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Seagate 8TB External Hard Drive - $169.99

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I am hoping to see good offers on 2-4TB HDs in the coming weeks.
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purplekush604 wrote: But it's a Seagate........
All the external drives I have bought in the last years, close to a dozen, were Seagate drives.
Usually 2TB and 4TB portables with power via USB 3.0
They all still work fine - the one 8TB Seagate (of the two I bought) was the only drive that failed.
Actually the first external drive I have had fail in a long time
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my 10tb shucked Seagate just died after about 4 months, all my WD drives are going strong.. tried to give them a chance, going back to WD.
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bobclair wrote: I am hoping to see good offers on 2-4TB HDs in the coming weeks.
Me too.
I could use one or two more 4TB externals.

I'm going to stay away from anything bigger than 4TB - for one I don't like having to use an external power supply and if a very large drive crashes it's more of a pain to recover the data
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Got this for $139 from Staples at the beginning of the pandemic. Expired Offer
. I use it for storing Plex media, and it has been hit and miss. When it works, it works great, fast and quiet, but then there are times when it just won't come on from standby mode. I tried different USB ports and configurations, but it would still randomly exhibit the same problem. Sometimes it goes weeks without hiccups, other times does it a few times in a week. I did consider using the warranty to get it exchanged, but I find it easier to unplug it and reconnect.
P.S I also have a WD My book connected to same Plex server for 4 years, never had a problem like that
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purplekush604 wrote: But it's a Seagate........
It's funny because even as a proponent of this drive for media archival purposes, I've been susceptible to the hype and have used WD for more critical backup of family pictures..
Of course, of all the drives I've used, a WD is the only one I've ever had fail on me.. luckily that critical material was redundantly backed up on a combination of crappy LACIE and HP drives lol..
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maskedrolla wrote: Agreed.

I grabbed a couple of the Seagate Backup Plus 10TB externals and scored 10tb Seagate Exos. They are fantastic.
Dayyymn, man! ... I haven't managed that yet.. (or have I? I just ordered a Backup Plus about 2 weeks ago, but haven't unboxed it yet...)

I was actually kinda hoping for another Ironwolf as I have one Ironwolf Pro & one Barracuda Pro from my Seagate Expansions-lottery... Well, it wasn't totally lottery. I bought the first expansion late 2019, the 2nd spring 2020. Want the same drive in my RAID array though! May have to wait to the next Seagate Expansion sale... It seems they're all Ironwolf Pro now.

The Exos may be a better drive for my array (?), but.. I dunno, was just thinking of going all NAS-dedicated... and... my wallet is getting lighter and lighter in this drive-lottery. ha.
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xman111 wrote: my 10tb shucked Seagate just died after about 4 months, all my WD drives are going strong.. tried to give them a chance, going back to WD.
.. First I've heard of this, ever..
Which drive was it, 10TB Expansion? So a Barracuda Pro?
Use-case? Computer or NAS?

I got one of those Barracuda Pro's on sale November 2019.. Was going to shuck it for use in my computer (as its designed for that use-case more than the NAS I wanted to throw it in, and I'm outta space on the Comp after my Hitachi 2TB failure (after only a few years use) and a 1TB Seagate Failure (a 7200.11 from oh, 8 years ago when I bought this computer).
I got most all the data backed up off of the Seagate... Here hoping for the Hitachi too that failed waay too quickly.

Hitachi used to be a separate company when they made my drive (I had it for a couple years before I installed it), but are now owned by Western Digital. Hitachi was supposed to have a sterling, legendary reputation for excellent drives (which is why I picked it up at retail when I saw it on sale years ago..). It was the biggest and quickest failure I've ever seen of my Harddrives, and I've owned modern PC's since I started Uni in 2000.
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xman111 wrote: my 10tb shucked Seagate just died after about 4 months, all my WD drives are going strong.. tried to give them a chance, going back to WD.
-$200+tax. Damn. never should have shucked it. What type of testing did you do on the drive before shucking it
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virtuman1980 wrote: Got this back on Black Friday 2018 for $149.99 - $10 coupon. So not a bad price but will wait to see what Prime Day/BF/BD have to offer.

Mine is approx. 90% filled up and still works fine (knock on wood). However, I only use it for archiving movies (write once, read many).
Your case perfectly explained the SMR technology -- Single-writing Magnetic Recording

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