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Seagate 6TB Backup Plus Desktop External Hard Drive £89.99 / 4tb Seagate expansion £66.99 delivered @ Amazon

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The Seagate Backup Plus Hub drive optimises external storage with simple local or cloud file backup for your computers and mobile devices and an intelligent USB hub to charge and manage your USB-connected devices.

High-speed USB 3.0 and 2.0 connectivity offers plug-and-play functionality on your PC. Plus, install the provided NTFS driver for Mac and you can use your Backup Plus drive interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting.

The two front-facing intelligent USB 3.0 ports amplify the functionality of your drive by allowing you to charge and connect two external devices, like your phone, tablet or camera - even if your computer is in off/standby mode.

Via the downloadable Seagate Dashboard software, you are provided with tools for local, mobile, cloud and social media backup. Run a one-click backup or schedule an automatic backup plan to protect your files in your Backup Plus Hub drive at your convenience. Install the free Seagate Mobile Backup app on an iOS or Android mobile device and you’ll be able to back up all of the pictures and videos from your device to your Seagate drive or to the cloud
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Joebainbridge23/08/2019 22:25

Great price, but the reviews seem to suggest loss of data is common.. :s …Great price, but the reviews seem to suggest loss of data is common.. :s Any experience?


I'll never buy another Seagate drive again. No experience with this model in particular but in general I find that they fail much quicker than WD drives. I exclusively only use large HDDs like this for long term storage of photos and videos.

Still running my NAS from 2008, 120TB of storage and my original WD drives are still chugging along nicely. In that same period I've had 3 Seagate Barracuda drives fail.
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Why could this deal be live few days ago lol only just pick up a 6tb drive
Wish the 8tb would drop in price a bit
Will this work on ps4
Thanks
Great price, but the reviews seem to suggest loss of data is common.. :s Any experience?
Joebainbridge23/08/2019 22:25

Great price, but the reviews seem to suggest loss of data is common.. :s …Great price, but the reviews seem to suggest loss of data is common.. :s Any experience?


I'll never buy another Seagate drive again. No experience with this model in particular but in general I find that they fail much quicker than WD drives. I exclusively only use large HDDs like this for long term storage of photos and videos.

Still running my NAS from 2008, 120TB of storage and my original WD drives are still chugging along nicely. In that same period I've had 3 Seagate Barracuda drives fail.
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johnsquire33423/08/2019 23:04

I'll never buy another Seagate drive again. No experience with this model …I'll never buy another Seagate drive again. No experience with this model in particular but in general I find that they fail much quicker than WD drives. I exclusively only use large HDDs like this for long term storage of photos and videos. Still running my NAS from 2008, 120TB of storage and my original WD drives are still chugging along nicely. In that same period I've had 3 Seagate Barracuda drives fail.


which NAS do you have, do you keep it on 24/7, do your drive hibernate??
just want to know your settings for your NAS regarding the HDD
does anyone know which drive is inside the enclosure.
beejan24/08/2019 07:50

which which NAS do you have, do you keep it on 24/7, do your drive …which which NAS do you have, do you keep it on 24/7, do your drive hibernate??just want to know your settings for your NAS regarding the HDD


I built it myself and it's on 24/7 as my family around the world use it as a cloud server. Using unraid for my array in raid 6.

I didn't expect them to last 11 years, 5 at the most but the Seagate drives checked out within 2 on average
Edited by: "johnsquire334" 24th Aug
johnsquire33424/08/2019 08:17

I built it myself and it's on 24/7 as my family around the world use it as …I built it myself and it's on 24/7 as my family around the world use it as a cloud server. Using unraid for my array in raid 6.I didn't expect them to last 11 years, 5 at the most but the Seagate drives checked out within 2 on average



thx
I have several 4TB and 2TB drives,some of them for so many years. And some of them from different manufacturers but I've neven seen one failing... Neither in laptops that I've have almost for 2 decades.

When people have had a failing HDD,what does that mean in practical terms? How do you notice that the drive has failed?
Seagate, eh? Might as well write the data in the sand.
Great price so bought one. Thanks a lot
johnsquire33423/08/2019 23:04

I'll never buy another Seagate drive again. No experience with this model …I'll never buy another Seagate drive again. No experience with this model in particular but in general I find that they fail much quicker than WD drives. I exclusively only use large HDDs like this for long term storage of photos and videos. Still running my NAS from 2008, 120TB of storage and my original WD drives are still chugging along nicely. In that same period I've had 3 Seagate Barracuda drives fail.


Similar experience here...
beejan24/08/2019 07:51

does anyone know which drive is inside the enclosure.


I've got one of these had it for a 18 months or so not had a problem yet (touch wood). According to CrystalDiskInfo it's a ST6000AS0002 which apparently is an archive drive using smr technology, the bare drive is a ridiculous price on Amazon. Hope this helps. Just noticed CrystalDiskInfo says it's been powered on for 27577 hours which is 1149 days so I've had it for over 3 years, doesn't time fly.
Edited by: "johngrundy2" 24th Aug
Would I be better off getting this 6 TB Backup Plus for £89.99, or the 4 TB Expansion for £66.99? Both are deal prices on Amazon right now. I intend to remove the internal drive and use it in a new PC build. Any advice? I don't know which would be the better deal.
SqueakySquid24/08/2019 18:08

Would I be better off getting this 6 TB Backup Plus for £89.99, or the 4 …Would I be better off getting this 6 TB Backup Plus for £89.99, or the 4 TB Expansion for £66.99? Both are deal prices on Amazon right now. I intend to remove the internal drive and use it in a new PC build. Any advice? I don't know which would be the better deal.



I do know this drive the 6tb one is not meant to be used as a system drive it is for archive purposes only.. I don't know about the 4tb one you'll have to do a bit of googling.
How come everyone has had failed Seagate drives, and all mine still work?
Why am I the luckiest person alive?
I bought the 4tb on Friday for £47 as I still had £20 of amazon vouchers left over from Amazon prime day.
8ANNED27/08/2019 09:52

What about an Atari Jaguar?


Not sure. I will get back to you on that one.

Had a quick look and I can't find any mods for the Atari jaguar that allow it to take a hard drive. You could however use it for Jaguar games and run them through an emulator.

Hope this helps
Edited by: "Maverick77" 27th Aug
Is this shuckable?, can't find anything online as i know some drives need tweaks.

My server has just had one of its mirrors break due to a drive dying and i was looking to upgrade/replace the 3TB that died with a pair of these 6TB
matdey31/08/2019 09:58

Is this shuckable?, can't find anything online as i know some drives need …Is this shuckable?, can't find anything online as i know some drives need tweaks.My server has just had one of its mirrors break due to a drive dying and i was looking to upgrade/replace the 3TB that died with a pair of these 6TB


FWIW, received the drives, they work well and are giving a nice performance boost over the old mirror that existed.

The bare drives in mine are ST6000DM003 and ~£150

scan.co.uk/pro…oem
Are these schuckable? Want a pc Drive (not nas)
Vicar_in_a_Tutu26/08/2019 11:26

How come everyone has had failed Seagate drives, and all mine still …How come everyone has had failed Seagate drives, and all mine still work?Why am I the luckiest person alive?


Because people love chucking anecdotal evidence in there ive been running an hp n36L microserver for 11 years with combinations of Seagate drives, 3x2TB drives for the last 6 years at least. In use 24/7, download about 5TB a month currently in uncompressed Blu-ray rips (50gb each), so seen good use.

But this is anecdotal so doesn’t help anyone at all.
I have been a WD advocate for many years until they started to use special PCBs interfaces unlike the usual SATA to USB interface in drive enclosures and just stopped using them all together.

Much better to get an enclosure bay cheaply and insert an HDD, better chance of data recovery.

As per internal drives, I have had two WD Blue and a Seagate Barracuda drive from 2008 which are still functional with no bad sectors to this date. I have had a Toshiba fail on me with two bad sectors from 2010 to 2013. Though to RMA it, two wasn't enough so I had to use a hammer to break it and it wouldn't break! Drives are so reliable these days - I had to use a wooden floor panel in-between the drive and hammer ontop of it for it to no longer work.

Toshiba are OEM drives so have to return to them OEM retailer hence this lame ass policy.
Edited by: "LordMetro" 2nd Sep
zkssyth02/09/2019 08:40

Are these schuckable? Want a pc Drive (not nas)


See my quote above yours.

They work fine in my HP Gen8... So will be fine in a PC too..
Nice find
matdey02/09/2019 09:29

See my quote above yours.They work fine in my HP Gen8... So will be fine …See my quote above yours.They work fine in my HP Gen8... So will be fine in a PC too..


Thanks!!
Vicar_in_a_Tutu26/08/2019 11:26

How come everyone has had failed Seagate drives, and all mine still …How come everyone has had failed Seagate drives, and all mine still work?Why am I the luckiest person alive?


Exactly the same here. In about 20 years I’ve never had a single Seagate drive failure. Yet I see a few dread filled stories saying “seagate will fail, seagate will give you cancer, a seagate hdd stole my car and ran off with my ex wife etc”
I’ve even inadvertently connected a molex power one backwards and it smoked. Disconnected it and left it on the shelf for a few years. When I plugged it in, it ran absolutely fine, no problem.

In fact the only drives I’ve had fail were Samsung ones (before Seagate took them over).

Maybe we just look after ours well, in cool, vibration free environments
johnsquire33423/08/2019 23:04

I'll never buy another Seagate drive again. No experience with this model …I'll never buy another Seagate drive again. No experience with this model in particular but in general I find that they fail much quicker than WD drives. I exclusively only use large HDDs like this for long term storage of photos and videos. Still running my NAS from 2008, 120TB of storage and my original WD drives are still chugging along nicely. In that same period I've had 3 Seagate Barracuda drives fail.


Your experience is just statistical noise. Most drives have somewhere between (roughly) a 1 in 200 chance to a 1 in 50 chance of failing in any given year (unless you get a bad drive). You can check this out with the published studies done by data centre companies that each run hundreds of thousands of drives (or more). Here's the first example that came up when I googled it. extremetech.com/ext…ves
Sir-Bargain-A-Lot02/09/2019 09:47

Your experience is just statistical noise. Most drives have somewhere …Your experience is just statistical noise. Most drives have somewhere between (roughly) a 1 in 200 chance to a 1 in 50 chance of failing in any given year (unless you get a bad drive). You can check this out with the published studies done by data centre companies that each run hundreds of thousands of drives (or more). Here's the first example that came up when I googled it. https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/175089-who-makes-the-most-reliable-hard-drives


I'm aware of the stats, doesn't mean I'll buy another Seagate drive again. I also notice in the link you've provided that Seagate drives have the highest failure rate compared to the others.
Edited by: "johnsquire334" 2nd Sep
johnsquire33423/08/2019 23:04

I'll never buy another Seagate drive again. No experience with this model …I'll never buy another Seagate drive again. No experience with this model in particular but in general I find that they fail much quicker than WD drives. I exclusively only use large HDDs like this for long term storage of photos and videos. Still running my NAS from 2008, 120TB of storage and my original WD drives are still chugging along nicely. In that same period I've had 3 Seagate Barracuda drives fail.


Luck based, for me it's other way around every Seagate drive I got works like a dream years and years. But every WD or Toshiba I ever had stopped working after few weeks/months or just after warranty ended...
Dammi I just purchased an 8tb for £140
mickael2824/08/2019 09:27

When people have had a failing HDD,what does that mean in practical terms? …When people have had a failing HDD,what does that mean in practical terms? How do you notice that the drive has failed?


I can only speak from my experience. I’ve had several hard drives “fail” but it’s never been catastrophic.

This is just home experience through myself, friends and family. Not maintaining massive servers or anything. So fails have happened more due to the ageing of old drives than the statistics of using large quantities.

Most commonly for me disk errors start occurring which indicate bad sectors are developing and these will accelerate over time. I’m lazy so the Operating System or other software may become corrupt before I’ve paid attention. In these cases I’ve been able to connect the drive to another computer, run scan disk, repair, and retrieve the vast majority of data every time. Some files may be corrupt or partially corrupt (IE, an image file that’s 2/3 still visible)

By the way I once did the above for a friend who had a local PC shop quote him £1200 to repair his PC, which contained years of college work. They told him his data was irretrievable. He had already paid them £120 to diagnose the fault. His data was 100% fine as far as we could tell after less than an hour at mine. It was over a decade ago but it still annoys me to this day.

Another type of fault is a problem with the controller pcb. This has only happened once compared to about six occurrences of the first type of fail. The easiest fix for a home tinkerer is to buy an identical drive and swap the pcb to the failed drive. I did this for my mum many years ago, the data was all fine and has remained so since.

Due to my personal experiences of being able to salvage 99% of data, I’m quite relaxed about them. Perhaps I’ve been lucky. I hear that SSD fails are much more likely to cost you all your data.
Edited by: "pubjoe" 2nd Sep
As the name of the internal drive implies it's meant to be used for archival or backup purposes where you write infrequently.
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