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[Staples] Seagate Expansion STEA4000400 4 TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive $79.99 after coupon (on sale for $99.99)

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Anyone have a $20 coupon they can throw my way?
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BobSagget wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 8:03 am
Here's a some $10-$20 coupons to try if you only generated a $5 one. First come first served.

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how u get so many coupons?
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Tried many times without able to get a code. It look like the 'reveal the deal' is no longer available. I did grab one of the $10 coupon code posted on the form and purchased a drive, total $101.69 with tax and the $10 off coupon. Thx.
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lead wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 2:09 pm
5400 rpm smr drive. Its not something you want to use for large small files continuously. Archiving, media server you would be fine. But if its a media server? 24/7 use? Better to somehow cool it. Maybe shuck it. which I believe these can.

I might shuck them and add them to my new nas box.
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Off topic. What board is that attached to the Raspberry pi with 4 sata ports? I've been looking for something like this
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FrostyButters wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 2:54 pm
Off topic. What board is that attached to the Raspberry pi with 4 sata ports? I've been looking for something like this
thats a 2/4gb ram rk3399 soc nanopi m4 from https://www.friendlyarm.com.

Its a 2.4/ac/BT with external antenna support, gigabit with 4 usb 3.0 sports. Pretty decent. OMV has images for it with support already for the satahat. Its an rpi formfactor except for the usb-c port for power.
Has a couple of obvious flaws/drawbacks. Like its arm based of course and the limitations that go along with that.

1) the usb-c port is not a PD port. so it uses base usb-c 3 amp and needs their 4 amp psu with their usb-c cable(or a high quality low awg short cable to power it.
2) no direct libreelec support for kodi since they didn't offer their .dtb to libreelec git. They really don't care about kodi. Thats why they didn't. But you can use a rock64pro .dtb to get it to work. However its probably doubtful the drivers for the sata hat would be in available in any libreelec builds for rk3399. i'm not sure the rockpro64 has sata drivers available for theirs either for libreelec builds.

Does run libreelec pretty dam fast tho, runs pretty dam good for wip too. But for the satahat you would want to use omv and dockers. Thats its true niche.

To power the drives you either use a switching power or an external 12v brick of 12v@5amps or better. Plus You dont need to power it thru usb-c since it gets power thru the satahat instead.

https://www.friendlyarm.com/index.php?r ... uct_id=234
https://www.friendlyarm.com/index.php?r ... uct_id=254
https://www.friendlyarm.com/index.php?r ... uct_id=235

it also can use an emmc or sd card. But their emmc is a different mounting style than most others. Kinda looks like a small ide mount into pins vs flush to the board. Protects the connectors I guess better.So it basically right angles over top the hdmi. snug out of the way if used.
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OOS online, time to find another deal before I take off for my trip for some external storage.
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Does anyone have 20$ coupon left? It's OOS for delivery, but I'd like to pickup one in store. Can someone PM me a coupon for 20$?
Thanks
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Same...if anyone can PM me a $20 off coupon that would be great.

Thank you
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lead wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 2:31 pm
its a 9mm 2.5 drive. so its thicker than typical 7mm 2.5 drive but no its not a 3.5 drive. you would need an adapter to mount in a 3.5 slot.
Its alot less power consumption tho. I kinda think these would be ideal for upgrading old 2 bay nas's people may be using with say 2x2tb. Probably cut your power consumption and heat in half with no discernible loss in performance .
thanks for the info. i was thinking of getting one and putting it inside my laptop, but if its 9mm then it wont fit.
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SteveWC wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 3:24 pm
https://www.friendlyarm.com/index.php?r ... uct_id=254

Yeah... Interesting little board for a NAS..
the rockpro64 offers a similar set up but uses an actual pci-e slot with a sata adapter
https://www.pine64.org/?product=rockpro ... d-computer
https://www.pine64.org/?product=rockpro ... nas-casing

The nanopi m4 just seemed simpler mostly coupled with its heatsink since you could use a switching power and mount it with its heatsink inside any pc case.

They just added mpeg2 encoding and optimizations to its other native encoding in the rk git with gstreamer. Fingers crossed. If it one day can support multiple 1080p h264 transcode across distros. Thats pretty decent.

Right now it chews threw its emby server duties with direct play in libreelec for multiple clients while watching upto 4k and run pihole and more dockers. But I figure its time to just be a nas like it was meant to be.

If anyone like this idea but doesn't need sata and only support a usb 3.0 drives over a network. Then look at the rockpi4. Uses PD for power supply which is better. Plus has a native .dtb in libreelec and has cheaper options starting at 1gb.
http://rockpi.org/

Or just a simple rock64 its a slower rk3328 upto 4gb plays upto 4k, but can do nas duties thru usb 3.0 very nicely as low as 25 usd for the 1gb versions
https://www.pine64.org/?page_id=7147

or wait for hardkernels s922 soc odroid n2.
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hot if only that was not a seagate :twisted:
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Love to grab one of these for the xbox, if someone is willing to PM me a $20 discount code that would be awesome.

Looks like Stooples removed the discount codes from their site. :(

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