I couldn't agree with you more, lol. :-D But people buy 'portables' (over 'non-portables), for a reason?. Hands down, external desktop hard drive's are ALWAYS wayyyyyy cheaper than many of it's external portable counterparts ... Some year's back when I was more stationary, and it was pretty much alllllll about the desktop pc's, I bought a few desktop hard drive's to accommodate that lifestyle at the time. But of late (for the last x-year's anyway), it's been rather allllll about the laptop's instead (as I'm alway's up and down), so to go with that lifestyle, it's pretty much all about portable hard drive's instead now ... (Even though my former desktop hard drive's exist). So it is what it is ...
I'm luvvvvvvvv'ing the sexy look of this one, beautiful!. But still as yet wayyyyyyyyyy more expensive than I'd be prepared to pay for it though, lol.
Over £5 more & 1TB extra Would it be worth buying the 'Desktop' seagate hub? SEAGATE Backup Plus External Hard Drive - 6TB, Black £114.99 @ CURRY https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/data-storage/external-hard-drives/seagate-backup-plus-external-hard-drive-6-tb-black-10153358-pdt.html
C type though, so, like, nobody has it yet! Haha, just joking about. In seriousness though, not enough have it as a native function to be viable as a true mobile device. And that one is the size of a house brick :D
News from 2016 (!) about an 8TB from Seagate... It is 3.5", but portable only because it is powered by USB. https://www.theverge.com/2016/3/30/11331228/seagate-innov8-8tb-usb-c-drive-hard-drive-pricing-release-date https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Innov8-USB-C-Desktop-External/ I wish they would skip the a 6TB Backup Plus and get right to an 8TB Backup Plus, the size increase is just SO slow