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[Amazon Canada] Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black (STDR2000100)

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[Amazon Canada] Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black (STDR2000100)

This deal is back, Matches the lowest Price ever on Amazon.ca

Reviews seem decent too.

Here’s the thread on the last time this went to this price:
amazon-ca-79-99-seagate-backup-plus-sli ... 5-2166564/
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Are Seagate drives better now? I had 2 fail on me in the last 15 years. It's hard for me to ever want to trust this company again.
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Nah they still fail a lots, same with WD lower models. It depend of the models range, the cheap ones always fail.

We buy a lot of 8TB Seagate at work for backup, on like 40, we had 4-5 fail so far we had to RMA.
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snipzy wrote:
Feb 16th, 2018 9:33 am
Are Seagate drives better now? I had 2 fail on me in the last 15 years. It's hard for me to ever want to trust this company again.
ALL drives eventually fail. Back up your important data.

It's like tires. Eventually they'll wear out or hit a nail. Just have a spare. It's just how life is.
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I think these actually still have Samsung designed spinpoint drives inside. (From before being acquired by Seagate)
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I ordered it the last time it went down to 79$, I returned 2 drives... and I ordered a WD Elements 2TB instead. The WD is working fine compared to the 2 DOA Seagate I received.
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Friendly advice from experts, if I want to buy Internal hard drive for my normal home PC(1 or 2 hours daily use after that shut down). HDD not the SSD.
If in any deal I found same price for all these HDD with same capacity & other properties.
Seagate: Firecuda or Ironwolf or Barracuda
WD :Black or Red or Blue
What is the recommended preference order for buying hard disk from above list. This is general advice so that I will buy the best option with same price.
Or I have to stick only Seagate Barracuda or WD Blue.
thanks
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I bought the same Seagate external about 2 years ago, it just failed on me a few weeks ago. I remember it was a Hot Deals thread as well.
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Can this be taken out of the case and use internally?
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Feb 16th, 2018 1:02 pm
Can this be taken out of the case and use internally?
I can't confirm 100% I bought a 1TB model that looks physically identical to it over a year ago, I shucked it and it was a Samsung drive inside made by Seagate. It was just a normal SATA drive. YMMV though.
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guru2gr8 wrote:
Feb 16th, 2018 12:24 pm
Friendly advice from experts, if I want to buy Internal hard drive for my normal home PC(1 or 2 hours daily use after that shut down). HDD not the SSD.
If in any deal I found same price for all these HDD with same capacity & other properties.
Seagate: Firecuda or Ironwolf or Barracuda
WD :Black or Red or Blue
What is the recommended preference order for buying hard disk from above list. This is general advice so that I will buy the best option with same price.
Or I have to stick only Seagate Barracuda or WD Blue.
thanks
Wd black for an OS drive (7200 rpm) however a ssd is still going to be much much faster. The pny ssd newegg deal at $82 is a better way
newegg-pny-cs900-2-5-ssd-3d-nand-80-99-240gb-2171596/
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some1not wrote:
Feb 16th, 2018 1:02 pm
Can this be taken out of the case and use internally?
I bought this model about a week and a half ago. It is most defiantly shuckable seen as I did it to add HDD into the empty slot in my laptop. I haven't had it long enough to confirm reliability. Time for price guarantee form to be filled.
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Can this be taken out of the case and use internally?
Yes, and these are the ones that fit in the Playstations. Put one in my PS4 3 years ago (paid $89.99 in 2015), still going strong, knocks wood. Just put the 1.5 TB in my PS3 last week, working great.
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guru2gr8 wrote:
Feb 16th, 2018 12:24 pm
Friendly advice from experts, if I want to buy Internal hard drive for my normal home PC(1 or 2 hours daily use after that shut down). HDD not the SSD.
If in any deal I found same price for all these HDD with same capacity & other properties.
Seagate: Firecuda or Ironwolf or Barracuda
WD :Black or Red or Blue
What is the recommended preference order for buying hard disk from above list. This is general advice so that I will buy the best option with same price.
Or I have to stick only Seagate Barracuda or WD Blue.
thanks
For your regular desktop pc I would go with a WD Red or the WD Blue. Sure, the black has more features to prevent damage from vibrations for example, but it is also a lot noisier. The WD Red is better than the blue, but it is also more expensive. Red drives are more intended for NAS systems so they should be more reliable than the Blue drives.

I've had bad experiences with Seagate portable drives so I wouldn't buy from them again, but I'm sure that some people have had great luck with them so I reserve my judgement here.

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