Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8 TB 179.99 Amazon
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Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8 TB 179.99 Amazon

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Found 29th Apr 2017
Incredible price drop today on these 8TB units.
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jasee

And so many eggs in one basket.....



Absolutely true. That's why I recently bought 250 32GB USB drives instead of one 8TB drive. Massively inconvenient but at least I'll only lose what's on an individual 32GB drive if it dies.
That's a lotta porn
GwanGy

great price for 8tb £22.50 per Gigabyte



£180,000? Yikes.
cjhilton49

So is life!



Yeah but you can increase your odds by not smoking, not motorcycling and not Seagate...ing
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Fab price..........but as always it's a gamble
That's a lotta porn
great price for 8tb £22.50 per Gigabyte
Same price at Argos
cburns

Fab price..........but as always it's a gamble



So is life!
cjhilton49

So is life!



Yeah but you can increase your odds by not smoking, not motorcycling and not Seagate...ing
ipsa

That's a lotta porn


And so many eggs in one basket.....
Edited by: "jasee" 29th Apr 2017
Apparently this is the drive inside...
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Which is a SMR drive according to Seagate.
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But about £50 cheaper than buying it as an internal drive.
GwanGy

great price for 8tb £22.50 per Gigabyte



£180,000? Yikes.
jasee

And so many eggs in one basket.....



Absolutely true. That's why I recently bought 250 32GB USB drives instead of one 8TB drive. Massively inconvenient but at least I'll only lose what's on an individual 32GB drive if it dies.
Botchulism

Absolutely true. That's why I recently bought 250 32GB USB drives instead … Absolutely true. That's why I recently bought 250 32GB USB drives instead of one 8TB drive. Massively inconvenient but at least I'll only lose what's on an individual 32GB drive if it dies.


Haha
Seagate drives are not very reliable, ive had 3 drives totally fail and they have all been seagates the last one was one of there external 1tb it failed in 2 weeks. Im affraid its to big of a risk to store 8tb of data on a Seagate drive thats why they are cheap.
polly69

Seagate drives are not very reliable, ive had 3 drives totally fail and … Seagate drives are not very reliable, ive had 3 drives totally fail and they have all been seagates the last one was one of there external 1tb it failed in 2 weeks. Im affraid its to big of a risk to store 8tb of data on a Seagate drive thats why they are cheap.



The obligatory Seagate fail post.
GwanGy

great price for 8tb £22.50 per Gigabyte



Per gigabyte? Do you mean tb?
Mr.No

The obligatory Seagate fail post.



I'll second polly69's post though...used maxtor, wd, Hitachi and Seagate drives myself and only had failures from seagates. The other drives survived long enough for my data to make it into a bigger drive as and when required. OK, my Seagate failures were a number of years ago but I just wouldn't trust my data with them after my experiences. They may have moved on and be producing more reliable drives now...but I don't really fancy testing that with my data thanks.
deleted57959

People have been saying this since the 1GB drives came out in the 90's... … People have been saying this since the 1GB drives came out in the 90's... Moores Law means we have to move and adapt.


You fell for it
Someone inevitably says this whenever anyone posts a post about a largish drive!
It's a Seagate thread - it's going to bring out the Seagate haters. It's about a [for now] large drive - it's going to bring out the large drive haters.

WD threads bring out the WD haters.

In reality there's nothing to choose between WD and Seagate. Both have occasional failures. Such is life.
jasee

You fell for itSomeone inevitably says this whenever anyone posts a post … You fell for itSomeone inevitably says this whenever anyone posts a post about a largish drive!


Also, Moore's Law has nothing to do with Hard Drives, and is bogus.
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Edited by: "friar_chris" 30th Apr 2017
Newbold

It's a Seagate thread - it's going to bring out the Seagate haters. It's … It's a Seagate thread - it's going to bring out the Seagate haters. It's about a [for now] large drive - it's going to bring out the large drive haters.WD threads bring out the WD haters.In reality there's nothing to choose between WD and Seagate. Both have occasional failures. Such is life.



​I remember when everyone used to hate WD drives so bought all Seagate.

Eventually everyone now buying WD as they age will start dying off and people will start to moan about WD more.


As for the deal - there is a dual 8TB out there with WD Reds, and the drives are removable thus can be warranties separately.


This drive is £50 cheaper than the next cheapest internal. If you want a bunch its cheaper to buy these to remove (thus no warranty) and use the savings to "self warranty" at a later (and cheaper) date.
jasee

And so many eggs in one basket.....


Only if you're doing it wrong.
MrHot

I remember when everyone used to hate WD drives so bought all Seagate.


The hate is usually due to people taking the likes of Backblaze failure reports at face value without any insight or understanding of the limited amount of information released.

HDD manufacturers are all largely the same. I have mostly WDs now with a couple of Seagates, but the opposite used to be true, and could be again if Seagate drives come up on offer more often.

As I alluded to above, if your data storage/backup regime cannot cope with a drive failure, you're doing it wrong.
I bought a 6tb without the hub last year from Argos when it was £129.99 . I was a bit worried with Seagate's reputation for reliability plus the new smr technology but so far no problems at all. The only thing is it is a bit slow to write to and it seems to be spinning constantly unlike my other externals which sleep when not in use.
jasee

And so many eggs in one basket.....



And the clue is in the name "BACKUP"

Use it as a backup drive, another copy of data stored elsewhere.....
Having a backup method in place is often mentioned in threads like these without ever being expanded on.

What form of backup are people using for non-crital media files that total 30-40TB+?

Unraid is one I've heard about and may consider.

Thanks.
Uridium

And the clue is in the name "BACKUP" Use it as a backup drive, another … And the clue is in the name "BACKUP" Use it as a backup drive, another copy of data stored elsewhere.....


My post was a JOKE
cheekster

Having a backup method in place is often mentioned in threads like these … Having a backup method in place is often mentioned in threads like these without ever being expanded on.What form of backup are people using for non-crital media files that total 30-40TB+?Unraid is one I've heard about and may consider.Thanks.


30-40 TB of non critical media files, I wouldn't back up unless you've got money to burn on a second set of storage to back up to. You should still have the original media to fall back on. As is always the case you always need to buy twice the amount of disk you need, 1 for storage, 1 for backup. Ideally another copy in the cloud or offsite.

Unraid as per all other RAID solutions is there to provide disk redundancy for higher availability . RAID is never a backup method
jasee

My post was a JOKE


Fair enough
Will this work with a PS4?
polly69

Seagate drives are not very reliable, ive had 3 drives totally fail and … Seagate drives are not very reliable, ive had 3 drives totally fail and they have all been seagates the last one was one of there external 1tb it failed in 2 weeks. Im affraid its to big of a risk to store 8tb of data on a Seagate drive thats why they are cheap.



I've had quite a few seagates, ranging from 120gb upto a 6tb, and never had an issue with any of them
TomBoyNI

Will this work with a PS4?



USB connectivity so no reason why not
Uridium

USB connectivity so no reason why not



I read somewhere that the PS4 doesn't like Huns drives. So for example the expansion drive works no problems but I haven't heard any reports on this one.
bought two thanks op
Rkp

bought two thanks op


your discutssing it, Thank you
GwanGy

great price for 8tb £22.50 per Gigabyte


I hope you didn't pay £180,000 for your HDD? That's definitely not a bargain!

I read somewhere that the PS4 doesn't like Huns drives


Ermmm ... Seagate is an American co.?
SleepyChris

I'll second polly69's post though...used maxtor, wd, Hitachi and Seagate … I'll second polly69's post though...used maxtor, wd, Hitachi and Seagate drives myself and only had failures from seagates. The other drives survived long enough for my data to make it into a bigger drive as and when required. OK, my Seagate failures were a number of years ago but I just wouldn't trust my data with them after my experiences. They may have moved on and be producing more reliable drives now...but I don't really fancy testing that with my data thanks.


To be fair I have had Maxtor fail as well...
JoeSpur

To be fair I have had Maxtor fail as well...



I guess they will all have a failure rate but my experience (admittedly a very small sample) says don't get another Seagate...I'd feel stupid if I did and I had another failure. Same reason I'd never buy another Peugeot car, Honda car or Asus tablet. I'll probably run out of manufacturers eventually and have to live like a hermit.
polly69

Seagate drives are not very reliable, ive had 3 drives totally fail and … Seagate drives are not very reliable, ive had 3 drives totally fail and they have all been seagates the last one was one of there external 1tb it failed in 2 weeks. Im affraid its to big of a risk to store 8tb of data on a Seagate drive thats why they are cheap.



Then you've been unlucky. I've been running SeagateMedia drives for years and never had a failure. Currently 12 of my 24 drives in my media server are 8TB archive drives and they have been faultless.

Seagate and WD reliable for me, whether internal or external. Toshiba internal in last year proved most unreliable with 6 fails !
got mine today, have been copying from my usb 2.0 port laptop(old & slow) since 7-8 hours from my other 1tb seagate (4 year old)... it is slightly heated but lesser then my 1tb segate... so overall happy withit.... will use this as a backup hdd... as losing 8tb of data will be heart breaking..... it is still running and probably will keep it on for another 2-3 days...
bought from argos and and used 10 gbp voucher on chromecast so all sorted out.

Edited by: "Rkp" 2nd May 2017
forgot to mention... maybe will get topcashback £2.5 plus 1.05% too.... i guess £2.5 is by invitation only on first transaction.
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