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Seagate STBV4000200 Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" external HDD @ £99.99 on Amazon

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The Seagate® Expansion™ External hard drive by Seagate offers an easy-to-use solution when you need to add data storage to your computer instantly. Seagate Expansion desktop drive, add-on storage f…
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The Seagate® Expansion™ External hard drive by Seagate offers an easy-to-use solution when you need to add data storage to your computer instantly.

Seagate Expansion desktop drive, add-on storage for your PC

The Seagate® Expansion desktop drive provides extra storage for your ever-growing collection of files. Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer’s internal drive to help improve performance.

Setup is straightforward; simply plug in the included power supply and USB cable, and you are ready to go. It is automatically recognized by the Windows® operating system, so there is no software to install and nothing to configure. Saving files is easy too—just drag-and-drop.

Take advantage of the fast data transfer speeds with the USB 3.0 interface by connecting to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port. USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for additional system compatibility.

The easy-to-use storage solution

The Expansion external hard drive can be installed easily by plugging in two cords. You can start saving your digital files to this hard drive within seconds of removing it from the box.

Adds storage capacity instantly

Digital photos, video and music files can tax your computer’s storage, causing performance to decline as its internal hard drive fills to capacity. The Expansion external hard drive helps remedy this situation by enabling you to free up storage space on your computer’s hard drive.

Trusted Seagate quality and support

Seagate has delivered proven, reliable storage solutions for more than 30 years.

With more than one billion hard drives shipped, Seagate continues to stand behind its quality by including a limited warranty with the Expansion external hard drive. Additionally, Seagate support is always available should you have questions or need assistance with using your Expansion external hard drive.

Box Contains
Seagate Expansion drive
18 inch USB 3.0 cable
Quick Start Guide
2 Year Limited Warranty
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#1
Are these reliable?.. Any one here own one of these?..
#2
ive had previous Seagate dbackup drives - no problems () and these have 2yr warranty)

mine is running nicely, as a Mac Backup Time Machine
#3
This is very good deal :D I would have bought this if I didn't have one
1 Like #4
railwaygun
ive had previous Seagate dbackup drives - no problems () and these have 2yr warranty)
mine is running nicely, as a Mac Backup Time Machine
The warranty is no use if you don't have backups of the data should the drive fail.
#5
These are good drives but the price has been lower on amazon (£89.99).
#6
pete_l
railwaygun
ive had previous Seagate dbackup drives - no problems () and these have 2yr warranty)
mine is running nicely, as a Mac Backup Time Machine
The warranty is no use if you don't have backups of the data should the drive fail.

Would like to read from HUKD punters if any one has a to blu-ray disc backup setup.... in particular the kit used. I have am looking at archiving my family photos and videos. Ta.
#7
can this work on PS4? (If I take out the HDD inside the case?
#8
Always been around this price.
#9
trueno2k
Are these reliable?.. Any one here own one of these?..
I bought/have one of these, great drive/back-up, only problem I found out after buying (from Argos£99 2 months ago) it wont work on my Panasonic TV, apparently the Panasonic doesn't like a dive above 2gb, but a good, fast drive :)
1 Like #10
Why wouldn't you pay £9 more for the 5TB?
#11
Perest
can this work on PS4? (If I take out the HDD inside the case?

No you need 2.5 this is 3.5
#12
Going_Digital
Why wouldn't you pay £9 more for the 5TB?
iirc that drive only had 1year warranty!.. & I heard these are less durable!..
1 Like #13
shasnir
Perest
can this work on PS4? (If I take out the HDD inside the case?

No you need 2.5 this is 3.5

Ok thank you :)
#14
trueno2k
Going_Digital
Why wouldn't you pay £9 more for the 5TB?
iirc that drive only had 1year warranty!.. & I heard these are less durable!..

Interesting, I bought the 4 TB version about 4 weeks ago, it's still boxed, but I just bought the 5 TB version for £105 (using the mastercard code) with the intention of returning the 4TB. I intend to use it as a time machine back-up for a 3TB fusion drive in yosemite.

.. discuss...:D
#15
I received the 5tb version this morning (£102 via flubit last week so I'd guess they will do the 4tb for £95). It takes 5 minutes to remove the drive from the enclosure to give you a standard internal drive. This will probably invalidate the warranty but it's cheaper than buying an internal drive.
#16
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/blog-fail-drives-manufactureX.jpg

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/blog-fail-drives-manufactureX.jpg

to be fair, I'm biased as Seagate drives are the only drives I've ever had that have failed, and that was before their bad press

Edited By: Shard on Dec 27, 2014 18:54
#17
zelmon64
These are good drives but the price has been lower on amazon (£89.99).

so youre saying no one should buy something that has ever been at a lower price....?
1 Like #18
Shard
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/blog-fail-drives-manufactureX.jpg

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/blog-fail-drives-manufactureX.jpg

to be fair, I'm biased as Seagate drives are the only drives I've ever had that have failed, and that was before their bad press

what in gods name is backblaze and whoever they are, did they speak to every hard drive owner and interview them on what makes they have bought and whether they have failed?

yeah i didnt think they did....

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/17/backblaze_how_not_to_evaluate_disk_reliability/

sound like fools to me

Edited By: mikeyrobbo on Dec 27, 2014 19:25: more info
#19
Shard
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/blog-fail-drives-manufactureX.jpg

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/blog-fail-drives-manufactureX.jpg

to be fair, I'm biased as Seagate drives are the only drives I've ever had that have failed, and that was before their bad press

Wait a minute, what sales? Surely the most popular of HDDs will have a higher failure rate?
#20
Shard
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/blog-fail-drives-manufactureX.jpg

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/blog-fail-drives-manufactureX.jpg

to be fair, I'm biased as Seagate drives are the only drives I've ever had that have failed, and that was before their bad press

Didn't you post that exact graphic with exactly the same comment on the last seagate 4TB deal?
Someone did anyway.
#21
MazingerZ
Shard
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/blog-fail-drives-manufactureX.jpg

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/blog-fail-drives-manufactureX.jpg

to be fair, I'm biased as Seagate drives are the only drives I've ever had that have failed, and that was before their bad press

Wait a minute, what sales? Surely the most popular of HDDs will have a higher failure rate?

Uhhhh no mate, failure rate is a percentage of failures of the total sold. It makes **** all difference how many are sold unless they sold say 1 or 2 or 10 and not 10,000+++
#22
robo989
Shard
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/blog-fail-drives-manufactureX.jpg

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/blog-fail-drives-manufactureX.jpg

to be fair, I'm biased as Seagate drives are the only drives I've ever had that have failed, and that was before their bad press

Didn't you post that exact graphic with exactly the same comment on the last seagate 4TB deal?
Someone did anyway.

No, but I probably did the same thing they did, thought "seagate? I'm sure they're dodgy", quick google and there you go
#23
mikeyrobbo
Shard
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/blog-fail-drives-manufactureX.jpg

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/blog-fail-drives-manufactureX.jpg

to be fair, I'm biased as Seagate drives are the only drives I've ever had that have failed, and that was before their bad press

what in gods name is backblaze and whoever they are, did they speak to every hard drive owner and interview them on what makes they have bought and whether they have failed?

yeah i didnt think they did....

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/17/backblaze_how_not_to_evaluate_disk_reliability/

sound like fools to me

I can only suggest you read the register article, he makes a semi-valid argument on a different topic to this one, i.e. if you allow for failure then seagate drives aren't necessarily a bad choice for Backblaze because they're cheaper (although as Backblaze continue to buy them I think they know this). They're a business with many, many copies spread across, you're a consumer with 1 or 2. It matters more to you.

And Back Blaze have ~35,000 drives so they probably know what they are doing
#24
Question - I intend to use this as a back up for all my babys photo's as he grows up - but what about a back up for the back up? It would make me nervous that if it failed I could lose everything
#25
PierremontQuaker
Question - I intend to use this as a back up for all my babys photo's as he grows up - but what about a back up for the back up? It would make me nervous that if it failed I could lose everything

Minimum of three copies, one of which should be in another location.
2 Likes #26
bytemaster
PierremontQuaker
Question - I intend to use this as a back up for all my babys photo's as he grows up - but what about a back up for the back up? It would make me nervous that if it failed I could lose everything
Minimum of three copies, one of which should be in another location.
Maybe a fourth off-planet in case of armageddon ;)
2 Likes #27
PierremontQuaker
I intend to use this as a backup for all my babies photo's as he grows up / It would make me nervous that if it failed I could lose everything
Storing all of your photos just on the external HDD is NOT a backup because the files will only exist in one location.

Use the 3-2-1 backup rule: http://dpbestflow.org/node/262

* Have at least three copies of your data.
* Store the copies on two different media.
* Keep one backup copy offsite.

For offsite backups, look at Backblaze, Crashplan, Dropbox Pro (with Extended Version History), Cloudberry Backup or Arq (for Macs). The last two allow you to backup to different cloud services like Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier or Google Drive.

You could also use Flickr since you get 1TB of photo storage for free, but make sure that you set the photos to private so that no one else can view them.

For automatically copying the photos to external HDDs I would use Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE, Bvckup2 or RoboCopy. NASA use the first app so it should be fine for you. :)
#28
aceuk
PierremontQuaker
I intend to use this as a backup for all my babies photo's as he grows up / It would make me nervous that if it failed I could lose everything
Storing all of your photos just on the external HDD is NOT a backup because the files will only exist in one location.

Use the 3-2-1 backup rule: http://dpbestflow.org/node/262

* Have at least three copies of your data.
* Store the copies on two different media.
* Keep one backup copy offsite.

For offsite backups, look at Backblaze, Crashplan, Dropbox Pro (with Extended Version History), Cloudberry Backup or Arq (for Macs). The last two allow you to backup to different cloud services like Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier or Google Drive.

You could also use Flickr since you get 1TB of photo storage for free, but make sure that you set the photos to private so that no one else can view them.

For automatically copying the photos to external HDDs I would use Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE, Bvckup2 or RoboCopy. NASA use the first app so it should be fine for you. :)

Thank you for the information - very much appreciated!

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