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ORICO 2.5 inch USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure £4.88 w/code @ Dresslily
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Found 20th AugFound 20th Aug
These are super handy, I bought a clear orico model a little while ago, mainly because I have loads of HDDs scattered around the place. Formatted a few of them and now just use the… Read more
19DembaBa19

Like take it outside of the ps3 and store it in this I mean the hard drive of course. How do I do this any ideas

wakaru

Yes of course :D

19DembaBa19

Can I put my old PS3 hard drive in this

wallstreetcrash

Great price, does the quality of wiring etc make difference in transfer speeds etc?

rhaegox

Cracking deal!

Buffalo HD-LC3.0U3B-EU 3 TB DriveStation 3.5-Inch USB 3.0 External Hard Drive - Black@ Amazon £73.34
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Found 18th AugFound 18th Aug
Buffalo’s DriveStation (HD-LCU3) is an easy-to-use, nomical, and silent solution that enables users to quickly store, access, and transfer files, digital images, documents, and bac… Read more
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leanback

I have had this hooked up to my Xbox 1S for a year, got it from eBuyer. Excellent drive. At 7,200 RPM it's significantly faster than bog standard Seagate drives. Buffalo are good quality.

mike279

Ok fair enough, didn't know if I could partition it and have it split over the two consoles.

thewrecker7477

No. It has to be used for one or the other, not both (y)

mike279

Would this be suitable for connecting to both PS4 and Xbox one at the same time somehow. I have both consoles next to each other.

thewrecker7477

Worth getting (y)

LaCie Porsche Design 3TB Desktop Drive. Free Delivery, Collect + and 2 Year Warranty @ Ebuyer £67.98
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Found 18th AugFound 18th Aug
With the LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive's USB 3.0 interface, you'll be able to get the job done faster than ever before. Speeds up to 5 Gb/s allow you to transfer a 700 MB vide… Read more
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aLV426

The point is it's not "their" electronics in there either! The only LaCie thing they can claim is the design - the electronics are off the shelf parts (in fact the older stuff used PSUs from RS - even had the RS stock number on them!)

celiagreen

What would you recommend instead? I’m looking for a mains powered drive 2tb or 3tb. Don’t know where to start. Got a dying WD portable drive I need to fix quickly. Thanks.

Begize

Yep, I've posted before - I wouldn't touch Lacie kit with a bargepole, Porche designed or not. It's not just the drives inside either, it's their electronics in the enclosures, power supplies etc.

thewrecker7477

Excuse me sir, but my deal is for a silver one, not a blackish burnt colour (y) :p

DAZZ2000

Heat from me. I see the Porsche design very clearly here ;) ...plus that's one hell of a big Lacie drive :p

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WD My Book Desktop Hard Drive - 6TB @ Amazon with 3 year warranty
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Found 16th AugFound 16th Aug
Equipped with WD backup software for Windows and Apple Time Machine compatibility for MacWorks with acronis true image WD edition software to schedule full system backupsPassword p… Read more
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snatch_master

What's that about 1GB every 2mins? Surely that's fine for a single plex at 4k.

SleepyChris

I was thinking about as expansion for my ps4 until i saw the transfer rate

Beaker

Only 1 mb a sec transfer rate far too slow for something like PLEX.

miktil

Thanks! Just found this https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=1704 so it's a lottery basically

chamelion

Just got mine (WD recertified) - it has a wd blue inside. wd60ezrz 5400rpm.

Buffalo 4TB Drivestation Velocity Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive. £77.98 Free Delivery, Collect +, 2 Year Warranty @ Ebuyer
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Found 16th AugFound 16th Aug
19.50 per TB (y) Buffalo 4TB Drivestation Velocity USB 3.0 External Hard Drive SuperSpeed USB 3.0 hard disk drive DriveStation Velocity is the perfect solution for those who nee… Read more
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thewrecker7477

Thanks I'll expire. Price jumped up a lot (annoyed)

haileris

Now £108.93 - not worth it

ziir

Do you know wich hdd is inside? I need to use it for my nas .

getmeone

May and Squaking sounds. Brexit anyone?

MazingerZ

I have a 3TB Buffalo purchased in 2013. Works great BUT I noticed on idle, the HDD May start making squaking sounds.

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Toshiba 2TB Canvio Alu 2.5" USB3.0 External Hard Drive - Blue £56.98 @ BTShop
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Found 15th AugFound 15th Aug
I know it's just a hard drive but it is a nice looking one, bit of a change from Black (y) Canvio Alu - portable storage Store your essential data securely on the Canvio Alu … Read more
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thewrecker7477

Cheers (y)

sreenireddy

nice find just ordered one

thewrecker7477

(y)

Ink159

Thanks, have ordered one.

thewrecker7477

Love my xbox (y)

WD Passport External Hard Drive 1TB £47.99 / 4TB £94.99 Delivered (All colours - C+C Available) @ Currys
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24/08/2018Expires on 24/08/2018Found 15th AugFound 15th Aug
Decent price for both 1Tb and 4TB of this ever popular external storage drive. Had a look around and this seems to be a good price, with the 4TB being slighty cheaper recently, bu… Read more
juicedtothegills

Sorry for the basic question but when using this to expand Xbox One's memory. Does it work seamlessly once plugged in or how can a redirect my downloads etc to the removable hard drive?

SamuraiHQ

It looks like they're only offering the Black one at £94.99 which is the same as what Amazon are charging (although they're out of stock until next week). I really want the red one, but no one seems to stock it when the price reduces to sub £100. Amazon are selling the blue one for £97.99 but I'd prefer a lighter colour. Shame Curry's aren't selling all colours at this price.

BertieWusster

You'll need the extra space to back up all the spam and phishing emails you get once they've let someone hack your details. (mad)

Treboeth

2 year warranty though.

SkippyDoo

Same price @ Amazon too for the Black/Orange. Otherwise the colours are more expensive. Sorry to divert the thread, but isn't this of a better spec at a slightly cheaper price? https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TKFEEAS/ref=psdc_430544031_t1_B01LQQHI8I

WD Elements External Hard Drive 4TB £84.99 @ Currys
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TODAYTODAYFound 15th AugFound 15th Aug
WD Elements External Hard Drive 4 TB dropped in price to £84.99 - free delivery/free c+c WD Elements External Hard Drive - 4 TB, Black 4 TB of storage space to store more f… Read more
StinkingQuentin

Awesome! I still have the primitive mindset of £100 for a 1tb. (horror)

MY BOOK (RECERTIFIED)
6TB. 30 day money back guarantee and free delivery @ WD
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LocalLocalFound 14th AugFound 14th Aug
HIGH CAPACITY BACKUP AND STORAGE Help protect precious memories with USB 3.0 connectivity, WD Backup software, Acronis True Image WD Edition system-level backup software, and hard… Read more
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thewrecker7477

You must have bought the last one. I have got another thread for another 6tb if you wanted another one (y) ;)

Jack_Gleeson

Can’t believe I got in on time. I’ve been waiting for a 6tb or 8tb for ages.

dwl99

I got one of these a couple of months back just for the HDD which turned out to be a recertified WD Green. If you want to re-use the enclosure with another drive you need to do some minor surgery to the motherboard. This will disable power management & hardwate encryption though. Details here.

thewrecker7477

They take weeks to come back in stock and as soon as they do, they're gone again. I blame this bad, bad site ;) (highfive)

thewrecker7477

I know. They're gone in the blink of an eye (y)

6TB MY BOOK (NEW DESIGN) (RECERTIFIED) 30 day money back guarantee and free delivery @ WD. Also 4tb 59.99
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Found 14th AugFound 14th Aug
14.17 per TB. Now that's a good price (y) TRUSTED AND LOVED HIGH-CAPACITY STORAGE. REIMAGINED DESIGN. Compact outside. Powerful inside. Store massive amounts of photos, videos, m… Read more
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thewrecker7477

Gone again

chamelion

Lottery on whether you get blue or red drives inside. On its own its not NAS - its missing the NA. Its usb.

thewrecker7477

Back in stock

benmor91

Would this work as a nas drive?

OperateOnMe

For the falling prices and lack of polished software plus no raid configuration, value is questionable. A back-up system is always best in a RAID configuration

LaCie Porsche Design 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive - Light Grey. For Xbox one, PC, PS4. 2 Year Warranty, free delivery, Collect + £162.68 @ Ebuyer
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Found 13th AugFound 13th Aug
Accelerate Your Backup with USB 3.0 With the LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive's USB 3.0 interface, you'll be able to get the job done faster than ever before. Speeds up to 5Gb/s … Read more
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Seagate_Surfer

Remember to back up your data. The conventional wisdom by tech experts on backups is known as the 3-2-1 method. Basically you want: 3 copies of any data you don't want to lose 2 different mediums it's stored on (so 2 different drives in your computer, for example) 1 copy kept offsite, to prevent against disaster.

SnackyShay

They come with ST8000DM004 drives now some form of magnetic writing.

splender

Where do you get failure rates of Lacie ranked with brands ?

Bargin.General

Is it.......

musicl

I was consider getting them to shuck (and even seeing if it's possible as there is a clampdown in manufacturers that solder the drives up differently) for a NAS but reading into it, it looks like the drives inside are Seagate ST8000AS000 https://www.storagereview.com/seagate_archive_hdd_review_8tb which are not recommended. It's an old end of life drive. More info https://www.lacie.com/www-content/datasheets/pdfs/porsche-design-desktopDS1865-4-1802US-en_GB.pdf Still, great price for an external if you need to backup files.

Lacie rugged mini 1tb HDD usb 3.0 £59.99 @ Argos
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Found 12th AugFound 12th Aug
LaCie 1 TB Rugged Mini USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 Inch Shock, Drop and Crush Resistant External Hard Drive. Suitable for mac and pc. Not the cheapest for a 1tb HDD but it is the cheape… Read more
Seagate_Surfer

Your data is very important to you so having it backed up is essential. Basically you want: 3 copies of any data you don't want to lose 2 different mediums it's stored on (so 2 different drives in your computer, for example) 1 copy kept offsite, to prevent against disaster.

beauhare

Price seems decent for a drop / shock resistant drive. Modest heat here

Neostar

Good price for a Lacie branded product

Maxtor 2TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive, Black £57.94 @ Amazon - sold by Storagekings / FBA  with 3 year warranty. For PC, Xbox One, PS4
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Found 11th AugFound 11th Aug
Maxtor M3 2 TB USB 3.0 SlimlinePortable Hard Drive - Black The Maxtor M3 Portable External Hard Drivedelivers handy portable storage. It is easy to take wherever you go, and has a… Read more
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thewrecker7477

Price drop

kevf1

Can this be used on a ps4 and xbox both linked at the same time ??

thewrecker7477

(y)

anonannbarr

nice deal..

pill

Need a drive for my cctv dvr - anyone know if the internal is standard sata? P :)

Seagate 4 TB Expansion USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 Inch External Hard Drive £87.57 @ Amazon
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Found 9th AugFound 9th Aug
Decent price for the 2018 external 4TB HDD. Price is delivered. Ideal add-on storage for your PC, Xbox One or PS4 Drag and drop file saving, right out o… Read more
fiqqer

If you value your data then you need to back up to 2 drives. The easiest to use will be a NAS unit like the WD my book duo which has 2 NAS (server) drives inside and can be configured easily to act as a 2 drive mirrored array to backup automatically - or you can just get two reliable hard drives used by servers solutions providers, like 2 HGST or toshiba drives and keep one to back up your data (if you want cheaper options then use server drives like WD reds, but any server drives would do. They cost more by you gain massively in reliability. The consumer Seagate and WD drives have high failure rates high enough to make them unsafe to use for irreplaceable data like photos. Most of my failed drives have got blown capacitors. That is what you get from cheap home consumer drives - cheap components which will fail and you have no cheap means of getting your data back. Once they go you are stuffed and no amount of trickery will help you.

deepu25

Any good recommendation please...thanks

bbfb123

It comes across as a good all rounder.

fiqqer

No it is not any good. If you want this for backup get something more reliable. This is a home user device with their most basic hard drive inside. Its fine if you don't mind losing whatever you have on it.

Seagate_Surfer

Remember to have a good back up plan. The conventional wisdom by tech experts on backups is known as the 3-2-1 method. Basically you want: 3 copies of any data you don't want to lose 2 different mediums it's stored on (so 2 different drives in your computer, for example) 1 copy kept offsite, to prevent against disaster.

6TB Porsche Design desktop 3.5 USB 3.0 light-grey. Free Delivery, Collect + and 2 Year Warranty £131.82 @ Ebuyer. For PC, Xbox One, PS4, Laptop + MAC
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Found 9th AugFound 9th Aug
With the LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive's USB 3.0 interface, you'll be able to get the job done faster than ever before. Speeds up to 5 Gb/s allow you to transfer a 700MB video… Read more
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bobthewibble

Bought 3, 3 died hard and early. Read the other threads, disastrous quality control. Wouldn't touch with a barge pole.

marc0523

I have an older one and of the 5 mechanical disks connected to my main PC it is the only one with smart errors; still working but I use it only for an extra backup because of the errors. I would recommend a different brand, even though it does look brilliant.

Lowtrawler

The LaCie Porsche design box has been around for about 10 years and actually looks quite good for a box. Unfortunately, it's not very good at its job as over heating is a major issue and results in hard drive failures.

EstorilBlue

Lol “Porsche” design.....a box

chocci

£12 more than last week https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/porsche-design-6tb-hdd-11998-ebuyer-2998695

Seagate 4 TB Expansion 2018 edition USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive £89.99 @ Amazon
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Found 7th AugFound 7th Aug
From the manufacturer Simple add-on storage for your PC Terabytes more storage Neatly organise and store all your files, without having to worry about running out of space. F… Read more
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thewrecker7477

When you put it like that (y) :D

mikej

Looks neater mainly - one less box gathering dust and I don't think there is a USB port on the rear of the PS4 so it would also be one less port available and extra leads at the front, getting in the way. I build PCs so have no issues with cracking open a case if I have to but can appreciate that others wouldn't want the hassle (y)

thewrecker7477

As a heads up just before we start going any further, in order to actually use an external hard drive with your PS4 console, you’ll need to have downloaded and installed the latest PS4 firmware (the first version to enable external hard drives was 4.50). Once you’re updated to firmware 4.50 or above, your PS4 will be able to support USB 3.0 external hard drives of up to 8TB in size, which is a massive improvement on the default 500GB that comes with the majority of PS4 consoles. With all things considered, if you have a PS4 connected to the internet by now, you will almost definitely have a firmware above this by now, but it’s always worth checking.

thewrecker7477

From what I know there was an update to enable the use of external storage on the ps4

damian.hunt

Can you just plug one in now?

Toshiba Canvio Basics 3TB Portable External Hard Drive - Black. £77.94 - Free Delivery, Collect + @ Ebuyer
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Found 7th AugFound 7th Aug
Quickly transfer files with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and store up to 3 TB of data on Canvio Basics external hard drives. These devices are ready to use with Microsoft Windows and require… Read more
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AK1397

Good deal

mat_in_london

i had to send mine back twice.

thewrecker7477

That's gone down. Before I posted this I checked Amazon and it was over 80

captainbeaky

Only £76.99 from Amazon - but it’s one of those pesky prime members only offers.

thewrecker7477

They are indeed :D

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