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Old 10-24-2012, 10:15 PM - Thread Starter
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Lowest I have seen before this was $150 with a retail of $180. $130 is a hella deal!

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST3000DM001/dp/B005T3GRLY/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1CQMRJ7OB1VVT&coliid=I12QRHB3JSQJZ8
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That would be good in a server.. just a wee bit cheaper per GB than the $90 2TB WD that newegg had earlier this week. Great deal. Hopefully this is a sign that HDD prices are retreating.

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Yeah now hopefully the ssd market follows suit.
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The SSD market has been leading in price drops.

If I didn't just buy two 2TB WD's I'd be all over this!

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I missed the WD 2TB deal, does anyone have serious issues with Seagate HD reliability? My computer advisor buddy says he thinks they are the worst brand and won't buy them. Such a good deal though...
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Based on customer reviews on both amazon and Newegg they seem to be pretty decent and get much better reviews than the 3tb western digital green. I have had both WD and Seagate and haven't had problems with either.
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Its back up to $150 on amazon however... newegg now has it for $119.99!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:07 AM
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Today's newegg eblast has this same deal, FWIW..

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$119 amazon today

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These are great drives. I have 3 of them in my media server for about 5 or 6 months and have had no issues.
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Are these 7200rpm drives not too loud for HTPC purposes?

Currently have a 2TB 5900 rpm green Seagate drive + a 128GB SSD for boot drive and although more space is always welcome, don't want to compromise the low noise of my system.

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These are better suited for a server or pc that is storing media in an alternate location for sure.

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That would be good in a server.. just a wee bit cheaper per GB than the $90 2TB WD that newegg had earlier this week. Great deal. Hopefully this is a sign that HDD prices are retreating.


3TB Seagate is a more modern design with a higher platter density and much faster performance.

This drive is no contest a better choice over a 2TB green for me as it's speeds are much faster and the cost per GB is much lower. It's not at all an energy hog either so the cost difference there over a green is almost nonexistant.

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