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If fast transfer speeds aren't of concern and large storage space is needed for saving all those precious bits and bobs, a traditional Hard Disk Drive or affordable portable drive are decent options. To save time when bargain hunting online, HotUKDeals groups all deals for HDDs together on a special “hard drive” page.With the benchmark on HDDs usually measured against their available storage capacity, this advice-jammed buyer's guide to hard drives delves into other features that make hard dri Read more
WD My Passport 4 TB Portable external Hard Drive and Auto Backup Software 3 year warranty and free delivery £87.89 @ Amazon
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The My Passport portable drive is trusted to store the massive amounts of photos, videos and music you love; available in an array of vibrant, fun colors, the sleek style fits comf… Read more
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jr007

Cheers fella!

Musicrab

Just run HD Sentinel on it and it'l tell you if the drive is ok. https://www.harddisksentinel.com/hdsentinel_trial_setup.zip

L33TL33

Currently £127.99 on Currys website, so quite the bargain. Other colours are still around £99 sadly

L33TL33

This is partly true, but does not apply to the physic cover of external hardrives. internal drives with stickers on do have these types of classes but external ones don't unless specified I believe. So this will most likely be a general use one.

Newbold

Entirely agree. HD prices are still very high since a cartel effectively did away with price competition, and I think prices are being maintained at an artificially high level to allow for Black Friday cuts, which could be substantial. I'm holding back - nothing to lose and potentially a lot to gain.

MAIWO K104 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure Support 2.5 inch SSD Free Tools - £2.95 @ Dressily
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This is a copy/paste of the same deal posted a few days ago which has expired. The same code works, and you can get this for £2.95 Here is the link to the old deal: https://www.ho… Read more
Dave_c

Anyone got theirs yet? feel like I've been waiting forever haha. Ordered on an older post must be over a week ago now

skeeter909

Yep dud code now, well done to those who got it. Small saving, but a nice post.

speedysi2015

Dead, remove it

AFSARS

Code doesn't work

zirk

Code - DLN6CK62 Apply Error,this promotion code has frequency of use restrictions, for 228866001 Code doesnt work or its expired.

WD Elements External desktop Hard Drive - 4 TB £76.49 delivered with code @ Currys ebay from 10.00-20.00 today
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The Western Digital Elements External Hard Drivehas a huge 4 TB of storage space, which allows you to save vast amounts of data, whether it's music, video or photos. USB connectiv… Read more
Bully

"Some product boxes are unsealed". Nice of them to be upfront about it.

andymk3

Total luck of the draw with what is inside these.

RoadKingClassic2002

Yeah no problem but obviusly voids the warranty.

Cocksy

Any ideas if this can be "Shucked"? https://www.howtogeek.com/324769/how-to-get-premium-hard-drives-for-cheap-by-shucking-external-drives/

RoadKingClassic2002

Good price for this 4TB. Still can't be sure what the internal HDD spec is though.. I bought a WD 4TB "MyBook" and got a 7200rpm. I read somewhere that WD stated the following,We can only guarantee drive capacity. We cannot guarantee a particular internal hard drive model, data interface, rotational speed, or cache size in the external hard drive enclosure.

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Seagate 6 TB Backup Plus Hub USB 3.0 HDD £114.99 @ Currys / Amazon UK - Prime Exclusive
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Been looking around for an additional drive to use for cold storage and this seemed to be quite a good price / GB - Comes in at £1.92 which is a little cheaper than the 8TB deal p… Read more
maui

If anyone is interested, inside mine was a Seagate Barracuda Compute 6TB drive (not archive) Model ST6000DM003

fyflin

Will this be any good for using with an Xbox one/ps4?

Rich44

And an online service that's likely to be kept running, not used to lure punters in then shut down

Seagate_Surfer

An external USB drive is a good place to start for backing 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.

Seagate_Surfer

Correct... Question: Which features are being removed? Answer: Mobile BackupSocial (Save and Share)Cloud Backup

Seagate 5tb backup plus portable external hard drive with 2 months free Adobe cloud photography plan 2 Year Warranty £106.47 Amazon/Ebuyer
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Great price for this drive (shock) hopefully see sub £100 soon :/ Ebuyer link: ebuyer.com/789613-seagate-backup-plus-5tb-portable-drive-silver-at-ebuyer-com-stdr5000201 The Sea… Read more
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Andy_Woodward

thats a crakcing price

c24w

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John1409

From description "Install the free Seagate Mobile Backup app on an iOS or Android mobile device to back up all of the pictures and videos fromthe device to your external drive or the cloud." How does backup for mobile work. Does it work like personal cloud? Don't think this connects to a router.

Izu

I'm not sure for this specific model, but certain drives use SMR for their surfaces, which decreases sustained read/write quite significantly, so that's another factor on top of the 5400RPM these drives operate at. That said if it was a huge problem or if you were needing something necessitating high performance you'd probably be using an SSD in the first place, so it's somewhat irrelevant to most people.

philjstephenson

Errrr, without wanting to challenge this ^, its absolute rubbish! This is a slower 5400 drive but is perfectly OK for use as an extra day to day drive, its perfectly OK to rip this drive out and use it in a desktop/laptop for daily all the time use, to say its just for once a day backup is rubbish, there are still many drives around at this price point that are 5400 drives and they work fine, hell some manufacturers still use these high volume low speed drives in new kit....Its a Seagate drive, its 5400 it have a 2 year warranty and its just like all the other drives out there, this isnt a fragile little flower to be mollycoddled!

My Passport (re-certified) 2TB Portable Hard Drive HDD for £45.99 Delivered from Western Digital (Various Colours)
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My Passport (re-certified) 2TB Portable Hard Drive HDD Colours Available: Blue, Red, Orange, Yellow & White. The 1TB version is also availble for £32.99 in all colours. Also … Read more
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alecb

Apologies - I was only looking at the 3tb and 4tb. Mea culpa. All colours in 1tb are available and the 2tb as stated by ijwia. Thanks mate (y)

ijwia

j the 2tb listed in every colour bar black is still available

alecb

The £79.99 posted as a comparative price is for a BRAND NEW HD and therefore not strictly comparable. Needs to amend the £79.99

alecb

Seems that all sizes are OOS.

mrbargain

The 4TB are £64.99 when they are in stock.

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Western Digital WD MY PASSPORT ULTRA METAL (RECERTIFIED) 3TB £69.99 (Free Shipping)
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WD MY PASSPORT ULTRA METAL (RECERTIFIED) 3TB £69.99 (Free Shipping) Only Green left (or what I thinking is green - I'm colorblind - so what ;-) They go quick! Additional Note: Im … Read more
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ElBuc

It means they have sold out of the particular item. Recertified drive stock is added occasionally (with no announcement, the notification service is not reliable) and they sell out quickly, especially the larger capacity ones. Sometimes they sell out in minutes so if you're keen then check the stock regularly and you might get lucky.

redcastle

Website on mobile doesn’t seem to add anything to cart. Anyone else having the same problem?

Mahmoud_Gomaa

Is this still available ?

tomtomato

I bought a refurbished portable hard drive from WD recently, and it was like new (including protective films etc.)

ElBuc

Surprised to see that they weren't actually in stock, perchance? XD

6TB Porsche Design 3.5 USB 3.0 desktop hard drive 2 year warranty and free delivery £124.52 @ eBuyer
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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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Begize

As I said though, it's not the drives themselves, it's the electronics Lacie use in their kit, mostly things like power supplies. Ironically the two worst failures I've had with their stuff have been with NAS boxes. The first had two mirrored drives where the PSU failed and took both drives with it. Luckily it was just backups of CD's for installing software from, so whilst a pain, not the end of the world. The second was again two drives but as one logical drive for use with a Mac doing video editing. Again, looks like the PSU failed and both drives were fried. Luckily it was just working storage and no important data was lost, but Lacie took a long time, under warranty, to apparently try to repair before replacing the unit and drives. Speaking to other people in the industry, it seems it's a fairly common issues with many people pointing at them using cheap, off the shelf components and PSU designs rather than their own. Weird considering they make a big thing out of the outer design.

bingowings85

Quoted For Truth. Buy cheap buy twice after the drive fails and takes your data with it. Get a NAS with RAID 1 (minimum) and stop messing about.

jplewis76

Thanks for the heads up. It's that kind of info that I look for on a lot of these deal posts when it comes to computing stuff. Cheap yogurts and biscuits, not so much

Huawei_or_my_way

Same product on Amazon has reviews where the drive has failed quickly which supports the comment from Begize. Might be worth it if you pull the drive out BUT cannot confirm exact drive in case. I suspect it will be whatever drive seagate has 'excess stock' of at the time the Lacie kit is made !!! Probably vote cold because too many unknowns.

Begize

Posted this before on Lacie threads but bears repeating. I work in the IT profession and have had the misfortune to deal with Lacie kit a few times. Their electronics (not the discs themselves) are very cheaply made and have a tendency to fail causing corruptions and disc failures. They are very much form over substance. I would avoid them personally so cold from me.

Goldenfir 1TB 2.5" SATA SSD - £99.51 (New Sign Ups only) @ AliExpress
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Sub £100 1TB SSDs are here! Even though Goldenfir isn't a well known brand, their SSDs seem to be receiving decent reviews, all being true to capacity with average read/writes aro… Read more
jameshothothot

Because the marginal person buying an ssd is replacing a hdd in their old desktop or laptop not replacing their old ssd. I agree... Other budget youtubers have done better comparison videos of hdd vs budget vs high end ssd and I prefer to watch them! Hardware unboxed, techyescity, randomgaminghd, budgetbuilds etc

GwanGy

All these SSD co's love to quote the fastest seq speeds (clean, unfilled drive),.which wont really affect most people, rather than the 4k block speeds which will affect people esp. if this drive is used as a boot drive. Dram -less means that it gets a lot more writes than a normal cached drive. It would be nice to know what controller and namd it uses .. supposedly JMICRON ("the horror, the horror") but even then their problems were a few years ago. Cheap yes, worth your money?? highly debateable ...specially when known good brands are dropping their prices significantly

taras

Poor read/writes, along with lower 4k reads than writes. (based on 120gb/240gb). Basically don't buy

TehJumpingJawa

Interesting! So potentially rebadged refurbished devices, or(more likely) built from NAND that was rejected by big brand QA due to having too many dead cells. That's a lot more encouraging.

aberboy007

lol. guess i have morals, i eat meat, i drive a petrol car and cant be arsed with recycling, but have no choice as they wont take my bins otherwise (lol)

Seagate 5tb backup plus USB 3.0 portable external hard drive with 2 months free Adobe cloud photography plan £108.60 @ Amazon
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2 year warranty and free delivery The Seagate Backup Plus portable drive simplifies backup for those who want to help protect their entire digital life locally, in the cloud or … Read more
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skeeter909

Amazon reviews suggest mixed reliability. hard to say if these will stand the test of time. I prefer Toshiba/WD as had good experiences. With Seagate, mixed results and a few dead-drives based on usb connection/clicking issues.

deleted1772776

Great deal, I do however prefer WD for desktop drives, BUT these Seagate portable spinning drives are much more reliable. HEAT

Seagate_Surfer

USB drives can be used for an extra copy at your main workstation and/or as a copy you back up to, then disconnect and keep at another location.

fishz

The YouTube video certainly shows that there is a standard SATA connector but it doesn't say how think the drive is or what the actual model number on the the label is. At this price, I've ordered one anyway - seems good for the price. Thanks thewrecker Edited to add: I found this video on YouTube and it confirms that this is a MUCH thicker drive than you would find on a typical laptop. It's unlikely that you could put this into anything other than a desktop. Considering that the speed and warranty of a regular 3.5" disc would probably justify the small additional cost, this probably isn't worth re-purposing.YouTube video that shows that this is 2 x thickness of standard 2.5" drive Not sure if I should keep the one I'm expecting today since it's still a great price for so much storage.

jasee

Typical chatty youtube rubbish! These people love the sound of their own voices! Yes it seems you can. Often you cannot, there is no sata connection inside

Seagate 5tb backup plus red portable external hard drive with  2 months free Adobe cloud photography plan £111.06 @ amazon.
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2 year warranty and free delivery The Seagate Backup Plus portable drive simplifies backup for those who want to help protect their entire digital life locally, in the cloud or f… Read more
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charliecroker1966

Now you tell me, ok you've been posting this in every Seagate deal that I have just read on here. Funny enough I've had two Seagate drives in succession die on me taking my data to bit heaven

theaccountant

can it be removed from casing and placed in a laptop or is it to tall? Thanks

the1stcoke

Ah! Bonjour. That still won't affect me. But I can see how it would majorly affect others in their buying decision. Cheers.

TZP1

Just purchased two grey ones of these for £109 each. I use carbon copy cloner and now have an equivalent (much cheaper) 10tb dual raid drive which is potentially safer as I keep the second hdd in at work :-). Heat added for the red version though!

bass2655

If I pay extra and get expert installation, will someone come over and just plug it into a USB port?

MAIWO K104 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure Support 2.5 inch SSD Free Tools - £2.95 @ Dressily
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Very useful piece of kit.
Kaizoku

Deal seems to be back, as I just placed an order for this for £2.95 :)

bobo53

very cheap on ebay and wondering if it could be an older same model with no UASP PROTOCOL, no mention about it. No UASP protocol means lower speeds

restyler

Plastic box with some electronics which basically converts a sata3 drive into having a usb3 connection Video here >>

restyler

Thanks Just ordered - exactly the same device ... but around 40% cheaper (y)

simonmcnair

Is this just a plastic box or does it come with an adapter ?

beret4breakfast

Mine came and its a blue - model number WD60EZRZ, oh well can't complain for the new 6tb red i bought cost £175.

keith1202

Whats the difference in performance / reliability between this and those portable WD hard drives other than this is bigger in size and mains powered?

xPabloz

i'm not sure if there are any special codes or what but i tried using code it generates if you're a student and it only worked on brand new drives and not refurb.

Bargaintor

I recently got the 6tb of these but inside was a blue :/ I'm under the impression only the 8tb's had a chance of coming in red. Interested to see if anybody has confirmation of reds inside the 6tb's

rajsingh80

Sorry never read your comment all the way through

Seagate Barracuda 2TB Internal Hard Drive £48.96 @ Amazon
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Lowest price it has ever been according to the three camels.
JoeyJoeC

Was about to buy but the price has gone up/.

Bradmonk

I've had my barracuda drive for 8 years now and it still works fine.

clonereeco

Note to anyone wanting to throw this in a PS4 or Xbox one it will not work as it's a 3.5" drive

f2raf

So old school G suite is the way forward. No hard drives or servers crashing and access anytime anywhere.

HPMan

Almost pre Tsunami price, hot!

WD Blue My Passport 4 TB Portable Hard Drive and Auto Backup Software 3 year warranty and free delivery £87.89 @ Amazon
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The My Passport portable drive is trusted to store the massive amounts of photos, videos and music you love; available in an array of vibrant, fun colors, the sleek style fits comf… Read more
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Meathotukdeals

Got mine today. There is some diagnostic soft on the drive but the full test takes something like ten mins. Went back to old WD diagnostics that looks to be taking 6 hours. So looks like the new soft isn't that thorough.

taffyt

Priority delivery by Wednesday, but standard delivery by Tuesday... :/

amour3k

Hahahahahahahaha. I've always wondered about that 'passport' naming convention thing myself?, lol.

Norseg

Doesn't look like a passport Think I need to look for eye test deals

Seagate 2TB portable external hard drive - £57.84 @ Amazon
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External hard drive for PC, Xbox One or PS4. Connects through USB 3.0. Powered by USB, so doesn’t need a mains power cable.
Inquisitor

Jump or wait for black Friday etc to upgrade ps4 memory..? :/

Ingele

Very good deal. But I prefer Seagate ultra slim 2TB which I have 2 of them. Would gladly buy more if they would be on offer as first two I bought one by one full prices as they are really great size for traveling. Although this 2TB PRICE ARE REALLY GOOD. (y)

thewrecker7477

Yes there is that but not everyone wants/needs a bigger hard drive. You show me where you can pick up a new 2tb portable hard drive for £40, I very much doubt you will find one. It's a good price for a 2tb so heat from me op (y)

Kiz

This for example... https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-4-tb-expansion-usb-30-portable-25-inch-external-hard-drive-8499-free-cc-very-3070731

Kiz

A rough guide of £20 per TB is a deal for me. You could double the disk space for an extra £30 with the latest deals posted on here. It seems expensive for 2 TB imo, sorry.

Seagate 4 TB Expansion USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive £84.99 Free C&C @ Very
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Good price for new drive and cheapest at the moment. Amazon £94.99 Currys £96.99
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kamara46

I bought one it arrived today,,,they have now put the price up to £99.99

MysticMerlyn

Clicked on the link at 04:00am on the 09th October 2018 & like someone else has said that it is back up to £99.99 & also sold out at Very.

TZP1

Back at £99

taz002dev

Thanks. Useful info. i might get it into a mini-stx build.

Redscoped

Luckly I had 3 WD fails and only one Seagate. So now it is a fact that WD are worst drives. I could explain how I own more WD drives and they are much older than the Seagate ones and saw much more use. However that ruins the personal story I am trying to make and prove to everyone else that WD are bad. Which of course is a load of rubbish then again so is the story that Seagate are any worst or better. I wish people would stop with this myth than one company is better than the other. If anyone cared about drives they would not be buying the cheapest possible ones ripping them out the external cases to put in their machines in the first place.

Seagate 1 TB Expansion USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive - £40.68 @ Amazon
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Seems to have dropped a bit, seems like an OK price for a Seagate one. According to camelcamelcamel the lowest ever through Amazon was £39.99 and that was 3 years ago, this isn't … Read more
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AMasters007

I don't want to be 'that' guy but 1TB external drives are a massive ripoff (value wise), you can get 3TB/4TB drives for around double the price: (https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-4-tb-expansion-usb-30-portable-25-inch-external-hard-drive-8499-free-cc-very-3070731) As I have discovered in the past 1TB really does fill up quickly! ;)

xlxaiwa55xlx

At least one could be a cloud backup, thumb drive, blu ray/dvd or even good old floppy disc lol.

ibrar1

I ain't buying 3 drives if that's what you're secretly trying to convince me to do.

Seagate_Surfer

As some other users have suggested, an external USB drive is a good place to start for backing 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.

inayat

good deal ..thanks

Seagate 5 TB Backup Plus Silver USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 Inch Hard Drive 2 Year Warranty, free delivery £109.43 @ Amazon/eBuyer
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eBuyer link: ebuyer.com/789613-seagate-backup-plus-5tb-portable-drive-silver-at-ebuyer-com-stdr5000201? The Seagate Backup Plus portable drive simplifies backup for those who wa… Read more
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tonybernard

For anyone buying this for the mobile backup part, I have a different model to this but I bought a 8TB one for the mobile backup last year, The Mobile Back App no longer works so if your buying any seagate drive for the mobile backup side of things do not buy it. Even the create account function/website has been closed down.

dave.watton

Awesome cheers. (strong)

thewrecker7477

Yes mate it'll be fine. Same as xbox...usb 3.0 and minimum 256gb (y)

dave.watton

Cheers @telboy69 8)

telboy69

Not sure but works flawlessly on my xbox onex,so should be fine as long as its usb 3.0.

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