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Seagate 2.5" 2TB HDD (for your PS4 maybe - potentially £50) - £60 @ CeX
Seagate 2.5" 2TB HDD (for your PS4 maybe - potentially £50) - £60 @ CeX

Seagate 2.5" 2TB HDD (for your PS4 maybe - potentially £50) - £60 @ CeX

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I traded a lot of 'junk' to CEX and thought what can I buy with this voucher? A lot of their items are well past their best but I thought a HDD with a guarantee was a safe bet. The item that arrived was brand new and sealed (which I had not expected) and the latest model (trickier to open than the previous incarnation) but I have successfully installed it in my PS4 and re-installed the Sony software and it's great. (add £2.50 for delivery if not in stock for you locally)

Need to add that I took my 500GB HDD in after swapping it out and they have me £10 cash for it... Hence the £50 claim

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I would rather spend a bit more and get guarenteed new rather than risk getting a preused one as that reason alone isn't enough to get a refund.

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Westwoodo

I would rather spend a bit more and get guarenteed new rather than risk … I would rather spend a bit more and get guarenteed new rather than risk getting a preused one as that reason alone isn't enough to get a refund.



It is brand new, I mentioned that - I was surprised but I definitely received a new one - the original silver foil type seals were on both edges of the box etc - no doubt it is brand new.

Or £64.98 delivered for Toshiba Canvio Ready 2TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive Toshiba the Seagate is currently £74.99 on Amazon but "Exclusively for Prime Members"

I bought it for £63.00 from Argos newer model plus it was new last week hard drive is called Mobile HDD used it for PS4 Pro

you can still get a 2tb Seagate from Argos for £62:

argos.co.uk/pro…935

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ-2m75CwGw

Argos version install. I have fitted 2 to mine and done few relatives so easy to do

I would trust a hard drive from CEX about as much as I'd trust a sandwich off of the floor of a pub toilet.

Also you can use your old hard drive and plug back into box to use as a portable stroage drive just google format ps4 hard drive to use as portable drive.

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mscAUser

I would trust a hard drive from CEX about as much as I'd trust a sandwich … I would trust a hard drive from CEX about as much as I'd trust a sandwich off of the floor of a pub toilet.



Yum!

Don't think I'd want to pay standard retail price for a drive that has been used for countless hours. Sure CEX give 2 years warranty, but even that's not worth the potential trouble.

if this was half this price, maybe. £60 is ridiculous. Sorry OP

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drnkbeer

Don't think I'd want to pay standard retail price for a drive that has … Don't think I'd want to pay standard retail price for a drive that has been used for countless hours. Sure CEX give 2 years warranty, but even that's not worth the potential trouble. if this was half this price, maybe. £60 is ridiculous. Sorry OP



..for the THIRD time - it is new!

I really wish they had given a little more room in the slim and pro, Seagates 4TB only has slightly larger dimensions.

JumpMan1980

..for the THIRD time - it is new!


Just because yours was doesn't mean everyone elses will be, that is what people are trying to get across (me included).

JumpMan1980

..for the THIRD time - it is new!



​I can't imagine that ALL of them will be new, CEX aren't in the trade of selling brand new items, cause they don't buy brand new items unless they're technically second hand.

Glad you managed to get a sealed item, but it would have to be seem to be believed.

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drnkbeer

​I can't imagine that ALL of them will be new, CEX aren't in the trade of … ​I can't imagine that ALL of them will be new, CEX aren't in the trade of selling brand new items, cause they don't buy brand new items unless they're technically second hand.Glad you managed to get a sealed item, but it would have to be seem to be believed.



I somehow doubt you are particularly bothered either way? For those who are interested in this purchase, contact CEX, local or online and enquire if they have more. It is equally unlikely I got the only brand new one, unless I am a super special person in their eyes.

I paid £67.50 for a 3TB Toshiba a month ago.

This price for a 2TB is a joke.

COLD

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Dan__

I paid £67.50 for a 3TB Toshiba a month ago. This price for a 2TB is a … I paid £67.50 for a 3TB Toshiba a month ago. This price for a 2TB is a joke. COLD



My research lead me to the conclusion that a 2TB was the biggest I could 'safely' swap out the 500GB for!? At least without some big black box thing of an HDD cover? Was this information wrong?

brought a 2TB WD green from Cex. bad sectors/unrecoverable sectors. asked for a refund. told me to f off. lesson learnt. never buying tech I rely on from Cex. rather save and invest with a decent retailer

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pritchdingo

brought a 2TB WD green from Cex. bad sectors/unrecoverable sectors. asked … brought a 2TB WD green from Cex. bad sectors/unrecoverable sectors. asked for a refund. told me to f off. lesson learnt. never buying tech I rely on from Cex. rather save and invest with a decent retailer



Sh*t. Glad I didn't have an experience like that.

I saw this afternoon in Sainsbury store £69 for 2TB 2.5" Seagate new

JumpMan1980

I somehow doubt you are particularly bothered either way? For those who … I somehow doubt you are particularly bothered either way? For those who are interested in this purchase, contact CEX, local or online and enquire if they have more. It is equally unlikely I got the only brand new one, unless I am a super special person in their eyes.



​not a bad price but I get what drnkbeer is saying. CEX are not like GAME who sell items NEW and used. CEX purely sell USED goods that have been traded into them for either cash or voucher. so the chances of getting a brand new item sealed is very very slim and you were very lucky.

JumpMan1980

My research lead me to the conclusion that a 2TB was the biggest I could … My research lead me to the conclusion that a 2TB was the biggest I could 'safely' swap out the 500GB for!? At least without some big black box thing of an HDD cover? Was this information wrong?



I believe support for larger drives came in System Update 3.5, according to this article:
http://www.geek.com/games/ps4-firmware-3-50-quietly-adds-support-for-4tb-hard-drives-1651854/

However, I'm sticking with an upgrade of 2 Tb when I do it

mscAUser

I would trust a hard drive from CEX about as much as I'd trust a sandwich … I would trust a hard drive from CEX about as much as I'd trust a sandwich off of the floor of a pub toilet.


They now offer 24 months warranty, probably next best after John Lewis

noiy

I believe support for larger drives came in System Update 3.5, according … I believe support for larger drives came in System Update 3.5, according to this article:http://www.geek.com/games/ps4-firmware-3-50-quietly-adds-support-for-4tb-hard-drives-1651854/However, I'm sticking with an upgrade of 2 Tb when I do it



He's talking about the physical size of the drive not the capacity.

I'd rather pay £62 new and keep the 500gb as an external storage. I don't trust cex and my local has too many a**holes who work there that make up their own rules as they go along.

4Real2016

He's talking about the physical size of the drive not the capacity.



As he details 2Tb and 500Gb in the post then I think he does mean capacity rather than physical size.

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noiy

As he details 2Tb and 500Gb in the post then I think he does mean … As he details 2Tb and 500Gb in the post then I think he does mean capacity rather than physical size.



I meant both capacity and physical size - I read something along the lines of 3TB+ are 12mm (500, 1 and 2TB being 7 or 8mm) and not ideal for PS4 - may result in excess heat and that 3 or 4 or bigger TB capacity causes shutdown issues, something about not being able to use rest mode or safe mode or something or other - decided to only go as high as 2TB.

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kos1c

I'd rather pay £62 new and keep the 500gb as an external storage. I don't … I'd rather pay £62 new and keep the 500gb as an external storage. I don't trust cex and my local has too many a**holes who work there that make up their own rules as they go along.



I have a hang up about CEX myself - all the stock looks grubby, they buy anything and everything, its for poor people who the banks won't give debit cards too etc etc but I am chuffed with this purchase. In my eyes it was a swap more than a buy - old stuff I didn't use for something I wanted. That is the deal as I see it. I had tried selling the old stuff on Gumtree but got little more than a bunch of silly messages from silly people offering silly amounts.
Edited by: "JumpMan1980" 4th Jul

Do not buy or sell stuff at Cex. You can pretty much all the time buy a brand new product for the same price (sometimes cheaper) and you can ALWAYS sell your unwanted games/hardware easily on gumtree/ebay for a much better profit (last month I sold Fifa 17 for £30 where CeX would only give me £18 for it..)

Also if you're looking for a HD upgrade and want a 2TB one, get the Seagate FireCuda for a few extra quid. Not only do you get a warranty intact, you don't need to tamper with the drive like in this case and most importantly besides the huge storage space, you get a pretty good increase in performance when it comes to loading. This is especially awesome for those games where you die a lot and the loading takes a lot of time such as the masterful Bloodborne

noiy

As he details 2Tb and 500Gb in the post then I think he does mean … As he details 2Tb and 500Gb in the post then I think he does mean capacity rather than physical size.



Because 500GB to 2TB drives are below the maximum thickness of 9.5 mm, drives over 2TB are above the maximum thickness and don't physically fit inside the PS4 correctly (hammer required):)

If you have an original PS4 it's not a problem you just buy a Data Bank

http://nyko.com/products/playstation-4-data-bank

luffydude

Also if you're looking for a HD upgrade and want a 2TB one, get the … Also if you're looking for a HD upgrade and want a 2TB one, get the Seagate FireCuda for a few extra quid.



Thanks for the info, shame it only has 8GB nand so has limitations.

Edited by: "4Real2016" 19th Jan
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