Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 2.0/3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive £85.92 delivered @ Ebuyer
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Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 2.0/3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive £85.92 delivered @ Ebuyer

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Found 13th Feb
26/02 - dropped in price again

Good price for 4TB + 2 year warranty and free del


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)
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Not a trillion % sure, but think these later 2017 ones, have the 4TB ST4000DM004 inside, as opposed to the slightly older 4TB ST4000DM000 3.5" Desktop if anyone is interested
bitcoin527 m ago

Not a trillion % sure, but think these later 2017 ones, have the 4TB …Not a trillion % sure, but think these later 2017 ones, have the 4TB ST4000DM004 inside, as opposed to the slightly older 4TB ST4000DM000 3.5" Desktop if anyone is interested


Nice, better!, lol. :-D
Heat added. A little cheaper than the likes of Amazon. Doubt I'll ever need 4tb of extra storage but ya never know
Nearly 2 whole pounds cheaper than my deal. Have some heat my friend
My one died exactly 1 month after the warranty ran out (2 years). But credit to Seagate, they said they will be happy to replace it once I prove the disk failure from a data recovery company.
jeannot184 h, 21 m ago

My one died exactly 1 month after the warranty ran out (2 years). But …My one died exactly 1 month after the warranty ran out (2 years). But credit to Seagate, they said they will be happy to replace it once I prove the disk failure from a data recovery company.


What does that even mean?
benfisher19912 h, 29 m ago

What does that even mean?



That my Seagate 4TB stopped working one month after the warranty ran out. I contacted Seagate, and they accepted to replace it despite the fact that it was not under warranty anymore. Clear enough now?
jeannot188 h, 53 m ago

That my Seagate 4TB stopped working one month after the warranty ran out. …That my Seagate 4TB stopped working one month after the warranty ran out. I contacted Seagate, and they accepted to replace it despite the fact that it was not under warranty anymore. Clear enough now?



"once I prove the disk failure from a data recovery company" i think this bit is the confusing bit... must cost alot to prove this with a data loss company?
If you have Amazon, they do the same drive for same price + next day delivery, I used ebuyers for many years until they start to make it difficult to return faulty items, even after 2 weeks they expect me to contact and deal with the manufacture instead, I gave up using them, consider that in those days I purchase thousands from them monthly so they lost me as a customer, I am sure many feel the same.
Last month I purchased a HD from Amazon, it acted strange so I reported a fault, they collected the drive from me, refunded the next day, I know Prime cost money but for service, speed and price, it is well worth it to me.
rastbury2 h, 57 m ago

"once I prove the disk failure from a data recovery company" i think this …"once I prove the disk failure from a data recovery company" i think this bit is the confusing bit... must cost alot to prove this with a data loss company?



I am taking it today to a a guy who does data recovery, the diagnostic is free, after that the recovery is expensive (~£225 according to him in the worst case scenario and also depending on how much data there is on the drive to recover). I hope that the free diagnostic will be enough for Seagate to accept to offer a free replacement, the data of course is invaluable, 10 years worth of pictures.
jeannot185 h, 19 m ago

I am taking it today to a a guy who does data recovery, the diagnostic is …I am taking it today to a a guy who does data recovery, the diagnostic is free, after that the recovery is expensive (~£225 according to him in the worst case scenario and also depending on how much data there is on the drive to recover). I hope that the free diagnostic will be enough for Seagate to accept to offer a free replacement, the data of course is invaluable, 10 years worth of pictures.


Frak! Hope you get things back. Fingers crossed for you.
jeannot1814th Feb

I am taking it today to a a guy who does data recovery, the diagnostic is …I am taking it today to a a guy who does data recovery, the diagnostic is free, after that the recovery is expensive (~£225 according to him in the worst case scenario and also depending on how much data there is on the drive to recover). I hope that the free diagnostic will be enough for Seagate to accept to offer a free replacement, the data of course is invaluable, 10 years worth of pictures.


Hope I don't sound too much like a pompous pratt. You sound like a professional/keen photographer. As people have said many times you should have at least 2 copies of important stuff. I say 3 - with one off site. Storage is now dirt cheap. When I started, 90MB hard disk was £30. Would not hold more than 10 photos now.Good luck with recovery.
PS - anything really important can also be stored on the Cloud quite cheaply. Possible to even swap data with a friend? to protect both of you.
regcar3 h, 8 m ago

Hope I don't sound too much like a pompous pratt. You sound like a …Hope I don't sound too much like a pompous pratt. You sound like a professional/keen photographer. As people have said many times you should have at least 2 copies of important stuff. I say 3 - with one off site. Storage is now dirt cheap. When I started, 90MB hard disk was £30. Would not hold more than 10 photos now.Good luck with recovery.PS - anything really important can also be stored on the Cloud quite cheaply. Possible to even swap data with a friend? to protect both of you.



No I am not a professional photographer, that just family pictures taken over the years. Contacted Seagate and their data recovery department. It is going to cost me £562 including shipping to Holland where the lab is. So I will have to make a decision to go ahead or not. The local guy i took the drive to is still trying to find the part that need replacing (it's more complex as it has to come from a drive built at the same time/batch) and he cannot guarantee that it will work. His advice is to send it to Seagate as if they can't fix it, it will cost me only £40 to cover the diagnostic. But yes from now on, I will back up the important stuff twice

PS: Seagate agreed to replace the drive with a new one too for free
Edited by: "jeannot18" 22nd Feb
jeannot1820 m ago

No I am not a professional photographer, that just family pictures taken …No I am not a professional photographer, that just family pictures taken over the years. Contacted Seagate and their data recovery department. It is going to cost me £562 including shipping to Holland where the lab is. So I will have to make a decision to go ahead or not. The local guy i took the drive to is still trying to find the part that need replacing (it's more complex as it has to come from a drive built at the same time/batch) and he cannot guarantee that it will work. His advice is to send it to Seagate as if they can't fix it, it will cost me only £40 to cover the diagnostic. But yes from now on, I will back up the important stuff twicePS: Seagate agreed to replace the drive with a new one too for free


Will keep my fingers crossed for you. I am not a data recovery expert so cannot advise. I am assuming that the disk is physically dead, so ACRONIS data recovery or similar software cannot be used. I have never been in this situation, so am not the right person to advise. There is a lot of expertise on forums like reddit or MyDigitalLife. reddit is blocked by some ISPS like TalkTalk,as it is not 100% legal in it's attitude to software. MyDigitalLife does not allow piracy. You register for free, and post an enquiry in the hardware section. I assume that the disk has been tried in another computer. Does not have to be identical spec provided that the interface is the same eg SATA. Could be IDE, but might have to hunt around for an IDE host.

I don't want to build your hopes up too high, but a bit more info for nothing might help. Trouble is it could be ruined if touched by someone less competent.
The problem is that 2 heads out of 8 are busted. The disk spin up and then off. Apparently the area where the data does not look damaged, so that the positive thing. It's not a matter of just replacing the heads, as I said you need to find them coming from a disk that was build at the same period because the technology changes slightly all the time (That's what that guy told me and I kind of trust him as he was recommended and so far he has not asked me for money and has spent quite a bit of time and resources to do the diagnostic. He is waiting on a few emails he wrote to see if he can source the heads, but he said that it is not looking promising so far, hence to send it to Seagate directly
jeannot1816 h, 20 m ago

The problem is that 2 heads out of 8 are busted. The disk spin up and then …The problem is that 2 heads out of 8 are busted. The disk spin up and then off. Apparently the area where the data does not look damaged, so that the positive thing. It's not a matter of just replacing the heads, as I said you need to find them coming from a disk that was build at the same period because the technology changes slightly all the time (That's what that guy told me and I kind of trust him as he was recommended and so far he has not asked me for money and has spent quite a bit of time and resources to do the diagnostic. He is waiting on a few emails he wrote to see if he can source the heads, but he said that it is not looking promising so far, hence to send it to Seagate directly


Sorry - I did not realise that 2 heads were busted. I have never been in this situation, and think you are doing the right thing.

Good luck
Can you in theory, buy 2 of these, have them both plugged in to your computer, and have one "mirror" the other one?

(basically using Drive A, and everything you put on it is automatically copied to Drive B?)
Can anybody recommend a program to reformat a drive larger than 2tb? I need to format my 3tb to fat32. I've only ever used gui format and that's limited to 2tb
rehydrated16 m ago

Can you in theory, buy 2 of these, have them both plugged in to your …Can you in theory, buy 2 of these, have them both plugged in to your computer, and have one "mirror" the other one?(basically using Drive A, and everything you put on it is automatically copied to Drive B?)


Think you mean something like RAID storage - see this WD do RAID drives - Im sure other are available
dodoegg150 m ago

Can anybody recommend a program to reformat a drive larger than 2tb? I …Can anybody recommend a program to reformat a drive larger than 2tb? I need to format my 3tb to fat32. I've only ever used gui format and that's limited to 2tb


You don't state what OS, but any modern OS should be able to just format it (windows, right click....)
matdey3 m ago

You don't state what OS, but any modern OS should be able to just format …You don't state what OS, but any modern OS should be able to just format it (windows, right click....)


Yes but not FAT32 at that size.

Try Rufus.
dodoegg154 m ago

Can anybody recommend a program to reformat a drive larger than 2tb? I …Can anybody recommend a program to reformat a drive larger than 2tb? I need to format my 3tb to fat32. I've only ever used gui format and that's limited to 2tb


Rufus.
rehydrated1 h, 16 m ago

Can you in theory, buy 2 of these, have them both plugged in to your …Can you in theory, buy 2 of these, have them both plugged in to your computer, and have one "mirror" the other one?(basically using Drive A, and everything you put on it is automatically copied to Drive B?)


Yes. You can.


howtogeek.com/109…es/
jeannot1813th Feb

My one died exactly 1 month after the warranty ran out (2 years). But …My one died exactly 1 month after the warranty ran out (2 years). But credit to Seagate, they said they will be happy to replace it once I prove the disk failure from a data recovery company.



That will cost more than the drive.
Just a warning, this didn't work straight out of the box with mac High Sierra and disk utility didn't recognise it either, I had to run a terminal command to get it recognised and formatted.
rehydrated4 h, 37 m ago

Can you in theory, buy 2 of these, have them both plugged in to your …Can you in theory, buy 2 of these, have them both plugged in to your computer, and have one "mirror" the other one?(basically using Drive A, and everything you put on it is automatically copied to Drive B?)


Might also be worth looking at Windows File History for this - I use it to mirror my PC's main disk to an external drive. You can configure it to keep previous versions of files (handy if you mess up a document and save it before you realise what you've done). However it won't protect you from ransomware-type attacks (since the malware can access the external drives it will encrypt those files too).
danes197713th Feb

Heat added. A little cheaper than the likes of Amazon. Doubt I'll ever …Heat added. A little cheaper than the likes of Amazon. Doubt I'll ever need 4tb of extra storage but ya never know


I remember saying that about the 16k expansion pack for the ZX81...:-)
rastbury14th Feb

"once I prove the disk failure from a data recovery company" i think this …"once I prove the disk failure from a data recovery company" i think this bit is the confusing bit... must cost alot to prove this with a data loss company?


they have a free tool on their site you can use, only works with Mac though which is a bummer, that’s all you need to prove the failure.
SteveWardQKS48 m ago

I remember saying that about the 16k expansion pack for the ZX81...:-)


There's an irony there somewhere, hehehehehe.
minisnot1 h, 16 m ago

they have a free tool on their site you can use, only works with Mac …they have a free tool on their site you can use, only works with Mac though which is a bummer, that’s all you need to prove the failure.


There's an irony there somewhere too I reckon?, lol.

Try also a Linux equivalent too perhaps? (a lot of Data Recovery + Partition Recovery stuff's out there of one ilk or another (from what I've personally noticed of some of them anyway), have tended to have it's main Engine as Linux-based in some way ...

So could be an option worth exploring also, perhaps?. :-)
I cracked mine open to use as an internal drive. Was very straightforward to do and took less than 10 minutes. I only needed a small square and phillips screwdriver to prise open the case and remove 5 screws. The drive was recognised straightaway and then I reformatted with mini-tool partition free. This will void the warranty, but I've done this many times before over the years without any issues and so long as you check it before taking it to pieces you should be okay..
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