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Seagate Expansion 5TB Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive £119.99 Argos
Seagate Expansion 5TB Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive £119.99 Argos

Seagate Expansion 5TB Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive £119.99 Argos

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The Seagate Expansion Desktop drive offers an easy-to-use solution when you need to add data storage to your computer instantly. With drag and drop file saving right out of the box, consolidate all your files to a single location, or free space on your computer's internal drive for improved performance. Easy to use; simply plug in to your computer and drag-and-drop your files to save.

Set-up is straightforward. High-speed USB 3.0 and 2.0 connectivity offers plug-and-play functionality on your pc without the need of an external power supply. It is automatically recognised by the windows® operating system, so there is no software to install and nothing to configure.
Storage space 5TB: GB1250000 hours of video, 1000000 MP3s, 5000 photos, 5000 Divx movies.
USB 2.0.
USB 3.0.
Weight 0.95kg.
Size H3.66, W12, L17.6cm.
Http: //www. Seagate. Com/support-home/.
EAN: 7636490048371.

89 Comments

5000 photos?

Use Flubit when ordering through Amazon.
Got one for £98 IIR doing it that way about a year ago

nipstyler

5000 photos?


1 Gig Photos oO

This will be great for people with a lot of PS4 games after the next firmware update!

nipstyler

5000 photos?



Big 'uns!!

buckmr2

Use Flubit when ordering through Amazon.Got one for £98 IIR doing it that … Use Flubit when ordering through Amazon.Got one for £98 IIR doing it that way about a year ago



Flubit only offering 3% right now

Just a note to op and prospective buyers, it comes with an ac adaptor and does need its own power supply, I have one and it is plugged in to the mains, even though its also attached to the PC with a USB 3.0 connection. Works great though so far, very easy to set up and use.

Anyone know if you can remove the HDD from the enclosure to use in a desktop? Or does it integrate the SATA-USB controller?

dm01

Just a note to op and prospective buyers, it comes with an ac adaptor and … Just a note to op and prospective buyers, it comes with an ac adaptor and does need its own power supply, I have one and it is plugged in to the mains, even though its also attached to the PC with a USB 3.0 connection. Works great though so far, very easy to set up and use.



In case you don't know, this is normal for most 'desktop'/5.25" external HDDs.

If you need USB only then you need to buy 'portable'/2.5" HDDs.
Edited by: "tech3475" 9th Feb

It was £89 end of last year according to camel

dm01

Just a note to op and prospective buyers, it comes with an ac adaptor and … Just a note to op and prospective buyers, it comes with an ac adaptor and does need its own power supply, I have one and it is plugged in to the mains, even though its also attached to the PC with a USB 3.0 connection. Works great though so far, very easy to set up and use.


Whats it like for noise?

mistermoleymole

Whats it like for noise?


PARDON?

merchant_ac

PARDON?


HAHAHA

mistermoleymole

Whats it like for noise?



Yeah it is a little noisy, it sits next to my xbox one s and when thats on they are about the same for noise level.

I assume these 5TB drives are using SMR (shingled magnetic recording)? If so, expect slow write speeds (30MB/s) when saving large amounts of data.

tech3475

Anyone know if you can remove the HDD from the enclosure to use in a … Anyone know if you can remove the HDD from the enclosure to use in a desktop? Or does it integrate the SATA-USB controller?In case you don't know, this is normal for most 'desktop'/5.25" external HDDs.If you need USB only then you need to buy 'portable'/2.5" HDDs.



Yes I know that but op description states it does not need its own power supply as it has usb 3.0, which for this item is not true.

mistermoleymole

It was £89 end of last year according to camel


And?
Petrol used to be 60p a gallon....
Edited by: "Sambat" 9th Feb

Wouldn't touch another seagate drive.

Good luck to those that do.

J4GG4

Wouldn't touch another seagate drive.Good luck to those that do.



Agree.Having worked for them and seen their "quality control" first hand or lack of it,not to mention the way they treat their work force.

merchant_ac

I assume these 5TB drives are using SMR (shingled magnetic recording)? If … I assume these 5TB drives are using SMR (shingled magnetic recording)? If so, expect slow write speeds (30MB/s) when saving large amounts of data.


I've not been able to find out definitively whether it is SMR, but I'm pretty sure it is. I'd also expected the same [email protected] speeds, but I bought one through a Groupon deal anyway.

It has 100GB left on unwritten and all I have done is write from one disk onto this, but it wrote steadily at 70MB/s. Not fast, fast, but equally it could be half that. No real tail off in speed at all, which has surprised me.

I don't know what will happen when I come to delete some files and write over those sections, or even whether it will slow up as the free space reduces down to zero, but if it is SMR, it's not at all bad considering what I'd expected to get.
Edited by: "friar_chris" 9th Feb

mistermoleymole

It was £89 end of last year according to camel



Yep, I got one at that time through Flubit for even less, I think it was just over £80. Shame there have been no 5TB drives that cheap recently.

Because other manufacturers are any different, they all have bad spells, poor batches yada yada.

Foxconn drives its workers to suicide and also forces students to work for them or they fail their courses so don't tell me any of them are any better or worse

Bully

Agree.Having worked for them and seen their "quality control" first hand … Agree.Having worked for them and seen their "quality control" first hand or lack of it,not to mention the way they treat their work force.


Will these type of external hard drives work with the PS4 after the update or does it need to be one running off a USB power supply from the PS4 directly?

Bully

Agree.Having worked for them and seen their "quality control" first hand … Agree.Having worked for them and seen their "quality control" first hand or lack of it,not to mention the way they treat their work force.


Oh dear, here we go again with people saying Seagate/Western Digital/Hitachi/Toshiba Drives (delete as appropriate) are crap. Please, Please, please don't base your comments on the few drives you have bought.

Seagate et al, will sell millions of units to the likes of HP, Lenovo, Dell etc etc for inclusion in their PCs, laptops and servers. Do you really think Seagate (in this case) would still be in business if their drives were truly ropey?

Yes, cheaper before, so may be worth waiting unless Brexit means prices only upward !

TrickyDicky99

Oh dear, here we go again with people saying Seagate/Western … Oh dear, here we go again with people saying Seagate/Western Digital/Hitachi/Toshiba Drives (delete as appropriate) are crap. Please, Please, please don't base your comments on the few drives you have bought.Seagate et al, will sell millions of units to the likes of HP, Lenovo, Dell etc etc for inclusion in their PCs, laptops and servers. Do you really think Seagate (in this case) would still be in business if their drives were truly ropey?



Backblaze Q1 2016 Hard Drive Stats

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/drive-stats-2016-q1-failure-by-mfg.jpg

Sambat

And?Petrol used to be 60p a gallon....



Since when was petrol 60p a gallon in the UK? Please enlighten me. Never know it to be 15p a litre.

Get one ready for the PS4 update. No more deleting games!

bought the same one back in nov 2015 for £89.99 at amazon.

It was £109.99 before Christmas... Hard drive price is just unpredictable.
Pry them out and they run nicely on my NAS

crispymorgan

Get one ready for the PS4 update. No more deleting games!


So can you just plug it to the ps4 then? I'm sick of deleting games.

In the past more than a year ago 5TB HDD including Seagate is already sold about £100.
How come £119.99 is a bargain ????
Edited by: "pantaiema" 10th Feb

Danjw91

Since when was petrol 60p a gallon in the UK? Please enlighten me. Never … Since when was petrol 60p a gallon in the UK? Please enlighten me. Never know it to be 15p a litre.



Early 1970s.

citroenet.org.uk/mis…tml

pantaiema

In the past ore than a year ago 5TBHDD including Seagate is already sod … In the past ore than a year ago 5TBHDD including Seagate is already sod about £100.How come £119.99 is a bargain ????



Blame the weak pound, inflation and brexit.

friar_chris

I've not been able to find out definitively whether it is SMR, but I'm … I've not been able to find out definitively whether it is SMR, but I'm pretty sure it is. I'd also expected the same [email protected] speeds, but I bought one through a Groupon deal anyway.It has 100GB left on unwritten and all I have done is write from one disk onto this, but it wrote steadily at 70MB/s. Not fast, fast, but equally it could be half that. No real tail off in speed at all, which has surprised me.I don't know what will happen when I come to delete some files and write over those sections, or even whether it will slow up as the free space reduces down to zero, but if it is SMR, it's not at all bad considering what I'd expected to get.


Interesting. I’ve just retested my Seagate Expansion 5TB external HD (with a ST5000DM000 inside) which is 75% full and the write speed is 30MB/s (I am using USB3.0!). I bought it in June 2015, I wonder if Seagate have improved SMR?

Good price but Seagaye

PointDex

Good price but Seagaye



Gate

buckmr2

Use Flubit when ordering through Amazon.Got one for £98 IIR doing it that … Use Flubit when ordering through Amazon.Got one for £98 IIR doing it that way about a year ago



Not anymore buddy... that's premium for a max of 15% now they only offer 3%. Warranty sucks with them too
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