Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch Hard Drive £69.99 @ Amazon (Lightning Deal)

Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch Hard Drive £69.99 @ Amazon (Lightning Deal)

Found 2nd Oct 2015
3TB Desktop HDD for PC/XBOX etc. Seems to be a decent price for this capacity atm.

Product Description
Seagate Expansion desktop drive, add-on storage for your PC

The Seagate Expansion desktop drive provides extra storage for your ever-growing collection of files. Add space for more files instantly, consolidate all your files to a single location, or free space on your computer's internal drive for improved performance.

Set-up is straightforward. Simply plug in the included power supply and USB cable and you are ready to go. It is automatically recognised by the Windows operating system, so there is no software to install and nothing to configure. Saving files is easy too, just drag and drop.

Take advantage of the fast data transfer speeds with the USB 3.0 interface by connecting to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port. USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.0 for additional system compatibility.

System Requirements

Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds, or backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds)
Box Contains
Seagate Expansion drive
4 foot (120cm) USB 3.0 cable
Power adaptor
Quick start guide
Community Updates


Shame I'm really struggling with sockets at the moment X) Could do with this to backup my PC. Bit overkill for the Xbox One imo though
I will bit when it's £50
a lot of 1 star reviews, mostly failures.

I won't be buying Seagate again after my 2 wks old 2tb drive died of the click of death 2 yrs ago.
Edited by: "Speculator" 2nd Oct 2015
That would have been a great price for a portable hard drive. But not for a desktop one.
I would avoid these like the plague. 3TB Seagate drives are notoriously unreliable. We've had several fail at work and look research from Backblaze:…re/
Had more than one of these go wrong in the past
3TB Seagate just stay away.

3TB Seagate just stay away.

Seagate, just stay away.
Seagate used to be good, got about 5 of these spanning 10years, still going strong
More likely than not, as most people already wrote, this is going to be an ST3000DM001, which have awful failure rates.
any good for backups? obviously not end of the world if it dies and with amazon cs should be pretty quick turn around for replacements.
This has expired now (Lightning Deal ended).

This has expired now (Lightning Deal ended).

I will bit when it's £50

​£16.67 per TB? You'll probably be waiting a long time xx
Anyone recommend a reliable hard drive brand with 3tb or more size???
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