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Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black £64.99 @ Argos

£64.99 @ Argos
My first time here so please don't eat me alive if I've done something not right. Just ordered that drive from Argos. It looks like amazing deal for 2tb USB 3.0 hdd. The Seagate Expansion Portable…
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My first time here so please don't eat me alive if I've done something not right.
Just ordered that drive from Argos. It looks like amazing deal for 2tb USB 3.0 hdd.

The Seagate Expansion Portable USB Hard Drive offers an instant solution to add storage to your computer or take files on the go. With USB 3.0, data transfer is high-speed while built in power management ensures energy efficiency. This removable storage device is easy to use; simply plug in to your computer and drag-and-drop your files to save them.
•Storage space 2TB:_GB241 hours of video, 500000 MP3s, 400000 photos, 123 Divx movies.
•USB 2.0.
•USB 3.0.
•Size H1.5, W12, L8cm.
•Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.
•EAN: 7636490048838.


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#1
Hot,Hot...
#2
I forgot to add, you can now get 4 nectar points for each pound spent with Argos.
#3
Been this price in tesco and curry's for a few month now
#4
£60 at Tesco Direct (free delivery to store)
Or as little as £30 in clubcard vouchers if you've got them!

http://www.tesco.com/direct/seagate-expansion-desktop-2tb-35-inch-usb-3020-external-hard-drive/307-9650.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=307-9650
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oh jamesy jamesy jamesy. thats not portable
1 Like #6
JamesyJamesy
£60 at Tesco Direct (free delivery to store)
Or as little as £30 in clubcard vouchers if you've got them!

http://www.tesco.com/direct/seagate-expansion-desktop-2tb-35-inch-usb-3020-external-hard-drive/307-9650.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=307-9650


Your link is to desktop hdd not portable!
1 Like #7
JamesyJamesy
£60 at Tesco Direct (free delivery to store)
Or as little as £30 in clubcard vouchers if you've got them!

http://www.tesco.com/direct/seagate-expansion-desktop-2tb-35-inch-usb-3020-external-hard-drive/307-9650.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=307-9650

this is desktop hard drive. thats why cheap
#8
is the livesafe worth the extra twenty?
#9
The part code and dimensions show it's a STBX2000401

This is kind of a good deal, this is what it costs on Amazon and was posted as a deal a few days ago:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-STBX2000401-Expansion-Portable-Drive/dp/B00ILALU9G

I have a £10 voucher from the camera too so it looks like it's time to spend more money :|
#10
Amazing! I just picked it up from Argos and received £5 voucher! Op please edit title to add that!
#11
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/1443673.htm
what is the difference?? are they not the same??
sorry, just noticed. this is the 3.5 and the other one must be 2.5 size.
Correct??





Edited By: bobo53 on Jul 31, 2014 14:15
#12
Pah, Argos site is down.
#13
lol. Seems HUKD users have crashed Argos...


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#14
Also get a free £5 voucher on a £50+ spend! Deal!
#15
Now, can you open it up and put it in a PS3?
#16
ianbeany
oh jamesy jamesy jamesy. thats not portable

Actually it look's like it is the portable version.
#17
tjc2005
ianbeany
oh jamesy jamesy jamesy. thats not portable

Actually it look's like it is the portable version.

Tesco version:
"Increase your storage capabilities with the Seagate Expansion Desktop hard drive".


Edited By: MisterMadHatter on Jul 31, 2014 15:43: .
#18
It's not that portable. You need to be connected to the mains electric and does not power up from the USB.
Had mine 6 months off Amazon, at a better price than this.
Seagate do fail quite regularly so, I bought a Inateck Dual SATA HDD Docking Station, in case it dies and I will still be able to recover the data.
If I knew it had such a high failure rate and mains powered; I wouldn't have bought it.
#19
Its actually portable drive.

Expansion portable drive 2TB Model:STBX2000401 UPC:7636490502860401 EAN:7636490048838

http://www.seagate.com/www-content/product-content/expansion-fam/expansion-portable/en-us/docs/expansion-portable-ds1762-7-1402us.pdf

Edited By: macho3215 on Jul 31, 2014 15:34
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macho3215
Its actually portable drive.

Expansion portable drive 2TB Model:STBX2000401 UPC:7636490502860401 EAN:7636490048838

http://www.seagate.com/www-content/product-content/expansion-fam/expansion-portable/en-us/docs/expansion-portable-ds1762-7-1402us.pdf

This deal is for a portable HD but the Tesco one that JamesyJamesy linked to is the desktop (non-portable) version.
#21
hotfinder
Now, can you open it up and put it in a PS3?

Yes would be very interested if you can cannibalize it ideally being able to reuse the enclosure.

UPDATE - Looks like you can https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW0d0u-FqoE

Although maybe not reuse the enclosure



Edited By: Milkfloat on Jul 31, 2014 16:04
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I picked this up this afternoon, another annoying voucher since it's over £50 and it is Definitely the portable version, it's way too small to be the 3.5" version :D

and this is the one I've got: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGerAyesQZY

And this is the drive inside for anyone looking to pull it apart:
http://www.seagate.com/www-content/support-content/samsung/internal-products/spinpoint-m-series/en-us/samsung-m9t-internal-ds.pdf
9.5mm tall

Edited By: Voodle on Jul 31, 2014 16:12
#23
Good price, should work fine on Xbox One just plug in the USB cable and go.
#24
Yes it's definitely 2.5" USB powered drive
#25
Voodle
I picked this up this afternoon, another annoying voucher since it's over £50 and it is Definitely the portable version, it's way too small to be the 3.5" version :D

and this is the one I've got: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGerAyesQZY

And this is the drive inside for anyone looking to pull it apart:
http://www.seagate.com/www-content/support-content/samsung/internal-products/spinpoint-m-series/en-us/samsung-m9t-internal-ds.pdf
9.5mm tall
samsung?
#26
Samsung's hard drive division got eaten by Seagate so yep, it's samsung. It's a nice drive too, quicker than my 2tb samsung f4 internal

I haven't opened it up yet to check though, but that's what the internet says it is. The drive name on the PC appears to match it being the m9t as well.
1 Like #27
I bought one - opened it up (pretty easy with just a credit card). I can confirm the drive is a Samsung ST2000LM003 with normal sata connectors. Easy to whip out and swap with an old 320GB drive I had in a media bay caddy. The enclosure went back together in one piece without any signs of disturbance.
#28
Can anyone comment on the reliability of this drive? My ex had one (1TB) and it made some really disconcerting noises
#29
Voodle
I picked this up this afternoon, another annoying voucher since it's over £50 and it is Definitely the portable version, it's way too small to be the 3.5" version :D
and this is the one I've got: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGerAyesQZY
And this is the drive inside for anyone looking to pull it apart:
http://www.seagate.com/www-content/support-content/samsung/internal-products/spinpoint-m-series/en-us/samsung-m9t-internal-ds.pdf 9.5mm tall
How easy was it to remove the drive?
#30
Great find for PS4 owners.
#31
just bought one and it's £59.99 now
#32
antrobusjc
just bought one and it's £59.99 now
Still £64.99 online for me so did you buy in store?
3 Likes #33
Agharta
Voodle
I picked this up this afternoon, another annoying voucher since it's over £50 and it is Definitely the portable version, it's way too small to be the 3.5" version :D
and this is the one I've got: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGerAyesQZY
And this is the drive inside for anyone looking to pull it apart:
http://www.seagate.com/www-content/support-content/samsung/internal-products/spinpoint-m-series/en-us/samsung-m9t-internal-ds.pdf 9.5mm tall
How easy was it to remove the drive?

It was very easy for me - I just used a credit card starting at the corners, slide it into the seam and then work your way around which will release the clips. From then, just pull out the rubber bungs holding the drive in place and lift it out. 2 minutes with a screwdriver and you are done. It took me about 6 or 7 minutes to remove the drive and put in an older smaller capacity drive in its place.
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Just picked one up myself, pretty straightforward to take out of case and put into PS4, however not as straightforward to install the software on as when installing would turn off at 100% and try to reboot. At this point the TV would just have a black screen on and PS4 will be blinking blue. Took me a while to get it sorted but found this advice helpful (taken from the Playstation Forums by TheTonySlayer)

1)
After further research and testing, I found one additional method to get the hard drive to boot successfully. Just hold down the power button 6-6.5 seconds after the beep just before safe mode is triggered. Holding the button down allows the hard drive to fully spinup before the HDMI handshaking takes place. Note, if you hold the button too long (7.5 seconds to be exact), you will get into safe mode and have to try again.
2)
Another slightly modified method is to push the power button and release after 2 seconds after it beeps. Then hold the power button for 4-5 seconds and release. This is easier than the previous method because you have more time before you get into safe mode (because safe mode requires the button to be held continuously for 7.5 seconds).

I used the 2nd method and once it booted up and installed the software and done all the necessary installations all was fine thereafter and no problems since.

Hope this helps if anyone else has any problems, and feels they have wasted £65 like I did till I got it working


Edited By: beyreal on Aug 05, 2014 14:21
#35
Milkfloat
Agharta
Voodle
I picked this up this afternoon, another annoying voucher since it's over £50 and it is Definitely the portable version, it's way too small to be the 3.5" version :D
and this is the one I've got: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGerAyesQZY
And this is the drive inside for anyone looking to pull it apart:
http://www.seagate.com/www-content/support-content/samsung/internal-products/spinpoint-m-series/en-us/samsung-m9t-internal-ds.pdf 9.5mm tall
How easy was it to remove the drive?

It was very easy for me - I just used a credit card starting at the corners, slide it into the seam and then work your way around which will release the clips. From then, just pull out the rubber bungs holding the drive in place and lift it out. 2 minutes with a screwdriver and you are done. It took me about 6 or 7 minutes to remove the drive and put in an older smaller capacity drive in its place.
Thanks I will give it a go in a few days. Did you also have a Samsung 9.5mm drive isnide?
1 Like #36
Agharta
Milkfloat
Agharta
Voodle
I picked this up this afternoon, another annoying voucher since it's over £50 and it is Definitely the portable version, it's way too small to be the 3.5" version :D
and this is the one I've got: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGerAyesQZY
And this is the drive inside for anyone looking to pull it apart:
http://www.seagate.com/www-content/support-content/samsung/internal-products/spinpoint-m-series/en-us/samsung-m9t-internal-ds.pdf 9.5mm tall
How easy was it to remove the drive?

It was very easy for me - I just used a credit card starting at the corners, slide it into the seam and then work your way around which will release the clips. From then, just pull out the rubber bungs holding the drive in place and lift it out. 2 minutes with a screwdriver and you are done. It took me about 6 or 7 minutes to remove the drive and put in an older smaller capacity drive in its place.
Thanks I will give it a go in a few days. Did you also have a Samsung 9.5mm drive isnide?

Yes, it seems to be in a lot of this type of drive.
#37
beyreal
Just picked one up myself, pretty straightforward to take out of case and put into PS4, however not as straightforward to install the software on as when installing would turn off at 100% and try to reboot. At this point the TV would just have a black screen on and PS4 will be blinking blue. Took me a while to get it sorted but found this advice helpful (taken from the Playstation Forums by TheTonySlayer)

1)
After further research and testing, I found one additional method to get the hard drive to boot successfully. Just hold down the power button 6-6.5 seconds after the beep just before safe mode is triggered. Holding the button down allows the hard drive to fully spinup before the HDMI handshaking takes place. Note, if you hold the button too long (7.5 seconds to be exact), you will get into safe mode and have to try again.
2)
Another slightly modified method is to push the power button and release after 2 seconds after it beeps. Then hold the power button for 4-5 seconds and release. This is easier than the previous method because you have more time before you get into safe mode (because safe mode requires the button to be held continuously for 7.5 seconds).

I used the 2nd method and once it booted up and installed the software and done all the necessary installations all was fine thereafter and no problems since.

Hope this helps if anyone else has any problems, and feels they have wasted £65 like I did till I got it working


I bought one the other day, as my 5tb ran out, just for my plex movies/tv shows etc.. but thinking of buying another in the future for my PS4, so thanks for the tip! :)
#38
This has now dropped in price to £59.99
#39
Does this have built in backup software or password protection?
#40
thinking of dropping mine into a 2013 MacBook Pro 13.3, does anyone know if it will fit?
Did a bit of googling and looks like the drive has to be less than 12.5mm thick.

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