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# 177912 18-Aug-2015 22:35
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Seagate External HDD's on sale @ Warehouse stationary
https://www.cheapies.nz/node/2940

2TB $88, 3TB $138, 4TB $188

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  # 1368983 19-Aug-2015 06:59
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can the internal be ripped out of these drives?

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  # 1369053 19-Aug-2015 09:15
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surfisup1000: can the internal be ripped out of these drives?


Yep, they are just normal sata hd with case. Very easy to get out imho. its the warranty part i would need to work out. I think it would be void.




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  # 1369077 19-Aug-2015 09:45
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Hrm, tempting ... if they were portable and if they were not Seagate.

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  # 1370311 19-Aug-2015 14:56
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There was so.e kind of weird thing OEMS were doing to prevent that. A weird pin out or something

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  # 1370312 19-Aug-2015 14:59
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gzt: There was so.e kind of weird thing OEMS were doing to prevent that. A weird pin out or something


indeed, double check this before you buy

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  # 1370316 19-Aug-2015 15:02
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nathan:
gzt: There was so.e kind of weird thing OEMS were doing to prevent that. A weird pin out or something


indeed, double check this before you buy


I thought some of the external drives now excluded the SATA interface and simply went drive -> USB?  So if you remove them from the case, you cannot use them as internal SATA drives.

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  # 1370380 19-Aug-2015 16:39
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I have only seen that on slim 2.5" portables, not a 3.5" one yet.

But I wouldnt put it past them. Sucks that they can sell an external for less than an internal which doesnt need a case or poweradapter or USB cable or stupid manuals.




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  # 1370383 19-Aug-2015 16:45
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nzkiwiman: Hrm, tempting ... if they were portable and if they were not Seagate.


Agree on the Seagate comment. The only drives that seem to fail here at work and home, slowly replacing them.

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  # 1370385 19-Aug-2015 16:48
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richms: I have only seen that on slim 2.5" portables, not a 3.5" one yet.

But I wouldnt put it past them. Sucks that they can sell an external for less than an internal which doesnt need a case or poweradapter or USB cable or stupid manuals.


Sucks for you but doesn't suck for them ;)

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