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4TB USB3 Portable HDDs: WD My Passport - US $107.22 (~AU $143), Seagate Backup Plus - US $107.07 (~AU $143) Shipped @ Amazon US

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Blue, Red and Black are reduced in price. Silver is USD $119.99.

Create easy customized backup plans with included Seagate Dashboard software
USB powered - no power supply necessary
Quick file transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity.Dimensions(L x W x H mm)-114,5 x 76 x 20,35 mm
Compatible with PlayStation 4 (Requires PS4 System Software Update 4.50 or higher)
Works interchangeably on PC and Mac computers—without needing to reformat

Also comes with 2 months of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography, I don't know if this works in Australia.


Western Digital 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 - USD $99.99 + $7.23 Shipping (~ $142.75 AUD) Delivered @ Amazon

It's rare for Western Digital 4TB drives to drop this low and they normally are $5 more. Tax time is almost here and before the GST is collected from July 1 on Amazon imports it's a good time to buy.

Auto backup with included WD Backup software
Password protection with hardware encryption
Reimagined design
Trusted drive built with WD reliability
USB 3.0 port; USB 2.0 compatible. SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7. Requires reformatting for Mac OS X operating system.

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  • +3 votes

    Hey just a heads up, the red backup plus can be had for $132.15 Delivered from Amazon AU using AMAZON20. Temporarily OOS however but you can still order now, might be worth it for some who want to save $11 and have AU warranty.

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      Thanks. It's $152.15 for those that can't use the code. You get 15% at checkout.

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      Nice find, is there any other 15% deals? Couldnt see any link on the home page.

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        Yep, they're all listed here :) . If you have AMAZON20, the 1TB portable + a cheap item such as this is available for ~$47 Delivered.

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          Ah ok its just for hard drives, was hopin maybe other peripherals. Great deal all the same, Id post it outright as a deal for people who have the voucher if I were you as it ends today apparently.

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      Technical Details
      Brand Seagate
      Item Model Number STDR4000303
      Item Weight 245 g
      Item Dimensions L x W x H 453 x 307 x 83 cm

      o_O FALSE ADVERTISING: NOT PORTABLE! That's got to be the biggest HDD eva…
      Very light for its size tho. :)

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      Important information
      Safety Warning
      TRUE

      Watch out people!

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    Or this Seagate 4TB portable for AU$136 delivered.

    And you can rip it open use it as an internal drive if you want.

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      Or this Seagate 4TB portable(amazon.com) for AU$136 delivered

      That's the expansion drive, not as fast, no bundled software etc.

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    They look like 2.5" drives from the photos, can anyone confirm?

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    Not sure how you can claim it for tax if you are buying from overseas?

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      Maybe re-read that sentence?

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      Not sure how you can claim it for tax if you are buying from overseas?

      Not sure how you can not know how the tax system works or that the GST has nothing to do with your income tax.

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    why not seagate 5tb? it's been usd$119 plus $7 shipped to australia.

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    Was tempted to get one of Seagate 4TB portable hard drives, until I started doing some reading.
    Reviews indicated the HDDs are SMR based. If the drive inside is ST4000LM024, it is definitely SMR (official specs states it is SMR). As for ST4000LM016, then it is unclear. Some people think it is PMR, but AnandTech indicates it is partially PMR and partially SMR (if so, it is still SMR anyway). I bought a couple of these back in 2015/2016… didn't realise they are SMR until now.. sigh… no wonder they are cheap.

    5TB ones would be SMR.

    WD… I like WD drives in general, but not a fan of some of their external drives where you cannot use the actual HDD inside as a normal SATA drive (i.e. they are USB only).

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      I bought a couple of these back in 2015/2016… didn't realise they are SMR until now.. sigh… no wonder they are cheap.

      So what? SMR drives are perfect for the application that these drives are used for such is storage of data. There is nothing wrong with SMR for this usage.

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        For archiving, SMR drives are fine. As a portable hard drive with frequent writes, this is not ideal. The drive's write speed drops once you start filling up the drive. When it is close to 100%, deleting files and writing new files onto the disk will show the ugly side of these drives. SMR drives rely heavily on write cache, without write cache turned on, the performance is pretty shocking.

        If your usage for the portable drives involves a lot of frequent writes, then these are not ideal. Also, on the safe side, you should make sure all the data has been written to these SMR drives before you unplug them.

        I know understand why these are slightly bigger than most USB portable hard drives. I currently have one connected to a PC pretty much all the time (hardly ever remove it from that PC) and that's a better usage pattern for these SMR drives). Now I know it is SMR, I really need to use it for archiving purposes and avoid repeated writes.

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    which one is better the WD My Passport or seagate??

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      which one is better the WD My Passport or seagate??

      Seagate is a regular SATA drive so can be removed from the case.
      Western Digital has a USB interface built in so can't be removed from the case.

      I prefer the Seagates especially when you factor in looks, the Western Digital is prone to scratches and all sorts of cosmetic damage whereas the Seagate is more robust. Western Digital has hardware encryption that is easy to use and that's the main reason I use Western Digitals when travelling.

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    Here are the features and specs on the Backup Plus.

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