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1000 GB External HDD £79. 99 each @ Aldi* £79.99

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7y, 4m agoFound 7 years, 4 months ago
1000 GB External HDD
£79. 99 each *
Please Not Not available Till this Thursday Ok.
Give your computing capacity a mighty extra boost.

* 1000 GB (1TB)
* 3.5" eSATA connector
* USB connector
* 16 MB cache
* System requirements: Windows Vista/XP
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#1
dcx_badass
Wrong section and it's a bad deal anyway, mine was only £63 about 6 months ago.


Oh, did you go for that Tesco Direct Iomega 1TB drive as well?
#2
Sorry For Wrong section...Im New To this,
Will Get There In The End.
#3
dcx_badass
Nope my dad got the Western Digital from Currys for £63, but it was the last one, comet next door price matched and did me the 1TB maxell one for the same price, we got them in January or Febuary.


And it had an eSata connector or just USB?
#4
I bought 4 of these a few months back at the same price, I'm guessing it is the same product in which case the actual drives are Western Digital with 16mb cache (Not got the model number to hand).

Pretty good value considering if one of them fails within 3 years I can shove it back in the enclosure and get a replacement from Aldi..
#5
Yeah i can't get my head around these x years guarantees for HD's if i have to claim a refund it will mean i will have lost stuff which is worth more to me than eighty odd quid.
I've never had a HD fail on me except 3 months ago. that was a western digital. so never again for me.
#6
buju247
Yeah i can't get my head around these x years guarantees for HD's

if the drive in question costs a few hundred quid to start with it absolutely makes sense.
and btw, if you got 80£ to throw around cos you aint bovvered by a warranty , throw it this way, I'm skint.. ;-)
#7
buju247
Yeah i can't get my head around these x years guarantees for HD's if i have to claim a refund it will mean i will have lost stuff which is worth more to me than eighty odd quid.
I've never had a HD fail on me except 3 months ago. that was a western digital. so never again for me.


that's what backups are for.
#8
Bad deal, same drive (1Tb Western Digital) here (Amazon) is £11 cheaper:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/444298/western-digital-elements-1tb-usb-2-
#9
spionkop
Bad deal, same drive (1Tb Western Digital) here (Amazon) is £11 cheaper:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/444298/western-digital-elements-1tb-usb-2-


No e-sata though, that's well worth the extra money if you have a suitable port - this is the cheapest esata drive I've seen.

John
#10
Hot for e-Sata capability!
#11
spionkop
Bad deal, same drive (1Tb Western Digital) here (Amazon) is £11 cheaper:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/444298/western-digital-elements-1tb-usb-2-


No warranty with This So This Is A Bad Deal.:whistling:
#12
Uridium;5805988
that's what backups are for.


so i back up my C drive data onto this, and then i back up the data on this onto another HD just so i'm backing up. dont we just go round in circles?

yeah its great to get £80 quid back for a failed hard drive although in English law we have a 6 year guarantee anyway.
#13
buju247
so i back up my C drive data onto this, and then i back up the data on this onto another HD just so i'm backing up. dont we just go round in circles?


Not at all, the backup of your C drive should be taken to an external USB drive or eSata drive which is then powered down and physically moved to a different location. No need to backup the backup unless you're using the backup drive for other means (which is not recommended in any backup strategy and negates the whole thing). No circles here.

buju247
yeah its great to get £80 quid back for a failed hard drive although in English law we have a 6 year guarantee anyway.


Good luck getting a manufacturer to honour that!
#14
Seems a good deal to me. I have eSata port so will give this a go.
#15
buju247
so i back up my C drive data onto this, and then i back up the data on this onto another HD just so i'm backing up. dont we just go round in circles?

yeah its great to get £80 quid back for a failed hard drive although in English law we have a 6 year guarantee anyway.


Any data that is important to you should not be kept in one location only, simple as that.

John
#16
Hot for e-Sata capability!
#17
LOL you guys that say you can get it cheaper then plese link to a 1tb [COLOR="Red"][SIZE="6"]ESATA[/SIZE] [/COLOR]drive thats cheaper.

Voted hot
#18
buju247
so i back up my C drive data onto this, and then i back up the data on this onto another HD just so i'm backing up. dont we just go round in circles?

yeah its great to get £80 quid back for a failed hard drive although in English law we have a 6 year guarantee anyway.


If you don't want to lose data you always buy twice the disk space you need. Just the way it is I'm afraid.

I only keep the OS on the C:\ ...all my data is on a 2nd disk in the PC and I just back this up onto an external drive along with a regular 'image' backup of my C:\ drive.

Disks fail. That's just the way they are, whatever brand you choose. Better to have a warranty than not.
#19
buju247
although in English law we have a 6 year guarantee anyway.



No you dont !
#20
deanos
LOL you guys that say you can get it cheaper then plese link to a 1tb [COLOR="Red"][SIZE="6"]ESATA[/SIZE] [/COLOR]drive thats cheaper.

Voted hot


I picked up one of these with USB2 and Esata and one of these the other week for less than £80

£5 cheaper and more flexible ;-)
#21
Uridium
I picked up one of these with USB2 and Esata and one of these the other week for less than £80

£5 cheaper and more flexible ;-)


Also more liable to damage :)
#22
I'll be going for this as I have a Medion PC with the HDDrive2go slot, but what I really want is somewhere I can get the HDDrive2go caddies, so I can drop any drives I have into them.

Anywhere doing them?
#23
Uridium
I picked up one of these with USB2 and Esata and one of these the other week for less than £80

£5 cheaper and more flexible ;-)


That is not a enclosed desktop hard drive is it :whistling:
#24
[SIZE="7"]eSATA[/SIZE]

Fools. Heated & Repped.
#25
deanos;5809872
No you dont !


Okay so can you back that up with facts or is that just a random statement from your back orifice?
#26
buju247
Okay so can you back that up with facts or is that just a random statement from your back orifice?


Proove me wrong then, i bet you cant, you can then apologise for being offensive at the same time

There is no 6 year warranty in UK law
#27
deanos
There is no 6 year warranty in UK law


yep yore right.

Forgivive me speeling, thatr's how we do it in Rio :lol:
#28
deanos;5814382
Proove me wrong then, i bet you cant, you can then apologise for being offensive at the same time

There is no 6 year warranty in UK law


No of course i just plucked a number from my mind and thought let's add a post to the Aldi Hard drive thread.

Sale of Goods Act Fact Sheet

[B]Subject:[/B]

Sale of Goods Act, Faulty Goods.
[B]Relevant or Related Legislation: [/B]

Sale of Goods Act 1979. Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982. Sale and Supply of Goods Act 1994. The Sale and Supply of Goods to Consumers Regulations 2002.
[B]Key Facts:[/B]

• Wherever goods are bought they must "conform to contract". This means they must be as described, fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality (i.e. not inherently faulty at the time of sale).
• Goods are of satisfactory quality if they reach the standard that a reasonable person would regard as satisfactory, taking into account the price and any description.
• Aspects of quality include fitness for purpose, freedom from minor defects, appearance and finish, durability and safety.
• It is the seller, not the manufacturer, who is responsible if goods do not conform to contract.
[SIZE=4][COLOR=Red]• If goods do not conform to contract at the time of sale, purchasers can request their money back "within a reasonable time". (This is not defined and will depend on circumstances)[/COLOR][/SIZE]
[SIZE=4][COLOR=Red]• For up to six years after purchase (five years from discovery in Scotland) purchasers can demand damages (which a court would equate to the cost of a repair or replacement).[/COLOR][/SIZE]
• A purchaser who is a consumer, i.e. is not buying in the course of a business, can alternatively request a repair or replacement.
• If repair and replacement are not possible or too costly, then the consumer can seek a partial refund, if they have had some benefit from the good, or a full refund if the fault/s have meant they have enjoyed no benefit
• In general, the onus is on all purchasers to prove the goods did not conform to contract (e.g. was inherently faulty) and should have reasonably lasted until this point in time (i.e. perishable goods do not last for six years).
• If a consumer chooses to request a repair or replacement, then for the first six months after purchase it will be for the retailer to prove the goods did conform to contract (e.g. were not inherently faulty)
• After six months and until the end of the six years, it is for the consumer to prove the lack of conformity.



If one is spending £80 on a product specifically designed to store data, one would expect that product to last a reasonable period of time. If the manufacturer himself is prepared to offer a 3 year warranty it would not be unreasonble for a customer to expect the product to not last an additional 3 years.

On the other hand if i bought a £5 flash drive it would not be reasonable to expect it to last for 6 years.
#29
Where does it say you have a 6 year warranty, it dosent
#30
That 6 years refers to the statute of limitations for bringing a case to court, not the length of time the product is expected to last.
#31
Yes thats correct , but he said you "get a 6 year warranty" which you dont
#32
buju247
If one is spending £80 on a product specifically designed to store data, one would expect that product to last a reasonable period of time. If the manufacturer himself is prepared to offer a 3 year warranty it would not be unreasonble for a customer to expect the product to not last an additional 3 years.


What you need to take into account is the warranty that everybody else is offering which is generally 1/2 years. For an £80 hard drive a judge would no doubt say 3 years is sufficient. It's not like it's a £3000 TV.
#33
6 years after the purchase if a product breaks down on you, you would have a claim.
On the basis that it would be reasonable to epxect the product to last that long. A hard drive with a 1TB capacity for £80 would be reasonable.

deanos you are just being puerile, 'show me where it says 6 year warranty, show me, show me, show me, wah wah wah.'
#34
buju247
6 years after the purchase if a product breaks down on you, you would have a claim.
On the basis that it would be reasonable to epxect the product to last that long. A hard drive with a 1TB capacity for £80 would be reasonable.

deanos you are just being puerile, 'show me where it says 6 year warranty, show me, show me, show me, wah wah wah.'


You're the one being puerile.
No, you cannot reasonably expect a hard-drive to last 6 years. They are known to be volatile pieces of equipment, failure after a decent amount of usage is inevitable.
#35
Shengis;5814795
What you need to take into account is the warranty that everybody else is offering which is generally 1/2 years. For an £80 hard drive a judge would no doubt say 3 years is sufficient. It's not like it's a £3000 TV.


I take your point but if an external HD is specifically designed to store data, and is not for everyday use like say your c drive, and it would take the average person upto 2 years to fill 1tb to capacity. I do not believe that 3 years is long enough.

Personally i have been quoting SOGA and have been receiving replacements. No claims were for products more than 4 years old but nevertheless i made head way inspite of being faced with the usual cobblers of 1/2 year warranty's and 'take it up with the manufacturer'.
#36
Rubisco;5814864
You're the one being puerile.
No, you cannot reasonably expect a hard-drive to last 6 years. They are known to be volatile pieces of equipment, failure after a decent amount of usage is inevitable.


add imho to the start of that and it will make sense to me. what are you deanos sister?
#37
Rubisco
No, you cannot reasonably expect a hard-drive to last 6 years.

I would expect it to last at least 10 years tbh :p Wouldn't bother making issue of a failing drive after 2/3 years though as you can't really claim for wear and tear.
#38
buju247
deanos you are just being puerile, 'show me where it says 6 year warranty, show me, show me, show me, wah wah wah.'



LOL you are wrong so you get all defensive , ahh bless
#39
buju247
add imho to the start of that and it will make sense to me. what are you deanos sister?


You're doing nothing but proving my point :roll:
#40
Rubisco;5815847
You're doing nothing but proving my point :roll:


So you stayed up until 1.30 to tell me that?
Summer holidays, eh can't whack 'em. what do you have planned today, going scrumping with your little brother?

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