Seagate Backup  Plus 6TB External Hard Drive + 2 Months Free Adobe Creative £119.99 @ Amazon
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Seagate Backup Plus 6TB External Hard Drive + 2 Months Free Adobe Creative £119.99 @ Amazon

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Found 4th Apr
Price down to a low of £119.99 for this 6TB Seagate Backup


  • Two integrated high-speed USB 3.0 ports on the front allow you to connect and recharge your other USB devices
  • Formatted for Windows computers out of the box
  • Install the provided NTFS driver for Mac and use the drive interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting
  • Install the free Seagate Mobile Backup app on an iOS or Android mobile device, and back up all of the photos and videos from your device to your Seagate drive or to the cloud
  • Includes two month free membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan. Must redeem by January 31, 2020
  • 2 Year Guarantee


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JOSHY13 m ago

Amazon states 180 MB per second. Does this have a slow drive inside?


I've a file stored on it with details about that. I'll update this post when it's transferred.
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good ! order 3 hard drive!!
Is this a belated Mmmmmonday madness? Heat added chichi
Is it one or two drives inside?
smykuk4 m ago

Is it one or two drives inside?


One mostly like Seagate Barracuda 6TB ST6000DM004
Edited by: "Anil90" 4th Apr
Amazon states 180 MB per second. Does this have a slow drive inside?
JOSHY13 m ago

Amazon states 180 MB per second. Does this have a slow drive inside?


I've a file stored on it with details about that. I'll update this post when it's transferred.
With 25% of amazon reviewers saying their drives failed within 9 months I would not recommend this.

Should your drive fail your options are either replace the drive under warranty return and lose your data or pay £500 to recover it, or remove the drive from the housing and use it as a sata drive in your computer to recover the data, but that invalidates the warranty so you will have no recourse once you do this.

Either way it is a poor product, which explains why it is so cheap.

As a drive itself it is an archive drive so not suited for desktop use. It will be slower than the slowest desktop drive.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 4th Apr
Got one plugged into my Xbox One X for a few months. Works fine. If it fails at least all my save game stuff is safe in the cloud and can re-download all the games.
Mr_Bridger4th Apr

Got one plugged into my Xbox One X for a few months. Works fine. If it …Got one plugged into my Xbox One X for a few months. Works fine. If it fails at least all my save game stuff is safe in the cloud and can re-download all the games.


the only thing that will fail will be the Xbox! BOOM!
It's a 3.5 inch drive with mains adapter, so not portable and no it won't fit in games console, before anyone asks.

The drive inside is most probably ST6000AS002, pdf spec here which has shingled recording (SMR). Seagate's spec says 150MBps average, 190MBps max.
That's slower than a non-archive 6TB drive, but if you're reading and writing large files, it will easily keep up with Gigabit network speeds, but will be slower as all drives are with small files e.g. photos.

Archive drives are optimised for sequential reads and writes and perform poorly for random access.

Seagate drives are usually cheaper than other manufacturer's - your call whether to take the saving or pay more for arguably lower failure rates.

"One mostly like Seagate Barracuda 6TB ST6000DM004" - unlikely. That's a Barracuda Pro which is 7200rpm and 5 year limited warranty, selling at £170 upwards.
Edited by: "Hootwo" 4th Apr
33575385-FxeB8.jpgI used to work as an IT engineer over 10 years ago. High failures with Seagate and Maxtor. I have a 3TB Seagate failed drive on my desk that i used only a few times.

I have over 8 Western Digitals in my household, 4 in a NAS. No issues whatsoever. The only reason i'm buying this is to backup my NAS so I can repartition it.
Edited by: "JOSHY" 4th Apr
Seagate come out poorly on Backblaze, don't they? I just wonder how well that translates to domestic use though, with less power on hours, more thermal cycling and usually less vibration ...

We have 60+ drives (yeah, sad!), of which 8 of Seagate's 3TB ST3000DM001 are all fine but both 2TB Barracudas were replaced early.

I monitor Smart using several tools and move ones with CRC or pending sectors to backups after running surface tests.
Hootwo5 m ago

Seagate come out poorly on Backblaze, don't they? I just wonder how well …Seagate come out poorly on Backblaze, don't they? I just wonder how well that translates to domestic use though, with less power on hours, more thermal cycling and usually less vibration ...We have 60+ drives (yeah, sad!), of which 8 of Seagate's 3TB ST3000DM001 are all fine but both 2TB Barracudas were replaced early. I monitor Smart using several tools and move ones with CRC or pending sectors to backups after running surface tests.


Both the ST2000DM001 and ST3000DM001 have very high failure rates. You seem to have gotten a pretty decent batch of the 3TBs, it seems - people even started class action lawsuits over the very high failure rates.

(Also to the above, Seagate = Maxtor, they've been the same thing since around the 7200.11 days.)

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JOSHY2 h, 21 m ago

[Image] I used to work as an IT engineer over 10 years ago. High failures …[Image] I used to work as an IT engineer over 10 years ago. High failures with Seagate and Maxtor. I have a 3TB Seagate failed drive on my desk that i used only a few times. I have over 8 Western Digitals in my household, 4 in a NAS. No issues whatsoever. The only reason i'm buying this is to backup my NAS so I can repartition it.


I have a mains powered Seagate 500GB hdd that I have had for 12 years although admittedly it's probably only had 5 years use in that time.
Hootwo8 h, 30 m ago

It's a 3.5 inch drive with mains adapter, so not portable and no it won't …It's a 3.5 inch drive with mains adapter, so not portable and no it won't fit in games console, before anyone asks.The drive inside is most probably ST6000AS002, pdf spec here which has shingled recording (SMR). Seagate's spec says 150MBps average, 190MBps max. That's slower than a non-archive 6TB drive, but if you're reading and writing large files, it will easily keep up with Gigabit network speeds, but will be slower as all drives are with small files e.g. photos.Archive drives are optimised for sequential reads and writes and perform poorly for random access.Seagate drives are usually cheaper than other manufacturer's - your call whether to take the saving or pay more for arguably lower failure rates."One mostly like Seagate Barracuda 6TB ST6000DM004" - unlikely. That's a Barracuda Pro which is 7200rpm and 5 year limited warranty, selling at £170 upwards.


ST6000DM003 is what I got out of my one of these a couple of months ago.
bobbler1 h, 12 m ago

ST6000DM003 is what I got out of my one of these a couple of months ago.

= a general purpose 6TB drive. That makes the deal a lot more interesting
Edited by: "Hootwo" 4th Apr
Hootwo4th Apr

= a general purpose 6TB drive. That makes the deal a lot more interesting …= a general purpose 6TB drive. That makes the deal a lot more interesting


It would appear so, lol.
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