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Seagate 5TB USB 3.0 (3.5 inch) external hard drive (Black) £109.99 @ Amazon
Seagate 5TB USB 3.0 (3.5 inch) external hard drive (Black) £109.99 @ Amazon

Seagate 5TB USB 3.0 (3.5 inch) external hard drive (Black) £109.99 @ Amazon

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Item model number: STBV5000200
ASIN: B00JV1YQY0
Item Weight: 898 g
Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 3.8 x 18 cm

Previous cheapest on Amazon was £119.99

Thanks to jsoap: If you are paying with MasterCard use PRICELES5 to get £5 off.

- CyDoNiA

Up £10 as they have removed the Argos voucher match.
£119
- icstm

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At last, matching Argos with its £10 voucher price. Should get hotter than Argos deal.
Edited by: "rosco123" 21st Dec 2014

oh yes it will. i can feel the heat already. good post. saved me a trip 20 miles away to pick one up from argos.

inoxx

oh yes it will. i can feel the heat already. good post. saved me a trip … oh yes it will. i can feel the heat already. good post. saved me a trip 20 miles away to pick one up from argos.



Likewise, and the legendary amazon no quibble refunds and customer service.

Oh, very tempted. Can come in hand as storage for CCTV. Should I wait or should I bite? Aaaaargh!

Worth trying Flubit?

Ordered, and finally caved in to Amazon Prime :D. Thanks OP.

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rosco123

and the legendary amazon no quibble refunds and customer service...


...will be of no good to you when it turns into a plastic brick and all your data is gone oO

SanTokiMTB

...will be of no good to you when it turns into a plastic brick and all … ...will be of no good to you when it turns into a plastic brick and all your data is gone oO

howtogeek.com/how…ipt

SanTokiMTB

...will be of no good to you when it turns into a plastic brick and all … ...will be of no good to you when it turns into a plastic brick and all your data is gone oO



not if you buy two and keep two copies of each file

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bigdeal66

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/30173/what-files-should-you-backup-on-your-windows-pc/?PageSpeed=noscript


What people should do and what people do do are often two distinct and separate things.
Choosing a drive from a manufacturer with a reliable reputation - rather than the cheapest available - is just as important imo...

SanTokiMTB

...will be of no good to you when it turns into a plastic brick and all … ...will be of no good to you when it turns into a plastic brick and all your data is gone oO



True, but I've bought this drive as a backup of 2 older drives.

trusting all that data with a Seagate, rather you than me.

Yup. Always best to always backup in pairs.

Presumably if you're using it to back-up then you already have the original data elsewhere (hence this being a back-up). So unless you're really unlucky and the original and the back-up die at the same time... But if people want to keep a backup of their backup I guess you can never be to careful, but maybe backup the backups backup.

safehaven

Yup. Always best to always backup in pairs.



Unless you are a worm with an apple.

https://www.accessnow.org/page/-/img/campaigns/apple_campaign_logo-med.jpg

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A1RN

trusting all that data with a Seagate, rather you than me.



Seagate taught me the value of backing up your data, the hard way.

Can you break it open and take the drive out and use as an Internal drive in a desktop?

just done a flubit to see what happens

just used flubit got offered £102.84

now to argos to get a refund

Price will go up tonight when Argos voucher offer ends.

You can't trust any hard drive ever, that's why you have backups, best practice is to have three copies of your data, the copy you use, a backup and an off site backup. That should be the bare minimum for any data you care about.

Didn't buy yesterday's Argos deal as no stick near me. But pretty glad as have gone for this at a cheaper price.

For backups is it not best to use the green certified hdds, or is that just for using in a nas?

1979crazy

Can you break it open and take the drive out and use as an Internal drive … Can you break it open and take the drive out and use as an Internal drive in a desktop?



Someone on the argos thread yest said no...I asked why ie is it soldered to MB - but didnt get a reply

j1mgg

For backups is it not best to use the green certified hdds, or is that … For backups is it not best to use the green certified hdds, or is that just for using in a nas?



Are you thinking of the WD red drives that are supposedly more reliable and therefore have longer warranty?

Some brands had low energy green drives in the past, but they've been phased out now because now pretty much all HDD drives are low power.

Got one and paid with Mastercard and used PRICELES5 to get £5 off.
£105 for 5TB is amazing.
Thanks to the op

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redflash

You can't trust any hard drive ever


Indeed, I've got four WD external hard drives, and one of them has turned into a brick.
That's a 25% failure rate in my experience, from a much more 'reliable' manufacturer

sleepingwonder

just used flubit got offered £102.84now to argos to get a refund



How long did the demand take to come through?

I have always found WD a lot more unreliable than Seagate, having had another WD failure and the seagate 500gb drive from 5years ago going very strong despite drops and changes from a storage to a computer and back to a different portable storage device. Seagate from experience is pretty decent and reliable.

Read reviews for specific drives before buying.

jsoap

Got one and paid with Mastercard and used PRICELES5 to get £5 off.£105 f … Got one and paid with Mastercard and used PRICELES5 to get £5 off.£105 for 5TB is amazing.Thanks to the op



Just ordered. Thanks for sharing code & saving me an £5 !

cheapest it's been:
http://i.imgur.com/b6aDtj7.jpg

mgk

Someone on the argos thread yest said no...I asked why ie is it soldered … Someone on the argos thread yest said no...I asked why ie is it soldered to MB - but didnt get a reply



There is this but relates to the STBV5000100 version but may throw some light onto it:

lime-technology.com/for…2.0

Reliability of Hard Drives often depends on where they were assembled/manufactured
Seagate..found Thailand good...China not so
Edited by: "cburns" 21st Dec 2014

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A1RN

trusting all that data with a Seagate, rather you than me.



and what kind of critically important data people like you ( who buy high street genric stuffs ) would pocess anyway? a bit of porno here, a bit of torrent tv series there?

but Seagate..

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jojow158

but Seagate..



Get over it. you are not going to store nuclear launch codes.

sleepingwonder

just used flubit got offered £102.84now to argos to get a refund



Living the dream.

£104.99 next day (MC code plus Prime trial).....better than Argos imo save me from going into town on one of the busiest days of the year.

Nice one!

JC2MULTIPLAYER000

is this externally powered?



I'm very much guessing a big FAT YES! .. (footnote to self .. as a general 'Rule of thumb', if/when you come across any 3.5" Hard Drive in a 5.5" Bay Drive, &/or you come across ANY 'current' Hard Drive of above 2TB, the chances are .. they're 'Externally Powered' ..... )

Note to self ended ... lol. :-)

dotan00b

CommentGet over it. you are not going to store nuclear launch codes.



Hahahahaha .. & there was me thinking that thats what lost Pen Drives on Buses & Trains were formally for ..... :-(

Hehehehe lol. :-)
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