course but more reliable and better build quality. It's strange that Gamestop has all these great deals recently; at least I think so laugh out loud
Lol, 1 year warranty means it'll last for 1 year 3 month.
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It's strange that Gamestop has all these great deals recently; at least I think so https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...s/emot-LOL.gif
They're trying to pivot to being more of a Best Buy.
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See WD 5 tb, $3 less and 3 year warranty
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The WD drives are probably going to have the USB adapter built in to the drive, making it not shuckable and data retrivale imposible. Dont use the WD portable drives for important data. Seagates may be shuckable and that would make data somewhat more retrivable.. With a drive this size that might be even more important than you would think. It is a lot of data in one spot. . If it is just for games, I guess it is fine, but I have found that USB powered drives are somewhat more prone to inadvertant damage if say the plug gets loose during use or the system +5v rail at the plug dips below 5vdc. The heads may crash in to the platter. I know it is more comvienant to have the small 2.5 inch drive with less cord clutter, but if you use the 3.5 inch drives with their own power supply, you might find it a bit more reliable over the long run if you can keep it securely on your desk and all the plugs and conections from moving about. The small 2.5 inch USB drives seem to be always moving about your desk because they are so small.
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Does anyone know if this specific drive is shuckable? Looking around no one seems to know or have teared it apart yet. The other WD 5TB one isn't shuckable as it has its connectors soldered on.
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Does anyone know if this specific drive is shuckable? Looking around no one seems to know or have teared it apart yet. The other WD 5TB one isn't shuckable as it has its connectors soldered on.
Seagate is AFAIK is mostly (or all?) shuckable. WD portable drives, like you said, is the reverse—pretty much all not shuckable because the USB connector is right on the back of the drive.

I guess the plus side is it does make the portable drive slightly shorter by half an inch, but I have encountered many times where just the connector board dies and the drive is actually fine. So it makes it a lot harder to transfer the data off.
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The 8TB version is at $116. Select PC instead of Universal. Not the lowest it has been before but still a good price.
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Would also love any insight on what drive is in here if anyone knows
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Great price, very stylish and love that it's powered via USB to eliminate cable clutter. I don't love the 1 Year Warranty though [seagate.com]...

You would be better off with the WD_Black P10 Game Drive 5TB IMO that has 3 year Warranty. Not as stylish of course but more reliable and better build quality. It's strange that Gamestop has all these great deals recently; at least I think so https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...s/emot-LOL.gif
I agree about GameStop. If they are smart they will transition —at least in part— to being a gaming hardware discounter. But I'm not sure about WD compared to Seagate. Warranties aren't everything. I had the 5TB WD passport and it failed in the first few weeks with almost no movement and only brief use. I bought the Seagate 8TB drive a few weeks ago when it was $100 and have had no issues . I use it everyday and it is on whenever my computer is on . Yes WD replaced my 5TB drive (probably with a refurb) but the data is still lost . My external files were also backed up with a DROBO so nothing was lost permanently, but if this were my only external storage the warranty would be very little comfort.
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I agree about GameStop. If they are smart they will transition —at least in part— to being a gaming hardware discounter. But I'm not sure about WD compared to Seagate. Warranties aren't everything. I had the 5TB WD passport and it failed in the first few weeks with almost no movement and only brief use. I bought the Seagate 8TB drive a few weeks ago when it was $100 and have had no issues . I use it everyday and it is on whenever my computer is on . Yes WD replaced my 5TB drive (probably with a refurb) but the data is still lost . My external files were also backed up with a DROBO so nothing was lost permanently, but if this were my only external storage the warranty would be very little comfort.
I've had very much the opposite luck with externals, learned to steer clear of Seagate in general but worst was a few years ago so they may have upped their reliability. Never had problems with WD. Just my experience tho.
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Why it have RGB ?
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