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$100 WD20EURS again 'til 02/13/03

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by unitron, Feb 7, 2013.

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    unitron

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    donnoh

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    I don't know if newegg has changed how they package their hard drives or not in the last fews years, but the last two I bought from them were bulk drives that were thrown in a box with some styrofoam peanuts and both were doa.
     
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    MeInDallas

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    The last time I ordered hard drives from Newegg, which was last month, they came in those hard drive boxes and had that brown paper stuffing packed around inside the bigger box. I've never had a DOA hard drive from Newegg, but thats just me.
     
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    unitron

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    I bought one from Amazon a while back and one from newegg a couple of 3 months ago and neither came in a retail box, but both were in sealed anti-static silvery bags and I don't recall being dismayed at how either was packed, though I'd have to go dig the boxes out to tell you which one packed exactly how.
     
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    Thos19

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    Advice to those buying from Amazon. I bought one last month and it came in a non-retail box. When I tried to register it for the warranty on the WD website, it came up as "no warranty". I had to call to get it registered as "3 year warranty".

    The CSR did it without fuss...not sure why it was in their system wrong...

    Thos
     
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    donnoh

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    I just bought one of these drives from Amazon and it came packaged in a brown box with plastic supports. It sounds like newegg has changed their packaging to be like Amazon. If so they are probably a reliable supplier.
     
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    MeInDallas

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    Thats what I got mine in from Newegg, was that plain brown box with the plastic supports and the anti static bag. Then it was in another larger box with brown paper packed around it.
     
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    sbourgeo

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    Man, last time these were on sale for $100 the 2 TB Western Digital Red NAS drives were the same price, but this time they're $110 @ amazon. I needed four for my new NAS, so I could have saved myself $40 if I had bought a few weeks ago. :eek:
     
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    Frankly, if a drive only has a one year warranty I consider it overpriced no matter what they're asking.
     
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    Costco has a 4TB seagate external for $160. I'd want to open it up and use it as an internal. But I've never bought a seagate, only wd. What to do, what to do...
     
  12. lessd

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    The drive will not work in any TiVo (now) and for your computer you will need windows 7 or higher and partition it as GPT, not MBR (if you want the total 4Tb in one partition). Using GPT you can't boot from that drive without using a special driver or if your computer has newest replacement BIOS called UEFI you will have no problems with drives over 2.2TB.
     
  13. MikeAndrews

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    Stay away from Seagate. That's what to do.
     
  14. unitron

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    At the risk of repeating myself

    "Frankly, if a drive only has a one year warranty I consider it overpriced no matter what they're asking."
     
  15. mattack

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    Where are you getting drives with more than 1 year warranty? 5 Y used to be standard.. then most seems to have moved to 1 Y or SOME 2/3 year..
     
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    The WD20EURS has a 3 year warranty.

    Externals seem to have shorter warranties than internals overall, but there are some out there with greater than one year warranties.
     
  17. CoxInPHX

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    WD (Caviar) Blacks still have a 5 Yr warranty.
    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/internal/desktop/
     
  18. buscuitboy

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    While I am sure these larger 3 & 4TB drives are good deals, I get nervous getting something that large on ONE drive cause as the saying goes; "the bigger they are, the harder they fall (fail)". I have lost 1TB drives and its not fun. I can't imagine losing 4TB worth of data. Would definitely back it up if its valuable data, but it would still stink if something that large goes on you.
     
  19. mattack

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    I agree with you in some ways.. But with a larger drive, I might just start recording HD.. so I'd really be losing only the same amount of *shows*.. heh
     

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