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Seagate STBV4000200 Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 Drive £109.99 - Free Delivery @ Amazon

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Keep your laptop or desktop computer running quickly and lag free with the 4 TB Seagate Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive. Capacious storage The Seagate Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive… Read More
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Keep your laptop or desktop computer running quickly and lag free with the 4 TB Seagate Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive.

Capacious storage

The Seagate Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive boasts a whopping 4 TB of storage space, which will allow you to store up to 1,280,000 digital photos or 66,640 hours of digital music.

Compatible with Windows operating systems, this external hard drive also boasts fast USB 3.0 connectivity so the transfer of data to and from the Seagate Expansion Hard Drive will be lightning fast.

The Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices so you needn't worry about upgrading your computer to take advantage of the bounteous storage space available.

Simple to install, even simpler to use

The Seagate Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive doesn't require a time consuming installation process – simply connect it to the power cable, plug the drive into a free USB port on your computing device and it will be automatically recognised by the Windows operating system so you can start transferring data immediately.

The Seagate Expansion Desktop is also easy to transfer data to and from - simply drag and drop your files into it from your desktop screen.

Whether you want to store masses of personal data, keep a secure backup of your internal hard drive, or have all of your movies and music on a portable device to take to a party, the Seagate Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive is the ideal companion for your PC.

Next day delivery with Amazon Prime.

Same price on the PC World and Currys website, so only the free next day delivery for Prime members distinguishes it at present. That said, it is still an excellent price, for a hard drive which has overwhelmingly positive customer reviews.

http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Seagate-STBV4000200-Expansion-External-Drive/product/B00BP5RL10

A measly 1% Quidco cashback from PC World, can make it £1.10 cheaper. Also it can be reserved for in store collection within an hour, or next day - depending on stock.

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/data-storage/hard-drives/desktop-external-hard-drives/seagate-expansion-desktop-external-hard-drive-4-tb-black-21289361-pdt.html
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#1
Thanks to desidude, who posted this about three months ago. The price went up for a few weeks, so his original post got expired. I tried to see if I could "unexpire" it, but couldn't work out how. I've been looking at getting this for a while, and just expected it would still be active on here.
#2
Hotswap?
It's USB3.0 of course it's hotswap, you show me a USB storage device that isn;t hotswap!?

Edited By: robo989 on Jul 14, 2014 13:03
#3
robo989
Hotswap?
It's USB3.0 of course it's hotswap, you show me a USB storage device that isn;t hotswap!?
I copied all that from the original post. I'm just in the process of tidying up the details now. I thought that I might as well get it up first.
#4
robo989
Hotswap?
It's USB3.0 of course it's hotswap, you show me a USB storage device that isn;t hotswap!?


Good point?. :-)
#5
BlackwellNik
robo989
Hotswap?
It's USB3.0 of course it's hotswap, you show me a USB storage device that isn;t hotswap!?
I copied all that from the original post. I'm just in the process of tidying up the details now. I thought that I might as well get it up first.


Lol. :-)
#6
amour3k
robo989
Hotswap?
It's USB3.0 of course it's hotswap, you show me a USB storage device that isn;t hotswap!?

Good point?. :-)

Not really I'm just grumpy :)
#7
as per description, how will this keep laptop/desktop running quickly & lag free?
#8
Its a good price i have paid £70 odd for a 2TB but would you want to put all that data on one drive ?
i have two 2TB drives two 1.5TB drives and a 500gb NAS so i split my data films whatever between drives,
til i can afford a SSD .
#9
leitchyleck
as per description, how will this keep laptop/desktop running quickly & lag free?
I dunno, it's a strange choice of description, but I just took it directly from the Currys/PC World page, as it had a bit more to it than the Amazon one. Sounds a bit like marketing speak to me. I guess they have picked up some 'buzz words', and just decided to chuck them in.
#10
I bought one of these for external storage for my xbox one. Brilliant drive, much faster than the internal one provided in the console :D
#11
knocka
Its a good price i have paid £70 odd for a 2TB but would you want to put all that data on one drive ?
i have two 2TB drives two 1.5TB drives and a 500gb NAS so i split my data films whatever between drives,
til i can afford a SSD .
http://tobidornot.com/wp-uploads/photo/seagate-stbv4000200-expansion-4tb.jpg

I guess it's ok for not so sensitive data, blu-ray movies in a media pc for example
1 Like #12
Rats I've got 1,280,001 digital photos and 66,641 hours of digital music.

Pity otherwise this would have been perfect. I'll wait for the bigger model :)

Heat added.
#13
or just buy 2x2tb STBV2000200 and a RAID0 card for a few quid more, but double the performance versus the single 4tb drive
#14
torquatus
or just buy 2x2tb STBV2000200 and a RAID0 card for a few quid more, but double the performance versus the single 4tb drive

And twice the risk of data loss.

Also internal vs external, don't really compare.
#15
performance and redundancy are incomparable. it's either one or the other
#16
You can have performance and redundancy but then the all important third factor of cost comes in. You can have any two of performance, redundancy or cost but not all three.

E.g. Create a raid-0 set of drives for speed, them create a raid 5 set of those raid 0 arrays.

See http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nested_RAID_levels for more information.
#17
rwillett
then the all important third factor of cost comes in


and the fourth of space, given RAID5 would occupy 4x3.5" bays
#18
Might be worth going through Flubit on this, if you can wait a little longer.

Although, I have my doubts about Seagate's failure rates. I'd probably opt for a WD or a Hitachi if possible. 4 TB is a lot of stuff.
#19
torquatus
or just buy 2x2tb STBV2000200 and a RAID0 card for a few quid more, but double the performance versus the single 4tb drive

This would allow you to have a 2TB array with double the performance (mirrored), or a 4TB array with a slight performance gain (striped).

Voted cold, because chucking 4TB of data onto a Seagate drive is just asking for trouble...

Edited By: sdutton007 on Jul 15, 2014 12:43: more info
#20
Bought this one as a backup drive for my Synology NAS. It works fine after reformating to ext3
#21
greg666
Bought this one as a backup drive for my Synology NAS. It works fine after reformating to ext3
I guess you must be using it with Linux then. Well you might have cause to find this link useful, on the occasion you need access from Windows. Paragon ExtFS for Windows
#22
BTW its free for personal use ;)
#23
torquatus
rwillett
then the all important third factor of cost comes in


and the fourth of space, given RAID5 would occupy 4x3.5" bays


True and power consumption and noise and management. RAID 50 would occupy 8 bays.

I think we've now gone hypothetical :)
#24
does anyone know what rpm this runs at?
#25
just seen, 5400rpm... needed 7200... nm
#26
kaisersalsek
just seen, 5400rpm... needed 7200... nm
The drive is probably in the range of SATA2 speeds, with a drive of this capacity, you really wouldn't need 7200rpm. It would simple eat up more power, for negligible gain. The difference in speed was more important when drives were much smaller, and the data less densely packed. Nowadays you would still barely see any real world difference between a SATA3 internal drive of this capacity, running at either speed. As the technology is fundamentally bottlenecked at present. If you want really fast access and transfer speeds, you need to be going for SSD, or a hybrid solution even.
#27
but I'm gonna be playing games over usb 3... I pretty much need 7200. ANY extra power I can get benefits me, even if it's minute

SSDs are too small. I already have a 128gb SSD for my OS and a 1TB 7200 - don't need anything faster than the 7200 for games


Edited By: kaisersalsek on Jul 16, 2014 22:16
#28
What would be considered necessary to spin at 7200rpm with a lower density, would be sufficient at these high densities >3TB, with 5400rpm. Although comparing two 3/4TB drives with 5400rpm or 7200rpm would produce different figures, I doubt realistically that you would be dissatisfied with a 5400rpm drive performance.
Here is a pretty hokey video from Western Digital explaining it. http://youtu.be/k4Faau_r7Rs

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