expired Seagate Backup Plus 5TB Portable Drive USB 3.0 Blue $174.79 + Delivery (Free with Prime) @ Amazon US via Amazon AU

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Blue colour.

Very cheap ($150.40 delivered) with 12% Cashback from ShopBack https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/451539

Features

  • High-speed USB 3.0 / 2.0 connectivity
  • USB powered - no power supply necessary
  • Works interchangeably on PC and Mac computers
  • Seagate Dashboard software included

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    Silver colour $186.43 (Prime delivered) $164.05 (delivered with 12% ShopBack)
    https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01LXF3C7Z/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i...

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    I'm thinking Cashrewards does not pay for US store?

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    How long does it normally take to ship to Syd/Mel?

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    April 30 to May 2 - according to the Amazon AU app.

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      Not really. Tried:
      Priority International Delivery : get it by April 30 – May 2 (Delivery: $33.90)
      FREE Expedited International Delivery : get it by May 3 – 8 (Free with PRIME)

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    Yap. If free delivery May 3 - May 8.

    But normally the actual delivery is faster than estimated.

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    What is everyone filling these large storage hard drives up with?

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      Try owning any modern game console. this is going to feel tiny.

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      Things that could be streamed but aren't available locally. Also things of a higher quality than available on some connections when trying to stream.

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    Oooo, blue! And I was going to get the PS4 4TB one - https://www.amazon.com.au/4TB-Game-Drive-PS4-STGD4000400/dp/...

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      I forget what the 'good' colour is - is it blue? i.e. The colour that means it's just a normal HDD, not an archive drive that is meant to sit on a shelf that will die if you actually use it, lol.

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    Can anyone vouch for Seagate portable drives?

    I've only ever had WD which have never failed me.

    I'm planning on taking it overseas to backup what I assume with be 21 days of video footage. I know an SSD would be better but too pricy.

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      everyone has their opinions and experiences with both.

      me personally, love the WD, had issues with my Seagate.

      my friend, the opposite.

      it's a tough one.

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        I also personally prefer WD but I've never really used anything else because they've just been so reliable.

        I guess I am planning on redundancy anyway with multiple drives and multiple back ups so I could just get one Seagate and wait for another deal for another HD.

        Any opinions on if hard disk drives can survive going overseas? I'm assuming they get shipprd from overseas so it shouldn't be a problem unless I'm knocking them all over the place?

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      I've had several WD desktop drives die only months old. I now use Seagate. A few years ago I bought a few of the 2TB portable drives you see on here a lot. I'm running 'Hard Disk Sentinal' and it claims they're all still 'perfect'.

      But also take note WD portable drives (used to - do they still?) have decoder boards. Seagate doesn't. When a HDD begins to fail, you can often still copy most of your files over, except the few that happen to be written on dying sectors. But when a WD decoder board fails, you lose everything - instantly. You can't even shuck the drive and plug it into a computer externally, because the files cannot be decoded without the working board.

      Voice of experience here: It will only happen ONCE to you, and you'll never buy another such drive again.

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        Thanks man. I'll be getting one of these bad boys now.

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          As I hinted above, I'm not sure WD still has those decoder boards. But it's likely. (Why change something that protects most of your customers' data, when you can sell more drives instead.) Even if they are the best drive on earth, I would buy one because at least some WILL fail, and I don't like the idea of my data being in a ticking bomb.

          As for shipping… Yeah, that would be my concern too. If they were shipped in large box to AU first, then sent separately, I'd feel much more comfortable. I've seen videos of packages coming through customs on a waist-high conveyor belt, with a sniffer dog walking on them, and staff tossing any packages the dog knocks to the floor back onto the belt.

          I've dropped a working HDD once and caught it on top of my foot before it hit the ground. I plugged it in and it was dead. So run some kind of diskcheck on it, whatever your OS uses, and if it's working when you get it, it's probably ok.

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      Oh, I forgot to say I've had 2x of those 2TB Seagate portable drives I mentioned, plugged into my laptop, and I plugged a third in a few months ago. Apart from restarts it has been on 24/7 for pretty much 3.5 years.

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    What is everyone storing to fill 5TB?

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    Thanks OP, got one. :)

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    I feel we could all benefit if there was a a shuckable tickbox

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    Parcel shipped and reaching on this Friday. Earlier than original estimated time.

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