Seagate 6TB External Hard Drive £119.99 (plus £10 voucher and poss 5% Quidco/4.4% TCB) @ Maplin
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Seagate 6TB External Hard Drive £119.99 (plus £10 voucher and poss 5% Quidco/4.4% TCB) @ Maplin

£119.99Maplin Deals
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Found 18th Nov
Following on from the earlier Amazon deal which was for Prime members only, this one is at Maplin so available to everyone. Plus they are giving a £10 voucher for an £80 spend and you could also possibly get 5% Quidco or 4.4% TCB, so might be a better deal?

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Also 10% off with NUS card for "students"

Nice find OP. Heat

Sounds good. Cheers OP

This or the wd my passport? I'm not sure if it's worth paying the £20 extra for 2tb more than the WD

Being the same price, would rather buy from Maplin instead of Amazon (tax avoidance crooks).

When it comes to paying Tax........ALL the bigs boys do a lot of weaving dodging ducking and diving with lots of
contriving..... so their profits are always thriving

cburns8 m ago

When it comes to paying Tax........ALL the bigs boys do a lot of weaving …When it comes to paying Tax........ALL the bigs boys do a lot of weaving dodging ducking and diving with lots ofcontriving..... so their profits are always thriving


and after Maplin were such awkward gets when i had an issue with a sat box I would choose Amazon every time.

Any differences (bar the size and need for plugged power supply) between this and a Passport?

Data rate differences? Why do these need external power rather than using usb to power?

muely30 m ago

Any differences (bar the size and need for plugged power supply) between …Any differences (bar the size and need for plugged power supply) between this and a Passport? Data rate differences? Why do these need external power rather than using usb to power?


Because 3.5” drives need 12volts and usb only puts out 5v

HK8521 h, 55 m ago

Being the same price, would rather buy from Maplin instead of Amazon (tax …Being the same price, would rather buy from Maplin instead of Amazon (tax avoidance crooks).



Amazon will pay every penny of tax due.

cleverguy122 h, 56 m ago

This or the wd my passport? I'm not sure if it's worth paying the £20 …This or the wd my passport? I'm not sure if it's worth paying the £20 extra for 2tb more than the WD


Where is it at £100?

Galvanaiz21 m ago

Where is it at £100?

It was available from Amazon a few days ago

Can't pay on Maplin at the moment due to the website timing out

A complete technobimbo here. Does anyone know if this will work with a PS4 Pro? I'm a little concerned that it needs to be connected to a mains port; does that mean it needs to be connected at all times or does it keep a charge to it? Moreover, if I remove the plug do I risk losing any data installed on it? Thanks in advance, guys.

cleverguy121 h, 58 m ago

It was available from Amazon a few days ago


Oh yep, it was at £100 last night but not anymore

CoffinMatt5 h, 39 m ago

A complete technobimbo here. Does anyone know if this will work with a PS4 …A complete technobimbo here. Does anyone know if this will work with a PS4 Pro? I'm a little concerned that it needs to be connected to a mains port; does that mean it needs to be connected at all times or does it keep a charge to it? Moreover, if I remove the plug do I risk losing any data installed on it? Thanks in advance, guys.


It will work fine on PS4, yes it needs mains all the time or will not work, it does not charge. If you remove the plug whilst the PS4 is writing to it you may lose data, also if you remove the plug without telling the PS4 you are doing so, it will tell you that you did so on reconnecting and have to rebuild the games list which can take some time if you have a lot installed. However, most new external hard drives (and I assume this included) do go into a rest mode if there is no USB power, so when the PS4 goes off, the hard drive stops spinning and powers down, when the PS4 is turned on it spins up again. This works fine with my 5TB desktop drive.

muely9 h, 38 m ago

Any differences (bar the size and need for plugged power supply) between …Any differences (bar the size and need for plugged power supply) between this and a Passport? Data rate differences? Why do these need external power rather than using usb to power?


Apart from the power difference already mentioned by miaas, portable drives like the Passport series are smaller and use 2.5" drives which carry a higher premium as well. So basically you can get a portable drive which is more compact, doesn't need mains and neater, but it will usually cost more per TB. Also desktop drives can go to higher capacities as well, in terms of price per TB, portable drives peak out at 4TB for around £100 before steep climbs for higher capacity, whereas desktop ones peak out around 6TB with this, 8TB is reasonable too though if you need maximum capacity.

As for data rate it is hard to say without knowing what the internal drives are, I would expect both to be using 5400rpm drives, however 3.5" drives are just as common with 7200rpm drives as well, which are less common in 2.5" drives. Looking at available 6TB desktop drives, the cheapest models I am seeing are all 7200rpm drives, so this may well be a 7200rpm drive.
Edited by: "nige182" 19th Nov

nige1821 h, 10 m ago

Apart from the power difference already mentioned by miaas, portable …Apart from the power difference already mentioned by miaas, portable drives like the Passport series are smaller and use 2.5" drives which carry a higher premium as well. So basically you can get a portable drive which is more compact, doesn't need mains and neater, but it will usually cost more per TB. Also desktop drives can go to higher capacities as well, in terms of price per TB, portable drives peak out at 4TB for around £100 before steep climbs for higher capacity, whereas desktop ones peak out around 6TB with this, 8TB is reasonable too though if you need maximum capacity.As for data rate it is hard to say without knowing what the internal drives are, I would expect both to be using 5400rpm drives, however 3.5" drives are just as common with 7200rpm drives as well, which are less common in 2.5" drives. Looking at available 6TB desktop drives, the cheapest models I am seeing are all 7200rpm drives, so this may well be a 7200rpm drive.


Awesome stuff, thanks for the reply bud.

nige18219th Nov

It will work fine on PS4, yes it needs mains all the time or will not …It will work fine on PS4, yes it needs mains all the time or will not work, it does not charge. If you remove the plug whilst the PS4 is writing to it you may lose data, also if you remove the plug without telling the PS4 you are doing so, it will tell you that you did so on reconnecting and have to rebuild the games list which can take some time if you have a lot installed. However, most new external hard drives (and I assume this included) do go into a rest mode if there is no USB power, so when the PS4 goes off, the hard drive stops spinning and powers down, when the PS4 is turned on it spins up again. This works fine with my 5TB desktop drive.

​Just to confirm (having spent £120 on the thing) that no, it doesn't work on the PS4. Apparently, because it can act as a USB hub, the console won't accept it. Not trying to cast aspersions or anything (I should have done more research on my own) but yeah, anyone else be warned.

CoffinMatt4 h, 57 m ago

​Just to confirm (having spent £120 on the thing) that no, it doesn't work …​Just to confirm (having spent £120 on the thing) that no, it doesn't work on the PS4. Apparently, because it can act as a USB hub, the console won't accept it. Not trying to cast aspersions or anything (I should have done more research on my own) but yeah, anyone else be warned.


Shoot, sorry about that, I didn't even click the link and just read the title as external 6TB hard drive. Didn't notice the 2x USB ports at all. Even so I would have assumed it would work. There should be no functional reason the hard drive isn't good for it though, so you could Google around and see if anyone has opened one before. There may be a way to disable the hub side internally so it works, or remove the hard drive and put in another caddy.

nige1823 h, 13 m ago

Shoot, sorry about that, I didn't even click the link and just read the …Shoot, sorry about that, I didn't even click the link and just read the title as external 6TB hard drive. Didn't notice the 2x USB ports at all. Even so I would have assumed it would work. There should be no functional reason the hard drive isn't good for it though, so you could Google around and see if anyone has opened one before. There may be a way to disable the hub side internally so it works, or remove the hard drive and put in another caddy.



Don't worry too much about it; as I said, I shouldn't have just jumped the gun. From what I've read, the reason a hub won't work with a PS4 is that it's a security measure implanted by Sony (to prevent the other USB ports being used to make illegitimate copies/images of games). With regards to a workaround, I don't really have much in the way of technical skills and gutting the machine looks a surefire way for me to mess something up.
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