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Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 External HDD for US$197 = 21% OFF @ Amazon

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Amazon have stocked the 5TB external EXPANSION HDD's.

This I believe is a single HDD inside, not two.

Currently US$196.99…. which is apparently 21% off RRP.

For those who DON'T want many many of those 1TB external HDD's (oh, because cause they're cheap & plentiful) this is a good option to consolidate all of ur off-line storage content / NAS Backups.

I ordered 2x of these units, came out at about $464 delivered combined. (A$232 each delivered?)

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  • +5 votes

    Price in title would be handy.

  • +2 votes

    It was $189.99 last week, so patience can pay off:

    http://camelcamelcamel.com/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-Externa...

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    Wow 5TB !!
    Is 5TB best value per GB?

    I would hate to drop this by mistake…

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    Wow HDDs up to 5TB size now. So how many platters would this have & is the speed similar or faster than 5900rpm WD Greens?

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    Has to be a single disk really since there are no 2.5TB drives.

    No bare 5TB drives on Seagate's website though….

  • +1 vote

    This deal available again: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/144241

    http://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/d-link-dns-320l-sharec...

    DNS-320 NAS + 4TB Seagate 5900rpm = $239 + P/H (-$20 Cash Back through D-Link)

    • +3 votes

      The store rep refuses to advise manufacturer and model # of the hard drive, so I wouldn't go near it on this fact alone.

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        Hi Gav,

        Did not receive any query from you regarding the NAS? Did i miss out something?

        For the record, hard drive is 4TB Seagate 5900rpm as per comment by meniac.

        Cheers
        SE

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    Awesome, this will be perfect with the new Xbox One update

  • +3 votes

    Just be mindful of the US power adaptor. I recently bought a Seagate desktop 4tb HDD from Amazon US and it only had US power adaptor included. It was a 110~240 switching adaptor so you could just use a plug adaptor (or twist the prongs). Stepdown transformer was NOT necessary. Just a friendly reminder that this model may also be the same.

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      For the love of all things good, please don't twist the prongs. Just buy a bunch of cheap adapters.

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    Product Specifications
    Product Name 5TB Expansion Desktop Drive USB3.0
    Product Type Hard Drive
    Wireless LAN No
    Product Family Expansion
    Drive Type External
    Form Factor Desktop
    Storage Capacity 5 TB
    Host Interface USB 3.0
    Maximum External Data Transfer Rate 640 MBps (5 Gbps)
    Network (RJ-45) No
    Height 1.5"
    Width 4.6"
    Depth 7.1"
    Product Model STBV5000100
    Product Line Expansion
    Power Source AC Adapter
    Platform Supported PC
    Mac
    System Requirements SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port
    Operating System(s):
    Windows 7
    Windows Vista
    Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    Mac OS X 10.4.8 or Higher
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

  • +2 votes

    Good price for a 5TB HDD.

  • +3 votes

    Phaaaaaaark!

    I can remember back in 1992 when our little dinky 386 came with 40MB!!!

  • -2 votes

    Too many eggs in 1 basket I think for a single offline drive.

    It better not be your only backup.

  • +3 votes

    You think a single 5TB drive is huge wait till next year round September or so. New format HAMR HDDs go for sale with a starting size if 6TB from Seagate and WD. Soon after (1-2 years) manufacturing processes will be improved to about 20TB per disk. HAMR has a limit to around 60TB per disk but I reckon by the time the technology matures to get this density something better will come out.

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      6TB is already on sale now http://goo.gl/tcVMuO US$369.17 so not great value for money, but has been down to US$299.99 though.

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      Depends on how the race for solid state goes. SSDs are fast catching hard drive prices, they will probably be in parity in a couple of years. There are many more drawbacks to using a spinner than solid state, which is why there are only two companies still investing in R&D for spinners, compared to 6+ companies investing in solid state storage.

  • +2 votes

    Anyone know if these units suffer the firmware issues the last couple generations suffered from (i.e. gen 11, gen 12 and low power edition suffered from firmware bugs which could render the drives completely inaccessible essentially dead. I lost two this way myself.) I'm tempted by this new 5TB drive but based on experience with seagate I'd really want proof they'd sorted their stuff out. Regardless of whether you backup the drive it would not be great to lose 5TB in one hit… Geez, loading it would probably take days particularly at USB 2.0 speeds.

  • +2 votes

    5Tb for that price is a good value for money, but if seagate are only offering 1 year warranty, to me implies they do not have much faith in their product comparing it to 2tb offerings I bought recently that came with 3 years warranty…

    Hopefully this means 5tb drives as internal drives will soon appear and prices of 2,3 and 4tb models will drop a notch in price..

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      totally agree with your view on warranty. My golden rule is don't expect the product to last much longer than the warranty particularly if a competitor or alternative product has longer warranty. In this case 3 years would give confidence, 1 year suggests they are cutting corners to get the price down or have pushed the limits a bit too far going to 5TB.. (i.e. high error rates)

  • +1 vote

    Great deal, though I'll go against the grain of other comments and suggest a 25% capacity increase for about the same price after 1.5 years is less 'wow' and more 'meh' by historical standards.

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    5 TB is such an odd number.

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    guys, i would only ever use this as an off-line storage backup of data off an on-line NAS.

    i expect these drives to be hardly on, but only when sporadically syncing for updates

    5tb is very large, so was 4tb and 3tb at their times… now 2tb is the norm. when 10tb is big, 5tb will be considered small…

    on price, amazon did not ship $189 price point, went up to $199 and they were shipping to Oz so still good bargain as i ordered two… now at $196 i am getting a $6 refund from amazon on their price guarantee.

    its all good, win-win u could say :)

  • -1 vote

    i bought a 4TB the other day, you only get 3.6 ;-(

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      so im guessing we'll only get 4.5 with these 5'ers…. feeeeeling a little wripped!

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      Yup. Once you get into TBs the difference is about 10% when looking at TBs vs TiB

      2^40 (one TiB) / 10^12 (one TB) = 1.0995

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    I would stay clear of Seagate Expansion drives if your on Windows 8, my 4TB drive keeps giving errors on win8.1 (update) pc (with asus motherboard), i can start a copy but it soon drops off to 0bytes per second and cant access any files but is fine on my Win7 asrock ion3d HTPC.

    So it could be Asus M/B or could be Win8.1 but there are lots of anecdotal cases of the large seagate drives not working on Win8.1

    However my friends 2TB Seagate External seems to work just fine. Also the Seagates disc management software doesn't run on win8 either last time i tried.

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      I probably would say it has nothing to do with what hard drive you put in your machine, unless it has unreadable sectors, which may explain what you're getting.
      More likely issues for you would be Windows/Antivirus or Motherboard drivers or Sata drivers…

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      Had a similar issue on Win 8.

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    Has this one been ozbargained? as mentioned above, it wasn't really a spectacular bargain, all things considered… more a FYI - that this size HDD is now available at a reasonable price…

    "In stock but may require an extra 1-2 days to process."

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    confirming with stock arrival that this is a single disk, but with US power — need adapter to convert to AUS.

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