Seagate 3TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive

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Seagate 3TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive
Price: $99.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 Business Days. (Wednesday, Aug 16 to Monday, Aug 21) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned


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I love how tech is coming down in price. I just paid $70 a couple years ago for a “good deal” on a 1TB drive from Toshiba.

Just picked up a 4TB WD from bestbuy for $99 yesterday. $120 today.

Can anyone chime in on what is involved with factory reconditioning of a hard drive, what that means in this case?

Not an expert, but I would guess something along the lines of replacing the motors or the read/write heads when they wore out and then wiping the data from the disk itself.

Ok, feelin’ sadly ignorant here…
I’m thinking if this were a solid-state drive it would be bragging about that.
and if it were a spinning disk drive, I’d see a spin rate in the specs
soooo… is it “solid state”???


Worth noting that the 4 Tb version of this new is on Amazon for 107$.

Not quite the same!
That 4TB one for $107 is NEW;
but this 3TB for $99.99 is REFURBISHED.
$7.01 for a new extra TB.

will this work on a x box1

This isn’t much of a deal at all.
New version with 4TB on amazon for $107. -

Refurbished means it was a return and when tested, the drive passed a software test to recertify it working. The odd one may have had the enclosure repaired if it was defective. Otherwise they throw away drives that don’t pass testing.

If it were 20 cheaper then maybe. For $8 more you get 1 more TB of storage and a new unit with new warranty and returns.

NO, this is not a “solid state” drive. It is ordinary spinning rust.

But, it is a nice compact size for an external drive, and low enough power draw to run off of power through the USB cable.

It is likely that inside it is a 2.5" x 15mm drive.

Some of the Seagate models are a SATA drive internally, and can be removed from the enclosure and used as an internal SATA in laptops, XBOX, etc. This would be too thick for some of those uses. Although the drive with external case is cheaper than the bare drive, removing it from the case wipes out the warranty. SOME OTHER Seagate models can not be separated from the USB/SATA interface.

When there are a multitude of NEW portable 4TB drives on Amazon for 99.00-110.00 with TWICE the warranty how the heck can Woot! even claim that this is any kind of a “deal” at all?

$99.00 for a Refurbished drive with probably a much shorter warranty…


The “deals” here are all just MEH these days. I used to be able to come here knowing I didn’t have to price check and that if I bought anything I wouldn’t be regretting it later.



Hence my use of the word “new” in pointing out the Amazon deal. I bought the new 4TB with free shipping so only a ~$2 difference. I don’t do refurbished hard drives, and definitely not for same price as new.

thank you, that was very clear.
Much appreciated