• Last Updated:
  • Jan 4th, 2013 2:32 pm
Tags:
None
Sr. Member
Apr 18, 2005
897 posts
117 upvotes
Mississauga
LordAnubis wrote:
Dec 27th, 2012 8:34 pm
The 3 tb Toshiba's for $90 (NCIX) were a steal
Except the limit of 1 per order and stock which ran out in what 10minutes! I did manage to get 1 order through tho. So now I wait for a bit until prices come down.
Member
User avatar
Dec 28, 2004
475 posts
79 upvotes
TLSRULZ wrote:
Dec 27th, 2012 9:18 pm
Except the limit of 1 per order and stock which ran out in what 10minutes! I did manage to get 1 order through tho. So now I wait for a bit until prices come down.
True but when I bought mine there was a limit of only two and that was at a much higher 128 ea
[OP]
Sr. Member
Mar 4, 2009
519 posts
78 upvotes
Toronto
Just got Seagate Expansion 2TB from Amazon delivered. (UPS style just leave in front of the front door)

Plug in and it works (win 7 - 64)

A bit heavier than the other external hard drives I have.

I would assume the enclosure has some metal-ish component to help with cooling?


amazon is so much faster than NCIX (expected since they are online selling only).

My amazon order on 26th arrived today
but NCIX order on 25th is not even processed yet
Sr. Member
User avatar
Nov 7, 2004
988 posts
297 upvotes
Whitby
last_sd wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 1:24 pm
I would assume the enclosure has some metal-ish component to help with cooling?

My amazon order on 26th arrived today
but NCIX order on 25th is not even processed yet
I sure hope so (re: cooling). My seagate drives were just COOKING so I had to cool em a lil.

Image
LICK FOR HIGH RES!


And LOL re: ncix vs amazon :)

-Jamie M.
Home server: http://ywax.us
Speedtest: Image
Moderator
User avatar
Jun 15, 2011
37665 posts
5425 upvotes
Richmond Hill
last_sd wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 1:24 pm
Just got Seagate Expansion 2TB from Amazon delivered. (UPS style just leave in front of the front door)

Plug in and it works (win 7 - 64)

A bit heavier than the other external hard drives I have.

I would assume the enclosure has some metal-ish component to help with cooling?


amazon is so much faster than NCIX (expected since they are online selling only).

My amazon order on 26th arrived today
but NCIX order on 25th is not even processed yet
Got mine this afternoon as well. My dad was at home to receive it. So wasn't an issue.

HOWEVER there is one problem though. I opened up the packaging to examine the HDD itself and there's a tiny scratch/tiny dent on the casing itself. Do I call up Amazon and let them know? Or do I contact Seagate? Also would I have to send the HDD back?
The One and Only and Proud to be an Indian.
If I helped in any way, click that cool little "Thanks" button.
____________________________________
RFD Twitter Chat wins: Keurig Mini Brewer, $25 Cara GC, RFD travel and ceramic mug
Sr. Member
User avatar
Mar 10, 2003
780 posts
36 upvotes
Montreal
dogbolter wrote:
Dec 27th, 2012 10:40 am
The WD Red 3Tb is $140 at NCIX can be PM'd at ME bringing it to $132.49 + 4.99 shipping....seems like a better way to go over the Green for $120. Red = 3 year warranty, 6 Gb/s
There is no WD red at ME at all, maybe they removed it ? i was willing to PM it :(

EDIT: search for 3tb and i found it: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX40404

EDIT2: i let you know if the PM works :)
Member
Nov 24, 2003
375 posts
50 upvotes
kashirat wrote:
Dec 29th, 2012 3:30 am
I PM'd and picked up 2 this morning with no problems at all.
My order got cancelled so maybe YMMV, not sure why. I PM online and selected instore pickup.
Sr. Member
Jan 14, 2011
747 posts
141 upvotes
I'm look'in for a 2.5" ext. 1T usb 2.0 in the ~$60 range. Can't seem to find any.
Jr. Member
Mar 6, 2010
175 posts
6 upvotes
Any deals on 2 to 3 TB externals? can be 2.5 or 3.5 versions. Need to backup my computer before one of the drives fail.
Moderator
User avatar
Jun 15, 2011
37665 posts
5425 upvotes
Richmond Hill
David2144 wrote:
Jan 1st, 2013 11:47 am
Any deals on 2 to 3 TB externals? can be 2.5 or 3.5 versions. Need to backup my computer before one of the drives fail.
Well Amazon had a Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 external on Boxing Day for a lightning price of $69.99. Might be on sale for $79.99 or gone up. However they have the 3TB for $109.99. They are 3.5 versions by the way.

Edit : Looks like the 2TB went up in price: http://www.amazon.ca/Seagate-Expansion- ... 498&sr=8-1

Even the 3TB as well: http://www.amazon.ca/Seagate-Backup-Des ... 886&sr=8-1

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/amazon-c ... 1-1280873/

Sorry, cannot think of anything else at the moment.
The One and Only and Proud to be an Indian.
If I helped in any way, click that cool little "Thanks" button.
____________________________________
RFD Twitter Chat wins: Keurig Mini Brewer, $25 Cara GC, RFD travel and ceramic mug
Deal Addict
Feb 11, 2005
3745 posts
167 upvotes
Anybody know what hard drive is in the $119 FS/BB 3TB WD? Seems a lot faster than I would've expected (see my speed below reported through Win 7 from the SSD).

Tried copying from my storage 2TB Hitachi 5400RPM drive and it slowed to 75MB/s on a 4GB movie rip. From my SSD it copied at 135MB/s on the same movie. With speeds like this through USB3.0, makes the argument much stronger now for externals over internals.
× < >

Top