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Seagate 4 TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive  with 2 Months Free Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan - Black - £98 @ Amazon
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Other colours available for 1 pound extra The Seagate Backup Plus portable drive simplifies backup for those who want to help protect their entire digital life locally, in the clo… Read more
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Moss872 m ago

this is the same as the one from argos ebay right?


If.you mean the one that was posted the other day for 80 something pound no it isnt
this is the same as the one from argos ebay right?
Ghostrecon15 h, 10 m ago

I bought it almost less than a month ago for 82


Should be this price all the time!
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DookieWookie1 m ago

No, just plug it into the PS4 and it will be used as extended storage, …No, just plug it into the PS4 and it will be used as extended storage, games will automatically install and play from there.


I thought that might have been the case but wasn't too sure if it was the same as xbox
wakkaday12 h, 38 m ago

Do you take this out of shell and install in the ps4


No, just plug it into the PS4 and it will be used as extended storage, games will automatically install and play from there.
Seagate Portable Expansion 4TB £84.99 @ Argos via eBay
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Free same day click and collect. This is a USB powered portable drive. I picked one up yesterday. It's about the same size as the WD my passport.
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sulaco1517th Feb

Is this any good for an Xbox one s? Looking for more storage.

Yes
aliboy8617th Feb

Anyone know can i use this on a ps4?


PS4 Xbox one
Yep this is now £119.99. I'm holding out or lower HD prices and a Western Digital 4TB for £90 or less.
Expired, now £119.99
1nsomniac11 h, 17 m ago

Really wanted to buy this as I really need it, but after the comments …Really wanted to buy this as I really need it, but after the comments above regarding the ST4000LM016. I can't justify buying it. The amount of bad reviews on this thing read like a horror story.



High failure rate and slow speeds, best avoided. The 2TB version with a Samsung M9T inside is solid though and even fits in the PS4. If you need 4TB then best get a desktop drive.
Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0  - £131.00 - Amazon.com
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Cracking price for this and a £15 price drop since its last post in January. Price includes all VAT and import duties. £131 delivered and is perfect for additional PS4 / Xbox… Read more
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Asura16th Feb

Anyone know which drive is inside?


Barracuda
HangTime3 h, 3 m ago

Costs over £140 now at current exchange rates


It's not the exchange rate

It's because Amazon raised the price
Costs over £140 now at current exchange rates
ws00717 h, 53 m ago

You mean something like OMV or free as?


Yeah similar, hook them up to the PC have them backing each other up, so total of 8tb storage, then use plex as the media software to share internally and externally.
apeman693 h, 24 m ago

Surely the power adapter will have a US plug so you'd also need a US-UK …Surely the power adapter will have a US plug so you'd also need a US-UK plug adapter permanently attached. I always view this type of plug adapter as a temporary, short-use solution as I am always suspicious of the build quality and reliability of these cheap mass-produced items in general.


Are you talking about the US to UK adapter? They're hardly likely to fail. They're just mechanical devices, no electrical components inside, passing little current. They should be fitted with a fuse.
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maxtor m3 4tb portable hard drive £92.93 @ Amazon. Also at ebuyer and ccl
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Another portable hard drive deal for those looking for more storage. Imho you can never have enough (y)
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thewrecker74779 h, 40 m ago

I find all brands to be the same whether expensive or cheap. Not all …I find all brands to be the same whether expensive or cheap. Not all products get tested and it's just pot luck as to which one is gonna fail. I could buy a cheap tv and then an expensive one, and have the expensive one fail after a week... wouldn't put me off that brand though


In my experience 28years. I've probably had about 40+ hard drives. A mixture of wd, seagate, Samsung, Maxtor and others. I've only ever had problems with 1 Maxtor fail after about 10 years heavy use. 1 Samsung spin point 2tb failed. But had 4 seagate drives die. 3 in a storage server after about 2 to 3 years each and one which died after a month. I have had about 8 wd drives with no failures at all. A mixture of very old and newer technologies. I will only ever buy wd drives these days.
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kingmonkey6911 h, 22 m ago

Owned by Seagate so should be pretty reliable...


I find all brands to be the same whether expensive or cheap. Not all products get tested and it's just pot luck as to which one is gonna fail. I could buy a cheap tv and then an expensive one, and have the expensive one fail after a week... wouldn't put me off that brand though
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Aurelias5 h, 52 m ago

Ordered from Amazon (for hassle free returns). If they still do that


Glad to be of help
I have one of these, also the 4TB. Generally a good drive (40MB/s with no caching, 100MB/s with caching) and indeed 3 years warranty (which can be confirmed on Seagate site if you type in the product code and serial). Do keep in mind that the return procedure with Seagate is more of a hassle than it is with WD. In both cases what you will get back after a return is a refurbished drive covered by the original warranty. Nice about this drive, and somewhat rare, is that the drive inside is a SATA model (unlike WD portable drives, which have a USB soldered on the print board). If you do remove the drive, the warranty is spoiled though as the internal drive does not come up as having any warranty and you will destroy the enclosure when removing the drive. What's hidden inside is a thick ST4000LM024 (so don't think you can shove it in your laptop).
Edited by: "kvaruni" 16th Feb
Owned by Seagate so should be pretty reliable...
Seagate Expansion 4 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive £86.98 @ Amazon
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Price matching with eBuyer, useful for those with Amazon credit or vouchers. Ideal add-on storage for your PC, Xbox One or PS4 Drag and drop file saving, right out of the box… Read more
barmrest14th Feb

https://www.wdc.com/en-gb/products/wd-recertified/my-book.html#RWDBFJK0040HBK-EESNWD Recertified drives are a very good option on a budget, 4TB currently £54.99. I've had several recertified drives from WD, no problems with any of them.


Hiya dude does this WD my book HD work well with the xbox?
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eas4uk1 h, 31 m ago

The western digital 4tb recertifieds are wd blue drives and, like the …The western digital 4tb recertifieds are wd blue drives and, like the green drives they replaced, they park their head every 8 seconds BUT apparently you can’t use WDIDLE3 to disable or adjust it this!!


Is that a positive or a negative ?
The western digital 4tb recertifieds are wd blue drives and, like the green drives they replaced, they park their head every 8 seconds BUT apparently you can’t use WDIDLE3 to disable or adjust it this!!
I bought a 4 tb Samsung Drive for much more than this. Gonna order it now! Thanks
Ordered, thanks OP - heat added
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Seagate Expansion STEA2000200 2TB Portable External USB3 Hard Disk Drive - Amazon £49.99
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I've been watching this for some time now, previously a prime exclusive at this price, finally opened up for anyone to buy. hope it helps someone
Thanks OP! Missed this last time around but got one this time
HSG133 m ago

Not really …Not really https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-maxtor-4tb-m3-portable-25-inch-external-hdd-free-delivery-on-prime-for-9445-sold-by-comtronics-and-fulfilled-by-amazon-2889120


A whole 27p cheaper per the 2GB? And nearly double the outlay. Also cannot pop Maxtor drives out of their enclosures, last time checked.
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aliboy867 m ago

U snooze u lose lol I never got one in time either lol


Snooze!?! Blink more like!

Damn that was fast!
Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 2.0/3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive £86.98 delivered @ Ebuyer
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Good price for 4TB + 2 year warranty and free del Seagate Expansion desktop drive, add-on storage for your PC The Seagate Expansion desktop drive provides extra storage for your … Read more
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jeannot185 h, 19 m ago

I am taking it today to a a guy who does data recovery, the diagnostic is …I am taking it today to a a guy who does data recovery, the diagnostic is free, after that the recovery is expensive (~£225 according to him in the worst case scenario and also depending on how much data there is on the drive to recover). I hope that the free diagnostic will be enough for Seagate to accept to offer a free replacement, the data of course is invaluable, 10 years worth of pictures.


Frak! Hope you get things back. Fingers crossed for you.
rastbury2 h, 57 m ago

"once I prove the disk failure from a data recovery company" i think this …"once I prove the disk failure from a data recovery company" i think this bit is the confusing bit... must cost alot to prove this with a data loss company?



I am taking it today to a a guy who does data recovery, the diagnostic is free, after that the recovery is expensive (~£225 according to him in the worst case scenario and also depending on how much data there is on the drive to recover). I hope that the free diagnostic will be enough for Seagate to accept to offer a free replacement, the data of course is invaluable, 10 years worth of pictures.
If you have Amazon, they do the same drive for same price + next day delivery, I used ebuyers for many years until they start to make it difficult to return faulty items, even after 2 weeks they expect me to contact and deal with the manufacture instead, I gave up using them, consider that in those days I purchase thousands from them monthly so they lost me as a customer, I am sure many feel the same.
Last month I purchased a HD from Amazon, it acted strange so I reported a fault, they collected the drive from me, refunded the next day, I know Prime cost money but for service, speed and price, it is well worth it to me.
jeannot188 h, 53 m ago

That my Seagate 4TB stopped working one month after the warranty ran out. …That my Seagate 4TB stopped working one month after the warranty ran out. I contacted Seagate, and they accepted to replace it despite the fact that it was not under warranty anymore. Clear enough now?



"once I prove the disk failure from a data recovery company" i think this bit is the confusing bit... must cost alot to prove this with a data loss company?
benfisher19912 h, 29 m ago

What does that even mean?



That my Seagate 4TB stopped working one month after the warranty ran out. I contacted Seagate, and they accepted to replace it despite the fact that it was not under warranty anymore. Clear enough now?
Seagate 2TB FireCuda 2.5 inch Internal SSHD Hard Drive £78.96 @ Amazon
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Back-ordered. Due in stock February 17 -- order now to reserve yours I don't know why the last deal of this FireCuda was expired. You can still place the order - you will just hav… Read more
cheers guys. might just got for an old style one while I wait for SSD's to get cheaper
arjangbaig3 h, 36 m ago

can this be used on an internal pc? seems weird that a 2TB Solid state is …can this be used on an internal pc? seems weird that a 2TB Solid state is only £80


This drive is an SSHD, not a SSD. Big difference both in terms of performance and price.

The H in SSHD stands for hybrid. It has 8GB flash + 2TB HDD which is managed transparently by the drive itself so you won't see multiple partitions.

It's a SATA drive, so yes.
arjangbaig3 h, 25 m ago

can this be used on an internal pc?seems weird that a 2TB Solid state is …can this be used on an internal pc?seems weird that a 2TB Solid state is only £80


It's not solid state, it has 8GB of NAND cache.

Yes, it's a SATA drive so can be used in a PC, though you may need a bay adapter as it's 2.5".
can this be used on an internal pc?
seems weird that a 2TB Solid state is only £80
ollie8716 m ago

On site backup isn't a backup.Consider moving it to a secure cloud service …On site backup isn't a backup.Consider moving it to a secure cloud service or leaving another copy at a relatives house.


who said it was all on site

I have it a 3 sites LOL. Cloud is not an option for me for reasons I don't want to go into
NETGEAR ReadyNAS RN21200-100NES with free seagate 2tb hdd - £242.98 @ Ebuyer
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NETGEAR ReadyNAS RN21200-100NES with free Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 3.5" Hard Drive ST2000DM006 worth £54.98
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I've still got the original ReadyNAS Duo V1 I bought back in 2008/9 (think I paid £180 which included a 500GB disc) - just had to replace one the 2TB disks. Also have a NV+ V2 I bought secondhand on ebay.

Generally decent products but the problem with Netgear stuff is they stop supporting them to try and force you to buy the newer products!
Edited by: "Van1973" 7th Feb
I remember when these were under £100 without a drive
You could get a HP microserver for less with cashback
But this cheaper than everywhere else so HOT!!
Seagate BarraCuda 2 TB 2.5 inch Internal Hard Drive Dispatched from and sold by Amazon @ £66.99
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Rock-solid reliability built on over 20 years of BarraCuda innovation Versatile mix of capacity and price point options to fit any budget Multi-tier Caching technology for high h… Read more
akramfaisal3 h, 53 m ago

Wasn't firecuda with SSD cache available for similar price few days back. …Wasn't firecuda with SSD cache available for similar price few days back. If prices are dropping, I think would be best to go for that


Jaw nearly hit the floor, thought this was the Firecuda at first but nope.

Nothing special about this drive, should be this price all the time!
I'm out - ebuyer's postage/carrier charges were never free and always horrendous for Scottish Highlands. So fu*k 'em
a-j21 m ago

Good for you.


I'm just saying, no savvy shopper going to pick ebuyer over amazon when they're the same price or few pence difference.
RiverDragon84 m ago

I returned the firecudda SSHD version to Amazon, 30 minutes after dropping …I returned the firecudda SSHD version to Amazon, 30 minutes after dropping it off at collect+ I got a refund.


Good for you.
a-j2 h, 47 m ago

I actually prefer eBuyer, so thanks for pointing out it's available there.


I returned the firecudda SSHD version to Amazon, 30 minutes after dropping it off at collect+ I got a refund.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 7th Feb
500GB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5" SATA3 SSD + 2TB Seagate BaraCuda 3.5" SATA3 HDD Storage Drive Bundle + Antec 3X Strength Wipes​​ £191.98 Delivered @ Scan
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Saw this little bundle and thought it was a cost effective way to buy if you are building a pc maybe. 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5” SATA SSD Features: • 2.5-inch form factor SSD fo… Read more
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crumpetman12 h, 46 m ago

Where is the saving? SSD is £120 and 2TB HDD is £55 at Amazon. Wipes are …Where is the saving? SSD is £120 and 2TB HDD is £55 at Amazon. Wipes are £3?SSD https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-inch-Solid-State-Drive/dp/B00P73B1E4HDD https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01IEKG402/ref=dp_ob_neva_mobile


Like I said..not a big saving, the SSD via amazon for £120 is now on offer and is a choice price, it is normally £130 from amazon, the seagate price varies from £58-69 depending on stock.

It was a convenience post for some if you are building something that may need more parts from scan or you want to buy all at the same time
The wipes are great, my bum has never felt cooler.

meanwhile - top rated SSD paired with the worlds most unreliable maker of HDD's; I think I will pass.
Those wipes really seal it.
Pretty awesome for a new build perhaps! 2TB HDD is like £67, the SSD is worth maybe £145 and the wipes I have no idea. Great package. Unfortunately not good for me because I already have this SSD (recommended) and a few 2tb HDD. But thanks!
Seagate BarraCuda 4TB SATA III 3.5" Hard Drive + Free delivery & 2-year warranty £86.15 @ CCL
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I couldn't see any of these on Amazon anymore less than £90. Found this at cclonline.com. They provide free delivery and a free 2 year warranty. They also sell the 3TB one for £71.… Read more
If it was only 2.5" i would'v bought for ps4 pro
do they send the £86.15 as a voucher or do they do a bank transfer?
ggchris2 h, 7 m ago

CCL have great customer service - I have never had any issues with them. I …CCL have great customer service - I have never had any issues with them. I once purchased a hard drive from them and it started clicking after several months. They tested it and replaced it immediately. They are fair and always provide competitive products and services. I understand that you cannot return items via Amazon after 30 days from initial purchase date. CCL will always honour their 2 year guarantee.


Speaking about Amazon - 30 days is to return an unwanted item.
If it's faulty - you are covered by manufacturer's warranty AND it's down to the seller (Amazon) to sort things out.
And if it is, they are happy to send you a replacement straight away and usually give you a month to return a faulty one back to them. It just cannot be easier that that.
But it's up to you to decide which way to go after all
Sp00n5 h, 12 m ago

Good deal.£88 on Amazon but without warranty: …Good deal.£88 on Amazon but without warranty: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0713R3Y6F/?tag=pcp0f-21


That doesn't sound correct, even after reading the comment. The HDD would be sold by Amazon directly, it must honour it's 2-year warranty. There is no mention of OEM on Amazon's page and its difficult to judge based off comments where people bought the same product but fulfilled by other Amazon Marketplace sellers.
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ggchris6 m ago

CCL have great customer service - I have never had any issues with them. I …CCL have great customer service - I have never had any issues with them. I once purchased a hard drive from them and it started clicking after several months. They tested it and replaced it immediately. They are fair and always provide competitive products and services. I understand that you cannot return items via Amazon after 30 days from initial purchase date. CCL will always honour their 2 year guarantee.


Yes you can return things after 30 days back to Amazon if they are faulty. It’s just the online automated 30 day return process is removed from your dashboard after 30 days. Just contact Amazon via their contact form, chat, email or phone after the initial easy automated 30 days.
Seagate BarraCuda Laptop 2TB 2.5" Hard Drive - 7mm @ Ebuyer - £66.63
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Free delivery. Thinnest and highest capacity 2.5-inch hard drive available. Not SSD, then again its not £500+ for a 2TB SSD. - Type: Hard drive - internal - Capacity: 2TB - … Read more
diktiomenos18 h, 48 m ago

Not really. The longer warranty is obviously better. But otherwise the …Not really. The longer warranty is obviously better. But otherwise the Firecuda is useful for laptops or NUC stuff that only have space for 1x 2.5" drive and you need a lot of capacity but can't afford a big SSD. But in other cases, where for instance you have your OS and software on an SSD and need a hard drive for file storage only, the hybrid feature is practically useless.


I wouldn't say useless as it may speed up recently used files. On the plus side this would benefit the PS4. I'm currently looking and the Firecuda could be handy for speed.
Great price for this drive. I got the 1TB a few months ago for £55 from CCLOnline.
ianhalling4 h, 54 m ago

This is a better, faster harddrive with a 5-year warranty so IMHO a better …This is a better, faster harddrive with a 5-year warranty so IMHO a better deal ! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-FireCuda-inch-Internal-Drive/dp/B01M1UQQT5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517872611&sr=8-1&keywords=Seagate+fireCuda+2.5"+Hard+Drive


Not really. The longer warranty is obviously better. But otherwise the Firecuda is useful for laptops or NUC stuff that only have space for 1x 2.5" drive and you need a lot of capacity but can't afford a big SSD. But in other cases, where for instance you have your OS and software on an SSD and need a hard drive for file storage only, the hybrid feature is practically useless.
This is a better, faster harddrive with a 5-year warranty so IMHO a better deal !
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Already been posted, but handy for Jailbroken ps4
Seagate 2TB FireCuda 2.5 inch Internal SSHD Hard Drive Plus Free game: Assassins Creed £79.54 at CCL
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Similar deal to the one posted earlier via amazon. This however comes with Assassins Creed origins as well - hopefully sell the code and make 15 pounds back or enjoy the game. not… Read more
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MrWani8th Feb

Anyone received theirs. Any codes for AS?


yup got mine. sold it on ebay for 23 pounds so this has ended up costing me around 55!
Thanks OP, sold my AS digital code within 12hrs of listing it on eBay so happy get getting a 2TB SSHD upgrade for my PS4 for around £55.
I contacted customer services as I didn't have a registered email. They replied giving me the code so all good. Cheers op.
Anyone received theirs. Any codes for AS?
1000’s of benchmark tests at hdd.userbenchmark.com show the BarraCuda is faster and cheaper. This drive would only start becoming faster "if" it's using the 8gb memory, and with game at about 50gb it's a big "if".
Seagate FireCuda Laptop 2TB + Free digital copy of Assassin's Creed Origins [PC] £79.30 @ Ebuyer
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Decent price on this drive, I bought the 3.5" version last week and got my copy of AC: Origins within a few days after receiving the drive. I was told they send on Fridays, but had… Read more
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amour3k2nd Feb

OP .. "Also fine for console upgrades and defo more cost effective and a …OP .. "Also fine for console upgrades and defo more cost effective and a worthy upgrade from the standard drives that they carry."In part, I fully agree with you. :-)But don't Console's use a certain type of 'always on' hard drive? - of which the hard drive in your Deal is not one?, or ...(Just curious?). :-)


Hey, I'm not 100% on that, but I know Eurogamer were shouting about them as a PS4 Upgrade last year - Here
I guess it's a drive to shortlist if you're looking to go for an internal upgrade. As for implications regarding 'Always on' It's not something I have read about personally being an issue with folks using them (PS4 or XBox one).
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OP .. "Also fine for console upgrades and defo more cost effective and a worthy upgrade from the standard drives that they carry."


In part, I fully agree with you. :-)


But don't Console's use a certain type of 'always on' hard drive? - of which the hard drive in your Deal is not one?, or ...

(Just curious?). :-)
7mm drive? Will that fit in a PS4? The answer is yes. Tempting.
Seagate 2TB FireCuda 2.5 inch Internal SSHD Hard Drive for PC and PS4, £79.30 at Amazon
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Lowest price so far. Game up to 5x faster than with traditional 7200-RPM hard drives. FireCuda blends SSD with HDD for instant-on performance and the capacity you need. Install… Read more
Unexpire this, you can still backorder it.
1000’s of benchmark tests at hdd.userbenchmark.com show the BarraCuda is faster and cheaper. This drive would only start becoming faster “if” it’s using the 8gb memory, and with game at about 50gb it’s a big “if”.
fiqqer15 m ago

What you say is correct. These are designed for home use and in some …What you say is correct. These are designed for home use and in some circumstances they may be the best solution. Overall though I still maintain an SSD and a hard disk are a better solution. For only £10 (SSD plus hard drive) in total you will get something guaranteed faster in all circumstances and will be more reliable in the long term.



Thank you. You are correct that SSD+hardisk offers a better solution, which is what I use in the main. However we do have two machines with a compromise using hybrid SSD.
splender3 h, 46 m ago

I believe I have just shone a light to an incorrect application of key …I believe I have just shone a light to an incorrect application of key factual knowledge (rather than a difference in opinion in my long comment just above). The key facts used incorrectly are summarised as: IT requirements were used for home requirements, in a nutshell.


What you say is correct. These are designed for home use and in some circumstances they may be the best solution. Overall though I still maintain an SSD and a hard disk are a better solution. For only £10 (SSD plus hard drive) in total you will get something guaranteed faster in all circumstances and will be more reliable in the long term.
fiqqer19 h, 7 m ago

Yes my opinion. You don't have to agree with it. That is my best advice …Yes my opinion. You don't have to agree with it. That is my best advice based on my experience. You queried my comment. I replied. Next time don't query.Oh and by the way, it is not the lowest price so far - you posted a deal for what appears to be the same drive on 2nd January for £76.95



I believe I have just shone a light to an incorrect application of key factual knowledge (rather than a difference in opinion in my long comment just above). The key facts used incorrectly are summarised as: IT requirements were used for home requirements, in a nutshell.
plewis0019 h, 1 m ago

I never understand what the best people expect when challenging someone …I never understand what the best people expect when challenging someone over the internet - they’ll either provide a full/honest answer (as you did) or make up some BS story. Either way, no one really wins as you waste time and the person who asks still doesnt agree and inevitably says ‘that’s just your opinion’.As someone who used these things extensively and read reviews beforehand I am convinced these are snake oil, built and designed to confuse buyers who don’t know better who think they are getting SSD performance with tons of storage - there is no such thing as a free lunch. The solution really is separate SSD for OS and HDD for storage/media.

Seagate Backup Plus Hub 6 TB USB 3.0 Desktop £124.99 @ Amazon
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Personally I'm not sure I'd trust this to back up my data, but Amazon review averages are 4/5 and £124.99 for 6TB of storage is cheap so hot or not?
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I repair laptops and electronics and most of these drives are now made in the same 3 factories but I have to say most of the failed hard drive laptops and desktops ARE Seagate - Toshiba, IBM (Apart from the Deathstar drives of course) and Hitachi are the ones I use now!

There isnt really much between em for backup - As long sas you have a backup of your backups.
Ie Raid mirroring but that is often beyond the average user at home!
aligibbs13 h, 12 m ago

Because Seagate drives do not had a great reputation for reliability, here …Because Seagate drives do not had a great reputation for reliability, here is some data:https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-2017/


Look about 9 comments up :-)

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polly6921 h, 19 m ago

The only drives ive ever had that have failed have been 3 Seagate drives …The only drives ive ever had that have failed have been 3 Seagate drives and one was a external drive that was just a couple of months old. I never buy seagate drives any more and even though its a good price i couldn't trust it. So before giving attitude they have a poor reputation for good reason, they fail just because you have 1 drive in your microserver doesnt mean it wont fail, you should of bought a WD Red or a Hitachi server drive. Just imagine having 6tb of important data and the drive goes down without a backup or this was your backup drive you wouldn't buy another Seagate drive after that. A internal HDD is different from a external as its usually the caddy that fails in my experience. It has a fair few bad reviews heres a one day old review from AmazonFailed after very light use. Out of interest I pulled it out of the caddy to try to see if it was just the drive. It was.Seagate have had a bad press of late and it is unfortunately deserved. The support was dreadful, bounced from pillar to post.


I would stick to a pen and paper and tin foils hats

Drives fail a lot of the time is down to the users. Nobody ever admits to the drive falling of the desk or them trying to move it when it is writing, or spilling cups of tea on them etc. I have had my fair share of drives fail mostly due to my own fault I have had some drives last 10 years + one I bought back in Nov WD blue lasted a month before it failed.

It is stupid to say one company is worst than another it is a myth. In testing hard drive failure rates rather than 'Story Time' most come out about the same. You have to factor in the year, the technology etc but the rate they fail is does not present this massive gap people believe exists.

This drive is fine it is a good price and anyone buying any storage should always ensure they have a backup.
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M0nk3h20 h, 6 m ago

And you wouldn't trust it... why? Because it's Seagate? Give it a rest, …And you wouldn't trust it... why? Because it's Seagate? Give it a rest, been using Seagate drives for a long while and never had one fail on me - got on in my Microserver.


Because Seagate drives do not had a great reputation for reliability, here is some data:
backblaze.com/blo…17/
Can any of you guys who has one of these just look on your power plug for this as my Mrs has got a load of my plugs mixed up & I can't see what voltage & ampage it needs.
Thanks.
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Seagate Portable 2 Year Rescue Service - 1TB - £44.99 using code @ Argos eBay
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Not the cheapest but does include the rescue plan. They recover your data and send it to you on a new drive. Could be a real bargain...
I used to buy 1TB Samsung 2.5 external hard on Amazon for £39.99 all most about 3-4 years ago...
Edited by: "Anil90" 31st Jan
ST312330 m ago

Expensive for 1TB as 2TB drives are commonly and regularly available for …Expensive for 1TB as 2TB drives are commonly and regularly available for £5-£10 more and you'd be nuts not to double up on storage for so little extra...


tbh not sure if there are any at this exact moment but the £49.99 Amazon ones someone else linked come up pretty often (usually as Amazon gets stock) worth checking places like eBay too (they do new stuff too). Personally, I'd always wait rather than paying over the odds just for the convenience of having it right now but each to their own...
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ST31239 m ago

Expensive for 1TB as 2TB drives are commonly and regularly available for …Expensive for 1TB as 2TB drives are commonly and regularly available for £5-£10 more and you'd be nuts not to double up on storage for so little extra...


Can you link me to a 2TB one then please?
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Seagate 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB3 @ Amazon. Prime available - £49.99
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The description on Amazon states this is a 2GB drive but it's actually the 2TB model, as others have mentioned in the Questions section. A bargain for £49.99 compared to other si… Read more
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tabbycat196114 h, 4 m ago

Thanks OP. Received today and can confirm it is not only the 2TB model, …Thanks OP. Received today and can confirm it is not only the 2TB model, but also comes with 2 year rescue service. Only mentioning in case anyone else who ordered had any qualms, as Amazon listing shows it compared against 1TB drives rather than 2TB ones.


Thanks for the update! Mine is currently waiting for me in my local Amazon locker
Thanks OP. Received today and can confirm it is not only the 2TB model, but also comes with 2 year rescue service. Only mentioning in case anyone else who ordered had any qualms, as Amazon listing shows it compared against 1TB drives rather than 2TB ones.
£70 now eurgh £5 delivery. Not sure how many in stock at that
Ordered 2 thanks
Can someone please recommend another external hard drive for ps4?

Or perhaps point out what I should be looking for in a PS4 HD
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