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Seagate 8TB Backup Plus Hub external hard drive - £119.99 @ Amazon (Prime Day)

£119.99 @ Amazon
Was £189.99 (£70 off). 8TB storage. PC and Mac compatible. Automatic backup. Mobile backup. Two front-facing USB ports for connecting / charging other devices. Also works with Xbox One (but does not … Read More
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1w, 6d agoFound 1 week, 6 days ago
Was £189.99 (£70 off). 8TB storage. PC and Mac compatible. Automatic backup. Mobile backup. Two front-facing USB ports for connecting / charging other devices.

Also works with Xbox One (but does not work with PS4 - USB hub doesn't play nice with PS4).
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1 Like #1
Scorchio, would jump on it if worked with PS4
1 Like #2
ordered thx
1 Like #3
Made me join Amazon Prime again for this. Fantastic price. Will go super, super hot. Thank you for bringing this deal to our attention.
1 Like #4
monsavr
Made me join Amazon Prime again for this. Fantastic price. Will go super, super hot. Thank you for bringing this deal to our attention.
best deal I have seen today imo
3 Likes #5
Must...... resist..... do.not.need.
2 Likes #6
Don't need but order two anyway.
2 Likes #7
AC_PHOTOS
Don't need but order two anyway.
Only one is permitted.
#8
I guess I've just put off having to sit down and go through my hard drives to delete stuff again. Only question is do I buy more than 2? Does anyone know what drives are in these and if they are easy to extract?
#9
Bres
I guess I've just put off having to sit down and go through my hard drives to delete stuff again. Only question is do I buy more than 2? Does anyone know what drives are in these and if they are easy to extract?
Only one is permitted.
2 Likes #10
RiverDragon8
AC_PHOTOS
Don't need but order two anyway.
Only one is permitted.

http://i67.tinypic.com/2kklsm.jpg


Bres
I guess I've just put off having to sit down and go through my hard drives to delete stuff again. Only question is do I buy more than 2? Does anyone know what drives are in these and if they are easy to extract?

The drive should be ST8000AS0002

It's easy to extract but not without damaging the enclosure in some way.
Click me for disassembly directions
Use the ifixit guide and YouTube videos for assistance.

Edited By: K1LLER_HORNET on Jul 11, 2017 01:35
#11
Cheers, yeah, I didn't know about the limits. I was hoping I'd found a couple cheap drives for a raid 1 nas build then. Guess I need to hit up some friends or family members.
#12
Yeh it's super cheap but comes with some catches, worth reading the reviews here before buying:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Computers-Accessories/Seagate-ST8000AS0002-Archive-HDD-V2-8000-Internal/B00XS423SC
#13
Brought for cold storage of raw picture files, know it ain't greatest drive but cheap storage.

Edited By: AC_PHOTOS on Jul 11, 2017 02:16: Edited from the official Android app
#14
zebrum
Yeh it's super cheap but comes with some catches, worth reading the reviews here before buying:https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Computers-Accessories/Seagate-ST8000AS0002-Archive-HDD-V2-8000-Internal/B00XS423SC


Yeah, I've been having a little look around, not the best. But I
think it could work for me as I'd be wanting to use it pretty much as
an archive drive anyway.,Have been wanting to get back into
cinematography so I'm currently thinking my work flow could be put 1 8tb
drive in my pc, archive all footage to it and then just copy any
footage/photos I plan on editing to my 3tb WD Red as well to work with
the footage from there, before archiving any final projects to the 8tb
Seagate when they are no longer needed on the 3tb WD Red. and if I can
manage to get hold of a second 8tb Backup Plus I could just use it as a
redundancy back up of the first 8tb drive.

For anyone interested on how these drives work, Linus explains it pretty well here in the first 5 minutes of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQS-IhjkBSA&ab_channel=LinusTechTips
#15
Price is scorching but the reviews are fairly bad, could argue that using it as a backup drive etc then you won't lose anything in theory, but I'm still going to pass. Shame, could do with 8tb.
#16
dezontk
Price is scorching but the reviews are fairly bad, could argue that using it as a backup drive etc then you won't lose anything in theory, but I'm still going to pass. Shame, could do with 8tb.

If you look closely at the reviews a lot of them are from inept customers complaining about low speeds who most likely are plugging the drive into a USB 2.0 port. Most of the others are saying the enclosure is crap (hot drives and fails) which it likely is.
If you're stripping the drive it'll be fine otherwise makesure to backup often.
1 Like #17
So cheap got my colleague to order an extra one for me. These restrictions are so useless and annoying.
1 Like #18
K1LLER_HORNET
Only one is permitted.
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added, thanks
1 Like #19
AC_PHOTOS
Brought for cold storage of raw picture files, know it ain't greatest drive but cheap storage.
Won't they deliver to you?
#20
Very tempting just for the drive.
#21
Perfect for my XBOX One/upcoming X.

Hot from me.
#22
Can anyone confirm does this have a 2 year warranty or 3.

Also if I backup files to the drive and the enclosure fails in some way after time, is my data still accessible by opening the case and just using a sata to USB adapter? Or does the drive get wiped when you take it out of enclosure because it's setup in a different format?
#23
Great deal, heat, bought 2x.

I've got 2 of these already, used purely for storage and left on 24/7.
#24
Deal_HUNT3R
Can anyone confirm does this have a 2 year warranty or 3.
Also if I backup files to the drive and the enclosure fails in some way after time, is my data still accessible by opening the case and just using a sata to USB adapter? Or does the drive get wiped when you take it out of enclosure because it's setup in a different format?
It has a 2 year warranty. The drive inside is a standard SATA drive, with no weird connectors. The drive would not get wiped or be unusable if you removed it from the enclosure, but you would void your warranty though.

Edited By: Gem1ni0 on Jul 11, 2017 09:34
#25
Gem1ni0
Deal_HUNT3R
Can anyone confirm does this have a 2 year warranty or 3.
Also if I backup files to the drive and the enclosure fails in some way after time, is my data still accessible by opening the case and just using a sata to USB adapter? Or does the drive get wiped when you take it out of enclosure because it's setup in a different format?
It has a 2 year warranty. The drive inside is a standard SATA drive, with no weird connectors. The drive would not get wiped or be unusable if you removed it from the enclosure, but you would void your warranty though.

Thanks mate. Will remove the drive once the warranty is up - just wanted to know if the drive got wiped if i remove it from enclosure due to proprietary format. But seems all is standard and plug and play. I will put my order in.
#26
Deal_HUNT3R
Can anyone confirm does this have a 2 year warranty or 3.
Also if I backup files to the drive and the enclosure fails in some way after time, is my data still accessible by opening the case and just using a sata to USB adapter? Or does the drive get wiped when you take it out of enclosure because it's setup in a different format?

As mentioned above removing the drive will void the warranty, so its either get your money back or stand a chance of recovering your data but not both.
#27
These are the disks used in these, they're fine for archiving but I wouldn't implement them for general usage. They use SMR tech:
https://www.extremetech.com/computing/195543-seagates-first-shingled-hard-drives-now-shipping-8tb-for-just-260
#28
Mr.No
These are the disks used in these, they're fine for archiving but I wouldn't implement them for general usage. They use SMR tech:https://www.extremetech.com/computing/195543-seagates-first-shingled-hard-drives-now-shipping-8tb-for-just-260
yeah only for backup - who uses anything but an ssd for progs and os these days anyways.
#29
Awesome price, thank you!
#30
Bah, my file server doesn't have USB3 so I'd need to get a card or pull the drive (which loses the warranty so I don't want to!). That said I can't get near this price for 8Tb elsewhere.
#31
these drives work very well in a media centre. The OS of course goes on an SSD, then stick a bunch of these as data storage, using drivepool to pool them together without RAID - perfect set up
#32
tek-monkey
Bah, my file server doesn't have USB3 so I'd need to get a card or pull the drive (which loses the warranty so I don't want to!). That said I can't get near this price for 8Tb elsewhere.
usb 3.0 is backwards compatible so should work with usb 2.0 servers.
#33
Deal_HUNT3R
yeah only for backup - who uses anything but an ssd for progs and os these days anyways.


Well not just for backup, I use these for read storage on a daily basis with no issues. It's multiple write storage (CCTV etc) that they would not be great for, not talking about OS or applications.
#34
Thanks op/Amazon,paid over £200 last December from Maplins,signed up for Amazon credit card so extra £20 gift card as well,very pleased,birthday present for daughter sorted.
#35
Anyone know if this has 2 x 4TB bare drives inside (Sata connectors)?
I'd rather use the raw drives than have them in this housing.
#36
dorito
Anyone know if this has 2 x 4TB bare drives inside (Sata connectors)?
I'd rather use the raw drives than have them in this housing.

It has a single 8TB drive inside.
#37
zizzles
K1LLER_HORNET
Only one is permitted.
http://i67.tinypric.com/plonkerspam.jpg
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Try again.
#38
is this drive good to go in to QNAP NAS storage for backup?
#39
Is this drive good to attach into a Plex Server ?
#40
K1LLER_HORNET
It has a single 8TB drive inside.

Thanks for the info. Shame it's one drive.
I wouldn't want to trust 8TB of my data to Seagate.

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