Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 desktop 3.5 inch external hard drive £109.99 @ Amazon
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Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 desktop 3.5 inch external hard drive £109.99 @ Amazon

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ill be the first to say it good luck when this fails boo seagate. but seriously its a good price and hdds can fail anytime i would get this but i ordered the wd duo from argos for £99 instead of £250 so will see if i get it got confirmation for delivery but heat for price

You'd be a fool not to have 2 backups of important data.

Deal_HUNT3R

You'd be a fool not to have 2 backups of important data.


or maybe just a cash flow problem

And yes you can rip them out and use as internal drive as long as your motherboard is capable of reading large drives

Great find, ordered.

I know it says 1-2 months but in reality it will be more likely be a week.

Hmm, 1 to 2 month wait. Better order one now then as the Seagate 5TB I bought last week will give up the ghost by then.

Nice price for this size of drive!

Phila4

Hmm, 1 to 2 month wait. Better order one now then as the Seagate 5TB I … Hmm, 1 to 2 month wait. Better order one now then as the Seagate 5TB I bought last week will give up the ghost by then.



Brilliant price for 5TB, heat

Does anyone actually have 5TB of "important data"? Apart from photographers who have kept every shot they've taken since fourteen years before they were even born, or pirating movies, how do you fill this thing?

Heat for price.
Edited by: "Jameseh" 31st Jan 2015

Jameseh

Does anyone actually have 5TB of "important data"? Apart from … Does anyone actually have 5TB of "important data"? Apart from photographers who have kept every shot they've taken since fourteen years before they were even born, or pirating movies, how do you fill this thing?Heat for price.


Agreed. Although I have 16 years of (pre-Steam) legitimately installed games that I want to have access to. Apart from those, and photos, 5TB is a fair amount of space, although not unrealistic in today's terms. Still too many games to consider migrating to SSD for

Jameseh

Does anyone actually have 5TB of "important data"? Apart from … Does anyone actually have 5TB of "important data"? Apart from photographers who have kept every shot they've taken since fourteen years before they were even born, or pirating movies, how do you fill this thing?Heat for price.



I'd say that you were close when you said "born"

Pleased I waited when it was £119.99 a short while ago. Matches the cheapest price ever just before Christmas. Thanks for the heads up!

Is it just the 1 year warranty, or do you get 2 years from Seagate?

Tempted to buy a couple at this price, to keep one as a backup.

Cochise1979

Is it just the 1 year warranty, or do you get 2 years from Seagate? … Is it just the 1 year warranty, or do you get 2 years from Seagate? Tempted to buy a couple at this price, to keep one as a backup.



1-year limited warranty

fort

1-year limited warranty



Yep, pretty dire. Buf on the plus side it will likely fail within 12 months, and if you manage to get a replacement from Seagate, you'll have a 2nd drive before that fails too, all for £109.99. (The data loss is a free bonus)
Edited by: "eiamhere69" 31st Jan 2015

bandwidthbob

Agreed. Although I have 16 years of (pre-Steam) legitimately installed … Agreed. Although I have 16 years of (pre-Steam) legitimately installed games that I want to have access to. Apart from those, and photos, 5TB is a fair amount of space, although not unrealistic in today's terms. Still too many games to consider migrating to SSD for



Bob, I'm taking a guess here so forgive me but I reckon you're quite in to pc gaming, am I right?

fishmaster

Bob, I'm taking a guess here so forgive me but I reckon you're quite in … Bob, I'm taking a guess here so forgive me but I reckon you're quite in to pc gaming, am I right?


Your statement might be correct Luckily, it's not such a bad hobby. Just expensive keeping it all "safe"

Just bought some of these drives they took about a week to arrive ( 2 month waiting time when I ordered ). 2 year warranty:

Lovely and fast, quiet running low power drives with minimal power draw.

Model is: ST5000DM000

http://www.boxrick.com/seagate3.jpg
http://www.boxrick.com/seagate2.jpg
http://www.boxrick.com/seagate1.jpg


Edited by: "Boxrick" 1st Feb 2015

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Boxrick

Just bought some of these drives they took about a week to arrive ( 2 … Just bought some of these drives they took about a week to arrive ( 2 month waiting time when I ordered ). 2 year warranty:Lovely and fast, quiet running low power drives with minimal power draw.Model is: ST5000DM000




Boxrick, I couldn't be sure from your pictures but how easy was it to strip out those drives from the enclosure? I thought they solder the USB bits to them nowadays.

Also did you put those into a HP Microserver by any chance cos that's what I plan to do!

gandalfthegay

Boxrick, I couldn't be sure from your pictures but how easy was it to … Boxrick, I couldn't be sure from your pictures but how easy was it to strip out those drives from the enclosure? I thought they solder the USB bits to them nowadays.Also did you put those into a HP Microserver by any chance cos that's what I plan to do!



I'm not boxrick (or am I? No, no I'm not), but it is very easy to remove from the enclosure. You should be able to do it without damaging the enclosure at all. None of the connections are soldered. You can see the controller board in his hand. I've tried mine in a microserver to format it and it worked fine.

Edited by: "n00b" 1st Feb 2015

Yep nothing is soldered, just run a sharp knife around the edge of the enclosure pop out the drives no screws. I have seen some Samsung native USB 3 drives recently but those were 2.5". Got a nasty surprise when I opened up those.

And yes its also a Microserver, running off a HP P410 BBWC Raid Card, running Raid 5 and ZFS if you are interested
Edited by: "Boxrick" 1st Feb 2015

Ordered one.

Use this program to circumvent the headparking and the noise that happens with it every 10 seconds or so when the drive is idle:

keepalivehd.codeplex.com/

Heat Added!

is firmware cc44 good so we can install those as internals?
do we need to do anything else?for headparking etc?

Flubit £102.51

Wondering whether to get this or HP MT Gen8 and use my current hard drives in RAID5. Got my desktop running XBMC/Plex ATM with failing storage and need to do something.

blairboy121

Flubit £102.51



They offered me £102.33,

Not sure where it's coming from ?Just came £109.99 not bad .

Use these in my NAS - bought from Argos (and paid an extra tenner for teh convenience of picking them up myself) - not *super* fast but plenty quick for what I use them for - good find!

ande1979

ill be the first to say it good luck when this fails boo seagate. but … ill be the first to say it good luck when this fails boo seagate. but seriously its a good price and hdds can fail anytime i would get this but i ordered the wd duo from argos for £99 instead of £250 so will see if i get it got confirmation for delivery but heat for price



Had you consumed several cups of coffee when you posted this ? I have an image of a wide-eyed youngster ( 25-ish) with dark circles under their eyes spouting out this whole sentence in under 4 seconds.

Good price but poor fail rate on Seagate drives, for that reason, I'm out.

Is this powered by usb or a power brick?

Is this powered by usb or a power brick?

with one kept off site.

Deal_HUNT3R

You'd be a fool not to have 2 backups of important data.



with one kept off site.

Deal_HUNT3R

You'd be a fool not to have 2 backups of important data.





http://loyalkng.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/mr-t.jpg

Not sure where it's coming from ?Just came £109.99 not bad .


Boxrick

Yep nothing is soldered, just run a sharp knife around the edge of the … Yep nothing is soldered, just run a sharp knife around the edge of the enclosure pop out the drives no screws. I have seen some Samsung native USB 3 drives recently but those were 2.5". Got a nasty surprise




Thanks Boxrick - had seen mixed reports on whether you could easily take this one out.
Had one still wrapped - so just opened it up...same drive ST5000DM000 and manged to get it out of teh enclosure with just my fingers....no damage so happy warranty still be used....I want it for HP microserver backup....so much better to stick it in and copy than 5tb over USB2.

MIght have to order another now though!

Anyone tell me....if using 2of these with the inbuilt hardward raid card in the HP MIcroserver .....since the two drives are a simple mirroe can you just take one of the disks out and stick in in another computer....eg if the HP failed completely?
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