expired Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB External Desktop Hard Drive US $183.95 (~$233.30) Delivered @ Amazon

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Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB External Desktop Hard Drive US $183.95 (~$233.30) Delivered @ AmazonAffiliate

Similar to this popular deal https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/277020, but now US$12 or AU$33 cheaper thanks to stronger AUD.

Cheapest according to 3xCamels.

According to some reviews on Amazon, Read and Write speeds are around 160MB/s

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  • +2 votes

    Great price, just a warning these Archive drives inside are painfully slow at writing large volumes of small files. Perfectly fine for large video files for example though.

    Ideally they are just used as cold storage backup.

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    Is this 2 x 4TB drives in the one enclosure or just 1 x 8 TB drive ??

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    Do you think they'll ever have 8TB in portable form?

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    Does anyone know if there is any difference between this and the Xbox 8tb edition? I assume its just pre-formatted and white :/ But this is cheaper and black (Fits in better with the setup haha)

  • +2 votes

    There is another smaller and lighter 8TB at the same price with less delivery charges (?):
    Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB8000100)
    https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External-ST...

    • -2 votes

      And this model has a Seagate Barracuda ST8000DM004 drive inside. :)

      • +1 vote

        Is that the same as the one above? Or a non archive model?

        The Amazon reviews claim it's the SMR inside.

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          I have one of each. The OP's deal has the slower archive drive. The one linked above has the Barracuda. It was also easier to open.

        • +2 votes

          It is a SMR (Archive) drive in that model too, the very same one as the OP's deal.

          Kupeaka must have got lucky (which has been known to happen in the past), or he/she is stretching the truth a little.

          The ST8000DM004 is a high end drive that retails without a case for about $400+ AUD. I doubt they're putting many of them in a case that is less than half the price (but alas, as I said; they've been known to put in high performance drives when they've run out of supply of the model that's supposed to go in).

        • +2 votes

          I have one of each and both have SMR drives in them.

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          I have one here atm which has the following drive in it; st8000AS00002-1NA17z according to CrystalDiskInfo.

          I had 2 of these also fail on me, both of which had the same model drive inside.

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      This is a great drive and better than the Seagate

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        Why do you say that?

        Is it better specs wise, or are WD more reliable?

        I've seen the Backblaze figures from their data centres (https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q1-2...) , and the apparent poor reliability stats of some Seagate models. I understand the stats etc in their reports and their reluctance to draw firm conclusions due to statistical significance issues, but I just don't really know enough about the techie side to draw conclusions.

        Always interested to hear what the techies think.

        • +1 vote

          All the entry level external drives are pretty even in performance and reliability regardless of Seagate/WD (both are pretty poor in the external market in both regards).

          The advantage of the WD is it has a more attractive chassis, and is also made of higher quality plastic.

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          The Seagates have higher failure rates, if you read the feedback on Amazon between the two drives you will get a good feel of the difference.

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          @BradH13:
          Makes sense. Thanks.

          So, logically, for basic backup of important things, like photos of my children, I should buy a drive that has a reputation for high reliability, and put it into a USB case myself?

          Sorry, getting a bit off topic.

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          @Gadaph: That's what I would be doing personally, but that being said - if you back up your files, unplug it and turn it off and only plug it back in when you need it, you'll get plenty of life out of the cheapies anyway.

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          @BradH13: And also put your really important files on your favourite cloud service.

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          @BradH13:

          Sounds good.

          Thank you!

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          @tho760:

          I'm always surprised at the amount of Seagate bad press. I've been running 8 x 4TB Seagate's (also removed from external drives) for over 3 years, 24 x 7 in my NAS. Never had a single issue. Before that I was running 4 x 2TB Seagate's for years in a different NAS, again 24 x 7. No problems.

          Maybe I've just been lucky but I'm happy to buy Barracuda's again.

          I do of course have full backups in the Cloud, just in case!

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    biggest advantage of the OP's drive is that it is a HUB drive, so has USB on the front so you actually expand your USB ports with this drive.

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    What AU power adapter are you guys using ?

  • +1 vote

    Great deal. Got my very lucky with mine. Finally cracked it open today and got a BarraCuda Pro (ST8000DM004).