Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Portable External Hard Drive
Warranty: 3 Year Australian Warranty & Support
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Shuckable? Would this be good for a PS4?
does a 9mm 4tb 2.5 hdd even exist?
Don't think so. The biggest I've seen is 2tb
yeah 9mm 2TB is like the ceiling limit it would seem for 9mm hdd..
only other option is go ssd route but the price of ssd is still high compared to the hdd..
the next generations of consoles are going ssd route
Read in another post that they modified their console to fit a thicker one. Not my ideal solution.
but price for 2tb is not that competitive ($88) and considering you can get a 3TB at officeworks for 99$ and this 4tb for $126
so it doesn't make sense to fit a 2TB in the ps4 even if it means it is the right thickness for it..
the mod just involves remove the hdd bracket and loosening the screws a bit to make it fit.
There's really not much options
either pay a non competive high price for a 2tb or get the bigger size hdd that is better value for money.
Or just use external cheaper again…
The SSHD model is highly regarded though.
if it is shuckable, you can fit it in ps4 even if the size is bigger than 9mm
you just remove the ps4 hdd bracket.
just google it..
Regardless of Shuckability, you could hook it up via USB.
Performance won't be limited by the USB port.
So no issues using this as an external for the PS4?
Correct. Checkout the benchmarks.
Thanks OP - needed this.
Is this one better than the officeworks's 4TB 2.5" drive?
The officeworks one is $125…
Officeworks regularly lists stuff they no longer stock and you can't backorder for great prices. Can you find a location with it in stock?
yes u are right. I just checked again….apparently they are not in stock everywhere.
Are they in stock anywhere?
@DonWilson: i only checked in WA. it says Subiaco has limited stock. Elsewhere none.
@jeeg: Midland shows it in stock
@EVA-01: Thanks mate.
Cant take credit for the link. Found it in another thread and bookmarked it.
East Vic Park
Hay St, Perth CBD
Nice. That's a spicy website. Although you looked up the wrong model number, that one's $189. Here's the right model number: https://ow.c0r3.xyz/result.php?product=SGBK4TBBLU&state=ALL&...
@DonWilson: Does that website automatically update? The QLD stores seem to be have the same stock numbers as when the link first popped up
@johnjones8: Same with Vic stores? Doesn't look like it updates as on the officeworks website my store is saying out of stock, but on that stock checker website it says 23, the same as it said when that link first popped up.
Got wrong HDD unfortunately.
How is this compared with this one: https://www.amazon.com.au/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-D...
Also, how can I find out if I am ebay plus?
check the name tag on your undies.
The tag says ProlapsedHeinous s..ks. So, do it, haha
You have to sign up for ebay plus, and pay a recurring fee for the privilege.
You could always signup for the trial, make your purchases, then cancel the subscription, like a Ninja.
Thanks got one
Does anyone know if these are shuckable?
What are you looking to put it in?
Expensive way of doing it, unless space is absolutely tight.
@AssangesCat: Where can i find a 4TB HDD for cheaper then?
@abrowne70: Its an SMR drive though, so a 3.5" PMR drive is still faster.
@Hybroid: I have miniPC that has extremely limited space and am really interested if this is shuckable as it has no space to accommodate a 3.5" drive.
@CheapoJohnno: That already has an SSD. Why would you replace it with a HDD. Just plug it into a USB port for additional storage.
@abrowne70: Ozbargain ☺
I would also like to know the answer to this question. My laptop would like 4TB of space that isn't another USB.
@casey2: This line of Q&A is discussing for a computer. 3.5" (desktop) drive is best.
Unless you're laptop will take a thick 2.5" drive, you're SOL.
On another note, I'm seriously disappointed with the (lack of) community spirit here.
With 3000 clicks, surely one member from each deal can tell us what was inside! Many externals will show what's inside via software. Others need to be shucked. But that's what a LOT of people are doing anyway.
@AssangesCat: My current laptop takes 2 x 2.5", but they need to be 9mm. So, yes, if someone had shucked one of these and could have remarked on the internals it would have been useful.
From the picture it doesn't look like the big fat ones that we've mostly been seeing.
@casey2: Sorry to say, but it was never going to happen. They can only achieve so-much, before they (all on Earth) hit scientific limits.
I wanted to find it in writing, though.
The bare drive is 15mm thick.
Apparently, early models were Momentus. Now Barracuda, but same platter config (5x800GB) and overall thickness.
YEARS have gone by, but limits remain. 2TB is the biggest 9.5mm drive. Also available in 7mm.
Does this contain one of those Seagate drives that have a high failure rate or were those only limited to the 2TB slims?
I think they were the Rosewood ones..
couldn't find any info so bought it anyway.. good price
Are you referring to the good old BackBlaze reports?
haven't looked into those reports but with a quick google search you'll see these drives are quite common with data recovery businesses
for anyone wondering what drive was in this, ST4000LM024
Cool. So 15mm.
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