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Old 02-21-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default Seagate 3TB 7200RPM SATA HDD $120 AC FS

Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
$139.99
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-$20 coupon code EMCXVVW22 exp.2/23
=$119.99

2 year warranty.
Lots of DOA reports, so YMMV.
Finally $/GB below pre-flood.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:04 PM   #3
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This is tempting but I've had some bad experiences with Seagate in the past
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
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$139 minus $20 is $119, which is what I paid last week. So far the drive is performing very well in my HTCP computer with Windows 7 Media Center and a HD Prime cable card device.

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Old 02-21-2013, 09:56 PM   #5
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Seagate has always been good with their warranties.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:20 AM   #6
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$139 minus $20 is $119
Math is hard. OP fixed. Thx.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:05 AM   #7
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How does the reliability of this compare to say WD Black?
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How does the reliability of this compare to say WD Black?
Any HDD can fail. I had a 1.5 WD Black fail after two years of use and I considered them very good drives (which they are). My 2TB WD Black is ok.

I also have a Seagate GoFlex 2 TB for three years now I was reluctant to buy because of some bad reviews of other models at the time, but it was such a good bf deal I couldn't resist. Still works fine, I use it for backups.

Of course my experience hardly constitutes a scientific experiment, just sayin'. You never know.

Always back up your data!
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Always back up your data!
This.

Any HDD can fail. Many people consider WD Black to be more reliable than any Seagate. That doesn't mean your data is safe on one, or unsafe on the other.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:22 PM   #10
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I used to buy the 2TB Samsung drives........ this has become my drive of choice (I have 4 of them now).

No failures yet; one is used for TV capturing (so it is being used most evenings) and the others are used for backup purposes (ok, one is in reserve and I rotate the other two).

I purchased these on BF at $90 each and been happy with them so far.........
The fact that they are still running is a good sign (i.e. not total lemons); but the jury is out on how reliable/unreliable they will be in the long term.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:26 PM   #11
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How is Newegg doing at packaging hard drives for shipping these days? I haven't bought a hard drive from them in over a year and a half now because of all the dead drives I was having to return due to their poor packaging (i.e. sticking a hard drive in a static bag, wrapping it around once with a short strip of bubble wrap and dropping it loose in a box is not conducive to the customer being delivered a working drive). I eventually gave up and stopped buying drives from them altogether.

I'd like to buy a couple of these, but I really don't want to deal with DOA drives if they haven't improved the packaging.

EDIT: What the heck, I guess we'll see...in for one.

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Old 02-23-2013, 11:18 AM   #12
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Newegg handling blows. I just ordered two of these drives. Static bag, bubble wrap, white box, then big box. One of the bags was punctured and the drive was scratched. It of course was DOA. They are getting mishandled before they are even shipped.
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