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Seagate 2TB 3 1/2" drives ?cheap
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Sep 2014, 03:07    Post_subject:  Seagate 2TB 3 1/2" drives ?cheap  

Just a note for aussie puppians(, not sure for others).

Seagate 2TB EXPANSION DESKTOP (NOT THE BACKUP) Drives with a code of STBV2000300 / Regulatory Model SRD00F2 Assembled in Thailand, actually have a SATA drive inside them, even though the External Interface is USB2. Be aware it's a 2 Platter drive though, you need the height.

Since they can usually be got when on special for around $A90.00, it's a cheap way of upgrading a PC and they are not a slow drive either.

If your careful in opening them up, (start at the connector end and then work down both side together,) you also now have a resealable box to put your old sata drive into.

Puppy T290 - BarryK's Racy but with T2 Version 9.0 is under development.
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Sep 2014, 03:51    Post_subject:  

Thanks for that info, scsijon Smile
This aging business really bugs me - it didn't bother me years ago, so why is it happening now??
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Sep 2014, 08:47    Post_subject:  

When I first saw the topic title, I thought you were taking about floppy drives.

EDIT: OP changed topic title.

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