Seagate 8TB Backup Plus Desk Hub $279 Delivered, 6TB $199 and 4TB $169 @ PB Tech

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cheapest price ever according to pricespy. good deal for nz store.
these Seagate external drives from PB Tech are currently the cheapest price per TB (for external drive) you can get from NZ store.

also 10TB $389
https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/HDDSEA3310/Seagate-10TB-Bac...

also 6TB $199
https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/HDDSEA3260/Seagate-6TB-Back...

and 4TB $169
https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/HDDSEA3240/Seagate-4TB-Back...

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    Good price from PB Tech. This item is currently available for NZ$264.49 (NZ$227 + NZ$37.49 shipping (4-10 business days)) from New Egg. So $15 for local warranty and quicker delivery is good.

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      also i think the 4TB, 6TB and 10TB models are actually cheaper from PB Tech than New Egg.

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      There's also a 2.5% surcharge for payments by credit card which takes the price difference up to $21 on the 8TB model.

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    I love seagate. They are reliable storage device

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      Seems they have improved a lot. I've always been a WD supporter, but the failures from Seagate seem to have dropped significantly now.

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    Does anyone know if this drive comes with complimentary two-year plan of 200GB online storage with Microsoft OneDrive?

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    anyone know what model of harddrive is inside these?

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    Are these shuckable?
    WD 8TB My Book from Amazon US is still cheaper if you shuck these drives.

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    Bought the 6TB one. Drive inside is a st6000dm003 barracuda(green?) drive

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    Recieved my 8TB MyBook from Amazon US today.Paid $169.9 +$24.46 (Expedited Shipping arrived in 4 days) =$194.5 = NZ$272
    You can opt for the cheaper shipping option which drops the price to US$184

    The drive inside is WD80EZAZ and it only works if you remove the Pin 3 of SATA power connector (Orange wire) or use a Molex to SATA power cable.

    https://imgur.com/a/vMEfe

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    Pretty good deal. Wish there were good deals on on internal hard drives (I'm not risking taking one out of external lol)

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    I have the white (Mac) version of this from Amazon. (Not for a Mac, I don't even have a general preference for white. I just got it because I figured if I ever got one here it would be the black one as I doubted they'd be the same price as they were on Amazon.) I never and don't plan to take out the hard drive, but it seems to be a PMR not an SMR hard drive so likely a Barracuda of some sort.

    Pretty much any 3.5" portable can be removed from the case if you don't care about the external USB casing. Unlike with 2.5" hard drives, I've never heard of any having on board USB or something else which will stop you using it normally as an internal hard drive. The only possible issue is that as hinted at by hsran, if it supports power disable (pwdis) and you have an old power supply which outputs 3.3V on on pin 3 you will have to stop this e.g. by covering the pin, cutting it, or using an adapter which just stops all 3.3V output (since the HD doesn't need 3.3V). Note that it doesn't mean you can't use SATA native power. You can if it doesn't output 3.3V on pin 3.

    BTW, about buying to Amazon, other than having to return it directly to Seagate (probably in Australia) for warranty issues, because it's a US model it also only comes with 2 year warranty. This is likely to apply even if you return it Seagate Australia as the serial number for the drive is only set to 2 years. (In NZ the warranty should be 3 years.)

    Well the one I got actually lasts to February although I bought it at the end of November/black friday and it was manufactured in October. The online checker suggests their ship date is set to 17-Nov-2017 (you can see this for certain countries like South Korea) and the warranty is 2 years and 3 months. (It was sold to GOLDEN STATE FC LLC i.e. an Amazon company, again you can see this for certain countries e.g. China.)

    I believe they normally set the warranty longer than it should be to make up for the time it takes to make it from the wholesaler they ship it to, to the end user. Although if you have a long supply chain e.g. some retailers here in NZ you may find even that isn't enough. (I have had hard drives who's warranties on the online checker expired in one or two months less than the expected period.) Of course for locally purchased products you can go by the receipt so don't have to worry about that.

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      The PBTech 8TB one's are SMR's, Barracuda Compute (ST8000DM004-2CX188)to be precise.

      The Seagate one can't be pulled out without breaking the plastic tabs while the WD MyBook popped out easily with a gentle push.

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