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8 TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive with 200 GB Cloud Storage for $179.99 AC + Free Shipping @ Newegg.com

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Last Edited by cricket702 September 20, 2016 at 11:25 AM
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I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share.

External USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drives:This HDD is backed by a 2 Year Parts & Labor Warranty.
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Really tempting OP but I am really afraid of Seagate drivers reputation of dying unexpectedly and reviews aren't that good either.
Not sure if I should wait for a WD deal, 8TB is a lot to lose Smilie
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Last edited by Hawk600 September 20, 2016 at 09:08 AM.
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Really tempting OP but I am really afraid of Seagate drivers reputation of dying unexpectedly and reviews aren't that good either.
Not sure if I should wait for a WD deal, 8TB is a lot to loose http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smilies/smile.gif
While I do agree that tighter is better regarding certain, umm, things, I don't believe a HDD is one of them... Wink
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Really tempting OP but I am really afraid of Seagate drivers reputation of dying unexpectedly and reviews aren't that good either.
Not sure if I should wait for a WD deal, 8TB is a lot to lose http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smilies/smile.gif
2TB of data can be a lot to lose as well, depending on what type of data you're talking about. The key is redundancy.

I've been using one of these drives for about a year now and haven't had any issues with it. I also read a few posts from other threads in which people have been using these drives in a NAS for a while and haven't had any problems either. Most people post a review when they have a problem with a drive. I wonder what the numbers would look like if that were different...if every drive was reviewed, indicating both the good and the bad.
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2TB of data can be a lot to lose as well, depending on what type of data you're talking about. The key is redundancy.

I've been using one of these drives for about a year now and haven't had any issues with it. I also read a few posts from other threads in which people have been using these drives in a NAS for a while and haven't had any problems either. Most people post a review when they have a problem with a drive. I wonder what the numbers would look like if that were different...if every drive was reviewed, indicating both the good and the bad.
Just signed in to say I agree with you totally and I wonder about the same thing. Great post!
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Really tempting OP but I am really afraid of Seagate drivers reputation of dying unexpectedly and reviews aren't that good either.
Not sure if I should wait for a WD deal, 8TB is a lot to lose Smilie
The 8 TB WD MyBook External USB 3.0 Desktop HDD is typically $229.99 on sale. You can maybe get it a little cheaper if you want to be a 'new" Jet.com customer for the 10th time in the last year... and waive returns, etc.

The drive inside of that model (WDBFJK0080HBK-NESN) is believed to be the 8 TB HGST Ultrastar He8 HUH728080ALE600 [amazon.com] : More Info [pcper.com]

It is Helium-based which is a relatively new technology, but it is Enterprise Grade for Datacenters so it is probably the better choice. However, you will be paying a $30 to 50 premium over this which amounts to.... $3.75 to $6.25 more per GB. I personally haven't had many issues with Seagate drives over the years... and as long as you realize these SMR based drives are for archival purposes, not for speed and performance, I think they are fine.
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Thank you all for the feedback, I am looking for archival purposes but for that exact reason I think reliability is important, I know there is no bullet proof HD and any brand or model can fail without warning but I would not like to take the chances of losing all my family pictures for instance due to a premature failure.
Ideally I would buy 2 and leave one loaded and untouched but even that can fail.
Decisions...decisions....
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You don't "lose all of your family pictures" when you backup, like you're supposed to. Something like family pictures should be backed up to multiple locations, with preferably at least one off-site.
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That was just an example, I do have my pictures on a HD and on a Amazon cloud as well.
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