Seagate Backup Plus 6TB External Hard Drive @ Ebuyer - £122.33 delivered
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Seagate Backup Plus 6TB External Hard Drive @ Ebuyer - £122.33 delivered

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Found 21st Jan
Excellent price for a high capacity external drive. It's been marginally cheaper in a few places over the past few months, but this is the cheapest I can find this much storage for at the moment.
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Ebuyer, good luck if it ever fails
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Ebuyer, good luck if it ever fails
twix412 m ago

Ebuyer, good luck if it ever fails


Isn't it a manufacturer problem if it fails?
6ixFoot12 m ago

Isn't it a manufacturer problem if it fails?


It comes with a 2 year Seagate warranty. So yes.
Good price. I'm currently tacking the same drive on Camels but I'm not in a rush.
Totally unreliable - avoid
If it fails just RMA it with Seagate and you get a new/refurbished one.
6ixFoot11 h, 31 m ago

Isn't it a manufacturer problem if it fails?


Nope your contract is with Ebuyer not Seagate.
twix411 h, 36 m ago

Ebuyer, good luck if it ever fails


Have you ever bought anything from ebuyer? I've found their customer service to be exemplary.
kingmonkey698 m ago

Have you ever bought anything from ebuyer? I've found their customer …Have you ever bought anything from ebuyer? I've found their customer service to be exemplary.


Hahaha hahaha ha!
Over the years Scan 8/10. Ebuyer 3/10.
Based on about 200 purchases.
Edited by: "vaiopup" 21st Jan
X-Ray45 m ago

If it fails just RMA it with Seagate and you get a new/refurbished one.


But they will ask for £ 600 to recover your data good luck
X-Ray1 h, 21 m ago

If it fails just RMA it with Seagate and you get a new/refurbished one.


It's not just a matter of getting a new one... if it fails that's potentially 6tb of data lost.
can these be shucked?
itsmattyjayy2 h, 27 m ago

It's not just a matter of getting a new one... if it fails that's …It's not just a matter of getting a new one... if it fails that's potentially 6tb of data lost.


I have a student Google account with unlimited storage mapped to a virtual drive H and fibre so I wouldn't have a problem ... tbh I wipe my pc more times than I have dinners tho
Edited by: "X-Ray" 22nd Jan
kingmonkey697 h, 36 m ago

Have you ever bought anything from ebuyer? I've found their customer …Have you ever bought anything from ebuyer? I've found their customer service to be exemplary.


theregister.co.uk/201…ed/
Tastyparsnip1 h, 39 m ago

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/24/ebuyer_rates_staff_on_returns_rejected/


Nice 5 year old article however i have some sympathy with them i worked in retail 20 years ago and people would try it on big time. Stuff like bringing back worn out shoes and asking for refunds as they were worn out.
X-Ray10 h, 48 m ago

I have a student Google account with unlimited storage mapped to a virtual …I have a student Google account with unlimited storage mapped to a virtual drive H and fibre so I wouldn't have a problem ... tbh I wipe my pc more times than I have dinners tho


Are you on diet for years?
UltraMagnus13 h, 27 m ago

can these be shucked?


My thoughts too at that capacity/price ratio.
UltraMagnus14 h, 27 m ago

can these be shucked?


Looks like it...

It's an Archive HDD, so the usual caveats about use would apply...


Pros
  • Increase capacity at the same density and much lower cost
  • Strong read performance
  • Excellent burst write speeds

Cons

  • Lower performance in sustained write tests (as expected)

The Bottom Line

The Seagate Archive HDD 8TB is a high capacity, energy efficient, and lower cost hard drive for active archive purposes. The drive comes with impressive burst results but lower sustained write results, which are to be expected in this class SMR drives.

From: storagereview.com/sea…8tb
Edited by: "Berhwale" 22nd Jan
Tempted just for the drive to put in my NAS. Doesn't look difficult to take the SATA drive out and it's cheaper than purchasing a 6 TB SATA drive seperately
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Edited by: "Rigers" 22nd Jan
Very tempted to get this but a bit worried about the reliability still.....
itsmattyjayy23 h, 30 m ago

It's not just a matter of getting a new one... if it fails that's …It's not just a matter of getting a new one... if it fails that's potentially 6tb of data lost.


Only for a dingleberry who doesn't back things up. I would use this as a backup drive for my current stuff. If one of my drives fail its no biggee I install a new one and back it up from the backup.
silly_entz17 m ago

Only for a dingleberry who doesn't back things up. I would use this as a …Only for a dingleberry who doesn't back things up. I would use this as a backup drive for my current stuff. If one of my drives fail its no biggee I install a new one and back it up from the backup.


But this for most people will be the back up. I've not voted either way because I don't know about its reliability, but if reliability isn't guaranteed, I'd steer clear personally.
Banned
It really is like having a huge internal hard drive.
Banned
Just plug and play, no problems.
charleshunter129321st Jan

Totally unreliable - avoid


My 8tb version of this failed after 6 months
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