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Posted: 7/19/2013 12:35:11 AM EDT
LINK  $99 for a 3TB drive plus a USB 3.0 base.


USB 3.0 external drive. The coolest part of this drive besides how fast it is, is that the harddrive is in a seperate enclose from the base. So you can pull the drive off the base and then connect any 2.5" or 3.5" drive by just quickly putting it on the base. Its perfect for putting a fresh install on your laptop drive.


See, you can plug any drive into the base then which is sweet!
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 1:07:42 AM EDT
That base looks like an accident waiting to happen

Great price on the drive.

edit :clicked the link and see it a full case
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 1:08:58 AM EDT
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So buy a real enclosure or put it inside a tower?



 
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 1:09:10 AM EDT
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What do you mean? Like snapping off the connector?  The actual drive comes in a plastic encasing that snaps on securely. Connecting other drives should be temporary.


I've got the base double sided taped onto the top of my case. Its not going anywhere.  Its nice to beable to quickly connect another drive temporarily.
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 1:09:57 AM EDT
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What do you mean? Like snapping off the connector?  The actual drive comes in a plastic encasing that snaps on securely. Connecting other drives should be temporary.
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What do you mean? Like snapping off the connector?  The actual drive comes in a plastic encasing that snaps on securely. Connecting other drives should be temporary.



Small base waiting to get knocked over
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 1:14:03 AM EDT
There's two Nutnfancy videos that I like.  This thing is perfect.  These two videos will just fit on it.

Link Posted: 7/19/2013 1:14:37 AM EDT
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LOL
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That base looks like an accident waiting to happen

Great price on the drive.


What do you mean? Like snapping off the connector?  The actual drive comes in a plastic encasing that snaps on securely. Connecting other drives should be temporary.



Small base waiting to get knocked over


I've got mine taped to the top of my case with double sided tape. One strip on the bottom and its not going anywhere.
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 2:19:38 AM EDT
That's cool.

What I need is one of those bases, but one that will also accept old ass harddrives. I'd like to pull old photos and crap from an old laptop HD from 2003ish.
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 2:23:02 AM EDT
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Most motherboards still have IDE connectors, atleast one.
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 2:25:12 AM EDT
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That's cool.



What I need is one of those bases, but one that will also accept old ass harddrives. I'd like to pull old photos and crap from an old laptop HD from 2003ish.




Most motherboards still have IDE connectors, atleast one.




Or you can be universal hard drive to USB hookups. Come with every type of IDE/Sata cable imaginable and power hookups.



Really handy when you have a computer/laptop crash. Just pull HD and hook it up to your new PC.



 
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 2:27:24 AM EDT
Thanks
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 2:32:33 AM EDT
Link says $125, did they change the price?
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 2:55:41 AM EDT
I still have a 9GB drive sitting in my warehouse that we paid $800 for.  Now I can get 3,000GB drives for $100.
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 3:15:37 AM EDT
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Thanks OP, likely going to cost me more money today.
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 3:36:40 AM EDT
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Must have just changed it.  It was still $99 when I first posted in here.

Link Posted: 7/19/2013 4:11:16 AM EDT
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2TB and 3TB were $99.  It was sold from Amazon.com, so it appears amazon is out of stock. Now its back to $119 from another seller.
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 4:17:58 AM EDT
WTF is one doing that you might need 3 T of hard drive ?

I have yet to even half fill 750 GB
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 4:23:36 AM EDT
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I have nearly 700GB just in my "DSLR Backup" folder, raw images are big, especially when you takes lots of pictures. I also have harddrive images for my parent's PC's and all my PC's. SO if anything goes wrong, 5 minutes later the PC is like new again.

Then between all my purchases games from Steam and Origin I have nearly 1TB. My SSD doesn't have enough room to install them, so I move them back and forth between the drive. Much better then waiting for it to re download.


Then I have a second 3TB drive that is an exact copy so if one goes tits up, I'm GTG!
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 4:26:39 AM EDT
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What I need is one of those bases, but one that will also accept old ass harddrives. I'd like to pull old photos and crap from an old laptop HD from 2003ish.




Most motherboards still have IDE connectors, atleast one.






Yeah, but what about our old ESDI and SCSI drives?



ETA: FYI, I just bought the next to last one.  Better hurry!
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 4:45:34 AM EDT
$119.00 and one left in stock, when I looked.
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 4:47:19 AM EDT
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LINK  $99 for a 3TB drive plus a USB 3.0 base.


USB 3.0 external drive. The coolest part of this drive besides how fast it is, is that the harddrive is in a seperate enclose from the base. So you can pull the drive off the base and then connect any 2.5" or 3.5" drive by just quickly putting it on the base. Its perfect for putting a fresh install on your laptop drive.


See, you can plug any drive into the base then which is sweet!
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3TB, did you download all the porn on the internet?
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 4:56:37 AM EDT
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I have 4 2TB drives in a RAID 5 array, use it to store movies, music, tv shows and the like, also backups for my pc's.



That being said the drive on sale is a Seagate, no thanks, they have terrible failure rates. I quite selling seagate when i was having 1 in four fail within a year of install.



 
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 5:06:45 AM EDT
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Western Digital is a better buy at that price, IME.
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 5:08:48 AM EDT
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I have 4 2TB drives in a RAID 5 array, use it to store movies, music, tv shows and the like, also backups for my pc's.

That being said the drive on sale is a Seagate, no thanks, they have terrible failure rates. I quite selling seagate when i was having 1 in four fail within a year of install.
 
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WTF is one doing that you might need 3 T of hard drive ?

I have yet to even half fill 750 GB



I have 4 2TB drives in a RAID 5 array, use it to store movies, music, tv shows and the like, also backups for my pc's.

That being said the drive on sale is a Seagate, no thanks, they have terrible failure rates. I quite selling seagate when i was having 1 in four fail within a year of install.
 

I've got two of these with no issues. One is used with fraps nearly daily. Recording 3+ hours at a time, so its gets HEAVY HEAVY usage.  I have had a western digital black fail though.
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 5:15:48 AM EDT
Is speed of HD negated by max speed of USB cable?
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 5:17:47 AM EDT
I have two of these drives that I use for media backup, they work fine.
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 5:18:42 AM EDT
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Yes, but speed with 3.0 USB isn't really that big of a deal IMO.
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 5:19:42 AM EDT
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2TB and 3TB were $99.  It was sold from Amazon.com, so it appears amazon is out of stock. Now its back to $119 from another seller.
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2TB and 3TB were $99.  It was sold from Amazon.com, so it appears amazon is out of stock. Now its back to $119 from another seller.




 



Also note, Amazon changes prices around depending on where you are and who they think you are.




$120 for 3 TB and a USB hookup isn't bad though.  Just note that USB is SLLLOOOOWWW for that big of a drive.  It'll take you several days to fill it.
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 9:58:07 AM EDT
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I've got two of these with no issues. One is used with fraps nearly daily. Recording 3+ hours at a time, so its gets HEAVY HEAVY usage.  I have had a western digital black fail though.
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I have yet to even half fill 750 GB






I have 4 2TB drives in a RAID 5 array, use it to store movies, music, tv shows and the like, also backups for my pc's.



That being said the drive on sale is a Seagate, no thanks, they have terrible failure rates. I quite selling seagate when i was having 1 in four fail within a year of install.

 


I've got two of these with no issues. One is used with fraps nearly daily. Recording 3+ hours at a time, so its gets HEAVY HEAVY usage.  I have had a western digital black fail though.




We build close to a thousand new systems per year, we go through quite a few drives and tend to see the bad ones a lot faster than the average home user.



 
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 10:18:17 AM EDT
3TB version for $99 is back in, sold by Amazon.com, not a third party seller.

Thanks OP! Needed a second 3tb to backup my first.
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 12:00:47 PM EDT
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WTF is one doing that you might need 3 T of hard drive ?

I have yet to even half fill 750 GB



I have 4 2TB drives in a RAID 5 array, use it to store movies, music, tv shows and the like, also backups for my pc's.

That being said the drive on sale is a Seagate, no thanks, they have terrible failure rates. I quite selling seagate when i was having 1 in four fail within a year of install.
 

I've got two of these with no issues. One is used with fraps nearly daily. Recording 3+ hours at a time, so its gets HEAVY HEAVY usage.  I have had a western digital black fail though.


We build close to a thousand new systems per year, we go through quite a few drives and tend to see the bad ones a lot faster than the average home user.
 


While you may be right, I use this 3TB drive on more or less server level usage. I'm talking about recording uncompressed 1080p and and writing anywhere from 500GB-1.5TB of data to the drive every other night. I've had it for a year now too. If only it would count the amount of data it has seen it its lifetime.;
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 12:02:32 PM EDT
Seagate?  No thanks.
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 12:19:46 PM EDT
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Storage for a security camera system, is one use, I think.

Link Posted: 7/19/2013 12:25:17 PM EDT
All the other 3 TB drives are similar prices.


Why is this such a good deal? Is this one special?
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 12:30:39 PM EDT
It WAS $40 less then the OEM internal version. This one comes with a USB 3.0 dock that is easily worth $40 additional.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 9:55:01 AM EDT
How do you separate the base from the drive?  Just pull them apart?
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:35:35 AM EDT
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Pull up
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Pull up

I got it
and the drive out of the enclosure
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:43:32 AM EDT
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and the drive out of the enclosure
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Pull up

I got it
and the drive out of the enclosure

Nothing wrong with doing that, its a simple setup really, just a shell to make it look nicer then a bare harddrive, and add a bit of stability.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:47:21 AM EDT
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my desktop has over 3T and is over 90% full..  lots of AV and software
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 11:10:25 AM EDT
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That base looks like an accident waiting to happen

Great price on the drive.


What do you mean? Like snapping off the connector?  The actual drive comes in a plastic encasing that snaps on securely. Connecting other drives should be temporary.



Small base waiting to get knocked over


I've got mine taped to the top of my case with double sided tape. One strip on the bottom and its not going anywhere.


Just get a case with a dock built in?


Link Posted: 7/26/2013 11:19:16 AM EDT
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LINK  $99 for a 3TB drive plus a USB 3.0 base.


USB 3.0 external drive. The coolest part of this drive besides how fast it is, is that the harddrive is in a seperate enclose from the base. So you can pull the drive off the base and then connect any 2.5" or 3.5" drive by just quickly putting it on the base. Its perfect for putting a fresh install on your laptop drive.


See, you can plug any drive into the base then which is sweet!
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its a seagate. FUCK THAT.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 11:59:59 AM EDT
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I have almost 2TB of digital photography work scattered across 4 hard drives in an old computer, that will all be copied to this new drive for both backup and so I can more readily access it on the new computer.

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I could use one of those.
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