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Seagate 8 TB Expansion Amazon Special Edition USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive - £109.99 @ Amazon Prime Excl
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Seagate 8 TB Expansion Amazon Special Edition USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive - £109.99 @ Amazon Prime Excl

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Posted 15th Jul

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Model: STGY8000400

Product Description This Seagate desktop external hard 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. Box Contains - Seagate Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 cable - Power adapter.
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What hard drive is inside this caddy?
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Cyoku15/07/2019 01:09

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Just refresh it a bunch it will eventually give you the right price!
Anyone know what drives Seagate use in these? Was planning to shuck it and use it in my PC...
Joy8715/07/2019 01:21

Anyone know what drives Seagate use in these? Was planning to shuck it and …Anyone know what drives Seagate use in these? Was planning to shuck it and use it in my PC...



ST8000DM004, or at least they used to. Bear in mind that nowadays you're more than likely going to get a shingled drive. If you do a lot of sustained writing the performance will slow to a crawl. But once it's full, it'll perform reads like a regular drive.


So, torrent download drive? Hell no. Music/movie storage, play most PC games from it? Should be good.
is this a 2.5" hdd or 5.25"
Beware, like the WD 10TB drive that was in offer recently, this also runs ludicrously hot. Only buy if you plan to usea back up rather than connected to your PC 24/7.
Thanks, stacked this with all the bonuses (amazon assistant, audible trial, £8 free top-up) = £82 for 8TB in the end!
James12315/07/2019 11:33

Thanks, stacked this with all the bonuses (amazon assistant, audible …Thanks, stacked this with all the bonuses (amazon assistant, audible trial, £8 free top-up) = £82 for 8TB in the end!


Did the same but I didn't get the assistant discount. So all in all 92 for 8tb.

Insane price
My order has just been dispatched. I managed to get this for £79.99 with £30 of promo bonuses.
Does anyone know if these come in retail packaging or Amazon's own packaging?
russelkhan15/07/2019 18:24

Does anyone know if these come in retail packaging or Amazon's own …Does anyone know if these come in retail packaging or Amazon's own packaging?


bought earlier in the year Comes in a plain brown box.
So what exactly is the Amazon Special Edition?

Brown OEM packaging?

Laos, how would you knpw if this 8TB or 6TB drives are SMR?
There are loads of posts on Reddit confirming that the 8TB ones are SMR drives. Furthermore, not being retail-packaged means that they are susceptible to damage by mishandling by Amazon staff. I've chosen to get this one instead, which Reddit users have confirmed to be a non-SMR drive and is just £15 more: amazon.co.uk/gp/…QMT
Is the Seagate 6TB on offer yesterday affected by SMR?

Would the WD 6TB on offer today be better?
Yes I do believe the 6TB is also an SMR drive. If you want to avoid SMR then go for the WD. It should be mentioned that if you simply want a large drive for archiving that will not be written to that often then an SMR drive is fine. It's when writing lots of small files together that the write speed slows to a crawl. From what I've read many people are using these drives to store HD and 4K content with no issues at all.

The WD has it's own issue too, which might require a fiddly fix if you intend to shuck it (i.e. take it out of the case and use it in a PC or NAS box). Just Google "wd 3.3v pin fix" and you'll see what I mean.
Yeah this is an SMR drive (ST8000DM004 - Barracuda Compute 5425rpm).

I'm mostly using it for read-only backup although even for that purpose I had read a lot of horror stories about slow transfer for the initial writes (i.e. speed dropping off after the first few hundred GB)... but I was pleasantly surprised, the initial transfer of 8TB data only took 15 hours averaging ~150MB/s. Was a bit worried when I first plugged it in and it maxed out at less than USB2 write speed, but switching the supplied cable with another one fixed that issue.
Edited by: "James123" 17th Jul
Shuckmeister supreme Not a single tab broken or even bent.


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