Seagate Backup Plus Desktop 6TB Drive £119.99 + £3.95 Delivery Argos
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Seagate Backup Plus Desktop 6TB Drive £119.99 + £3.95 Delivery Argos

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Found 20th Aug 2016Made hot 20th Aug 2016
It isn't in stock at my local store or for delivery but I thought I would share as others may have more luck.

If it isn't in stock for you, it may be worth informing Amazon and hope they price match.I already did it but no luck so far, maybe they'll match the price if they get enough people filling in the seen it cheaper form.

Amazon link: amazon.co.uk/dp/…PH8

Scroll down to: "Feedback Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?" and click on tell us about a lower price, if the tell us about a lower price link isn't displayed, click on the 5TB drive option and then click back on the 6TB drive, it should then appear. You will know you're filling in the correct form as it will have:

"Tell Us About a Lower Price
Seagate Backup Plus 6TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive
Share: amazon.co.uk/dp/…PH8"

at the top.

Here are the details for the form:

Website (Online)
URL = argos.co.uk/sta…htm
Price incl. VAT: (£) = 119.99
Shipping cost: (£) = 3.95

Here's a post I made with images showing the whole process:

hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…309

39 Comments

Wgc

can this be used with an XB1?

Bufferz1

can this be used with an XB1?




Yep, I have the 4tb version. Works a treat

Fancy that no local stock....

benjammin316

Yep, I have the 4tb version. Works a treat



But 4GB, is 4GB?, and 6GB, is 6GB right? (there's a notable/sizable 2GB difference here?).

Hardware limitations MAY or may NOT apply between the 2 here?, or ..... (personally, I have no idea?) :-)

Damn this is a bargain oO! Just purchased the Wireless WD 2TB for £89.99 wish I waited... Probably will get this too just to backup the backup at this price!

amour3k

But 4GB, is 4GB?, and 6GB, is 6GB right? (there's a notable/sizable 2GB … But 4GB, is 4GB?, and 6GB, is 6GB right? (there's a notable/sizable 2GB difference here?).Hardware limitations MAY or may NOT apply between the 2 here?, or ..... (personally, I have no idea?) :-)




Size does not matter, as long as it's over 256gb

Lots of stock - but spread around.

checkn0w.co.uk

(That's an 'o' by the way, not zero. HUKD don't like to link to this site as they get the referral fee!)

Edited by: "LesD" 20th Aug 2016

Out of stock ah most places

There's one in Holyhead for any fellow Goggs nearer the coast.

Bufferz1

can this be used with an XB1?



​Yep I got it on mine.

how easy is it to take the drive out of these? would these be good for nas?

wakkaday

how easy is it to take the drive out of these? would these be good for … how easy is it to take the drive out of these? would these be good for nas?



usually the drives are not NAS drives but if you just want to fill up your NAS with cheap drives, this could be good if you can open it without damaging the disk inside... interested in this quesiton too!

wakkaday

how easy is it to take the drive out of these? would these be good for … how easy is it to take the drive out of these? would these be good for nas?


No.

benjammin316

Yep, I have the 4tb version. Works a treat



Do you fill them? I have around 30 installed and I can't seem to stick to one game.

oUkTuRkEyIII

Do you fill them? I have around 30 installed and I can't seem to stick to … Do you fill them? I have around 30 installed and I can't seem to stick to one game.




Got 260 installed, less than 20% space left. But nothing holds my attention. Waiting for deus ex and cod 4 remake.

Last game I really got into was far cry primal. Sometimes too much choice is a bad thing

From my location closes one is in Dungannon

benjammin316

Size does not matter, as long as it's over 256gb



That's what she said.

Where is the Amazon Price form then? Never seen that before.

what's the speed of these drives?

kyeung

From my location closes one is in Dungannon



Same here, I would rush over there now, unfortunately it's 302 miles away ... and closed. oO

Original Poster

cbay

Where is the Amazon Price form then? Never seen that before.



It's under the section "Feedback", which is under "Additional Information". The text shown is: "Feedback Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?"

The link is "tell us about a lower price?" BUT, it may not be shown, in which case you will see: "Feedback Would you like to update product info or give feedback on images?" Like this:

http://i.imgur.com/EJrtd4B.png

If you select the "5TB" drive (click on it) and then select the "6TB" drive (click on it):

http://i.imgur.com/FvNKkMM.png

It should change to this:

http://i.imgur.com/2ypvoyZ.png

Make sure it is the correct size before filling in the form by looking at the item description, then select the "Website (Online)" option button:

http://i.imgur.com/djE5rOj.png

then fill in the form with this information:

Website (Online)
URL = http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4139836.htm
Price incl. VAT: (£) = 119.99
Shipping cost: (£) = 3.95

like so:

http://i.imgur.com/RDK8gcz.png

Also, you will need to be signed in. It shouldn't take more than a minute to do.
Amazon link: amazon.co.uk/dp/…PH8
Edited by: "TickingTock" 21st Aug 2016

benjammin316

Got 260 installed, less than 20% space left. But nothing holds my … Got 260 installed, less than 20% space left. But nothing holds my attention. Waiting for deus ex and cod 4 remake. Last game I really got into was far cry primal. Sometimes too much choice is a bad thing



260 games!! Are you a millionaire? :0

1 available 189 miles away

Franzkill

260 games!! Are you a millionaire? :0




This is the cheapest gen for gaming.

Being able to gameshare with a mate and buy from cheaper regions means I have saved myself so much money and played games I never would have bothered with too

This one any good, majority usually hate every Seagate hard drive on here

TickingTock

Also, you will need to be signed in. It shouldn't take more than a minute … Also, you will need to be signed in. It shouldn't take more than a minute to do.



Done

Think this drive has SMR which means it's slow as and only really good for bulk storage. Not much good for a working drive. None in any of the Glasgow stores anyway.

Jonoxatron

This one any good, majority usually hate every Seagate hard drive on here



It uses SMR, imagine like when you replace a tile on your roof you have to replace all of them up to the missing tile, because they overlap, that's how this drive writes data. It sounds risky but it must be ok in practice if they are selling it. It is a slower performer compared to normal drives given one write causes many more writes, and can't be used in a RAID something to consider if there is any chance you might move to a RAID or NAS with RAID in the future.

Personally I would recommend the WD Elements instead however it is currently max 5TB and in high demand hence higher price.

zebrum

It uses SMR, imagine like when you replace a tile on your roof you have … It uses SMR, imagine like when you replace a tile on your roof you have to replace all of them up to the missing tile, because they overlap, that's how this drive writes data. It sounds risky but it must be ok in practice if they are selling it. It is a slower performer compared to normal drives given one write causes many more writes, and can't be used in a RAID something to consider if there is any chance you might move to a RAID or NAS with RAID in the future.Personally I would recommend the WD Elements instead however it is currently max 5TB and in high demand hence higher price.



Is it only their 6TB+ drives that use this tech? I've got a 4 and 5TB drive from Seagate, which I picked up in the last 1-2 years.
I remember reading about this SMR tech in an article about the war between SSD and HDD, but then completely forgot; it does sound suboptimal.

TacticalTimbo

Is it only their 6TB+ drives that use this tech? I've got a 4 and 5TB … Is it only their 6TB+ drives that use this tech? I've got a 4 and 5TB drive from Seagate, which I picked up in the last 1-2 years.I remember reading about this SMR tech in an article about the war between SSD and HDD, but then completely forgot; it does sound suboptimal.



The 8tb archive drives use it - not sure about the smaller ones but I would guess not.

I use these in my homeserver for media storage. Write speed can and does drop but I am never maxing it out anyway and have a ssd scratch area for incoming files anyway so don’t notice the difference. Read speeds are around 150/170MBps... Plenty fast. No they probably aren’t great drives in a high write environment but for a home media server they are perfect.

Great find OP!
Need a new large external drive.
Ended up getting £15 off from promo code with the Argos Card and 6 months Buy Now Pay Later

Good suggestion about the Amazon price challenge Ticking Tock - and great detail!

Edited by: "dpf" 22nd Aug 2016

i've put in the price match with amazon. we need more to do the same.
Argos don't have any more in stock

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/5-free-gift-card-for-50-spend-10-free-gift-card-for-100-spend-argos-online-instore-2500348

£10 voucher for £100 spend.

ive let amazon know about the lower price at argos (not interested myself) but hopefully it will help others get it price matched, i already have the 5TB its a great external hard drive

This needs to be expired - no stock in-store or for home delivery

Yes, over last week I have tried every place I can use across country and "no stock". So really misleading to still have on Argos site if no more stock at that price in last week and no other info provided

goodfera

Yes, over last week I have tried every place I can use across country and … Yes, over last week I have tried every place I can use across country and "no stock". So really misleading to still have on Argos site if no more stock at that price in last week and no other info provided



Argos do this all the time - the mods should ban them from this site!

"Currently out of stock for store collection" and "Currently out of stock for home delivery to XXXXXX" really means - we have no intention of selling this product at this price but please buy something else!

Edited by: "grumpyone" 5th Sep 2016
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