Seagate Game Drive Hub for Xbox (8TB) £131.99 @ Maplin
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Seagate Game Drive Hub for Xbox (8TB) £131.99 @ Maplin

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Edited by:"reindeer333"Found 6th Apr
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Based on the only relevant data that seems to be out there (Backblaze's analysis) the failure rate for WD and Seagate is pretty much the same, about 1-2% depending on which models you go for.

By all means take customer service into account but the people complaining of multiple broken drives from one company are either very unfortunate statistical outliers (it's literally 1 in a million to get 3 failed drives in a row) or have inadvertently caused the drive failures themselves one way or another. Despite people complaining 'company X is rubbish' popping up every time one of these threads gains traction their experience is only anecdotal and should be treated as such.

Boring point aside this is a particularly good price for these drive sizes. I'm very tempted to finally get a large backup drive for all my music, games and films just in case the internet collapses in on itself one day.
desfletcher4 h, 5 m ago

Seagate are rubbish. Dont bother with them. Had 3 fail. Had one wd and …Seagate are rubbish. Dont bother with them. Had 3 fail. Had one wd and that is still going strong.


Swings and roundabouts, I had 8 WD drives in my NAS and 2 failed. Yet the 8 Seagates in my 4 bay Thunderbolt 4 storage units going strong, Also I've had 2 OCZ SSD fail, yet my other 10 or so going fine, mix of Sandisk, Crucial & Intel.

Drives fail, all brands, all models, it's simply a question of time.

You saying they are rubbish doesn't make them rubbish. Just means you don't like them.

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Cracking find! I'm sure Amazon will price-match no bother too :)..
I'm tempted by the 8tb for my Xbox but I'm looking for another drive to store films and tv shows. Anyone know if I took my current 4tb off my Xbox would I be able to store films etc. on there? Just a bit unsure as when I first connected it to console it asked me to convert the hard drive so it could only be used for games.
copperspock:
Cracking find! I'm sure Amazon will price-match no bother too :).

How do you get price match do you need buy item first?
kristaps.ozolins18 m ago

I'm tempted by the 8tb for my Xbox but I'm looking for another drive to …I'm tempted by the 8tb for my Xbox but I'm looking for another drive to store films and tv shows. Anyone know if I took my current 4tb off my Xbox would I be able to store films etc. on there? Just a bit unsure as when I first connected it to console it asked me to convert the hard drive so it could only be used for games.


If you plug it in a pc, and clear any partitions then re partition and re format yeah you can re use it no problems.

It's pretty easy to transfer all games from old to new with them both plugged in to xbox before you clear the old one.
Edited by: "Mr_Bridger" 6th Apr
Are these drives reliable keen to get this for my PS4 over a Recertified WD just concerned if it fails as Maplin has gone into administration? How are the warranty on these?
kristaps.ozolins39 m ago

I'm tempted by the 8tb for my Xbox but I'm looking for another drive to …I'm tempted by the 8tb for my Xbox but I'm looking for another drive to store films and tv shows. Anyone know if I took my current 4tb off my Xbox would I be able to store films etc. on there? Just a bit unsure as when I first connected it to console it asked me to convert the hard drive so it could only be used for games.


I believe you would be able too.
I would also presume you would 1st need to transfer your games from your original to the Hub So you don`t lose them.
You can then just reformat the original and store anything on that , example Media , Movies,

This is a Extremely good price Hot Deal indeed. Thank you OP for bringing thjs to my attention.

Best Regards,
Good deals!

Anyone aware of any good deals on a 2TB?
Is there a guarantee with this? I mean from Seagate?
Edited by: "noeltech2000" 6th Apr
Excellent deal and i can pick it on my way home. Excellent.
Thank you op! My second 8TB game drive. Last one bought open box with 20% off amazon around the same price too! Excellent drive for my 4K movies (current one only has 2TB left!).
digitalOrchestra20 m ago

Are these drives reliable keen to get this for my PS4 over a Recertified …Are these drives reliable keen to get this for my PS4 over a Recertified WD just concerned if it fails as Maplin has gone into administration? How are the warranty on these?

I have a 2TB version and it is extremely reliable . This is a much safer option than the Wd variants.
The drive inside as a SATA interface also.
Concerning the warranty ..Well you would have to return to seagate for warranty if ever it was needed which in all likelihood will not happen .

Best Regards,
sh1no8i5 m ago

Thank you op! My second 8TB game drive. Last one bought open box with 20% …Thank you op! My second 8TB game drive. Last one bought open box with 20% off amazon around the same price too! Excellent drive for my 4K movies (current one only has 2TB left!).


Hi ...did you shuck this drive ?
digitalOrchestra24 m ago

Are these drives reliable keen to get this for my PS4 over a Recertified …Are these drives reliable keen to get this for my PS4 over a Recertified WD just concerned if it fails as Maplin has gone into administration? How are the warranty on these?



In my experience no. I've had two, both of which failed. Seagate make you pay the return cost and you don't get a new drive replacement but a used, recertified drive that is tackily stamped as a word on the case! And you have to pack it for return to their exacting specs in foam, sturdy box etc. which you propbably won't have. As you can probably tell I'm very anti seagate after my experience with them.
kevann1 m ago

Hi ...did you shuck this drive ?


Nah just using it in its housing, wired to a Zidoo box.
Seagate are rubbish. Dont bother with them. Had 3 fail. Had one wd and that is still going strong.
best to pay with Credit card or paypal incase they dont turn up??
Reebok.Ron6th Apr

In my experience no. I've had two, both of which failed. Seagate make you …In my experience no. I've had two, both of which failed. Seagate make you pay the return cost and you don't get a new drive replacement but a used, recertified drive that is tackily stamped as a word on the case! And you have to pack it for return to their exacting specs in foam, sturdy box etc. which you propbably won't have. As you can probably tell I'm very anti seagate after my experience with them.


I'm like you. I've not used Seagate for many years. Had quite a few fail. Just not worth the risk with important data for me.
FYI - tried a 5TB drive daisy chained to the built in hub and it powered/handled without any problems (13TB total). My media player (although it has 3 USB ports) wasn’t able power any other drives once a 5TB was plugged in, limiting me to use only one port at a time. Daisy chaining with the built in hub works perfectly though (the ports are advertised as ports for a mouse / controller / charger etc. Haven’t tried 2 yet!
Well I just ordered this 4TB .
Just could not resist the price ,Will come in handy for something ..lol
Thanks again OP Great find.

Best Regards,
Reebok.Ron33 m ago

In my experience no. I've had two, both of which failed. Seagate make you …In my experience no. I've had two, both of which failed. Seagate make you pay the return cost and you don't get a new drive replacement but a used, recertified drive that is tackily stamped as a word on the case! And you have to pack it for return to their exacting specs in foam, sturdy box etc. which you propbably won't have. As you can probably tell I'm very anti seagate after my experience with them.


To be fair here - WD do exactly the same for failed drives in warranty - and they do the same with giving back recerts with different colour labels etc making the resale value of your drive plummet.
OOS boooo
mikedigitales30 m ago

To be fair here - WD do exactly the same for failed drives in warranty - …To be fair here - WD do exactly the same for failed drives in warranty - and they do the same with giving back recerts with different colour labels etc making the resale value of your drive plummet.


Finally....Someone who actually knows what they are talking about,
On a side note and it is pretty irrelevant.....But I will say it anyway. Why do you think they use this very same variant of drive in the latest consoles of today , device`s` etc......? Well I will tell you.....They are robust and rarely fail.
I have see a lot of failed WD drives from play stations unlike the seagate variants from Xbox.
That`s just my opinion , So each to their own.

Glad I grabbed one while I could...They are showing OOS now.

Best regards,
Edited by: "kevann" 6th Apr
On the 8tb the warranty from seagate should be 5 years as there is a BarraCuda pro drive inside.
Luckyluke023 m ago

On the 8tb the warranty from seagate should be 5 years as there is a …On the 8tb the warranty from seagate should be 5 years as there is a BarraCuda pro drive inside.


Do you know that for sure.? is the 8TB in the white hub? I am tempted to get it and shuck it if it is.

Best Regards,
Based on the only relevant data that seems to be out there (Backblaze's analysis) the failure rate for WD and Seagate is pretty much the same, about 1-2% depending on which models you go for.

By all means take customer service into account but the people complaining of multiple broken drives from one company are either very unfortunate statistical outliers (it's literally 1 in a million to get 3 failed drives in a row) or have inadvertently caused the drive failures themselves one way or another. Despite people complaining 'company X is rubbish' popping up every time one of these threads gains traction their experience is only anecdotal and should be treated as such.

Boring point aside this is a particularly good price for these drive sizes. I'm very tempted to finally get a large backup drive for all my music, games and films just in case the internet collapses in on itself one day.
Misleading. 4TB is £71.99, 8TB is £131.99. Description should be updated.
kevann13 m ago

Do you know that for sure.? is the 8TB in the white hub? I am tempted to …Do you know that for sure.? is the 8TB in the white hub? I am tempted to get it and shuck it if it is.Best Regards,


yes the white one and the reviews say its the pro drive hexus.net/gam…ox/
if its not a pro then it would be 2 years some say its a pro some say its not.
I am So tempted to get this Bargain. decisions....................decisions
Seems everybody slates Seagate. I have been using a 2tb drive for 8 years with no problems at all. Got 3 other drives between 2 and 5 years old still going strong. Never had to return a Seagate drive.
I picked up the Seagate 8TB non-badged ‘game drive’ from US Amazon at this price when it was the cheapest for a long time so it’s a good deal.

It uses the ST8000DM004-2CX188 which is a SMR drive.
Thanks OP just grabbed the 8TB hub stonking Bargain and will shuck this for some much needed media storage.
I was getting sick of constantly trying to free storage with stuff I never really wanted to lose...So this solves me problem for the foreseeable future.

Best Regards,
Edited by: "kevann" 6th Apr
Hot, Tempted , but with my Maplin going bust it might go cheaper...
Georgeharris19823 m ago

Hot, Tempted , but with my Maplin going bust it might go cheaper...


There aren't many left so these will sell out at this price. Only chance I can see of a cheaper one from Maplin is if when they cease trading someone buys pallets of random unsorted stock cheap and gets lucky. But unless you are the one buying said pallet you won't be that lucky as anyone reselling after that will likely be around this price still.
i spotted this late last night as looking to consolidate smaller external drives, but with maplins closing down, i would have preferred to have got one in a store, but i could not see any local stores with stock
rav4cas1 h, 13 m ago

Seems everybody slates Seagate. I have been using a 2tb drive for 8 years …Seems everybody slates Seagate. I have been using a 2tb drive for 8 years with no problems at all. Got 3 other drives between 2 and 5 years old still going strong. Never had to return a Seagate drive.


i've had an internal samsung and an external segate drive fail, surprisingly having 2 identical samsungs installed, the drive that died was a backup drive the other was my main drive and still works 10 years later. as for the segate it was a known "click of death" which i hadn't known about until disaster happened, luckily i don't store too much important data on one drive and backup things elsewhere
Edited by: "watson44" 6th Apr
Excellent price! Ordered 2
digitalOrchestra4 h, 10 m ago

Are these drives reliable keen to get this for my PS4 over a Recertified …Are these drives reliable keen to get this for my PS4 over a Recertified WD just concerned if it fails as Maplin has gone into administration? How are the warranty on these?


Don’t get this for PS4. The hub drives do not work with PS4. No problem with xBox but not compatible with PS4 (unless a recent firmware upgrade has changed that).
desfletcher4 h, 5 m ago

Seagate are rubbish. Dont bother with them. Had 3 fail. Had one wd and …Seagate are rubbish. Dont bother with them. Had 3 fail. Had one wd and that is still going strong.


Swings and roundabouts, I had 8 WD drives in my NAS and 2 failed. Yet the 8 Seagates in my 4 bay Thunderbolt 4 storage units going strong, Also I've had 2 OCZ SSD fail, yet my other 10 or so going fine, mix of Sandisk, Crucial & Intel.

Drives fail, all brands, all models, it's simply a question of time.

You saying they are rubbish doesn't make them rubbish. Just means you don't like them.

Heat given
Georgeharris19821 h, 59 m ago

Hot, Tempted , but with my Maplin going bust it might go cheaper...


Don't hold your breath too long At that price they will fly off the shelves.. some reported it being OOS already, but mine didnt show that.
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