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Seagate Backup Plus Desktop External Hard Drives - 6TB £89.99 / 8TB £121.50 / 10TB £188.99 @ Currys PC World

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Posted 22nd Feb

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SEAGATE Backup Plus External Hard Drive - 6 TB, Black
SEAGATE Backup Plus External Hard Drive - 8 TB, Black
SEAGATE Back Up Plus External Hard Drive - 10 TB, Black

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- Simple local or Cloud file backup for your devices
- Charge and manage devices using two USB 3.0 ports
- Seagate Dashboard lets you configure local, mobile, Cloud and social media backup

Simple local or Cloud file backup

Enjoy a big 6 TB of space with the Seagate Backup Plus Hub. You can use it interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting – just install the NTFS driver for Mac.

This desktop hard drive lets you protect your digital life locally, in the cloud or from mobile devices and social networks, offering simple local or cloud file backup.

Via the Lyve app, the drive is identified as an ideal space to store photos and videos – this lets you free space on your phone by sending files to your drive to access anywhere in one unified library.

Charge and manage devices

You can plug in external USB devices like cameras and phones to charge via the front-mounted high-speed USB 3.0 ports. They provide a direct way to manage your devices and stored data.

Seagate Dashboard

With Seagate Dashboard software you can configure backup across local, mobile, cloud and social media applications. It's an easy way to store and secure information from your computer, mobile devices and the cloud. Carry out one-click backups or run an auto-backup plan to safeguard your files conveniently.
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What type of hdd is inside this? Could I open it up and just connect it to my pc
Voting hot on the 6 Terabyte at £15 per Terabye, suprisingly the 10 Terbye is much less
Cm_Down22/02/2020 03:32

What type of hdd is inside this? Could I open it up and just connect it to …What type of hdd is inside this? Could I open it up and just connect it to my pc



Yes it's a standard sata drive
Edited by: "jasee" 22nd Feb
A 2 year guarantee on a backup device, does not fill me with confidence that it will not fail. I'm sure these used to come with a much longer guarantee?!!
Is this shuckable? What's the drive inside?
jasee22/02/2020 07:38

Voting hot on the 6 Terabyte at £15 per Terabye, suprisingly the 10 Terbye …Voting hot on the 6 Terabyte at £15 per Terabye, suprisingly the 10 Terbye is much less


Where is the 10TB please?
8tb is £121.50.......gone for one of those

And yes they are shuckable.....look on youtube for video

I have 8 of these 8tb in an always on NAS, been going for a couple of years now without a problem
These were the drives inside

Only one had a different model number

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Edited by: "markevans31" 22nd Feb
Bestbitter22/02/2020 09:25

A 2 year guarantee on a backup device, does not fill me with confidence …A 2 year guarantee on a backup device, does not fill me with confidence that it will not fail. I'm sure these used to come with a much longer guarantee?!!


A longer warranty has a disproportionately higher cost and unfortunately, most buyers are voting with their wallet.
bozo00722/02/2020 11:51

A longer warranty has a disproportionately higher cost and unfortunately, …A longer warranty has a disproportionately higher cost and unfortunately, most buyers are voting with their wallet.


What are you talking about? These same drives are often posted from Amazon for the same if not more price when on offer. Warranty on most external drives these days is either 2 or 3 years from the manufacturer so there is nothing out of the ordinary here
Edited by: "merb0786" 22nd Feb
merb078622/02/2020 12:02

What are you talking about? These same drives are often posted from Amazon …What are you talking about? These same drives are often posted from Amazon for the same if not more price when on offer. Warranty on most external drives these days is either 2 or 3 years from the manufacturer so there is nothing out of the ordinary here


I was responding to bestbitter's post on 2 years being a short warranty.
danopia22/02/2020 09:50

Where is the 10TB please?



The 10 Terabyte is here. I think it was in the original listing for £189 but seems to have gone

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It isn't good value at £209 less 10% = £189

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The 8 Terbyte is £135 less 10% = £121.50 which is reasonable at about £15 per Terabyte
jasee22/02/2020 13:14

The 10 Terabyte is here. I think it was in the original listing for £189 …The 10 Terabyte is here. I think it was in the original listing for £189 but seems to have gonehttps://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/data-storage/external-hard-drives/seagate-back-up-plus-external-hard-drive-10-tb-black-10176749-pdt.htmlIt isn't good value at £209 less 10% = £189https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/data-storage/external-hard-drives/seagate-backup-plus-external-hard-drive-8-tb-black-10153359-pdt.htmlThe 8 Terbyte is £135 less 10% = £121.50 which is reasonable at about £15 per Terabyte


Will edit. Not sure why it was removed
merb078622/02/2020 13:17

Will edit. Not sure why it was removed



The rmain link doesn't go directly to it
Edited by: "jasee" 22nd Feb
jasee22/02/2020 13:18

The rmain link doesn't go directly to it


I had it in my description but for some reason was edited out. Sorted now. Thanks.
Edited by: "merb0786" 22nd Feb
markevans3122/02/2020 10:43

These were the drives insideOnly one had a different model number[Image]


Wow how much storage are you using there
markevans3122/02/2020 10:43

These were the drives insideOnly one had a different model number[Image]



Nice Qnap.
Will this work on a PS4
shehedz22/02/2020 15:01

Wow how much storage are you using there


And what could you possibly need it for ?
Might be worth picking one of these up for the upcoming console releases seeing as I doubt the storage we'll be given will hold many games.
BenShillitoe22/02/2020 09:38

Is this shuckable? What's the drive inside?


ST6000DM003 model if I remember correctly. ST8000DM004
Does anyone know why an internal 8tb cost more than an external drive?
jasee22/02/2020 13:14

The 10 Terabyte is here. I think it was in the original listing for £189 …The 10 Terabyte is here. I think it was in the original listing for £189 but seems to have gonehttps://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/data-storage/external-hard-drives/seagate-back-up-plus-external-hard-drive-10-tb-black-10176749-pdt.htmlIt isn't good value at £209 less 10% = £189https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/data-storage/external-hard-drives/seagate-backup-plus-external-hard-drive-8-tb-black-10153359-pdt.htmlThe 8 Terbyte is £135 less 10% = £121.50 which is reasonable at about £15 per Terabyte


Thanks
bruce28723/02/2020 03:28

Does anyone know why an internal 8tb cost more than an external drive?



No, there's no obvious reason, but I suppose that people see the need for an external drive for backup, so i suppose they retail many more external drives, so that has driven the price of cased external drives down. Knowlegable users saw that and began shucking drives. So that brought the price down further. Any extended warranty is voided if you shuck a drive, unless you can get it back in the case without signs of damage. This may be a slight advantage to manufacturers
Bestbitter22/02/2020 09:25

A 2 year guarantee on a backup device, does not fill me with confidence …A 2 year guarantee on a backup device, does not fill me with confidence that it will not fail. I'm sure these used to come with a much longer guarantee?!!


You really should always have a backup for the backup or things could go quickly wrong. My NAS runs in a mirror but I still backup this mirror with an external HDD as the images, videos and documents I have stored on my NAS are to valuable to lose.
So......when it does not say how fast the drive is , it is safe to assume it is 5400 rpm? Right?
Do these work under Linux based systems? No weird software?
I want to add it as an unassigned device in unraid.
Great deal
benfisher199123/02/2020 09:13

Do these work under Linux based systems? No weird software? I want to …Do these work under Linux based systems? No weird software? I want to add it as an unassigned device in unraid.


Yes they work fine on UnRAID. I ran mine (couple of 6TB versions) like that for testing before shucking them.
benfisher199123/02/2020 09:13

Do these work under Linux based systems? No weird software? I want to …Do these work under Linux based systems? No weird software? I want to add it as an unassigned device in unraid.



Are you talking about using it as an external USB device? Then yes.
Yes, if you are thinking of shucking it, though, you may need to reformat it.
If you already have a raid (it seems that unraid only supports striping or mirroring), it could be tricky.
And, raid is most econmical if the disks are the same size
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Karmazyn8323/02/2020 09:01

So......when it does not say how fast the drive is , it is safe to assume …So......when it does not say how fast the drive is , it is safe to assume it is 5400 rpm? Right?



Check the model number on the seagate site, though it's unlikely to be higher
jasee23/02/2020 11:53

Are you talking about using it as an external USB device? Then yes.Yes, if …Are you talking about using it as an external USB device? Then yes.Yes, if you are thinking of shucking it, though, you may need to reformat it. If you already have a raid (it seems that unraid only supports striping or mirroring), it could be tricky. And, raid is most econmical if the disks are the same size


Leaving it in the enclosure 24/7 outside of the array. Want it as a backup drive and storing some data in not too bothered about and this freeing up space on my array
Will this hold enough space for me to be able to download all the updates that Call of Duty keeps forcing me to download?
doggysoft23/02/2020 12:28

Will this hold enough space for me to be able to download all the updates …Will this hold enough space for me to be able to download all the updates that Call of Duty keeps forcing me to download?


For sure.
doggysoft23/02/2020 12:28

Will this hold enough space for me to be able to download all the updates …Will this hold enough space for me to be able to download all the updates that Call of Duty keeps forcing me to download?



No sorry you a Petabyte drive for that
benfisher199123/02/2020 12:04

Leaving it in the enclosure 24/7 outside of the array. Want it as a …Leaving it in the enclosure 24/7 outside of the array. Want it as a backup drive and storing some data in not too bothered about and this freeing up space on my array



Should be ok, but very very slow. Specially at first.
if you can install it as a sata drive. Just a simple drive, no raid. The only problem is If you reinsert it into the external enclosure it won't be recognised as formatted.data.(i don't think) so you'll have to keep it inside the pc.
shehedz22/02/2020 15:01

Wow how much storage are you using there


Need it for all my 4k movies being served by plex/kodi
Picked up the 8TB version this afternoon in-store, they still honoured the 10% discount when I mentioned it. Also if you dont intend unplugging the drive regularly... remember to enable the windows cache on the drive properties else you'll struggle to see above 30mb/s speeds, (Windows 10 sets all USB drives to quick removal mode which is crippling the speed) with the cache on it'll be hitting 80mbs-160mb/s depending of header sizes.

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Specs for those geeks out there - 8TB Seagate ST8000AS0002 Archive v2, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 5900rpm, 128MB Cache, NCQ
Edited by: "Highway72" 26th Feb
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