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Seagate Portable 5TB External Hard Drive USB 3.0 $156.89 + Delivery ($0 with Prime) @ Amazon UK via AU

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Brand: Seagate
Item Model Number: STGX5000400
Item Weight: 263 g
Item Dimensions L x W x H: 11.7 x 8 x 2 cm

  1. Easily store and access 5TB of content on the go with the Seagate portable drive, a USB external hard drive
  2. Designed to work with Windows or Mac computers, This external hard Drive makes backup a snap—just drag-and-drop!
  3. To get set up, connect the portable hard drive to a computer for automatic recognition software required
  4. This USB drive provides plug-and-play simplicity with the included 18-inch USB 3.0 cable
  5. Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included One-year limited warranty
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  • +2 votes

    Item Weight: 63 g

    Is this a newly release ultra lite edition? 😉

    • +2 votes

      Thanks for pointing out that, just fixed. :-)

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    Thanks ordered one.

  • +2 votes

    “Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included One-year limited warranty“ - is this standard?

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      Buy with credit card and you get one extra year

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        Depends on what card, and then on whether they have an excess. Not worth it with any of my cards.

    • +2 votes

      Seagate bought in Australia has 3 years.

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        it's from the UK though.

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    Thanks, ordered one as well

  • +3 votes

    I believe this is an SMR drive, just so people are aware.

    • +1 vote

      Haven't been able to tell with my older 5TB Seagate portables (Backup Plus containing ST5000LM000). They don't show TRIM support in CrystalDiskInfo which is supposedly a giveaway. I have a 4TB WD which does, though, and have observed slowdowns like this when copying to it.

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        I have the same 5TB backup plus, it has a 128mb cache. Whereas SMR drives usually 64mb cache.

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        Why does it slowdown & not stay at the higher rate?

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      thanks for pointing this out!

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      Yep - read the reviews - very slow writing speeds.

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      how do you know which seagate drives has SMRt?

      Also there are rosebud drives as well and that is probably even crappier than SMR.

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      What are some non SMR portable drives?

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    Now been about three years with 5TB as the highest capacity for 2.5" portables and mine are finally full. At least people seem to be buying these which will hopefully demonstrate there's enough of a market for higher capacities.

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      Yeah I think the industry has given up on 2.5 sadly. Gone the way of the smaller form factors before it.

      It's now 3.5 HDD, 2.5 SSD, m.2 SSD

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        Yeah small form factor drives usually for mobile, since there's SSD and NVMe, no point risking mechanical.

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    It'll be slow as molasses but damn that is a nice price…

  • +4 votes

    $31.39 /TB

    1. Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included One-year limited warranty

    Strange definition of long-term, Seagate bringing the lols

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      standards have changed it seems. HDDs used to be 3 years, but Seagate offered 5 years to pip the competition. Now it's down to 1 year.. ouch.

  • +2 votes

    micro-USB3 = yuck

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      it's the standard connector for external HDDs.

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        I bought the 4TB WD a few months ago for around $200. Obviously no deal, but I'm happy to pay extra for USBC

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          i have too many HDDs using this connector that transitioning to USBC will suck and require two cables, more or less forever.

          USBC is not going to increase its speed anyway. I have a micro-USB3 cable permanently attached to my PC, so all I do is insert it into the drive.

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    Would this be too slow for a Ps4?

    I'm running out of space and tired of switching between a 1tb external

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      yeah slow as usual. why no invest into SSD?

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        he probably wants 5TB and that's expensive on SSd.

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      do you plan to use it as internal drive replacement?

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    this is the old design. The newer ones are a bit faster. It's an ok price though.

  • +1 vote

    It appears WD is matching this deal on Amazon. Currently $155.44. Not sure which is the better HDD.

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/545543 (expired deal but now back in stock at a lower price).

    • +4 votes

      You won't be able to shuck WD drives as the USB connector is soldered onto the drive.

      Seagate has the normal SATA connector if you ever want to connect it up to an internal SATA ports on your PC. This means you can do data recovery if the enclosure or USB connector fails. You won't be able to do that on a WD.

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    is USB 3.0 same as MacBook Pro 2019 ports?