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[Best Buy] Seagate Backup Plus 3TB External Desktop Hard Drive $99.99 with free shipping

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[Best Buy] Seagate Backup Plus 3TB External Desktop Hard Drive $99.99 with free shipping

I bought one today to replace my 3+ years old Seagate 1.5TB external backup drive because it ran out of space.

This is the new Backup Plus which uses a newer model of 3TB hard drive, I have a desktop model of this newer version in my Nas and it works fine.
Last edited by apvm on Apr 20th, 2017 2:27 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Usually ships within 1 to 2 months.

Anyone know if this can be opened and pulled out and used as a steam drive
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blazed16 wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 2:30 pm
Usually ships within 1 to 2 months.

Anyone know if this can be opened and pulled out and used as a steam drive
Thanks for the heads up, changed topic to Best Buy. Today is the last day of sale.
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Would this be good as an external drive to put games on for an XBOX One S?
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apvm wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 2:33 pm
Thanks for the heads up, changed topic to Best Buy. Today is the last day of sale.
price match at canada computers. that being said seagate has a reputation for failed drives. do your research.
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dyalect wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 2:47 pm
price match at canada computers. that being said seagate has a reputation for failed drives. do your research.
I have more WD, Samsung and Hitachi failed on me than Seagate. I still have an 80GB Seagate working fine while all the WD, Hitachi and Samsung during same era already failed. All drives will eventually fail. Back up is the key.
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dyalect wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 2:47 pm
price match at canada computers. that being said seagate has a reputation for failed drives. do your research.
Maybe do yours before repeating this.

Start here:

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/6028/ ... index.html
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how hot of a deal is this?
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EverybodyKnows wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 3:00 pm
Maybe do yours before repeating this.
Start here:
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/6028/ ... index.html
This Tweaktown article is a joke. There are older WD Greens (that would have been in the same enclosures as the Seagates) with significantly lower failure rates.

Backblaze bought consumer-grade drives off the shelf, and effectively subjected them all to a torture test. Are the failure rates scientific? Of course not.

But even if you discount the Barracuda 7200's 25% failure rate, there is no reason to assume that Seagate's other models were treated worse than any other manufacturer's. And their other models suck, too.
Whenever someone asks a question that starts with "Why do they..." or "Why don't they...", the answer is always a) money, b) stupidity, or c) both.
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