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Seagate 2TB 3 1/2" drives ?cheap
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scsijon

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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.

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Sep 2014, 03:51    Post subject:  

Thanks for that info, scsijon Smile
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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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PostPosted: Fri 03 Oct 2014, 09:07    Post subject:  

That's funny, I bought the 2 TB Seagate Desktop Expansion a few weeks ago to do just that. My current hard drive is actually an old external drive removed from it's enclosure as well.

I like the idea of having a spare external enclosure for ease of access of the old drive.

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PostPosted: Fri 03 Oct 2014, 15:34    Post subject:  

looked it up and it seems to be a down under SKU only. Wish they would just plan tell us if its regular connections inside. But did see a dual USB raw sata drive adapter when searching for it. Have that added to my wishlist.
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Dec 2014, 22:51    Post subject:  

FYI, my contact on this tells me the current lot are nearly all gone from the w/h and the new ones coming have a different code, so, just maybe the new ones will not be the same inside.

maybe a early chrissie present or three if you want them?
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PostPosted: Sat 24 Jan 2015, 04:40    Post subject:  

FYI from a problem I found with april64's gparted. [url] http://murga-linux.com/puppy/posting.php?mode=quote&p=822653[/url]

It seems that the gparted problem resided with the hard drive, it wasn't set with a msdos partition table, but a GPT (The GUID Partition Table (Globally Unique IDentifier) is a part of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) standard for the layout of the partition table on a physical hard disk. Many operating systems now support this standard. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table). And the 551 gparted 0.7.0 couldn't handle it (maybe the age of the release was the problem).

As this drive is one of the new batch of the 2tb expansion drives I wrote about last year, I suspect they all will now be GPT. They are still at least with a SATA drive interface inside the box so you can upgrade at a decent price.

Just as a point, it's easy to change the table when you set it up with gparted, goto the top menu bar and select 'DEVICE" and "Create Partition Table", you can select what you want here. Just remember that your removing the old partition tables (BOTH COPIES) and replacing them with new ones, NOTHING you had on the drive will exist or be recoverable when you say ok
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