Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 - Amazon.com £128.49
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Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 - Amazon.com £128.49

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Found 1st May
Seagate 8TB external hard drive, £128.49 delivered including import fees ($176.86 total).

Make sure to pay in USD and use a no-fee foreign currency card (eg. Monzo, Starling, Revolut, Clarity etc.) or Amazon will charge a few extra % to convert it to GBP.
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Id buy a few at that price. But everything I buy from the US lately gets caught by customs for import tax.
richyjwill54 m ago

Id buy a few at that price. But everything I buy from the US lately gets …Id buy a few at that price. But everything I buy from the US lately gets caught by customs for import tax.


Custom charges are included
richyjwill3 h, 12 m ago

Id buy a few at that price. But everything I buy from the US lately gets …Id buy a few at that price. But everything I buy from the US lately gets caught by customs for import tax.



I purchased 4 in the last offer and was refunded the import fees after a few weeks. Guess I got lucky.
Good price for 8tb. Just imagine losing all of your data
daltimor11 m ago

Good price for 8tb. Just imagine losing all of your data



that's why you have more than 1 drive, so you can backup
uni12 m ago

that's why you have more than 1 drive, so you can backup


2 X 8TB will cost you fortune and even that is not guarantee you don't lose data
daltimor58 m ago

2 X 8TB will cost you fortune and even that is not guarantee you don't …2 X 8TB will cost you fortune and even that is not guarantee you don't lose data


£256.98, I wouldn't say that's a lot of money to protect important family photos, bank statements and other personal files.
Edited by: "Chuggee" 1st May
Chuggee5 m ago

£256.98, I wouldn't say that's a lot of money to protect important family …£256.98, I wouldn't say that's a lot of money to protect important family photos, bank statements and other personal files.


Less than that I expect as when you buy more than one the import fees per item reduce with Amazon. However, out of stock now and not available to order.
I'd rather store my personal data in an oven than on a Seagate drive.

I've had so many drives fail and was also caught up in the 3 platter disc failures a couple of years ago - I lost two out of three backups in a week (different batches too)!!!
daltimor1 h, 9 m ago

2 X 8TB will cost you fortune and even that is not guarantee you don't …2 X 8TB will cost you fortune and even that is not guarantee you don't lose data



I spent more than that years ago on 4x4TB to be used as part of a RAID, this is in conjunction with another remote backup.

I wouldnt trust one of these alone for important data, but it may still have its uses eg. Temporary storage, backup drive, etc.

Only reason Id use Seagate after my history with them.

Ideally you should have at least three copies of any vital data anyway.
Edited by: "tech3475" 1st May
hotsa: "I'd rather store my personal data in an oven than on a Seagate drive."

Haha. Yeah. Not a bad deal but importing carries an environmental cost, having to claim back customs fees as has been claimed above is hassle and Seagate drives don't AFAIK have the best rep. I will refrain, I have a couple of externals, I'm running a backup now as it happens. I need a deal on an SSD that plugs into my mobo of about 1TB though I don't see one coming soon .. ()!).
Just used the link, tells me they are in stock. I have ordered from Amazon USA a few times, not had any problems with customs or fees.
hotsa1 h, 54 m ago

I'd rather store my personal data in an oven than on a Seagate drive.I've …I'd rather store my personal data in an oven than on a Seagate drive.I've had so many drives fail and was also caught up in the 3 platter disc failures a couple of years ago - I lost two out of three backups in a week (different batches too)!!!


Same happened to me. I'll only buy wd red drives now. Luckily I had a 3rd backup on a WD external
daltimor3 h, 16 m ago

2 X 8TB will cost you fortune and even that is not guarantee you don't …2 X 8TB will cost you fortune and even that is not guarantee you don't lose data


£256, a fortune?
daltimor3 h, 44 m ago

Good price for 8tb. Just imagine losing all of your data


It's ok as long as you dont store anything too important, if it's a bunch of games and other stuff you only have to reinstall youll only lose time, if your storing Important things like photos, documents you won't need 8tb
tech34752 h, 17 m ago

I spent more than that years ago on 4x4TB to be used as part of a RAID, …I spent more than that years ago on 4x4TB to be used as part of a RAID, this is in conjunction with another remote backup.I wouldnt trust one of these alone for important data, but it may still have its uses eg. Temporary storage, backup drive, etc.Only reason Id use Seagate after my history with them.Ideally you should have at least three copies of any vital data anyway.


What counts as 'important data'

I would consider important data things like Documents and Photos but you shouldn't need 8tbs of that, it has uses such as Games, if you fails it will be a pain to reinstall the games you play but it's not the end of the world because of 'The Cloud' your game progress will be fine
The only guaranteed way to not lose any data is not to have any.
daltimor4 h, 19 m ago

2 X 8TB will cost you fortune and even that is not guarantee you don't …2 X 8TB will cost you fortune and even that is not guarantee you don't lose data



it won't cost you a fortune. it will cost twice as much as one drive. but you don't need 2x8tb drives necessarily to have a full backup of a 8tb drive. 2x4tb drives or 3x3tb drives etc. ie if upgrading to a new 8tb drive, your old drive(s) can effectively be the backup, but less conveniently split. personally I go like for like so have 2 drives of the same size, and on 2 different desktops so the backup is completely useable within minutes of booting the pc. it just depends how much you value 8tb of data and how easy it is to replace it. I have multiple copies of particular data, and for some stuff I don't bother as I can get it again if I really needed
Norseg3 h, 1 m ago

What counts as 'important data' I would consider important data things …What counts as 'important data' I would consider important data things like Documents and Photos but you shouldn't need 8tbs of that, it has uses such as Games, if you fails it will be a pain to reinstall the games you play but it's not the end of the world because of 'The Cloud' your game progress will be fine



Depends on the user, for example if you deal with video it can easily add up.
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