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Seagate 6TB Backup Plus Hub USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive with 2 Months Adobe Cloud Photography Plan - £99.43 delivered @ Amazon

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Posted 20th Nov 2019

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  • Two integrated high-speed USB 3.0 ports on the front allow you to connect and recharge your other USB devices
  • Formatted for Windows computers out of the box
  • Install the provided NTFS driver for Mac and use the drive interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting
  • Install the free Seagate Mobile Backup app on an iOS or Android mobile device, and back up all of the photos and videos from your device to your Seagate drive or to the cloud
  • Includes two month free membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan. Must redeem by January 31, 2020

The Seagate Backup Plus Hub drive optimises external storage with simple local or cloud file backup for your computers and mobile devices and an intelligent USB hub to charge and manage your USB-connected devices.

High-speed USB 3.0 and 2.0 connectivity offers plug-and-play functionality on your PC. Plus, install the provided NTFS driver for Mac and you can use your Backup Plus drive interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting.

The two front-facing intelligent USB 3.0 ports amplify the functionality of your drive by allowing you to charge and connect two external devices, like your phone, tablet or camera - even if your computer is in off/standby mode.

Via the downloadable Seagate Dashboard software, you are provided with tools for local, mobile, cloud and social media backup. Run a one-click backup or schedule an automatic backup plan to protect your files in your Backup Plus Hub drive at your convenience. Install the free Seagate Mobile Backup app on an iOS or Android mobile device and you’ll be able to back up all of the pictures and videos from your device to your Seagate drive or to the cloud.
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After a hard drive but this has a lot of negative reviews. Can anybody recommend another deal on a more reliable one?
alisonmfrancis20/11/2019 20:09

After a hard drive but this has a lot of negative reviews. Can anybody …After a hard drive but this has a lot of negative reviews. Can anybody recommend another deal on a more reliable one?


Considering only 3 companies still manufacture magnetic HDDs for the consumer market you don't really have much choice.

The reviews are a poor representation as well, all HDDs fail and the biggest % of failure will be within in the first 3 months. So people leaving negative reviews simply don't understand the expected fail rate of HDDs. Most HDD's fail at a similar rate* give or take a few % there really isn't much in it.

People moaning about the data loss etc, you should never rely on a single source of back-up for anything, even more so with magnetic disks. Always have redundancy its data storage 101, drives WILL fail it's just a matter of when.

*There have been a handful of times a very specific SKU has had higher than normal fail rates but this is few and far between.
Edited by: "twiggy9999" 20th Nov 2019
twiggy999920/11/2019 20:30

Considering only 3 companies still manufacture magnetic HDDs for the …Considering only 3 companies still manufacture magnetic HDDs for the consumer market you don't really have much choice.The reviews are a poor representation as well, all HDDs fail and the biggest % of failure will be within in the first 3 months. So people leaving negative reviews simply don't understand the expected fail rate of HDDs. Most HDD's fail at a similar rate* give or take a few % there really isn't much in it.People moaning about the data loss etc, you should never rely on a single source of back-up for anything, even more so with magnetic disks. Always have redundancy its data storage 101, drives WILL fail it's just a matter of when.*There have been a handful of times a very specific SKU has had higher than normal fail rates but this is few and far between.


Thanks for explaining, I wasn't aware of this so appreciate it. However I can't afford for £100 to fail sooo I guess I'm gonna have to look for an external ssd? Is that what you would recommend for reliability?
alisonmfrancis20/11/2019 21:04

Thanks for explaining, I wasn't aware of this so appreciate it. However I …Thanks for explaining, I wasn't aware of this so appreciate it. However I can't afford for £100 to fail sooo I guess I'm gonna have to look for an external ssd? Is that what you would recommend for reliability?


Any HDD failing within the warranty parameters would be reimbursed or replaced via RMA process. Your data however would be lost (unless you have a backup, which you definitely should). SSDs will also die eventually.

What do you want to use the drive for?
Do these use SMR drives? I need a hard drive for my NVR. Thanks
Halfang20/11/2019 21:39

Any HDD failing within the warranty parameters would be reimbursed or …Any HDD failing within the warranty parameters would be reimbursed or replaced via RMA process. Your data however would be lost (unless you have a backup, which you definitely should). SSDs will also die eventually. What do you want to use the drive for?


Im a graphic designer so I need to free up space on my laptop in order to maximise performance when running Adobe software.
alisonmfrancis20/11/2019 21:52

Im a graphic designer so I need to free up space on my laptop in order to …Im a graphic designer so I need to free up space on my laptop in order to maximise performance when running Adobe software.


Then you, my dear, should have a backup of everything or just expect to loose it at some point and have to start over
alisonmfrancis20/11/2019 21:52

Im a graphic designer so I need to free up space on my laptop in order to …Im a graphic designer so I need to free up space on my laptop in order to maximise performance when running Adobe software.


If your laptop already has an SSD and you're working on local files and then moving them to the external drive, then get a HDD.
If your laptop does not have an SSD, then get an (internal) SSD for the laptop (upgrading whatever you have in there).
If your laptop does have an SSD and you are working on files from the external drive, then get an external SSD.
Also make sure you have actual backups of your data or risk losing it ALL.
alisonmfrancis20/11/2019 21:52

Im a graphic designer so I need to free up space on my laptop in order to …Im a graphic designer so I need to free up space on my laptop in order to maximise performance when running Adobe software.


I'd recommend an external SSD then. With USB 3 speeds you could use it as a scratch disk too with Adobe. I use Adobe CC now and I was surprised how much the latest version of Photoshop eats hard drive space when in use.

You can get a 1tb SSD around £100 on Amazon.
You are better off getting 2x2tb and put a copy of everything on both
CartoonHead7820/11/2019 21:56

Then you, my dear, should have a backup of everything or just expect to …Then you, my dear, should have a backup of everything or just expect to loose it at some point and have to start over


I do have backup. It's more about having performance when working and running multiple programmes at a time.
Halfang20/11/2019 21:57

If your laptop already has an SSD and you're working on local files and …If your laptop already has an SSD and you're working on local files and then moving them to the external drive, then get a HDD. If your laptop does not have an SSD, then get an (internal) SSD for the laptop (upgrading whatever you have in there).If your laptop does have an SSD and you are working on files from the external drive, then get an external SSD. Also make sure you have actual backups of your data or risk losing it ALL.


Thanks I have a SSD so will look at an external ssd
dobo20/11/2019 21:58

I'd recommend an external SSD then. With USB 3 speeds you could use it as …I'd recommend an external SSD then. With USB 3 speeds you could use it as a scratch disk too with Adobe. I use Adobe CC now and I was surprised how much the latest version of Photoshop eats hard drive space when in use.You can get a 1tb SSD around £100 on Amazon.


Thanks very helpful, definitely the issue I'm having! Try adding after effects and illustrator into the mix!! I currently have a HP omen gaming laptop but I may have to upgrade that if this ssd solution don't work.
Edited by: "alisonmfrancis" 20th Nov 2019
alisonmfrancis20/11/2019 22:02

Thanks very helpful, definitely the issue I'm having! Try adding after …Thanks very helpful, definitely the issue I'm having! Try adding after effects and illustrator into the mix!! I currently have a HP omen gaming laptop but I may have to upgrade that if this ssd solution don't work.


In your case, I'd use large internal SSD, large additional SSD. Plus external and or cloud and for resources and backup. If you can afford it, this will leave you effective fast workflow, plus security.
muppetrider20/11/2019 22:10

In your case, I'd use large internal SSD, large additional SSD. Plus …In your case, I'd use large internal SSD, large additional SSD. Plus external and or cloud and for resources and backup. If you can afford it, this will leave you effective fast workflow, plus security.


Thanks, any recommendations of which external one to go for?
alisonmfrancis20/11/2019 22:26

Thanks, any recommendations of which external one to go for?


If you're in a rush to get work done go for this one, it's fine. I own half a dozen Seagate drives, they perform well. Always backup. Large SSD internal, and if you have the cash a very large SSD external for your major project files and this as a backup, plus cloud for double backup for important projects because that's a pro move

Edit:
If you're using after effects too and you're into your video you'll soon need more than 1tb external so avoid wasting money on 1tb ssd; otherwise you'll end up carrying about a bunch of externals which isn't fun. Probably 2tb SSD external. Upgrade your internal for good workflow. Spinning disk like this Seagate 6TB to backup your big SSD and storing non-essential files and resources. I like to backup to cloud but for what's not double backed up, I like to clone a resource file index to cloud.. so if the worst happens, I know have a complete list of my long sourced resources that I need to recover It's actually not to difficult to set up but you can sleep at night
Edited by: "muppetrider" 20th Nov 2019
alisonmfrancis20/11/2019 21:52

Im a graphic designer so I need to free up space on my laptop in order to …Im a graphic designer so I need to free up space on my laptop in order to maximise performance when running Adobe software.


for laptop backup, best to use portable, there do not have spinning head, and in simple non-IT term, is it like a laptop hard drive, much robust. My son is web designer and use portable drive for storage and sometimes it drops on the floor 1m and doesn't break. Also I got many names and none has failed. As matter my white/gold WD portable is making bad spinning noise than my other portables.
It all depends if you got an unlucky disk. Remember all made by China, and quality control is a norm in China. they just rebadge it with a name. It is not comparing Citroen vs Porsche, I think all drives are similiar when you look at cheap bargains.
alisonmfrancis20/11/2019 20:09

After a hard drive but this has a lot of negative reviews. Can anybody …After a hard drive but this has a lot of negative reviews. Can anybody recommend another deal on a more reliable one?


pity you miss this bargain, good price for portable

ebay.co.uk/itm…528
pokemon220/11/2019 22:52

pity you miss this bargain, good price for …pity you miss this bargain, good price for portablehttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Maxtor-M3-4TB-USB-3-0-Portable-External-Hard-Drive/293053082528


Dammit!! Always the way with me! Maybe I'll get some luck with black Friday!
alisonmfrancis20/11/2019 22:58

Dammit!! Always the way with me! Maybe I'll get some luck with black …Dammit!! Always the way with me! Maybe I'll get some luck with black Friday!


If you're looking for portable stay SSD as it's vastly more secure. Carrying around spinning disk drives frequently is data loss waiting to happen
alisonmfrancis20/11/2019 22:00

I do have backup. It's more about having performance when working and …I do have backup. It's more about having performance when working and running multiple programmes at a time.



Here's what Amazon has in pre-built external 1tb SSD's? amazon.co.uk/s?k…s_1
You could pick up a 1tb NVME M.2 SSD for about £100, eg the ADATA 8200 pro, then add an external enclosure for £40-50.


BUT:- a) it is more expensive b) they run terribly hot, like VERY hot and c) you won't benefit form the speed over USB 3.0 or 3.1 bus, whether you go USB a or USB C connectors. Only real benefit of this method is you always have a good SSD to use elsewhere if needs be?
So, I would go with a USB 3 external 1tb SSD, which at £100 or less is gonna probably be your best bang for your buck?


These Seagate drives are okay to be fair. We have a few at home for Xbox one x and PS4 and they do the job. I think they are only 5400 rpm spinners in them, but they do offer a ton of storage for your money. You will get about 120mb over usb though. Other thing is they are mains powered so not ideal for carting around with you?


Lastly, you could try MyMemory.or similar for a decent USB 3 stick. But they are expensive and have terrible 4k reads and writes. They might do a half decent sustained read, but they work out as expensive or more expensive than a relatively reliable bus powered external SSD, so where's the point? Micro SD's are also expensive and won't last long wit your big reads and writes, so back again to external SSD?


Hope this helps a little? ;-p
alisonmfrancis20/11/2019 22:58

Dammit!! Always the way with me! Maybe I'll get some luck with black …Dammit!! Always the way with me! Maybe I'll get some luck with black Friday!


You will good luck. I am looking out for mine too. With hotdeal members, they will never miss a good deal. Set up an alert.
Good points with portable, there are expensive slightly, but it is 1/4 size, only use usb power so no need for power adaptor, easy to carry, if you drop by accident, it has better chance of survival than spinning desktop hard drive. Also look cool when you put it next to your laptop.
Edited by: "pokemon2" 21st Nov 2019
twiggy999920/11/2019 20:30

Considering only 3 companies still manufacture magnetic HDDs for the …Considering only 3 companies still manufacture magnetic HDDs for the consumer market you don't really have much choice.The reviews are a poor representation as well, all HDDs fail and the biggest % of failure will be within in the first 3 months. So people leaving negative reviews simply don't understand the expected fail rate of HDDs. Most HDD's fail at a similar rate* give or take a few % there really isn't much in it.People moaning about the data loss etc, you should never rely on a single source of back-up for anything, even more so with magnetic disks. Always have redundancy its data storage 101, drives WILL fail it's just a matter of when.*There have been a handful of times a very specific SKU has had higher than normal fail rates but this is few and far between.


I still occasionally use a hard drive I bought in 2006 but then I barely ever switch it on lol.
aidan.conway20/11/2019 23:51

Here's what Amazon has in pre-built external 1tb SSD's? …Here's what Amazon has in pre-built external 1tb SSD's? https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=1tb+external+ssd&ref=nb_sb_noss_1You could pick up a 1tb NVME M.2 SSD for about £100, eg the ADATA 8200 pro, then add an external enclosure for £40-50. BUT:- a) it is more expensive b) they run terribly hot, like VERY hot and c) you won't benefit form the speed over USB 3.0 or 3.1 bus, whether you go USB a or USB C connectors. Only real benefit of this method is you always have a good SSD to use elsewhere if needs be?So, I would go with a USB 3 external 1tb SSD, which at £100 or less is gonna probably be your best bang for your buck?These Seagate drives are okay to be fair. We have a few at home for Xbox one x and PS4 and they do the job. I think they are only 5400 rpm spinners in them, but they do offer a ton of storage for your money. You will get about 120mb over usb though. Other thing is they are mains powered so not ideal for carting around with you?Lastly, you could try MyMemory.or similar for a decent USB 3 stick. But they are expensive and have terrible 4k reads and writes. They might do a half decent sustained read, but they work out as expensive or more expensive than a relatively reliable bus powered external SSD, so where's the point? Micro SD's are also expensive and won't last long wit your big reads and writes, so back again to external SSD?Hope this helps a little? ;-p


Wow thank you so much! Very informative and definitely helps with the buying process!
pokemon221/11/2019 00:13

You will good luck. I am looking out for mine too. With hotdeal members, …You will good luck. I am looking out for mine too. With hotdeal members, they will never miss a good deal. Set up an alert.Good points with portable, there are expensive slightly, but it is 1/4 size, only use usb power so no need for power adaptor, easy to carry, if you drop by accident, it has better chance of survival than spinning desktop hard drive. Also look cool when you put it next to your laptop.


I definately want to look cool! It's the graphic designer in me loool!
alisonmfrancis21/11/2019 01:13

I definately want to look cool! It's the graphic designer in me loool!



This is blue, bue seagate.
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If you connect the drive when you need to move the big files, then less usage and reduces the risk of dropping it or damaging it. Of course like laptop, portable you can move it around, unlike external desktop drive you cannot move the drive when power is on, as it has a spinning disk is like old record player with a needle to play the music.
People say buy 2, ie parallel backup, but I think better idea to buy one and then after 2 years, replace with a newer one which would have higher size for that price, and you can use old one for movie storage or so. Rather than paying 2 drives in one go and backing up as in work, lol both drive failed as when they wanted to restore it, that drive failed.
pokemon221/11/2019 10:27

This is blue, bue seagate. … This is blue, bue seagate. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-backup-plus-usb-30-portable-external-hard-drive-for-pc-and-mac-25-inch-5tb-light-blue-9086-delivered-at-amazon-3336793#comment-39050625If you connect the drive when you need to move the big files, then less usage and reduces the risk of dropping it or damaging it. Of course like laptop, portable you can move it around, unlike external desktop drive you cannot move the drive when power is on, as it has a spinning disk is like old record player with a needle to play the music. People say buy 2, ie parallel backup, but I think better idea to buy one and then after 2 years, replace with a newer one which would have higher size for that price, and you can use old one for movie storage or so. Rather than paying 2 drives in one go and backing up as in work, lol both drive failed as when they wanted to restore it, that drive failed.


I really like how this looks but I'm moving more towards the SSD route. I can't seem to get by head round the point of continuing to use "spinning disks" it's just old technology imo
alisonmfrancis21/11/2019 10:54

I really like how this looks but I'm moving more towards the SSD route. I …I really like how this looks but I'm moving more towards the SSD route. I can't seem to get by head round the point of continuing to use "spinning disks" it's just old technology imo


I know, hence my kids, web designers, they are happy with the portable. The desktop drive as stated is desktop, so do not move it. It is much cheaper, not something you can pop into your bag with your laptop and pop out to use. Any knocks during the walk is bye bye.
Also you can use the portable for holiday, no need for cloud. Transfer photo media onto it, so spare room on your micro sd

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and it drop from 13.12 to 12.99
supermann21/11/2019 00:46

I still occasionally use a hard drive I bought in 2006 but then I barely …I still occasionally use a hard drive I bought in 2006 but then I barely ever switch it on lol.


Yeah I have a similar aged drive that I hardly use. If the drives make it past the first 3 months then the fail rate is directly related to the power on time, so if its not being used and spinning up it could last decades.
alisonmfrancis20/11/2019 21:04

Thanks for explaining, I wasn't aware of this so appreciate it. However I …Thanks for explaining, I wasn't aware of this so appreciate it. However I can't afford for £100 to fail sooo I guess I'm gonna have to look for an external ssd? Is that what you would recommend for reliability?


It will fail at some point but its all about managing risk. Others have pointed you towards external SSD's. They do have a lower fail rate but they still fail over time so having multiple copies is absolutely vital even more so when its for your professional data. So I highly recommend you have a secondary backup as well using a online cloud service.

I personally use something called Hubic but there are loads of services available like Dropbox, Google Drive etc. Just ensure you have multiple copies to be on the safe side
alisonmfrancis20/11/2019 21:04

Thanks for explaining, I wasn't aware of this so appreciate it. However I …Thanks for explaining, I wasn't aware of this so appreciate it. However I can't afford for £100 to fail sooo I guess I'm gonna have to look for an external ssd? Is that what you would recommend for reliability?


I’ve had this same harddrive for about a year and a half and I’ve had no issues with it at all, I use it for my Xbox One X to install games and it’s not failed on me, it’s a really good hard drive that I’m going to be buying myself the 8TB one the same as this
Massive thanks to everyone who took the time to answer my questions and make suggestions! Much appreciated
Edited by: "alisonmfrancis" 22nd Nov 2019
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