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Best Buy DOTD: Seagate 2TB External Hard Drive and Insignia™ Media Remote for Xbox One $99.98


#1 no658ea3   Ex CEO CAGiversary!   6170 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:02 AM

http://www.bestbuy.c...cat748301824817



#2 Lil Frier  

Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:49 AM

This is so far from a deal Target's thinking of copying it.



#3 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3378 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:15 AM

I bought this hard drive a few months ago on the online deal for 79.99, and its great, works and look good.



#4 ORGAN1ZAT10N_13  

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:14 AM

From what I understand, you can crack the housing open and take the HDD from inside and use it in a PS4.



#5 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2849 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:28 AM

The Fuck are you doing, Hubert? You don't have to post everything that your company claims is a deal, you know.

#6 no658ea3   Ex CEO CAGiversary!   6170 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:31 AM

The Fuck are you doing, Hubert? You don't have to post everything that your company claims is a deal, you know.

Anything video game related that's a DOTD I post. 



#7 LonelyBacteria  

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 01:12 PM

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#8 ravens52bears54   Thin Blue Line CAGiversary!   1586 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 02:12 PM

So, you're basically just getting a free crappy remote? The official XB1 media remote is much better.



#9 alexgo  

Posted 18 February 2016 - 03:11 PM

BestBuyJeff?



#10 mer71   Gaming since 1981 CAGiversary!   4587 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2016 - 03:55 PM

No deal!!!  I bought a 2.5TB HDD on a Ebay deal of the day for $70.



#11 LonelyBacteria  

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 04:21 PM

*cough* amazon ads showing underneath OP (when not signed in) showing better deals *cough*



#12 TruthynessStrategery  

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 04:23 PM

Eh...I'm a big fan of BB's GCU...but this isn't much of a deal.

This "Xbox" branded hard drive is priced at $85-$89 regularly at Costco. (They also carry the exact same Seagate drive with a silver color instead of green for $79)

 

And the Insignia remote is dogshit. Get the official Xbox remote instead.



#13 ORGAN1ZAT10N_13  

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 04:27 PM

 

I thought people only wanted official branded products. That doesn't have the Xbox logo on it so people will claim it's no good. I don't know what either, but some people will



#14 DX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1650 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2016 - 04:46 PM

Only problem with this deal is it is Seagate. Look up external HDD failures and Seagate is far and away the absolute worst with failure rates.

 

I bought a Toshiba 2TB one past week from Best Buy for $68



#15 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11251 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 05:18 PM

Only problem with this deal is it is Seagate. Look up external HDD failures and Seagate is far and away the absolute worst with failure rates.

 

I bought a Toshiba 2TB one past week from Best Buy for $68

I have two and have had zero problems with them.  No drive brand/model fails so bad that it affects more than a fraction of a fraction of consumers anyway.

 

But just in case you are using this for computing and not gaming, keep a backup of all your work.  That's just common sense. :)



#16 stepasyd   add me! CAGiversary!   618 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:00 PM

step it up BBY....This is mediocre at best...



#17 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49880 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:23 PM

I have two and have had zero problems with them.  No drive brand/model fails so bad that it affects more than a fraction of a fraction of consumers anyway.

 

But just in case you are using this for computing and not gaming, keep a backup of all your work.  That's just common sense. :)

Since X1 syncs all saves to the cloud, the drive is just local storage for those saves.  If the drive craps out, replace with a new one, download all of your stuff again.

 

Though, anyone buying a 2TB drive for a X1 should really put that money towards a 4TB.  Routinely $100 or so when on-sale.



#18 TruthynessStrategery  

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 08:55 PM

Only problem with this deal is it is Seagate. Look up external HDD failures and Seagate is far and away the absolute worst with failure rates.

 

I bought a Toshiba 2TB one past week from Best Buy for $68

+1. Normally, I'm all about recommending Hitachi / Western Digital as a first choice & only going with Seagate drives when you don't give a rats ass about data integrity.

 

That said, the 2TB drive inside these enclosures is actually branded "Samsung". Rumors indicate this particular drive is still using the same production lines that churned out several of Samsung's excellent drives before they sold their HDD division to Seagate &/or that drives such as this which are still branded as Samsung are using shared/leased facilities whereas Seagate branded drives use the inferior facilities which have pooped out unreliable products for years. Take it with a grain of salt, but I'm at least a little more comfy using this drive than typical Seagate garbage.

 

I picked 2 of these exact drives (with the black case) from Best Buy for $35/each on a price mistake a couple months ago. So, for that price I'm willing to take the risk with non-mission critical data like videogames on my consoles (pulled one & put it in a PS4, using the other on one of my Xbones).



#19 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11251 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:01 PM

Since X1 syncs all saves to the cloud, the drive is just local storage for those saves.  If the drive craps out, replace with a new one, download all of your stuff again.

 

Though, anyone buying a 2TB drive for a X1 should really put that money towards a 4TB.  Routinely $100 or so when on-sale.

I think I'm going to break down and get a 4/5TB USB drive, I just can't come up with a scheme to separate my games across the two drives that I like. :)



#20 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11251 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:29 PM

4TB portable drive for $129.99:

http://www.bestbuy.c...4&skuId=8915094

 

4TB portable drive that promises almost double the speed of other portable drives for $179.99:

http://www.bestbuy.c...0&skuId=5127078



#21 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49880 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:23 PM

4TB portable drive for $129.99:

http://www.bestbuy.c...4&skuId=8915094

 

4TB portable drive that promises almost double the speed of other portable drives for $179.99:

http://www.bestbuy.c...0&skuId=5127078

That 2nd one is two 2TB drives running in RAID 0, so you double your chance of failure if one of the two drives fail.  First one, assume it's just a single 4TB drive in an enclosure.

 

Not sure why everyone has such a hard-on for USB-powered drives, as I have this on my X1 and it works great:

http://www.bestbuy.c...4&skuId=1766068

 

Routinely drops down in the $100 - $110 range when on sale.  I've had it for almost a year and a half, no issues whatsoever.  I have the 2TB version on my Wii U, has also worked without a single issue.



#22 Lil Frier  

Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:33 PM

That 2nd one is two 2TB drives running in RAID 0, so you double your chance of failure if one of the two drives fail.  First one, assume it's just a single 4TB drive in an enclosure.

I see it kind of the opposite way. If the 4-TB fails, you're out 4 TB. If half that RAID fails, you still have the other half to use.



#23 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49880 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:37 PM

I see it kind of the opposite way. If the 4-TB fails, you're out 4 TB. If half that RAID fails, you still have the other half to use.

You can see it that way, though you're wrong in that assumption.  A 4TB RAID 0 partition fails when either drive fails.  All data is lost from a RAID 0 array when either member drive fails.  You could remove the non-failed drive and use it in another enclosure, though not in the original enclosure as it's wired for RAID 0 only.



#24 Lil Frier  

Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:41 PM

You can see it that way, though you're wrong in that assumption.  A 4TB RAID 0 partition fails when either drive fails.  All data is lost from a RAID 0 array when either member drive fails.  You could remove the non-failed drive and use it in another enclosure, though not in the original enclosure as it's wired for RAID 0 only.

I know that. The point is that the 4-TB is 100% useless if it fails, but half of the RAID can be formatted if the other half fails. That, and if you wanted to keep using the enclosure, replacing a 2-TB drive is cheaper than replacing a 4-TB one.

 

Unless there's some fatal flaw in the 2-TB drive's design, I wouldn't worry much about an increased failure rate.



#25 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11251 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 05:03 AM

Not sure why everyone has such a hard-on for USB-powered drives, as I have this on my X1 and it works great:

http://www.bestbuy.c...4&skuId=1766068

I intend to move mine back and forth between two consoles, one upstairs and one downstairs.  It would be easier to not worry about carrying around a wall wart as well.



#26 miyamotorola   I have mild to moderate eczema CAGiversary!   3784 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 12:59 PM

Does anyone else pronounce it as "sea-gah-tay?"

#27 The Carrot Cake Kid   Luvs Creamy Frosting CAGiversary!   1499 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 01:26 PM

Does anyone else pronounce it as "sea-gah-tay?"


Probably not

#28 FFWRX   Don't Blink! CAGiversary!   426 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2016 - 01:30 PM

Does anyone else pronounce it as "sea-gah-tay?"

It looks like "sea" "gate".

#29 Bosamba   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2037 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2016 - 02:45 PM

Does anyone else pronounce it as "sea-gah-tay?"

https://youtu.be/nxxSIX3fmmo?t=23