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Ends 6/10 at 8AM PT. eBay with Buy.com (Rakuten.com Shopping) has the Seagate Expansion STBV3000100 3TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive (2012 model) for $80 with free shipping. More compact form factor than previous model; measures 1.48"(H) x 4.65"(W) x 7.07"(L).

Best price we've seen since Black Friday without rebates.
$100 Retail: $160

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    h57h Ben's cred: 51
    Posted 8:15 am PDT 06/9/14

    Seems weird you can buy external drives cheaper than internal of the same size. Unless maybe I don;t know where to look

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3585
    Posted 8:37 am PDT 06/9/14

    ^ Blame OEMs and cloud computing services which create a higher demand for bare drives, don't want to buy them in enclosures then void the warranty by removing them from the enclosure for use.

    Nice price on this. I bought one on Black Friday and have had no problems with it. Not sure what the "2012" model text in the description means, AFAIK even if the enclosure design dates back to then, they use more modern HDDs as they come out to realize the stated capacity.

    At first I was concerned that the horizontal orientation with minimal cooling vents might run hot but it only gets warm.

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    database00 Ben's cred: 10
    Posted 7:29 am PDT 06/10/14

    I just buy externals and open them up.

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