Seagate 5tb backup plus Portable External Hard Drive - £89.99 with code delivered @ Currys PC World
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Seagate 5tb backup plus Portable External Hard Drive - £89.99 with code delivered @ Currys PC World

£89.99£99.9910%Currys PC World Deals
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Posted 5th Oct
Store and Backup your entire digital life from your PC, Mac and mobile devices.

The Seagate Backup Plus portable drive offers the mobility of a portable with the high capacity of a desktop drive. Under a sleek metal design lies 5 TB of storage. This gives you the space to store your movie, music and photo collections - and take them with you wherever you go.

High-speed USB 3.0 and 2.0 connectivity offers plug-and-play functionality on your PC without the need of an external power supply.

Instal the NTFS driver for Mac, and you can use the drive interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting.

It's your life. Keep it together.

The included Seagate Dashboard software provides you with the tools to backup your data from local PCs, mobile devices, cloud storage providers and even your social media accounts.

Backup of your files can be scheduled to run continuously, at specific times, or on-demand using the Dashboard software's one-click functionality.

No matter where your data usually resides, your Seagate Backup Plus portable drive helps you keep all your files organised and backed-up.

Back up your mobile devices

Save user-generated photos and videos, even tagged content, directly from your social networks - automatically. You can upload multiple photos and videos directly from the drive to your favourite social media too.

Instal the free Seagate Mobile Backup app on an iOS or Android mobile device to back up all of the pictures and videos to your external drive, and free up precious space on your device.

Mac and Windows Ready

It’s easy to use your Backup Plus Portable Drives interchangeably on PC and Mac computers — without needing to reformat. Just instal NTFS drivers on your Mac and you’re good to go.

Meet the Backup Plus Family

Under a sleek metal design lies 5 TB of storage. This gives you the space to store your entire movie, music and photo collections - and take them with you wherever you go.
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Thoughtful05/10/2019 20:40

I had one of these and it failed taking with it all the data (I had …I had one of these and it failed taking with it all the data (I had fortunately backed it up) Amazon refunded the money, but Currys PC world are not know for their altruistic customer service, when this fails - and it quite possibly will, you might well regret saving that £10.


Any drive can fail So from your sample size of one you have concluded that all these will have high failure rate, err OK
Thoughtful05/10/2019 21:47

Alas although reading is taught in schools English comprehension is not. …Alas although reading is taught in schools English comprehension is not. Please can you point out where I suggested these drives have a high failure rate ?The point here is the poor customer service from the seller.


"when this fails - and it quite possibly will"
powerbrick05/10/2019 20:44

Any drive can fail So from your sample size of one you have …Any drive can fail So from your sample size of one you have concluded that all these will have high failure rate, err OK


Any drive can faill lol the thing is seagate name seems to pop at a regular basis when it comes to failures
Thoughtful05/10/2019 22:09

Does not imply a higher than normal failure rate - sorry.


Oh but it does. English your second language?
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Credit to @ukguy2k for the code
Heat added boss
I had one of these and it failed taking with it all the data (I had fortunately backed it up) Amazon refunded the money, but Currys PC world are not know for their altruistic customer service, when this fails - and it quite possibly will, you might well regret saving that £10.
Thoughtful05/10/2019 20:40

I had one of these and it failed taking with it all the data (I had …I had one of these and it failed taking with it all the data (I had fortunately backed it up) Amazon refunded the money, but Currys PC world are not know for their altruistic customer service, when this fails - and it quite possibly will, you might well regret saving that £10.


Any drive can fail So from your sample size of one you have concluded that all these will have high failure rate, err OK
powerbrick05/10/2019 20:44

Any drive can fail So from your sample size of one you have …Any drive can fail So from your sample size of one you have concluded that all these will have high failure rate, err OK


Any drive can faill lol the thing is seagate name seems to pop at a regular basis when it comes to failures
Thoughtful05/10/2019 20:40

I had one of these and it failed taking with it all the data (I had …I had one of these and it failed taking with it all the data (I had fortunately backed it up) Amazon refunded the money, but Currys PC world are not know for their altruistic customer service, when this fails - and it quite possibly will, you might well regret saving that £10.


Same here, have been burned twice by seagate, never again
This is a great deal. Just bought a 4tb from amazon for same price
powerbrick05/10/2019 20:44

Any drive can fail So from your sample size of one you have …Any drive can fail So from your sample size of one you have concluded that all these will have high failure rate, err OK



Alas although reading is taught in schools English comprehension is not. Please can you point out where I suggested these drives have a high failure rate ?
The point here is the poor customer service from the seller.
Thoughtful05/10/2019 21:47

Alas although reading is taught in schools English comprehension is not. …Alas although reading is taught in schools English comprehension is not. Please can you point out where I suggested these drives have a high failure rate ?The point here is the poor customer service from the seller.


"when this fails - and it quite possibly will"
powerbrick05/10/2019 21:59

"when this fails - and it quite possibly will"



Does not imply a higher than normal failure rate - sorry.
Thoughtful05/10/2019 22:09

Does not imply a higher than normal failure rate - sorry.


Oh but it does. English your second language?
Thoughtful05/10/2019 22:09

Does not imply a higher than normal failure rate - sorry.


"when this fails"

I have approx 9 Seagate drives including one of these and none have failed. Which is unsurprising. I've had cheapo and OEM drives fail though.

If your point was purely about shopping elsewhere without conflating it with likely drive failure you could have articulated that much more succinctly without the useless "when this fails" part.

Eg: "You may prefer to shop at Amazon (re: poor Currys CS) should you feel you may be unlucky enough to have a drive fail."

("..and are too lazy to simply get a replacement from this company via warranty.")


So it's a tad hypocritical to accuse the other user of 'lack of comprehension skills'.

Hopefully this clears things up.
Avoid Seagate..
Thoughtful05/10/2019 22:09

Does not imply a higher than normal failure rate - sorry.



Reading your comment, reads that it will no doubt fail, since most drives will go on for years without failing. Your comment most definitely states the drive will fail or has a damn good chance of failure. In fact your comment would put me off buying this drive a you infer that it is a poor drive, prone to failure.
Thoughtful05/10/2019 21:47

Alas although reading is taught in schools English comprehension is not. …Alas although reading is taught in schools English comprehension is not. Please can you point out where I suggested these drives have a high failure rate ?The point here is the poor customer service from the seller.


"When this fails - and it quite possibly will"; there's your English comprehension class.
Edited by: "K0smopolitan" 6th Oct
Unable to apply the code for click & collect. Unless they can apply in-store when you collect, the price will be £99.99.
shez78605/10/2019 21:09

Any drive can faill lol the thing is seagate name seems to pop at a …Any drive can faill lol the thing is seagate name seems to pop at a regular basis when it comes to failures


I’ve had Seagate hard drive in my PS4 now for nearly 3 year and not had a single bit of bother with it, wouldn’t hesitate in buying another.
Anything under £20/tb for external drive I'd consider a good deal and that's a great one. Only better I ever did was 4tb Seagate drive for £60 at sainsburys.

If I order one of these do you think I'd get to sleep in the garage when my lass finds out?
Can't seem to apply the code online, and delivery is not available? Has anyone had any luck getting theirs applied when you collect?
Good offer this, heat added. Never had a bad experience personally with Seagate. Always best to keep a local backup and then an off-site backup as well in case anything fails.
Xiaoda06/10/2019 14:34

Can't seem to apply the code online, and delivery is not available? Has …Can't seem to apply the code online, and delivery is not available? Has anyone had any luck getting theirs applied when you collect?




just had a look at the terms of the code and says reserve and collect is excluded

1. Only one discount can be applied per transaction.
2. Discount codes can only be used on orders for home delivery.
3. Reserve & Collect orders are excluded from this offer.
4. Using the codes listed above you can use the discount in the basket at currys.co.uk, excluding delivery charges, Knowhow services, and extended warranties.
5.Currys.co.uk reserve the right to end this promotion prior to the advertised end date without notice
revdesol05/10/2019 21:14

Same here, have been burned twice by seagate, never again



I've been burned by WD, never again. (Never a problem with Seagate in 10 yrs)
Edited by: "pet2000" 6th Oct
I have had a seagate for over 2 years now and never had a problem. However, some customers on amazon are complaining about breakdowns.
OOS ?
Seems OOS to me as well
revdesol05/10/2019 21:14

Same here, have been burned twice by seagate, never again


I have a 500GB Seagate Expansion Drive which is about 7-8 years old, still going strong, any drive can fail, regardless of brand and age, I’m sure most brands come from the same/similar factories
Touch wood I've never had an issue with Seagate or any other 3.5" drive, I've accumulated several of their 3tb's. 2.5" was a different story with a Samsung and Seagate failure.
Is there a standard 2.5" drive inside, can it be shucked?
Do you know guys if the code still valid instore?
Giov_Stev07/10/2019 13:41

Do you know guys if the code still valid instore?


Check here:
Chanchi3206/10/2019 15:12

just had a look at the terms of the code and says reserve and collect is …just had a look at the terms of the code and says reserve and collect is excluded1. Only one discount can be applied per transaction.2. Discount codes can only be used on orders for home delivery.3. Reserve & Collect orders are excluded from this offer.4. Using the codes listed above you can use the discount in the basket at currys.co.uk, excluding delivery charges, Knowhow services, and extended warranties.5. Currys.co.uk reserve the right to end this promotion prior to the advertised end date without notice


Number's 2 and 3 have your answer for you ...

So I'll take that as a no, to in store, etc?.

Make a different online account perhaps? (new email address, or whatever?), and try it again, or something?. :-)
I've had a few Seagate drive's as well, and never any issues with any of them either. :-)

But like others on here have also stated, ANY drive, by any manufacturer can fail, etc ...
There is little industry contention that Seagate drives have a higher failure rate than almost anything else. backblaze.com/blo…19/ as one source of truth. This data looks at reporting from one specific quarter. If one were to look for more extensive historical data, it quickly becomes apparent that Seagate drives do indeed have a much greater failure rate than other available options. In some instances over 10x, but do your own research as there seems to be a lot of misinformation and bias flying around in here.

Your milage may absolutely vary. For my money, it all comes down to how trivial your data is, and what backup measures you have in place. If you're planning on pulling the drive out of the enclosure and setting several of them up in a redundant RAID array, these are great value, otherwise you may be better served by one of the other brands with a higher MTBF (mean-time between failure).

As with anything there are always anomalies and exceptions to the rule, but on balance it would seemingly make more sense to side with the statistics rather than against them.

The Barracuda line of drives used to be Seagate's flagship. Look up the ST3000DM001 model. There was a class-action lawsuit over the 40%~ failure rate of these which is pretty much unheard of.

Edit: Added second link.
Edited by: "thejinx" 13th Oct
Can I open this and use disk in my pc?. Its normal 3.5 HDD inside?
Aro8316/10/2019 18:03

Can I open this and use disk in my pc?. Its normal 3.5 HDD inside?


This is 2.5
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