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[Best Buy] BB Seagate Backup Plus 10TB (Barracuda Pro) $239.99

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[Best Buy] BB Seagate Backup Plus 10TB (Barracuda Pro) $239.99

I'm not a Seagate fan personally, but for those that are ok with it, this should get you a Barracuda Pro 10 TB for $240 with a 2 year warranty. Assuming you don't destroy the case opening it.

Was on last week for the expansion version of the drive, which only has a 1 year warranty.
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I've only ever purchased the 10TB expansion plus for shucking. Is this likely the same drive within (Barracuda Pro)?
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da_123 wrote: I'm not a Seagate fan personally, but for those that are ok with it, this should get you a Barracuda Pro 10 TB for $240 with a 2 year warranty. Assuming you don't destroy the case opening it.

Was on last week for the expansion version of the drive, which only has a 1 year warranty.
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Good luck not destroying/damaging the clips. The case can be removed relatively easily, the small clips that hold them together is a different story. I broke at least 1/3 to 1/2 of the clips. With more practice and thin shims you can reduce the amount of clips you'd break.
Fac1 wrote: I've only ever purchased the 10TB expansion plus for shucking. Is this likely the same drive within (Barracuda Pro)?
The Backup Plus 10TB features the same drive as the Expansion Plus (Barracuda Pro), except it has 2 years of warranty vs. one year on the Expansion line. I'm not entirely sure if Seagate requires you to RMA the drive within the enclosure or if a bare drive is fine.
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Fac1 wrote: I've only ever purchased the 10TB expansion plus for shucking. Is this likely the same drive within (Barracuda Pro)?
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SagaraS246 wrote: Good luck not destroying/damaging the clips. The case can be removed relatively easily, the small clips that hold them together is a different story. I broke at least 1/3 to 1/2 of the clips. With more practice and thin shims you can reduce the amount of clips you'd break.
Agreed with that. I shucked three (expansion plus) last night and it was not easy. I probably broke 1/2 of the clips along the way, but even with better tools I don't see how one could open without any clips breaking.
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Is this better than the 10tb expansion drives that were on sale a few days ago? internally is this the same as the expansion version.
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Exact same drive inside as all the other 10TB Seagate threads FYI - you get a Seagate Barracuda Pro 7200RPM Helium filled PMR drive that costs $550 if purchased as a standalone. These are some of the best hard drives you can buy. You can verify the drive type before shucking if you're at all nervous.

I've shucked 2 of these "Plus" hubs so far and it takes about 30 seconds with a flat head screw driver to get the drive out. The other ones I got were the regular "expansion" drives but same story there, and same drive inside.
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The advantage to buying the drive inside this enclosure is the 2 year warranty. It’s only a one year warranty when purchased inside the expansion case.

When purchased as a bare drive at full price ($500+) you get the 5 year warranty.
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da_123 wrote: The advantage to buying the drive inside this enclosure is the 2 year warranty. It’s only a one year warranty when purchased inside the expansion case.

When purchased as a bare drive at full price ($500+) you get the 5 year warranty.
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almasyseifer wrote: How?
Assuming you're running Windows:



If you're on Linux, the same idea applies but you can use something like smartctl.
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Thanks OP for posting. Reserved one for pick up. Back in the day I used to be very bias on my drive choices (always WD ftw). The following two rules have worked for me in the last years: change your drives at least once in 10 years (I do every 4 years) and try not to fill drives past 85% (80% is my personal cut off). WD or Seagate they all will fail with time.
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Got one! Thanks for the bump, wouldn't have seen it otherwise and my plex server is getting full again!
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Purchased two of the Seagate Expansion 10TB from last week to replace dying 4TB in my NAS. Both were straight up Barracuda Pro 10TB drives. Going to add this additional drive for a third for the array. Thanks OP.
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da_123 wrote: The advantage to buying the drive inside this enclosure is the 2 year warranty. It’s only a one year warranty when purchased inside the expansion case.

When purchased as a bare drive at full price ($500+) you get the 5 year warranty.
Pretty much irrelevant, depending on what you are using it for......

If HD Drive brakes down, and you can not reach and safely delete your data, ask yourself: Am I going to send all of this to them?

My personal data backup drives will not go anywhere..
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How does this compare to the WD 8TB from Costco fir $189.99? 2 extra 2TB worth the extra $100? Thanks.

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