Seagate Barracuda 7200 3 TB - $99 @ Amazon

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  1. Ihaveworms

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  2. Cube

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    They would not let me buy more than 1.
     
  3. AnotherUser

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    I've been a big WD fan for a long time now, how is Segate coming along now days? Weren't they having some issues awhile back?
     
  4. Ihaveworms

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    Did you try today? Last time it was lightning deal and it wouldn't let you.
     
  5. Vicinity

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    Seagate and WD 3TB are rated approx the same on all websites.

    Seems it's about even, with the 3TB drives, at least.
     
  6. jadams

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    I have very little problems with my 2TB seagates.
     
  7. slats

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    Must resist as I have spent too much. Great deal though. My 1tb seagates are still going strong.
     
  8. Cube

    Cube [H]ard|Gawd

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    It worked I got one on lighting deal then I ordered 6 today.

    and a lighting deal 2tb last night.

    and western digtals seem to die more than seagates to me I have seen way more dead western digital hardisk in my life.
     
  9. |-Goku-|

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    Just went up to $110
     
  10. investinwaffles

    investinwaffles Limp Gawd

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    Should I buy one of these at $110 or wait and see if the price comes down??
    Was hoping to find a 3TB drive for $89 or so on cyber Monday :(
     
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  12. Vicinity

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    AT 110, it's still $40 cheaper than regular price.
     
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    They wear $89/fs on Thursday of last week.

    I bought two of the $99 external ones from Costco (no tax).

    Ironically, I have 8 brand new ( purchased pre-flood) 2tb Samsungs and 4 750gb high performance Samsungs sitting in a storage unit in California. One of these days I'll spend the effort to retrieve them and stop buying drives, lol.
     
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  15. Ihaveworms

    Ihaveworms [H]ardness Supreme

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    No, I dont think so. I just copied it from my browser window.
     
  16. ocbaud

    ocbaud I'm a baud Man!

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    nice

    had it in my cart while i was shopping for other stuff. wasn't sure If i would order it or not.

    saw the price went up from here and ordered it just not :) i needed more space on my media server
     
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    All my old hardrives that are about to die in my old Pc's are being replaced with these. MY PC can hold 6 of them changing drives in the PCs...
     
  18. Cube

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    That was the price I got this drive for on the lighting deal on sunday they only let me order 1 for 2 days now they let me order the 6 others I needed.
     
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    If you click on it from the forum it automatically appends [H]'s referral link to it.
     
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    Drama over a hard drive lol. Btw the 3TB drive is at 125 right now. I'm still gonna pick one up.
     
  23. Conker

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    Anyone know where else a 3TB hard drive is 100 dollars or lower? :)
     
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    Oh I had no idea.
     
  25. Earley

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    Horrible. Seagate moved production to China from Taiwan on these Barracudas, and dropped the warranty down from three years to one. About a third of the "new" Barracudas come DOA and the rest fail on the 366th day of use. I just can't stress enough that anyone who buys hard drives based on price alone is pretty much crazy, or too young to have lived through the frustration of them failing.

    I bought this SV35 Series instead, which is made i Taiwan and has a three year warranty. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148901
     
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    I am really starting to hate these lightning deals, they seem to be full in a minute...
     
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    It certainly doesn't have the 5 year warranty of my 70 GB Raptor or 640 GB Black, but FYI the 3 TB Barracuda I ordered last week from Newegg and received yesterday (and am formatting now) shows a manufacturing date of 9/2012, was made in Taiwan, and has a 2 year warranty.
     
  28. odditory

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    FUD alert. Only brain surgeons that don't make backups will ever be frustrated by a harddisk failing, which any harddisk ever made is capable of doing at any moment.

    And if we're talking Newegg then its only $9 to extend the warranty by 3 years on these things anyway. BFD.

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  29. junfan

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    Good to know, thanks.


    You're right but any hard drive can fail at any time and for any number of reasons. While it's always nice to have a good warranty, the fact remains the warranty isn't going to replace your data and more than likely any warranty replacement would be a refurbished hard drive, personally "refurbished" and "hard drive" are three words I don't like in the same sentence.

    I don't think there is anything wrong with buying these cheaper drives are long as you're aware of what you're buying and have a kick ass backup plan in place.

    Honestly for that price I would probably go with WD over Seagate, they had WD 3TB REDs for $150 last week.
     
  30. investinwaffles

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    Uugh,
    so I cancelled my order with newegg and went with this one from Amazon + the 3yr square trade warranty
    Drive: 109.99 (prime shipping), Warranty: $14 = $124

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00834SJU8/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01

    +
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008I64M4I/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A1B45FIBP2TU2

    Much better buy because I will be reformatting it anyway (so backup plus is mostly useless to me).
    This will be a backup drive and sit in a fireproof box most of the time. I only do weekly backups anyway so I am not too worried about longevity (long, continuous backups but nothing too stressful). I figure if it doesn't fail while burning in, it be fairly reliable.

    EDIT:
    So I am banning myself from the deals section because I am wasting too much of my time :D

    Cancelled my amazon order and went with this:
    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1730657

    $101 Shipped with a 5yr warranty. Best part for me is that it has a USB 3.0 A connector, instead of the flimsy ass mini ones.
     
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  32. investinwaffles

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    Not super hot, but definitely a good buy.

    $.035/gb vs $.033/gb for that $100 3tb drive (IE basically no difference) :p

    $59 would be super hot.
     
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    I wish Samsung was still making their F4s. Want to buy 3tb drive soon. Not sure to go with WD Reds, Seagates, or Hitachis.
     
  34. invasian

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    The price for the 3TB is 101.13 as of 4:25 EST
     
  35. Conker

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    Snagged one, thanks for the heads up :)
     
  36. Jomanscool2

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    Ugh, so tempted to grab 4 to fill out my Lian-Li Q25B and go with some raid z.
     
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    All 3 of my 3 terabyte drives showed up today, they set up nicely in 1 of my Sans Digital 8 bay Raid towers. Im upto 20 Terabyte now in my HTPC and i still have 1 empty Sans Digital tower.
     
  38. Earley

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    Yeah knock yourself out. In any case it's not FUD to face the reality that you're rolling the dice on Barracuda drives. I'd rather spend that extra money out of the gate on a drive that's rated for 8720 power-on hours (as opposed to 2400) than wonder exactly when it's going to fail or have to buy two to make backups of 2TB of movies.
     
  39. odditory

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    Understand who comes up with the "ratings" for these drives - not an independent authority doing large-scale testing and verification - there is no standardized formula for coming up with an MTBF rating. It is grey area, every company is free to invent their own based on "internal testing" which is defined as whatever they feel like. And marketing direction/product positioning factors in, don't kid yourself.

    No offense, If you really believe a higher rated MTBF or power-on hours means you don't need backups then there's not much more to say here.
     
  40. Conker

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    If you have crappy hard drive cooling or no ventilation at all then your asking for an early hard drive failure. It isn't 1995 where u can run it as hot as an oven and be fine. Newer drives will die without cooling much faster.