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Seagate 4tb one touch external al hard drive (Grey) $109.99

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[Best Buy] Seagate 4tb one touch external al hard drive (Grey) $109.99

Haven't bought hard drives for years. Was looking for one as a birthday gift for a friend.

Please note:

1) This is the current one touch model
2) Discount is only for Grey color model

Not much review on this one touch line. Heard seagates portable hard drive should be similar but the internals are a little different, has 2 partitions(that's what a YouTube mentioned) compared to the basic line. 2 years warranty.

Was looking at 5tb but no discount on 5tb at $169.

I rather get a 250gb ssd for the $60 difference.

Not sure if this is a good deal, but that's the best I could find today, as I needed it today. Cheers!
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Looks like almost every portable is SMR
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3 downvotes and no comments, you people are savage.
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If it was 10 bucks less it would be hot. Similar to the Seagate a month ago if I remember correctly, it was also a portable 4tb HD
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Eckz wrote: 3 downvotes and no comments, you people are savage.
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4TB external? I remember paying $80 a few months ago for 1
1x Zoomer $45 for 7GB ,unlimited can wide talk n unlimited txt
1x Fido $40 for 5GB w/ unlimited Can Wide txt/talk small plan(+3GB bonus )
1x Fido $45 for 4Gb w/ unlimited Canada wide n 1000 int min + LG velvet 5G
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There was a Seagates 4TB at Staples for $90 couple weeks back
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Nev007 wrote: If it was 10 bucks less it would be hot. Similar to the Seagate a month ago if I remember correctly, it was also a portable 4tb HD
rabbit wrote: It's an okay deal.

The Seagate Basic 4TB was $100 last week ($120 for the 5TB), but it has a plastic top cover, whereas this one is aluminum. I would pay the extra tenner for aluminum (if I had to). Like the other person said, the One Touch grey was $100 a couple of months ago.
aintic wrote: There was a Seagates 4TB at Staples for $90 couple weeks back
Brewmeanie wrote: 4TB external? I remember paying $80 a few months ago for 1
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Kudos for the B2F time machine gif, but its clear that a 4tb drive similar to this one goes on sale often so if you dont need one immediately, then your better of waiting...
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Nev007 wrote: Kudos for the B2F time machine gif, but its clear that a 4tb drive similar to this one goes on sale often so if you dont need one immediately, then your better of waiting...
Much appreciated,

Carry on folks.
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I think the rule of thumb was $25/tb was decent but $20/TB is a great deal. Like the 10 TB one that was on sale for $200
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rabbit wrote: If you mean staples-seagate-expansion-4-tb-usb-3-0- ... s-2458592/ , it was $100, not including any coupons, and it was the fugly model. I've only had the 3.5" version that looks like this, and the casing is thin plastic.
6TB drives were marked down to $99 at SDM very recently as well. $110 for a 4TB drive just isn't a great deal.
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Is there such a thing as a home storage device that you can set up and have it used for different things. I would like to back up stuff from my iPad, phone, and partners chrome book and also use for game storage for an Xbox series s and a ps5

Or do I essentially need three different hard drives. One for the ps5, one for the Xbox and one for the other gadgets?

External storage eludes me especially with the new consoles. I have no idea what is good. What’s a good price. What I need for what. I’ve googled “best hard drive for________” but thought there might be a better way? Lol
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GeeCee wrote: 6TB drives were marked down to $99 at SDM very recently as well. $110 for a 4TB drive just isn't a great deal.
Notebook drive versus desktop drive.
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Nev007 wrote: Kudos for the B2F time machine gif, but its clear that a 4tb drive similar to this one goes on sale often so if you dont need one immediately, then your better of waiting...
This. I dont know why this site of all places hate on these posts of previous deals. It's not like these deals were from 10 years ago. They're very relevant and it's nice to know something could be had for a bit cheaper if it's not needed immediately.
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Jlmcneil wrote: Is there such a thing as a home storage device that you can set up and have it used for different things. I would like to back up stuff from my iPad, phone, and partners chrome book and also use for game storage for an Xbox series s and a ps5

Or do I essentially need three different hard drives. One for the ps5, one for the Xbox and one for the other gadgets?

External storage eludes me especially with the new consoles. I have no idea what is good. What’s a good price. What I need for what. I’ve googled “best hard drive for________” but thought there might be a better way? Lol
For Consoles, if you're going to load full games (50GB+) into it and play games off it, look for one with a fast CMR 7200rpm drive in it ideally, or just get an external SSD.

For others, if it's just strictly backup storage, then get whatever is good bang for buck, Don't have to worry too much about SMR or CMR drive, won't matter too much for backup storage situation.
1x Zoomer $45 for 7GB ,unlimited can wide talk n unlimited txt
1x Fido $40 for 5GB w/ unlimited Can Wide txt/talk small plan(+3GB bonus )
1x Fido $45 for 4Gb w/ unlimited Canada wide n 1000 int min + LG velvet 5G
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Brewmeanie wrote: For others, if it's just strictly backup storage, then get whatever is good bang for buck, Don't have to worry too much about SMR or CMR drive, won't matter too much for backup storage situation.
SMR drives will perform horribly when consolidating backup snapshots created by backup tools that use forever-forward incremental backups. If you only back up by copying files or by making full backups, then SMR will work acceptably well, but it should be avoided if you use more sophisticated backup tools.

SMR is only suitable for archival-type data that is written once and very rarely (if ever) modified -- which is the only use case the technology was designed for until manufacturers got greedy and forced SMR into inappropriate products.

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