Saturday, 29 March 2014

Seagate Silliness

The other day I was looking at hard drives because I'm going to need some more storage soon. You can buy an external 3GB Seagate drive, that comes in a case with USB 3 for about £80 (previously has been as low as £70, some people were getting them new for more like £60 through Flubit). The internal drive that uses costs £85 by itself. (You can see a teardown here showing the drive used in the external model: Seagate 3TB Expansion Desktop Drive Teardown).

So it costs £5 - £25 to have the drive without the external case! The annoying thing is that if you bought the external one, then removed the drive for use as an internal drive, it would void the warranty.

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