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Seagate Expansion 5 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Xbox One - Black £121.96 @ Amazon
Seagate Expansion 5 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Xbox One - Black £121.96 @ Amazon

Seagate Expansion 5 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Xbox One - Black £121.96 @ Amazon

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5TB Size
Ideal add-on storage for your PC or Xbox One
Drag and drop file saving, right out of the box
Mains powered
2 years warranty

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it's £119.99 at Argos

Whats the max an xbox one can take?

price gone back up.

it works no issue on xbox one

jackthabiskit

Whats the max an xbox one can take?



Currently 16 Terabytes.

Eggs and baskets come to mind... I thought my 4TB drive was on its way out the other day, and even with backups I was worried! Still, very handy

m.ad

Eggs and baskets come to mind... I thought my 4TB drive was on its way … Eggs and baskets come to mind... I thought my 4TB drive was on its way out the other day, and even with backups I was worried! Still, very handy



"Eggs in one basket" dosen't apply to the Xbox One as all games can be re downloaded from Xbox Live any amount of times at no extra cost.

Edited by: "shasnir" 15th Jan

shasnir

Currently 16 Terabytes.



Thanks , im going to ditch a 1tb drive and get this, will have total of 9tb so that should do me lol
Edited by: "jackthabiskit" 15th Jan

If wanting this for the internal drive:
Assume the internal drive is (cheaper to manufacture & slower) SMR-Shingled Magnetic Recording not PMR-Perpendicular Magnetic Recording, i.e. it's best not to use this type of drive (SMR) for NAS Raid devices, or as a system C: drive.
Edited by: "tightar5e" 15th Jan

m.ad

Eggs and baskets come to mind...



This comment always crops up.
You're not supposed to consolidate all your smaller drives into one single drive and that's it. You should have backups of any important data.

My ignorance, but does this have a password protection? Can anyone who plugs it into the computer view what's on it etc?

tightar5e

If wanting this for the internal drive:Assume the internal drive is … If wanting this for the internal drive:Assume the internal drive is (cheaper to manufacture & slower) SMR-Shingled Magnetic Recording not PMR-Perpendicular Magnetic Recording, i.e. it's best not to use this type of drive (SMR) for NAS Raid devices, or as a system C: drive.



​It isn't. It's a standard drive.

K1LLER HORNET

I hate these comments. You're not supposed to consolidate all your … I hate these comments. You're not supposed to consolidate all your smaller drives into one. You should have backups of important data.



​In effect to have a backup,

cost of safe data = 2*(cost of one hard drive)

Chuggee

​In effect to have a backup,cost of safe data = 2*(cost of one hard drive)



cost of safer data, your data is not totally safe if the drives are sat next to eash other (catastrophic hardware failure, burglary, house fire, plane landing on the house ;-) ), it's all about risk though, for really important stuff I'd keep a copy in the cloud, but for things like video copies of dvds and blurays, the cost of cloud outweighs the time take to recover.

Many years ago I worked on a big storage project, where we had RAID, server redundancy, rack redundancy and even banks of rack redundancy effectively 16 separate copies, but the whole lot went pop in the space of a few hours, because all the disks came from the same 'bad' batch. Thankfully we also had tape backups so didn't lose anything, but the time to recover.

mike

mbuckhurst

the whole lot went pop in the space of a few hours



Hard to believe.

Chuggee

​It isn't. It's a standard drive.


heise.de/pre…tml
It's a standard sized 3.5'' drive internally that uses SMR (which is not good). German Link shows this drive as Shingled Magnetic Recording. (Plus, every press release I remember reading for this at time of release, stated SMR).
Edited by: "tightar5e" 15th Jan

tightar5e

https://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/seagate-expansion-desktop-2015-5tb-steb5000200-a1253799.htmlIt's a standard sized 3.5'' drive internally that uses SMR (which is not good). German Link shows this drive as Shingled Magnetic Recording. (Plus, every press release I remember reading for this at time of release, stated SMR).



​Ah my mistake, I was thinking of the black case 5TB. That was an extra thick 3.5" drive which didn't use SMR. Funnily enough it was also cheaper at £100 a year ago.

Chuggee

​Ah my mistake, I was thinking of the black case 5TB. That was an extra t … ​Ah my mistake, I was thinking of the black case 5TB. That was an extra thick 3.5" drive which didn't use SMR. Funnily enough it was also cheaper at £100 a year ago.


Not a problem. It's getting more difficult to work out. It should be made explicit on the box - SMR or PMR.
Edited by: "tightar5e" 16th Jan

tightar5e

Not a problem. It's getting more difficult to work out. It should be made … Not a problem. It's getting more difficult to work out. It should be made explicit on the box - SMR or PMR.



​SMR is a pain for copying anything that is over 30GB in size. The write speeds just drop to around 20MB/s. The 8TB Seagate Archive drive suffers the same issue. The first 30GB are fine because the SMR HDD uses a 30GB SSD cache to speed up writes, but once that's full then you experience the curse that is SMR HDDs.
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