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Pick your poison but I did the math and the 3TB drives are $33.33/TB whereas the 4TB drives are $35/TB. The thing is for a couple extra bucks you can save physical space inside your case. The promo codes are right at the top of the product page.

3TB is $100.
4TB is $140.

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I feel some crazy hard drive deals coming for black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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Why wait? That is a pretty darn good deal right there. Better than in 2011 before the floods..

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Crap. I just paid $179 for a 4TB Backup Plus at Best Buy yesterday. Another one of my 3TB externals started acting up and I needed a replacement right away. I don't know what it is about the 3TB models but out of the three I've owned, two of them crapped out. The 2TB and 4TB ones haven't had any issues yet.
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Why wait? That is a pretty darn good deal right there. Better than in 2011 before the floods..

Because it's not even as good as the deals from last year.
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Because it's not even as good as the deals from last year.

3 Deals now will be the same or better than last year's. 3 different drive choices too.

Update : This will be $89 on black friday (Just saw it today)

Office Depot will have an external Toshiba 3tb hard drive for $84.99 on Black Friday

If you don't mind mail-in rebates, you can get a 3TB external WD drive for quite cheap ($69) - I used to care about them, but half the time they just rejected them for no reason months later.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?sdtid=6473612&EdpNo=8556044&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&utm_source=Linkshare&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=lw9MynSeamY&AffiliateID=lw9MynSeamY-XK3n5vJXx9vuLBGaXJ4lwA
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Crap. I just paid $179 for a 4TB Backup Plus at Best Buy yesterday. Another one of my 3TB externals started acting up and I needed a replacement right away. I don't know what it is about the 3TB models but out of the three I've owned, two of them crapped out. The 2TB and 4TB ones haven't had any issues yet.

You know that best buy will price-match amazon right? You should always be armed with that before buying anything there.
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Yeah, I really have a crazy feeling the Seagate 4TB internals are going to be $120-$130 on Black Friday at the 'egg.

That 3TB external from TD is pretty tempting, though. Even with the MIR hassle.
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You know that best buy will price-match amazon right? You should always be armed with that before buying anything there.
Yeah, I know that. I was in a foul mood that day and wanted to get out of there quick. They price matched a TV for me last year that was $70 less at J&R.
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FYI - My experience will not necessarily reflect yours. I've opened 4 of the "Seagate Backup Plus 3TB" external drives today (Not the expansion drives) and all 4 (All purchased from Amazon) had the Seagate Desktop HDD.15 ST3000DM003 SATA 6Gb/s 3TB 5900rpm drives inside of them.

I also got some from newegg and have several more to open yet. The first one I opened from Newegg was the ST3000DM001 "Barracuda" inside. These are the 7200.14 models.

I recommend before you "Shuck" any external drive that you at least power it on and do some basic read-writes to it first just to make sure it is not DOA.
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I'm not too sure if this is the place for this but I'll add it either way..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844


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I'm not too sure if this is the place for this but I'll add it either way..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844


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Nice! That pretty much eliminates the need to shuck drives and mess with warranties! smile.gif
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4tb internal, $140 @ egg
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4tb internal, $140 @ egg

Good enough. Thanks!
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Good enough. Thanks!



Got one as well, planning on using it for a Flexraid parity application.


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4GB External is $140 at Newegg again today with promo code EMCWVXT38. 1 year warranty.

3GB external pre-formatted for Mac is $100 with a 2 year warranty. Promo code is EMCWVXT44.
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I picked up a 4TB Seagate external at Best Buy fo $119.
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I picked up a 4TB Seagate external at Best Buy fo $119.

Recently?

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Last night in store, I think the sales ends while supplies last.
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Are you guys buying the external drives for use as an external, or just buying it to use as an internal drive? Is there anything to do to convert to internal besides pulling out the drive and does it connect via a standard SATA connection?
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4tb internal, $140 @ egg

Dang. Should have picked that up when it was $140. Thought it'd go lower on CM ...!!

The $140 for the DM000 internal wasn't part of an advertised sale. It was just there for a very limited time.
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For those who are using these Seagate 4TB drives, how much of GB there's for actual usage? The 3TB tend to end up at 2.7 which is a crime, and as close to false advertisement as I can call it. mad.gif

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Are you guys buying the external drives for use as an external, or just buying it to use as an internal drive? Is there anything to do to convert to internal besides pulling out the drive and does it connect via a standard SATA connection?
I pull the drive and use as internal. I just convert to GPT so it shows up as 4TB.
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For those who are using these Seagate 4TB drives, how much of GB there's for actual usage? The 3TB tend to end up at 2.7 which is a crime, and as close to false advertisement as I can call it. mad.gif

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I second that! And the 4TB end up being like 3.7
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I second that! And the 4TB end up being like 3.7


Is there anyway around this? I mean, aren't there bare bone drivers out in the wild? That's a whole 30GB's gone, devils cut? WTF!


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Last night in store, I think the sales ends while supplies last.

Glad you mentioned that. I saw they were sold out online last night, but I just bought 2 at the store. smile.gif
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For those who are using these Seagate 4TB drives, how much of GB there's for actual usage? The 3TB tend to end up at 2.7 which is a crime, and as close to false advertisement as I can call it. mad.gif

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I second that! And the 4TB end up being like 3.7

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Is there anyway around this? I mean, aren't there bare bone drivers out in the wild? That's a whole 30GB's gone, devils cut? WTF!


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Hardly a reason to get your panties in a knot or break the tinfoil hats out boys. It's just a bit of creative accounting:
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When referring to a megabyte for disk storage, the hard drive manufacturers use the standard that a megabyte is 1,000,000 bytes. This means that when you buy an 80 Gigabyte Hard drive you will get a total of 80,000,000,000 bytes of available storage. This is where it gets confusing because Windows uses the 1,048,576 byte rule so when you look at the Windows drive properties an 80 Gigabyte drive will report a capacity of 74.56 Gigabytes and a 250 Gigabyte drive will only yield 232 Gigabytes of available storage space and a a 750GB drive only shows 698GB.
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I guess 2.7 Tb doesn't sound as cool as 3Tb. from a marketing stand point. rolleyes.gif

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Glad you mentioned that. I saw they were sold out online last night, but I just bought 2 at the store. smile.gif
I went back tonight and picked up 2 more.
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Update: Dead/Sold Out

Seagate "External" 4TB for $119 on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00829THLE/

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