Seagate Backup Plus Hub, USB 3.0 Desktop, 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Mac with Integrated 2 Port USB Hub 8 TB £172.72​ & 6 TB £135.89 with 2 years Warranty @ Ebuyer
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Seagate Backup Plus Hub, USB 3.0 Desktop, 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Mac with Integrated 2 Port USB Hub 8 TB £172.72​ & 6 TB £135.89 with 2 years Warranty @ Ebuyer

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Found 8th Sep 2017
Currently both drives cheapest at Ebuyer

Seagate Backup Plus Hub, USB 3.0 Desktop, 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Mac with Integrated 2 Port USB Hub

8 TB £172.72

6 TB £135.89

2 years Warranty

@ Ebuyer


  • 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

Performance
- Interface Transfer Rate: 5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0) / 480 Mbps (USB 2.0)

Expansion & Connectivity
- Interfaces: 2 x USB 3.0 ( output ) 1 x USB 3.0 ( input )

Power
- Power Source: Included AC adapter

Software & System Requirements
- Software Included: Seagate Dashboard, NTFS driver for Mac
- OS Required: Microsoft Windows 7 or later, Apple MacOS X 10.9 or later

Miscellaneous
- Cables Included: 1 x USB 3.0 cable - 1.2 m
- Localisation: EMEA

Manufacturer Warranty
- Service & Support: Limited warranty - 2 years

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Original Poster
8 TB Comparison
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6 TB Comparison
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Looks like it requires power adapter.. if only it was just USB
Edited by: "linhang90" 8th Sep 2017
i paid £119.99 for 8 tb version on amazon ,it is very good and fast,
FYI - the backup plus hub doesn't compatible with PS4
bozkurt18812 h, 14 m ago

i paid £119.99 for 8 tb version on amazon ,it is very good and fast,

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I think these are good drives inside now, a disk very similar to Barracuda Pro but less warranty and a few other differences. I believe they had to ditch SMR archive drives to compete with WD's helium 8TB Red in the MyBook.
Yes, have several, acquired whenever promotion and all working as archives with no problems encountered.
bozkurt18817 h, 11 m ago

i paid £119.99 for 8 tb version on amazon ,it is very good and fast,

Lies!!!! Was it on HUKD???
Except he did though. I got one at that price too.

The Camel is telling porkies
bozkurt188117 h, 8 m ago

i paid £119.99 for 8 tb version on amazon ,it is very good and fast,



ianbeany38 m ago

Except he did though. I got one at that price too.The Camel is telling …Except he did though. I got one at that price too.The Camel is telling porkies



I've always been put off these drives due to "Airflow Temperature" errors being reported, it stopped me buying one when I could have got it for £165. Have you two checked the Airflow Temperature readings on your drives?

iz1234567899 h, 57 m ago

Lies!!!! Was it on HUKD???



delboyd51 m ago

Except you didn't, did …Except you didn't, did you?https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Seagate-Backup-Desktop-External-Integrated/product/B01IAD5ZC6



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TickingTock2 h, 32 m ago

I've always been put off these drives due to "Airflow Temperature" errors …I've always been put off these drives due to "Airflow Temperature" errors being reported, it stopped me buying one when I could have got it for £165. Have you two checked the Airflow Temperature readings on your drives?https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-8tb-backup-plus-hub-external-hard-drive-11999-amazon-prime-day-2737548?page=3


I too had this problem when looking in HDTunePro that the airflow sensor was showing an error. Seems like a software issue to me why it is reading airflow as an error, as the manual states the drive can operate in up to 90 degrees ambient temperature.

The temperature that matters in hard drive software is the actual temperature of the hard drive itself. As long as this is below 60 degrees it is within specs. Check page 3 of the manual for the 8tb archive drives in these units:
seagate.com/www…pdf

Check the specs showing in my software:
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CrystalDiskInfo is fine, whilst HDTunePro fails to recognise that the drive is within the 90 degrees range so is within spec.

A lot of the amazon 8tb specific reviews are with people reporting this and sending the units back, everything is fine though. As long as you do a full sector test (will take roughly 12 hours) with Segate's Seatools to confirm it is functioning fine out the box it's all good.

Hope this helps someone worried about this particular model of hard drives.
iz12345678913 h, 19 m ago

Lies!!!! Was it on HUKD???


It's the truth. I got two myself and sold my old 4TBs. I think £172 is far too much.
linhang9022 h, 10 m ago

Looks like it requires power adapter.. if only it was just USB


It's a desktop HDD...of course it has an adapter. Where are you going to find a 8tb portable HDD???
Seagate = rubbish!
Enjoy your brick, you get what you pay for, never again for me, they USED to be good now they just create cheap tat which randomly dies on you at any given random time be it weeks or months.
imprimis5 h, 16 m ago

Seagate = rubbish!Enjoy your brick, you get what you pay for, never again …Seagate = rubbish!Enjoy your brick, you get what you pay for, never again for me, they USED to be good now they just create cheap tat which randomly dies on you at any given random time be it weeks or months.


Over the last 25 years i've purchased drives from pretty much everyone, in some cases in volume, in that time each and every OEM has cocked up at some point, be it bait and switch, firmware issues/controller issues, random death's, dodgy head parking issues/head crashes or a multitude of other issues, I ended up having it out with IBM's head of UK CS after a 75% failure rate on drives, they replaced them in some cases 3 times with larger units, after that they made the most reliable drives in the market. Seagate had a problem, it was several generations ago and hasn't been repeated, get over it.
benjai9 h, 29 m ago

It's the truth. I got two myself and sold my old 4TBs. I think £172 is far …It's the truth. I got two myself and sold my old 4TBs. I think £172 is far too much.


Yep it was on Prime day, I got it from Amazon from £180 just days before so bought again for £120 and returned the £180 one
Avalon-One2 h, 17 m ago

Seagate had a problem, it was several generations ago and hasn't been …Seagate had a problem, it was several generations ago and hasn't been repeated, get over it.


Seagate are crap, get over it and a quick look around the internet backs me up on that including all the stress tests.

as for "several" generations ago, well I wouldn't call 17 months ago 'several' generations, on top of that I bought a prebuilt PC which by default had a seagate drive, took 9 months before it started to spaz out.

Anyway buy what you want, enjoy your door wedge.
X-Cell9 h, 0 m ago

Yep it was on Prime day, I got it from Amazon from £180 just days before …Yep it was on Prime day, I got it from Amazon from £180 just days before so bought again for £120 and returned the £180 one

That explains it. Amazon charge full price and a discount then added for that kind of deal
linhang908th Sep

Looks like it requires power adapter.. if only it was just USB



At the moment it is extremely hard (if exist) to find a portable (powered via USB) HDD at this size, especially ready stock at this price.
Edited by: "pantaiema" 11th Sep 2017
imprimis10th Sep

Seagate are crap, get over it and a quick look around the internet backs …Seagate are crap, get over it and a quick look around the internet backs me up on that including all the stress tests.as for "several" generations ago, well I wouldn't call 17 months ago 'several' generations, on top of that I bought a prebuilt PC which by default had a seagate drive, took 9 months before it started to spaz out.Anyway buy what you want, enjoy your door wedge.


If by 'get over it' you mean ignore actual data then i'd rather not. You're suggesting 'the internet' is your source of definitive data but fail to cite a single source other than your pre-built PC having issues after 9 months. How about providing some decent data to back up your assertion, ideally not based on your single drive in a pre-built PC. Take Backblaze for example, Seagate have seen a considerable improvement, arguably depending on how you wish to interpret the data they're a better bet than WD at preset.

For the record I usually buy HGST/WD, I have no axe to grind, other than a dislike for people who base opinions on things that happened in what can only be described in technological timescales as ancient history. Every OEM has issues from time to time - Intel, OCZ, IBM/Hitachi/HGST, WD, AMD, apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Crucial, Kingston... You name it, they've all dropped the ball at some point.
Edited by: "Avalon-One" 22nd Nov 2017
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