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Seagate Backup Plus Desktop 6TB Drive £119.99 + £3.95 Delivery Argos

£119.99 @ Argos
It isn't in stock at my local store or for delivery but I thought I would share as others may have more luck. If it isn't in stock for you, it may be worth informing Amazon and hope they price matc… Read More
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9m, 1w agoFound 9 months, 1 week ago
It isn't in stock at my local store or for delivery but I thought I would share as others may have more luck.

If it isn't in stock for you, it may be worth informing Amazon and hope they price match.I already did it but no luck so far, maybe they'll match the price if they get enough people filling in the seen it cheaper form. :)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00SJBHPH8

Scroll down to: "Feedback Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?" and click on tell us about a lower price, if the tell us about a lower price link isn't displayed, click on the 5TB drive option and then click back on the 6TB drive, it should then appear. You will know you're filling in the correct form as it will have:

"Tell Us About a Lower Price
Seagate Backup Plus 6TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive
Share: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00SJBHPH8"

at the top.

Here are the details for the form:

Website (Online)
URL = http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4139836.htm
Price incl. VAT: (£) = 119.99
Shipping cost: (£) = 3.95

Here's a post I made with images showing the whole process:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-backup-plus-desktop-6tb-drive-119-99-3-95-delivery-argos-2498758?p=28618309#post28618703
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#1
Wgc
#2
can this be used with an XB1?
2 Likes #3
Bufferz1
can this be used with an XB1?


Yep, I have the 4tb version. Works a treat
1 Like #4
Fancy that no local stock....
#5
benjammin316
Bufferz1
can this be used with an XB1?
Yep, I have the 4tb version. Works a treat

But 4GB, is 4GB?, and 6GB, is 6GB right? (there's a notable/sizable 2GB difference here?).

Hardware limitations MAY or may NOT apply between the 2 here?, or ..... (personally, I have no idea?) :-)
#6
Damn this is a bargain oO! Just purchased the Wireless WD 2TB for £89.99 wish I waited... Probably will get this too just to backup the backup at this price!
2 Likes #7
amour3k
benjammin316
Bufferz1
can this be used with an XB1?
Yep, I have the 4tb version. Works a treat
But 4GB, is 4GB?, and 6GB, is 6GB right? (there's a notable/sizable 2GB difference here?).
Hardware limitations MAY or may NOT apply between the 2 here?, or ..... (personally, I have no idea?) :-)


Size does not matter, as long as it's over 256gb
5 Likes #8
Lots of stock - but spread around.

checkn0w.co.uk

(That's an 'o' by the way, not zero. HUKD don't like to link to this site as they get the referral fee!)


Edited By: LesD on Aug 20, 2016 19:22
#9
Out of stock ah most places
#10
There's one in Holyhead for any fellow Goggs nearer the coast.
#11
Bufferz1
can this be used with an XB1?


Yep I got it on mine.
#12
how easy is it to take the drive out of these? would these be good for nas?
#13
wakkaday
how easy is it to take the drive out of these? would these be good for nas?

usually the drives are not NAS drives but if you just want to fill up your NAS with cheap drives, this could be good if you can open it without damaging the disk inside... interested in this quesiton too!
#14
wakkaday
how easy is it to take the drive out of these? would these be good for nas?
No.
#15
benjammin316
Bufferz1
can this be used with an XB1?
Yep, I have the 4tb version. Works a treat

Do you fill them? I have around 30 installed and I can't seem to stick to one game.
#16
oUkTuRkEyIII
benjammin316
Bufferz1
can this be used with an XB1?
Yep, I have the 4tb version. Works a treat
Do you fill them? I have around 30 installed and I can't seem to stick to one game.


Got 260 installed, less than 20% space left. But nothing holds my attention. Waiting for deus ex and cod 4 remake.

Last game I really got into was far cry primal. Sometimes too much choice is a bad thing
#17
From my location closes one is in Dungannon
1 Like #18
benjammin316
amour3k
benjammin316
Bufferz1
can this be used with an XB1?
Yep, I have the 4tb version. Works a treat
But 4GB, is 4GB?, and 6GB, is 6GB right? (there's a notable/sizable 2GB difference here?).
Hardware limitations MAY or may NOT apply between the 2 here?, or ..... (personally, I have no idea?) :-)
Size does not matter, as long as it's over 256gb

That's what she said.
#19
Where is the Amazon Price form then? Never seen that before.
#20
what's the speed of these drives?
#21
kyeung
From my location closes one is in Dungannon

Same here, I would rush over there now, unfortunately it's 302 miles away ... and closed. oO
6 Likes #22
cbay
Where is the Amazon Price form then? Never seen that before.

It's under the section "Feedback", which is under "Additional Information". The text shown is: "Feedback Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?"

The link is "tell us about a lower price?" BUT, it may not be shown, in which case you will see: "Feedback Would you like to update product info or give feedback on images?" Like this:

http://i.imgur.com/EJrtd4B.png

If you select the "5TB" drive (click on it) and then select the "6TB" drive (click on it):

http://i.imgur.com/FvNKkMM.png

It should change to this:

http://i.imgur.com/2ypvoyZ.png

Make sure it is the correct size before filling in the form by looking at the item description, then select the "Website (Online)" option button:

http://i.imgur.com/djE5rOj.png

then fill in the form with this information:

Website (Online)
URL = http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4139836.htm
Price incl. VAT: (£) = 119.99
Shipping cost: (£) = 3.95

like so:

http://i.imgur.com/RDK8gcz.png

Also, you will need to be signed in. It shouldn't take more than a minute to do. :)
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00SJBHPH8

Edited By: TickingTock on Aug 21, 2016 12:03: Updated
#23
benjammin316
oUkTuRkEyIII
benjammin316
Bufferz1
can this be used with an XB1?
Yep, I have the 4tb version. Works a treat
Do you fill them? I have around 30 installed and I can't seem to stick to one game.
Got 260 installed, less than 20% space left. But nothing holds my attention. Waiting for deus ex and cod 4 remake.
Last game I really got into was far cry primal. Sometimes too much choice is a bad thing

260 games!! Are you a millionaire? :0
1 Like #24
1 available 189 miles away
#25
Franzkill
benjammin316
oUkTuRkEyIII
benjammin316
Bufferz1
can this be used with an XB1?
Yep, I have the 4tb version. Works a treat
Do you fill them? I have around 30 installed and I can't seem to stick to one game.
Got 260 installed, less than 20% space left. But nothing holds my attention. Waiting for deus ex and cod 4 remake.
Last game I really got into was far cry primal. Sometimes too much choice is a bad thing
260 games!! Are you a millionaire? :0


This is the cheapest gen for gaming.

Being able to gameshare with a mate and buy from cheaper regions means I have saved myself so much money and played games I never would have bothered with too
#26
This one any good, majority usually hate every Seagate hard drive on here
1 Like #27
TickingTock

Also, you will need to be signed in. It shouldn't take more than a minute to do. :)

Done :)
#28
Think this drive has SMR which means it's slow as and only really good for bulk storage. Not much good for a working drive. None in any of the Glasgow stores anyway.
#29
Jonoxatron
This one any good, majority usually hate every Seagate hard drive on here

It uses SMR, imagine like when you replace a tile on your roof you have to replace all of them up to the missing tile, because they overlap, that's how this drive writes data. It sounds risky but it must be ok in practice if they are selling it. It is a slower performer compared to normal drives given one write causes many more writes, and can't be used in a RAID something to consider if there is any chance you might move to a RAID or NAS with RAID in the future.

Personally I would recommend the WD Elements instead however it is currently max 5TB and in high demand hence higher price.
#30
zebrum
Jonoxatron
This one any good, majority usually hate every Seagate hard drive on here
It uses SMR, imagine like when you replace a tile on your roof you have to replace all of them up to the missing tile, because they overlap, that's how this drive writes data. It sounds risky but it must be ok in practice if they are selling it. It is a slower performer compared to normal drives given one write causes many more writes, and can't be used in a RAID something to consider if there is any chance you might move to a RAID or NAS with RAID in the future.
Personally I would recommend the WD Elements instead however it is currently max 5TB and in high demand hence higher price.

Is it only their 6TB+ drives that use this tech? I've got a 4 and 5TB drive from Seagate, which I picked up in the last 1-2 years.
I remember reading about this SMR tech in an article about the war between SSD and HDD, but then completely forgot; it does sound suboptimal.
#31
TacticalTimbo
zebrum
Jonoxatron
This one any good, majority usually hate every Seagate hard drive on here
It uses SMR, imagine like when you replace a tile on your roof you have to replace all of them up to the missing tile, because they overlap, that's how this drive writes data. It sounds risky but it must be ok in practice if they are selling it. It is a slower performer compared to normal drives given one write causes many more writes, and can't be used in a RAID something to consider if there is any chance you might move to a RAID or NAS with RAID in the future.
Personally I would recommend the WD Elements instead however it is currently max 5TB and in high demand hence higher price.

Is it only their 6TB+ drives that use this tech? I've got a 4 and 5TB drive from Seagate, which I picked up in the last 1-2 years.
I remember reading about this SMR tech in an article about the war between SSD and HDD, but then completely forgot; it does sound suboptimal.


The 8tb archive drives use it - not sure about the smaller ones but I would guess not.

I use these in my homeserver for media storage. Write speed can and does drop but I am never maxing it out anyway and have a ssd scratch area for incoming files anyway so don’t notice the difference. Read speeds are around 150/170MBps... Plenty fast. No they probably aren’t great drives in a high write environment but for a home media server they are perfect.
1 Like #32
Great find OP!
Need a new large external drive.
Ended up getting £15 off from promo code with the Argos Card and 6 months Buy Now Pay Later :D
1 Like #33
Good suggestion about the Amazon price challenge Ticking Tock - and great detail!


Edited By: dpf on Aug 22, 2016 10:15
1 Like #34
i've put in the price match with amazon. we need more to do the same.
Argos don't have any more in stock :(
1 Like #36
ive let amazon know about the lower price at argos (not interested myself) but hopefully it will help others get it price matched, i already have the 5TB its a great external hard drive
#37
This needs to be expired - no stock in-store or for home delivery
#38
Yes, over last week I have tried every place I can use across country and "no stock". So really misleading to still have on Argos site if no more stock at that price in last week and no other info provided
#39
goodfera
Yes, over last week I have tried every place I can use across country and "no stock". So really misleading to still have on Argos site if no more stock at that price in last week and no other info provided

Argos do this all the time - the mods should ban them from this site!

"Currently out of stock for store collection" and "Currently out of stock for home delivery to XXXXXX" really means - we have no intention of selling this product at this price but please buy something else!


Edited By: grumpyone on Sep 05, 2016 11:50

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