Seagate Backup Plus Hub 6 TB USB 3.0 Desktop, 3.5 inch External Hard Drive with Integrated 2 Port USB 3.0 Hub £124.99 @ Amazon UK
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Seagate Backup Plus Hub 6 TB USB 3.0 Desktop, 3.5 inch External Hard Drive with Integrated 2 Port USB 3.0 Hub £124.99 @ Amazon UK

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Found 2nd Jan
  • Seagate Backup Plus Hub 6 TB USB 3.0 Desktop, 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Mac with Integrated 2 Port USB Hub
  • Two integrated high-speed USB 3.0 ports on the front allow you to connect and recharge your other USB devices
  • Formatted for Windows computers out of the box
  • Install the provided NTFS driver for Mac and use the drive interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without reformatting
  • Install the free Seagate Mobile Backup app on an iOS or Android mobile device, and back up all of the photos and videos from your device to your Seagate drive or to the cloud
  • Warranty: 2 years. The Backup Plus Hub is compatible with Mac and Windows.
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bad reviews .... you need these to be spot on to look after your data, this one will not, read reviews before purchase

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Edited by: "psmith1958" 2nd Jan
psmith19581 h, 56 m ago

bad reviews .... you need these to be spot on to look after your data, …bad reviews .... you need these to be spot on to look after your data, this one will not, read reviews before purchasehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Backup-Desktop-External-Integrated/product-reviews/B01IAD5ZEE/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&reviewerType=all_reviews#reviews-filter-bar


76% voted either 4 or 5 star, that's good enough for me
Nice to put your cuppa on though.
Bought for £120 a few days ago. I don't want to tempt fate, but on the face of things it's all working fine for me. No errors on CHKDSK. The only issue I've had is that the software it comes with (which I'm not fussed about using) doesn't recognise it - Windows 10 hasn't had any issue with it.
Edited by: "tenohfive" 2nd Jan
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I have the 8 Tb version but wont work through USB 2.0 on Windows 8.1, possibly on other Windows versions too. Seagate tech support were not much help with this. I believe this issue has been found by reviews of this drive. Other than that it's fine, bit noisy though.
I bought the 8TB version. Great for an additional photo storage and iPhone backup, but I could not get the Mac compatibility service to work. If you buy it as a cheap external storage, that’s exactly what it is
Too risky with Seagate
Got deal! Thanks for posting heat added!
Had the 8TB version since it went on sale on Black Friday, been fine ever since.
Fingers crossed of course.
Tomjaz42 m ago

Too risky with Seagate


This reflects my experience with seagate drives over a couple of decades. I have replaced 3 drives from them since I built a server in 2013. All under warranty fortunately but it is still a pain.
Letrions1 h, 44 m ago

I’m not convinced by amazon reviews but backblaze seem to think it is p …I’m not convinced by amazon reviews but backblaze seem to think it is pretty good https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q3-2017/


I would always trust Backblaze's results over Amazon customer reviews (which ever way it was leaning).

I have 2 of these that i bought last week @ £139.99 but with the 20% off deal from Ebay so i got that at about the same price.. No complaints so far.. They've both been loaded up with 5.5TB of data and had it all read back from at least once. No problems. no noise.
Ordered for the company, thank you
I bought the 8TB and formatted it for Mac for use with Time Machine. All is good except when the Mac wakes up from sleep it complains that I haven't safely disconnected the drive. I had that before with a portable USB drive, but I thought that this one would be OK as it has its own power supply. There's loads of discussion of this problem on Mac forums, but no clear solution or consensus as to whether it's Apple's fault or the drive manufacturer's fault. Something to be aware of if you're thinking of using it with a Mac.
AVOID SEAGATE. No care for customers, their drives ALL fail. Had one go on me, just clicks. Hardly any use - was just a backup drive.
Bought the 6TB edition last week - considered reformatting to exfat for easy mac/PC compatibility but the supplied Paragon drivers seem work fine reading and writing NTFS via my macbook (so far at least). Another point of note, I upgraded my legacy USB 2 ports on my desktop PC with this USB 3.0 riser card for £3.99, sidestepping the known hub issue. The effect is pretty useful as you can daisy chain external drives even when the main seagate is dismounted the hub works. I'm more than content with it so far.
Taz152910 m ago

AVOID SEAGATE. No care for customers, their drives ALL fail. Had one go on …AVOID SEAGATE. No care for customers, their drives ALL fail. Had one go on me, just clicks. Hardly any use - was just a backup drive.


You honestly believe WD are any better? Avoid Toshiba though ;-p
...a further observation, don't use it in the illustrated upright orientation. It's simply not stable enough, one knock to your desk and it will topple - and if the plates are spinning at the time, kiss your data goodbye. Much more safer lying flat, and still looks fine imo!
Thanks to original post. At this price gotta be worth a go. Have ordered one
Edited by: "jonboy300" 2nd Jan
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Sols1 h, 56 m ago

...a further observation, don't use it in the illustrated upright …...a further observation, don't use it in the illustrated upright orientation. It's simply not stable enough, one knock to your desk and it will topple - and if the plates are spinning at the time, kiss your data goodbye. Much more safer lying flat, and still looks fine imo!


Sound advice but laying flat it has unfortunately no rubberised feet so can slide.
Mine has failed since buying it on black friday for 114.99 from Maplin, could have been a power surge but who knows?
i_need_bargains1 h, 2 m ago

Sound advice but laying flat it has unfortunately no rubberised feet so …Sound advice but laying flat it has unfortunately no rubberised feet so can slide.


naaa, just plop some blu-tack on the corners.
I have had 2 x 3TB Seagates go down. Will never buy another Seagate...Rather buy Toshiba or WD..
Taz15296 h, 44 m ago

AVOID SEAGATE. No care for customers, their drives ALL fail. Had one go on …AVOID SEAGATE. No care for customers, their drives ALL fail. Had one go on me, just clicks. Hardly any use - was just a backup drive.



So, from your personal sample size of one drive, you deduced that all drives from the seagate factory will fail?

OK, thanks for sharing your wisdom on statistics.
Taz15297 h, 6 m ago

AVOID SEAGATE. No care for customers, their drives ALL fail. Had one go on …AVOID SEAGATE. No care for customers, their drives ALL fail. Had one go on me, just clicks. Hardly any use - was just a backup drive.


I highly doubt they ALL fail otherwise they'd be out of business. Your experience (or reading of Amazon reviews) has obviously lead to negative thoughts on Seagate. I've had many drives both WD, Seagate and Toshiba. Never had a problem with Seagate or Toshiba but had quite a few failures with WD. And furthermore their customer service wants me to pay stupid shipping charges when Amazon can exchange it for free... That's my experience but it'll vary from person to person
I've had Seagates go bad causing the computer to become unbootable.
One solution that can work is to plug the Seagate drive into an external usb3. adapter and power the drive from an internal power plug.

That makes the pc bootable and you have a better chance using recovery software.
At least it gets you some of the way.
Taz152915 h, 44 m ago

AVOID SEAGATE. No care for customers, their drives ALL fail. Had one go on …AVOID SEAGATE. No care for customers, their drives ALL fail. Had one go on me, just clicks. Hardly any use - was just a backup drive.


On a long enough timeline all mechanical storage fails, it's just the nature of it.

These are good for quick and dirty backups, but remember, an on-site backup isn't a backup. If you have data you actually care about you wouldn't keep it on a mechanical storage device next to your computer.
Edited by: "ollie87" 3rd Jan
I have the old 6tb without the usb sockets got it from Argos about 18 months ago and have had no problems, since then I got the 8tb with usb hubs had it about 6 months also no problems.
One thing I have noticed is they only spin down when you turn the pc off I only realised this when I ran hd tune, the temps seem higher than other external drives which spin down when not in use. I was worried about seagates reputation but apart from these I only have one other seagate drive which is a 500gb must be about 10 years old and still ok. I have got double backups of everything even stuff I'm not really bothered about it's nice to have so much storage to spare. With my own experiece I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one if I needed to.
i have a WD my cloud, is this able to back-up this data easily if plugged into it?
no longer available from amazon
chrisbarker12nd Jan

76% voted either 4 or 5 star, that's good enough for me


75% of people probably review on the same week of purchase too, so not necessarily reliable stats.

I know people get all fanboish about hard drive brands but there is actually quite good evidence from one of the cloud providers that Seagate make the least reliable drives.
Ego-X1 h, 40 m ago

75% of people probably review on the same week of purchase too, so not …75% of people probably review on the same week of purchase too, so not necessarily reliable stats.I know people get all fanboish about hard drive brands but there is actually quite good evidence from one of the cloud providers that Seagate make the least reliable drives.


Got good reviews on other review sites, also Maplin it has 4.5, to much of a coincidence I think.
chrisbarker12 h, 35 m ago

Got good reviews on other review sites, also Maplin it has 4.5, to much of …Got good reviews on other review sites, also Maplin it has 4.5, to much of a coincidence I think.


The same point applies to all retailers though. Most people review within the first week of purchase which means the 4.5 figure is just a measure of DOAs.
Letrions2nd Jan

I’m not convinced by amazon reviews but backblaze seem to think it is p …I’m not convinced by amazon reviews but backblaze seem to think it is pretty good https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q3-2017/


I've never heard of BackBlaze before, it's good then? (genuine question). :-)
bankbandit3rd Jan

So, from your personal sample size of one drive, you deduced that all …So, from your personal sample size of one drive, you deduced that all drives from the seagate factory will fail? OK, thanks for sharing your wisdom on statistics.


Is google that hard to use? extremetech.com/g00…a=1
Taz15291 h, 36 m ago

Is google that hard to use? …Is google that hard to use? https://www.extremetech.com/g00/extreme/222267-seagate-faces-lawsuit-over-3tb-hard-drive-failure-rates?i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvLnVrLw==&i10c.ua=1


So, from your personal experience of a 6-year old model, you deduced that all drives from the seagate factory, to this day, will fail?

Thanks for also sharing your wisdom on relevance.

I happened to be around when seagate were going through the debacle with the problematic product series, but I (presumably unlike you) did my due diligence, and promptly went with HGST for 3TB sizes.

It's now 2018, may be it's time you let go of a 6 year grudge, and lived up a little?

With your googling tip, I managed to find this to help you get through the rest of 2018.
bankbandit11 h, 7 m ago

So, from your personal experience of a 6-year old model, you deduced that …So, from your personal experience of a 6-year old model, you deduced that all drives from the seagate factory, to this day, will fail?Thanks for also sharing your wisdom on relevance.I happened to be around when seagate were going through the debacle with the problematic product series, but I (presumably unlike you) did my due diligence, and promptly went with HGST for 3TB sizes.It's now 2018, may be it's time you let go of a 6 year grudge, and lived up a little?With your googling tip, I managed to find this to help you get through the rest of 2018.


Yes, Seagate have and always will be rubbish. Perhaps you should get a degree in your smartness.
amour3k4th Jan

I've never heard of BackBlaze before, it's good then? (genuine question). …I've never heard of BackBlaze before, it's good then? (genuine question). :-)


Sorry for delay. Think they are fairly typical cloud backup provider, I am mostly interested in them because they publish statistics on the thousands of drives they go through.
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