I have one of these on the way to me now,
@ $234.27 AUD delivered this is about half the price of an 8TB bare drive sourced locally
is this SSD?
No, it's a 3.5" desktop drive in a USB enclosure
@$234 for an 8TB SSD, I would have bought every one of them already:-)
not sure if srs…..
but no, its not an SSD
Link doesn't work?
This is the link: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External-ST...
I think i may have stuffed the listing
the amazon link for the drive is here
Link fixed now, enjoy
Currently cheapest ever price
is this better than this other seagate backup drive - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/331542 around the same price give or take a dollar.
The one in this listing can be used with ps4, the one in your link cannot.
ahh, I see.
I personally think the hard disk from Seagate isn't durable.
Seagate seem to wax and wane on their warranty commitments for a) drives sourced globally and b) drives removed from housings.
I am under the impression that seagate offer a global warranty, serviced locally - so any drives purchased from amazon US or EU can be warranted locally with a $10 mail bag to seagate Australia in sydney. Anyone know if this is still the case? I also understand they offer the full 3 year warranty, but have heard recent comments that the global warranty is now only 1 year??
Also, do seagate offer to warrant bare drives that have been pulled from enclosures? At one point they did - I've also heard now they do not.
Any feedback of actual or attempted warranty claims or communique from seagate?
Removing the drive will void your warranty,
SMR drive according to this
The desktop drive (your link) is different from this one which is the Expansion model,
That said no guarantees, could be SMR too
I'm going to open mine when I get it,
Can advise model if interested let me know
Excellent first time post op, and welcome to Ozbargain :).
Thanks OP, just bought one - $182.46 USD shipped.
4TB portable is also a good price $139.50 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017KE8OG0
4TB WD drives have been $99 recently. I know $105 is a small difference but this is OZB after all.
I don't think so. US$99 + delivery possibly.
Yeah but you're saying $139.50 and linking to a product which is $105 USD…
My point is you can get it $5 cheaper :)
Look at this graph: https://camelcamelcamel.com/Black-Passport-Portable-External...
I get it. Sorry I thought you thought my price was in USD. Past my bed time
I just received my drive today, shucked the disk and it is a Seagate Barracuda Pro ST8000DM004 - hard drive - 8 TB - SATA 6Gb/s
Not unhappy, looks like they are still available
Just checked MSY cost for the same disk bare $489
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