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HD: 750gb seagate sata drives at newegg for 49 shipped

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148445

use promo code EMCYTNX58 for -20 each at check out up to 5.

just got 4 for my movie storage NAS
Old 07-05-2010, 01:58 PM Xayd is offline  
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Man that's a tempting deal. Thought about it, just can't do it! I really need these drives for a NAS at home, but with just buying the new iphone and some stuff for around the house, just can't do it... Will have to watch for another deal like this in the future. Pretty awesome price, $250 bucks for almost 4 TB of raw storage...
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thanks!
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Thanks for the heads up!
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Man that's a tempting deal. Thought about it, just can't do it! I really need these drives for a NAS at home, but with just buying the new iphone and some stuff for around the house, just can't do it... Will have to watch for another deal like this in the future. Pretty awesome price, $250 bucks for almost 4 TB of raw storage...

if you visit a site like fatwallet or slickdeals you can get 4 TB for $250 or less pretty often...and better brands than seagate (saying that as a former seagate whore )
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is seagate not the consensus best HD anymore? been ahwile since i bought drives (back when 400gb was expensive, and 500gb had just come out, iirc).

only reason for buying em now is one of my ~5 year old 400gb drives just died, so i figured i might as well upgrade the entire array in my NAS.
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a couple of 1 TB drives for $60 each:
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2113382

seagate's rep has really taken a hit after some issues in the past few years. that isn't to say you shouldn't get them, but they're more average now, not really top tier like they were for so long.
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Not so sure that Seagate was necessarily top tier per se.

They were popular because (7200.10 and previously) they were cheap, and had a good track record. They weren't especially top performers otherwise. The warranty period, was nice as well.

Nowadays, they're simply cheap. Warranty doesn't matter for much if they're basically sending you a refurbished drive that still may (or may not) have the same flaw, be it from design or bios fuckery. Some of this could stem from their acquisition of Maxtor, but who really knows anymore.

Samsung and WD have been kicking their asses the last year or two, with regards to most everything. It still seems that the drives most people have, or are at least most vocal about, are with the 1TB > versions, regardless of vendor.
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well, they were considered to be 4-5 years ago. at that time alot of people had trouble with WD and maxtor, myself included, so there was a mass exodus to seagate. that was really the only option at that time, the ibm deathstars were the only other option, samsung wasn't selling oem drives to the public at that time iirc.

i put alot of seagate drives into business server use over those years, alot are still being used in arrays without a failure yet. but yeah i'm seeing alot of complaints looking around at reviews regarding > 1TB drives. guess i'm happy i stayed below that with these then .
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a couple of 1 TB drives for $60 each:
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2113382

An update: you can now get this 1TB HDD with a free USB 2.0 internal multi-card reader. Use coupon code BEACH5 to take $5 off the total, and it's $59.99 with free shipping via UPS Ground. Just ordered mine.
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