Seagate Backup Plus 5TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 Silver $165.51 + Delivery ($0 with Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

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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

Mod Note: Red now out of stock, only Silver left.

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Comments

  • +1 vote

    Nice to be used as an internal drive for the PS4

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      So your going to use a 2.5" mechanical hdd inside the ps4? Have you done this before with a computer?

      I'm only asking because I need a 5tb+ drive and they get so dam expensive after 4tb. Do these 2.5" sized drives last very long? Back in the day (talking over 10 years ago) one laptop hdd would not last more then 3 years before I'd be replacing the thing. So i've steered clear and just gone with full sized ones.

      • +1 vote

        Done before with the PS3 and PS4 most recently, sadly not 5tb so I am constantly deleting apps to allow for updates and whatnot.
        My PS4 likes to keep around 100gb of unused space at all times, I find that rather annoying!

    • +1 vote

      I got a 4tb drive to use inside my PS4 pro. Had to disassemble my console so make sure you have no warranty left before you do it.

      The drive is a bit too tall to fit in the Sony supported way so you have to install it without the bracket, I put double sided tape on the top of the drive to hold it in place so it won't come loose from the SATA connection.

      Because it's pressing against the case you also can't get the drive cover back on afterwards so I just slapped some black electrical tape over the hole. Works great though, haven't had any issues over the years since I did the upgrade. My drive is almost full again though :(

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        your ps4 hacked?

        can you post pic of the console with the electrical tape and cover that you put on?
        interested to see how it looks

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    Thanks OP.. bought one

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    Size increases is taking a while. When will we see 80TB, 160TB, 500TB?

    • +1 vote

      Can't tell if sarcasm >.>

    • -3 votes

      We already do. That's why you get a NAS

    • +10 votes

      The entire HDD industry is a cartel. The main players share competitively sensitive information and divide the market between them. They keep capacity low, prices high, and rake in the billions. Larger capacity drives means lower unit sales. Absolutely no motivation for them to alter the status quo.

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      I agree, but for the 3.5" HDD space, we have seen gradual increases in capacity, but we are increasingly getting to the limit of what we can do with magnetic media. With SSDs getting cheaper and many people moving towards streaming services (e.g. Netflix, Spotify…etc.) there is less need for home users to even buy HDDs. It's a dead market, no real incentive to keep pouring money in. Even WD and Seagate are pumping out SSDs now. Who would have thought a few years ago?

      I've had a NAS (custom built PC) for the last 10 or so years, and have been gradually upgrading it, but with the little amount of use it gets these days, I'm thinking of decommissioning it for a few 1TB SSDs on my local PC.

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        Well if you are a gamer games are getting bigger & bigger. With a lot of titles hitting the 100GB mark now you won't fit many of them onto a 1TB SSD so it's definitely good to get large HDDs for your Steam library.

        • +3 votes

          Yeah, but how many of those games do you play at the same time? There are only a handful of games that I actually play repetitively. Most others, I buy, I play for a while and I never touch again.

          Even then, I'm just crazy for fast storage. I paid close to $400 for a 120GB Intel X25M back when SSDs were new, so to be able to get a cheap 1TB SSD for a little above $100 is great (e.g. this deal https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/473891).

          4TB of SSD storage is now $440 and a 4TB decent hard drive is around $180, so it's only 2.4x more expensive. This is just going to go down. HDDs are dead tech now unfortunately unless you're talking about 16TB drives for datacentre use.

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            @p1 ama: Yeah when SSDs were still relatively uncommon back in 2011 I got a sweet deal on a 256GB OCZ Vertex for about $320

            It's crazy how you can get a 500GB SSD for under $120 now, even sub-$100 for the awful budget bx500 and WD greens

    • +2 votes

      I believe the technological limitations on a mechanical drive is 50tb.

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    Bought a red one.

  • +2 votes

    Does anyone know what model HDD is inside this?

  • +2 votes

    Just be aware I ordered one of these 2 weeks - still hasn't shipped.

    • +1 vote

      Really??, Bought last night, got the shipping this morning

      Your item(s) is (are) being sent by FASTWAY. Your tracking number is U95xxxxxxx. Depending on the delivery method you chose, it's possible that the tracking information might not be visible immediately. Learn

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        How's that even possible — this is shipping from the USA.

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          Yes,, Even I didnt expect…
          As per Amazon order status
          Latest update: Saturday, Aug 17
          7:59 pm
          Package has shipped
          Carrier: Fastway, Tracking #: U950003XXXX

  • +2 votes

    FYI - Was a few dollars cheaper a couple of months ago from Amazon US (blue colour).

  • +1 vote

    Shuckable?

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      I assume so - see first comment

    • +1 vote

      Seagate generally are,but…. the drives are massively thick, and so rarely fit into what ever space needs it. Forget about sticking it in your laptop.

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    Is this the latest version, or the older one?

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      I suspect these are the older models, as the ones listed on the Seagate website come in different shades (pale blue, for instance) and have different (read: higher) model designations. Unfortunately I couldn’t ascertain whether the newer models are superior, performance-wise, because Seagate don’t appear to have published the read/write stats on their website.

      • +2 votes

        I think you’re right: the old red model looks to have black sides, while the new one seems to have silver sides.

        Also, I just noticed that the amazon link has a “there is a newer model” link on it…that would seem to answer my question! :)

      • +1 vote

        The newer ones will still have the same 15mm SMR ST5000LM000 "archive" drive inside, the included software is the only real difference besides colour.

  • -2 votes

    Isn't wd better than Seagate? Is this price worth the risk?

    • +2 votes

      Can of worms there fella. Both are fine really, everyone on here has had good/bad experiences with both.

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    What hard drive is in this? nas grade?

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      It may be an SMR drive, im trying to work it out. I thought Seagate only had SMR 5TB 2,5" 15mm drives, but it could have changed.
      Great value for archive/incremental backups.

    • +2 votes

      Had another delivered a couple of weeks back for ~$150 shipped.

      Drive is still the same 15mm SMR (shingled) ST5000LM000 'Archive' model.

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    Thanks OP. Got a blue one a little while ago go upgrade my Cloud Key Gen2 plus hard drive.

    Drive can be easily removed and plugged into any SATA plug.

    I followed this guide https://youtu.be/96q7u-Ku-EI

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    will in fit inside the normal ps4

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    just had 1 of these die, don't trust to keep anything important on.

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      Same model??.. or just Seagate?

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      Standard advice for any storage, any brand.

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      How did it die? Any SMART data?

      I've had one for around 2 years and it's still going strong. Managed to live in my laptop messenger bag for about 6 months of daily carrying as well. the usb connector seems a bit fragile but no issues.

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    Just bought one for back up purposes. Cheers.

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    i bought one

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    Can we use this for laptop?

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