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SEAGATE Backup Plus External Hard Drive - 8 TB, Black - £121.50 delivered (8TB White £125.99) @ Currys PC World
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SEAGATE Backup Plus External Hard Drive - 8 TB, Black - £121.50 delivered (8TB White £125.99) @ Currys PC World

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Posted 28th Mar

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Good offer for this external drive. Use code SEAGATE10 at checkout.

£121.50 using above code. (Was £139)
Free delivery available.
2 years guarantee

  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 5 Gbps
  • Mobile app available
  • Automatic backup

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Top features:

- 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 huge 8 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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Will the black one work with xbox one ps4 etc? I'm presuming it will?
Great price, ordered
Unfortunately this has a Seagate HDD. It's a hard pass from me
Qq12121228/03/2020 09:36

Unfortunately this has a Seagate HDD. It's a hard pass from me


What would you recommend then? Thanks.
WD mybook are decent.

The red drives are really good
Ordered.

Have another Seagate drive which has been solid but running out of space, this more than doubles it.
No joke, but I think I am on my 4th or 5th of these Godforsaken things since Xmas. AVOID them. They are cheap for a reason. Have you any idea how long it takes to recover 8tb of data? about 3 full days, that's how long!! Shamer, as they would be decent otherwise. The 5tb one on our XBOX One X has been great, just these 8Tb drives whatever is the matter with them..
aidan.conway28/03/2020 14:32

No joke, but I think I am on my 4th or 5th of these Godforsaken things …No joke, but I think I am on my 4th or 5th of these Godforsaken things since Xmas. AVOID them. They are cheap for a reason. Have you any idea how long it takes to recover 8tb of data? about 3 full days, that's how long!! Shamer, as they would be decent otherwise. The 5tb one on our XBOX One X has been great, just these 8Tb drives whatever is the matter with them..


On the contrary, I've had one for about a year and a half and mine has been fine.
SharinganIxU28/03/2020 20:41

On the contrary, I've had one for about a year and a half and mine has …On the contrary, I've had one for about a year and a half and mine has been fine.


Yep, unfortunately there are no guarantees with HDs. I've had one of these running for about 3 years. So far so good.

Am hoping to copy everything over to a new drive though and delegate this to an archive though, just to be safe.
Anyone for fish and chips?
So can we transfer files from mobiles over the Internet to the harddrive?
aidan.conway28/03/2020 14:32

No joke, but I think I am on my 4th or 5th of these Godforsaken things …No joke, but I think I am on my 4th or 5th of these Godforsaken things since Xmas. AVOID them. They are cheap for a reason. Have you any idea how long it takes to recover 8tb of data? about 3 full days, that's how long!! Shamer, as they would be decent otherwise. The 5tb one on our XBOX One X has been great, just these 8Tb drives whatever is the matter with them..


How are these drives failing so often for you? What are you doing with them?
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I think these are the ones only to be used as an archive device. Should not be used for example to be an external hard disk for watching movies off. This could be why people are seeing them fail as they are not designed for heavy, regular use.
I bought one years ago, as a backup drive, still doing strong. Backs up my NAS drive everyday.
Pájaro28/03/2020 23:59

How are these drives failing so often for you? What are you doing with …How are these drives failing so often for you? What are you doing with them?



Nothing out of the ordinary, just data drive, plugged into the back of a synology NAS... Not even that busy. Run games mostly from them. The Data itself sits in the NAS's enclosure, so no excuse for over-working them. One would not boot at add, just beeped at me, one worked for about a month, the 1st one, then the usual access is denied errors. Another just became unreadable and asked for formatting, another was forever reporting errors.I hoinestly do not know. The one I have now is working, but absolutely NO ocnfidence in it, as you can imagine!! The 5tb version has been ticking away for a couple of years, no problems, just seems to be this 8tb drive? Good job I didn't shuck it, or I would have been in trouble for warranty. Also, be aware after a month, Amazon want you to send to Seagate for a repair / replacement also!! Took some arguing on the phone ofr hours to convince them otherwise on more than one occassion!!
SharinganIxU28/03/2020 20:41

On the contrary, I've had one for about a year and a half and mine has …On the contrary, I've had one for about a year and a half and mine has been fine.



What size? An 8tb? I've had no issues with any other drive in my life like these, but it is only the 8tb drive?
I opened up a new 6TB last week, and it had a shingled Barracuda ST6000DM003 5400 RPM in it. Assuming the 8TB is equivalent it won't be particularly fast, but good for bulk archive. PS I paid £77 on the Amazon deal the other day,.
Edited by: "davidsaver123" 29th Mar
I've been working off one of these for 2 years, pretty good. Expect it to fail on me one of these days but it's been solid so far.
i would of normally gone fore this as im after a new external drive for my Xbox however my seagate one has just died and its 2 years 2 months old so i wont be going for seagate again.......My WD drives seem to last an awful lot longer
aidan.conway29/03/2020 13:20

Nothing out of the ordinary, just data drive, plugged into the back of a …Nothing out of the ordinary, just data drive, plugged into the back of a synology NAS... Not even that busy. Run games mostly from them. The Data itself sits in the NAS's enclosure, so no excuse for over-working them. One would not boot at add, just beeped at me, one worked for about a month, the 1st one, then the usual access is denied errors. Another just became unreadable and asked for formatting, another was forever reporting errors.I hoinestly do not know. The one I have now is working, but absolutely NO ocnfidence in it, as you can imagine!! The 5tb version has been ticking away for a couple of years, no problems, just seems to be this 8tb drive? Good job I didn't shuck it, or I would have been in trouble for warranty. Also, be aware after a month, Amazon want you to send to Seagate for a repair / replacement also!! Took some arguing on the phone ofr hours to convince them otherwise on more than one occassion!!


That's concerning.

I did wonder why they were branded as 'backup drives' when I was looking at buying one a few weeks ago. Seems slightly odd to specify a consumer drive's purpose in its branding, and a wee bit worrying that the purpose they specify is about the gentlest workload a drive can wish for. The fact you're seeing that many failures without even putting that much stress on them isn't a good sign.

Seagate, eh?
Pájaro29/03/2020 21:23

That's concerning.I did wonder why they were branded as 'backup drives' …That's concerning.I did wonder why they were branded as 'backup drives' when I was looking at buying one a few weeks ago. Seems slightly odd to specify a consumer drive's purpose in its branding, and a wee bit worrying that the purpose they specify is about the gentlest workload a drive can wish for. The fact you're seeing that many failures without even putting that much stress on them isn't a good sign.Seagate, eh?


I never even thought about it that way!! Conspiracy theory or what?? :-)
I would like to think that Amazon got a bundle of poor drives with a similar manufacturing error or whatever and that it isn't a thing with them all. But I can only speak from my experience. I didnt record serials etc to see if they were all from the same batch. In hindsight I maybe should have let Seagate do an RMA on the second one and it might have ended there? More the issue here is the QA or lack of it. Bear in mind one didnt even start up, so how that ever got a pass is beyond me!!
scottydogg8128/03/2020 06:38

Will the black one work with xbox one ps4 etc? I'm presuming it will?


Unless something has changed, these drives don’t work with PS4, as it won’t use an external drive via a USB hub (this drive has a USB hub built in, which makes it fall foul of that rule).
aidan.conway28/03/2020 14:32

No joke, but I think I am on my 4th or 5th of these Godforsaken things …No joke, but I think I am on my 4th or 5th of these Godforsaken things since Xmas. AVOID them. They are cheap for a reason. Have you any idea how long it takes to recover 8tb of data? about 3 full days, that's how long!! Shamer, as they would be decent otherwise. The 5tb one on our XBOX One X has been great, just these 8Tb drives whatever is the matter with them..


I bought the 6tb but the 8tb seems to be having a lot of problems from reviews I've read online. Such a shame.
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