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​8TB Seagate Backup Plus Hub USB 3.0 External Hard Drive $144.99 (w/ VISA Checkout) at Best Buy

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This has an SMR (i.e. slow) drive inside, so it's not ideal if you're planning on stripping the drive out. Also, Seagate reliability is legendary (legendarily bad, that is). I don't think I'd use this without mirroring.

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This is a good deal for a 8TB drive.   I have been using one of these as a Plex server, streaming movies to my TV without problem.   It is not a drive you will use for a RAID-5 NAS.  However,, it is good enough for my purpose.  In regards to reliability, I have use Hitachi, WD, and Seagate for the past 30 years,  I do not find Seagate any more less reliable than the other brands.    I have this type of 8GB Seagate Archival drive running 24x7 for the past 2-3 years without a problem.

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I've been using 2 of these removed from their enclosure and put in a NAS with RAID1 for a year now and I'm happy. Even a month ago, $200 was a good deal on this drive.

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Amazing price for 8TB especially for backing up. I picked up the expansion 8TB from Newegg for $169 and that was a good deal. This is even better.  I would have returned to Newegg if I didn't open it last night. 

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Nice deal. I had actually bought this drive on BF for 170. I ordered another one to be shipped to me and will return the first one.

Agree that this is not a good drive for booting, but it should work fine for storing movies and music files. Not too thrilled that it's a Seagate, as I just had two Seagate drives fail in the last week, but this is about 30% cheaper than any of the alternatives. My old Seagates were getting pretty old anyway. I think one of them was about 6 years old and the other one was 4+ years old.

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