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post #1 of 6 Old 10-09-2013, 07:47 AM - Thread Starter
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Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know..."ugh rebate", but that is about the best price I have seen for a Red 3TB....Linky

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Limit 2 drives per order, and 1 rebate per person/address/company/household.

Of course there are ways to jockey around all of that, but I just wanted to point that out for people getting super excited about buying a bunch of RED drives for cheap.

Great deal if you need just 1.
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Missed that, good catch...

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It says it is a NAS drive. Will this work in a regular HT computer? My 2TB HD is getting full...

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NAS drives are still just hard drives, after all. Should be an extended warranty, and are designed to run 24-7...
If that suits your purpose, then by all means, feel free. There are, however, less expensive ways to get 3TB drives for your HTPC.
And they go on sale regularly....
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It says it is a NAS drive. Will this work in a regular HT computer? My 2TB HD is getting full...

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They are designed to be low power for NAS boxes, and have a few features that make them appropriate to that type of usage like anti vibration, and they play nice with RAID found in some nas boxes. They also have a "sleep" mode that uses very low power when not being used.

They would work fine for a PC, but you might find a cheaper option for PC. NAS drives (seagate just calls them "NAS" instead of "RED") are available from many MFG's and usually they have 3 year warranty (verus 2 with normal HDD) but cost a little more.

The "GREEN" would be the version of the RED that is not for NAS but for basic desktop storage.

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