SEAGATE GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive - 3TB - £119 @ PC World
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SEAGATE GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive - 3TB - £119 @ PC World

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Wish this had the heat sink temp cable so i could rip the HDD out and get it in my iMac !!

Good price, shame its usb 2 and not usb 3, as it would make quite a difference with a drive this size.

This contains a 3 platter Barracuda XT drive (according to the article below), which seems to cost around £200 for the drive alone?

engadget.com/201…ys/

storagereview.com/sea…001
Edited by: "mhuk" 30th Nov 2011

andyken

Good price, shame its usb 2 and not usb 3, as it would make quite a … Good price, shame its usb 2 and not usb 3, as it would make quite a difference with a drive this size.



Taken from product details.

And if you find yourself seeking improved performance in the future, simply purchase a FireWire 800 or USB 3.0 GoFlex adaptor to enjoy much greater data transfer speeds.

great price considering the prices of HD at the moment

Banned

I have one. Excellent NAS drive

Tempting!

the USB3 adapter is another £35
link

Voted hot but with the USB 2.0 interface, copying/transferring large files is going to be painfully slow!

Could I use this to increase the capacity of my Humax HDR Fox T2? If so is it just a case of plugging it into the front or back USB port?

bigwelsh

I have one. Excellent NAS drive


May well need my eyes testing, but are you certain it's NAS?

quidmaster

Voted hot but with the USB 2.0 interface, copying/transferring large … Voted hot but with the USB 2.0 interface, copying/transferring large files is going to be painfully slow!



So get the FireWire 800 or USB 3.0 GoFlex adaptor for it (as per donaldduck2's comment above.)

Seems a bargain! If connected to an xbox, will the xbox recognise all 3tb?

If i bought this could i use it to connect to my home router and create a personal cloud network so i can access my data remotely or would i need a certain HDD with cloud capability?

Thank you need this! Almost out of HDD space!

mark811

the USB3 adapter is another £35link



You can try pre-ordering on Scan for £15 + p&p

Storing 3TB of data on a Seagate will never end well.

Just down to personal experience rich. I've had them all. WD, seagate, maxtor, hitatchi, IBM, Samsung. I've always had one brand fail on me and swear I'll never use it again. The next brand fails on me, I go back to the previous brand and it is perfect!

Sometimes you get dud drives, granted seagate is comparatively high to others but when it works, it works well.

Edit

I personally don't like using external drives as every day drives because they tend to get hot and fail much quicker due to the enclosures. They are fine for back up storage only imo.
Edited by: "Creo" 30th Nov 2011

shame this wont fit into a Sky HD box or Humax HDR.

dan73

Could I use this to increase the capacity of my Humax HDR Fox T2? If so … Could I use this to increase the capacity of my Humax HDR Fox T2? If so is it just a case of plugging it into the front or back USB port?



3TB drives will unlikely work as they will require the new GPT partition table which isn't compatible with the Humax.
Grab yourself a 2TB drive for the humax, do some research and grab one that others have confirmed working.

it's hot for me.

Bought 2 for my microserver

mark811

the USB3 adapter is another £35link


No it is available for £19.99 from pcworld without a code. Bought it a few days ago with the 2TB model.
see more details posted on my deal on hotukdeals.com/dea…818 Cant believe that deal I posted never went above 15* even though USB3.0 adapter for these drives was only £19.99 (with free delivery without codes. deal available online for usb3.0 adapter only) and the NAS adapter was a saving of £40 and less than half price!

You can also use it as a NAS drive or for remote access by buying this Seagate GoFlex Net Media Sharing Device available at PCworld for £29.97 instore only at clearance price. Not available on their website. see aove link for more details. regular price for this netmedia sharing adapter is about £69.99 i think and higher price is on amazon etc.



Edited by: "bubblesmoney" 30th Nov 2011

Banned

Tear the mofo out and stick it in your tower. I've got 7TB in my bays and I need more space. Blurays are killing my storage space.

whats the delivery time like from pcw?

what's the scam with this one? ebay.co.uk/itm…865

Heat for this deal but stumbled on this WD drive on ebay, far too cheap surely! i know it's from honk kong but still....

BTW you usually lose the warranty once you take the drive out of it's enclosure, I would research this before doing so.

greysquirrel

what's the scam with this one? … what's the scam with this one? [url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.co.uk%252Fitm%252FWester-Digital-Essential-3TB-External-Hard-Disk-Drive-3-TB-USB-3-0-%252F200682178661%253Fpt%253DUK_Computing_HardDrives_RL%2526hash%253Ditem2eb9970865%2523ht_1929wt_1185]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wester-Digital-Essential-3TB-External-Hard-Disk-Drive-3-TB-USB-3-0-/200682178661?pt=UK_Computing_HardDrives_RL&hash=item2eb9970865#ht_1929wt_1185[/url]Heat for this deal but stumbled on this WD drive on ebay, far too cheap surely! i know it's from honk kong but still....



Looks like a scam to me. Their previous feedback has all been for items between $0.02-$0.07........yet now they suddenly have high tech goods at unbelievable prices?!

@bubblesmoney: are you saying that if you order product 516743 from PCWorld they send you the £35 product 093280?

Don't take this the wrong way but the lack of heat on your post is probably because it's very hard to read with so few paragraphs and lots of long URLs rather than short links

Yeah I noticed that, all previous sales are for bracelets, yet it reckons they have sold 100 of the 3TB HDD already? scamtastic no doubt. I can't decide on this one, I really could do with some more space and drive prices are crazy at the mo... hmmm

BorisTheSpider

Looks like a scam to me. Their previous feedback has all been for items … Looks like a scam to me. Their previous feedback has all been for items between $0.02-$0.07........yet now they suddenly have high tech goods at unbelievable prices?!


BorisTheSpider

Looks like a scam to me. Their previous feedback has all been for items … Looks like a scam to me. Their previous feedback has all been for items between $0.02-$0.07........yet now they suddenly have high tech goods at unbelievable prices?!



Such an obvious scam that the listing has been removed

greysquirrel

Yeah I noticed that, all previous sales are for bracelets, yet it reckons … Yeah I noticed that, all previous sales are for bracelets, yet it reckons they have sold 100 of the 3TB HDD already? scamtastic no doubt. I can't decide on this one, I really could do with some more space and drive prices are crazy at the mo... hmmm



If you can afford to be without the drive or the money for about 2 months - the time it will take for paypal to refund you - then go for it.

mhuk

@bubblesmoney: are you saying that if you order product 516743 from … @bubblesmoney: are you saying that if you order product 516743 from PCWorld they send you the £35 product 093280?Don't take this the wrong way but the lack of heat on your post is probably because it's very hard to read with so few paragraphs and lots of long URLs rather than short links



I bought both the 2TB drive (£79.99) and usb3.o adapter (19.99£ bought in store but also was available online with free delivery) and Seagate GoFlex Net Media Sharing Device (NAS adapter £29.97 not found on their website though it was still being sold instore even after i bought mine) from pcworld store and not online a few days ago.

For the £19.99 i got the USB3.0 adapter with 4feet of USB3.0 cable. If you see the first link you gave it says USB cable3.0 for £19.99 and the second says usb3.0 adapter for £34.99. But looks like they have mixed up things on their systems and my box is hand written with the code for the £19.99 product. Anyway both the products have the same photo online as well!

But the biggest savings was on the NAS adapter which was £65-70£ everywhere else and i got it for £29.99 instore without any discount vouchers etc. I wouldnt have bought it if not for the ridiculous low price.

edit: i am not worried about the low heat my deal got. I am chuffed with the savings i made and just posted the deal so that others can get the deal too. Not too bothered if others are not interested in the deal i posted as i got huge savings with my purchase.
Edited by: "bubblesmoney" 30th Nov 2011

i dont think this is a NAS drive, if it was, would be a fantastic deal

ThunderBolt

May well need my eyes testing, but are you certain it's NAS?


He has taken the hard drive out of the caddy and put it in his NAS (probably HP Proliant). This external hard drive is cheaper than internal hard drives atm because of the flooding in Taiwan.

You can make it a NAS for the £29.97 add-on I have mentioned in the link in my post above

Seems crazy that Seagate would put a 3TB 7200RPM drive into these units - they will be proper scorching if you transfer 3TB of data onto them and will double up as a heater for these cold nights ...oO

Only 3 platters in these ie 3x 1 tb platters so should run much cooler than the old 5 platter designs

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