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[Staples] Seagate Expansion STEA4000400 4 TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive $79.99 after coupon (on sale for $99.99)

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urir10 wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 2:10 pm
so i can take the drive out and use in my pc? or NAS?
I don't believe seagate portables are frankenstein drives.

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Thank you for advice. I will skip it.

I need a drive to backup photos.
Phones now produce huge size photos and videos.
It will be catastrophic if it failed.
lead wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 2:09 pm
5400 rpm smr drive. Its not something you want to use for large small files continuously. Archiving, media server you would be fine. But if its a media server? 24/7 use? Better to somehow cool it. Maybe shuck it. which I believe these can.

I might shuck them and add them to my new nas box.
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can you make that pic bigger? it's hard to see
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Thinking of using this as photo/video backup drive - how reliable is this? Staples/Amazon reviews look good but Newegg reviews are horrendous.
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verybo wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 2:14 pm
Thank you for advice. I will skip it.

I need a drive to backup photos.
Phones now produce huge size photos and videos.
It will be catastrophic if it failed.
I was meaning like for desktop or large server usages. Where its continually read and written too with sustained large and small files constantly. The drive just starts fine but would become slow because that's what happens with smr drives. So they wouldn't work for that niche with any great performance or long term durability. Plus I am pretty sure you invalidate warranty when you shuck them.

There is no harm backing up video and photos. That is kinda what these were built for. But never ever ever rely on one drive for anything you archive and hold precious. You buy 2!, and always back the other up. Theses are probably cheapest solution to do that.
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I can't see where to enter the coupon code. Do you enter it AFTER filling out the payment information. I didn't want to enter my payment info in case the code doesn't work.
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bach2266 wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 2:25 pm
I can't see where to enter the coupon code. Do you enter it AFTER filling out the payment information. I didn't want to enter my payment info in case the code doesn't work.
the cart to your right by the price at check out
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does this contain a 2.5in or 3.5in drive inside?
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Thanks for your patience.
I searched smr up and it is a generic term, not negative :)
I will grab one. Hope I won't join the 1 star club.
lead wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 2:21 pm
I was meaning like for desktop or large server usages. Where its continouly read and written too with sustained large and small files constantly. The drive just starts fine but would becomes very slow because thats what happens to smr drives. So they wouldn't work for that niche with any great performance or durability.

There is no harm backing up video and photos. That is kinda what these were built for. But never ever ever rely on one drive for anything you archive and hold precious. You buy 2!, and always back the other up. Theses are probably cheapest solution to do that.
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verybo wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 1:47 pm
How reliable is this drive?
Review seems not very trustable.
Maybe all drives today are the same quality?
My non SMR drives have been going for a couple years now without any failures.
verybo wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 2:14 pm
It will be catastrophic if it failed.
If it's that catastrophic, 3-2-1

3 copies of your data on 2 types of media with at least 1 of them being offsite.
Never trust a single point of failure for something so important.
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Looking for $10 or $20 coupon if anyone got one to spare. Thanks!
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Has Staples pulled the ‘reveal the deal’ offer?
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ryanrudolf wrote:
Mar 15th, 2019 2:26 pm
does this contain a 2.5in or 3.5in drive inside?
its a 15mm 2.5 drive. so its thicker than typical 7mm 2.5 drive but no its not a 3.5 drive. you would need an adapter to mount in a 3.5 slot.
Its alot less power consumption tho. I kinda think these would be ideal for upgrading old 2 bay nas's people may be using with say 2x2tb. Probably cut your power consumption and heat in half with no discernible loss in performance .

#correction its not just a bigger 9mm its an even bigger 15mm
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Reveal deal has been pulled from Staples website.
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