Amazon Daily Deal: Seagate 3TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive = for $95 w/ Free Shipping

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Need an external drive for backups? The one I use is Amazon's Deal of the Day:

    It's a very speedy drive (3TB Barracuda) if you use a USB 3.0 interface. Faster than most of my internal HDD drives for transferring large files. Highly recommended, and this is about $20 cheaper than the usual price at most retailers. Works great for Mac or Windows (has to be reformatted for Macs since it comes w/ NTFS file system)
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  2. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Tempting, but so is a film camera I've got my eye on. Decisions decisions. I'll got through the link here no matter which one I end up getting.
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  3. teddoman

    teddoman Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 22, 2013
    Now all I need is a computer with USB 3.0.
  4. JDK504

    JDK504 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 28, 2013
    looks good, but shows the 3tb at 118 dollars? did they change teh price?
  5. fortwodriver

    fortwodriver Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 15, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Don't these run incredibly hot and have a very low MTBF?
  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I can't tell you statistics from other people, but I have four of these in frequent use pretty much since they came out. Never noticed any heat and have had no failures. I use the same 3GB Seagate Barracuda drives in RAID 0 inside my main PC, and those have been solid a well.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Mu-43 mobile app
  7. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    Only thing to be aware of if using for a Mac, it is a start the format, and walk away for lunch, dinner, following breakfast, etc. 3TB takes a while to reformat...

    Otherwise great spot, and a great deal for people who got one!