Seagate Personal Cloud 5TB NAS £139.99 at Argos (it's not just an external USB drive)
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Seagate Personal Cloud 5TB NAS £139.99 at Argos (it's not just an external USB drive)

£139.99Argos Deals
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Found 8th Aug 2015
I bought one from Amazon last week for the same price. Couldn't find it cheaper or even price matched anywhere else until now, £139.99 at Argos. Collection only. Next cheapest retailer is PC World for £179.99. Not bad for a 5TB NAS in my opinion, good reviews mainly, can access your files from anywhere.

Get John Lewis to price-match this and get 2 years warranty included.
- ajavaid92

This product comes with a two year guarantee where ever you buy it.
- jdbigguy

53 Comments

can you upload data on it from anywhere too?

candyman86

can you upload data on it from anywhere too?



Sure you can, of course you are bounded both by your "remote" upload speed and home download speed in that scenario.

In my experience it is very slow regardless of how fast either is. It is simpler to use some free cloud storage on the go and then use this as a backup/media center only at home, get a good router and you can get wireless storage speeds faster than a fair number of USB 3 hard drives... (It is actually throttled by gigabit ethernet... so about 120 MB/s...).

could you recommend any good cloud services with at least 200gb of storage?

candyman86

could you recommend any good cloud services with at least 200gb of … could you recommend any good cloud services with at least 200gb of storage?



No, the weather forecast is a clear sky tonight.

snappyfish

No, the weather forecast is a clear sky tonight.



The puns are strong with this one

Until your 5tb data is lost due to it being backed up on only a single drive

frogbog

Until your 5tb data is lost due to it being backed up on only a single … Until your 5tb data is lost due to it being backed up on only a single drive



Yawn.... My first HDD was 250MB and I have heard the same thing since 1GB HDD days... and i expect to hear the same thing when I buy my 5 Petabyte.

haritori

Yawn.... My first HDD was 250MB and I have heard the same thing since 1GB … Yawn.... My first HDD was 250MB and I have heard the same thing since 1GB HDD days... and i expect to hear the same thing when I buy my 5 Petabyte.



Amateur!

You get the £10 voucher for spending over £100 too.

read up on these a while back apparently you can install plex server on them no idea how they handle playing 1080p blu ray rips tho

Get John Lewis to price-match this and get 2 years warranty included.

Knowing my luck it would be raining from my personal cloud....

tonyt3rry

read up on these a while back apparently you can install plex server on … read up on these a while back apparently you can install plex server on them no idea how they handle playing 1080p blu ray rips tho



I looked for this under plex downloads, plex.tv/dow…ads this says x64 & armv7, I then tried to find out which processor it had, but had no luck. Where did you see the link about Plex?

Anyone who saves 5tb of their personal life/photos that they value in any way onto a single hard drive is beyond stupid! I fix computers for friends and family and in the last 5-10 years ive changed about 10 hard drives from computers that were totally knackered! Only way to potentially recover the data was to pay hundreds to a data recovery company!

Never store all your eggs in one basket!!

bubblegum2910

I looked for this under plex downloads, https://plex.tv/downloads this … I looked for this under plex downloads, https://plex.tv/downloads this says x64 & armv7, I then tried to find out which processor it had, but had no luck. Where did you see the link about Plex?




blog.seagate.com/con…ex/

and it looks like an ARM CPU - smallnetbuilder.com/nas…wed

depending on what you want this for, you can get a 5tb external drive for £100, then connect it by USB to must routers nowadays.

stevemack

Anyone who saves 5tb of their personal life/photos that they value in any … Anyone who saves 5tb of their personal life/photos that they value in any way onto a single hard drive is beyond stupid! I fix computers for friends and family and in the last 5-10 years ive changed about 10 hard drives from computers that were totally knackered! Only way to potentially recover the data was to pay hundreds to a data recovery company! Never store all your eggs in one basket!!


Good advice, buy your eggs in cartons.

deangreen4

http://blog.seagate.com/consumer/make-your-cloud-personal-with-plex/and … http://blog.seagate.com/consumer/make-your-cloud-personal-with-plex/and it looks like an ARM CPU - http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/nas/nas-reviews/32655-seagate-personal-cloud-reviewed



Pity I don't need one.

frogbog

Until your 5tb data is lost due to it being backed up on only a single … Until your 5tb data is lost due to it being backed up on only a single drive


If the data is backed up onto the 5TB drive, you need to lose more than one drive to lose the data...

bubblegum2910

I looked for this under plex downloads, https://plex.tv/downloads this … I looked for this under plex downloads, https://plex.tv/downloads this says x64 & armv7, I then tried to find out which processor it had, but had no luck. Where did you see the link about Plex?



gigaom.com/201…er/ there u go mate

candyman86

could you recommend any good cloud services with at least 200gb of … could you recommend any good cloud services with at least 200gb of storage?



​office 365 basic package includes 1tb for about £3 a month

candyman86

could you recommend any good cloud services with at least 200gb of … could you recommend any good cloud services with at least 200gb of storage?



Dropbox.

zmasta94

Dropbox.


could always buy a big drive for your pc so your not having to rely on upload speeds to the cloud when u could just back up over network

If you've got 5TB of data to store, a single 5TB drive is the cheapest, most reliable way of storing it locally.

That's not to say you shouldn't have backup(s), just that backups cost extra, and a single drive is more reliable than multiple drives.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 9th Aug 2015

stevemack

Anyone who saves 5tb of their personal life/photos that they value in any … Anyone who saves 5tb of their personal life/photos that they value in any way onto a single hard drive is beyond stupid! I fix computers for friends and family and in the last 5-10 years ive changed about 10 hard drives from computers that were totally knackered! Only way to potentially recover the data was to pay hundreds to a data recovery company! Never store all your eggs in one basket!!



Who stores there eggs in lots of baskets?

candyman86

could you recommend any good cloud services with at least 200gb of … could you recommend any good cloud services with at least 200gb of storage?



hubic.com

stevemack

Anyone who saves 5tb of their personal life/photos that they value in any … Anyone who saves 5tb of their personal life/photos that they value in any way onto a single hard drive is beyond stupid! I fix computers for friends and family and in the last 5-10 years ive changed about 10 hard drives from computers that were totally knackered! Only way to potentially recover the data was to pay hundreds to a data recovery company! Never store all your eggs in one basket!!



​I recently deleted the wrong partition when installing win 10. Cleared my main drive and backup partition by mistake. I managed to restore the data by using mini tool rather than paying hundreds to data recovery firms.

TehJumpingJawa

If you've got 5TB of data to store, a single 5TB drive is the cheapest, … If you've got 5TB of data to store, a single 5TB drive is the cheapest, most reliable way of storing it locally.That's not to say you shouldn't have backup(s), just that backups cost extra, and a single drive is more reliable than multiple drives.


How can one drive be more reliable than multiple drives? One drive failing is much more likely that multiple drives failing.

jdbigguy

How can one drive be more reliable than multiple drives? One drive … How can one drive be more reliable than multiple drives? One drive failing is much more likely that multiple drives failing.




Yeah.......:| no it isnt

Does this have bi-directional sync like dropbox so that accessing files remotely will always be the most up-to-date ones?
eg. deleting a file on my machine will delete the file on the cloud
Edited by: "Maffew" 9th Aug 2015

stevemack

Anyone who saves 5tb of their personal life/photos that they value in any … Anyone who saves 5tb of their personal life/photos that they value in any way onto a single hard drive is beyond stupid! I fix computers for friends and family and in the last 5-10 years ive changed about 10 hard drives from computers that were totally knackered! Only way to potentially recover the data was to pay hundreds to a data recovery company! Never store all your eggs in one basket!!


Sounds to me like your friends and family should go elsewhere.

Original Poster

stubbadub

​I recently deleted the wrong partition when installing win 10. Cleared m … ​I recently deleted the wrong partition when installing win 10. Cleared my main drive and backup partition by mistake. I managed to restore the data by using mini tool rather than paying hundreds to data recovery firms.



I see where you're coming from with that but unfortunately there's no piece of software in the world that's going to recover files from a mechanically broken hard drive. Yes it will recover something you've deleted and not overwritten yet, but if the drive is actually physically broken it typically needs to be disassembled in a clean-room environment, the disk/s removed from the drive and loaded into a machine that spins them up and reads from them with it's own heads. And that will cost mega money, potentially thousands depending on how much work is involved and even then the disk may not be readable. We had to pay for it to be done more than once where I used to work.

frogbog

Until your 5tb data is lost due to it being backed up on only a single … Until your 5tb data is lost due to it being backed up on only a single drive

stevemack

Anyone who saves 5tb of their personal life/photos that they value in any … Anyone who saves 5tb of their personal life/photos that they value in any way onto a single hard drive is beyond stupid! I fix computers for friends and family and in the last 5-10 years ive changed about 10 hard drives from computers that were totally knackered! Only way to potentially recover the data was to pay hundreds to a data recovery company! Never store all your eggs in one basket!!



You won't be yawning when all your 5tb personal photos, videos, games, apps are lost forever with no chance of retrieval.



Totally spot on...I learnt the hard way...My drive simply broke down mechanically, so there really was no way of retrieving the data, unless a lot of money was spent - I lost many memories of my kids, my father whom passed away and I was gutted.
Edited by: "frogbog" 9th Aug 2015

Couple of answers to the stupid replies...
1 x 5TB hard drive that's a deal or 2 x 3TB drives for around same price that's available every day.... I'd have the 2 X 3TB and mirror the drives. Sure it's not 5TB but you have data redundancy.

Deleting your partition, that's nothing like a mechanical hard drive issue! Go and drop you computer down some stairs while the hard drive is spinning and then come back to me with a mini tool to fix it!

People come to me to fix them because the likes of computer shops and PC world quote them hundreds for new drives with installation etc!

If people think they are that good at fixing drives, I have 7 HDDs sat in a box that are unreadable/mechanically screwed or have thousands of bad sectors so lots of files are corrupt, you're welcome to come and fix them and I'll even pay you for your time!

PS, Not having a go at the deal poster, it is a good deal btw if someone's after this particular item, I'm not having a go at that at all! Just think twice about storing everything in one place!

frogbog

You won't be yawning when all your 5tb personal photos, videos, games, … You won't be yawning when all your 5tb personal photos, videos, games, apps are lost forever with no chance of retrieval. Totally spot on...I learnt the hard way...My drive simply broke down mechanically, so there really was no way of retrieving the data, unless a lot of money was spent - I lost many memories of my kids, my father whom passed away and I was gutted.




Snap Frogbog, I learnt the hard way too, luckily it wasn't anything important I lost, it was a time before digital photos existed etc.
Edited by: "stevemack" 9th Aug 2015

Banned

You won't be getting 120MB/sec on this NAS... more like 35-40MB/sec!

frogbog

You won't be yawning when all your 5tb personal photos, videos, games, … You won't be yawning when all your 5tb personal photos, videos, games, apps are lost forever with no chance of retrieval. Totally spot on...I learnt the hard way...My drive simply broke down mechanically, so there really was no way of retrieving the data, unless a lot of money was spent - I lost many memories of my kids, my father whom passed away and I was gutted.



I have been there and got the T-Shirt, I use a local drive, the size doesn't matter if its 5 x 1tb or 1 x 5tb, but I also use cloud storage.. something you didn't mention in your OP, just the generic you will lose all your info, you made the assumption that because someone owns a large HDD they wont make alternative backups.

I bought the 3TB model from PC World to attach to my Amazon Fire TV with Kodi box for streaming my movies and TV shows from one device instead of the several hard drives I have. I was told that you could attach a USB cable and transfer files from your PC that way. However that doesn't seem the case and the USB ports only seem to be for attaching drives to the Personal Cloud for more storage. The fastest I can transfer files is via ethernet cable at around 11MB/s. Could anyone who has one of these confirm that transfer is only possible via ethernet cable or wirelessly through a router. TIA.

Damn ,this looks like the single drive one not the duel drive version. Good for big storage, not so good for backups or RAID.

Good price for a 5TB NAS though
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