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£39.97 Iomega 1TB external HDD REFURBISHED 12 month warranty and FREE P&P @ Ebay/Tesco outlet

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*EDIT* price changed £34.98 TO £39.97 My first post so be gentle :) Seems like a good deal to me. Yes its refurbished but has 12 month warranty and free p&p IOMEGA PRESTIGE EXTERNAL HDD 1… Read More
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5y, 11m agoFound 5 years, 11 months ago
*EDIT* price changed £34.98 TO £39.97

My first post so be gentle :)
Seems like a good deal to me. Yes its refurbished but has 12 month warranty and free p&p

IOMEGA PRESTIGE EXTERNAL HDD 1TB REFURBISHED WITH A 12 MONTH TESCO OUTLET WARRANTY
It's the easiest way to save photos, music, videos and more, plus the prestige desktop hard drive is powered by an Energy Star qualified adapter for a better environment! It's the easiest way to save photos, music, videos and more, plus the prestige desktop hard drive is powered by an Energy Star qualified adapter for a better environment!. With 1TB of storage, mains powered.
Specifications
Brand Iomega Prestige
Hard Drive Size 1TB
Interface USB 2.0
Speed 7200
Accessories Mains adaptor
Type External Desktop harddrive
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banned#1
you would trust it?
#2
Why not? I would image they swap out the internals and reuse the cases....woudnt be worth taking the internal workings to pieces.
#3
Mascherano
you would trust it?

To be fair..yes as much as I would trust ny HDD...possibly more so....still has 12 month warranty & for a 1TB drive it's an absolute bargain

HOT for me

Edited By: corred1964 on Jun 21, 2011 21:04: spelling :-(
#4
Just got one - thanks OP.
I've been having no luck with HDDs recently, I've ordered 5 so far in the last two months. 2x were faulty, 2x were cancelled and this one is hopefully 5th time lucky!
Part of me is thinking if it's a refurb they have looked at the inside and double checked everything so hopefully it will top quality inside. The 12 month warranty is reassuring.
I'm considering getting two and mirroring them in case one does fail.
#6
ordered thanks OP :)
banned#7
i thought that this was a crap deal, then i saw it said EXTERNAL.... now i'm fairly tempted.
#8
I bet I get my old one back fixed. Heheh.
#9
Thanks all :)
#10
5 quid more than the 500gb one I posted. Gotta be a bargain. Hot!
#11
I bought this external back in 09 (brand new) It broke after about 18 months
Anyway it took Iomega 3 attempts to send me a working refurbished unit
The 1 unit was DOA the 2nd was full of errors...never again
2 Likes #12
With most things refurbished with a warranty is fine, but would you really want to risk it on a hard drive to save a few quid. Not for me thanks
#13
Had a refurbished HD once plugged in the USB and fried my motherboard. Seller said this wasn't possible! Explain the burn marks on my board then from the USB port. Took the HD to a tech repair to prove a point and was told the inner wiring must of been some sick twisted joke by an angry employee. Bad luck for me but has put me off refurbished drives for life!
#14
Thanks for posting OP!

Everyone has horror stories about hard drives, you'd never buy one if you based your hard drive purchase on reviews.I have ordered one, for backup/non important files (movies).
3 Likes #15
Refurb hard drive, would you be happy with a Refurb pacemaker?
#16
I have one of these. Note - they do not spin down automatically. Some people may like this - other people like the power saving.

Mine also failed. Could not format again - so ripped the drive out and replaced with a samsung 2tb.

If i remember right they are Seagate Barracudas inside.
#17
Voted cold on the brand - we have Iomega external drives at work and the failure rate on them has been very high for what you'd expect of this type of device... this is almost after they were brand new too.

Prior to this well over 10 years ago I was the owner of Iomega zip drives, and the 3 which I owned all failed.

When I see the brand Iomega, I associate it with unreliability.
#18
I bought one of these about 18 months back - it was the cheapest way of getting hold of a 1TB SATA drive and an external housing I could use with my old 160GB at the time :) . The unit inside was a Hitachi (still going strong in my PC)

Edited By: Misterel on Jun 21, 2011 23:19
#19
I wouldn't trust a refurbished harddrive.

If it's refurbished it means there was some fault with it originally. Now whatever that was, from some minor case damage to a fault on the harddrive itself, I'm just not going to chance it for the sake of a couple of quid buying the same thing new.
2 Likes #20
paul.jacobs
Refurb hard drive, would you be happy with a Refurb pacemaker?


It seems everyone voting hot would lol - so long as it came with a 12 month warranty.

What good is a warranty if you lose your all your data on an unreliable brand - with a HDD that itself was faulty before and needed refurbishing.
#21
I bought one of these from Tesco way back in January 2009
The Seagate drives they were using then came with an old,dodgy firmware version that could cause a complete drive failure.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/iomega-1tb-external-hdd-usb-2-0-69/332358?page=2
I updated the firmware straight away then and it is still working ok now.
#22
ha, i was looking at this last night, got to it via a hotukdeal for cheap dvds at tesco outlet.

i hummed and arred but in the end went for

western digital 1tb amazon

thought for another £6 might aswell have a new one, plus its a lovely shade of black so should blend in well with my panasonic plasma which im intending to use it with for freesat recording.
#23
Refurb HDD lol. Only way i'd buy this is if I knew for sure it was only the case that had been refurbed.

12 month warranty isn't much good to you whilst you cry over the 1TB of data you just lost..
1 Like #24
I dont think Tesco would refurbish these, probably damaged boxes or customer returns in the 30 day return period and they cant resell as new
#25
Never had a problem with the 500gb of this make.Been using it daily for 2 years (adding and deleting large files).
#26
I wouldn't buy this if it was new, let alone refurbished. Search the model and see for yourself - especially the lack of support of known faults on Iomegas forum.
#27
I trust the Iomega brand as I have their 320GB portage drive, 1TB external prestige (i.e. this model and it was actually from Tesco too) and recently bought a 2TB external prestige model and they have all been fine. Currently use the 2TB as my iMac Time Machine and the 1TB has been downgraded as a backup. All still working fine though a good 3 years after buying the first two :)
#28
p.s. Price has changed though and it's now £39.97
banned#29
Gambit83
p.s. Price has changed though and it's now £39.97


eeks arctic
#30
refurbed had drive - are you nuts!

about as daft as buying 2nd hand food
#31
I have this drive, and it's been fine. Appears to be a quality product, and looks good on the desk too.
#32
Got mine today, Thanks again OP
#33
Bought one yesterday at £34, delivered today....works a treat...clean as a whistle...all wiring and power supply sealed in bags and unopened.
#34
For £41 delivered at Amazon why not just buy a brand new WD Elements 1TB...
Things are refurbished for a reason, and even with a 12m guarentee, it wont help the data integrity.
#35
For £41 delivered at Amazon why not just buy a brand new WD Elements 1TB...
Things are refurbished for a reason, and even with a 12m guarentee, it wont help the data integrity.
#36
For £41 delivered at Amazon why not just buy a brand new WD Elements 1TB...
Things are refurbished for a reason, and even with a 12m guarentee, it wont help the data integrity.

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