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Old 13-11-2018, 13:53   #1
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External Hard Disk Price Question.

I'm on the market for the moment looking for a 6TB External Drive.

They are priced around 115 inc delivery at most places, my question is do u think any of these sites such as Argos, PC World, Amazon etc would offer these drives cheaper on Black Friday?
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Re: External Hard Disk Price Question.

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I'm on the market for the moment looking for a 6TB External Drive.

They are priced around 115 inc delivery at most places, my question is do u think any of these sites such as Argos, PC World, Amazon etc would offer these drives cheaper on Black Friday?
It's always possible I suppose but 115 seems a decent price for 6 TB and the Black Friday stuff tends to be lines they have trouble shifting normally. I think external drives sell well all of the time to Xbox and playstation gamers for example.
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Re: External Hard Disk Price Question.

I would hang on until Black Friday/Cyber Monday the deals on Amazon have already started, you should be able to make a saving from somewhere around that time.
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Old 13-11-2018, 17:29   #4
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Re: External Hard Disk Price Question.

Im a big Seagate fan and this is the drive i currently have my eye on....

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Des...nal+hard+drive

Its the same Price on Amazon, PC World and Argos at the moment.
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Re: External Hard Disk Price Question.

I can now get an 8TB for 125 i dont know what to do, buy now or wait until new year sales.
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Re: External Hard Disk Price Question.

lol, you know what computers are like, if you wait another couple of months there will be a 16tb for 150 Where do you stop? You have to bit the bullet sooner or later, these deals in PC bits, are rarely deals are they? ebuyer etc, reduce the price of older ones, when the new ones come out. Want bleeding edge, pay a premium, if you're happy with not the latest and greatest than more often than not the older models are ok.

especially with external hard drive, where you're buying it to back up/store files, rather than constant use for games etc, so just buy something, and then don't look at them for a year or so or you'll kick yourself for not waiting.
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Re: External Hard Disk Price Question.

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I can now get an 8TB for 125 i dont know what to do, buy now or wait until new year sales.
Buy something now, you missed Black Friday but Cyber Monday sales are still running in places.
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Re: External Hard Disk Price Question.

Trying to buy from Argos but its neither letting me log in nor send a password reset to my email address which i know to be correct.
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Re: External Hard Disk Price Question.

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Trying to buy from Argos but its neither letting me log in nor send a password reset to my email address which i know to be correct.
eBay are doing 15% off so check them!!!

Argos are also on eBay, you could also use topcashback.
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Re: External Hard Disk Price Question.

One option if you have a router.

Buta NAS drive and then any PC/MAC, phone, tablet, or smart device can access it.

I have two WD NAS drives and I've downloaded stuff at work from it via 4G in no time.
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Re: External Hard Disk Price Question.

do you use hotukdeals?

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sea...amazon-3125727
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Re: External Hard Disk Price Question.

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One option if you have a router.

Buta NAS drive and then any PC/MAC, phone, tablet, or smart device can access it.

I have two WD NAS drives and I've downloaded stuff at work from it via 4G in no time.
Elaborate a bit further, I probably need to go this route, currently I'm using a drive on the PC as a media server and USB external drives for backing up stuff, a nice NAS setup might be preferable especially as my next step would likely be 4 - 6 TB drives which isn't so great for External USB longevity.
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Re: External Hard Disk Price Question.

Something like this.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-TB-Cloud...+my+cloud+home

I have 2 WD NAS Drives (2 & 3TB)

It has shared folders where I put the relavent files I.e Music in the music folder.

On the laptops that access it I create Mapped drives to the folders like this M:\Music, V:\Video



My smart TVs & Blu-Rays can find the shared folders, my android phones and tablets need a different app to see the NAS contents.

---------- Post added at 20:34 ---------- Previous post was at 20:13 ----------

I forgot to say that I have set an area in which my laptop puts backed up files automatically.

I also set my mobile to backup videos and pictures to their own folder.
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Re: External Hard Disk Price Question.

Thanks for that, yes I should have mentioned I use an android app to (WiFi PC File EXplorer) plus the windows server service to see the files then I can send them to any TV via Chromecast, I'd just like to lose the external hard drives and have the media server off my desktop PC and onto something dedicated.
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Re: External Hard Disk Price Question.

It's annoying to be that Samsung doesn't have native support for home networks.

One the NAS is set up mine can be accessed remotely anywhere.
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