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Cyber Monday: Internal Hard Drive Deals?

 
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Nov 26, 2012 07:39 |  #1

Anything better out there?

http://www.tigerdirect​.com …p?EdpNo=744345&​CatId=4357 (external link)

Specs:

Seagate
2TB
3.5" drive
7200 RPM
64MB
SATA 6Gb/s

$79.99
After shipping & tax: $89.57 :confused:
Order has to be over $100 for free shipping :rolleyes:

Newegg had them for $69.99 - Soldout!

Amazon has them for $89.99 with free shipping.

Here is the most popular review of the 2TB drive:

The model number of this drive tells you little about what you will end up getting October 20, 2012 - Size Name:2 TB
ok, so this drive is listed as the "Seagate ST2000DM001" and guess what, other than that it sports 2 Terabytes, it tells you nothing whatever about what drive you'll end up with, because Seagate has chosen to obscure and omit relevant Data between different builds, with vastly different performance.

The short advice: Only purchase the WxExxxxx version of this model. This was made in Wuxi, China and uses 2 platters and 4 heads.
This performs 30% better than the version with 3 platters, which has a WxFxxxxx or similar designation.

You'll need to contact the seller and ask them to check the code on the drive. If they can't verify, don't buy it, better to get a drive from Western Digital, where its not a surprise game of whats in the box.

S - SU - Suzhou China
W - WU - Wuxi China
Z - TK - Korat Thailand

F = 3 platters with either 5 or 6 heads, while E = 2 platters.

Weight info received in a comment here, suggests that the 'good' 2-platter drive weighs 534 grams, while the 'bad' 3-platter drive weighs 624 grams.

Seagate used to embed the information about their drives in the model number, but now they obscured it, so they can pawn off whatever they want. Send a WxE model to Publications who test drives, and then ship the crappy WxF model to unsuspecting customers who may never realize they're not getting what they thought they were buying. This should really be illegal.


I'm going to have to pass on this. I do not know enough about HD's and my are worth more than a gamble to save $50! :cool:

Any other deals?


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Nov 26, 2012 09:08 |  #2

http://www.newegg.com …_-22-236-380-_-11262012_1 (external link)


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Nov 26, 2012 09:23 |  #3

I got a 3TB for $90 last Thursday. 3TB for $100 is a better deal if you can score one with sales that you can catch.


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Nov 26, 2012 09:47 |  #4

Agree 3TB for $100 were nice deals.


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Nov 26, 2012 09:59 |  #5

This one is running until the 1st. Thank you for posting the link. This may be the one.

professorman wrote in post #15290720 (external link)
I got a 3TB for $90 last Thursday. 3TB for $100 is a better deal if you can score one with sales that you can catch.

bobbyz wrote in post #15290803 (external link)
Agree 3TB for $100 were nice deals.

3TB for $100 would be sweet! If someone finds this deal, please post :cool: I've looked with no results.


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Nov 26, 2012 10:18 |  #6

Keep an eye on slickdeals website.


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Nov 26, 2012 11:52 |  #7

Here you go:

1.5TB for $65.
http://www.newegg.com …_-na&Item=N82E1682223638​0 (external link)


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