Seagate 6 TB Expansion USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive 2 year warranty £99.82 delivered @ Amazon   
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Seagate 6 TB Expansion USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive 2 year warranty £99.82 delivered @ Amazon  

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Found 18th Jan
The Seagate Expansion desktop drive provides extra storage for your ever-growing collection of files. Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location or free up space on your computer’s internal drive to help improve performance. Setup is straightforward; simply plug in the included power supply and USB cable and you are ready to go. The drive is automatically recognized by your Windows operating system, so there is no software to install and nothing to configure. Saving files is easy - simply drag-and-drop. Take advantage of the fast data transfer speeds by connecting to a USB 3.0 port. USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.0 for additional system compatibility.

Ideal add-on storage for your PC, Xbox One or PS4

Drag and drop file saving, right out of the box

Mains powered

2 years warranty

All plugs available inside the box / adapters.
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Would this give you the same performance as a 7200 rmp internal HD?
Can this be used for PS4?
keebb98 m ago

Can this be used for PS4?


Yes, mate
keebb99 m ago

Can this be used for PS4?


Has to be a minimum 256gb and usb 3.0. The ones that won't work with the ps4 are the hub hard drives
keebb952 s ago

Thank you


No problem
SATA inside?
Hooooooooot!
utopiangames6 h, 15 m ago

Would this give you the same performance as a 7200 rmp internal HD?


Much quicker!
How reliable are these? That's a lot of data to be lost if it fails
4tb too very good price £75. Was thinking of buying 2tb internal for £67 but tempted to go external instead just for a micro pc emulation machine. Surely usb 3.0 speeds is plenty fast and having it external that will keep CPU and GPU temperature down on a compact computer.
Will this work with a MacBook Pro?
Insane price
Hot!
winnie19852 h, 57 m ago

Will this work with a MacBook Pro?


Yes, formatted either as HFS or exfat
Anyone know what type of Hdd is inside?
utopiangames15 h, 18 m ago

Would this give you the same performance as a 7200 rmp internal HD?


Not a chance.

On that though I’d recommend either a hybrid (Spinning disk with added SSD cache) drive or a full blown SSD as an internal drive. Makes a more significant difference to performance.
I have a smaller 2 TB of the same brand. Fanatastico!
utopiangames16 h, 1 m ago

Would this give you the same performance as a 7200 rmp internal HD?



No
During Black Friday these went for £89.99. If not needed keep an eye. A number of External HDDs on Amazon, even SSDs have dropped significantly.
DAZZ200050 m ago

Not a chance.On that though I’d recommend either a hybrid (Spinning disk w …Not a chance.On that though I’d recommend either a hybrid (Spinning disk with added SSD cache) drive or a full blown SSD as an internal drive. Makes a more significant difference to performance.



Surely most people would just shuck the drive. If you want more speed during start up caching, video eaditing etc then a 1TB SSd drive (now they're under £100) should be enough plus a shucked drive or two (ideally)
Does anyone know if these are standard drives with an add-on USB interface, or whether it's physically part of the controller?

I regularly bought this sort of thing for using in PCs - and have a NAS using RAID 5, but of course it's only relevant if a SATA interface is presented.
ukhotdeals122 m ago

Does anyone know if these are standard drives with an add-on USB …Does anyone know if these are standard drives with an add-on USB interface, or whether it's physically part of the controller?I regularly bought this sort of thing for using in PCs - and have a NAS using RAID 5, but of course it's only relevant if a SATA interface is presented.


Looks like it contains a standard drive - plenty of videos on YouTube showing how to remove from the enclosure.
Seems like you can't shuck the drive without breaking the retaining clips, which means you invalidate any warranty, the WD My Book is better in that regard because you can remove the drive from the caddy with zero damage.
dreamcat415 h, 3 m ago

SATA inside?


Sata Interface but SMR (Shingled)- Avoid ripping this open to do this. It'll be SMR - Shingled Magnetic Recording, you need a 6TB WD (WD Blue 5400rpm PMR inside) / 6TB Toshiba Canvio (7200rpm X300 PMR inside) to avoid SHR, to get PMR (Perpendicular Magnetic Recording).

New WD 6TB External Drives are often £102 on the Western Digital site (not recertified). This isn't a great price for a Shingled Seagate.
Edited by: "tightar5e" 19th Jan
ukhotdeals143 m ago

Does anyone know if these are standard drives with an add-on USB …Does anyone know if these are standard drives with an add-on USB interface, or whether it's physically part of the controller?I regularly bought this sort of thing for using in PCs - and have a NAS using RAID 5, but of course it's only relevant if a SATA interface is presented.



SMR (Shingled)- Avoid ripping this open to do this. It'll be SMR - Shingled Magnetic Recording, you need a 6TB WD (WD Blue 5400rpm PMR inside) / 6TB Toshiba Canvio (7200rpm X300 PMR inside) to avoid SHR, to get PMR (Perpendicular Magnetic Recording).
Edited by: "tightar5e" 19th Jan
Drei691 h, 23 m ago

During Black Friday these went for £89.99. If not needed keep an eye. A …During Black Friday these went for £89.99. If not needed keep an eye. A number of External HDDs on Amazon, even SSDs have dropped significantly.


Careful. I was thinking of giving this previous price information out as well, but thought better of it as there is always some clown on here dying to make the reference "can I borrow your time machine"
Edited by: "Nut82uk" 19th Jan
Slight Price Increase
MikeyHenry13 h, 19 m ago

Much quicker!


You sure?
They're not going to put a 10000RPM enterprise class drive in this, so it'll be 7200RPM drive if they are feeling generous. Doubt they'd even consider an hybrid SSD/HDD.

Are you saying a 7200 RPM drive connected up via USB will be quicker or even the same as one connected up via SATA?
Nah!
Edited by: "TopTrump" 19th Jan
jasee4 h, 52 m ago

Surely most people would just shuck the drive. If you want more speed …Surely most people would just shuck the drive. If you want more speed during start up caching, video eaditing etc then a 1TB SSd drive (now they're under £100) should be enough plus a shucked drive or two (ideally)


No idea.

I certainly wouldn't. I would simply just use it as an external backup device. That's what it's perfect for.

The question that was asked was about performance though
Maybe I got lucky when I used to stream. My ssd was much quicker than my 7200 drive.

There is always much to learn to master the tech industry, lol.

I appreciate your correction buddy. 😁
Edited by: "MikeyHenry" 19th Jan
DAZZ20002 h, 17 m ago

No idea. I certainly wouldn't. I would simply just use it as an external …No idea. I certainly wouldn't. I would simply just use it as an external backup device. That's what it's perfect for. The question that was asked was about performance though



which will be much better if he shucks the drive and uses it internally
jasee1 h, 17 m ago

which will be much better if he shucks the drive and uses it internally


Waste of a SATA connection in my personal opinion.

These days there's no need for that kind of storage inside a regular pc. In a storage appliance or NAS server perhaps but not a workstation / gaming rig. Just my opinion.
haha everytime, ppl click the link, the price jumps up by 35p or so, now it is £102.95. 8am it was £100.63
Would this be suitable to stream video from over a network to the TV if connected to the routers USB3.0 port? Or am i better off getting a NAS with Gigabit network?
SHAUNIOW1 h, 20 m ago

Would this be suitable to stream video from over a network to the TV if …Would this be suitable to stream video from over a network to the TV if connected to the routers USB3.0 port? Or am i better off getting a NAS with Gigabit network?


If you're not looking to transcode on the fly (a la Plex) you should be fine like that. USB 3.0 is fast enough to cope - although you'd need to ensure your router can indeed provide usb 3 as usb 2 would struggle with 4k even without transcoding.

Mind you if you're sharing from your router you're unlikely to be using Plex so I guess transcoding is a moot point!

Just bear in mind though that some routers just aren't suited for being used as upnp video streamers. It's worth reading up on your routers capabilities before you buy this if that's your only use case.
DAZZ20001 h, 53 m ago

If you're not looking to transcode on the fly (a la Plex) you should be …If you're not looking to transcode on the fly (a la Plex) you should be fine like that. USB 3.0 is fast enough to cope - although you'd need to ensure your router can indeed provide usb 3 as usb 2 would struggle with 4k even without transcoding.Mind you if you're sharing from your router you're unlikely to be using Plex so I guess transcoding is a moot point!Just bear in mind though that some routers just aren't suited for being used as upnp video streamers. It's worth reading up on your routers capabilities before you buy this if that's your only use case.


What are the chances he has 4K source material to stream from this? I don’t think anyone asking these questions is going to be unhappy with any setup that can do 1080p nicely
pokemon27 h, 57 m ago

haha everytime, ppl click the link, the price jumps up by 35p or so, now …haha everytime, ppl click the link, the price jumps up by 35p or so, now it is £102.95. 8am it was £100.63


"everytime, ppl click the link, the price jumps up by 35p or so".

"now it is £102.95. 8am it was £100.63".

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, note to self: think's perhaps 'click-bate'?. :-(

Lol.
dreamcat418th Jan

SATA inside?


That, or, INTEL inside ... lol. :-D
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