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Seagate 4TB Expansion Portable Hard Drive $79.95 (In-Store Only) @ Australia Post


Found this while picking up some of my Prime Day deals from my PO Box. I think it's a decent buy at around $20/TB

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    • +1

      Don't know why i'm being negged, i was just commenting saying I managed to track one down and was thanking the OP.
      I've helped people in the past with locating stock, and I'm happy to do so again, just ask. But not if im gonna get negged for offering help.

      • +6

        You didn't offer help in the original comment.

        But really it's probably people jealous. Many people believe store staff hoard all good deals for themselves, which I don't have a problem with personally.

        • +2

          Originally, a while back, i didn't offer help, but a got a heap of PM's asking, so I helped out. Don't want to get too snowed under by putting it out there, i guess.

  • Hope it's in stock at my local post office. Have only 25gb left on my external HDD at the moment :(

    • +4

      hope youre ready to be disappointed

      • -4

        anybody else mad what is bought is less than the stated Capacity?

        don't know how noticeable for bigger drives,

        but for smaller drives like we bought recently 1TB Samsung, like 40GB was unusable!!
        (and no it's not the boot drive)

        • +11

          are you new to computering?

        • +1

          That's probably quite good. A non-formatted Hard drive has a maximum capacity in your case is 1TB.However differerent Opeartaing systems (and respective versions) format each drive differently, wether it be Fat32, NTFS, MAcOS or Linux. Once formatted, it requires the OS requires space for hidden files, boot files etc. You can read more about it here.

          Hope this helps! :)

          • @BewareOfThe Dog: actually 60gb missing on my 1tb, and 35-40gb on my 500gb. ta for info

            • +2

              @capslock janitor: No worries. You were lucky not to be 'trolled'. ;)

              I used to sell PC'sthat ran on Dos 3.3, running Windows 3.0/3.1. They had 40mb hard drives on them, and the OS would only recognises that 16.6mb of the drive. Customers would ring up wanting to know why they only 16mb on their C drive, and I had the job of explaing type in D: followed by ENTER, and voila there was another 16mb, then the E Drive only had 4mb.Still, it would be short a few mb, but the dimwit sales people that sold computers on my days off, never explained this.
              Fortunatly we are not limited by Hard Drive formats and partitions like we used to be. :)

        • +11

          The main difference is because the number displayed on the Hard Drive box is in decimal units (1 TB = 10¹² bytes) but the size displayed in Windows is in binary units (1 TiB = 2⁴⁰ bytes and 1 GiB = 2³⁰ bytes). So your 1 TB drive is displayed as (10¹² / 2³⁰) = 931 GiB. Hence the "missing" ~69GB.
          It's like buying a 102cm TV and complaining it's "only" 40 inches instead 102.
          There is also some space taken by formatting but it's negligible.

        • +2

          It's not really the drive's fault. A 1 TB drive will say "1,000,000,000,000 bytes" on the box, and that's what it does have. That's the official definition of a terabyte per the International System of Units, where standard metric prefixes are used — 1,000 grams for a kilogram, 1,000 bytes for a kilobyte.

          The confusion comes from a lot of software using power-of-two units (rather than power-of-ten), where a kilobyte is 1,024 bytes, a megabyte is 1,024 kilobytes, and so on. Under the international standard these are technically called kibibytes, mebibytes, tebibytes, etc and written KiB, MiB, and TiB, but it's still common for people to casually call them kilo/mega/tera, leading to confusion like this.

          Windows uses the power-of-two units, but with the power-of-ten names, so it thinks 1 TB = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes and therefore a 1,000,000,000,000 byte drive will show up as less than 1 TB. MacOS uses metric units, so it thinks a 1,000,000,000,000 byte drive is exactly 1 TB. No matter what size you label the drive, some users are going to see a mismatch.

  • Can these be pulled apart and plugged in via SATA? Not bad TB/$ for raw storage.

  • +2

    Any chance of a photo with the advertised price? Then can just buy it from anywhere and make a price protection claim.

    • agree, pic of sticker price would've been great:)


      where would you?

      • Must have grandfathered 28 degrees. I purchased on Coles so I could claim difference also!

      • Yeah 28d :D I usually just buy from wherever is closest to me then claim the cheaper price.

        • i meant where are you buying from? XD

          • +1

            @capslock janitor: Oh haha probably officeworks if they have the same one in stock. Anywhere that has free shipping preferably, no rush.

        • I do this sometimes as well as a last option, considering there is a yearly limit to all price protection claims, and also a lifetime limit of 20k I think. That said, I can’t see myself hitting that 20k limit. 😂

  • +2

    So other than OP and the auspost employee RockGod, has anyone else found stock elsewhere?

  • Seems like a nice deal
    really have to get rid of a few old 250-500GB 3.5" drives from yester-year and consolidate crap.
    Don't really need an external though..

    • +2

      Seagates are safe to shuck if you don't want it USB, they've all got SATA (unlike the WD external drives)

      • Yeah Seagate has always been the best in the market. My mate bought two high spec firecuda 520s

  • Anyone know what the internal Seagate drive is ? I could do with another 4TB in my Synology DS918+ NAS

    • -2

      I guess you don't realise that this is a portable hard drive and hence the hard drive inside of it is a 2.5" hard drive. So unless your NAS can use a 2.5" hard drive then it would be useless. Also it's an SMR hard drive which is useless for NAS in the first place too.

      • +2

        2.5" and 3.5" drives have the same SATA plugs…

        So whilst maybe not recommended for a NAS, it's not useless. Certainly good value per Tb if you're not needing anything more than media sharing.

  • +2

    These have been this price for a while now. Were $99.99 previously and virtually impossible to find any stock left. Due to being posted on previous OzBargain deals.

  • +1

    So did anyone, other than staff, actually get one or are the deal votes just out of excitement?

  • where can I buy it? or only online
    thank you

  • So would it be worth taking out of Cady to install in of drive bay to replace a 2TB 3.5" disc? Wounssy line it's SSD and good price for 4TB.
    Fixed 3.5" is probably fine for a data drive, just seems slow to 'wake up' first time in explorer etc. even launching explorer, pretty new build.
    Going to have a crack at cloning this p1 M.2 drive to a new samsung pro (smaller capacity) for the OS, keep the 1TB for games. Other data on this old 2TB from previous computer

  • Darn. Paid $157 or so at officeworks for this last week. Great drive - very fast. I've seen copying speeds above 70MB/s.

    • Yeah seems about average for a modern 5400rpm 2.5" HDD. Slow compared to say a modern 3.5" 7200 HDD.

  • +3

    basically no one is getting them but ppl are still upvoting?

  • I have the 2TB version of this drive model 1teap6-500. It died after 2 years of occasional use. Still under warranty but disappointing. Possibly I just got a lemon.