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2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim $79 @ Target

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Was chasing Wii U games deal and it was all brodened… :(

However came across this and it doesn't even make sense to me. 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim discounted to $79 but the 1TB is only discounted to $99… go figure….

At least I didn't go home empty handed…..

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    What Target was this at?

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    Interesting. Not sure if there's a difference between "Backup Plus" and "Backup Plus Slim"

    If it is indeed slim version the drive inside (ST2000LM003) itself is worth $141:
    http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=ST2000LM003...

    Teardown info showing that it's an adapter (as opposed to soldered on like WD drives):
    https://www.hardwaresecrets.com/2-tb-portable-external-hdd-d...

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      Can confirm drive as definitely 'shuckable', i use 2 of these as internal drives, purchased about 3 years ago.

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      I have one which I ripped it open. It's a Samsung Spinpoint inside.

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        The Backup Plus has a 9mm z height, PMR drive in it (either branded as Samsung or Seagate)
        The Backup Plus slim has a 7.5mm z height, SMR drive (branded as Seagate Laptop HDD or Seagate Barracuda) - performance of these drives are inferior compared to the older model. (You may find Samsung ST2000LM003 in them for older stocks, which performs better than ST2000LM007, but I think the LM003s are no longer available)

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          older are better? hmmm.. who would have thought

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          @zennow:

          Often older better as in more durable, but in the quest to cut down size and weight ( and often cost too lol) the durability ( even sometimes performance ) goes downhill. Happens with a lot of goods.

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          The older 'slim' drives I have opened all contained the Samsung Spinpoint ST2000 drives. I should note, that the Sata - USB adapter in these, in my experience, is inferior by far to the newer Backup Plus. The drives experienced frequent dropouts across the USB3 connection. Once shucked however, the drives have performed well, with no issues for years. This was my experience only, I have not researched this past a month or so after I bought them, which was pretty much on release date as they were new tech at the time. I ended up shucking both of the 2 drives I purchased, after having Officeworks replace one drive twice due to the dropouts. And they've performed flawlessly since.

          I've had a completely different experience with 2 different sized Backup Plus (9mm) drives, 4TB and 5TB, and had no issues at all, still using as USB portable drives. The 5TB is only a couple weeks old, purchased from Amazon (USA) for AU$172 delivered, after it showed up as a deal right here on OZBargain. :D

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          You state "(You may find Samsung ST2000LM003 in them for older stocks, which performs better than ST2000LM007, but I think the LM003s are no longer available)"
          Still available (20 units)USD93.50 + shipping @ Amazon US

          https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-2-5-Inch-Internal-S...

          I guess from previous comments that it's a lucky dip as to what HDDs are installed. My past experience with various products purchased @ BigW and the House of Target are that much stock like this are end-of-line or NOS (New-Old-Stock).

          Anyhows…

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    Showing as Limited stock at Bankstown and Castle Hill in Sydney. Best ring before you try I reckon. Good deal, but not very available in NSW.

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    Only 2 stores in WA showing as limited stock, the rest are listed as not available.

    Anyone know how hard it would be to price beat it with officeworks, given its limited availability?

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      just did pricematch at ow for $75.05, they did check the stock luckily there was some limited stock at ocean keys

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    Well spotted OP.

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    Limited stock in Watergardens, Epping and Craigieburn in Victoria

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    Poor harvey he was selling 3tb WD for $98 on saturday and here you are buying this :(

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      Shame. Missed out on that one. Hopefully they will run the deal again soon.

      Seagate portable drives are mainly favoured by those who want to remove the drives and use them in other devices. Since they are just standard 2.5" sata drives and cheaoer than a standard internal drive. Unlike WD that have the USB soldered to the drive.

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      Why "Poor Harvey"? He's actually pretty wealthy lol.

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    Pricematch with officeworks

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    Such a good price!! Pity I lost faith in Seagate products.

    I paid $188 for a 4TB WD drive a couple weeks ago.

    Looks like I jumped just before the sales!! I'm an idiot!

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    I bought a 64gb ipod touch for $150 whilst the 32gb version was still $250. It's for a 9yr old. He's not allowed a phone.

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      Was that also @ Target? If the case, which Target store was it, any stock left???

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      Hahahah what

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      It was the last one at Springfield, QLD. Receipt http://users.on.net/~maf101/ipod.jpg

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      You can always just not put a sim in a phone it you want to use it as a media player.

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        The radio will still be on and connecting to local towers. Not something worth taking a risk with a developing mammal.
        You can dial * # * # 4636 # * # * which will get to the hidden Android system menu(most phones) from were the radio can be turned off.
        I use an app called 4363v2 to bring up the menu. No easy way too automate tho, and you have to do it every time it is cold booted. Great for battery life as well.

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          There is no evidence to suggest the non ionising RF radiation from a phone is a problem. There is a massive difference between a phone in use, next to your head vs an occasional ping at arms length as well. I would imagine the RF exposure from a phone as a media player would be trivial compared to the background RF in your typical home.

          I could be wrong but i assumed maf101 was saying a phone is not allowed for reasons other than RF radiation.

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    Limited Stock
    Albury NSW
    Bankstown NSW
    Castle Hill NSW
    Charlestown NSW
    Hurstville NSW
    Kotara NSW
    Shellharbour NSW

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    Drives are gonna get a lot cheaper fast this year.
    The big three dram makers are being sued for price fixing. In addition capacity now coming online from China will push prices down with oversupply.
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/30/dram_vendors_sued_a...

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    no stock southern Adelaide

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    Don't need it, but got one price matched at Officeworks for $75.05.

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    FYI: WD 4TB My Book for $135 is much better $/TB.

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    Thanks OP, just got one price matched at Officeworks. Just brought a print out of Target's price, they didn't bother to check if in stock or not but they did make me get a red one as that is what's on the Target website.

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    Just bought one at ow brisbane city. A few available there. Paid $75.05

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    If i pull the HD out of the casing would it fit a…
    "SATA-3 port for 2.5inch HDD/SSD storage up to 15mm thickness"

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      Got a link? It should fit fine. I believe it is 9.5mm drive. Why do you want to?

      Edit: As in - you sound like you're taking the drive out of a portable drive to stick it in another portable drive case? Is the controller really that bad?

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        Depends what his/her needs are. These are still a cheap option for mini-pcs like the Intel NUCs (other brands are available). These mini-pcs make good el-cheapo Home Theatre PCs (HTPC) with PLEX, Kodi etc. running, particularly if you have them set up as a PVR.

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        back in the day it was cheaper to replace a PS3 or PS4 internal drive with a Seagate external if you strip the case and only use the HDD. Buying the HDD cost more than the Seagate portable. And you can reuse the Seagate case with your old PS4 HDD so nothing goes to waste.

        Not sure if it's still cheaper. Haven't checked prices.

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    So do these have 2TB Samsung SSDs in them?

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    great price

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    Non in Castle-hill

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    Got Priced matched with OW and got it for $75.05
    OW said it is showing as $139 in Target site and this must be a dead link, so I refreshed my phone browser and show them.
    OW found the link and then said stocks not available in Target, I asked to try postcode 3806 limited stocks were available.
    OW said the colour red was not available and hook me up with a blue one.
    This HD comes with a two months free subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud too…
    Try price matching with OW first if possible and leave the limited stock to someone else :)

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    Would be a good way to upgrade the Wii U hard-drive capacity :)

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    Specifications on the 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim

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