Seagate Backup Plus 2.5" 4TB USB3 - £90 - CEX (USED)
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Seagate Backup Plus 2.5" 4TB USB3 - £90 - CEX (USED)

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Found 12th Jan
I know we all dislike CEX, however they offer a reasonable service IMO and include a standard 2 year warranty.
This seems like a good price compared to other outlets (£170 on amazon) and ebay etc. and they have a number of similar models detailed below (all usb powered portable drives), all are available online at time of posting:

4Tb:
Seagate Expansion 2.5" 4tb USB
3.0 (£90)- uk.webuy.com/pro…4TB

Seagate Backup Plus 2.5" 4TB
USB3 (£90) - uk.webuy.com/pro…4TB

3Tb:
Toshiba Canvio Connect 2.5"
3TB USB 3 (£70) - uk.webuy.com/pro…3TB (1 left)

Toshiba Canvio Connect II
2.5'' 3TB (£78) - uk.webuy.com/pro…3TB

WD My Passport Ultra 2.5" 3TB
USB 3.0 (£80) - uk.webuy.com/pro…3TB

2Tb:

WD My Passport Ultra 2.5" 2TB
USB 3.0 (£55) - uk.webuy.com/pro…2TB

Toshiba Canvio 2.5" 2TB USB 3 (£58) - uk.webuy.com/pro…25A

These all seem to sell for more than this frequently on eBay, so if you felt inclined could make a few bob on them...

19 Comments

i can't see why you should hate cex, customer service is nice price is good
all my new pc is from there and im lovin it

all used drives.

2nd hand, mechanical, hard drive and cex are words not to be used in the same sentence.

An hard drive is the last component you'd want to buy 2nd hand because of wear and tear issues, along with plenty of other reasons i'm ommiting right now.

Thanks for the post OP but i certainly wouldn't recommend this "deal" to anybody.
Edited by: "deletedUser549343" 12th Jan

I've had a few Logitech bits and Seagate and Western digital drives from CEX, and they have all been new boxed and sealed.

Dan__

all used drives.

Oh - cold then
Needs to be in the title if so.

Original Poster

BubaMan

Oh - cold then :(Needs to be in the title if so.



Updated.

Sf2rox

2nd hand, mechanical, hard drive and cex are words not to be used in the … 2nd hand, mechanical, hard drive and cex are words not to be used in the same sentence.An hard drive is the last component you'd want to buy 2nd hand because of wear and tear issues, along with plenty of other reasons i'm ommiting right now.Thanks for the post OP but i certainly wouldn't recommend this "deal" to anybody.



Yawn, every used hard drive thread attracts a matching bunch of used hard drive haters, which is odd as you would think those with no interest in it wouldn't bother reading it...

There are plenty of perfectly good reasons for buying used/refurbished/recertified etc drives, not least of which is price (the whole point of HUKD surely?). Also people foolishly assume that every bit of data committed to a hard drive is mission critical vital stuff that it would be catastrophic to lose, when in reality most data isn't of that type e.g. additional storage for games consoles, steam libraries etc where everything is (or should be) cloud backed up so nothing to lose.

The whole wear and tear issue is vastly over egged too. Lots of computer components can take 10 years plus of use (not necessarily continuous of course) where as very few people (if anyone) is going to keep their computer for that length of time. The larger drives like the 3TB and 4TB haven't even been out long enough to amass all that much use....

Used/Refurb and Recertified HDDs are great IMO as they give those with less to spend an option too.

They come with a 12 month warranty? How are CEX at honouring this?

ST3123

Yawn, every used hard drive thread attracts a matching bunch of used hard … Yawn, every used hard drive thread attracts a matching bunch of used hard drive haters, which is odd as you would think those with no interest in it wouldn't bother reading it...There are plenty of perfectly good reasons for buying used/refurbished/recertified etc drives, not least of which is price (the whole point of HUKD surely?). Also people foolishly assume that every bit of data committed to a hard drive is mission critical vital stuff that it would be catastrophic to lose, when in reality most data isn't of that type e.g. additional storage for games consoles, steam libraries etc where everything is (or should be) cloud backed up so nothing to lose. The whole wear and tear issue is vastly over egged too. Lots of computer components can take 10 years plus of use (not necessarily continuous of course) where as very few people (if anyone) is going to keep their computer for that length of time. The larger drives like the 3TB and 4TB haven't even been out long enough to amass all that much use....Used/Refurb and Recertified HDDs are great IMO as they give those with less to spend an option too.



I disagree with pretty much everything you have just said. I wouldn't even know where to begin so respectfully i'll just leave you to your opinions

I don't think I'd trust my PC's data on any drive that I didn't know the history of. These may have been spinning for thousands of hours.
There are certain things that you simply shouldn't buy second hand and this may be one. Unless it is being used solely as a non critical backup device.
Edited by: "modelman" 12th Jan

Original Poster

popoyaya

They come with a 12 month warranty? How are CEX at honouring this?



It seems it is now 24 month. And repair/replace and then refund if neither are possible, with the refund amount linked to their current price.
uk.webuy.com/terms/ (search in page for "Product Warranty")

Original Poster

modelman

I don't think I'd trust my PC's data on any drive that I didn't know the … I don't think I'd trust my PC's data on any drive that I didn't know the history of. These may have been spinning for thousands of hours.There are certain things that you simply shouldn't buy second hand and this may be one. Unless it is being used solely as a non critical backup device.



My imagining, and my purpose of 4Tb, would be for data intensive media, games films etc. Most which can be redownloaded from their varying sources, therefore if for some reason the drive fails it is not critical data which is lost, a pain yes but not the end of the world. I also expect external HDDs are spinning far less frequently than internal, which may help with longevity.

Could you open these up and use them for Ps4?

I don't dislike CEX.

i dont dislike CEX but a used hard drive- no idea of the length of time it has been used and whether it will be corrupted.

Doesn't the SMART thing in hard drives tell you how many hours it's been on for and how many read/write errors etc?

On top of the cex warranty, afaik seagate does warranty via the serial number. So if your drive goes bad you'll get another drive which you can then restore from the regular backups that you were doing.

Plus hard drives that have worked for trouble free for years tend to keep on working. In fact a brand new sealed drive is more likely to die than one that is a few months old. SMART will show use and any abuse from a previous owner, so will poor performance or strange noises.

I bought my brand new 4tb from Argos. it cost £85.99, plus I got a £5 off next purchase card.

theo00

I bought my brand new 4tb from Argos. it cost £85.99, plus I got a £5 off … I bought my brand new 4tb from Argos. it cost £85.99, plus I got a £5 off next purchase card.


Lucky. Black Friday deal? They've gone up a lot since. Cheapest about £125
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