Seagate Expansion 5TB Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive + McAfee Internet Security 2016 For £99.99 @ Argos
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Seagate Expansion 5TB Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive + McAfee Internet Security 2016 For £99.99 @ Argos

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Found 21st Nov 2015
Argos is having a deal Seagate 5TB Desktop USB 3.0 + McAfee Internet Security 2016.

Just reserved one. Not sure whether is compatible with X-Box.

If everyone was wondering whether the product is the same as Amazon. Yes it is the same. The series number is STEB5000200 is written at the box that i just bought back from Argos.
Amazon link = amazon.co.uk/Sea…-21

Hopefully it helps.
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add summat to get over £100 & you get £10 GV
I think to use with xbox it has to be usb 3.0 so this should be ok
Great price for the capacity. I've reserved one while I consider the Seagate failure rate and make up my mind.

Flubit also gave an instant offer of £96.99
£10 voucher for every £100 spent. Has it expired?
Should be fine with an xbox one.
I've got a 5TB Toshiba drive plugged into mine and it was detected just fine.
good price (lost my faith in seagate though after couple of drive failures)
BigYoSpeck

Great price for the capacity. I've reserved one while I consider the … Great price for the capacity. I've reserved one while I consider the Seagate failure rate and make up my mind.Flubit also gave an instant offer of £96.99


one of mine has recently had the click of death, no possible way of getting the stuff back without paying out a small fortune
watson44

one of mine has recently had the click of death, no possible way of … one of mine has recently had the click of death, no possible way of getting the stuff back without paying out a small fortune



Yeah the failure rates for their drives in recent years is appalling, I don't think I can take a chance to be honest.
BigYoSpeck

Yeah the failure rates for their drives in recent years is appalling, I … Yeah the failure rates for their drives in recent years is appalling, I don't think I can take a chance to be honest.


its the laser bit at he end of the arm that goes bad (it can't read the platters so just skims back and forth). to lose 5GB of stuff is not the end of the world, but 5TB could be

as I've recently re-installed Win7, (had issues with Win10) i used Hard Drive Inspector, it did correctly detect a Samsung drive was soon to fail, just wish it been running this time last week
Edited by: "watson44" 21st Nov 2015
So if Seagate isn't that reliable then which manufacturers do you guys recommend?

one of mine has recently had the click of death, no possible way of … one of mine has recently had the click of death, no possible way of getting the stuff back without paying out a small fortune



Do this only if you know you can't get it back up......it's a bit drastic
Put it in a bag in the freezer for at least 6hrs...plug into laptop/pc... then trans data to another portable drive...
it does work as I've done this a few times....it's has to be repeated over (freezer then connect)
until you get most of your stuff off
watson44

its the laser bit at he end of the arm that goes bad (it can't read the … its the laser bit at he end of the arm that goes bad (it can't read the platters so just skims back and forth). to lose 5GB of stuff is not the end of the world, but 5TB could be



Laser bit! You mean magnet head, I think (this isn't an optical disk )
Toshiba and WD have better longevity than Seagate
Some people haven't got a Scooby.

Seagate had issues with their 2 and 3TB drives but the 4 and 5 are far more reliable.

It goes without saying; if you can't afford to lose the data stored on the drive back it up to something else too.
jasee

Laser bit! You mean magnet head, I think (this isn't an optical disk )



Perhaps he got an an advance production Heat-assisted magnetic recording drive (HAMR)?!

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ing

This Seagate drive does however use Shingled magnetic recording (SMR).

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ing
great price and find OP.
merchant_ac

Perhaps he got an an advance production Heat-assisted magnetic recording … Perhaps he got an an advance production Heat-assisted magnetic recording drive (HAMR)?! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat-assisted_magnetic_recordingThis Seagate drive does however use Shingled magnetic recording (SMR).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shingled_magnetic_recording



This seems a ridiculous technique, I don't see why they just don't use more real platters, the number seems to have decreased over the years.
And I don't like 'skim' actually they float.
is the McAfee Internet Security 2016 license for 1 or 2 years thanks the q & a won't load for me
good find op, heat
10% off if through nationwide
Severely tempted, but I just had a very lightly-used Seagate drive die on me (albeit a 3TB). If I can find a source that Seagate has fully resolved its prior reliability issues with this larger-capacity drive, I might take the risk.
this is 2,5" or 3,5" ??
Cold I'm afraid. People should check the failure rates on these big seagate drives before buying. Way too much of a risk. One in five buyers will lose their data each year of use.
WaveMotionEngine

Severely tempted, but I just had a very lightly-used Seagate drive die on … Severely tempted, but I just had a very lightly-used Seagate drive die on me (albeit a 3TB). If I can find a source that Seagate has fully resolved its prior reliability issues with this larger-capacity drive, I might take the risk.


No problems here (in a HP Microserver):

http://s15.postimg.org/y4rbms117/Untitled.png
3miel

this is 2,5" or 3,5" ??




3.5" so has to be plugged into the mains. There are no portable or 2.5" tb drives yet.
Painterz1

Cold I'm afraid. People should check the failure rates on these big … Cold I'm afraid. People should check the failure rates on these big seagate drives before buying. Way too much of a risk. One in five buyers will lose their data each year of use.


I tend to go off experience before i go off 3rd party reports. 100% no failure rate from me thus far - that includes a few 1TB/2TB drives i had before the 5TB drive shown above.
Hot!
I see Amazon have matched so I've bought it from there as I had £50 in vouchers to spend.
Been waiting for this to drop - Thanks for the heads-up OP
Edited by: "BubaMan" 21st Nov 2015
Whats the cheapest item i can add to get it over £100 for the £10 gift card?


Thanks
BubaMan

Hot! I see Amazon have matched so I've bought it from there as I had £50 … Hot! I see Amazon have matched so I've bought it from there as I had £50 in vouchers to spend. Been waiting for this to drop - Thanks for the heads-up OP



Argos comes with free McAfee Internet Security 2016
S c 0 TT y

Whats the cheapest item i can add to get it over £100 for the £10 gift c … Whats the cheapest item i can add to get it over £100 for the £10 gift card?Thanks



I thought the give card has expired on 19/11/2015?
janlim

Argos comes with free McAfee Internet Security 2016

More reason to go with Amazon then
Seriously though, the Argos deal is better as you get vouchers back, but for me, it was better to use up my Amazon credit.
BubaMan

More reason to go with Amazon then :pSeriously though, the Argos deal is … More reason to go with Amazon then :pSeriously though, the Argos deal is better as you get vouchers back, but for me, it was better to use up my Amazon credit.



The free voucher promotion has ended.
watson44

its the laser bit at he end of the arm that goes bad (it can't read the … its the laser bit at he end of the arm that goes bad (it can't read the platters so just skims back and forth). to lose 5GB of stuff is not the end of the world, but 5TB could beas I've recently re-installed Win7, (had issues with Win10) i used Hard Drive Inspector, it did correctly detect a Samsung drive was soon to fail, just wish it been running this time last week

My Seagate Expansion 3TB version failed. I sent it to Seagate and they sent me a replacement which also failed

My 2x Seagate 4TB BackUp PLus have however been fine
Bully

The free voucher promotion has ended.

OK - comes down to whether you think McAfee is worth having then...
It's far too hard on system resources to let it touch any of my my devices but some people might think it's worth something.
Shame about Samsung selling out to Seagate only ever had one hard drive fail out of hundreds back then and return depot was on surrey not Europe oh well.

Never trusted Seagate had too many bad experiences when I was a field engineer esp the ones that had a stupid bit of rubber around them that just trapped heat in.

Don't really pay much attention to brands these days they all have their good batches and bad batches if you want best possible integrity buy 2 different brand externals the same size and back up one to the other, hopefully that way you mitigate the risk by the fact two different brands are unlikely to fail simultaneously.

WaveMotionEngine

Severely tempted, but I just had a very lightly-used Seagate drive die … Severely tempted, but I just had a very lightly-used Seagate drive die on me (albeit a 3TB). If I can find a source that Seagate has fully resolved its prior reliability issues with this larger-capacity drive, I might take the risk.



Thank you for that graphical evidence, Luke. My 3TB Seagate drive failed after approximately 54 days (equivalent) of being powered on. A quick search online showed that the model was renowned for failing (wish I'd known before!) - so my search for a replacement has led me to regard the Seagate brand with caution. Your experience has leveled the balance for me.
Cheers just bought one for £90 using the Amazon prime now app with £10 off code
118luke

No problems here (in a HP Microserver):



Most drives look like that until they fail! Unfortunately SMART data is not very good at predicting failure.
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