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[Best Buy] Seagate Expansion 6TB 50% off $119.99

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[Best Buy] Seagate Expansion 6TB 50% off $119.99

Early boxing day deal at Best Buy. Warm
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Warm indeed.

Was $99 during Black Friday at Memory Express / Amazon
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Best Buy is over-inflating the normal price so it's really only around a $50 savings; not 50%. Also on sale for the same price at Memory Express (though they say the regular price is $169.
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Anyone know what drive is inside?
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Devhux wrote: Anyone know what drive is inside?
This is a good deal. Yes, it has been $20 cheaper, but there's no guarantee it will be that cheap again on Boxing Day.

Here is the drive that I got. I ordered it from Best Buy. It's a Barracuda Compute.
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bij0520 wrote: If I use it as an internal drive, is there any difference between https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07H28 ... =UTF8&th=1 this one and Seagate Expansion 6TB?
The only difference is the warranty. I assume the internal drive has a longer warranty but didn’t look for it on amazon listing. For external drive warranty, you need to keep the packaging and box after you take it out and the duration is generally whatever the external drive warranty (generally shorter) than the internal.
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audioarchetype wrote:
This is a good deal. Yes, it has been $20 cheaper, but there's no guarantee it will be that cheap again on Boxing Day.

Here is the drive that I got. I ordered it from Best Buy. It's a Barracuda Compute.
This is a SMR drive. Suggested use is write once, read many. Writing it again will be really slow.

A PMR drive is ideally what you want, which will have the last 6 characters ending with at least 3 zeroes. Example, DM000x
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the 6TB could be a non-smr or smr drive. They mix it up and even if you bought several drives at the same store and same time it might not be the same. The 10TB frim 3 weeks ago was a safer deal with 100% non-smr since Seagate never made smr in 10tb sizes.
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Allen84 wrote: This is a SMR drive. Suggested use is write once, read many. Writing it again will be really slow.

A PMR drive is ideally what you want, which will have the last 6 characters ending with at least 3 zeroes. Example, DM000x
Wallet safe!!!

Got the $99 5TB from BF, hoping for a PMR drive around this price range.
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popoyaki wrote: Would this be decent for an Xbox One?
I've used the 8TB version with both my Xbox One and PS4 with no problems.
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Ninja Robot Pirate wrote: I've used the 8TB version with both my Xbox One and PS4 with no problems.
How did you use it with both? Different partitions?
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Allen84 wrote: This is a SMR drive. Suggested use is write once, read many. Writing it again will be really slow.

A PMR drive is ideally what you want, which will have the last 6 characters ending with at least 3 zeroes. Example, DM000x
Please cite your source that states this is an SMR drive. I couldn't find any info online that specifically stated it was SMR.
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audioarchetype wrote: Please cite your source that states this is an SMR drive. I couldn't find any info online that specifically stated it was SMR.
Exactly how Seagate wants it after their SMR marketing ended up being a negative connotation.
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Allen84 wrote: This is a SMR drive. Suggested use is write once, read many. Writing it again will be really slow.

A PMR drive is ideally what you want, which will have the last 6 characters ending with at least 3 zeroes. Example, DM000x
Still could be good if your use case is to use it as a media drive.

Write the media to it once and read it many times eg. streaming videos.
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audioarchetype wrote: Please cite your source that states this is an SMR drive. I couldn't find any info online that specifically stated it was SMR.
Snippit from Reddit:

The general consensus online:

xxxxxxDM00x = SMR
xxxxxxDM000x = PMR
That would indicate this is SMR.


Looking at your pic, you have DM003.

The black Friday best buy 10tb for $199, that people shucked was a PMR drive, which had a part number of DM0004. This was the reason it was sold extremely fast. I'm pissed I missed the deal, just hoping on Boxing day it will come back.
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audioarchetype wrote: This is a good deal. Yes, it has been $20 cheaper, but there's no guarantee it will be that cheap again on Boxing Day.

Here is the drive that I got. I ordered it from Best Buy. It's a Barracuda Compute.
SMR I suppose?

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