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posted: May. 27, 2012 @ 5:10p
Good to find the retail unit for less than less than $100. Are the new 2gb hd use new 1gb platters as the new Seagate 3gb hd?
posted: May. 27, 2012 @ 5:21p
If these have the 5 year warranty on them they are likely the older Barracuda XT model ST32000641AS drives... The newer ST2000DM001 only has a 1 year warranty and doesn't even use the new 1tb platters, it appears only the 1TB and 3TB models of the new drive use the 1TB platters, the 2TB still uses 3 platters as well.. Good find for this drive, i would bite if I didn't already have 2 of the 3TB version of this XT drive.
The model number is STBD2000101. Is this the 7200.12 ? As tdavis5432 points out, ST2000DM001 is the 7200.14 generation.
posted: May. 27, 2012 @ 5:52p
Nice find, had been waiting for two 2tb drives for a while now.
posted: May. 27, 2012 @ 6:06p
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_... General Information Series Barracuda Model Number STBD2000101 Packaging Retail Type Desktop Performance Specifications Form Factor 3.5" Interface SATA 3.0Gb/s Capacity 2TB Cache 32MB RPM 7,200 RPM Average Seek Time 8.5 ms Average Latency 4.16 ms Interface Transfer Rate Up to 300MB/s Physical Specifications
Bestbuy's listing says 6gbs but I'm guessing it's SATA II and not SATA III. Can anyone confirm?
posted: May. 27, 2012 @ 8:52p
its probably SATA II but it really doesnt matter because the SATA is not the bottleneck with HDDs... i believe so atleast please correct me if i am wrong..
posted: May. 27, 2012 @ 8:55p
best buy is as liar. B&H has a 3 year warranty on this drive and Newegg says it has a 1 year warranty.
looks like best balderdash is going to close a lot more stores.
posted: May. 27, 2012 @ 8:59p
That model you said is STBD2000101 right? Thats the retail kit, can the OP please tell us what the model number of the drive inside the box is? Thanks
posted: May. 27, 2012 @ 9:22p
$129 for 7200rpm Seagate *3TB* at Costco, and you get an external case with a SATA->USB 3.0 Converter back thrown in with it as well. Only nit is that must disassemble the case carefully to preserve the 2 year warranty (plus extra year from AMEX assuming IQ to use the card).
Timboy said: its probably SATA II but it really doesnt matter because the SATA is not the bottleneck with HDDs... i believe so atleast please correct me if i am wrong.. I believe that it depends on the activity. It may matter when transferring large files.
posted: May. 28, 2012 @ 2:14a
This model is the Retail Barracuda in the US. There is no reference to this in the Seagate site. Model ST200DM001 is the 2tb unit of the 7200.14 generation with 64mb Cache and 1 year warranty from the seagate site.
The following companies are selling this model with different spec on the STBD2000101
I pick up mine this morning I'll let you know what the box says when I pick up
posted: May. 28, 2012 @ 4:12a
Thanks. Needed a bigger Ext. HD for my security cams. Using a 1TB and only getting 5 days recording on 3 cams. This is what I needed for longer storage and another cam. Picking up tomorrow.
posted: May. 28, 2012 @ 5:56a
I got the ST33000651AS 5 year warranty Barracudas in the 3TB GoFlex Desk USB 3.0 enclosures from WalMart, two of them, so i have a mirror just in case one of the 5 platter drives fail, but so far they are nice, 7200 rpm 64mb Cache etc. But the new barracuda drives only have a 1 year warranty so can someone who bought one confirm the actual drive inside model number and run a warranty check on Seagates site? Also like I said earlier if it is the ST2000DM001 it does NOT use the 1TB platters like the 1TB and 3TB drives, they use a lower density platter and put three of them in the 2TB drive, not sure if its due to a supply they need to exhaust or what.
I plugged in the SN and Model # from the posted picture on the Seagate warranty site and it says warranty cannot be determined
posted: May. 28, 2012 @ 9:39a
Box clearly states 5 year warranty
posted: May. 28, 2012 @ 9:53a
Can you tell us if it is SATA III with 6gbps or SATA II with 3gbs?
UPDATE: Went to store and confirmed box says SATA III / 6gbs and 5 year warranty.
Picked up the last 6 at 2 local stores.
Thanks OP! +1
posted: May. 28, 2012 @ 9:58a
Follow link above and go to specs tab...6GB
posted: May. 28, 2012 @ 10:06a
In for 2, but I never got my confirmation from BB to go pick it up.
EDIT: Site is now showing unavailable for the closest stores, even though it let me order last night. I wonder if I've been bitten by a BB employee, or the inventory system just self corrected sometime after I ordered?
Regardless, it won't let me cancel, and the nearest store is a hike.
Picked up 2. On the box: 5-year warranty. 7200RPM, 64MB Cache, SATA 6Gb/s interface. Model STBD2000101. The UPC 763649033210 is the same as the above Microcenter one but different package. On the HD: Model ST2000DM001. DOM 03/2012 It looks like we got 7200.14 generation with 5-year warranty.
posted: May. 28, 2012 @ 10:55a
It said it was out of stock for my local retailer but I just went there without ordering online and they had a bunch left. Picked up 2
posted: May. 28, 2012 @ 11:06a
fatwaltag said: $129 for 7200rpm Seagate *3TB* at Costco, and you get an external case with a SATA->USB 3.0 Converter back thrown in with it as well. Only nit is that must disassemble the case carefully to preserve the 2 year warranty (plus extra year from AMEX assuming IQ to use the card).
Worst Buy to be avoided where possible.
Couldn't find this on Costcos website. Searched their hard drive section and also keyword "seagate." Nothing. Any help? Maybe a product number? Thanks!
posted: May. 28, 2012 @ 11:10a
Update: Just got the 'come get it email'. So looks like I'm in for 2.
posted: May. 28, 2012 @ 11:11a
Timboy said: its probably SATA II but it really doesnt matter because the SATA is not the bottleneck with HDDs... i believe so atleast please correct me if i am wrong..
Took the last one at my local store. Is in fact ST2000DM001 sata3 64mb Cache drive in the box. Mine is a Thai made drive by the box AND antistatic bag. Wonder if they are generally more reliable then China made ones. Also will be interesting to see what the verdict on warranty is between the 5yr on the box but 1yr for that model drive. Anyhow, these are supposed to be very good drives performance wise. I really despise seagate lately and swore I would never touch one again, but given the performance and price, and currently needing an additional drive, here I am in for one. Hopefully I dont get bit in the behind for this. Last couple seagates I bought both ended up never ending stream of RMA's untill I quit trying and just chucked them.
posted: May. 28, 2012 @ 12:45p
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posted: Jun. 2, 2012 @ 6:32p
I just set two of these up in a Raid 1 with this cheap DLink NAS and used the freeware version of SyncBack to setup network syncing for my parent's computers.
Everything is working fine so far. Pretty basic NAS I linked with a few bells and whistles.
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