AMAZON *Best price so far* 8 TB Seagate USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive - £179.99
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AMAZON *Best price so far* 8 TB Seagate USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive - £179.99

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Found 31st May 2017
Don't miss this deal if you need bulk storage at the best price per TB possible.

These drives are perfect for external or internal use. I rip them apart and use them in my big tower pc to back up all my data. This will bring my total up to 24tb.

Hope this is helpful to someone as this is the lowest price on amazon so far.
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inb4 "that's a lot of data to lose"
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paul_merton

inb4 "that's a lot of data to lose"


Back up back up back up
No idea why this is cold. Great price for a 8TB at the moment
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Sin_of_nature

No idea why this is cold. Great price for a 8TB at the moment



I know right! I'm trying to figure out how coldness vs hotness is calculated. My notification says 15 people voted Hot!?! Weird.
Hot from me - this has to be best price for 8TB
So do these have SATA connectors on the inside? A lot of external drives these days don't and just have the USB controllers soldered onto the drive.
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VDisillusioned

So do these have SATA connectors on the inside? A lot of external drives … So do these have SATA connectors on the inside? A lot of external drives these days don't and just have the USB controllers soldered onto the drive.


Great question! I guess I'll keep you posted... The 3.5" drives that I've ripped apart typically are usb to sata connector that you just unplug. I'm hoping this is the same. I've not seen a soldered one yet!
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sparkylicious

Hot from me - this has to be best price for 8TB


Thanks mate!! Yes, I can't figure out how to add extra screenshots but it's the lowest price on amazon by far for an 8tb drive. Check this link: uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Sea…art
VDisillusioned

So do these have SATA connectors on the inside? A lot of external drives … So do these have SATA connectors on the inside? A lot of external drives these days don't and just have the USB controllers soldered onto the drive.



From amazon comments, it have sata connector and you can take it out to use as internal HDD. also i never heard of external HDD being soldered. every external hdd i have has sata and can be taken apart.
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sion22

From amazon comments, it have sata connector and you can take it out to … From amazon comments, it have sata connector and you can take it out to use as internal HDD. also i never heard of external HDD being soldered. every external hdd i have has sata and can be taken apart.



Yes Sion22! I should have thought to read the amazon comments and reviews – good thinking!
jordan14

Back up back up back up


or you could do 3 backups
jordan14

I know right! I'm trying to figure out how coldness vs hotness is … I know right! I'm trying to figure out how coldness vs hotness is calculated. My notification says 15 people voted Hot!?! Weird.



​I have given up quest to understand how heat is added/calculated. Seems like gimmick.
It's a good price....but i'm sticking to the 2tb....because every harddrive fails eventually, even your backups of backups
besides, it's always better to spread your bets... failure wise and recovery of your data....4 x 2tb than 1 x 8tb
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cburns

It's a good price....but i'm sticking to the 2tb....because every … It's a good price....but i'm sticking to the 2tb....because every harddrive fails eventually, even your backups of backupsbesides, it's always better to spread your bets... failure wise and recovery of your data....4 x 2tb than 1 x 8tb


Agreed. I'm working towards having all my photography at another location. I do need the 8tb though... but I have 2x 4tb spare to back the 8tb I purchased.
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sach1636

I have given up quest to understand how heat is added/calculated. Seems … I have given up quest to understand how heat is added/calculated. Seems like gimmick.



Yeah - true that - seems odd to say the least
umm, correct me if I'm wrong but taking them apart would void warranty no?
As for per TB price, I get 8TB from buying cheap 2TB sky boxes for £20-25 each got another 4TB this week for £55!!
Does this work with Xbox one?
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CartoonHead78

As for per TB price, I get 8TB from buying cheap 2TB sky boxes for £20-25 … As for per TB price, I get 8TB from buying cheap 2TB sky boxes for £20-25 each got another 4TB this week for £55!!


I had not thought of ripping apart Sky boxes. Great idea! Although it's not comparing apples to apples because the Sky boxes must be 2nd hand and well used at this price?
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Turtle1992

Does this work with Xbox one?


Yeah, I'm sure it must do. XboX has standard USB port, right?
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CartoonHead78

umm, correct me if I'm wrong but taking them apart would void warranty no?


Yes - you do void your warranty.
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dell06a

same price at argos + £10 voucher if brought before 3rd June … same price at argos + £10 voucher if brought before 3rd June http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6264462 http://www.argos.co.uk/events/giftvoucher.html ?tag=ar:homepage:top:slot4:company-voucher


I had not seen this and you can also benefit from cash back on Quidco!!
jordan14

Yeah, I'm sure it must do. XboX has standard USB port, right?



Yeah sure doe
Good price but they've been this for months (at Argos) and on/off at Amazon.
Price changed to £189.99
Shingled Magnetic Recording according to the amazon reviews.
Hitachi is far more reliable than Seagate..
cburns

It's a good price....but i'm sticking to the 2tb....because every … It's a good price....but i'm sticking to the 2tb....because every harddrive fails eventually, even your backups of backupsbesides, it's always better to spread your bets... failure wise and recovery of your data....4 x 2tb than 1 x 8tb



Just buy two of these then.
Yes, old wd passport drives had soldered-on USB connectors. Puts me off buying them again.
friar_chris

Shingled Magnetic Recording according to the amazon reviews.



Yep, the WD 8TB is a little more pricey at £226 but doesn't use SMR:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-Desktop-Drive-Backup-Software/dp/B01LWVT81X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1496665030&sr=8-2&keywords=wd+8tb

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