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[US] 3TB Seagate Barracuda $90 shipped @Newegg

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  1. manofthem

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    Just got 2 when I saw this-thanks :toast:

    Edit: And they just lowered the limit from 3 to 1:roll:
     
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    Good call snagging them; they're all gone now :(
     
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    Back in Stock
     
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    ... the fuck? $179.00 original price? Is that right? I've been buying these down here at 1600 pesos (about 125USD) . :confused: Heck, maybe I've been buying re-certs??? Shouldn't those be marked as such?

    None has failed so far *knocks wood* but still...
     
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    I've been in the market for 3TB drives for a while, $180 is definitely not the normal asking price for these drives. $120-130 has been the going price. But newegg always jacks the "original price" way up, even when the drives aren't on sale.
     
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    Sold out. Anyway I can't get any more drives until I get more SATA ports. Already used up all my ports. Planning to get two more with a PCIe card, one for SSD and another 3TB hdd. Then my PC will be full, no more room for anything.
     
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    On a side note, did anyone notice these drives have 2 year warranties? I thought the Barracuda series was only 1 year now. I've notices some other Seagate drives that used to have 2 years have gone back up to 3 year warranties. I wonder if Seagate has relented on their crappy warranty periods and raise them a little.
     
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    Not sure, didn't notice, but that should make buyers feel better
     
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    The lower capacity ones have 1 year (1TB and down) and higher capacity have 2 years (2TB and up) i was looking to get a new hard drive recently and i was wonering how is the quality of these seagates? (the 1TB version of this) since they are significantly cheaper than the western digital caviar blacks but the caviar have 3 years warranty as opposed to 1 year on the seagate barracuda 1TB drive.
     
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    Seagate is crap. I bought a seagate external because it was cheaper than WD. Plus, their ac adapter died after 1 week. they offered to ship me a new adapter but it would take 3 weeks, or else they gave me a link to buy a $30 one.

    the drive is Very Slow.
    should have bought WD.
    now, it's not the drive being sold, but it is sold by the same company so I would probably go with WD if I were you. All the other drives I have are WD.
     
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    I believe it's hit n miss. I have an old 500GB sata hdd from Seagate that runs fine, and a 1.5TB newer drive that does report a few errors. I have other horror stories about WD hdds, though my old 80GB ide WD ran fine. I think it's all about who you ask
     
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    I've had many WD in the past, my experience is that WD is generally very reliable. I have also read WD horror stories, but never experienced any problems myself with WD. Seagate however not the best experience.
     
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    Well, I can't disagree there, as I've had an issue with only my Seagate hdd lol.
     
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    Picked up one of these myself. I wanted to get 2 but I guess I missed the "3 per customer" time. Will serve as great backups (hopefully).
     
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    Never noticed the limit myself before someone mentioned it. Glad you got it. I would have grabbed one if I hadn't spent all my money on other stuff, even if Seagate has a less than stalker rep.
     
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    I got mine earlier this afternoon. Was only given the option to get one. *Slickdeals*.net is where I found out about it. I also picked up a WD Passport 2Tb, to compliment the 3, 1TB Passports I have.

    I have been running backup-less since I sold my old rig and back-up drives to pay for my gpu :eek:

    Don't want to lose all the stored media!!!

    I really hope these drives are dependable. I have been a WD man for some time since they have been reliable to me.
     
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    Thanks for adding that, I'll throw it into the OP, too ;)
     
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    I've dealt with probably thousands of drives at this point and I can tell you WD is no better than Seagate when it comes to reliability. I've gotten dud drives from both, and I've had drives that were tanks from both.

    As for your story with the external, AC adapters are cheap on both sides, I bought a WD drive with a dead adapter right out of the box. And if the adapter truly did die, take it back to the store you bought it from. And all external hard drives are slow as shit(well maybe not so much now with USB3.0), getting a WD wouldn't have changed that. You can take the slowest drive Seagate makes and slap it in an USB2.0 enclosure and it will be horribly bottlenecked by the USB interface.
     
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    Well i already have a dead sector in my WD caviar black 640gb and my 150gb velociraptor is also actings up,so i would say it is hit or miss,also a WD SE16 320GB in my pentium rig just died but honestly i cant really ask more than 6 years out of it.
     
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    Now the 3tb drive is showing in stock but $149.99. :-(
     
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    Okay, The 3tb drive on NewEgg is still showing $149.99

    The 2tb drive on NewEgg is showing "out of stock."

    However, Amazon now has the Seagate 3tb drive shown in the original post at $99.99!!!

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRLY/?tag=tec06d-20

    Never mind, price already went up to $144.99 :banghead:


    I am sure it will be out of stock fairly quickly due to being Cyber Monday and all LOL. Better grab one if ya need it! :)
     
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    Tempting...but I already have 6TB at home, it is just a PITA being spread out over multiple drives. Need to setup RAID 0...
     

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