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3TB portable drive , this has been £79.99 on amazon for a while now and i've been trying to flubit it for less but only been getting 1-3% off and 3 week wait for stock in some colors, decent price now , blue ,white and black available .
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1 Like #1
Bargain, hot hot hot ! ¡ ! ¡ ! ¡ !

other colours available too...

http://argos.scene7.com/is/image/Argos/4827124_R_Z006A?$TMB$&wid=50&hei=50http://argos.scene7.com/is/image/Argos/4992767_R_Z002A?$TMB$&wid=50&hei=50http://argos.scene7.com/is/image/Argos/5061185_R_Z006A?$TMB$&wid=50&hei=50

Edited By: SUMMONER on Jul 17, 2016 01:28: ..
#2
This would be a much better deal if you don't mind refurbished -->http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/book-4tb-recertified-74-99-western-digital-2480279

Not voting either way though as some may prefer new drives over refurbished
1 Like #3
gigan1994
This would be a much better deal if you don't mind refurbished -->http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/book-4tb-recertified-74-99-western-digital-2480279

Not voting either way though as some may prefer new drives over refurbished


​I'd rather have a Toshiba over a wd
4 Likes #4
gigan1994
This would be a much better deal if you don't mind refurbished -->http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/book-4tb-recertified-74-99-western-digital-2480279
Not voting either way though as some may prefer new drives over refurbished
This deal is for a "little" portable/USB powered drive, while the Western Digital deal you linked to is for a large desktop/mains powered one.

Edited By: SUMMONER on Jul 17, 2016 01:28: ..
3 Likes #5
gigan1994
This would be a much better deal if you don't mind refurbished -->http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/book-4tb-recertified-74-99-western-digital-2480279
Not voting either way though as some may prefer new drives over refurbished

The refurbs only have 6 month warranty which shows they have little confidence. Refurb - previously broke and will again.
#6
gigan1994
This would be a much better deal if you don't mind refurbished -->http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/book-4tb-recertified-74-99-western-digital-2480279
Not voting either way though as some may prefer new drives over refurbished

completely different product. One is a portable drive the other is a desktop.
#7
Amazon listing:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-Canvio-Connect-External-Drive/dp/B00W7M6R9M/

£79.99 (hopefully they will price match)
#8
USB 3 and 2 year manufacturers guarantee. Nice price op for a portable drive.
#9
Will this work in ps4..
#10
Nice one. Most decent 2TB portable drives are just below or in this price range so an extra 1TB for maybe only a few quid more sounds like a great deal to me. Never had a Toshiba external hard drive before but not read anything to put me off buying one. I'm very tempted now that my Samsung 2TB one is getting close to full.
#11
This would be a bit of a dog (slow) but with usb3 makes it a very viable option. As cheap as equivalen 3.5 internal drive. 130Mb/s on some benchmarks.
1 Like #12
I actually bought one of these the other day. Nice drive but it WILL only be an external. From what I've seen the USB connector is soldered directly onto the hard drives board. So can't be used internally in laptops or PS4 etc.

YouTube Link is from a 500GB one but I believe it's the same for all the Toshiba Canvios. This isn't 100% confirmed but you are risking your warranty to find out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVbYuoHwoXo - Go to around the 1:00 on the video.

Great price though, I bought it to allow full backups of my laptop which has 2tb and a 500gb installed.




Edited By: myapps on Jul 17, 2016 11:11
#13
myapps
I actually bought one of these the other day. Nice drive but it WILL only be an external. From what I've seen the USB connector is soldered directly onto the hard drives board. So can't be used internally in laptops or PS4 etc.

YouTube Link is from a 500GB one but I believe it's the same for all the Toshiba Canvios. This isn't 100% confirmed but you are risking your warranty to find out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVbYuoHwoXo - Go to around the 1:00 on the video.

Great price though, I bought it to allow full backups of my laptop which has 2tb and a 500gb installed.





​buy a cheap soldering iron and unsolder :p one the easiest DIY jobs ever and im worst DIY dude ever haha
2 Likes #14
UltimatePhoenix
myapps
I actually bought one of these the other day. Nice drive but it WILL only be an external. From what I've seen the USB connector is soldered directly onto the hard drives board. So can't be used internally in laptops or PS4 etc.
YouTube Link is from a 500GB one but I believe it's the same for all the Toshiba Canvios. This isn't 100% confirmed but you are risking your warranty to find out.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVbYuoHwoXo - Go to around the 1:00 on the video.
Great price though, I bought it to allow full backups of my laptop which has 2tb and a 500gb installed.
​buy a cheap soldering iron and unsolder :p one the easiest DIY jobs ever and im worst DIY dude ever haha

And then what? You will end up with a drive with no interfaces! From the looks of it there are no SATA ports only USB.
#15
So just to clarify for people not in the know! With or without a soldering iron can this be taken out of the case and used in a ps4? My 500gb is full with only about 5 games Inc dlc and 2tb seems the minimum size worth the bother but I'd happily take a 3tb for a few quid more than 2tb.
#16
could this be used for updating ps4 memory?
#17
Many of the portable Toshiba drives have USB directly on the PCB now.

Unless someone can confirm this specific drive isn't like that, I wouldn't buy it with the idea of dismantling it.
#18
nomnomnomnom
Many of the portable Toshiba drives have USB directly on the PCB now.

Unless someone can confirm this specific drive isn't like that, I wouldn't buy it with the idea of dismantling it.


​Thanks!
#19
myapps
UltimatePhoenix
myapps
I actually bought one of these the other day. Nice drive but it WILL only be an external. From what I've seen the USB connector is soldered directly onto the hard drives board. So can't be used internally in laptops or PS4 etc.
YouTube Link is from a 500GB one but I believe it's the same for all the Toshiba Canvios. This isn't 100% confirmed but you are risking your warranty to find out.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVbYuoHwoXo - Go to around the 1:00 on the video.
Great price though, I bought it to allow full backups of my laptop which has 2tb and a 500gb installed.
​buy a cheap soldering iron and unsolder :p one the easiest DIY jobs ever and im worst DIY dude ever haha
And then what? You will end up with a drive with no interfaces! From the looks of it there are no SATA ports only USB.

They usually have both? The sata plugs into the caddy and the usb comes from the caddy, unless alot has changed since I worked as an IT engineer
#20
UltimatePhoenix
myapps
UltimatePhoenix
myapps
I actually bought one of these the other day. Nice drive but it WILL only be an external. From what I've seen the USB connector is soldered directly onto the hard drives board. So can't be used internally in laptops or PS4 etc.
YouTube Link is from a 500GB one but I believe it's the same for all the Toshiba Canvios. This isn't 100% confirmed but you are risking your warranty to find out.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVbYuoHwoXo - Go to around the 1:00 on the video.
Great price though, I bought it to allow full backups of my laptop which has 2tb and a 500gb installed.
​buy a cheap soldering iron and unsolder :p one the easiest DIY jobs ever and im worst DIY dude ever haha
And then what? You will end up with a drive with no interfaces! From the looks of it there are no SATA ports only USB.
They usually have both? The sata plugs into the caddy and the usb comes from the caddy, unless alot has changed since I worked as an IT engineer

It's changed in many drives.

The PCBs are often purely USB, without the ability to hook up SATA at all.
#21
Maevoric
gigan1994
This would be a much better deal if you don't mind refurbished -->http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/book-4tb-recertified-74-99-western-digital-2480279

Not voting either way though as some may prefer new drives over refurbished


​I'd rather have a Toshiba over a wd


​Can I ask why ? Reliability issue ?
#22
is it suitable for the ps4 ?
#23
nomnomnomnom
UltimatePhoenix
myapps
UltimatePhoenix
myapps
I actually bought one of these the other day. Nice drive but it WILL only be an external. From what I've seen the USB connector is soldered directly onto the hard drives board. So can't be used internally in laptops or PS4 etc.
YouTube Link is from a 500GB one but I believe it's the same for all the Toshiba Canvios. This isn't 100% confirmed but you are risking your warranty to find out.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVbYuoHwoXo - Go to around the 1:00 on the video.
Great price though, I bought it to allow full backups of my laptop which has 2tb and a 500gb installed.
​buy a cheap soldering iron and unsolder :p one the easiest DIY jobs ever and im worst DIY dude ever haha
And then what? You will end up with a drive with no interfaces! From the looks of it there are no SATA ports only USB.
They usually have both? The sata plugs into the caddy and the usb comes from the caddy, unless alot has changed since I worked as an IT engineer

It's changed in many drives.

The PCBs are often purely USB, without the ability to hook up SATA at all.


​wow surely thats more of a cost, buy drives in bulk from manufacturers, this would incur charges for differences surely! oO
#24
UltimatePhoenix
nomnomnomnom
UltimatePhoenix
myapps
UltimatePhoenix
myapps
I actually bought one of these the other day. Nice drive but it WILL only be an external. From what I've seen the USB connector is soldered directly onto the hard drives board. So can't be used internally in laptops or PS4 etc.
YouTube Link is from a 500GB one but I believe it's the same for all the Toshiba Canvios. This isn't 100% confirmed but you are risking your warranty to find out.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVbYuoHwoXo - Go to around the 1:00 on the video.
Great price though, I bought it to allow full backups of my laptop which has 2tb and a 500gb installed.
​buy a cheap soldering iron and unsolder :p one the easiest DIY jobs ever and im worst DIY dude ever haha
And then what? You will end up with a drive with no interfaces! From the looks of it there are no SATA ports only USB.
They usually have both? The sata plugs into the caddy and the usb comes from the caddy, unless alot has changed since I worked as an IT engineer
It's changed in many drives.
The PCBs are often purely USB, without the ability to hook up SATA at all.
​wow surely thats more of a cost, buy drives in bulk from manufacturers, this would incur charges for differences surely! oO
Cheaper in most cases. One PCB instead of two. And the cases can be a bit smaller.

Edited By: deathtrap3000 on Jul 17, 2016 20:16
1 Like #25
myapps
I actually bought one of these the other day. Nice drive but it WILL only be an external. From what I've seen the USB connector is soldered directly onto the hard drives board. So can't be used internally in laptops or PS4 etc.
YouTube Link is from a 500GB one but I believe it's the same for all the Toshiba Canvios. This isn't 100% confirmed but you are risking your warranty to find out.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVbYuoHwoXo - Go to around the 1:00 on the video.
Great price though, I bought it to allow full backups of my laptop which has 2tb and a 500gb installed.
i can confirm u r right, my friend bought 1 for his ps4, and theres no sata connection, just usb 3
#26
deathtrap3000
UltimatePhoenix
nomnomnomnom
UltimatePhoenix
myapps
UltimatePhoenix
myapps
I actually bought one of these the other day. Nice drive but it WILL only be an external. From what I've seen the USB connector is soldered directly onto the hard drives board. So can't be used internally in laptops or PS4 etc.
YouTube Link is from a 500GB one but I believe it's the same for all the Toshiba Canvios. This isn't 100% confirmed but you are risking your warranty to find out.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVbYuoHwoXo - Go to around the 1:00 on the video.
Great price though, I bought it to allow full backups of my laptop which has 2tb and a 500gb installed.
​buy a cheap soldering iron and unsolder :p one the easiest DIY jobs ever and im worst DIY dude ever haha
And then what? You will end up with a drive with no interfaces! From the looks of it there are no SATA ports only USB.
They usually have both? The sata plugs into the caddy and the usb comes from the caddy, unless alot has changed since I worked as an IT engineer
It's changed in many drives.
The PCBs are often purely USB, without the ability to hook up SATA at all.
​wow surely thats more of a cost, buy drives in bulk from manufacturers, this would incur charges for differences surely! oO
Cheaper in most cases. One PCB instead of two. And the cases can be a bit smaller.

Good point but usb isnt usually on a drive for retail, all the drives ive ever bought is sata slotted into case with USB added to caddy still got my 100gb full of MP3 8)
#27
sorry guys.. a funny question.... can u use the argos discount code ? 15% ? it says min spend £100 or perhaps i am looking at something else ? also.. how can u use the discount code online ?
#28
Now showing as £64.99
#29
driver8
Now showing as £64.99


:( I bought one on Monday for £74.99 (no voucher either), you don't suppose Argos would refund the difference like Amazon do?

Edited By: quig on Aug 02, 2016 15:32: typo
#30
Did anyone manage to use the Argos discount code 15% HWARES15 on this?
#31
Now showing at £99.99
#32
As hambrook says, all the 3TB portable Toshibas are back up to £99.99 now - must have got some back in stock.:(

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