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[WA] 6TB Seagate Expansion Desktop $126 / 8TB Seagate Game Drive Hub for Xbox $185 @ Officeworks Cannington

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https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/seagate-8t...

https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/seagate-6t...

ROOM TO PLAY
With the Game Drive Hub for Xbox, you can stretch out with a colossal 8 TB — plenty of room to install 200+ games. Easily take care of your game storage needs and make deleting old games truly a thing of the past. Plus all that extra space is useful for the sizeable game-save data and downloadable content you’ll want to hold on to.1

The Game Drive Hub for Xbox is an officially Xbox-licensed storage product with:

Dual front-facing USB 3.0 ports
Plug-and-play setup that gets you playing in seconds
High-speed USB 3.0 performance

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    does anyone know if the 8TB be suitable for using with my shield pro running a plex server?

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      My quick google suggested possibly not. If you are just reading media files on it should be ok but I would guess the drive inside is SMR as Seagate make an 8TB Barracuda that is. Meaning the drive speed will slow down significantly over extended read/writes.

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        thanks for the reply. appreciate it

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        I run SMR drives for a few years, they're fine so long as you dont fill them to the brim.

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          True. But if you have choice. Always use CMR for NAS

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      You'll be totally fine. As a media drive, it's basically WORM (write once read many times) so SMR drive is very suitable for this scenario.

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    Can they be stucked?
    1st!

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      yeah they can be stucked

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      I'm not certain about these, but I have shucked range of WD and Seagate drives (8TB+), and all have been fine.

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        WD Expansions can indeed be shucked very easily.

    • +2 votes

      What are you trying to stick it to?

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    Also interested if the 8TB Game Drive can be shucked and whats inside, been looking for a good deal on a seagate barracude 8tb

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      Probably SMR - Seagate make an 8TB Barracuda SMR. Not worth the risk.

      https://www.truenas.com/community/resources/list-of-known-sm...

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        It is the Barracuda, I've shucked one before

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          Best anyone stay away if anyone values speed and reliability then.

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            @88dozz: yep, stay away from drives infected with shingles!

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            @88dozz: Is there any proof that SMR drives are less reliable?

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              @Trance N Dance: The problems with SMR arose when people put them in a NAS alongside CMR drives (not knowing there was any difference).

              In theory they must be less reliable, as the same sectors are being written and overwritten to access the sectors underneath

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                @Shacktool: Reliability and durability aren't exactly the same thing.

                As long as the drive works in it's expected working life time frame as it's supposed to it's reliable. Because it's being constantly rewritten I wouldn't be surprised if it's durability is shorter and the drives die sooner compared to CMR but for every day non-RAID use, is there actually any proof or indication that SMR drives are less reliable over say a 5 year working life? We've had them out for a few years now and there hasn't been any fuss over SMR's reliability.

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    Looks like the price shows $195 for 6T at alexandria nsw store

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      Yeah that's the standard online price. These discounts are often store specific. You might be lucky going to your local store and asking them to match it (if you can leave your house)

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    Neither are that cheap online.

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    8TB Xbox one seems to be SMR

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    Even online, price has dropped (for the XBox drive at least). I paid $287 last week because I needed it at the time, it's now $270 (online).

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    6TB are easy to shuck, the drives inside are ST6000DM003

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    Would be nice to be allowed instore to check this, but alas the whole east cost isn't allowed I think?
    Stores are Click and Collect only in VIC.

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    Should I be looking for a SSD for the Xbox or doesn't it matter? I know I won't get SSD of this size for this price

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      Xbox one won't make a huge difference. Don't think you can load series x games onto portable had except for the Microsoft card. But older titles and games that don't have normally long load times the difference is negligible. Look online for load time comparisons.

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        I use an external seagate ssd for older games and the load time differences are night and day with my SX

        Forza 7 tracks load in maybe 2 seconds verses 30 seconds

        Most games can quick resume which means they skip the load screen

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      You can use something like this as cold storage. Simply transfer the games you want to play back to the console memory when you want to play. Saves those big downloads, especially games like CoD. Etc.

      That's what I do with the Series X at least.

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        That's what I'm using it for my ps4pro. I have a 1tb ssd in the system and 6tb cold storage. But honestly. If it's a game I'm playing occasionally I just leave it on the cold drive and run from there. If it's something I'll be playing pretty consistently I transfer it on to the ssd.

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    Cannington has ran out! But East Vic Park is showing 4 on hand. Should be same pricing

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      has ran or has run?

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        Ran is past tense. Since its already happened, its not run.

        • +2 votes

          "Has ran" is an incorrect present perfect form, because the past participle of the verb to run is run, not ran. Ran is the simple past tense.

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        had run've'st

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    Is the Xbox 8tb drive any good? Is it quiet ?

    Wanting to use it for a Xbox series x for storing games