Seagate 6TB External HDD £129.99 @ Amazon UK / PRIME / 6 TB Hard Disk Drive
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Seagate 6TB External HDD £129.99 @ Amazon UK / PRIME / 6 TB Hard Disk Drive

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Found 22nd Jun 2016
Seagate Backup Plus 6TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive
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Get ready for the "that's a lot of data to lose" brigade, heat added from me
Where'd you get that graph? Interesting!
I'm very tempted. I'm looking to upgrade my machine at the end of the year so fingers crossed the price may drop a little more by then.

As for the "it's a lot of data to loose"... yep I agree but I'd be using it for my steam and origin libraries and maybe as a secondary backup. At least that way, if it does go tits up, nothing is really lost.
lukaes2011

Where'd you get that graph? Interesting!



It's from a site called Camelcamelcamel. You can also get add-ons / extensions for your browser for camelcamelcamel. It's a great site to know if your getting a good price. You can also setup price alerts on it. So if you aren't in a rush to buy something you can set up an alert, and when the price goes below your asking price... you get an email. Highly recommend it.
First time post, long time lurker - found the same (I think) 6tb disk at Argos, for the same price too. For those that want the disk 'right now'.

argos.co.uk/sta…htm?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59158|cid:200290250|agid:12504949730|tid:pla-140364502850|crid:66128553890|nw:g|rnd:15552617254855513880|dvc:c|adp:1o2&gclid=CjwKEAjw7qi7BRCvsr3N58GvsTkSJAA3UzLvPQaWGuCk7CEms--LTJqGTHgBmjRTjR0-XQRRC0tc_RoCpzbw_wcB
That's a lot of porn to lose.
markevans31

Get ready for the "that's a lot of data to lose" brigade, heat added from … Get ready for the "that's a lot of data to lose" brigade, heat added from me



I'm more part of the "shame its a Seagate" brigade.
had one and honestly there bloody awful. Failed within a month. Pay abit more and get a WD. Had 3 of them now and still going strong.
thevman2k3

had one and honestly there bloody awful. Failed within a month. Pay abit … had one and honestly there bloody awful. Failed within a month. Pay abit more and get a WD. Had 3 of them now and still going strong.



**** have 3 of them never had a problem with seagate, people are still riding out the waves from the floods that caused a shortage just to look cool
decent price considering the WD refurbs were this price. hopefully this is a sign of prices falling
Can you use this for the xbone. Noob question i know
Anyone know if the drive can be liberated from the enclosure and used internally?
samwiseganga

Anyone know if the drive can be liberated from the enclosure and used … Anyone know if the drive can be liberated from the enclosure and used internally?



if its like the 4 and 5tb drives in similar enclosures, then yes. got a bunch of them sat in my microserver right now...
wanye

if its like the 4 and 5tb drives in similar enclosures, then yes. got a … if its like the 4 and 5tb drives in similar enclosures, then yes. got a bunch of them sat in my microserver right now...



Thanks amigo, heat added
Does that void warranty?
thevman2k3

had one and honestly there bloody awful. Failed within a month. Pay abit … had one and honestly there bloody awful. Failed within a month. Pay abit more and get a WD. Had 3 of them now and still going strong.


I've been running 8 3 & 4TB seagates in two N40L's for over two years with no issues whatsoever. The last disk failure I had was a WD, about 4 years ago.
samela

Does that void warranty?



Yes, it does.
5fingadefpunch

Can you use this for the xbone. Noob question i know



Yes you can, you can go up to 16 terabytes on the Xbox One.
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If you go to the Amazon link and scroll down to "Customers Question and Answers" look at the first question and answer.


Edited by: "shasnir" 22nd Jun 2016
markevans31

Get ready for the "that's a lot of data to lose" brigade, heat added from … Get ready for the "that's a lot of data to lose" brigade, heat added from me


That's why you buy a 6TB external HDD, to back up your data onto so that you hopefully don't lose it if your non-external drives fail.

It's even called a backup drive. "Seagate Backup Plus"
I use the 4tb version.. had it about 3 years now with no dramas
wanye

if its like the 4 and 5tb drives in similar enclosures, then yes. got a … if its like the 4 and 5tb drives in similar enclosures, then yes. got a bunch of them sat in my microserver right now...



As I always say, these are low use backup drives and not constant use drives. Pay the extra and get an actual internal drive.

You can take it out of the enclosure and pop it in a pc but it will invalidate the warranty and guarantee, and will fail a lot quicker than an actual internal drive will. Your choice of course...
Price per tb is about £21.66 which is not that good.

Watch for a sub £100 5tb which is £20 per tb. There have been deals where you can get 5tb at £18 per tb posted on hukd.

Still hot though for those who must have more than 5tb in their hd. :P

Edited by: "MeneerSmith" 22nd Jun 2016
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I have a couple of Seagate drives and never had an issue. Had a WD and that failed on me, so we all have different experiences.
Any good for cheap NAS drive or link to NAS?
MeneerSmith

Price per tb is about £26 which is not that good.Watch for a sub £100 5tb … Price per tb is about £26 which is not that good.Watch for a sub £100 5tb which is £20 per tb. There have been deals where you can get 5tb at £18 per tb posted on hukd.Still hot though for those who must have more than 5tb in their hd. :P



​this is about £21.50 per TB
WBRacing

I've been running 8 3 & 4TB seagates in two N40L's for over two years … I've been running 8 3 & 4TB seagates in two N40L's for over two years with no issues whatsoever. The last disk failure I had was a WD, about 4 years ago.



Really? I've only got 4 seagate drives and over the last 2 to 3 years I've had 3 die on me and had 2 replacements under warranty.
Hitachi ultrastars, still running a number of 7k3000 models with no deaths yet.
WD I've had fewer of so I am considering changing to their red pro drives when I replace/supplement my drives.
No need to argue about drive reliability when Backblaze publish their results every quarter.

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/drive-stats-2016-q1-failure-by-mfg.jpg

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/blog-fail-drives-manufacture-2015-june.jpg

Not sure how long HGST will stay the most reliable now they are owned by WD, I recently bought another HGST drive and it was definitely a WD drive
samela

Does that void warranty?



Technically yes, but in reality when one of mine died I put it back into the enclosure and RMA'd it with no issues at all. One week later I had a refurbished drive replacement.
i purchased ones of these, the 3 TB for my microserver, started having problems after 18 months, died within 2 years.Gone with WD drives now. Neither Hot or Cold for me.
good amount of storage, decent find
Just had my oldest 1.5 TB drive in my file server tell me it's about to die. I was gonna get the 5 TB version of this as a replacement but held off in case it dropped from £110 to £100 again. Might as well grab this instead! They're out of stock but I'm in no rush.
Edited by: "DragonQ" 23rd Jun 2016
thevman2k3

had one and honestly there bloody awful. Failed within a month. Pay abit … had one and honestly there bloody awful. Failed within a month. Pay abit more and get a WD. Had 3 of them now and still going strong.



I have had two Western Digital drives fail on me. Bloody awful. So where does that leave us now, want to go back to pen and paper?
Expired.
Still available at that price at Argos. Cheers for the heads up, purchased today.
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