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[Best Buy] Seagate 10TB External Drive + Hub, $249.99, Lowest ever! Also @ Bestbuy

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[Best Buy] Seagate 10TB External Drive + Hub, $249.99, Lowest ever! Also @ Bestbuy

These have the Baracudda PRO 7200 rpm drives [Not SMR] rated at 300TB/Year. Drives can be shucked.

The other Seagate External drives like the 8TB versions are SMR drives which are rated for 55 TB/Year. Definitely a good price. Works out to $25/TB which really isn't bad considering its hard to get 10 TB HDDs at that price. Even the Toshiba x300 8TB 7200 rpm drives that went on sale in December worked out to $28/TB

Good Luck!!!

Deal link - Ends July 4th:
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/se ... k/12315363

Amazon.ca = SOLD OUT / DEAL FINISHED
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0798D ... YIK6Y9EEQB
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Edit: Amazon SOLD OUT - Bestbuy Still Going
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anything like this but with Ethernet port?
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are these shuckable ?
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Ethanz wrote:
Jun 28th, 2019 10:45 am
anything like this but with Ethernet port?
Ideally you are buying this to shuck the drive out and then use it in your own NAS or PC. The value is in the cost of the drive not really the hub however there is nothing close to this deals price range that has an ethernet port and a similar storage capacity .
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Ecsta wrote:
Jun 28th, 2019 10:46 am
are these shuckable ?
Yes I can confirm the drives in them are the Baracuda Pro as I bought it previously when it was $269 and shucked them. It was limited to 1 per account previously. Might be the same now but only needed one more.
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I love these 7200rpm helium barracuda pro drives, my favorite shuck
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So this or keep waiting for B&H Photo Video to put Western Digital Elements/MyBook 10tb back on sale? I believe they were on sale for around 147-160 USD (after duties and conversion not much cheaper) but is this the better drive?
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Would these be similar to shuck as the wd 8tb external drives?
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btman wrote:
Jun 28th, 2019 11:01 am
So this or keep waiting for B&H Photo Video to put Western Digital Elements/MyBook 10tb back on sale? I believe they were on sale for around 147-160 USD (after duties and conversion not much cheaper) but is this the better drive?
I would go with Seagate. The Western Digital Elements/MyBook 10TB uses 5400 rpm drives with 180TB/Year of write endurance for 3 years. The 10TB Seagate Hub has the Barracuda Pro drive which is 7200 rpm with 300TB/Year for 5 years. Both are Helium Filled

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I have a similar external hard drive from Seagate. The problem with the USB hub for me is that external hard drives tend to wind down when not being used...which includes the hub. It has wound down during gaming sessions before, which is bizarre. But not on others. Has anyone else had this happen to them?
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brensavoyton wrote:
Jun 28th, 2019 11:06 am
Would these be similar to shuck as the wd 8tb external drives?
These are really easy to shuck with only plastic tabs around the whole enclosure. Its neigh impossible to not break a clip while opening it the first time but it goes back together just as easily every time.
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Does "shucking" just mean to remove the drive from the enclosure?
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darkstar107 wrote:
Jun 28th, 2019 11:20 am
Does "shucking" just mean to remove the drive from the enclosure?
Yea pretty much. Often times buying an Internal harddrive that can be found in a backup hub or enclosure is more expensive.

For example the Baracudda Pro 10 TB bought sperately from the Hub is between $380 to $480 whereas buying the hub is only costing you $249 in this case and you get the exact same harddrive.

You will lose warranty on the Hub which has a two year warranty but the harddrive inside normally has a 5 year warranty meaning its not likely to fail you but there are always exceptions.
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cillerbee wrote:
Jun 28th, 2019 11:35 am
Yea pretty much. Often times buying an Internal harddrive that can be found in a backup hub or enclosure is more expensive.

For example the Baracudda Pro 10 TB bought sperately from the Hub is between $380 to $480 whereas buying the hub is only costing you $249 in this case and you get the exact same harddrive.

You will lose warranty on the Hub which has a two year warranty but the harddrive inside normally has a 5 year warranty meaning its not likely to fail you but there are always exceptions.
The HDD although built well and should last at least 5yrs, does not have the warranty that it’s seperately purchased retail barracuda pros would have. In my experience if you put in the shucked hdd serial into seagate site it only does the 2yrs that the hub had.

With the price savings.. the warranty isn’t a huge issue

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