Seagate Expansion 4 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 Inch External Hard Drive for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 £85.84 @ Amazon
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Seagate Expansion 4 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 Inch External Hard Drive for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 £85.84 @ Amazon

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Found 22nd MarEdited by:"i_need_bargains"
  • 2018 version
  • Ideal add-on storage for your PC, Xbox One or PS4
  • Drag and drop file saving, right out of the box
  • Mains powered
  • 2 years warranty
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moh2231 m ago

Most of your answers in the description. ^


Not much gets past you does it
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Any idea what the warranty is?
Is it mains powered?
Can i use it on me Xbox, PS4 or PC?

What make is it?

Probably loads of other silly questions.


HOT
Most of your answers in the description. ^ Decent price, but hoping for £60 price in future like last year.
Edited by: "moh223" 22nd Mar
moh2231 m ago

Most of your answers in the description. ^


Not much gets past you does it
Treboeth3 m ago

Not much gets past you does it



Long day.
If only seagate would invest in making their drives more reliable than creating new tech. Till then WD is a much better choice. Voted hot for good price
Come on Amazon, sell these for £57.49 again

jamura1 h, 37 m ago

If only seagate would invest in making their drives more reliable than …If only seagate would invest in making their drives more reliable than creating new tech. Till then WD is a much better choice. Voted hot for good price


The old 3TB drives were serious trouble aswell as one 4TB model. There's nothing wrong with their current/modern drive lineups.
Edited by: "FireOnAWire" 22nd Mar
2 years warranty is useless when disk failed to read MBR ( all data lost ) after couple of months. That's what happened to me two weeks ago. A good price is not the most important when you are looking for a safe place for your data. And Seagate is not the safe place.
Cold for rubbish quality and customer service.
kilrah7 m ago

2 years warranty is useless when disk failed to read MBR ( all data lost ) …2 years warranty is useless when disk failed to read MBR ( all data lost ) after couple of months. That's what happened to me two weeks ago. A good price is not the most important when you are looking for a safe place for your data. And Seagate is not the safe place.Cold for rubbish quality and customer service.


If you have anything important you should ALWAYS have two backups.

Separate locations is best for each backup as well.
kilrah1 h, 3 m ago

2 years warranty is useless when disk failed to read MBR ( all data lost ) …2 years warranty is useless when disk failed to read MBR ( all data lost ) after couple of months. That's what happened to me two weeks ago. A good price is not the most important when you are looking for a safe place for your data. And Seagate is not the safe place.Cold for rubbish quality and customer service.


Did you try putting it in another PC and running one of the many free scan utilities that will enable recovery of files or even restore MBR? Only had one drive in recent years I could only get half the data off. It was failing at such a rate that the deep scan went from hours to days to weeks. Would have just cloned entire drive and done retrieval from that if I had a spare large drive about but the person was happy with what I got off it anyway.
I suppose it was external and that would have void the warranty, it's late and I'm not thinking straight!
Edited by: "liamf12" 22nd Mar
jamura3 h, 37 m ago

If only seagate would invest in making their drives more reliable than …If only seagate would invest in making their drives more reliable than creating new tech. Till then WD is a much better choice. Voted hot for good price



is it though? 4GB WD external drive failed within 2 months!
kilrah2 h, 59 m ago

2 years warranty is useless when disk failed to read MBR ( all data lost ) …2 years warranty is useless when disk failed to read MBR ( all data lost ) after couple of months. That's what happened to me two weeks ago. A good price is not the most important when you are looking for a safe place for your data. And Seagate is not the safe place.Cold for rubbish quality and customer service.


So Seagate is not a safe place because you had one drive fail? I have around 10 Seagate drives without problems, although I did once get one that DOA but that I think was more down to Amazon's frankly ridiculous packaging of the drive.
I grabbed the 2TB version 16 months ago for junior with his Xbox One, it's just stopped working. Making a beeping noise and dont connect to pc or xbox. Thought it might last longer but only paid £44 for it at time from Argos.
So the hunt for a new one begins but dont fancy paying £85 if they dont last long
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mmurdoch2 h, 10 m ago

I grabbed the 2TB version 16 months ago for junior with his Xbox One, it's …I grabbed the 2TB version 16 months ago for junior with his Xbox One, it's just stopped working. Making a beeping noise and dont connect to pc or xbox. Thought it might last longer but only paid £44 for it at time from Argos.So the hunt for a new one begins but dont fancy paying £85 if they dont last long


This is the 2018 model, assuming that reliability increases over time the chances that this one would also fail on you would be very slim.
I got a warehouse deal on one of these last week. I know used drives night not be the most reliable. When I got it, i had to use diskpart on my win 10 machine to see what was on it and it was 2 unallocated partitions about 2TB each. I have plugged it into my PS4 and am going to use it with that as additional storage for installed games and other downloads. It should be safe as I think you can always download the games again as they are linked to your account. I'll report back any problems on this thread.

I don't know why win 10 didn't recognise the unallocated partitions on it. It didn't give me the options to format the drive from explorer by default. I was only going to use it as either extra storage on my Nas or PS4, or to hold recordings on from my TV. Not particularly sensitive or essential stuff that I can't lose, the two bay Nas can deal with that. Maybe these days, 4TB drives are going to be used more for these types of usages rather than essential files to back up. Smaller drives are probably more than enough to hold that type of data.
i_need_bargains1 h, 19 m ago

This is the 2018 model, assuming that reliability increases over time the …This is the 2018 model, assuming that reliability increases over time the chances that this one would also fail on you would be very slim.


So the 2018 versions are better quality, Why?
Treboeth19 h, 24 m ago

Any idea what the warranty is?Is it mains powered?Can i use it on me Xbox, …Any idea what the warranty is?Is it mains powered?Can i use it on me Xbox, PS4 or PC?What make is it?Probably loads of other silly questions.HOT


I’ve got one, yes it’s fully compatible with PS4 and mains powered
This is a small portable that pulls power over usb.
Cold - not recertified.
Luciform21 h, 14 m ago

This is a small portable that pulls power over usb.


No it's not. It's got a 3.5inch drive in it and has a socket for a power cable. Definitely NOT portable.
Edited by: "supermann" 24th Mar
jamura22nd Mar

If only seagate would invest in making their drives more reliable than …If only seagate would invest in making their drives more reliable than creating new tech. Till then WD is a much better choice. Voted hot for good price


That's your opinion and a very cliche,wrong opinion about seagate.
Actually I found Seagate much more relible than WD.
In the old times maybe but past few years Segate been doing better than WD.
Segate now mostly have Samsung drives in,which are very reliable.
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