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Old 11-01-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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Default 2TB Seagate HDD at Amazon for $90.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rd_i=193870011

3TB model is $130.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:36 AM   #2
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Cool, I've only got ~100gb left so good enough to make me bite.

For reference this drive is second only to its 1TB brother and VelociRaptors on Tom's desktop performance chart.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/h...ance,2930.html
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:39 AM   #3
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Will these last more than a year? One year warranty seems scary with all the stories I've been seeing for Seagate drives...
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:52 AM   #4
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Newegg had a deal on the 3TB version built into an external drive yesterday for $120 with free shipping. The user reviews all said it was the same high performance 7200rpm 3TB drive built into a USB3 enclosure and more than a few of them said they bought the external version because it was cheaper than the internal, removing the drive from the enclosure and repurposing it.

That's what I hope to do. I figured $120 for a reasonably high performing 3 TB drive plus a USB3 enclosure is a better deal imo than a $90 2 TB drive.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:09 AM   #5
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I am looking to get one of these simply for backup only...thanks
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:31 AM   #6
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Prices are still too high in comparison to a year and a half ago. You could get a drive with similar specs then for $60-70 on sale. The 3TB drives should be the ones at this price.

At least this is the second fastest HDD in the market. 200MB/s sequential reads and writes.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:24 AM   #7
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Will these last more than a year? One year warranty seems scary with all the stories I've been seeing for Seagate drives...
You can say that again.
I rather pay a bit more for a 5yr warranty.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:49 PM   #8
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Same here, I've got a Seagate 2TB that dropped out of my mirror array waiting to go back on rma, and I paid about $90 for it two years ago.

I want big slow cheap mass storage that doesn't use a lot of power, and fast SSD where I need fast.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:49 AM   #9
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Same here, I've got a Seagate 2TB that dropped out of my mirror array waiting to go back on rma, and I paid about $90 for it two years ago.

I want big slow cheap mass storage that doesn't use a lot of power, and fast SSD where I need fast.
I have two of the 3TB drives, one CC43 (3gbps) the other CC45 (6gbps model) both for well over a year and not a single problem. 8500 hours on one, 7800 hours on the other. One handles my media, the other handles my p....torrents.

I haven't had a Seagate flake out on me since the 7200.9

However, my WD Black 2TB is much faster writing. Copying from my primary drive (SSD) to the WD is about 120mb/sec, the Seagate's are about 90mb/sec. They are all full and all pretty fragmented, but the WD seems to compensate for that better.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:20 PM   #10
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consumer drives in general appall me. a customer just had a 2tb external seagate fail on them yesterday after not even a year. it staggers me how expensive it is to get a large, quality drive these days. and when it's your data, and not just your money at risk, it really can mess with your head to read all those horrible reviews heh. i'd rather have a single 2TB Black than barracudas in RAID1.

Constellation and RE are a different matter, but holy cow are they expensive. We have 48 3TB Constellations and only one has failed, going on 4 months now. looking forward to some first hand opinions on the 4TB WD RE.

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Old 11-03-2012, 02:20 PM   #11
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thx. In for two to replace the aging 1TBs in my system. I hear that in 2015 WD will drop the price of the WD Black by a dollar.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:36 PM   #12
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You can say that again.
I rather pay a bit more for a 5yr warranty.
1 year... 5 year... doesn't really matter. I had 4 of 4 seagate 1 tb drives fail. The warranty replacements failed. The replacements of the warranty replacements failed. In the end, you don't even want the warranty replacement. I will never buy a Seagate drive again.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:43 PM   #13
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I need one of these for my games.


All you guys drooling over the 3TB, keep in mind you cant install an OS to it without all kinds of special work, and sometimes even getting it to recognize the full amount is a hassle.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:09 PM   #14
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We have a 7200.9, if thats the 750 GB drives with the firmware bug. It was some fuss getting Seagate to admit it, but not horrible, like six emails with more details and requests to higher ups etc, then Seagate took care of it and recovered the data free and fixed the drive.

I am pretty happy with using raid mirror pairs of the 2TB, and the odd thing is the drive that dropped from the array could still be read, but had some odd ID issue and failed seatools diagnostic as well as the raid array refusing to use it.

Nobody normal can afford non consumer rated drives, but a one year warranty doesn't strike me as the manufacturer having much confidence in the drive.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:14 PM   #15
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1 year... 5 year... doesn't really matter. I had 4 of 4 seagate 1 tb drives fail. The warranty replacements failed. The replacements of the warranty replacements failed. In the end, you don't even want the warranty replacement. I will never buy a Seagate drive again.
Usually, when companies stand behind their product with a 5 year warranty, then they use better parts.
Sure, there are exceptions, but it seems that nobody can escape that if you purchase a HD these days, you are pretty much forced to buy two of them to have backups.

I also had back-2-back faulty RMAs from seagate.
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1 year... 5 year... doesn't really matter. I had 4 of 4 seagate 1 tb drives fail. The warranty replacements failed. The replacements of the warranty replacements failed. In the end, you don't even want the warranty replacement. I will never buy a Seagate drive again.
Mongoloid. Clearly something wrong with your system.
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1 year... 5 year... doesn't really matter. I had 4 of 4 seagate 1 tb drives fail. The warranty replacements failed. The replacements of the warranty replacements failed. In the end, you don't even want the warranty replacement. I will never buy a Seagate drive again.
You must be living next to a gigantic magnet...
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Mongoloid. Clearly something wrong with your system.
that's a bit insensitive...I think they prefer re-

Anyhow, anyone over the age of 10 has seen the I bought 465 x-devices, all failed, only the y device works. And yes, his system is fubar.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:56 PM   #20
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3 TB drives shouldn't be over $100. I'll consider it a deal when they get back to where they should be.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:10 PM   #21
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seems like $90 is a standard price for these drives not on sale...Frys has these at $89, not a deal IMO
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seems like $90 is a standard price for these drives not on sale...Frys has these at $89, not a deal IMO
Fry's online selection doesn't have it, they have the predecessor to it for $180 though.
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seems like $90 is a standard price for these drives not on sale...Frys has these at $89, not a deal IMO
www.camelcamelcamel.com/Seagate-ST2000DM001-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal/product/B005T3GRN2

Not pre-flood but still a pretty decent price considering.
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Usually, when companies stand behind their product with a 5 year warranty, then they use better parts.
Total myth. Quality of the parts has nothing to do with the length of warranties for consumer hard drives. A few years back when there were a lot more manufacturers and everyone was moving their warranties around from 1 to 3 to 5 years and back again, it had nothing to do with how the drives were being made. It's simply a marketing thing to make consumers think what you are claiming and attempt to gain a competitive edge. Shorter warranties don't mean worse quality parts, the hard drive business is a very low margin market, so cost savings like shorter warranties have become common place now that most of the competition has gone out of business or been bought out.

Any warranty longer than 3 years should not be a deciding factor. If you're using a drive longer than 3 years, you're doing it wrong and just asking for trouble.
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Prices are still too high in comparison to a year and a half ago. You could get a drive with similar specs then for $60-70 on sale. The 3TB drives should be the ones at this price.
Wish in one hand...

Good deal OP. My next HDD purchase will be a couple of 3TB drives.
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