WD 8TB My Book USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive (cheapest 8TB disk)  £214.99 @ Maplin instore
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WD 8TB My Book USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive (cheapest 8TB disk) £214.99 @ Maplin instore

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If you don't mind 'having all your eggs in one basket' , this is, I think the cheapest per GByte drive. If you put your postcode in the search here, you may find one reasonably near you.
maplin.co.uk/p/w…6ut
This appears to be a single drive, however removing it from the case will void the warranty. I've obtained most of my drives this way and they have all lasted much longer than the one year warranty
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Personally, I prefer Seagate drives. They have an 8TB 'achive' bare drive. The best price for that is I think here:

mobymemory.com/uk/…tml?

£229.97 delivered

Quite an interesting review here:

storagereview.com/sea…8tb

Edited by: "jasee" 28th Mar 2017
Does anyone need that much storage?!
Malabus

Does anyone need that much storage?!



​yes
Not voted on price but if this is the cheapest per Gb price around currently then prices aren't falling. Might be a Brexit thing. Pretty sure my last HUKD hard drive purchase was less per Gb and that must be more than a year ago.

This is cheaper per Gb :

hotukdeals.com/dea…548
Edited by: "David_e" 28th Mar 2017
" the Seagate Archive posted 10 IOPS at 2 Threads 2 Queue, which remained virtually unchanged with a 16 Threads 16 Queue IOPS of 10 as well." which is quite impressive. now how much would I be able to get for my bad-sector-free out-of-warranty fleet of 1-4TB WD Black or Caviar 3.5" HDDs? managing those is a pain and I can see how 2 of these 8TB ones would be so much easier to use.
Got the Seagate 8TB for £194.99 on Amazon last week. Back up now but worth keeping an eye on.
akhowells

Got the Seagate 8TB for £194.99 on Amazon last week. Back up now but … Got the Seagate 8TB for £194.99 on Amazon last week. Back up now but worth keeping an eye on.


The seagate 8tb can be picked up for just under £200 on Argos ebay using the 10% off promotion ebay.co.uk/itm…381
tempt

The seagate 8tb can be picked up for just under £200 on Argos ebay using … The seagate 8tb can be picked up for just under £200 on Argos ebay using the 10% off promotion http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Seagate-8TB-Back-Up-Plus-Desktop-Hard-Drive-USB-Hub-Argos-ebay-/332091845381


Useful. The trouble is I would need at least two.
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First person to mention eggs and baskets is a prize helmet.
OrribleHarry

First person to mention eggs and baskets is a prize helmet.


The OP already covered it off so no prizes to dish out here.
OrribleHarry

First person to mention eggs and baskets is a prize helmet.


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Nth

The OP already covered it off so no prizes to dish out here.



Drat lol betya some "expert" will still do it.
£27 a TB... not a hot deal.
Nth

The OP already covered it off so no prizes to dish out here.



you'll have to hand that prize helmet over to 'brexit'
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jeczap

you'll have to hand that prize helmet over to 'brexit'



Brexit is the best move in living history.
Was thinking about one of these, but would be using as a media server (i.e. Plex), would I be better of with a WD Red?
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ComminutedOrange

Was thinking about one of these, but would be using as a media server … Was thinking about one of these, but would be using as a media server (i.e. Plex), would I be better of with a WD Red?



Unlikely it will run Plex if you use transcoding however it will stream just fine as a DLNA server for example
David_e

Not voted on price but if this is the cheapest per Gb price around … Not voted on price but if this is the cheapest per Gb price around currently then prices aren't falling. Might be a Brexit thing. Pretty sure my last HUKD hard drive purchase was less per Gb and that must be more than a year ago.This is cheaper per Gb :http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/wd-3tb-book-for-mac-external-hard-drive-71-14-tesco-alloa-2646548



There are probably two factors
- Brexit and hence the hammering of the pound (unless you read the Daily Express in which case it's doing fine)
- This: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ssd-hdd-shortage-nand-market,news-54328.html

I bought most of my electronics at the end of last year ready for when the Brexit effect kicked in, even though the pound got trashed there's a lead time on most goods of 6 months or so, hence inflation only now starting to kick in
Edited by: "Shard" 28th Mar 2017
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Shard

There are probably two factors- Brexit and hence the hammering of the … There are probably two factors- Brexit and hence the hammering of the pound (unless you read the Daily Express in which case it's doing fine)- This: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ssd-hdd-shortage-nand-market,news-54328.htmlI bought most of my electronics at the end of last year ready for when the Brexit effect kicked in, even though the pound got trashed there's a lead time on most goods of 6 months or so, hence inflation only now starting to kick in



Political propaganda is all "Brexit" is, the actual Brexit hasn't happened yet....
OrribleHarry

Political propaganda is all "Brexit" is, the actual Brexit hasn't … Political propaganda is all "Brexit" is, the actual Brexit hasn't happened yet....



And yet the pound tanked in fear of it happening... wonder what will happen to it tomorrow, or in two years time...
Malabus

Does anyone need that much storage?!


Currently on 5GB's nearly full >.
OrribleHarry

Political propaganda is all "Brexit" is, the actual Brexit hasn't … Political propaganda is all "Brexit" is, the actual Brexit hasn't happened yet....



Article 50 is tomorrow. The financial markets are faith based, hence UK households losing $1.5tn in 2016.

independent.co.uk/new…tml
Shard

There are probably two factors- Brexit and hence the hammering of the … There are probably two factors- Brexit and hence the hammering of the pound (unless you read the Daily Express in which case it's doing fine)- This: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ssd-hdd-shortage-nand-market,news-54328.htmlI bought most of my electronics at the end of last year ready for when the Brexit effect kicked in, even though the pound got trashed there's a lead time on most goods of 6 months or so, hence inflation only now starting to kick in



I should have bought that LG OLED ....
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Shard

Article 50 is tomorrow. The financial markets are faith based, hence UK … Article 50 is tomorrow. The financial markets are faith based, hence UK households losing $1.5tn in 2016. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-latest-uk-finances-pound-value-stocks-2016-credit-suisse-a7431366.html



I never had $1.5tn so that's simply not true :p.

But one thing I do know is I'm better off this year than last...
Stock nearest to the Maplin Store in Liverpool Street, London EC2M 7LA

1 IN STOCK Cheltenham, Winchcombe Street, Cheltenham, GL52 2ND - 89.3 Miles
1 IN STOCK Scunthorpe, Holyrood Drive, Scunthorpe, DN15 8NN - 146.7 Miles
1 IN STOCK Leeds (Junction 1 Retail Park), Ring Road Beeston, Leeds, LS11 0BD - 167.4 Miles

Convenient!
OrribleHarry

I never had $1.5tn so that's simply not true :p. But one thing I do know … I never had $1.5tn so that's simply not true :p. But one thing I do know is I'm better off this year than last...



I didn't lose money therefore no one did, got it

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Shard

I didn't lose money therefore no one did, got it



Ah! so you didn't loose money either, see I told you it was press propaganda.
OrribleHarry

Ah! so you didn't loose money either, see I told you it was press … Ah! so you didn't loose money either, see I told you it was press propaganda.



No, no money loosed
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redvers76

And yet the pound tanked in fear of it happening... wonder what will … And yet the pound tanked in fear of it happening... wonder what will happen to it tomorrow, or in two years time...



Are you one of these people that believes money will vanish post Brexit? Do you also believe that the rich should always be rich and the poor should always be poor?
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