Seagate 5TB Backup Plus portable (USB powered) external hard drive - £114.99 @ Amazon
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Seagate 5TB Backup Plus portable (USB powered) external hard drive - £114.99 @ Amazon

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Found 22nd Nov
Lowest price ever.5TB is the highest capacity portable USB-powered hard drive currently available. This drive works on PC & Mac, and includes automatic backup software. It can also be used as extra storage for Xbox One or PS4.

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Hot hot

Hot. Thanks.

Thanks

Not bad, but 4tb WD already in transit. Heat added.

Tempted for my Xbox One X game storage

Wow, this is a good price. If I didn't already have a 4TB one I'd jump on it

Thanks, OP, great price!

Ordered... Thanks

Does anyone know if this can be taken out and used as a normal sata 2.5 inch drive?

pretty good price, although the £65 4tb refurb was a better bang for the buck. nice to see the large drive prices coming down

uni1 m ago

pretty good price, although the £65 4tb refurb was a better bang for the …pretty good price, although the £65 4tb refurb was a better bang for the buck. nice to see the large drive prices coming down


This one is USB powered.

Shaftydude5 m ago

This one is USB powered.



yeah I realise that, so was my 4tb WD refurb. unfortunately the USB bits were soldered to the drive but theres a 4tb Seagate that has a proper sata connection (ie. 2.5" but 15mm thick)

heat op ordered, be aware if you go to order this from prime now website or app though its showing up as over 140 instead of the discounted 115 on regular amazon website

Very slow data transfer rate compared to some of the similar items, is there a reason for this? Is it only intended for backup as the name implies or could you use it for streaming Bluray rips aswell? Don't know if the transfer rate would affect things like streaming large files etc.

EDIT: One review said 500gb took 22 hours to back up, ludicrious. Might not bother.
Edited by: "FoSho" 22nd Nov

is this USB 3?

Note that Black is also on sale at the same price, and Silver will be from 11am

all 4 colours (Silver, Black, Blue, Red) now on Lightning Deal sale at £114.99!

great deal -- £23/TB

Ordered... Thanks OP, i'll use for backup on my XBox One X

Just wish there was a way to backup the existing 5TB disk attached the the XBox without too much pain.

Darkle1 h, 20 m ago

Does anyone know if this can be taken out and used as a normal sata 2.5 …Does anyone know if this can be taken out and used as a normal sata 2.5 inch drive?



Yes mate...no problem doing that..

somy69pk14 m ago

Yes mate...no problem doing that..


I'm actually not so sure now I found a site online that suggests this is two drives in raid.

The Backup Plus Fast is by far the speediest and highest-capacity hard-drive-based USB 3.0 portable storage device to date. This latest member of Seagate’s Backup Plus family of compact external hard drives achieves that by combining two internal hard drives on the inside in a RAID 0 configuration, effectively doubling both the current capacity and performance.

ryli.net/ps4…de/


Not sure if it's the exact same one though.


If that's true I wouldn't want to use it even as a normal external drive. Two drives splitting your data, if one goes it's all gone.
Edited by: "Darkle" 22nd Nov

Would this work with the PS4 for additional storage?

Darkle1 h, 7 m ago

I'm actually not so sure now I found a site online that …I'm actually not so sure now I found a site online that suggests this is two drives in raid.The Backup Plus Fast is by far the speediest and highest-capacity hard-drive-based USB 3.0 portable storage device to date. This latest member of Seagate’s Backup Plus family of compact external hard drives achieves that by combining two internal hard drives on the inside in a RAID 0 configuration, effectively doubling both the current capacity and performance.http://www.ryli.net/ps4-external-hdd-guide/Not sure if it's the exact same one though.If that's true I wouldn't want to use it even as a normal external drive. Two drives splitting your data, if one goes it's all gone.


Backup plus fast is a different product to this one. I am sure that this will be a single drive.

reverandjoystick1 h, 6 m ago

Would this work with the PS4 for additional storage?


Should be fine both PS4 and Xbox One can go beyond this size.

PS4 8 TB maximum capacity

Xbox one 16 TB maximum capacity

shasnir13 m ago

Should be fine both PS4 and Xbox One can go beyond this size.PS4 8 TB …Should be fine both PS4 and Xbox One can go beyond this size.PS4 8 TB maximum capacityXbox one 16 TB maximum capacity


Thank you, appreciate your answer

FoSho2 h, 7 m ago

Very slow data transfer rate compared to some of the similar items, is …Very slow data transfer rate compared to some of the similar items, is there a reason for this? Is it only intended for backup as the name implies or could you use it for streaming Bluray rips aswell? Don't know if the transfer rate would affect things like streaming large files etc.EDIT: One review said 500gb took 22 hours to back up, ludicrious. Might not bother.



the drives of 4tb and over use SMR technology (google and have a read), and that affects speed. older PMR drives of 2tb and under will be faster. so you get more capacity but take a speed hit. my 4tb filled up at a decent rate when initially copying everything to it, but it's when you start deleting and adding new data that it can go slower. read speeds are usually fine, it's the rewriting that is slowed on those drives

FoSho2 h, 32 m ago

Very slow data transfer rate compared to some of the similar items, is …Very slow data transfer rate compared to some of the similar items, is there a reason for this? Is it only intended for backup as the name implies or could you use it for streaming Bluray rips aswell? Don't know if the transfer rate would affect things like streaming large files etc.EDIT: One review said 500gb took 22 hours to back up, ludicrious. Might not bother.


link to review? how slow are we talking about?

Anyone suggest a reasonably priced USB 3 caddy/housing for 2.5" 15mm thick drives single or double please? Heat added.

Will this work with a Plex server?

inlandempire8081 h, 19 m ago

link to review? how slow are we talking about?



Can't find how to link to single reviews so here is the full text, second paragraph is the bit that put me off.

Firstly, looks nice, is light, and back software very easy to use. It does not have encryption, which is a shame. Taking individual files off the back up (say to another machine) is very easy - once you know to click, click again, and again, and again on the file structure - your individual file may be 7 or 8 clicks deep in the storage structure. Then you just copy and paste, or drag and drop.

However, by real issue with the drive is how SLOW it is to back up. Remember, this is a USB3 drive, and my unit runs a i5 Skylake processor, 8GB RAM, USB3 socket. My backup was 500GB. This took 22 hours. Yes, no kidding, virtually a full calender day. Subsequent backups have been proportionally as slow. So, as long as you don't mind set and forget, it is good - just don't want to transfer a backup in a hurry.



Alternatively, just search the reviews for "22 hours".

matdey3 h, 57 m ago

Ordered... Thanks OP, i'll use for backup on my XBox One XJust wish there …Ordered... Thanks OP, i'll use for backup on my XBox One XJust wish there was a way to backup the existing 5TB disk attached the the XBox without too much pain.



I'm sure there is some software out there that would do this for you

The link goes to HotWheels 900 DWW95 Track Builder Starter Kit

Just checked and its 100% claimed

expired in all colours

was a great deal

Managed to grab one for business stuff - thanks OP!

anyone know if these have the usb built in to the board
or if you can remove the harddrive?

Expired?

Gutted I missed out on this

Come on 8TB where are you!?
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