Get A 5TB Seagate USB 3.0 Hard Drive For $190

The Australian dollar isn't what it used to be against its US counterpart, but even with the growing discrepancy, there are still bargains to be had overseas. Amazon tends to be the first place to visit for discount electronics and today is no exception, with the online retailer offering 5TB of external storage for less than $200, delivered.

Zirkaloy over at OzBargain has kindly run the numbers, and if you don't mind paying $16 for delivery, you can grab a 5TB, USB 3.0 Seagate drive for around $189, shipping included. Locally, the cheapest price I could find is $233 and that's without postage, so it's quite the deal if you're looking for some extra room.

As mentioned in the comments on OzBargain, you'll need a US-to-AUS power adaptor to use the drive.

Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 5TB Desktop External Hard Drive [Amazon, via OzBargain]


Comments

    And you lose all your protections under Australian Consumer Law.

      Gerry Harvey, is that you ? Seriously ... "you lose all your protections under Oz consumer law ... better not to buy overseas and live with outlandishly inflated prices and piss-poor customer service instead" ... said no-one !

      Last edited 12/01/15 2:05 pm

        It's Seagate, you know it's gonna fail, and fail hard.

    Note: The image shown here is of a USB powered (2.5") slim drive, the 5Tb drive in question is a full-size, externally powered model.

    you’ll need a US-to-AUS power adaptor to use the drive.
    Or just remove it from the external case and put it inside your PC. It's still cheaper than buying a 5TB internal drive.

    Does anyone know for sure that it can be removed and used internally? In my experience, manufacturers have started to lose the SATA interface off drives they package in these USB cases.

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