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[Best Buy] [Warm] Seagate Expansion 10TB Desktop External HD (STEB10000400) $229

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[Best Buy] [Warm] Seagate Expansion 10TB Desktop External HD (STEB10000400) $229

Lowest price was $199 on Black Friday.
Current price still represents good value for those interested in removing the drive.
Inside: 10TB BarraCuda Pro ST10000DM0004, CMR drive

1% Cashback on Rakuten BestBuy link:
https://www.rakuten.ca/best-buy

Video on how to "shuck" drive:
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Still waiting for it to go back at $199 or lower.
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Have been running 4 of these in a FreeNAS since they went on sale for BF. Ama
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Decent price.
Might not see $199 again till next Black Friday.
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Got 2 of these over BF and then a WD elements.

Shucked a Seagate and WD. Got the 7200 rpm barracuda pro and white label 5400 rpm.

Seagate performs great.
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Shucked a bunch during Black Friday, love the barracuda pro drives.

Will wait until under $200 to buy more
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Guessing these drives are B stock some how. They are not the same quality/reliable as the main drives, do not test as well or refrubuised returns (I know companies need to state if it is refrub). So instead of junking the drive they can use them in an enclosure where they know people will just be writing to the drive and just storging the data. Since the drive is not being used all the time, no problem. I know lots of people have had great luck but I think I will just wait and buy the real drive. There has to be a reason as to why the price is so much cheaper.
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MahlerMusic wrote: Guessing these drives are B stock some how. They are not the same quality/reliable as the main drives, do not test as well or refrubuised returns (I know companies need to state if it is refrub). So instead of junking the drive they can use them in an enclosure where they know people will just be writing to the drive and just storging the data. Since the drive is not being used all the time, no problem. I know lots of people have had great luck but I think I will just wait and buy the real drive. There has to be a reason as to why the price is so much cheaper.
It is quite poetic but you are in the wrong forum. Please go here.
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andreid wrote: It is quite poetic but you are in the wrong forum. Please go here.
I'm sad you would group me in with those people.
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Aug 28, 2005
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Has anyone noticed that these drives are quite loud at startup?
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MahlerMusic wrote: Guessing these drives are B stock some how. They are not the same quality/reliable as the main drives, do not test as well or refrubuised returns (I know companies need to state if it is refrub). So instead of junking the drive they can use them in an enclosure where they know people will just be writing to the drive and just storging the data. Since the drive is not being used all the time, no problem. I know lots of people have had great luck but I think I will just wait and buy the real drive. There has to be a reason as to why the price is so much cheaper.
You would be incorrect in guessing that - there is a 7200 RPM PMR Helium filled Barracuda Pro inside, which is a $550 standalone drive. This is an excellent deal whether it's $199 or $229, there are no other drives that come close for the money. Seagate doesn't even have an entry level 10TB SKU. Takes about 20 seconds with a flathead to get it out of the case.
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Maybe someone can chime in...

I got the 8TB version (STEB8000100) of this drive from Staples about 2 years ago to upgrade my Plex server. I've now learned (or so I understood) that the 8TB drive inside is a SMR drive and only 5400 RPM. From what I got from @EternalKobe (great name BTW) is that this 10TB revision would have a 7200 RPM Barracuda Pro in it?

Would there be any point in upgrading to this for a Plex server? I don't quite need the space now...but likely will not too far down the road.
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ChippewaBarr wrote: Maybe someone can chime in...

I got the 8TB version (STEB8000100) of this drive from Staples about 2 years ago to upgrade my Plex server. I've now learned (or so I understood) that the 8TB drive inside is a SMR drive and only 5400 RPM. From what I got from @EternalKobe (great name BTW) is that this 10TB revision would have a 7200 RPM Barracuda Pro in it?

Would there be any point in upgrading to this for a Plex server? I don't quite need the space now...but likely will not too far down the road.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it?

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