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schoondoggy

Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT5000100 $199.99

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Jason

Don't walk but run from these drives. They're awful. Basically a HDD sealed inside a metal box with little to no venting. Went through several if these before warranty expired.

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jmwills

Do they have a proprietary connector, i.e., can you remove the case and use it in a docking station?

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Joe_Miner

Wow, 5TB HDD under $200!!

 

My 4TB External Seagate USB 3.0 Drive has been running good for over 2.5 years...............

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Jason

I don't think they use a prop connector, but I've never removed one from its case. But this is a poor design as cooling is abysmal. Hoped they'd redesign.

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ikon

I see the vent holes. Don't see anything about a fan.

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schoondoggy

I see the vent holes. Don't see anything about a fan.

User reviews reference a fan on the Backup Plus drives. I would hope it is still a feature of the 5TB.

If you have BestBuy gift cards, they have this drive for the same price.

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ikon

One would hope for sure.

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Joe_Miner

Meijer's has little 4" fans on sale for $4+ -- just get one of those and point it at the external drive and it brings the temps down nicely

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