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[Newegg.ca] 8TB Seagate USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive $214.99

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[OP]
Jr. Member
Jan 12, 2017
116 posts
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8TB Seagate USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive $214.99

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$234.99
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9%
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September 17, 2017
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Seagate Expansion 8TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STEB8000100 Black

Promo code CEMCRKBB29 brings it to $214.99 appears to be free shipping.
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Seagate Expansion 8TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STEB8000100 Black

Item#: N82E16822178951
26 replies
Newbie
Jun 13, 2017
9 posts
1 upvote
Thanks OP! I was on the lookout for a wireless expansion hard drive. Would you have any recommendations on that?
Sr. Member
Oct 6, 2015
953 posts
217 upvotes
Edmonton, AB
This is not portable. It still needs to be plugged into a wall outlet.
[OP]
Jr. Member
Jan 12, 2017
116 posts
27 upvotes
NixxonExxo wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 1:26 pm
This is not portable. It still needs to be plugged into a wall outlet.
Yes; I hate the way marketing throws the word portable around in this way, let's just call it semi-portable. I suspect this is a new low for 8 TB drives, and for that reason the post is noteworthy. @Joseph333999 No experience with wireless storage, suspect that speed would be dependant on bandwidth and that limiation alone would preclude investigation for my interest.
Newbie
Jun 3, 2008
76 posts
15 upvotes
Markham
Promo code CEMCRKBB29 only give me $5.00 off :-(
Newbie
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Sep 23, 2013
33 posts
37 upvotes
Toronto
PatK621 wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 3:14 pm
Yes; I hate the way marketing throws the word portable around in this way, let's just call it semi-portable. I suspect this is a new low for 8 TB drives, and for that reason the post is noteworthy. @Joseph333999 No experience with wireless storage, suspect that speed would be dependant on bandwidth and that limiation alone would preclude investigation for my interest.
Nowhere on that page is it stated that the HDD is "portable"? It's an external hard drive. And hard drives, unlike flash storage, require an additional power source. The ones that are able to be powered only by USB often sacrifice performance for that feature.
Deal Addict
Mar 18, 2006
1265 posts
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jackskj wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 3:27 pm
Promo code CEMCRKBB29 only give me $5.00 off :-(
Discount From Promo Code CEMCRKBB29 -$20.00
Maybe try another browser? And that you're selecting the 8TB drive.
Member
Jul 21, 2011
282 posts
161 upvotes
EAST YORK
whenever comes a seagate cheap drive, reliability would be my biggest concern.

Yes, you save X mount of $ today... yes, you have backups, yes and yes.

at the end of the day, do you want to spend time and efforts resolving this crappy quality hard drive containing your valuable data? for me, no...

I have concerns when I RMA a hard drive that has my private backups. my tax return, family photos? what if the hard drive is only half broken, and certain data can be recovered, etc...

whoever buying seagate, think twice, why so many people against it? if it good like Honda and Toyota, would there be so many people against it?
Newbie
Jun 3, 2008
76 posts
15 upvotes
Markham
" try another browser" worked :-)

Timbo420 wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 6:42 pm
Maybe try another browser? And that you're selecting the 8TB drive.
Jr. Member
Jul 26, 2017
141 posts
25 upvotes
Toronto
I'm too scared to buy a external hdd ,, i would probably drop it :(
Jr. Member
Jul 7, 2011
162 posts
53 upvotes
Montreal
bestbudz wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 1:18 pm
I'm too scared to buy a external hdd ,, i would probably drop it :(
Shuck it then.

I always take the drives out of the external enclosures. Just be sure to test it first becasue it voids warranty.
[OP]
Jr. Member
Jan 12, 2017
116 posts
27 upvotes
Email blast.

@lightmeup These consumer drives are not in the same league as enterprise-class ($599.99 price), and if you get time beyond the warranty, thank your lucky stars. But are good enough to utilize as a back-up and left unpowered on a shelf for months. If you just lost your entire system software or a large NAS collection of movies, and this was the only resort, you would probably look at the storage in a different light.

Think about this as a 'spare tire' or 'insurance' for your set-up, then the price doesn't seem overly exorbitant.

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