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Seagate Expansion 8TB $197 Delivered with Prime @ Amazon US via AU

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Under $200 is excellent for a shuckable 8TB storage drive. Shuck away!

Free shipping from US with Prime membership. (Note: US power plug included)

Anddddd…. dont forget 5% cashback from Shopback Deal https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/500619 Approx $188 after cashback.

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Comments

  • +3 votes

    keep in mind

    "I purchased this product as it was promoted on the Australian site OzBargain. It took me to amazon.com.au and I paid in Australian dollars. Unfortunately the power supply is for the USA and not Australia. I checked the description thoroughly and this fact isn't mentioned."

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    does 5% from shopback apply for Amazon US???

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    I don't get it, can anyone explain to me the 'shuckable' meme so I can be able to ride along the trend? Thanks!

    • +10 votes

      It's not a meme. When you open an Oyster, it's called "shucking" the oyster to get the insides out.

      People (like me) often buy these external drives in cases, and crack open the case in a "shucking" like manner with a screwdriver or other implement to get the drive out and install it in a PC like a regular HDD.

      • +1 vote

        ah, that makes so much sense! So are they a better deal than actually buying a HDD outright? I'm guessing they're pretty much the same right?

        • +5 votes

          Yes for some INSANE reason the externals are almost always cheaper than buying a HDD by itself, even like for like. I will never understand it but they are. I'm sure there's a perfectly good marketing explanation for it.

          I suspect it's to do with the fact they tend to put the slowest drives in these external enclosures, and possibly to do with using up stock on hand at the factory they end up with or something. But for storage in a PC they are fine. The drives in these enclosures vary a lot, some people report high NAS quality helium drives, others report white labelled unknown quality drives, so it can be a bit hit and miss.

        • +3 votes

          Price is 30%-40% cheaper than normal internal HDD, so don't expect the same performance
          These are achieve drives, while reading speed is normal, writing speed is slower
          so they are not suitable for NAS, BT etc, but perfect for data storage
          just search on youtube and you will find videos on how to shuck
          keep in mind that if you shuck, you may not be eligible for warranty
          Some say WD still recognize warranty, but not sure about Seagate

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        does it taste good though?

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    come on Amazon, you can offer a better price on 10tb hdd :D

    • +2 votes

      Yeah i was quietly hopeful but $265 is still "decent". But needs to be around $230 for me to grab a 10tb instead.

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        I track the USD price instead of AUD, I guess that's more meaningful
        it's shipped from US, and AUD keeps falling :(
        It's $160 USD now, it's low but just the same price as Black Fri 2018
        I believe they can offer something better

  • +7 votes

    I think these are smr drives.

    Better to spend a bit extra to get those WDs imho.

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    Anyone got a good video link to making something like this shuckable? Didn't know it was possible to do.

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    Not such a good deal if you need to pay $20 extra for the AU power adaptor. You can go into a bricks and mortar store and buy an Aus stock Western Digital 8TB for $250?

    • +2 votes

      $20 for a power adapter? These tend to be switching supplies that accept 100 - 250V input. A $3 US-AU adapter will do or you could just bend the pins.

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        Thanks for the reply. Yes I was not considering the travel adaptor option. May be worth it then. 🙂

  • +2 votes

    Is this shuckable? Wouldn't be a proper thread if someone didn't ask it :P

  • +2 votes

    The model number for the drive is STEB8000100, which is either an archive drive (ST8000AS0002) or Green Barracuda (ST8000DM004) inside.

    There is some useful discussion on a previous OzB post on this model:
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/354182

    These are generally unfit for NAS if you've got torrents and such writing to it. Perfect for backing up to, but not so good for general use or NAS.

    More info:
    https://forums.unraid.net/topic/58783-8tb-seagate-expansion-...

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    Can anyone confirm if OW or JBHIFI will honour a price match??

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      When I went to JB hi-fi to price match a Western Digital from a previous deal they checked the part number and it didn't match the one they had. Probably related to having a US power adaptor.

      Unlikely any local ship would price match I think?

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    Appears it may have just expired!

    I missed my opportunity.

    Saved myself some $200… yippee. Though I still need a drive :-(

  • +1 vote

    This is back again. Asked a mod to unexpire the deal

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    what happens if you get bad sectors after shucking it?

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