Seagate 4TB external Hard drives are currently $99 at Officeworks. This is good price.
It is, but it's been that price for months now. Maybe not a deal, but it's a good reminder. I bought 2 of these over Christmas. Schucked them.
Do these require the pin-cover? Or are they direct shuck?
I don't know what that is. Just popped it into my case.
Doesn't require any modification. Just shuck the internal drive out and put it in your computer case.
That pin modification only applied to some Western Digital drives. This one here is a Seagate.
Man I remember when seeing 5TB For $279 was a good price 🤭
Past deal shows huge interest! That's a little over 6 months ago https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/480336
Yeah, some remember 100 MB for 1000 USD, some are anticipating 10 TB for 99 AUD in 2 years. #technology
Man, I can only hope drives drop to 100 for 10tb. I'm doubtful though as the market hasn't been making major strides recently.
Not with the AUD in the toilet.
AUD in the toilet, So that's why everybody is buying toilet paper.
My dad swapped his 256MB HDD for a 125cc Honda dirtbike back in the day.
thought the last post was actually just 2 weeks ago but it was JBHiFi.
I just bought one last week. Thought it was this price just normally.
Just price matching Bing Lee, or JB.
If you have ebay plus the $5 monthly Voucher works on Bing Lee
eBay Plus members get a $5 voucher each month for use on Plus items.
How do I get this voucher? From email?
@nosrad: I think it just applies automatically?
Find an eBay Plus item and it should come up with the "Pay only xxx" thing (e.g. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Seagate-STEB4000300-4TB-Expansio...)
@magicmoose: Hmm, interesting. I have eBay plus, but I don't see the "Pay only xxx" thing.
@nosrad: oh, must have been a special offer when I signed up then.
@magicmoose: I will ask eBay. Thanks!
@nosrad: I looked into it as well - found the t&c’s https://tc.ebay.com.au/ebay-plus5-terms-and-conditions
@JayManic: Yeah as per most promos, long term customers get dick all.
@ShipShapeRC: I signed up for Plus when it came out, and I get the $5 monthly voucher.
@dm01: I get hardly any vouchers from ebay. It gets tiring hearing what everyone else gets from them.
@ShipShapeRC: Sounds nearly as tiring as hearing everyone complain about them.
@nosrad: It should appear in My Ebay then Vouchers tab page.
Sweet, thanks for the heads up. $94 and I don’t even have to leave the house.
Standard price these days.
For now. May go up thanks to the exchange rate.
Standard price, it was $98 at HN last week (up to $108 now though).
Was able to pick two up for $98 each at HN if you ask nicely and tell them officeworks / their own site has it listed for $99 (but sticker price was $132)
Oh Snap — spent 10 minutes writing it as I was watching youtube and noticed someone already commented on $98 price
Note : These drives use SMR (Shingled magnetic recording) so great for archiving but not ideal where lots of random writing occurs and performance will suffer.
I picked up a couple of these from HN as well, just last Wednesday, for $98 each. And that was their price online! I note now that the HN website lists them at $108, so this price is indeed a bargain at the moment.
Anyone knows it can be used as suveillance hard disk? Thanks
You could but the constant read write would shortne the life. Better getting a NAS rated drive for constant wiriting.
You could but you'd be better off getting a Skyhawk or WD purple drive designed for surveillance use.
The specs rate this drive inside the case are for 55Tb workload and 2400 power-on hours per year ( around 6.5 hrs per day usage with 150gb written/read ). Exceeding this may cause the drive to fail early as it's not designed 24/7 use.
Thank you for the detail explanation
No probs - I should clarify all drives will eventually fail as they age, just it will fail earlier than designed operating lifespan.
Good info mate, thanks for that.
I have a question - will it be a good idea to attach this HDD with WiFI router then?
Sorry bit behind in this hard drive lingo, I've a ps4 and NVIDIA shield ,is this good for storing games or movies on ? Reliable also?cheers
Same boat - was thinking of buying a seagate '4tb game drive' for my PS4 but so expensive at anything over $179 …
I assume its expensive because of the read/write speeds and made specifically for gaming??
Will this one do the trick for $99 or can anyone recommend a similar one that I can attach to my PS4 and forget.
I got one of these for the ps4. I'll see how it goes when it arrives
Sod it just bought one,just wondering anyone can U swap this between NVIDIA shield and PS4,laptop or is just formatted to one system?
Pretty sure ps4 and shield use different file systems so swapping the drive from one to the other would mean reformatting and deleting the data.
LOL, $25 delivery to Townsville.
Maybe they should use their own postage product for $17.
$25.95 delivery price to Rockhampton, QLD. It looks like the delivery system has classed Townsville as a country location, the same as Rockhampton.
It's a total ripoff.
Australia Post could deliver it for way less.
The delivery classified Townsville as country instead of regional, which seems harsh. They must be using Fastway or someone. I've seen lots of delivery prices jump as soon as you put a postcode north of Rockhampton. There's so many times where shipping has killed the deal for me.
Standard price. Has been $99 for months now.
Ozbargain policy states that you can repost a deal over 6 months old if it is still valid or has since gone back to that price.
Considering the last one expired October last year, I think it's a pretty safe bet to repost.
It keeps on getting posted but its the standard price now.
Fair enough, what I don't understand however is why it keeps getting expired?
This deal would be allowed to stay purely because it's a different store than JB, and has achieved a large number of upvotes already.
Anyone share a good way to find out what the models of drives are inside these externals for shucking purposes? And in saying that what does this one have inside?
Both of mine had ST4000DM004 drives (or more precisely ST4000DM004-2CV104)
This one has a Seagate Barracuda Compute ST4000DM004 5400rpm.
Watch this guy on Youtube shuck one of these drives.
ST4000DM004 5400rpm (SMR).
Not a deal. Usual price.
JB have them at the same price for a while, you can use some of those discount like racq to save around another 4%
Royal Automobile Club of Queensland
I thought it meant to hit the salesperson with a racquet…
Normal price, Not a deal.
doesn't seem to be in stock anywhere around brisbane
Apart from ripping these open and using the 3.5" HDD in a desktop or dock, why wldnt people but a 4tb usb powered 2.5" drive?
i might be wrong but i would presume the 3.5" drives are faster
Price, usually the portable drives are significantly more expensive
Not sure about Seagate 2.5" drives, but Toshiba and WD use a USB connector on the actual circuit board. This means if the connector ends up being worn out, you can't easily do data recovery by simply taking out the drive, and connected it to a PC to copy the data off (and then re-use the drive in a new enclosure). Also means you can't shuck the drive (which is appealing to many given the price difference between an external 2.5" and a 2.5" SATA drive).
As mtg mentioned 3.5" do seem to be faster (Seagate 2.5 is up to 130Mb/s where these drives (3.5) peak at up to 180Mb/s)
Good for Xbox expansion HDD?
No, this is the bulky one which needs its own power adapter. Better to use a portable HDD.
I've got one portable 4tb along with this one on my Xbox. Runs fine.
Do you guys recommend this for a plex server running on raspberry pi? New to this but planning to use sonarr and radarr
If you need plex to do any kind of transcoding raspberry pi might struggle a bit. In that case a cheap ex-business desktop might be a better option for plex.
Otherwise I've run external HDD like this attached to a pi for storage and downloading of content.
This morning I went to get some but only had 6tb. They gave them to me for $100 ea
Not bad, they are $228 online - wow
Hmmm. I'd love to see the receipt.
OW beats HN in 10%. So it will be around 93 bucks
good deal thanks OP!
JB HIFI also $99.
can it be used on NAS?
Would this be ok in NAS for storing media/movies and plex media server?
Thee aren't the best choice for NAS use.
standard price for not portable
You can get a pocket drive for $39 more on Amazon https://www.amazon.com.au/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-Drive-S...
typo in your price???
Officeworks have the portable drive for the same price as well.
I wouldn't use a Seagate for anything important, because it'll die sooner or later.
Any hard drive will die sooner or later. It's just what the technology does.
Well being Seagate, it'll die sooner then!
My personal, statistically irrelevant experience over the past 19 years since I started purchasing internal and external drives, has seen more WD drives fail than Seagate ones. I still happily buy and use both brands.
@dm01: I agree. Personally I have had 1 seagate fail out of 10+ drives and 3 WD drives (all the same series) fail out of 5. Currently using Toshiba (no clue whats inside), but these seem ok
Choosing which data to backup is hard though. I accidentally wiped a drive that had maybe 15 hours worth of work on it a few months ago. But that wouldn't have been a drive I'd have backed up if I bought spare drives for backups.
Thanks OP, my HTPC's Seagate 2TB drive died after 5.5 years and it was going to cost around the same to replace like for like, so I'll shuck this one and get double the space I had previously.
Should be delivered Tuesday, not much stock around my area in Perth and free delivery saves me driving all over the place.
lol. I saw that all my drives were red today, so I just went looking on OZB for cheap 4tb hdds, saw this, thought oooh, that's cheap! Then realised I posted this deal, and completely forgot about it. now it may actually be useful to me.
'Posting you' should downvote 'Commenting you' for disregarding your earlier efforts!