This was posted 1 year 4 months 28 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

expired JB Hi-Fi "Factory Scoops" - Seagate Portable USB 3.0 1TB Expansion Drive $63.20 + $5 Shipping

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It appears as though JB Hi-Fi is doing their own "Click Frenzy" style deal. There's a few cheap bargains up there across two pages to check out.

Best deal that stood out was the portable Seagate 1TB hard drive for $63.20 plus $5 shipping. Had a quick look around and that appears to be the cheapest it's been for at least a while. USB 3.0 compatible and you should be able to price-match at OW if you want to pick it up in-store.

Deal ends at midnight Wednesday and the sale is online only!

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  • +8 votes

    Any $9 Dell V525W owners want yet another reason to feel smug? Check out http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/computers-laptops/printers/le...

    Great find on the Seagate.

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      Is that the same printer?

      • +2 votes

        Not the same. Mine has a Dell logo where the Lexmark one is.

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      yea. Dell ones are made by Lexmark. I hope we can use the same cartridges.
      Does anyone know to get the cartridges cheap?

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        I second this question. Dell ones are near impossible to find.

        Anyone?

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        Looking at eBay the S515 cartridges aren't cheap at all, and not sure if they will work although I assume they will.

  • +2 votes

    Fantastic deal. For the record, this is a 2.5" drive with the following dimensions:

    3.31” x 1.06” x 5.97” (84.07mm x 26.92mm x 151.64mm)

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      Can the disk be removed from the chassis or is the USB connector soldered to the HDDs board?

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        No idea - can't find anything on the internet with instructions for how to (except the 3.5" drives which appear to be).

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        No, because it's higher than the standard 12.5mm for a "normal" laptop drive. Some laptops even use thinner ones so this one has no chance of fitting, refer to the above 151.64mm dimensions

        these drives have extra platter in them and that's why they're such high capacity

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          I was more thinking if down the track I want to put it in a HTPC would it be possible. Suppose it's just as easy to connect it via cable.

          Can't see myself buying a laptop with < 750GB/1TB unless it's an SSD.

        • +1 vote

          No, it cannot be removed? Or no, the USB connector is not soldered?

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        Seagate, Toshiba and Buffalo are one of the few manufacturers who do not solder the PCB directly on to the hard drive (like WD). :)

        In regards to fitting it into your laptop, all I can say is that it 'may' fit. If you have a HP DV6, M6, DM4 (from 2009) I can guarantee it will fit. If you have a Toshiba from 2008 it will also fit but only in the optical drive bay.

        Other brands such as Sony/Apple can only support up to the 9.5mm standard height.

        Hope that helps.

  • +1 vote

    This looks like a 3.5 as the 2.5 version I have is round edges

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    grabbed the drive. thanks OP.

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    Looks like a blanket 20% off all factory scoops, nice.

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      Doesn't look too bad - as long as you know that you're buying a run of the mill low-end laptop.

      The one ops2000 listed just above might be a better deal, considering it has a larger HDD, better graphics card, and Win 7 Pro. The only thing this one has over it, is a higher clocked (albeit dual core) CPU.

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        I read the new quad core AMD's aren't too bad.

        EDIT - Just realised they are two different ASUS laptops. Opps.

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      Looks like a pretty good deal considering it has a decent CPU and dedicated graphics. Looks like a great general purpose machine whilst also being capable of running modern games although not at crazy settings.

      [Edit] My bad, I was talking about the A53TA not the K55N.

  • +2 votes

    Gotta love the SRP'es…………………………………………..

  • +1 vote

    Awesome! Grabbed two of the Seagates. I've been eyeing these off for the last couple of weeks… glad I waited! :D Thanks OP!

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    fantastic price!

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    Anybody have a view on the Motorola Atrix? How does it stack up against the Defy, Ascend g300?

    • +3 votes

      Atrix is much better spec than the Defy.

      Defy;
      800mhz single core
      512mb Ram <- this is bad, especially if you had the idea of upgrading to anything above Android 2.3
      3.7" screen

      Atrix;
      1ghz dual core
      1gb ram
      4" screen (higher res too)

      Ascend g300;
      has the same 512mb ram issue, didn't look any further at it. I assume its about the same spec as the Defy which is less than the Atrix

      http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=3514&idPhone2=...

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      The only reason you'd get a Defy is if you wanted a water-resistant, shock-resistant phone. Or a very compact phone.

      That said, it's $99 plus $10 to unlock, so it's worth considering anyway. There's a Jellybean ROM for it that works OK.

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      defy+ CPU is 1G too, but Atrix is dual-core, and with 16GB storage, big screem with high resolution, so better for sure.

      I just bought Defy+, so have to give up this, otherwise definitely this one.

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      I bought the Atrix when it first hit the Factory scoops, about $205 delivered from memory. Happy with the phone, much better than the SGSII 4G it replaced in my opinion.

      Took some fudging around to get ICS running on it, but happy with it now. Only issue I have found is the video capture is laggy, making it unusable.

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        Did you have to install a custom ICS ROM on it or is the official Atrix ROM still on 2.3.4 (GB)?

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      Has the Atrix sold out? Can't see it any more.

      edit: nvm, realised that I missed out :(
      http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/mobile-phones/mobiles-outrigh...

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        The Atrix seems to back in stock today.

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    Pretty good deals there. Can't go wrong with the 1TB

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    does anyone know if these drives have the port soldered onto the drives like the WD's?

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      Yes.

      I would like to know about this as well.

      Come on, someone must know.

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    does anyone know what is the different between seagate SGBX1000GB vs SGBX1000BK and which model JB HIFI have?

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    Grabbed the Seagate - was thinking on the weekend that I needed to look for some storage soon. Timely - thanks OP :)

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    naive question, will OW price match and give a 5% discount on 68.20 (63.20 + 5) or on 63.20 ? Thanks !

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      Since it's not available for pickup, they'll probably take shipping into account.

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      I'm pretty sure they price match on the $68.20, not on the $63.20, as when I've gone in there before they ask if there is any shipping charge.

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      Usually, they include the shipping in the price-match. But, if you cross your fingers really tightly, they'll sometimes forget.

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      Good to know, thank you all ! It's such a good deal, but I can hold off for more storage. Hopefully prices drop to these points around early next year.

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      As I live close to OW chadstone branch, I just grabbed one at $64.79 (they would only beat the price at $68.2, cos they said we could only purchase it online) and don't have to wait for delivery. thanks again ozbargin

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      First OW I went to didn't have stock but would have done it for $63.20 - 5% I think. Second one which did have stock did it for $68.20 - 5%. I think by now they will all be aware of the deal and won't let it go for $63.20 - 5%, but try your luck.

      Very pleased with the price, it's still cheaper than JB and only $3.20 more than otherwise.

  • +3 votes

    Hmmmm not cool adding additional items you still pay the full delivery cost of each item separately.

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    got mine
    thanks

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    I thought Factory scoop is for grey products? What about the warranty? Dows OW pricematch grey imports?

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    just picked 2 up at OW for $60 each. good deal.

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      Nice, can you post receipt?

      What did you say, did you take a print out or just show them the link on your smart phone?

      I'll go pick up a couple of these too

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        just printed out the page from jb. as there is a jb nearby they excluded shipping. they probably wouldnt if they read the online page i guess. i wasnt arguing.

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          Thanks mate. I'm off to OW at lunch to try it!

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      And pay by ING Wave-and-Go for another 5% off :)

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    Can these portable Seagate drives be trivially re-formatted? I get paranoid when they choose not to list OS-X.

  • +1 vote

    The Yamaha docks that were on sale over the weekend for $79 are now $59. Damn you, Ozbargain. I've ended up buying a new harddrive and a dock.

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    Thanks

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    Just brought the hard drive to go with the WD live Player! Thanks

  • +3 votes

    According to staticice, the next cheapest one is selling for $99. So good deal on $68 delivered!

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    Click….click….click…..click….

    If you want a drive that does that noise then get this, great buy!

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      Sounds like you've got a faulty one. Better RMA it, STAT!

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        I have had two new Seagate Expansion portables crap out too. It was the previous model with the rounded edges 500GB. Not saying this will too, different disk and package. Still, pretty closely related.

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      It only makes that sound when it is about to die. My Seagate expansion only did so after two years which is IMO very good for Seagate

      • +3 votes

        Seagate used to offer 5yr warranties, now it is 2 or 3? their quality has tumbled over the years and you think 2yrs is really good for a drive? I would say 2 yrs is unacceptable but that's just me.

        • +2 votes

          that's NOT just u. anyone who has a fair bit knowledge and experience with computer wont be happy about a 2yrs old dead harddisk.

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          With the amount of cost cutting they make these days (so we end up with deals like these…) its really what is expected.

          I have seen so many people with failed Seagate that when someone says they've got one in its 3rd year, I know they're pushing it.

          Certainly it wasn't always like this, I had a rock solid reliable 20 GB Seagate from 2000 that was still working 10 years later, but I did pay through the nose with that HDD. From how I see it, its a relative.

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          Bought a seagate HDD in 2008. It malfunctioned as soon as I got it (wasn't dead, can't remember what it did). Sent it for RMA. Got it back and haven't had a problem since.

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    Anyone tried the TV stick? Gotta be better than the average Ebay Chinee one/

    http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/computers-laptops/computer-ac...

    BTW Aldi have a TV stick this week too.
    http://aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_24415.htm

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      IMHO the tv tuner wifi bundle is the best deal on this website, if you have a use for it :D, i've tried the PCTV nano stick before and it works fantastic and that unit is around 3-4 years old already!

      https://www.jbhifionline.com.au/default.aspx?T=10145&P=67574...

      you get a wireless dongle, wifi AP and the tv tuner dongle all for $28 + postage, huge bargain! :)

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        does this one work for mac as well?

        the ultra nano one says it works on mac

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          I think it doesn't as the tv tuner that comes with the wireless one is nanostick solo which is not listed as mac compatible on the pctv website, however the nanostick ultimate clearly lists it as windows 8/mac compatible

          pctv nanostick solo
          http://www.pctvsystems.com/Products/ProductsEuropeAsia/DVBTT...

          pctv nanostick ultimate
          http://www.pctvsystems.com/Products/ProductsEuropeAsia/DVBTT...

          but it shouldn't really matter as you'll be playing it over your wireless network, not sure if there is included software for MAC however

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          PCTV Nano ULT TV Tuner
          Overview
          HDTV on PC and MAC - Plug the TV for Mac and PC HD mini Stick directly into your computer’s USB 2.0 port to start experiencing the power of digital HDTV

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        I'm quite keen on this PCTV Wifi tuner - but can't find any information about it online. The only review/feedback article I found was in Spanish, and didn't have much detail in it.

        Does anyone know whether this product works with Windows Media Center, just like any other TV tuner? Or are you forced to use the bundled TVCenter software app to watch TV?

        Thanks for any info…

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          my experience with the nano stick from PCTV was that it works fine with windows media center, i haven't tried with these new ones so it might have changed but i'm taking the chance :)

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          I think it uses special BDA drivers that utilise UPNP so it makes it appear like a local device when it is really actually network attached (When used in conjunction with the AP).

          As for WMC I've seen specs everywhere stating its supported. So you can choose to use TVCenter or WMC.

          Q to those that own one:- Is the reception strong with just the included ant.?
          Have tried many brands & depending on the chip they use, can work or not regardless of low signal strength in same spot.

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      Ahhh sold out before I got around to it.

  • +2 votes

    Got this little handy in-car USB charger:

    http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/car-sound/car-accessories/aer...

    Just $4 including free delivery, a bargain!

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    i got this, hoping it will solve my reception issues on my pc.

    http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/computers-laptops/computer-ac...

    Anyone used one before?

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    Alienware M11x has been discontinued in australia, wonder is this under Dell's warranty?

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    I'm getting the message "Sorry, we are offline at the moment. Please come back soon." and my cart is now empty :(

    Edit: it's okay again.

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    Great price for the HDD. How about this http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/plasma-lcd-tvs/tv-accessories... Harmony remote?

  • +1 vote

    Annoyingly the postage isn't capped. 9$ for EACH item added to cart :(

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    great price…. I couldnt help myself……
    click click pay…. bought
    thanx op ;)

  • +1 vote

    Can confirm - OW Brisbane CBD beat this deal - total $60.04 (Shipping not counted - took a while to convince the sales girl)

    Paid via ING Visa PayWave so another ~$3.00 rebate :D

    Love you OZB

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      How did you 'convince' them ? Need to stock up on my negotiation armoury :) Heading there in the evening !

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        Just give them an innocent smiley face ;)

        (I told them the JB store on the other side of the road will price match without the delivery…)

  • +1 vote

    Confirmed OW price matched without hesitation at North Sydney. $60.04 later and i have another disk i dont really need :/

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      Yep, same at OfficeWorks Kotara.

      No drama whatsoever.

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    Thanks OP. Got the PCTV Wi-fi Digital AV Tuner:

    https://www.jbhifionline.com.au/default.aspx?T=10145&P=67574...

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      can you please report back on it's usability..

      wondering if you can use WMC to watch instead of PCTV's crap software

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        The spec sheet says it supports Windows Media Center. I bought two because of that.

        http://www.hauppauge.com/site/press/pctv/pctv_presspictures/PP_PCTV_w-lantv_(50n)_EN.pdf

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          cheers

          so after reading that pdf.. if you need to connect it to 2 computers.. you still need to split the antenna signal into the 2 tuners? as in it's a 1 to 1 pairing not a 1 to many pairing?

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          Nah, there's only one tuner.
          The pack comes with a usb tuner, a tuner access point, and a usb wifi adaptor.

          The antenna plugs into the usb tuner, which plugs into the tuner access point.

          The usb wifi adaptor plugs into your laptop.

          Alternatively, it looks like you can plug the tuner access point into your home router, and access the stream over your regular wifi, which sounds like what everyone would be doing.

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          Isnt the AP just a normal one that has a specialised usb port + FW to support the tuner stick? Can't we just use the integrated wifi in our laptops to connect to it? Or do we need to used the bundled wifi adapter?

          Does the chip for reception inside the tuner stick work good in poor signal areas with bundled ant. (when used plugged directly into pc)?

          Also is the AP 150m or 300m wifi-n?

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          Isnt the AP just a normal one that has a specialised usb port + FW to support the tuner stick? Can't we just use the integrated wifi in our laptops to connect to it? Or do we need to used the bundled wifi adapter?

          Well … an AP with a specialized USB port and firmware wouldn't be a "normal one" anymore would it. ;)

          As I mentioned above, people would just use their existing home router and their regular wifi connection. It looks like it should work fine like that, according to the PDF.

          No idea how sensitive the tuner is. Probably OK.

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          Wishful thinking, but wondering if the port is a sharing one that can act as server (doubtful)?

  1. stig on 20/11/2012 - 15:16
  2. cyssero on 20/11/2012 - 09:22
  3. tooblue on 20/11/2012 - 16:33
  4. Cptdarling on 21/11/2012 - 10:10
  5. tchi6 on 27/11/2012 - 13:03