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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
Seagate 4 TB Amazon Special Edition USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive £79.50 delivered @ Amazon
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This Seagate portable drive is compact and perfect for taking with you on the go. Add more storage space to your computer instantly and take large files with you when you travel. S… Read more
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Sammy86

Hence the special edition...

jasee

10% of 5000 reviews give it one star! Even though Amazon reviews are often collected (by them) from other sizes of drive or even different makes or models, this is rather high

hristo17

many users complaint it has been extremely slow. Both in amazon uk and amazon us.

Azwipe

Hot, great price.

Samsung 840 PRO - MZ7PD512HCGM - Solid State Drive - 512 GB - SATA III 6Gb/s (Certified Refurbished) £59.99 @ PCsAndParts Amazon
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Great price for a 512Gb Samsung brand SSD. I understand that it is refurbished but still, bought an 256Gb SSD earlier this year for this price. Thought I'd share with you all. (y)
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zideus

may not have the sata space to have multiple. I have all my sata taken up, 2 ssds and the rest hdds

captainjack

Like buying 2nd hand underwear with skidmarks. Yeah you can clean it up but you know the condition it came in

TobyZ

You can as well buy a pair of used underware.

Seanspeed

While I'm not saying people should go for this, if you want/need 512GB of storage, dont buy two 256GB drives. It's extra hassle, takes up more SATA ports, and you're more likely to waste some space on each drive as a result.

richyjwill

They do have lifespans.. however they do last a long time. Depends on the amount of daily use they have. The price of new ssd's are so low at the moment. I would spend the extra few quid and get a new one, which comes with warranty.

Seagate BarraCuda - 4 TB internal hard drive, Silver,ST4000DM004 - Amazon UK £84.97 Prime Exclusive
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he 4TB Seagate BarraCuda is a high-quality HDD that delivers incredible performance thanks to its easy to use 3.5 inch form factor that is just 20.17mm in height, the drive runs at… Read more
MateoRodenbach

Depends on your budget, if you're looking for the cheaper option Seagate IronWolf class or Western Digital Red ones will do just fine. You can always pick the Pro versions if you want a higher endurance rating but then I'd just go for the enterprise versions (Exos or Gold) and choose larger capacity drives as they tend to be a lot more reliable (in my experience) and above all much faster.

573310

Any recommendations on 1 or 2TB nas drives?

mikedigitales

Might well be their legendarily poor handling of hard drives - definitely run stress tests on a any new drives (badblocks is slow but thorough) to check for bad drives while its easy to return them.

Mrepg

I got 4x Reds older and all are mint. Bought 1x red 4tb from amazon and lasted 3 months. There is something going on with amazon and dodgy recerts I think. Thanks for the advice ;-)

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WD MY Passport (recertified) 1TB only £27.99 with code 5OFFWDUK
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Found 8th DecFound 8th Dec
With the 2TB now oos, you may be tempted for the WD My Passport (recertified) 1TB version that is in stock. (Blue, yellow and white available - Red now oos) TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIO… Read more
1jim

great timing, handy christmas present to enable the kids to expand their xbox one games collection

AMNSIA

Gamers, at least

craigbelperbrown

Urm yeah. Oops.

craigbelperbrown

Oops.

paddy.stone

Don't you mean rectified /s :D

WD My Passport (recertified) 2TB £45.99
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All colours back in stock. UPDATE only Yellow left. The My Passport portable drive is trusted to store the massive amounts of photos, videos and music you love. Available in an a… Read more
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ian10

Sneaky buggers. Did it on incognito : )

Betterblue

It's still available.. one per customer it seems. Use a different browser and account. May work.

ian10

Just tried that but doesn't work? Has it ended? (I have just ordered ano one previously as it only gave you the 5 off one drive, so I thought I'd do two separate orders but the second order isn't applying the discount?)

dreri

Top deal, just what I needed. Thanks!

Swift_Teenager

Has someone used this generation of drives under Linux? The instructions I found are contradictory and outdated. Thanks.

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LaCie 8 TB Porsche Design USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 Inch External Hard Drive £149.15 @ Amazon
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2 YEAR WARRANTY The LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive is a new breed of desktop hard drive, a perfect blend of form and function. It's the product of a collaboration between one… Read more
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likesang

Why so much cheaper than an internal drive?

MagicBoy

... and it's back to £170.99

rotti1967

imagine losing 8tb of data, god im tempted by this heat added.

MartyMcNugget

Mahoooooosive

Silicon Power 4 TB Rugged Portable Hard Drive Armor A85 USB 3.0 , Waterproof, Shockproof Military-Grade, 100% Aluminium£104.58 @ Amazon
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Military-grade shockproof protection equipped with advanced three layers of defence including the metallic exterior, rubber case, and internal suspension system, the armor A85 pass… Read more
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Meathotukdeals

Yodelised. Think I'll use that next time I'm totally fked. XD

afroylnt

I often wonder if the MOD, before deploying new hardware, to assess if the hardware e.g. a tank, is ready for deployment, get yodel to transport it somewhere. If it still works after that they are good to go...

hcc27

I'd say, is it YODEL and HERMES proof?

mollyalicekee

My question is the same as above. No good having such a tough case if you’ll have to replace the hard drive every week (looking at you... SEAGATE!)

fiqqer

Never mind the casing, what make is the hard drive?

WD Elements Portable Hard Drive - 2TB USB 3.0 (£62.99 in Argos) - £36.13 Delivered @ Insight
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Overview £62.99 in Argos Postage may vary depending on location. Product Description Type: Hard drive - external (portable) WD Capacity: 2 TB Interface: USB 3.0 Data Transfer R… Read more
Betterblue

Yes. Needed cancellation email from insight with Auth code. No surprise, had to call them. Contacted bank and they released pending payment. Natwest said it'll be 5 ish days otherwise.

0________-

Haven't heard anything from them yet, money's still pending in my bank account. Do I contact them?

petar.vasilev

Guys there is something in law called offer and acceptance. Once acceptance is communicated and you have provided consideration (money) then they must meet their part of the deal. You can argue acceptance was provided when they told you your order has been accepted.

Toothy1911

No notification of any cancellation. But order doesn't exist on my account anymore...

smokinjoe18

I raised a ticket and got the standard reply with an attached pdf of their terms and conditions and stating it was out of that person's control and they have removed the pending payment from my credit card. He said If you are a business user you would get a reply from an account manager but as a consumer they rely on the raised ticket system so no one will get notified SHOCKING customer support. (mad)

The Worlds Fastest Hard Drive - Seagate Exos 600GB E-Class Mission Critical Hard Drive 2.5" SAS 15K - £99.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer
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Seen here at the BT Shop for £215.89 15E900 Series; The Worlds Fastest Hard Drive Switch easily between 4K Native and 512e Up to 100% faster random write performance** Indus… Read more
horsey

Maybe he should have said "supported" controllers. You can't just shove an eBay bargain into a front line HP server, support will put the phone down on you. I don't know why people compare their home rigs to enterprise gear, if it goes down you've lost Facebook access, if an Enterprise server glitches for half a second, that's a global company losing millions. The cost of the hardware is a tiny tiny fraction of what it takes to run a system. I've seen it in action too, a sister company ran on basically home consumer grade equipment. Their network fell over every time the CAD department transferred a file.

horsey

Different animals: https://www.kingston.com/us/ssd/enterprise/best_practices/enterprise_versus_client_ssd IOPS are king. There is also the issue of installed hardware, servers sometimes sit in place for decades. It's irrelevant if there is new/faster/shiner hardware, to recommission a new system might cost ten times the predicted benefits, or the company lack the relevant expertise to change anything. We ran with an IBM server for decades, its IBM replacement cost a few £K, the commissioning of the new software install ran into millions.

AMasters007

Don't understand 'The Worlds Fastest Hard Drive' at all, what's the point of making a fast hard drive in this day and age? If it's a super reliable enterprise drive just sell it as that, don't try and confuse people with marketing mumbo jumbo. Managed to pick up a 500Gb 860 Evo for £62 the other day, blows this thing out of the water... https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-mz-76e500beu-500-gb-860-evo-sata-iii-64l-v-nand-solid-state-drive-6249-amazon-3117266

Rich44

Rubbish you can buy cheap controllers easily on ebay. I have an H200 in my PC which cost £19.99 Inc Post there are loads of cheap cards like M1015, M5015, H200, H700 as well as the LSI boards

htslough

The Green Party voted hot

WD 4TB Elements 2.5" USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive, £89.98 at BTshop
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Free delivery. Product DescriptionWD Elements Portable WDBU6Y0040BBK - hard drive - 4 TB - USB 3.0 TypeHard drive - external (portable) Capacity4 TB InterfaceUSB 3.0 Data Transfer … Read more
Darkle

Lost 2 out of 3 seagate 2tb drives. I know everyone has a horror story, but I'm not buying any more of them.

jak66

You know, that’s sat in my amazon basket right now and I completely blanked it to look at the price of the WD one. Oh well, open my eyes properly next time.

crinkleshoes

I found an even better deal from a far more reputable retailer: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-4-tb-expansion-usb-30-portable-25-8995-amazon-3127062

jak66

While I agree that this is not a ‘hot’ deal, it is, as far as I can find (not looked much to be honest though), currently the cheapest you can get a portable 4TB hard drive from a reputable brand. Therefore, if someone needs one right now and can not wait for the price to drop, this is the best deal available.

crinkleshoes

Don't be silly. Historical prices provide a baseline which can either prove or disprove if the price is a good deal, so it's very much relevant. If something costs more than historical prices it's not a bargain. If something costs less than historical prices it's a bargain. A synonym for "deal" is "bargain": Something offered or acquired at a price advantageous to the buyer: This website is so called hotukdeals, I don't see anything hot about this deal nor is the price advantageous to the buyer. Best regards

Seagate 6TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive 2 Months Free Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan £94.99 delivered @ Amazon
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Product Description The Seagate Backup Plus Hub drive optimises external storage with simple local or cloud file backup for your computers and mobile devices and an intelligent US… Read more
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AlbinoKittens

Out of stock now.

simonbrowne

You can have it expertly installed for £59.29

sureshot

Just like regular Seagate drives then. (annoyed)

enchantedcrayon

Be aware that people have torn the Backup Plus drives apart, and found they have Seagate Archive brand drives inside. They're much slower than traditional drives, and are designed to archive data while theoretically keeping it safer for longer than other drives. They aren't meant to write and read data all the time. If you need something to jam all your photos and videos on this'll do nicely. If you try to use it as a game drive or for a NAS, it's gonna be very slow and get very hot and probably conk out in a year or two.

garity

<3 Do love a Seagate and at £15 a terabyte cheapest

Seagate 3 TB IronWolf 3.5 Inch 5900 RPM Internal Hard Drive for 1-8 Bay NAS Systems @ Amazon
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Previously a hot deal @ £83 the other month.
PurplePerson

Couldn't agree more. It's a little fast, yes. I'd prefer it was 4400 RPM at least so it could be even cooler and quieter and power frugal.

sneakybifta

Hot, but make sure you realise this is for always-on sytems. For other use cases, you can get a 4TB Seagate from Amazon for £4 more. Had the 4TB delivered today, it's for an unRAID/Plex media server, so the drives will be spun down most of the time. And it's very very easy to replace the drive with any other drive without interuption of service or loss of data if it ever starts to die. If I was buying it for almost any other server application, like a CCTV NAS that's running and writing data all the time, I'd get the IronWolf from this deal. 3 year warranty on the Ironwolf range, and you only get two years on the 4TB drive linked.

the__cat

I was messing (highfive)

jasee

Of course, but it's not particularly fast and not a very good size. Most people (i'm guessing) don't have 8 bay computers or NASes because they're usually very expensive or computers don't have the space. So at least 4GB size is much better to take better advantage of the number of bays. Otherwise you might as well get a 4 bay NAS or pc (a lot cheaper) and put in 4x6GB

the__cat

So can I not put this in a 9-bay NAS then?

Seagate 4TB External Hard Drive USB 3.0 For PC/PS4/XBOX Now Only £76.99 @ Amazon
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Great price for a USB 3.0 4TB external hard drive!
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SnackyShay

Don't think you can. It's 15mm and most laptops don't support that.

cheapo

Thanks. I got a portable 2.5" WD one two weeks ago, with a thicker HD and a proprietary sata connection welded to the header, so I need confirmation.

Cramsteems

It is a 2.5” so you should be able to

cheapo

Is this a standard 2.5" sata drive, so I cna gut it and stick it in my laptop?

Mrepg

Looking forward to the price drop on HDs and improvement in quality, hmmm he’ll freezes over lo

Seagate 8 TB Expansion Amazon Special Edition USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 £119.99 @ Amazon
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Cracking price for an 8 TB external drive. Ideal add-on storage for your PC, Xbox One or PS4 Drag and drop file saving, right out of the box Mains powered
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soltakr

Brought it as my XO only had 1tb drive. Pain in back side deciding on deleting games. So arrived quickly and came with loads of plug adaptors. Format for my XO was quick and iv transferred XO games into that, 1tb for the 360 games and XO internal for my top 5 games...as that's all it holds till more updates or DLC so soon to be top 4. Have gamepass so I'm sure to be using my 200mb connection to fill it up quick. I know the limitations of the drive and dont care what it is as its holding my games and not a PC backup drive. Piece

Rich44

That's why you have an offline/off site source. If your house burnt down having a backup pm another hard drive wouldn't have helped either. Horrible thing to happen & very sympathetic. Happened to me but I'd uploaded all of them to Flickr & Onedrive too. Can't be too careful with such things, equally never backup a hard drive using another hard drive from same manufacturer, batch & bought at the same time as you've found out they may fail together as they were subject to same enviromental factors between factory & you.

Rich44

I've got a 10TB PMR drive it's a helium HGST 7200RPM model

jimhuf

I stream them.

Hutch_inson

looks like you only look at kitten pics (lol)

Seagate 8 TB Game Drive Hub for Xbox, USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 Inch External Hard Drive - £110.49 @ Argos eBay - Collect only
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I saw this at £129 on Black Friday and it was a great deal already. But now it's even better with an unbeatable £13.75/TB , which I have never seen before. I don't need it and I… Read more
cat123

I've got one reserved for £129.99 and can't get any stock for the ebay price think I'll just get it still s good price with £10 voucher.

nige182

For anyone after one for PS4 (or at all now since this has expired), Amazon have one without the USB hub for £120 right now. That will work fine on PS4.

5Rivers79

How do you order this? Unavailable for collection...

jason54400

THIS DOES NOT WORK WITH THE PS4. After getting it last week plugging it in and giving Sony a call I had to take it back for a refund and still waiting for the money. I paid online as I had a voucher and used PayPal. I got the Seagate 6tb hard drive in Amazon's black Friday deal for 89.99 that works with the ps4. Look for one without built in USB hubs! If the USB hub that causes the problem.

Donuts123

It doesn't work with the PS4. Apparently the PS4 requires USB storage to be connected directly, not via a hub. (These drives contain an internal USB hub.)

WD Elements External Hard Drive 4 TB HDD at Currys eBay via US site
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Using eBay US code, see this thread for instructions https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/25-off-ebay-us-with-code-no-minimum-spend-25-usd-max-discount-1948-from-4pm-example-deals-in-… Read more
andywedge

This code only works on selected USA sales

drcref

Yes just now and apparently "code doesn't apply to your order". I'll delete it. Unless it works for others?

VFX9

Have you tried it?

Sonnics 320GB 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive - Black for £17.98 Delivered @ Mymemory
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After adding the item in to the basket will give you extra 10% then you get that price. Review seems pretty promising. Next best Price is @ Amazon UK For £24.99 With data transfer… Read more
jimmyt11

Good for expanding ps4 memory?

BLACKCAT247

It's only usb 2.0 and not usb 3.0 according to description :/

Mikeonfreeserve

Is anyone using one of these as a PVR connected to a TV?

JoeSpur

Is this good for a RaspberryPi?

stockdam

Thanks that's a couple of Christmas presents bought.

WD My Book Duo 16 TB Desktop Hard Drive -- Amazon £394.99
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Found 26th NovFound 26th Nov
The My Book Duo contains 2 x *8TB Reds. Might be of interest to some people
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Donuts123

You lose the manufacturer warranty if you remove them from the enclosure. I'd probably want a bigger price difference vs buying bare drives.

DAZZ2000

Fab price and heat from me. If I had the desire to buy 2 of these and pull the drives to stick in a Synology or a QNAP I’d be all over this. Sadly I’ve just gone a different route by fully loading by 4 bay with 3TB reds so I can use the older 2tb drives for an Unraid setup. As much as the 2 bay WD Mybook is okay in its own right I feel using 2 drives in a RAID mirror to be a bit wasteful of all that storage. Personally it’d have to be RAID5 hence needs to be 4 bay to make most of that size drive

sh1no8i

https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=18358&cjevent=64ea16f7f1bb11e881c405fa0a18050f

watson44

The My Book Duo drive comes with 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption with WD Security software built in to help keep private content secure. Set a personalised password to activate hardware encryption and data protection. if the enclosure fails, you lose all the data as the chip encrypts everything before adding it to the drive(s). this is an always on feature

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