Seems to have dropped. I got 2 at Hanover , Ma store for $49.98.
posted: Sep. 19, 2012 @ 7:38p
I also just got the only one left at a store that had "limited stock" for $49.98! Used redcard for 5% more off. Thanks, OP, for the deal. Personally, I'm glad this wasn't in the Target Clearance thread, or I would have missed it, especially since it took a while for them to be clearanced in my area -- I checked a couple weeks ago and everything was full price.
posted: Sep. 19, 2012 @ 11:54p
DirtCheapDad said: Geez people... FW tech buyers know where to look for reviews... Newegg and Amazon.
It looks like the case is probably crap, but the drive is good. Lots of reviews noting this is a 7200rpm drive. I'm actually hoping for a cool and quiet running 5x00 rpm drive since I want this as a storage drive in one of my computers. I'll be breaking it open tonight to see what I got this morning from Target and report accordingly. Maybe they switched to a slower drive to reduce overheating problems which melts the USB connection components - that appears to be causing most/all the failures being reported in Newegg reviews, even people just using the drive a few days.
Bad review, this is not a 7200RPM drive as this review says...and LOTS OF REVIEWS NOTING THIS IS A 7200 rpm drive
BUT then again FW techies know how to find the rpm speed. Need a screenshot? to prove it is 5900rpm? Can provide it if requested
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posted: Sep. 20, 2012 @ 12:27p
anybody opened it? is it easy to open? I only need the internal hdd
posted: Sep. 20, 2012 @ 1:47p
Opened mine last night and already hooked up as an internal drive. Only showing up as 1.81TB...not sure what calculation Seagate used to come up with their 2TB capacity rating. Sorry I didn't take any pictures just yet...it was late. The drive noted that it was an eco drive, which I assume means its one of Seagate's 5900rpm drives.
The case is easily opening with a blade screwdriver. Work from the back end where you plug in power/USB, and as you spread the case apart the plastic snap tabs will start breaking and release the case. There probably isn't a way to open it without breaking the tabs, so you're likely SOL on the warranty when you do this. After you get the back spread enough, start working your way down the sides. I split about half way on one side, did the same on the other side, and then completed the rest of the way towards the front on each side. Once I had done that, the top pretty much opened like it's on a hinge in the front.
I then used a fine tip screw driver to cleanly pry away all the metal tape holding the drive in place. Once that is out of the way, you'll need to gently lift up the drive a little, and pull away from the USB end. You're trying to slide it out of the power/SATA connectors without breaking anything. This was fairly easy. Hook up to my computer was no problem. Just reformatted and humming along perfectly.
posted: Sep. 20, 2012 @ 2:02p
Putty knives are usually a good way to open these types of cases up too. I've opened a few and keep as spares in my parts box.
Why I oughta...
posted: Sep. 20, 2012 @ 4:37p
HIV said: anybody opened it? is it easy to open? I only need the internal hddThe customer who previously bought mine tried to and didn't completely succeed (something is rattling inside).
Try searching "open Seagate" or "open Seagate expanion":
Some versions of this Seagate external have a case with screws on the bottom that can be accessed by removing the rubber feet.
Many videos recommend opening external drive cases by prying with a flat-bladed screwdriver, but it's usually better to use something dull, thin, and smooth, like a putty knife or dinner knife because it can slip between the pieces easier and is less likely to nick the plastic. If you break any tabs, they can probably be re-glued with solvent (hobby shop liquid model glue, electronic parts supply radio & TV case repair glue, lacquer thinner, throttle body/carburetor spray cleaner, but never super glue or epoxy), but don't reassemble the case for at least 48 hours, until the repair develops full strength.
I'd probably definitely open up a USB 2.0 external drive, but I don't know about a USB 3.0 because it's as fast as SATA, provided you have a USB 3.0 port in your computer.
Got last one at the Reynoldsburg/East Columbus (Ohio) Target.
posted: Sep. 20, 2012 @ 9:55p
hbg1 said: I also just got the only one left at a store that had "limited stock" for $49.98! Used redcard for 5% more off. Thanks, OP, for the deal. Personally, I'm glad this wasn't in the Target Clearance thread, or I would have missed it, especially since it took a while for them to be clearanced in my area -- I checked a couple weeks ago and everything was full price. also seems to have gone from $99.99 straight to $49.98 this week in 90247, but they're all gone. A couple of the Seagate portables are still sitting there because they aren't clearance-tagged.
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posted: Sep. 24, 2012 @ 3:42p
Ya, went by a local store that showed limited stock, none to be found which likely means some tool reseller went in and stashed them somewhere. Oh well.
posted: Sep. 25, 2012 @ 8:37a
Grabbed one in Delray Beach Florida yesterday, $69.98. Need three more for my Drobo 4 bay NAS that's on the way. The drive is a Seagate Green drive, 5900 rpm which saves power and is perfect for a NAS. If you need one, goto my 1st deal posted Link to DROBO Deal
limited stock in all Maine stores, showing $99.99 everywhere
posted: Sep. 25, 2012 @ 7:26p
Found three in Yakima, WA. $69.99. Bought one.
posted: Sep. 25, 2012 @ 8:19p
quickNdirty said: Ya, went by a local store that showed limited stock, none to be found which likely means some tool reseller went in and stashed them somewhere. Oh well.The price only drops if the mark-down crew scans the item.
posted: Sep. 25, 2012 @ 9:47p
Thanks OP, and the price is cheap!
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posted: Sep. 28, 2012 @ 7:32a
delzy said: quickNdirty said: Ya, went by a local store that showed limited stock, none to be found which likely means some tool reseller went in and stashed them somewhere. Oh well.The price only drops if the mark-down crew scans the item.
SKORPI0 said: Local Target finally had it for $69.99. I was under the impression that the price won't change if there is no item to tag. Good thing I kept the last one in my secret hiding place (under the shelf rack) for the last 2 weeks. I thinking of leaving it for 2/3 more weeks and wait for price to go at $49.99, but I needed a HDD.
posted: Sep. 28, 2012 @ 2:51p
Still full price in Dallas, $119!!!
posted: Sep. 28, 2012 @ 8:27p
Was perusing clearance items at Target today and saw this for $70.01 (wasn't aware of this thread). I picked it up and came here to see if it was a decent deal. Guess I'll keep it for the price.
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