Seagate Expansion 4Tb USB3.0 portable drive and Free 1 year McAfee Internet Security £109.99 @ Argos
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Seagate Expansion 4Tb USB3.0 portable drive and Free 1 year McAfee Internet Security £109.99 @ Argos

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Found 14th Aug 2017
Hi,

Needed a portable drive to back up my data, searched around and found this was the best deal for a 4Tb drive that I could find. I wasn't aware of the free McAfee anti-virus software until I made the purchase at Argos.

The drive also comes with a 2 year recovery service, so your data can be recovered even in the event of drive failure, Seagate arrange collection and recovery. On registering your product, you can also extend this to 3 years for $4.99 (just under £4 via PayPal)

This was the best price I could find that was in stock, there is potentially 1% Quidco if you purchase via fast track.
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How much extra is to have it without McAfee?
Ouch!!! That's a low blow sonic...
sonicfury17 m ago

How much extra is to have it without McAfee?


came here to ask the same thing lol
"so your data canMIGHT be recovered even in the event of drive failure"
excellent!! cheers!!
To answer any potential questions:
- YES you can use this on Xbox One and PS4 for external game backups, for both you will need to format the HDD specifically for the console meaning you can't use it for anything else UNLESS you format it again

- YES it doesn't require any external power as it's portable so just USB power needed

and NO you can't open this up and use it for PS4 either as the height is too much (over 9.5mm) so it can't physically fit however you can fit it in a laptop that supports it or even for desktop use.
Bought last week in the hope of using it to store and play movies via PS4. Seems you can't have both MAC and PS4 compatibility with this. Unless anyone knows otherwise?
Darrencampbelluk1 h, 52 m ago

Bought last week in the hope of using it to store and play movies via PS4. …Bought last week in the hope of using it to store and play movies via PS4. Seems you can't have both MAC and PS4 compatibility with this. Unless anyone knows otherwise?


Format to exFAT with an MBR partition table. Can do it all in Disk Utility on your Mac.

If you hit problems, try switching MBR to GUID.
Edited by: "Tom1011110" 15th Aug 2017
I read that this Seagate series, particularly the 4GB model, have a high failure rate. Does anybody have any experience with this?
Sold my free copy of McAfee on fleabay for £4 in a couple of hours. Not exactly going to the pay the mortgage but every little helps
Anyone know if this drive uses SMR?
momouk787 h, 10 m ago

I read that this Seagate series, particularly the 4GB model, have a high …I read that this Seagate series, particularly the 4GB model, have a high failure rate. Does anybody have any experience with this?


This has a Samsung Spinpoint drive inside, it should be excellent.
3guesses3 h, 43 m ago

Anyone know if this drive uses SMR?


It doesn't use SMR because it's a Samsung drive inside. The new 2.5" Seagate Barracuda 5TB drives do however use shingled recording so watch out for the new portable hard drives from them.
It's £106 @ Scan Computers without McAfee
Don't most ISPs now provide Anti-Virus software as part of their package?

scan.co.uk/pro…-ma
Edited by: "tw0sheds" 16th Aug 2017
tw0sheds3 h, 51 m ago

It's £106 @ Scan Computers without McAfeeDon't most ISPs now provide …It's £106 @ Scan Computers without McAfeeDon't most ISPs now provide Anti-Virus software as part of their package?https://www.scan.co.uk/products/4tb-seagate-maxtor-m3-portable-external-hdd-1xusb-30-bus-powered-black-with-safetykey-for-windows-ma



It's Maxtor drive + delivery charge.
tw0sheds8 h, 11 m ago

It's £106 @ Scan Computers without McAfeeDon't most ISPs now provide …It's £106 @ Scan Computers without McAfeeDon't most ISPs now provide Anti-Virus software as part of their package?https://www.scan.co.uk/products/4tb-seagate-maxtor-m3-portable-external-hdd-1xusb-30-bus-powered-black-with-safetykey-for-windows-ma


Wouldn't go anywhere near McAfee or ISP provided AV. I recommend Avira (Free) / Kaspersky (Paid) (they're objectively the best)
was 70 odd pound in sainsburys as my friend got 1, but i opted for the 2tb for my ps4pro for £36 wen they went DD
can the drive be removed from casing and put in a laptop?
theaccountant19th Aug

can the drive be removed from casing and put in a laptop?


Yes and slighty cheaper for the Maxtor branded case from th eBT shop £105 shop.bt.com/pro…BwE


However the Seagate case is easier to break into than the Maxtor/Samsung. And remember its all the same drive inside, the Samsung Spinpoint M10P 15mm 5x800GB platters.
malhal3rd Sep

Yes and slighty cheaper for the Maxtor branded case from th eBT shop £105 …Yes and slighty cheaper for the Maxtor branded case from th eBT shop £105 https://www.shop.bt.com/products/maxtor-4tb-m3-portable-usb3-0-external-hard-drive-hx-m401tcb-gm-C1RP.html?utm_content=RR00&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpJyNqtqJ1gIVhhobCh2EmggMEAkYAyABEgIIJfD_BwEHowever the Seagate case is easier to break into than the Maxtor/Samsung. And remember its all the same drive inside, the Samsung Spinpoint M10P 15mm 5x800GB platters.



Thank you for the info - greatly appreciated
theaccountant4 h, 5 m ago

Thank you for the info - greatly appreciated


One last thing, double check the laptop can take a 15mm drive as that's double the thickness of normal laptop drives.
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