Seagate 8TB Back Up Plus Desktop Hard Drive with USB Hub £171 @ Amazon
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Seagate 8TB Back Up Plus Desktop Hard Drive with USB Hub £171 @ Amazon

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Very cheap heat
Its a SEAGATE, the Amstrad of the HDD world; you'll be lucky to 1/2 fill it before the drive dies.
Is this a viable alternative to Apple's 3TB Time Machine?
Gentle_Giant38 m ago

Its a SEAGATE, the Amstrad of the HDD world; you'll be lucky to 1/2 fill it …Its a SEAGATE, the Amstrad of the HDD world; you'll be lucky to 1/2 fill it before the drive dies.




Discussions about this drive being used just for backups (as the name suggests) in this previous thread:

[ hotukdeals.com/dea…548 ]

...and a very recent warning from B1000 about this unit:

[ hotukdeals.com/com…583 ]
Come on Amazon sell it for £120 again.
Steve35329 m ago

Also discussions about it from Prime Day here …Also discussions about it from Prime Day here https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-8tb-backup-plus-hub-external-hard-drive-11999-amazon-prime-day-2737548




Is there an echo in here?
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do Seagate last long, every drive I had died in months
Gentle_Giant1 h, 37 m ago

Its a SEAGATE, the Amstrad of the HDD world; you'll be lucky to 1/2 fill it …Its a SEAGATE, the Amstrad of the HDD world; you'll be lucky to 1/2 fill it before the drive dies.


That view limits your choice some what. Since there's only about two companies left in the world that still actually make drives (despite whatever name is on the label). And Seagate are one of them.
With so many deals for 'recertified' WD drives popping up almost on a daily basis, is't WD the realAmstrad?
K1LLER_HORNET1 h, 5 m ago

Come on Amazon sell it for £120 again.


I missed out on the Prime day deal too. Hoping it'll back to that price on Black Friday
I've bought this drive before and it had a SMART error after 30mins of use. It failed with a temperature warning - which seems to be common error with most Seagate drives. I ended up returning it and went with WD instead.

It's not worth risking 8TB of data on a Seagate IMO.
Will this drive be big enough for my girlfriend's selfies?
Dekard972 h, 58 m ago

Will this drive be big enough for my girlfriend's selfies?



I am sure if you post them then members will be able to comment.
rew337 h, 32 m ago

do Seagate last long, every drive I had died in months


You need to stop putting the disks in a fire. The only Seagate drive I've ever had issues with are the notorious 3TB model. (I use a few of these 8TB drives 24/7).
I had a Western Digital and Seagate drive stored for 15 years from an old PC. I came to power them up in an external chassis to see what was on them. Only one powered up, the Western Digital. I even had to replace a Seagate drive in a Sky Plus box years ago because it failed.

Avoid Seagate like the plague especially for backups, they are the only make of drive I have ever seen fail completely on their own in many years of IT related dealings personally and professionally.
Wow people hate Seagate...

Got loads of Seagate drives and no issues. Had just about every make of drive die and in my job (IT support). We see many types of failures from many manufacturers, ironically most not Seagate. The only drive I have had complete destroy itself was a Maxtor that went bang as the drive electronics self-destructed!

People will think what they think and that is fine but me personally I have no issue with reliability of Seagates. I was lucky enough to get this drive for £129 on Prime day. Quite a nice unit.

One thing to bear in mind though is that you will be able to find plenty of people online complaining about a failed drive because people don't generally go online to praise something that works perfectly.
Edited by: "CyDoNiA" 14th Aug 2017
tempt22 h, 28 m ago

With so many deals for 'recertified' WD drives popping up almost on a …With so many deals for 'recertified' WD drives popping up almost on a daily basis, is't WD the realAmstrad?



I would trust a refurbed WD over a brand new Seagate any day of the week.

These days I buy Toshiba - which are rebranded Hitachi drives.

FYI, although we are down to only a couple of COMPANIES making drives, they still use the fabrication methods of the previous owner, so even if X has bought Y, currently the drives made at the factories previously owned by X will be functionally identical to the original drives - until such time Y has the factory gutted and rebuilt with their inferior fabrication method.

Toshiba bought the Hitachi plant YEARS ago, but the drives still read as Hitachi.
HGST still produce drives under their name even though they were bought out by Westen Digital. HGST (Hitachi) still produce far more reliable drives than either WD or Seagate. Annual failure rates are 1% for HGST and around 5% for both WD and Seagate. The drives are made to last 5 years - which is why data centres replace drives as they are approaching 4 and 5 years old. After that time expect them to go at any time.
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