expired Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 - USD $107.07 (~NZD $153.24) Delivered @ Amazon

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Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 - USD $107.07 (~NZD $153.24) Delivered @ AmazonAffiliate

Cheapest on Pricespy: $249.00 delivered.

Features:

  • Create easy customized backup plans with included Seagate Dashboard software
  • Quick file transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity
  • USB powered -no power supply necessary.Dimensions(L x W x H mm)-114,5 x 76 x 20,35 mm
  • Compatible with PlayStation 4 (Requires PS4 System Software Update 4.50 or higher)
  • Works interchangeably on PC and Mac computers—without needing to reformat

More information: http://www.seagate.com/au/en/consumer/backup/backup-plus/

Information on 'shucking' this drive: https://www.servethehome.com/seagate-4tb-2-5-sata-hdd-124-ge...

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    I've ordered 10+ of these drives to shuck and have never had an issue. Just note that the 4TB model is 15mm thick which is too thick for a normal laptop or game console (PS4).

    The 4TB model rarely goes on sale for $99.99, so grab some while you can :)

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      If you don't mind me asking, what do you use them for after shucking if they don't fit in a normal laptop or a game console? Do they fit in higher end laptops?

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        Usable in NAS boxes probably ?

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          Got any links for 2.5" NAS boxes that fit 15mm drives? I haven't found any yet.

          Sure you could mount it on a bracket and put it in a 3.5" bay, not sure how cost effective this is over just buying a slow 3.5" drive (which can go for about $100 USD also)

        • +1 vote

          I shuck them and then move them to 2.5" hot swap bays in my server. I use oimaster/olmaster 4 x 2.5" hot swap bays which fits in a single 5.25" bay.

          Here's a listing from AliExpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4-Bays-2-5-SATA-HDD-SSD-Hard...

          I got a better deal on them a while ago, but the current price of USD $36.80 per unit is good.


          I decided to use 2.5" 4TB drives as I had a few 5.25" bays that were unused. They're quiet and perform well for my use (storage)… As to why I didn't just convert the 5.25" bays to hold 3.5" drives, I figured I could populate the bays with more 2.5" drives. (Each 5.25" bay holds 16TB in drives)

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          Thanks for the info - never seen these 5.25" hot swap bays before. Makes perfect sense though!

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    Ok, so break this down for me.

    Are these fat/thicker laptop sized 2.5" drives inside, or full 3.5" SATA desktop drives?

    Do they need power, or are they USB powered?

    What's the vibe on Seagate these days?
    I've been WD for years and only ever previously had issues with Seagate, but that was 4 years or so back.

    • +2 votes

      theyre 2.5" drives. and don't require external power. Midas was just saying they are thicker than a standard 2.5" drive - which is probably due to the 4tb capacity. so you cant use it to fit into a form fitting device such as a ps4 or normal laptops.

      some people still swear off seagate. but I have to agree with midas, ive never had an issue with any of my seagate drives, my oldest is now ~7 years old and still getting 100% SMART test.

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    Once shucked, are these ok to plug direct into a PC sata connection, for use as an internal drive on a PC?

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