Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 £54.99 @ Amazon (Additional PS4/Xbox One Storage?)
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Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 £54.99 @ Amazon (Additional PS4/Xbox One Storage?)

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Found 4th Dec 2014Made hot 4th Dec 2014
This could be used as an additional storage device for a PS4 or Xbox One to store and play games from!

The USB 3.0 is backwards compatible so it will work with USB 2.0 & USB 1.0 devices!

£69.99 @ Maplin maplin.co.uk/p/s…9jl

£62.39 @ Ebuyer ebuyer.com/384…200

£59.99 @ Argos argos.co.uk/sta…JUN

£59.95 @ Dabs dabs.com/pro…tml

Box Contains:
Seagate Expansion drive
Power Cable
18" USB 3.0 cable
Quick Start Guide
2 Year Limited Warranty

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Original Poster

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This ones not the one for ps4 too big( physically) for PS4 although it will work externally with Xbone
Edited by: "DavieDeal" 4th Dec 2014

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I think this needs its own power supply.. Portable hdds are more convenient for additional console storage.

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DexMorgan

I think this needs its own power supply.. Portable hdds are more … I think this needs its own power supply.. Portable hdds are more convenient for additional console storage.


This comes with a power cable and a USB cable. You just plug them in and the HDD is ready to go!

Edited by: "trimax" 4th Dec 2014

I believe paypal are currently doing £10 off £50 at argos so would be £49.99 there.

what speed is the drive

Original Poster

mrb30

what speed is the drive


From reviews a lot of people get 200-250Mbps via USB 3.0 which isn't bad considering the HDD is 7200rpm
Edited by: "trimax" 4th Dec 2014

mrb30

what speed is the drive


I have several its 7200 RPM

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alan2simms

I have several its 7200 RPM



Oh I didn't know that! Very good drive then for extra games on a Xbox One!

trimax

From reviews a lot of people get 200-250Mbps via USB 3.0 which isn't bad … From reviews a lot of people get 200-250Mbps via USB 3.0 which isn't bad considering the HDD is 7200rpm



What reviews, got a link....?

Elivercury

I believe paypal are currently doing £10 off £50 at argos so would be £ … I believe paypal are currently doing £10 off £50 at argos so would be £49.99 there.



it cant be used on reserve and collect, and is not available for home delivery. and this aint the same drive anyway.

Can you use an external drive on PS4?

Deedie

it cant be used on reserve and collect, and is not available for home … it cant be used on reserve and collect, and is not available for home delivery. and this aint the same drive anyway.

He linked to the drive on Argos for £59.99 so presumably that is correct?

Regardless I didn't realise it didn't include click and collect so good spot!

Likely2

What reviews, got a link....?


Don't know about Reviews , but I get about 22-27 MBps (30 Random) for coping of large files ( PC only capable of USB 2.0 bus )
Edited by: "alan2simms" 4th Dec 2014

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alan2simms

Don't know about Reviews , but I get about 22-27 MBPS (30 Random) for … Don't know about Reviews , but I get about 22-27 MBPS (30 Random) for coping of large files ( PC only capable of USB 2.0 bus )


USB 3.0 is way faster than 2.0

trimax

USB 3.0 is way faster than 2.0


I Know buddy but my PC is only capable of USB 2.0

Original Poster

alan2simms

I Know buddy but my PC is only capable of USB 2.0



It's a little over 10x faster than 2.0

trimax

It's a little over 10x faster than 2.0



On paper yes but not in reality....

Transmission RatesThe theoretical maximum data rate in USB 2.0 is 480 … Transmission RatesThe theoretical maximum data rate in USB 2.0 is 480 Mbit/s (60 MB/s) per controller and is shared amongst all attached devices. Some chipset manufacturers overcome this bottleneck by providing multiple USB 2.0 controllers within the southbridge.According to routine testing performed by CNet, write operations to typical Hi-Speed (USB 2.0) hard drives can sustain rates of 25–30 MB/s, while read operations are at 30–42 MB/s;[112] this is 70% of the total available bus bandwidth. For USB 3.0, typical write speed is 70-90 MB/s, while read speed is 90-110 MB/s.[112] Mask Tests, also known as Eye Diagram Tests, are used to determine the quality of a signal in the time domain. They are defined in the referenced document as part of the electrical test description for the high-speed (HS) mode at 480 Mbit/s.[113]According to a USB-IF chairman, "at least 10 to 15 percent of the stated peak 60 MB/s (480 Mbit/s) of Hi-Speed USB goes to overhead—the communication protocol between the card and the peripheral. Overhead is a component of all connectivity standards".[114] Tables illustrating the transfer limits are shown in Chapter 5 of the USB spec.For isochronous devices like audio streams, the bandwidth is constant, and reserved exclusively for a given device. The bus bandwidth therefore only has an effect on the number of channels that can be sent at a time, not the "speed" or latency of the transmission.



PerformanceUnlike the GoFlex Pro, which was only tested with USB 2.0, we … PerformanceUnlike the GoFlex Pro, which was only tested with USB 2.0, we tested the GoFlex Ultra with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 and experienced mixed results.In USB 2.0 tests, the Ultra excelled, topping our charts in the read test with 41.9MBps. In write it was also the second fastest at 28.8MBps, just a tad slower than the 29.8MBps of the Hitachi LifeStudio Mobile Plus.It was a different story with USB 3.0, however. While the GoFlex Ultra was still fast, it was less so than the average of the other USB 3.0 external hard drives we've reviewed.In the write test, the drive scored 78.8MBps, significantly faster than the 69.9MBps of the Buffalo Cobalt, but also far slower than the 106.6 MBps of the WD My Book 3.0. Note, however, that the My Book 3.0 is a desktop external hard drive. Among laptop external hard drives, the GoFlex Ultra was the second fastest in the write test, slightly slower than the 86MBps of its predecessor Seagate BlackArmor PS 110 USB 3.0. In the USB 3.0 read test, the GoFlex Ultra registered 89.7MBps, making it the second slowest on our charts.

DancingMatt

Can you use an external drive on PS4?



Not for games, no. But you can have pictures and MP3 on there, though 2TB is a little bit of overkill for that.

Does this work OK on XB1 ? I have a WD portable drive that appears to work fine.. but intermittently pops up to tell me 'Storage device ready'. Which if youre playing a game from there spits the dummy out and quits the game.
Drive is fine connected to PC and is USB3.0 so im now wondering if all are compatible.

why does this only works with Xbone & not with PS4 as expansion drive??

peaceboi

why does this only works with Xbone & not with PS4 as expansion drive??


You can only upgrade the internal HDD in the PS4 to install games on, and you need a 2.5 inch HDD for that.
This drive needs external power not fed through the USB, so I'll pass on this for my Xbox One upgrade.

can this be used as a replacement for the internal XB1 drive?

Rudidudi

can this be used as a replacement for the internal XB1 drive?



You don't replace the internal drive you just plug this into the USB port so you get the space of this drive and keep the internal drive space to.
Also if it's the faster 7200 speed drive being external it keeps any extra heat generated out of the console.



Edited by: "shasnir" 9th Dec 2014

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Rudidudi

can this be used as a replacement for the internal XB1 drive?



To directly answer that, no unless you want to void the warranty. Microsoft branded drives are for internal, any USB storage device given that it meets the speed and minimum size requirements is fine for external.

Picked up the portable one from Curry's for an extra £5 and popped it into my PS4 and ended up with 500gb hard drive as a by product.

Hi, my son want this for Christmas for his Xbox one:

game.co.uk/en/…pId

Is this Seagate one better, as I have no idea about these?

Original Poster

Babydoll123

Hi, my son want this for Christmas for his Xbox … Hi, my son want this for Christmas for his Xbox one:http://www.game.co.uk/en/adata-2tb-dash-drive-external-hard-drive-301348?categoryIdentifier=589111&catGroupIdIs this Seagate one better, as I have no idea about these?



I would go for the Seagate 100%! I have this drive for my Xbox one and it works fine to install and play games from when I was out of storage on my console. If anything the Seagate will be faster as it's USB 3.0! Get the Seagate and save yourself some money!!! The only reason the other drive is so expensive is because 'The DashDrive Durable HD710 also passed the stringent Military MIL-STD-810G 516.6 drop test' It's not like you're son is going to be throwing it on the floor! Hope this helped


Edited by: "trimax" 8th Dec 2014

trimax

From reviews a lot of people get 200-250Mbps via USB 3.0 which isn't bad … From reviews a lot of people get 200-250Mbps via USB 3.0 which isn't bad considering the HDD is 7200rpm



Hm k 250Mb (megabit) = 31.25MB megabytes so that is slow as hell, however i know that information is wrong as i have one and it reaches about 100-150Megabytes

trimax

I would go for the Seagate 100%! I have this drive for my Xbox one and it … I would go for the Seagate 100%! I have this drive for my Xbox one and it works fine to install and play games from when I was out of storage on my console. If anything the Seagate will be faster as it's USB 3.0! Get the Seagate and save yourself some money!!! The only reason the other drive is so expensive is because 'The DashDrive Durable HD710 also passed the stringent Military MIL-STD-810G 516.6 drop test' It's not like you're son is going to be throwing it on the floor! Hope this helped



Think you mean faster because it's 7200 rather than 5400. (for games they have to be USB 3) I agree with the rest of what you say, you could buy this and a game for the price of the one Game are selling with exact same size storage space.


Edited by: "shasnir" 9th Dec 2014
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