Samsung M9T 2TB 9.5mm SATA 2.5 inch Internal Hard Drive (PS3/PS4 Compatible) - £99.99 @ Amazon
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Samsung M9T 2TB 9.5mm SATA 2.5 inch Internal Hard Drive (PS3/PS4 Compatible) - £99.99 @ Amazon

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Found 20th Aug 2014
This is the worlds first 2.5" 2TB slim 9.5mm Hard Drive. This is smaller than your usual desktop internal hard drive, which is why it costs most than them. It's fundamentally a laptop hard drive, but also is compatible with the PS3, PS4. I've been looking for a larger hard drive for my PS4 and came across this, which seems like a cheap price. Unfortunately not sold directly by Amazon, however.

*This is also available for £96.48 from the other buying options on Amazon, but it's from a supplier that has less ratings and not as high of a percentage of positive feedback.

**As advised by mtj111, this drive is also in the Seagate 2TB Portable USB drive from Argos and is available for £59.99 - however removing it from it's enclosure will void any warranty.

Now £89.99! 26/08/2014
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Good deal

Also fits MacBooks

If you want this, get the Seagate 2TB USB drive from Argos. It has a Samsung M9T inside and is only £59.99.

Original Poster

mtj111

If you want this, get the Seagate 2TB USB drive from Argos. It has a … If you want this, get the Seagate 2TB USB drive from Argos. It has a Samsung M9T inside and is only £59.99.


It has the smaller 2.5inch hard drive inside? I've didn't think external hard drives would put smaller hard drives in as it'd cost more? Or is it a portable one, as that'd make more sense
Edited by: "rama26285" 20th Aug 2014

Banned

rama26285

It has the smaller 2.5inch hard drive inside? I've didn't think external … It has the smaller 2.5inch hard drive inside? I've didn't think external hard drives would put smaller hard drives in as it'd cost more? Or is it a portable one, as that'd make more sense



It's a portable drive yes. But you will void the warranty by removing it from the casing.

I can't vouch for this model but I did read quite a few Samsung drives not working well with PS3/4's?

Heat still as it's decent £/gb regardless of your use

Original Poster

DUNOEboutTENG

I can't vouch for this model but I did read quite a few Samsung drives … I can't vouch for this model but I did read quite a few Samsung drives not working well with PS3/4's?Heat still as it's decent £/gb regardless of your use


I read about this also. Firmware 1.70 seems to have addressed any issues though

rama26285

It has the smaller 2.5inch hard drive inside? I've didn't think external … It has the smaller 2.5inch hard drive inside? I've didn't think external hard drives would put smaller hard drives in as it'd cost more? Or is it a portable one, as that'd make more sense


Yes, it's the same 9.5mm 2.5" drive. I got one the other week and it's sat happily in my PS4.

Is it straight forward enough to fit the Argos drive in a Ps4?

xela333

It's a portable drive yes. But you will void the warranty by removing … It's a portable drive yes. But you will void the warranty by removing it from the casing.



Apparently it's very easy to remove from the Seagate enclosure- meaning that you should be able to replace and claim warranty.

Losing the warranty from day one is taking a risk- let's be clear about that- but clearly many PS4 owners think it's worth taking..

david1274

Apparently it's very easy to remove from the Seagate enclosure- meaning … Apparently it's very easy to remove from the Seagate enclosure- meaning that you should be able to replace and claim warranty. Losing the warranty from day one is taking a risk- let's be clear about that- but clearly many PS4 owners think it's worth taking..



I have 3 of them, 2 of which I got from argos. they are easy to open, use a thick guitar plectrum or similar piece of plastic for example. but you will usually leave tell tale marks unless you are obsessively careful. you may get away with persuading argos it's not been opened, but if you have to send back to the manufacturer they will know straight away as you have to peal back a layer of metallic foil. if you were extremely OCD you might be able to get away with it, but removing it and replacing it later so it looks new to the maker is going to be tough. so I'd suggest not opening them unless you want to risk losing the warranty. I've removed a number of drives from caddys as they were cheaper to buy in a caddy and took the risk of losing warranty and never had any problems. as I've saved so much from doing it, if I did lose a drive I still would be quids up. I certainly wouldn't pay £100 when I can get one in a caddy for £60. I obviously check the drive is fine via usb before pulling it apart, as if it works fine then it will usually work if you pull it out

uni

I have 3 of them, 2 of which I got from argos. they are easy to … I have 3 of them, 2 of which I got from argos. they are easy to open............................



Yeah, I suspected that it wouldn't be possible to hide the evidence when replacing the drive to caddy - but someone on the Argos deal thread was insistent that you could

Maybe for you it doesn't matter to take the occasional loss because you buy so many enclosured drives but I only buy them very occasionally (around one external drive every two years). That said, in this instance I'm going to take the risk and open them up after testing for a few weeks. Bought two Seagates last week.

Just fitted the seagate M9T to my ps4, longest part of the process was downloading the OS onto a USB stick. This isn't a great deal as it's so easy to change the one in case over. Cold from me!

hmmmmmmm....
nope i will wait untill its -£60.
but that Seagate 2TB Portable...
Edited by: "DaRkHOTUK" 20th Aug 2014

bk2384

Just fitted the seagate M9T to my ps4, longest part of the process was … Just fitted the seagate M9T to my ps4, longest part of the process was downloading the OS onto a USB stick. This isn't a great deal as it's so easy to change the one in case over. Cold from me!



if anyone is concerned about voiding their warranty removing a drive which is near enough half price of this one, then just buy two of the Argos enclosure ones, and only dismantle one and keep the other as backup. It works around the same price, but your getting 2x2TB drives for the price of the x1 on here

Edited by: "ukez" 20th Aug 2014

What is the spindle speed? A lot of 1 star reviews in Amazon. Someone pointed it's RECERTIFIED HDD NOT NEW !

ukez

if anyone is concerned about voiding their warranty removing a drive … if anyone is concerned about voiding their warranty removing a drive which is near enough half price of this one, then just buy two of the Argos enclosure ones, and only dismantle one and keep the other as backup. It works around the same price, but your getting 2x2TB drives for the price of the x1 on here



Got a link to the Seagate drive on Argos? Quite a few are popping up for me around the same price point so it isn't made clear. Don't want to open the wrong drive!

newforce

What is the spindle speed? A lot of 1 star reviews in Amazon. Someone … What is the spindle speed? A lot of 1 star reviews in Amazon. Someone pointed it's RECERTIFIED HDD NOT NEW !




Ref recertified: Apparently that guy may have bought from a seller that was selling them as recertified; all that matters is whether it states NEW or RECERTIFIED at the end of the day and when it comes to getting a refund, plus that review is for a different model.

The one i see that mentions recertified says: Samsung M8 250GB 2.5" 9.5mm SATA 6Gps Internal Hard Drive -PS3/PS4 Compatible (Accessory)
Edited by: "ukez" 20th Aug 2014

SFP_NooDLe

Got a link to the Seagate drive on Argos? Quite a few are popping up for … Got a link to the Seagate drive on Argos? Quite a few are popping up for me around the same price point so it isn't made clear. Don't want to open the wrong drive!



The youtube video above might be able to help mate

Argos have just re-introduced the £5 and £10 vouchers for the £50+ and £100+ spends respectively making the Seagate caddy containing this drive even more of a no brainer. Argos code 248/9935

5 minute job to remove it from the Seagate enclosure. I've harder times getting things out of shrink wrap. 40 quid cheaper too, plus you could then keep thePS4 drive and have an external 500gb drive. This is colder than Cleethorpes in January.

SHB

5 minute job to remove it from the Seagate enclosure. I've harder times … 5 minute job to remove it from the Seagate enclosure. I've harder times getting things out of shrink wrap. 40 quid cheaper too, plus you could then keep thePS4 drive and have an external 500gb drive. This is colder than Cleethorpes in January.



Yep I did this a few months ago too and can also confirm not only does it work flawlessly, it was easy as hell to do.

ukez

if anyone is concerned about voiding their warranty removing a drive … if anyone is concerned about voiding their warranty removing a drive which is near enough half price of this one, then just buy two of the Argos enclosure ones, and only dismantle one and keep the other as backup. It works around the same price, but your getting 2x2TB drives for the price of the x1 on here



I don't get the point your making? Please explain....

out of stock for me at argos

Drive in the Video is HSGT is'nt that Hitachi ?

Bought one a few days ago DPD haven't posted it even though they said they'd be here yesterday also today

What's the speeds of this drive, is it actually any good or is the only thing going for it the capacity?

pangj

What's the speeds of this drive, is it actually any good or is the only … What's the speeds of this drive, is it actually any good or is the only thing going for it the capacity?



The speeds, while most definitely faster than the original stock drive (which seems so slow it's almost embarassing), it's hardly fast. If you're after speed, go for hybrid drives or SSDs. I personally just wanted loads of space because the games are freaking huge. I wanted 2tb because I don't want the ball ache of changing a drive and downloading loads and loads of PSN stuff any time in the next couple of years at least. TBH 2tb should be enough to manage data quite comfortably anyway so I'm hoping this will last. I'd take 2tb of space over levels loading 2-3 seconds faster, but I appreciate some people feel the need... The need for SPEED.

Hi people is this the 2tb one that can be opened up and used in ps4?

amazon.co.uk/gp/…-21

BUZZIN_NICE

out of stock for me at argos



Same, however if you don't mind waiting, Amazon have price matched they just have longer dispatch times at the moment of 1-2 months.
Edited by: "nige182" 21st Aug 2014

johnhoyle58

Hi people is this the 2tb one that can be opened up and used in ps4? … Hi people is this the 2tb one that can be opened up and used in ps4? http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0084LZI5Y/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?ascsubtag=4a251a2ef9bbf4ccc35f97aba2c9cbda&ref_=dra_a_cs_mr_hn_it_P1400_1000&tag=dradisplay0bb-21



No, that is a 3.5 inch desktop drive, you want the 2.5 inch portable drive. This is the one you want: amazon.co.uk/dp/…IQE, check the right hand side under other sellers for Amazon, but will have to wait 1-2 months for delivery.

It is not compatible with the ps3.
The ps3 only accepts 1TB drives and under, it has an older sata port which doesn't support it.
Disk partitioning upfront could work, but your still short 1TB.
As for the ps4, it was a mixed bag before firmware 1.70, after the firmware it should be working for everybody. So if you got a new ps4 check firmware first.

purchased two of the 2TB seagate portable expansion USB3 drives for £59 each from argos last week, they contain the Samsung M9T harddrive if you crack the case open!
Edited by: "kirkyuk" 21st Aug 2014

bk2384

I don't get the point your making? Please explain....



I must of replied to the wrong person, sorry bud..

kirkyuk

purchased two of the 2TB seagate portable expansion USB3 drives for £59 … purchased two of the 2TB seagate portable expansion USB3 drives for £59 each from argos last week, they contain the Samsung M9T harddrive if you crack the case open!



Do the Samsung M9T drives that you removed from the Seagate enclosures have the same firmware as a retail Samsung M9T?

If not, can they be flashed with it?

The following is irrelevant as I now have the drive working fine!

Bleh I knew I should have done my research before buying. Read this … Bleh I knew I should have done my research before buying. Read this thread yesterday and as passing an Argos today so I bought the 2Tb portable drive (as mentioned earlier in this thread) and cracked it open to indeed find a 2Tb Samsung HDD inside but it is NOT compatible with PS4, it causes errors when you try and initialise the system (basically a wipe/format/reinstall) or try to download the latest firmware via internet in safe boot or when trying to USB update via cold boot or from safe boot menus.EDIT: Hmm seen a few people seem to have this drive working whilst lots of others don't? The drive that came in my argos seagate 2tb is ST2000LM003 Rev.A F/W: 2BC10003, PS4 is/was on 1.75 (1.7 should have solved any issues with this drive??)Hmm tried it fresh out of the box, tried it after formatting on my PC, tried it with the large PS4UPDATE.PUP (800mb one) on USB (several diff ones), tried it with the 1.75 (smaller) PS4UPDATE.PUP on USB (several diff ones), tried updating via internet... will have to keep trying!


Edited by: "MasterCheese" 23rd Aug 2014

Very expansive for a 2TB 2.5' harddisk

I bought the external version of the drive from Argos and put it in the PS4 and it's working - never had any problems


seagate 2tb : ST2000LM003 Rev.A F/W: 2BC10002, PS4 : 1.75

MasterCheese

Bleh I knew I should have done my research before buying. Read this … Bleh I knew I should have done my research before buying. Read this thread yesterday and as passing an Argos today so I bought the 2Tb portable drive (as mentioned earlier in this thread) and cracked it open to indeed find a 2Tb Samsung HDD inside but it is NOT compatible with PS4, it causes errors when you try and initialise the system (basically a wipe/format/reinstall) or try to download the latest firmware via internet in safe boot or when trying to USB update via cold boot or from safe boot menus.EDIT: Hmm seen a few people seem to have this drive working whilst lots of others don't? The drive that came in my argos seagate 2tb is ST2000LM003 Rev.A F/W: 2BC10003, PS4 is/was on 1.75 (1.7 should have solved any issues with this drive??)Hmm tried it fresh out of the box, tried it after formatting on my PC, tried it with the large PS4UPDATE.PUP (800mb one) on USB (several diff ones), tried it with the 1.75 (smaller) PS4UPDATE.PUP on USB (several diff ones), tried updating via internet... will have to keep trying!



Roll back your firmware to 2BC10002 and try
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