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2TB Seagate 5900RPM Drives $69.99

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    Great deal, I just bought 3 last week at $99.99. :cry:
     
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    lol, what do you need three for!! lmao


    return? :)
     
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    wow.... I bought 4 of these and a raid card for $480
     
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    A RAID5 array for my server with 4TB of usable space. It would be too much hassle to return, and with the shipping and restocking fee it wouldn't really be worth it anyway.

    Though I might pick a 4th up to keep a hot spare in the machine...
     
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    Would I notice a large drop in performance going from 7200rpm to 5900rpm 1 or 2Tb drives? I would just use this drive for storage of media files (no program files).
     
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    You shouldn't notice any drop in performance if that is all you are using the drive for.
     
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    thats what I thought...thanks buddy:)
     
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    Yeah storage drives don't need to be 7200.
     
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    Yeah I got one on that sale for 69.99 shipped and I will just be using it to store HD Movies/Music and ebooks. I wonder how efficient they really are on power though.
     
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    i need to order 3 more just got my second. im replacing all my drives with 2TB ones and these are sweet. though I originally wanted and bought the samsungs their sold out so im going to go with these.
     
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    Why are there so many bad Newegg reviews on this drive? maybe just a bad batch in the past?
     
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    No joke. I know NE reviews can be a mixed bag ranging from clueless people to real professionals, but those reviews are what turned me away from those drives when they were on sale a few months ago.
     
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    It all depends on what is being said

    I don't look at the ratings and focus more on the things people are saying about the drives. Unfortunately most people who write reviews on Newegg are not offering enough info to help decide whether the drive is dead on arrival or whether they were born dumb on arrival.
     
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    A lot of them are crap like "I don't have the drive, but I don't like Seagate, so I'm going to troll all the drives for sale and write bad reviews".

    I pay no attention to newegg reviews, for every legit review from someone that knows what they are talking about, there are 50 shit reviews from people that have never even owned the product or don't know shit.
     
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