questionsany suggestions for a 2-3tb usb drive?

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The prices haven't quite caught up yet in a lot of brick & mortar stores - much slower than online. Newegg prices are already insanely high. All I can say is don't assume the online prices are the lowest.

I've been exclusively buying WD lately, but if the price difference was very much, I'd go straight to Seagate.

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MicroCenter has implemented a One-Hard-Drive-Per-Customer policy now to avoid people taking advantage of their reluctance to raise prices right away.

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Seagate goflex is reliable and reasonably priced. Costco had them pretty cheap.

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A limit of one? Kinda pointless...I mean, data is so cheap now that if I'm getting 1 I'm getting 2 so I can RAID for max protection. My Canon XSi shoots 10.2 megapixel RAW at about 25 megs each. No way I want to compress them, nor do I want to risk losing them to a crash.

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@cloudscout: I neglected to mention the closest microcenter to where I live is a few hundred miles away.

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@woadwarrior: "I'm waiting till drives go back down in price. From what I've been reading, things should start getting better around the 2nd quarter of 2012."
THIS.
Watch the TECH news(not the evening news), plants are coming back online as we speak. Unless it's an emergency or a writeoff, put off buying this for at least 3 months, preferably 6. As drives become available, businesses will pay the money and snag 'em. There's no sense competing with that. Be patient and wait.

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I highly any of the Iomega drives. They've got some of the best warranties on the market and their product is solid. As for cheap hds, ebay may be your best bet. I don't recommend Newegg. They're kinda horribly priced.

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I'm waiting till drives go back down in price. From what I've been reading, things should start getting better around the 2nd quarter of 2012.

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this 1tb lg nas from buy.com is under $100. i have it and it works well. http://www.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?sku=218206180&sellerid=14479157

i also have this 1tb clickfree drive which is not network but it is USB 3.0.
http://www.amuras.com/ssproduct.asp?pf_id=1020226246

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@cloudscout: Can you elaborate? Otherwise, this comment does not make sense.

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http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External-STBV3000100/dp/B00834SJU8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356642204&sr=8-1&keywords=3+TB+Seagate+external+hard+drive

This Seagate 3 TB USB III sells for $130, regular price, on Amazon. I got mine in the third week of November for $99.99 – allowing me to buy a sub $100 square trade warranty extending the warranty to two years for eight dollars. Do not give credence to the 8000 word review that, in summary, says it runs hot. I have clocked it in Windows 8 at 170 MB/second throughput. Both read and write. This beats some budget SATA II SSDs. Of course, you can only see this throughput when we are writing to and from a SATA III SSD.

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@da5id: My comment was from over a year ago when there was a hard drive shortage. I don't think the policy is in place anymore... at least I don't remember seeing any signs about it the last time I was at a MicroCenter.