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Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop Drive $98 C&C (Or + Delivery) @ Harvey Norman

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Greetings everyone, Harvey Norman have beaten JB on this popular drive :)


Key Features

  • The Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop Hard Drive has two cords, the USB 3.0 cable for the data, and the power adapter cable for its energy needs.
  • USB 3.0 connectivity ensures you have fast data transfer speeds for this Seagate add-on drive.
  • The Windows OS automatically recognises this desktop drive, so you don’t have to wait for software to be installed or for it to be configured.
  • Thanks to its built-in power management, you are assured of efficient operation whenever you use this Seagate external hard drive.

Credit to Price Hipster for the pickup.

As always, enjoy!

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  • +43 votes

    I'd rather spend the extra dollar than give money to that kent Gerry GST Harvey.

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    Aren't these normally $99 at Officeworks?

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    thanks OP, its a really great option for off site backup for crucial family photos

    • +1 vote

      As long as it's not your only one.

      Desktop drives were never designed to be portable. I've seen them sitting flat on the floor, and a tug of a cable kills the lot. Whiz, click.
      Yet, I've seen portable types bungy off a desk, disconnect on the way to hitting the floor. Survived.

    • -2 votes

      From my experience, these are not very reliable. YMMV.

  • +1 vote

    Got one off the last 99 deal. Easy to take out of the case to have a cheap standard internal 3.5 inch drive.

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    Are you kidding me? I just literally traveled further to JB HI FI instead of Halfway to Harvey Norman……and would save an extra dollar……..

  • +1 vote

    I tend to just go for the portable drives nowadays - not that much more expensive & much more convenient (no power pack).

    • -3 votes

      Slower, less reliable, and easier to accidentally break too.

      • +2 votes

        Apparently that's debatable, depends what's inside some have reliable models inside which can be pulled out.

        • +1 vote

          I have a desktop drive that has lasted about 7 years and seen about 4 portable drives come and go in the same period. But I think it's because it just sits there whereas the portable drives get taken places, shaken around and eventually die.

          • -1 vote

            @misterhorsey: Yeah I'm still looking into "shulking" portable drives, I actually did it many years ago on my own, with a semi-old one and it went bad so quick, so I assumed it was never worth, but there's seems to be alot of good word about it now days.

        • -1 vote

          Either way, they're rated for 10x the G forces, and have free fall sensors, less weight….. And fit for purpose.

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    Can these be used with an xbox one as extra game storage?

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    Would two of theses be fine for offline backups?
    Some product reviews suggest they often fail…

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      Always best to check the review dates because the much older Seagates from years ago had higher failure rates.

      I personally have a 5TB Seagate HDD plugged into a NAS 24/7 as an extra layer and it's been running fine for years ;)

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        True, did a search of "STEB4000300" (the model number) and it's a mix of "drive failed" and "no issues at all" so I dunno… tempting but I would rather pay more for a better quality drive than risk everything.

        Currently, have 2x 3TB WD Reds in RAID 1 so 3TB of usable storage and would use this as an offline backup solution. Debating whether I buy two of these for backups

        • +1 vote

          They essentially reuse the same model numbers for each year's "revision" of the external drive. Generally speaking external HDDs always have a higher risk of failure because they get moved more frequently than a drive in your PC or NAS.

          You can never have too much storage for backups ;)

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            @Clear: Ah I see… that's annoying and yeah that does make sense.

            :^)

            • +4 votes

              @CC123: Also keep in mind that any reviews you read online are mostly gonna be skewed towards those who had negative experiences. i.e. Most of the 98% or 99% of people who don't have any issue don't bother leaving reviews anywhere saying this, it's the tiny minority who do have a problem that are vocal.

              Pick any hard drive you like and search for failures and you're pretty much guaranteed to find a bunch of reviews from people who've had an issue with it.

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    Can we use this for Mac Os, I can only see compatibility with Windows Only!

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    Would this work for a steam library. Gaming off of it? Game on a laptop and feel this would be much easier than replacing the internal drives with larger ones plus only has 1 2.5 and 1 m.2 so would never fit this much anyway

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      NO, get an SSD for your steam library.

      I mean technically any HDD will work for steam, but HDD will be slow for loading games.

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        I mean that's cool in theory and all but I'm looking for about 2TB which is much closer to $400 in SSD format. I can deal with load times as long as the gameplay is fine and stutter free

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          Pro Tip: Uninstall games from steam that you dont actually play which simply deleted the local files.

          If I had all my games installed theyd be about 2TB as well, but Ive culled it so its about 400GB to fit on my SSD.

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            @Skramit: Yeah I suppose you're right… Even after a cull I'd still be over 500GB I think but a 1TB SSD is more in my budget than a 2TB one so I'll have a look.

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    I just bought this today and cant even use it as it doesnt have an austrlia plug for power

    • +6 votes

      Have another look in the box, sometimes they ship multiple plugs for different countries. A retail store definitely wouldn't be selling an off-the-shelf product without an australian power plug.

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      Yes by default it comes with a foreign interchangable power point plug on the power adapter. But all you needed to do was unplug that and connect on the Australian power point plug to it. Which is included in the same packaging you found the power adapter in.

      It's one of these type of power adapters. This video will show you how to remove the foreign power point plug and put the Australian one on. It's a simple 5 second procedure.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xTlUPcATWI

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    I received multiple interchangeable plugs with my purchase.

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    Bought this yesterday, had no problem at all shucking, easy as piss for a first-timer. The hardest part was prying it open. Took a few minutes, ended up that a flat head screwdriver worked the best for me :)

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      Yes. You would have found a Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB 5400RPM (SMR) 3.5" drive. I tell you right now at pc store they sell for a lot more than $98. The bare drive normally goes for around $160.

      But of course shucking it you would likely get no warranty on the internal drive.

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