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Seagate STEA4000407 4 TB Game Drive: Xbox Game Pass Special Edition USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive £80.99 Amazon

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Does anyone know what drive is inside it? As a Seagate 4tb 2.5 drive is normally £130-150
Ruddie_05/12/2019 07:48

Does anyone know what drive is inside it? As a Seagate 4tb 2.5 drive is …Does anyone know what drive is inside it? As a Seagate 4tb 2.5 drive is normally £130-150


Almost certainly a Barracuda but be aware You will void any warranty deshelling it
I got a green 4TB from Very last year for £54.99 what a steal!!! 😁
Edited by: "OldGamer42" 5th Dec 2019
I bought one at this price last week, seems like a decent piece of kit so far.

The 2 months of game pass are on a card sealed inside the packaging.
gavin105/12/2019 08:57

Almost certainly a Barracuda but be aware You will void any warranty …Almost certainly a Barracuda but be aware You will void any warranty deshelling it


That wouldn't bother me personally. Just wondered in case anyone wanted some storage in a laptop. My laptop has 500gb M.2 and 1tb SSD already so couldn't fit it in
Ruddie_05/12/2019 09:12

That wouldn't bother me personally. Just wondered in case anyone wanted …That wouldn't bother me personally. Just wondered in case anyone wanted some storage in a laptop. My laptop has 500gb M.2 and 1tb SSD already so couldn't fit it in


Good Question. The drives inside these external ones are generally thicker than normal 2.5 inch internal laptop drive space so do not fit . I tried once long time ago when 2tb external hard drive was cheaper than 2tb internal laptop drive somehow . It worked perfectly as normal hard drive but the slot in my laptop was not big enough to allow the extra thick drive.
Grabbed this at the weekend, it came with 2 months of Game Pass Ultimate instead of the standard Game Pass as listed, which is a bonus
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Edited by: "Superflyguy_uk" 5th Dec 2019
OldGamer4205/12/2019 08:59

I got a green 4TB from Very last year for £54.99 what a steal!!! 😁


Which new user code did you use?
Ruddie_05/12/2019 09:12

That wouldn't bother me personally. Just wondered in case anyone wanted …That wouldn't bother me personally. Just wondered in case anyone wanted some storage in a laptop. My laptop has 500gb M.2 and 1tb SSD already so couldn't fit it in


the 4tb 2.5" external drives i've seen so far have the USB bit soldered on and no sata socket so you can't use with a laptop or inside a pc unless you connected via usb. i think there was one model you could. not sure about this one. great price for 4tb 2.5", even better if you could use it internally
uni05/12/2019 13:13

the 4tb 2.5" external drives i've seen so far have the USB bit soldered on …the 4tb 2.5" external drives i've seen so far have the USB bit soldered on and no sata socket so you can't use with a laptop or inside a pc unless you connected via usb. i think there was one model you could. not sure about this one. great price for 4tb 2.5", even better if you could use it internally


I have taken one apart a few years back and it had the sata socket and used it in a build I was selling that's why I wondered
I like the look of this drive but I already have 3 years game pass so I found hotukdeals.com/dea…927 still reluctant to pay more though as I missed out on the 5tb on BF
Ruddie_05/12/2019 13:28

I have taken one apart a few years back and it had the sata socket and …I have taken one apart a few years back and it had the sata socket and used it in a build I was selling that's why I wondered


oh, this particular model? a few years back? 4tb 2.5"s haven't been around that long. i've had one maybe a couple of years. most other 2.5" drives don't have usb soldered but the 4tb 2.5" i have has it soldered on
uni05/12/2019 13:54

oh, this particular model? a few years back? 4tb 2.5"s haven't been around …oh, this particular model? a few years back? 4tb 2.5"s haven't been around that long. i've had one maybe a couple of years. most other 2.5" drives don't have usb soldered but the 4tb 2.5" i have has it soldered on


No I didn't say this model. On an external 1tb Seagate tho is what I meant
Will work out as 4 months ultimate game pass as when you turn on recurring billing it will give you another month. There are 2 one month codes on the card
I bought this last week and have the WD black 5tb coming tomorrow. One will be for normal storage use and the other for the Xbox one if and when I need it
Edited by: "Gunner4Life" 5th Dec 2019
cactusbrandy05/12/2019 10:53

Which new user code did you use?


Think its the same code as the 4TB one here.
Ruddie_05/12/2019 14:24

No I didn't say this model. On an external 1tb Seagate tho is what I meant



yeah most 2.5" drives will have standard sata connections like 3.5" external drives usually have standard connections, but sometimes the 2.5" drives have the usb soldered on and no standard sata port, and it's usually the bigger 4tb 2.5" drives that do, so you can't use them internally at least not easily and conveniently
uni05/12/2019 13:13

the 4tb 2.5" external drives i've seen so far have the USB bit soldered on …the 4tb 2.5" external drives i've seen so far have the USB bit soldered on and no sata socket so you can't use with a laptop or inside a pc unless you connected via usb. i think there was one model you could. not sure about this one. great price for 4tb 2.5", even better if you could use it internally


Not Seagate. WD and some others do this.
Ruddie_05/12/2019 07:48

Does anyone know what drive is inside it? As a Seagate 4tb 2.5 drive is …Does anyone know what drive is inside it? As a Seagate 4tb 2.5 drive is normally £130-150


5TB for £89.99, a normal sale price now. The expansion portable 5TB was £71.99 on Monday.
Could anyone recommend the best 6TB external drive to use on a PS4 please?
For this price wouldn’t it be worth getting a 1TB sad to run games from? Unless space is the priority of course.
joedb05/12/2019 21:28

For this price wouldn’t it be worth getting a 1TB sad to run games from? U …For this price wouldn’t it be worth getting a 1TB sad to run games from? Unless space is the priority of course.


I don’t think it’s worth getting a SSD for this generation of consoles.
I’ve not seen any sort of load time improvement that makes it worth it IMO.
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Looking at these today for the PS4...the 2TB is 47.99,the "optimised for PS4" version of the same drive is 59.99.Is there any real difference between the two?
BattleBeast105/12/2019 23:39

Looking at these today for the PS4...the 2TB is 47.99,the "optimised for …Looking at these today for the PS4...the 2TB is 47.99,the "optimised for PS4" version of the same drive is 59.99.Is there any real difference between the two?


No. I would bet that the only "optimisation" is pre-formatted as FAT32 or exFAT rather than NTFS.
d_k_u_h05/12/2019 20:34

5TB for £89.99, a normal sale price now. The expansion portable 5TB was …5TB for £89.99, a normal sale price now. The expansion portable 5TB was £71.99 on Monday.


I got this on Monday and thought it was a great deal. Wont have to worry about space with a 5tb drive anymore
BattleBeast105/12/2019 23:39

Looking at these today for the PS4...the 2TB is 47.99,the "optimised for …Looking at these today for the PS4...the 2TB is 47.99,the "optimised for PS4" version of the same drive is 59.99.Is there any real difference between the two?


d_k_u_h06/12/2019 00:08

No. I would bet that the only "optimisation" is pre-formatted as FAT32 or …No. I would bet that the only "optimisation" is pre-formatted as FAT32 or exFAT rather than NTFS.


If I'm not mistaken I think there's a bit more to it.

I believe portable HDD's like the OP's gaming HDD, are specifically designed with constant writes and rewrites in mind, as such, the 'gaming' tag - as opposed to your big standard 'non-gaming' HDD's altogether, etc? (which traditionally aren't 'built' in that same way, or whatever ... )

Hence the usually additional higher cost of a gaming HDD, over that of one that's not (as already reiterated earlier).

So the two obviously aren't the same thing.

And if I'm not mistaken, a gaming HDD (though NOT 'technically' recommended upon, etc), can actually be used externally/via USB, on a CCTV security camera setup, as a PVR system, whereas a normal HDD would not be advised (on account of the same constant writes and rewrites or something).

CCTV usage may be something else to also consider for one of these thing's too I reckon (as already mentioned), and why not?. :-)

That's my take on it anyway.
OldGamer4205/12/2019 08:59

I got a green 4TB from Very last year for £54.99 what a steal!!! 😁


I think my time machine is sadly in for some urgent repairs, etc, so I'm fresh out of luck there, hehehehe.

Joke's aside, was your 4TB HDD a normal portable HDD?, or was it rather something like the OP's gaming HDD instead?, or ... thanx.
amour3k06/12/2019 04:50

If I'm not mistaken I think there's a bit more to it.I believe portable …If I'm not mistaken I think there's a bit more to it.I believe portable HDD's like the OP's gaming HDD, are specifically designed with constant writes and rewrites in mind, as such, the 'gaming' tag - as opposed to your big standard 'non-gaming' HDD's altogether, etc? (which traditionally aren't 'built' in that same way, or whatever ... )Hence the usually additional higher cost of a gaming HDD, over that of one that's not (as already reiterated earlier).So the two obviously aren't the same thing.And if I'm not mistaken, a gaming HDD (though NOT 'technically' recommended upon, etc), can actually be used externally/via USB, on a CCTV security camera setup, as a PVR system, whereas a normal HDD would not be advised (on account of the same constant writes and rewrites or something).CCTV usage may be something else to also consider for one of these thing's too I reckon (as already mentioned), and why not?. :-)That's my take on it anyway.


You're mistaken. There's no special firmware optimisation needed for games as they're not I/O heavy at all. Also, CCTV footage world-wide was happily being saved to disk long before WD Purple "Surveillance" HDDs existed and that still continues in 99%+ of instances.
d_k_u_h06/12/2019 11:34

You're mistaken. There's no special firmware optimisation needed for games …You're mistaken. There's no special firmware optimisation needed for games as they're not I/O heavy at all. Also, CCTV footage world-wide was happily being saved to disk long before WD Purple "Surveillance" HDDs existed and that still continues in 99%+ of instances.


Those are actually good points, so I take it all that 'gaming' tag thing simply wasteful marketing flaff then?, hmmmmmmmmmm.

A few on here in the past assumed it as being similar to that of how I'd also commented it on as also, etc.

Thanx for that clarification.

So I take it that thing's like HDD's being either/or hdd smr, hamr, or mamr, don't make a blind bit of difference then, by the look's of it, or whatever, etc?, or ...
Thanx.
amour3k06/12/2019 11:56

Those are actually good points, so I take it all that 'gaming' tag thing …Those are actually good points, so I take it all that 'gaming' tag thing simply wasteful marketing flaff then?, hmmmmmmmmmm.A few on here in the past assumed it as being similar to that of how I'd also commented it on as also, etc.Thanx for that clarification.So I take it that thing's like HDD's being either/or hdd smr, hamr, or mamr, don't make a blind bit of difference then, by the look's of it, or whatever, etc?, or ...Thanx.


The "Gaming" label can often be BS or have differences that aren't actually meaningful. It gets slapped on all sorts of things along with some horrible design and maybe RGB lighting. It's almost exclusively nonsense when it comes to HDDs.

Recording type, RPM and firmware do have differences. For games you might see at very best about a 20% difference in load times between a 7,200rpm PMR drive with high platter density vs. a 5,400rpm SMR with very small platters and I am being generous there.
d_k_u_h06/12/2019 12:29

The "Gaming" label can often be BS or have differences that aren't …The "Gaming" label can often be BS or have differences that aren't actually meaningful. It gets slapped on all sorts of things along with some horrible design and maybe RGB lighting. It's almost exclusively nonsense when it comes to HDDs.Recording type, RPM and firmware do have differences. For games you might see at very best about a 20% difference in load times between a 7,200rpm PMR drive with high platter density vs. a 5,400rpm SMR with very small platters and I am being generous there.


Hehehehehehe, interesting, I hear. :-D
You can get a 6tb one for cheap why buy this ?
agccga0506/12/2019 18:23

You can get a 6tb one for cheap why buy this ?


Where?
agccga0506/12/2019 18:23

You can get a 6tb one for cheap why buy this ?


It's like saying, "You can buy a desktop computer for wayyyyyy less than that of a laptop, so why buy a laptop?" (right?).

In each instance 'above', one is portable, whereas one is obviously not.

One also drinks more power, whereas the other one obviously does not.

One is arguably sleek and sexy (hence too it's appeal factor over 'alternatives', or whatever?), whereas the other one (arguably), is not.

It's literally a horse's for course's thang basically?.

That's all. :-D
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