Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB External Desktop Hard Drive £179.99 @ Maplin
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Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB External Desktop Hard Drive £179.99 @ Maplin

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Found 22nd May 2017
Very good price for the capacity.

I'll grab some popcorn whilst I wait for the failure rate moaners to crawl out of the woodwork...

Also worth noting this is available from Argos for the same price and they will soon give you a free £10.00 voucher for your troubles

*popcorn not included
- spannerzone
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Bilbo1968

Can I just be the first to moan about the failure rate of these...



I'm glad you mentioned it! I will consider splitting my 8tb of data across 2000 4GB memory sticks to reduce the risk of data loss X)
Can I just be the first to moan about the failure rate of these...
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Can I just be the first to moan about the failure rate of these...
Bilbo1968

Can I just be the first to moan about the failure rate of these...



I'm glad you mentioned it! I will consider splitting my 8tb of data across 2000 4GB memory sticks to reduce the risk of data loss X)
dh12g09

I'm glad you mentioned it! I will consider splitting my 8tb of data … I'm glad you mentioned it! I will consider splitting my 8tb of data across 2000 4GB memory sticks to reduce the risk of data loss X)



I'd definitely think about getting some 8GB ones. Just incase.
This is a good price,it was over £200 pre Christmas,and no it hasn't failed yet!
Seagate have/had a high failure rate Call Moan
8TB backup - just add another 2TB and you can back up a human brain
You'll need 2 if these for redundancy...it's a Seagate
SleepyChris

You'll need 2 if these for redundancy...it's a Seagate



Ah the oldies are the best...
16tb round the corner. Getting crazy.
SleepyChris

You'll need 2 if these for redundancy...it's a Seagate


I buy all my drives in pairs whatever the brand. It's simpler
is it too late to vent some more seagate hate? get a wd or a samsung if you care about your data/scantily clad pictures of shaved felines
Is this a 5 minute arguement or the full half hour?

Heat from me, I'm now waiting for someone to suggest we use 5,555,555.56 1.44mb floppies instead of wasting money on this.

Edited by: "spannerzone" 22nd May 2017
bouncy99

is it too late to vent some more seagate hate? get a wd or a samsung … is it too late to vent some more seagate hate? get a wd or a samsung if you care about your data/scantily clad pictures of shaved felines


8TB of scantily clad pictures of shaved felines is something new to think about, or maybe best not
Edited by: "jasee" 22nd May 2017
spannerzone

Is this a 5 minute arguement or the full half hour?Heat from me, I'm now … Is this a 5 minute arguement or the full half hour?Heat from me, I'm now waiting for someone to suggest we use 5,555,555.56 1.44mb floppies instead of wasting money on this.


are you mad, surely anybody worth their salt would express an 8tb hard drive in 2.22222222 × 10 to the power of 10 360byte 5 1/4 floppy disks.
jasee

8TB of scantily clad pictures of shaved felines is something new to think … 8TB of scantily clad pictures of shaved felines is something new to think about, or maybe best not


you know you love shaved feline
bouncy99

are you mad, surely anybody worth their salt would express an 8tb hard … are you mad, surely anybody worth their salt would express an 8tb hard drive in 2.22222222 × 10 to the power of 10 360byte 5 1/4 floppy disks.


Well firstly, yes. Yes I am mad, second you are correct about the 5/14 diskettes and forth, what happened to third?
bouncy99

are you mad, surely anybody worth their salt would express an 8tb hard … are you mad, surely anybody worth their salt would express an 8tb hard drive in 2.22222222 × 10 to the power of 10 360byte 5 1/4 floppy disks.


Kb not bytes (even then)!
jasee

Kb not bytes (even then)!


you have me there oops
jasee

I buy all my drives in pairs whatever the brand. It's simpler



Yeah I get that...you shouldn't rely on 1 drive regardless of the make...they all fail eventually
spannerzone

Well firstly, yes. Yes I am mad, second you are correct about the 5/14 … Well firstly, yes. Yes I am mad, second you are correct about the 5/14 diskettes and forth, what happened to third?

the only answer.....shaved feline storage
bouncy99

the only answer.....shaved feline storage


hmmm I see... somehow that makes complete sense.
Seems cheap, I want one of these for my Xbox! Heat added!
Bilbo1968

Can I just be the first to moan about the failure rate of these...



This particular drive or some Seagate from the past, used outside it's comfort zone and then using poor quality statistical analysis to prove something that's irrelevant for 99.9% of users?

For the record, mine (and I have my data elsewhere) has been running 24x7 for 5 months without issue.

This particular drive with the extra ports, if like me, you've got it plugged into the single available USB3 port on your machine.

I've found mine to be so good, I'm seriously tempted to pick up a second, was looking last night, when I stumbled on this offer.

mike
This or a 3rd Xbox one?
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Bilbo1968

Can I just be the first to moan about the failure rate of these...



and the fact they are shingled disks ... yuck.
mbuckhurst

This particular drive or some Seagate from the past, used outside it's … This particular drive or some Seagate from the past, used outside it's comfort zone and then using poor quality statistical analysis to prove something that's irrelevant for 99.9% of users?For the record, mine (and I have my data elsewhere) has been running 24x7 for 5 months without issue.This particular drive with the extra ports, if like me, you've got it plugged into the single available USB3 port on your machine.I've found mine to be so good, I'm seriously tempted to pick up a second, was looking last night, when I stumbled on this offer.mike



Can you please run CrystalDiskInfo or HD Tune and check "Airflow Temperature"?
This isn't something that is checked by many people when buying a new drive and a lot of people who have checked it say it fails.
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aLV426

This or a 3rd Xbox one?



Why so many xbox's? Do what I did and wire your house with a matrix xbox, sky, blue ray etc in any room you like.
No one has said "that's a lot of porn" yet.

That's a lot of porn.
friar_chris

No one has said "that's a lot of porn" yet.That's a lot of porn.



Probably enough to watch 24/7 for a year with no repeats assuming SD.

(Sits back and waits for someone else to do the sums on this one and give a HD, 3D and 4K comparison....)
nige182

Probably enough to watch 24/7 for a year with no repeats assuming … Probably enough to watch 24/7 for a year with no repeats assuming SD.(Sits back and waits for someone else to do the sums on this one and give a HD, 3D and 4K comparison....)



5200 hours of SD (sadly only going to cover you for 2/3 of a year but once you factor in rest breaks I think it would do!)
394 hours of 720p (24 frames a second)
236 hours of 1080p (24 frames a second)
185 hours of 1080p 3D (24 frames a second)
64 hours of 4k
OrribleHarry

Why so many xbox's? Do what I did and wire your house with a matrix Why so many xbox's? Do what I did and wire your house with a matrix xbox, sky, blue ray etc in any room you like.


I have the whole house networked and I am actually running out of IP addresses! I like to have everyone capable of independent viewing/surfing/gaming...
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aLV426

I have the whole house networked and I am actually running out of IP … I have the whole house networked and I am actually running out of IP addresses! I like to have everyone capable of independent viewing/surfing/gaming...



Increase DHCP scope or use TomatoUSB and add additional DHCP pools for "zones" .
HIGH FAILURE RATE AND NOISY DRIVE WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT
kick_u_in_the_nuts

HIGH FAILURE RATE AND NOISY DRIVE WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT



For you to get a keyboard without a caps lock....
dh12g09

5200 hours of SD (sadly only going to cover you for 2/3 of a year but … 5200 hours of SD (sadly only going to cover you for 2/3 of a year but once you factor in rest breaks I think it would do!)394 hours of 720p (24 frames a second)236 hours of 1080p (24 frames a second)185 hours of 1080p 3D (24 frames a second)64 hours of 4k


THATS A LOT OF PORN!
kick_u_in_the_nuts

HIGH FAILURE RATE AND NOISY DRIVE WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT


porn storage?
dh12g09

5200 hours of SD (sadly only going to cover you for 2/3 of a year but … 5200 hours of SD (sadly only going to cover you for 2/3 of a year but once you factor in rest breaks I think it would do!)394 hours of 720p (24 frames a second)236 hours of 1080p (24 frames a second)185 hours of 1080p 3D (24 frames a second)64 hours of 4k

is that 1080p 3d two frames at 1080p, or side by side, or top and bottom also, does it include telemetry for a creepy pair of accessories that you can probably get from somewhere on the net?


Edited by: "bouncy99" 24th May 2017
Has anyone bought and received their item?
TickingTock

Can you please run CrystalDiskInfo or HD Tune and check "Airflow … Can you please run CrystalDiskInfo or HD Tune and check "Airflow Temperature"?This isn't something that is checked by many people when buying a new drive and a lot of people who have checked it say it fails.



Airflow temp on mine from both is reported as 55. Similarly for drive temperatures roughly the same. However, the disk must be surrounded by Kingspan, because it's no where near those temperatures when you touch the case - I'm guessing an incorrect smart value.

Incidentally my WD 8TB, is reporting airflow of 33, disk temperature of 181 degrees, so I'm not sure how much to trust either pieces of software.

Neither drive is active, and if they were mostly they're using robocopy to mirror their data, so both would be seeing similar activity.

Incidentally both drives are supposed to handle 60 degree temperatures, according to their manufacturers, so I'll not worry about a 55 degree spike.

mike
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