Seagate Backup Plus 5 TB USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 inch External Hard Drive £144.99 @ Amazon
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Seagate Backup Plus 5 TB USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 inch External Hard Drive £144.99 @ Amazon

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Found 2nd Sep 2017
Cheapest price for these drives so far.
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Too much data to trust Seagate with!
nublets2k7 m ago

Too much data to trust Seagate with!



I agree.
After experiencing the convenience of Portable USB powered 4TB drives, I won't be be using anything else for my backup.
Waiting for a Portable 4TB deal as backup to my 4TB Portable backup.
You can call me lazy.
Publix29 m ago

After experiencing the convenience of Portable USB powered 4TB drives, I …After experiencing the convenience of Portable USB powered 4TB drives, I won't be be using anything else for my backup.Waiting for a Portable 4TB deal as backup to my 4TB Portable backup.You can call me lazy.


One from my previous deal is now just over £100, cheaper than this in £/GB.
brian12937 m ago

One from my previous deal is now just over £100, cheaper than this in £/GB.


Thank you so much for that.
I already have the Maxtor M3 4TB and I am very happy with it. ...
But as a spread the risk precaution I am waiting for the WD version to reduce, or
Wait 6 months for the Maxtor to be a different batch.
4TB is just right for me to backup all my stuff once a week;
When I have another 4TB I will odd and even week numbers in turn.
Years ago, had my work C drive drop dead at power on one morning. The IT crowd couldn't recover anything from it.
That was a good lesson.
brian1291 h, 1 m ago

One from my previous deal is now just over £100, cheaper than this in £/GB.



Or, Argos 4TB Seagate including 2 YRS RECOVERY for £109.99 (plus £10 voucher) is the best deal around at the mo.
argos.co.uk/pro…870
nublets2k2 h, 49 m ago

Too much data to trust Seagate with!


Agreed, we bought 5 X 1tb ones of these in January for putting movies on for TVs in our kids bedroom, car, caravan etc. Three have now failed.

We have one western digital one that I bought four years ago for the same thing and it's still going strong.
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nublets2k3 h, 31 m ago

Too much data to trust Seagate with!


Get with the times it's 2017! I buy Seagate over WD nowadays as they are now more reliable and better value.
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These are only £67 for 4TB, when in stock. Worth keeping an eye on.

hotukdeals.com/dea…509
OrribleHarry2nd Sep 2017

Get with the times it's 2017! I buy Seagate over WD nowadays as they are …Get with the times it's 2017! I buy Seagate over WD nowadays as they are now more reliable and better value.




Ummm no. They're cheaper but nowhere near as reliable.
Edited by: "nublets2k" 2nd Sep 2017
nublets2k4 h, 30 m ago

Too much data to trust Seagate with!


Stupid argument, as always. It's a lot of data to trust any single hard drive with.

Which is why you make backups. You'd be a buffoon to rely on a single drive to keep your data safe, even if it were 100x more reliable than whatever you perceive this one to be.
paul_merton18 m ago

Stupid argument, as always. It's a lot of data to trust any single hard …Stupid argument, as always. It's a lot of data to trust any single hard drive with.Which is why you make backups. You'd be a buffoon to rely on a single drive to keep your data safe, even if it were 100x more reliable than whatever you perceive this one to be.




You aren't going to carry more than one though.

Personally I have it in 5 different places, sometimes 11.

They like to say you should have it backed up in at least 3 places, but with Seagate you'll need 3 more.

Also it can't be 100 x 0, because nothing is as unreliable.
Edited by: "nublets2k" 2nd Sep 2017
nublets2k35 m ago

You aren't going to carry more than one though.Personally I have it in 5 …You aren't going to carry more than one though.Personally I have it in 5 different places, sometimes 11.They like to say you should have it backed up in at least 3 places, but with Seagate you'll need 3 more. Also it can't be 100 x 0, because nothing is as unreliable.


Okay, getting ridiculous now
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nublets2k1 h, 20 m ago

Ummm no. They're cheaper but nowhere near as reliable.


I have literally thousands of HDDs at work I think I know what fails and what doesn't.

Several years ago it was the opposite but not any more.
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OrribleHarry2nd Sep 2017

I have literally thousands of HDDs at work I think I know what fails and …I have literally thousands of HDDs at work I think I know what fails and what doesn't.Several years ago it was the opposite but not any more.




We've got more than that, literally thousands of dcs and an eye watering number of luns. Seagate are just bad, even Ironwolf aren't worth having.
Edited by: "nublets2k" 2nd Sep 2017
paul_merton7 m ago

Okay, getting ridiculous now


Ikr, don't know how they're still in business tbh.
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nublets2k43 m ago

We've got more than that, literally thousands of dcs and an eye watering …We've got more than that, literally thousands of dcs and an eye watering number of luns. Seagate are just bad, even Ironwolf aren't worth having.


Don't want to turn this into a p*sing contest but, how on earth do you ascertain "you have more than that" when I didn't actually tell you the quantity?

I get monthly KPI's from our hardware support contractor listing failed components and also the temperature they failed at (part or the SLA is to stick a temperature sticker on every component replaced) and believe me Seagate are not above WD.

But of course you know better as you have more......
OrribleHarry2nd Sep 2017

Don't want to turn this into a p*sing contest but, how on earth do you …Don't want to turn this into a p*sing contest but, how on earth do you ascertain "you have more than that" when I didn't actually tell you the quantity?I get monthly KPI's from our hardware support contractor listing failed components and also the temperature they failed at (part or the SLA is to stick a temperature sticker on every component replaced) and believe me Seagate are not above WD.But of course you know better as you have more......




We have more than a million, I'd expect that to be more than "thousands". Of course it's all relative, all the laptops we have fail are made by Dell.
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nublets2k16 m ago

We have more than a million, I'd expect that to be more than "thousands". …We have more than a million, I'd expect that to be more than "thousands". Of course it's all relative, all the laptops we have fail are made by Dell.


Where do you work? To be into "over a million" of hard drives you are talking a user base of at least 750,000 clients. Which last time I checked there were no sites of that size in Europe.
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pet200010 h, 22 m ago

Or, Argos 4TB Seagate including 2 YRS RECOVERY for £109.99 (plus £10 v …Or, Argos 4TB Seagate including 2 YRS RECOVERY for £109.99 (plus £10 voucher) is the best deal around at the mo.http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6557870



except they were about £60 in the sainsburys clear out last week maybe still some left somewhere
Data Transfer Rate110 MB per second
PS4???
r34per7 h, 32 m ago

PS4???


probably too thick but not sure the mm of the disk inside yet.
After watching all sorts of discs fail over the last 25 years, I've stopped listening to the popular advice. As Seinfeld said about fruit "it's a gamble". Once you accept that and trust your own strategy, rather than Seagate or whoever, then you can sleep at night.
paul_merton2nd Sep

Stupid argument, as always. It's a lot of data to trust any single hard …Stupid argument, as always. It's a lot of data to trust any single hard drive with.Which is why you make backups. You'd be a buffoon to rely on a single drive to keep your data safe, even if it were 100x more reliable than whatever you perceive this one to be.


I buy two of every hard drive I buy. I bought about 6 2-3TB Seagate drives a few years back, literally every single one failed prematurely. WD drives all going strong. I lost no data because of my backups, but I'll never waste my money on Seagate again, it's far from a stupid argument.
Edited by: "bens123" 7th Sep 2017
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