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Seagate Maxtor M3 Portable External Hard Drive 4TB @ Groupon for £80.34 with voucher
Seagate Maxtor M3 Portable External Hard Drive 4TB @ Groupon for £80.34 with voucher

Seagate Maxtor M3 Portable External Hard Drive 4TB @ Groupon for £80.34 with voucher

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4TB hard-drive for £106.99 - use code "FIRST" for new customer only to get 25% off order. bringing it down to;

4TB - £80.34... after discount
3TB - £59.99...
2TB - £50.99...
1TB - £35.99...

EDIT - direct link - groupon.co.uk/dea…4tb

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So only for new customers

register new account should do the job

And it's Groupoff

Groupon really do dislike existing customers don't they

can also use on a 6tb samsung drive
https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/samsung-d3-external-hard-drive
+£10.50 topcashback

Seagate are awful!!!!!!!! Buy at your own risk

Becareful ordering. Received my drive the other day. Delivered to an incorrect address. No return address to sender on parcel.
Edited by: "stick_w_vic" 27th Sep 2016

kg808

can also use on a 6tb samsung … can also use on a 6tb samsung drivehttps://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/samsung-d3-external-hard-drive+£10.50 topcashback


Can you get the extra 25% for joining groupon along with the topcasback?

bruce287

Seagate are awful!!!!!!!! Buy at your own risk


i have to agree, all of the drives i have had that have broken on me have been seagate, actually had one break this week

rally

Can you get the extra 25% for joining groupon along with the topcasback?


Code does work for a new account & hopefully topcashback tracks too
I posted it as a new deal, you can keep an eye on the comments here

Edited by: "kg808" 27th Sep 2016

Just got a 4TB portable from Sainsburys for £99

Can I take this out and use in PS4?

bigdeal66

http://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2016/02/hgst-hard-disks-still-super-reliable-seagates-have-greatly-improved/ [/url]how to take a screen shot[/img]


Backblaze stats hold no weight in my opinion. They have no control group, they dont have the same number of drives of all brands, their hard drives are externals that have been shucked and used in their storage pods, which the drives are not designed for. I don't agree that Seagate are "awful" but buyers should do their own research instead of being misinformed by dodgy stats.

SolidWarrior

Can I take this out and use in PS4?


without an ugly adapter I highly doubt it, 4tb is not available in the 2.5" format that the ps4 uses, meaning this is a 3.5" desktop drive, also some drives have the usb soldered to the drive so it cannot be used as a normal drive... i have no idea if this one does this or not....

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X50pence777

without an ugly adapter I highly doubt it, 4tb is not available in the … without an ugly adapter I highly doubt it, 4tb is not available in the 2.5" format that the ps4 uses, meaning this is a 3.5" desktop drive, also some drives have the usb soldered to the drive so it cannot be used as a normal drive... i have no idea if this one does this or not....



This is not a 3.5" desktop drive. It's a portable 2.5" one

Its all good and well saying Seagate aren't very good, and I don't doubt that if Groupon have a deal on them, but any suggestions on a decent priced more reliable alternative? I'm in the market for either 1tb or 2tb.
Edited by: "spullot" 27th Sep 2016

SolidWarrior

Can I take this out and use in PS4?

SolidWarrior

Can I take this out and use in PS4?

bruce287

Seagate are awful!!!!!!!! Buy at your own risk


4tb 2.5" drives were introduced in June 2015, so they do exist, and this is clearly 2.5" going by the look/size of the case and the fact that it's described as 'portable' (meaning USB powered) rather than 'external' (which would be a 3.5" drive requiring mains power).




Going by the dimensions, and from a quick Google search, I believe the hard drive in this is 15mm thick, which would be too big for the PS4's drive bay, which I think is 9.5mm.





Buy any hard drive at your own risk - they all have failure rates. You could buy a drive with a 10% failure rate and be in the other 90%, or buy a drive with a 1% failure rate and be in that 1%. The important thing is not to get the drive with the lowest failure rate but rather to make sure that any data you care about is backed up on at least one other drive or cloud storage.

Now the question is should I go for a 2TB or 3TB for my new Xbox One S lol
2TB works out as £40.50 after topcashback and 25% off, while 3TB is £49.50...

bandit17

Now the question is should I go for a 2TB or 3TB for my new Xbox One S … Now the question is should I go for a 2TB or 3TB for my new Xbox One S lol2TB works out as £40.50 after topcashback and 25% off, while 3TB is £49.50...



​if you do the maths, you'd have the answer instantly.

SolidWarrior

Can I take this out and use in PS4?



I managed to fit a drive similar to this from a Seagate STEA4000400.

The 2.5" drive is 14mm tall, so a lot taller than the 7mm drive the ps4 regularly uses.

I did have to remove the hard drive caddy from the PS and fit the drive in directly with a small bit of soft plastic to support it underneath ( as the sata port is a few mm off the tray bed), i did also have to loosen a few frame screws on the left hand side so that the drive wasn't squashed and wouldn't make the metal frame noisy from the vibration.

Doing this stops the top left panel from fitting on flush too.

So overall, will it fit, yes just about. Will it look the same, not quite. Well worth it for me to have a 4TB drive in the playstation though.

Does anyone know for sure you can get the internal drive out of these, and that they don't have USB-only (no SATA) control boards?
Edited by: "Azelphur" 27th Sep 2016

As i know usb only internal drive.

bruce287

Seagate are awful!!!!!!!! Buy at your own risk



These comments based on something someone vaguely remembers hearing at some point without any up to date information are awful. Listen to them at your own peril!

But that's a great per TB price for a portable hard drive.

I have used seagates for over 30 years and they are a good brand with low failure rates. They are all basically made in the same ol factories these days and its hardly a risk now is it. 80 quid for all that storage

bought with different email address.

Been looking for a 2TB portable drive for aggggges, thanks for the post!

It wasn't all seagate drives that were unreliable, it was just the 3TB ST3000DM. I should know, I had 5 die on me over a 3 year period.

bma1445

It wasn't all seagate drives that were unreliable, it was just the 3TB … It wasn't all seagate drives that were unreliable, it was just the 3TB ST3000DM. I should know, I had 5 die on me over a 3 year period.



Yeah, that one specific model had a horrible failure rate pointing towards a fundamental design or build flaw. But typically other drivers from other manufacturers are all around the 5% failure rate mark.

Anecdotal cases of a single person saying they have multiple drive failures tell nothing of the scenario. We have no idea if there are user error factors involved.

Anyone know if these would be soldered in? Or could I break one open for some extra storage in my desktop? Bought a 2tb 850 evo but decided that a hard drive worth about 50% of my PC cost was just a terrible idea haha.

Correct link please

bandit17

Now the question is should I go for a 2TB or 3TB for my new Xbox One S … Now the question is should I go for a 2TB or 3TB for my new Xbox One S lol2TB works out as £40.50 after topcashback and 25% off, while 3TB is £49.50...



Topcashback for groupon direct you to a broken page.

How do you get TCB?

Oh balls. I ordered a Toshiba 4TB drive from eBuyer for just shy of £90 last week, it's been processing for the last five days now.

Great price though. Heat added!

bruce287

Seagate are awful!!!!!!!! Buy at your own risk



Hi Bruce, whats it like to still be in 2009?

yes, id recommend not buying hard drives. stick to good old ticker tape.


/sarcasm

usetheforceluke

I have used seagates for over 30 years and they are a good brand with low … I have used seagates for over 30 years and they are a good brand with low failure rates. They are all basically made in the same ol factories these days and its hardly a risk now is it. 80 quid for all that storage



​exactly - been the most reliable for me. my very first Seagate 350MB hard drive still powered up and worked fine after sitting on the shelf for 14 years. samsung (pre seagate) were the worst in my experience for reliability!

Anyone used the 4tb model? Currently using a 2tb and looking to upgrade for my Xbox One.

huangxq2

Topcashback for groupon direct you to a broken page.How do you get TCB?



same happened to me,and there is a 5% deal for quidco,the link does NOT work either……

donbarney

i have to agree, all of the drives i have had that have broken on me have … i have to agree, all of the drives i have had that have broken on me have been seagate, actually had one break this week



​This has been exactly my experience and it will take much more than a cheap price to convince me to try a seagate again.

huangxq2

Topcashback for groupon direct you to a broken page.How do you get TCB?



I have just purchased 2TB version, topcashback worked fine for me, I used Firefox.

4 TB sold.
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