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[Amazon.ca] Seagate Backup Plus Hub 10TB External Hard Drive - $229.99

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May 17, 2016
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[Amazon.ca] Seagate Backup Plus Hub 10TB External Hard Drive - $229.99

For those who missed it the last couple times, this drive is back on the all-time low of $229.99.

Same price at Best Buy as well: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/se ... k/12315363
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Jan 13, 2014
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For those with a Memory Express nearby, you could save an additional $14 with price beat.

Tempting..... Very tempting.

(edit - Memory Express lowered the price to $259.99 so you'd save only $3 as it's 10% of the difference.
Last edited by Devhux on Dec 20th, 2019 4:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Oct 11, 2015
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Devhux wrote: For those with a Memory Express nearby, you could save an additional $14 with price beat.

Tempting..... Very tempting.
oh boy one in stock for memory express .. must resist .
Wonder if the 5TB portable will be at 110$ or less for boxing day ...
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Nov 23, 2004
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For those who can stretch a little more, $275 gets you the Western Digital MyBook on Amazon which has a 3 year warranty and is all around lots more reliable than Seagate's typically are. I anticipate both the 10TB MyBooks and Elements drives from Western Digital will be on for Boxing Day again too probably. Black Friday saw the 10TB elements down to $226 and the drive inside (I shucked mine) is a $492 WD/HGST data centre helium drive.
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Oct 11, 2015
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if i am gonna use this for REMUX 4k (filled up 4 of my 4tb) to hook it up to my TV i am sure this would be more than fine no?
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Oct 1, 2005
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It's a Barracuda Pro drive inside. Not SMR. Not quite as good as the $199 10TB Seagate Expansion from BB on Black Friday, unless you put some value on the USB hub feature I guess. Also worth noting the 10TB WD Elements has gone on sale in the $225-$230 range several times.
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How does warranty work if you shuck a drive and it eventually fails?
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This is a decent price, but I think it's worth noting that the WD version of this was $225 in the past two months, and they have a better reputation as far as reliability goes, including and perhaps especially when the drives inside are from HGST. For anyone who doesn't need a drive right now that may be a safer bet.
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This is an excellent drive as inside it contains a retail 10TB BarraCuda Pro ST10000DM0004 PMR/CMR helium drive. It's been on sale for $199 last month in the form of the Seagate Expansion 10TB (same internal drive) and I have shucked 4 of each type in the last year with no read/write errors using badblocks and in NAS use. I'd look for a $199 sale on either of these, however, during BD.

Note: unlike the WD Elements RED drives this Seagate works out of box when shucked as it doesn't require modifying pins.
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bendak wrote: It's a Barracuda Pro drive inside. Not SMR. Not quite as good as the $199 10TB Seagate Expansion from BB on Black Friday, unless you put some value on the USB hub feature I guess. Also worth noting the 10TB WD Elements has gone on sale in the $225-$230 range several times.
Thx for the info. I'll probably buy one even just cuz I don't have a time machine to go back to BF.
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bendak wrote: It's a Barracuda Pro drive inside. Not SMR. Not quite as good as the $199 10TB Seagate Expansion from BB on Black Friday, unless you put some value on the USB hub feature I guess. Also worth noting the 10TB WD Elements has gone on sale in the $225-$230 range several times.
Is it really the Barracuda Pro? 10 TB internal Pro is $478 on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.ca/Seagate-Barracuda ... 07H1VZ44S/
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Jan 13, 2014
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Darnit, pretty much out of stock (ships in 2-4 weeks now) so not sure if Memory Express would price match still.....
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shayne85 wrote: Is it really the Barracuda Pro? 10 TB internal Pro is $478 on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.ca/Seagate-Barracuda ... 07H1VZ44S/
From another thread about this drive
Elrondolio wrote: This is an excellent drive as inside it contains a retail 10TB BarraCuda Pro ST10000DM0004 PMR/CMR helium drive. It's been on sale for $199 last month in the form of the Seagate Expansion 10TB (same internal drive) and I have shucked 4 of each type in the last year with no read/write errors using badblocks and in NAS use. I'd look for a $199 sale on either of these, however, during BD.

Note: unlike the WD Elements RED drives this Seagate works out of box when shucked as it doesn't require modifying pins.
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Apr 13, 2010
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Speaking of the pin thing, I shucked my first WD drive last month. It was a bit of a pain, but I figured out how to mask off the relevant pin in less than 30 minutes. I didn't have kapton tape, so I used a decent quality black tape that I cut into a thin strip and then wrapped around both sides of the connector to ensure it wouldn't slide off on the way in. So basically, I wouldn't fear the pin thing, it's easy enough to deal with as long as you know about it in advance.
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Apr 4, 2007
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Elrondolio wrote: This is an excellent drive as inside it contains a retail 10TB BarraCuda Pro ST10000DM0004 PMR/CMR helium drive.
Not being rude, but is that right? I thought the BarraCuda Pro's were only in this one:

https://www.amazon.ca/Seagate-Expansion ... JY0J8SYY73

I bought three of those on BF @ $199 and shucked them all, no problems, great drives. If OP's link are Pro's too, that's a pretty good price IMO. Thanks.
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Sep 14, 2007
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The research I did during the $199 Seagate Expansion BF deal was that the 10TB capacity exists only in Pro (and higher lines, like Exos, IronWolf, etc.) Seagate has never made any 10TB drives that is SMR or 5,400rpm. Now the disclaimer that past performance does not guarantee future success. Who knows? Seagate could specifically make a low-end drive for this.
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Jan 5, 2007
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North York
This is the HUB version of the external 10TB, the one for $200 few weeks back was not.
For the purpose of shucking they both contain the 10TB Barracuda Pro inside.
Still gets an up vote, Seagate makes good drives and the quality of this 10TB Barracuda Pro was never in question.
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Jun 19, 2006
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The difference between Seagate Hub vs. Seagate Expansion Drive is just the USB port on the Hub. Is there other differences?

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