Seagate Backup Plus Hub 6 TB USB 3.0 Desktop £124.99 @ Amazon
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Seagate Backup Plus Hub 6 TB USB 3.0 Desktop £124.99 @ Amazon

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Found 1st Feb
Personally I'm not sure I'd trust this to back up my data, but Amazon review averages are 4/5 and £124.99 for 6TB of storage is cheap so hot or not?
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And you wouldn't trust it... why? Because it's Seagate? Give it a rest, been using Seagate drives for a long while and never had one fail on me - got on in my Microserver.
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And you wouldn't trust it... why? Because it's Seagate? Give it a rest, been using Seagate drives for a long while and never had one fail on me - got on in my Microserver.
Tiptop price VS storage

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M0nk3h17 m ago

And you wouldn't trust it... why? Because it's Seagate? Give it a rest, …And you wouldn't trust it... why? Because it's Seagate? Give it a rest, been using Seagate drives for a long while and never had one fail on me - got on in my Microserver.


The only drives ive ever had that have failed have been 3 Seagate drives and one was a external drive that was just a couple of months old. I never buy seagate drives any more and even though its a good price i couldn't trust it. So before giving attitude they have a poor reputation for good reason, they fail just because you have 1 drive in your microserver doesnt mean it wont fail, you should of bought a WD Red or a Hitachi server drive. Just imagine having 6tb of important data and the drive goes down without a backup or this was your backup drive you wouldn't buy another Seagate drive after that. A internal HDD is different from a external as its usually the caddy that fails in my experience.

It has a fair few bad reviews heres a one day old review from Amazon
Failed after very light use. Out of interest I pulled it out of the caddy to try to see if it was just the drive. It was.
Seagate have had a bad press of late and it is unfortunately deserved. The support was dreadful, bounced from pillar to post.
Edited by: "polly69" 1st Feb
bitcoin517 m ago

Tiptop price VS storage [Image]


Is that a fellow burster I see?
yyyaaawwnnnn at anti Seagate brigade.....they make many many millions of drives every year and are only marginally cheaper than que the WD never fail me brigade .....if they were really statistically very inferior then they wouldnt survive

Excellent price of 6tb
Personally just bought a toshiba cos I had a seagate fail 3 years ago and my mate had a WD fail once ..so they are clearly both unreliable
This looks like a device I use except it has for xbox branded all over it but it's the same device. It's an ok device for a cold storage backup I guess. I find it noisy when data write/read is happening. It also has a built in fan humming away. I think it's an SMR drive which might explain the noise and not so fast write speeds.

See it here for xbox version
amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1
What? No Backblaze stats?
CBrooksC42 m ago

Is that a fellow burster I see?


I am happy to say, like yourself, I am one of the *other 22.8%*
This or WD Cloud which is more secure and will keep my personal data save
bitcoin56 m ago

I am happy to say, like yourself, I am one of the *other 22.8%*


Which are the 22.8%?
Has been at this price for a while.. where is the deal?
I have 2 of these, i believe they are SMR, fantastic speeds until the buffer runs out, then they write at about 30MBps... something to bare in mind if you're doing a large initial copy.. other than that, they seem fantastic.
Used seagate for many years and never had a problem, team WD just hate the competition
Can the drive be removed from this or is it soldered in? Any idea what's inside?

EDIT - it's a
It's an Archive HDD ST8000AS0002 - quite a slow drive so not great for sticking in your PC
Edited by: "dwl99" 2nd Feb
Price is good but for those who want to use that with tv it will not work My advice is to try that first in shop if its possible
Can any of you guys who has one of these just look on your power plug for this as my Mrs has got a load of my plugs mixed up & I can't see what voltage & ampage it needs.
Thanks.
Edited by: "cookied" 2nd Feb
M0nk3h20 h, 6 m ago

And you wouldn't trust it... why? Because it's Seagate? Give it a rest, …And you wouldn't trust it... why? Because it's Seagate? Give it a rest, been using Seagate drives for a long while and never had one fail on me - got on in my Microserver.


Because Seagate drives do not had a great reputation for reliability, here is some data:
backblaze.com/blo…17/
polly6921 h, 19 m ago

The only drives ive ever had that have failed have been 3 Seagate drives …The only drives ive ever had that have failed have been 3 Seagate drives and one was a external drive that was just a couple of months old. I never buy seagate drives any more and even though its a good price i couldn't trust it. So before giving attitude they have a poor reputation for good reason, they fail just because you have 1 drive in your microserver doesnt mean it wont fail, you should of bought a WD Red or a Hitachi server drive. Just imagine having 6tb of important data and the drive goes down without a backup or this was your backup drive you wouldn't buy another Seagate drive after that. A internal HDD is different from a external as its usually the caddy that fails in my experience. It has a fair few bad reviews heres a one day old review from AmazonFailed after very light use. Out of interest I pulled it out of the caddy to try to see if it was just the drive. It was.Seagate have had a bad press of late and it is unfortunately deserved. The support was dreadful, bounced from pillar to post.


I would stick to a pen and paper and tin foils hats

Drives fail a lot of the time is down to the users. Nobody ever admits to the drive falling of the desk or them trying to move it when it is writing, or spilling cups of tea on them etc. I have had my fair share of drives fail mostly due to my own fault I have had some drives last 10 years + one I bought back in Nov WD blue lasted a month before it failed.

It is stupid to say one company is worst than another it is a myth. In testing hard drive failure rates rather than 'Story Time' most come out about the same. You have to factor in the year, the technology etc but the rate they fail is does not present this massive gap people believe exists.

This drive is fine it is a good price and anyone buying any storage should always ensure they have a backup.
Edited by: "Redscoped" 2nd Feb
aligibbs13 h, 12 m ago

Because Seagate drives do not had a great reputation for reliability, here …Because Seagate drives do not had a great reputation for reliability, here is some data:https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-2017/


Look about 9 comments up :-)

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I repair laptops and electronics and most of these drives are now made in the same 3 factories but I have to say most of the failed hard drive laptops and desktops ARE Seagate - Toshiba, IBM (Apart from the Deathstar drives of course) and Hitachi are the ones I use now!

There isnt really much between em for backup - As long sas you have a backup of your backups.
Ie Raid mirroring but that is often beyond the average user at home!
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