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Old 01-01-2013, 11:04 AM - Thread Starter
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Not sure if this is considered a good deal for the times. I know Drives used to be a lot cheaper, but this is the lowest i've seen a NEW HD in a long time. I'm thinking about pulling the trigger..? Any feed back will be great.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004VFJ9MK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:15 AM
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Its about as good as it gets right now unfortunately. You can also get the seagate for the same price from newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834

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I just got a 3TB Seagate 'GoFlex' USB3 external. (Costco, $119.99) I'm going to crack it out of the plastic case and use it as an internal. That leaves me with a USB3 base that can hold any SATA device, including optical.

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:20 AM
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You save $20 but you void your warranty. Most of the time it will be fine so make sure you test the drive first!
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:01 PM
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I've read comments to the contrary. You void the warranty of the S/N assigned to the whole unit, but if you use the S/N of just the drive it usually goes through fine.

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Interesting I haven't heard that before. At any rate, I've only ever had 1 drive failure and that was after about 8 years of heave usage including a trip across the Atlantic in a cargo container. If I was going to rip a new external drive apart I think filling it first and running a diagnostic would be enough to ensure it wasn't a dud right out of the gate.
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I just got a 3TB Seagate 'GoFlex' USB3 external. (Costco, $119.99) I'm going to crack it out of the plastic case and use it as an internal. That leaves me with a USB3 base that can hold any SATA device, including optical.


I've done this 5 times. Great deal on great drive.
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I've read comments to the contrary. You void the warranty of the S/N assigned to the whole unit, but if you use the S/N of just the drive it usually goes through fine.

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I have RMA bare drives after cracking open from external case. The replacement is in my PC working great now.
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