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[Staples] $149.99 Seagate Expansion 8TB External Desktop Hard Drive

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[Staples] $149.99 Seagate Expansion 8TB External Desktop Hard Drive

Seagate Expansion External Desktop Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - 8 TB

SMR

$139.99 with $10 signup coupon.

Same deal as last month, but it has only hit $139 twice this year (May and November according to my RFD search). I missed it in November and was waiting for it again, so not blazing hot, but not cold either. $17.5/TB

If you don't care about SMR and using it to just store media, $17.5/TB is great value.

Edit: reminder to use cashback sites if you want 2%~ back.
Last edited by chrisevans on Dec 18th, 2020 4:10 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Jun 14, 2008
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Good price but they are SMR drives.
Barracuda Compute drives inside most likely.
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Sep 27, 2020
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Ship to store only available?

Caught my attention this late in the xmas deals game, but seems can only be shipped to/picked up at store when I checkout.
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Oct 7, 2017
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Thanks. Was going to go with 14TB from Best Buy but I have a Staples gift card and 8TB should be enough for now to add to my Plex.
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Jan 2, 2006
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Cannot find info on their site how to get 10% off with subscription.
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Oct 7, 2017
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I forgot they still don't allow gift card use online lmao. I'll have to go pick this up in-store today.
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Nov 18, 2008
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Bought one as a gift for my mother in law for storage of photos.
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Sep 19, 2009
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Any stats on the annual fail rate for these drives?
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Jan 2, 2017
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Is this good for consoles? I need something for ps4 extra storage
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Nev007 wrote: Is this good for consoles? I need something for ps4 extra storage
You may experience some slow down in some situation since it is SMR and the speed seems to be 5900rpm (https://forums.unraid.net/topic/58783-8 ... eb8000100/). Ideal speed is 7200rpm or if you can find hydrid ssd/hdd. I tried using 5900rpm is it slow and sometime my ps4 complain no hdd detected.
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would this be good for a plex server? i dont have much media
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Oct 3, 2010
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XSnapSX wrote: would this be good for a plex server? i dont have much media
Yes, I use one in my Plex server. SMR drives are fine for reading speeds..
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Aug 7, 2008
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Great deal per tb. Missed out on the 10 and 12tb deals.
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Aug 12, 2010
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I bought it black friday, it's a barracuda...tempted to buy a 2nd to put in my nas as raid....
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geoffs wrote: I bought it black friday, it's a barracuda...tempted to buy a 2nd to put in my nas as raid....
The 8TB Seagate Expansion is an SMR drive. SMR drives are not generally recommended in NAS for RAID as rebuild time in the case of failure would be very long. Consider finding a CMR which usually the 10TB or higher drives are.
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rezz0098 wrote: The 8TB Seagate Expansion is an SMR drive. SMR drives are not generally recommended in NAS for RAID as rebuild time in the case of failure would be very long. Consider finding a CMR which usually the 10TB or higher drives are.
yeah, but at $139.99 + GST less ebates...not bad and will give you a good run for a few years as JBOD
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[OP]
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Jun 6, 2019
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calexicoca wrote: Cannot find info on their site how to get 10% off with subscription.
Not 10%, it's a $10 coupon after signing up for their promo emails.

https://www.staples.ca/a/content/email

Either use a account you haven't used before or get a disposable email, takes about 5 minutes after you sign up.
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Aug 16, 2005
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This is what I paid for these drives last March and been running fine in my Plex server so shuck away guys :)
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itJustme wrote: Ship to store only available?
I don’t think so. Maybe try again? I’m getting it shipped to my house in Vancouver, estimated delivery for Dec 21st.
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Jun 6, 2010
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Guys dont ship the drive.
I ordered it last time for the same one and they left it at the door.
Someone stole it.
Staples ships with their own truck and there is no tracking number.
I am still fighting with them to get back the money.
Pickup in store to avoid the hassle.
If I buy something that is not in deep discounted, my father will punish me; everyone will laugh at me. I will be the strange kid who doesn't fit in.
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