Seagate 4TB Central Desktop Consumer NAS External HDD, Black £89.99 Staples
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Seagate 4TB Central Desktop Consumer NAS External HDD, Black £89.99 Staples

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Found 13th Nov 2016Made hot 13th Nov 2016
Maybe not the best nas but not bad for a 4 tb
£22.50 per tb

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considering the price for a 4TB WD Red NAS drive is £142 quid on ebuyer, this would be worth buying just to pull the drive out and use in something else. heated for that at least.

HankHandsome

considering the price for a 4TB WD Red NAS drive is £142 quid on ebuyer, … considering the price for a 4TB WD Red NAS drive is £142 quid on ebuyer, this would be worth buying just to pull the drive out and use in something else. heated for that at least.



​Is this definitely removable?
Hot eitherway

Will it fit in a PS4?

There, somebody was going to say it. I will save them the embarrassment.

You're welcome

quidstretchy

Will it fit in a PS4?There, somebody was going to say it. I will save … Will it fit in a PS4?There, somebody was going to say it. I will save them the embarrassment. You're welcome


Will it fit my Xbox one?

Whizzey

​Is this definitely removable? Hot eitherway



anything is removable with the right mindset

i can't imagine this would be too much hassle though - they wouldn't seal the drive inside the unit.


Unlikely it will work in any consoles. But very good price for the capacity, but its very large and people report the drive failing just outside of warranty. So I will not vote on this one.

Anyone know what disk is in it?

Al666

Anyone know what disk is in it?



​4 tb

A big un...then
Edited by: "cburns" 13th Nov 2016

I'm holding on till Black Friday to see what 'large' drive deals it throws up. It's usually good for that

Heated for this OP!

tinca

​4 tb


I meant which model . . .

Al666

Anyone know what disk is in it?



it'll be a model that's at least 3 years old as that's how long this 4TB model has been on the market (longer).

Why has this not gone scorching?
It's not just a 4TB drive...it's a NAS, accessible remotely, streams DLNA...awesome deal.

Hot if it doesn't contain a Seagate HDD. Had nothing but trouble with them myself and very often when customer machines die there's a dead seagate at fault.

Tempted with is a looking for something to back my home server up to.. But the Amazon reviews are little sketchy

Terrible reviews

This briefly changed to £74.99 a moment ago!!

Whizzey

​Is this definitely removable? Hot eitherway



If it's not *conventionally* removable, I'm sure a few taps with a sledgehammer and chisel would do the trick

ubruk

Will it fit my Xbox one?



​No but it will fit everybody else's.

freebiehunter

This briefly changed to £74.99 a moment ago!!


That's the without VAT price :-)

Openning video (think its the same box design)... youtube.com/wat…rTA

It's a great price for the disk alone, let alone the added features. It's a lot of data to loose though if it fails.

intercake

It's a great price for the disk alone, let alone the added features. It's … It's a great price for the disk alone, let alone the added features. It's a lot of data to loose though if it fails.

Buy 2?

wiccajojo

If it's not *conventionally* removable, I'm sure a few taps with a … If it's not *conventionally* removable, I'm sure a few taps with a sledgehammer and chisel would do the trick


That's only useful if the drive inside has a SATA interface - more and more portable drives have a USB3 port integrated instead of a SATA interface. Having said that, it's mainly 2.5" USB connectable HDDs that are like that - anything designed for NAS/ethernet connection is more likey to contain a standard HDD.

Either way, £90 for 4TB is not to be sniffed at. Hot!

quidstretchy

Will it fit in a PS4?There, somebody was going to say it. I will save … Will it fit in a PS4?There, somebody was going to say it. I will save them the embarrassment. You're welcome



​yes i got this a month back works fine in ps4 slim

£12 delivery charge to Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and pretty much anywhere else more than spitting distance from their depot.

They lost themselves a sale with that one.
Edited by: "MrStorm" 13th Nov 2016

I am waiting for good QNAP deal. May be worth buying this for hard disk alone if someone confirms it is easy to take HDD out (and unit does not encrypt data which might avoid QNAP reading it again).

Important to note that this is a NAS unit, not immediately usable as an external usb drive.
It does have a usb port, but that is for attaching an additional external drive to the NAS - not connecting this box to a computer!

The user guide (linked from that Staples page) doesn't mention the ability to mirror to an external drive. So the all the eggs do into the one basket!
However, any backup is much better than no backup! Not so sure I'd want to use it as an un-backed-up content server though ...
The guide also mentioned that recently uploaded content doesn't show up in the space utilisation data immediately "because it is cached". If true, that's the sort of thing that would have me worrying about the need for an uninterruptible (maybe dual) power supply.
But as a simple better-than-nothing 4Tb 'backup machine' only, it still looks pretty cheap.

Haven't spotted what the power consumption might be - which does matter if you were thinking of running it 24/7.
It has no fan, so makes little noise, but running hotter makes electronics less reliable.

Oh, and The Reg documents the woes if/when the thing fails ... theregister.co.uk/201…es/

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Musicrab

That's the without VAT price :-)



Interesting as was only on the same page link and thought it only displayed inc vat prices

wdh

Important to note that this is a NAS unit, not immediately usable as an … Important to note that this is a NAS unit, not immediately usable as an external usb drive. It does have a usb port, but that is for attaching an additional external drive to the NAS - not connecting this box to a computer! The user guide (linked from that Staples page) doesn't mention the ability to mirror to an external drive. So the all the eggs do into the one basket! However, any backup is much better than no backup! Not so sure I'd want to use it as an un-backed-up content server though ... The guide also mentioned that recently uploaded content doesn't show up in the space utilisation data immediately "because it is cached". If true, that's the sort of thing that would have me worrying about the need for an uninterruptible (maybe dual) power supply. But as a simple better-than-nothing 4Tb 'backup machine' only, it still looks pretty cheap.Haven't spotted what the power consumption might be - which does matter if you were thinking of running it 24/7. It has no fan, so makes little noise, but running hotter makes electronics less reliable. Oh, and The Reg documents the woes if/when the thing fails ... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/21/the_cloud_that_goes_puff_seagate_central_home_nas_woes/



I have the 2TB version. hotukdeals.com/dea…294

I was able to connect it directly via the ethernet port and use it as a backup drive when not using it as a NAS even though the pictorial instruction says otherwise. Power consumption is 10W and there is always an audible hum when on.

MrStorm

£12 delivery charge to Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and pretty … £12 delivery charge to Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and pretty much anywhere else that spitting distance from their depot.They lost themselves a sale with that one.



It's so annoying! Thank goodness for Royal Mail and the Universal Service

ordered one. Wondering if it makes sense to buy these for hard drive alone and then use these in QNAP.

i havethe 2tb version of this and found wireless streaming to my TV would sometimes not show the picture. however same copy of files directly from a USB attached drive worked fine.
also thr disk is slow and accessing files remotely painfully slow.

Musicrab

That's the without VAT price :-)



No it's showing as £74.99 for me, inc VAT. I've a screenshot but can't upload it.

cwilkie76

No it's showing as £74.99 for me, inc VAT. I've a screenshot but can't … No it's showing as £74.99 for me, inc VAT. I've a screenshot but can't upload it.


How? I just paid £89.99.

HankHandsome

anything is removable with the right mindset ;)i can't imagine this would … anything is removable with the right mindset ;)i can't imagine this would be too much hassle though - they wouldn't seal the drive inside the unit.



You're right, but be a little cautious of proprietary connectors/interfaces on the drive itself - I've seen this before in the portable 2.5" WD passport drives.

qianjizhao

How? I just paid £89.99.



It's not, it's £74.99 EX VAT, 89.99 INC VAT.

ourdave

Why has this not gone scorching?It's not just a 4TB drive...it's a NAS, … Why has this not gone scorching?It's not just a 4TB drive...it's a NAS, accessible remotely, streams DLNA...awesome deal.


in theory yeah..but if you read the reviews..there are so many issues..so hit and miss..and way too slow..not saying it's a bad deal..but you should know what you are getting is far from perfect.same applied to WD My cloud series.

Anyone know exactly what drives are inside this? I'd like to buy a couple for my Drobo if they're NAS drives.
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