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Seagate 6 TB Expansion USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for £76.99 Delivered @ Amazon UK
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Seagate 6 TB Expansion USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for £76.99 Delivered @ Amazon UK

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Posted 29th Nov 2019Edited by:"Brutes"

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  • 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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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.
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8TB = £104.99 = £13.12/TB
6TB = £76.99 = £12.83/TB
5TB = £169.90 = £33.98/TB
4TB = £95.74 = £23.94/TB
3TB = £73.99 = £24.66/TB
2TB = £64.99 = £32.50/TB
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Hi guys, would an internal HDD be better or an external? 6TB for £77 is a bargain
£12.83 per TB, very good price.

8tb version is £104 / £13.5 per TB
Edited by: "hooooooman" 29th Nov 2019
im sure the resident expert will correct me on this but from what i know, yo uwill be looking at faster transfer speeds with an internal but then that comes at a premium, you would also be looking at higher speeds with an SSD rather than a hard drive. However, this looks like a great deal for 6TB either way so if transfer speed isnt a huge issue to you then for this price yo umight as well go external, hope this helps
My one was very noisy. There's no fan in these but it sounded like there was. Seems to a real lottery with mechanical HDDs.
nathandroz29/11/2019 00:30

im sure the resident expert will correct me on this but from what i know, …im sure the resident expert will correct me on this but from what i know, yo uwill be looking at faster transfer speeds with an internal but then that comes at a premium, you would also be looking at higher speeds with an SSD rather than a hard drive. However, this looks like a great deal for 6TB either way so if transfer speed isnt a huge issue to you then for this price yo umight as well go external, hope this helps


These are just internal hard drives inside an enclosure, connected via USB. The drives inside are Seagate archive drives. I think you can shuck these drives and use them as internal drives.

SSDs are faster, but you won’t want them for long term storage and won’t provide much benefit for media storage. Additionally 6TB in SSDs would be around £600 if you take £100/TB.
Will this work okay with Plex? As a straight 6TB or even the 8TB version or would I need to partition the drive for it to work?
PhilMoule29/11/2019 04:05

Will this work okay with Plex? As a straight 6TB or even the 8TB version …Will this work okay with Plex? As a straight 6TB or even the 8TB version or would I need to partition the drive for it to work?


Will work fine .
I have qite a few of thee drives very good not had any issues
I have 2 iMacs, and I’m wondering if there’s some way I can back up with time machine to an external like this, that’d be connected to my router? (Not directly you the Mac)

The reason being that I can’t restart the macs while the externals are attached - which causes problems when I try and access (or restart) remotely.

This seems a really good price point, so if it can do that - I’m in!
Seen 8tb Seagate backup for £90 on Amazon surely that would be better offer?
Very good price.
Is this worth the space over an SSD to run games From the Xbox?
babyseal29/11/2019 07:59

Seen 8tb Seagate backup for £90 on Amazon surely that would be better …Seen 8tb Seagate backup for £90 on Amazon surely that would be better offer?


Yes that’s super cheap, you have a link?
hi, please could someone explain the difference between this and the other 6tb seagate drives posted? I understand that this is mains powered and some may be usb powered but wondered if the internal drives are different? looking for something to backup photos from laptop but not sure what's best? thanks
ptspen29/11/2019 08:40

hi, please could someone explain the difference between this and the other …hi, please could someone explain the difference between this and the other 6tb seagate drives posted? I understand that this is mains powered and some may be usb powered but wondered if the internal drives are different? looking for something to backup photos from laptop but not sure what's best? thanks


These are really designed to be permantly connected to a desktop, for extra storage or back up. For a laptop back up i would get one of the usb powered ones, they are a bit more money but much easier/quicker to use. Performance wise they will be very similar, the external powered ones mabye slightly faster but not much.
if they are classed as 'archive drives' - does that mean they are SMR, or PMR, or what?
phil75029/11/2019 09:03

These are really designed to be permantly connected to a desktop, for …These are really designed to be permantly connected to a desktop, for extra storage or back up. For a laptop back up i would get one of the usb powered ones, they are a bit more money but much easier/quicker to use. Performance wise they will be very similar, the external powered ones mabye slightly faster but not much.



Thanks so much will go for a usb powered one!
Are these mainly for WORM usage (write once read multiple) as I vaguely remember write speeds are significantly lower on these than advertised?
8TB = £104.99 = £13.12/TB
6TB = £76.99 = £12.83/TB
5TB = £169.90 = £33.98/TB
4TB = £95.74 = £23.94/TB
3TB = £73.99 = £24.66/TB
2TB = £64.99 = £32.50/TB
danjames129/11/2019 09:22

Are these mainly for WORM usage (write once read multiple) as I vaguely …Are these mainly for WORM usage (write once read multiple) as I vaguely remember write speeds are significantly lower on these than advertised?


Correct, they use SMR which leads to overlapping data tracks, so if you need to delete and write data, the adjacent track needs to be read so it can re-write that data too.
Edited by: "Spies" 29th Nov 2019
If you thinking an internal drive would be easier, it’s the same thing but with a power supply and a case you can just take it out remove a few screws and put it in your computer tower
Shuperrrb price.
babyseal29/11/2019 07:59

Seen 8tb Seagate backup for £90 on Amazon surely that would be better …Seen 8tb Seagate backup for £90 on Amazon surely that would be better offer?


Do you mean 6tb.. like this one but more expensive?
These are not too hard to take apart - I'd recommend some plastic prising tools though as it's easier to damage the case. There are tabs all the way around which need releasing (be patient) and no screws holding it together. Once inside you can remove the USB -> SATA board (small screw holds this in place) and slide the drive out (it has blue rubber 'feet' holding it away from the outer casing). Done carefully this can be achieved damage free.

I'd highly recommend checking the drive for errors prior to use (or indeed prior to removing it from it's casing) which will take quite a few hours.
Thanks, just bought 2 for my boys xboxes.
I would be a little wary of these .. as typically external drives are "lesser" than internal ones. You might get a three/five warranty on an internal drive .
Once shucked your warranty disappears , unless you are really good at disassembly + re-assembly.
But hey, I use shucked drives x 2, SWDIK ?
Seagate........how are these drives these days (serious question) ?
MrCynical29/11/2019 13:56

Seagate........how are these drives these days (serious question) ? …Seagate........how are these drives these days (serious question) ?


Good question. Amazing price per TB but Seagate are infamous for their awful reliability. I think there was a a particular problem with their 3TB or 4TB Barracuda a while back that had horrendous failure rates, which may have contributed significantly to that reputation. Looking at these stats, they don't seem too bad but aren't great either.

Does anyone know which particular drive model will be in this?
PhilMoule29/11/2019 04:05

Will this work okay with Plex? As a straight 6TB or even the 8TB version …Will this work okay with Plex? As a straight 6TB or even the 8TB version or would I need to partition the drive for it to work?


Yes and no
Does anyone know what drive is in these? Are they suitable for a nas?
jay.329/11/2019 00:23

Hi guys, would an internal HDD be better or an external? 6TB for £77 is a …Hi guys, would an internal HDD be better or an external? 6TB for £77 is a bargain


internals ones are better and will be alot faster than a usb external drive if connecting via usb.

You should be able to take the drive out of this but i generally wouldn't bother as the difference in price isnt like the huge difference a few years ago, plus it depends how they've connected it up inside as a few years ago some manufacturers soldered the drives into the caddy.

WD red and WD black are imo the best consumer internal drives
Edited by: "royals" 29th Nov 2019
sxowsubtzv29/11/2019 15:27

Good question. Amazing price per TB but Seagate are infamous for their …Good question. Amazing price per TB but Seagate are infamous for their awful reliability. I think there was a a particular problem with their 3TB or 4TB Barracuda a while back that had horrendous failure rates, which may have contributed significantly to that reputation. Looking at these stats, they don't seem too bad but aren't great either.Does anyone know which particular drive model will be in this?


Saying that, my Seagate HDD suddenly started making clicking noises and it takes ages to read something. I take this as imminent HDD failure, so far I've been able to move 20% of the photos stored on it. I don't really care about the other stuff on the drive, I just want all those photo's I took over the years.
Lime9reen29/11/2019 07:56

I have 2 iMacs, and I’m wondering if there’s some way I can back up with ti …I have 2 iMacs, and I’m wondering if there’s some way I can back up with time machine to an external like this, that’d be connected to my router? (Not directly you the Mac)The reason being that I can’t restart the macs while the externals are attached - which causes problems when I try and access (or restart) remotely.This seems a really good price point, so if it can do that - I’m in!


I do TM backups to an external drive connected to an AirPort Extreme router. I don’t think it works with non-Apple routers, though.
Any one who wants a Seagate :
Which >4TB drives would you helpful people recommend to use as additional Xbox storage?
I paid this amount for the 8TB one 2 years ago. Seriously wish I bought a few now as never seen such a good deal since but this 6TB is one of the better ones I've seen since I got the 8TB one
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