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400GB Seagate External USB 2.0 Hard Drive Information:
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It seems everybody needs more space these days! Save your videos, photos, music and downloads to this handly external drive and never worry about space again. This drive is selling like crazy so be quick as we will sell out soon.

High speed USB 2.0
Sleek elegant structure actually dissipates heat so they run much cooler than any other external drives
Hot-swappable so you can connect and disconnect without turning off your computer
7200 RPM spin speed
Masive 16MB cache on this 400GB model
350Gs non operating shock resistance
Whisper quiet acoustics
Push button backup
Award winning Bounceback express software
Diagnostic software included
Approximate dimensions when horizontal: 7.125 D x 6.5 W x 2.25 H
Approximate dimensions when vertical with pedestal: 7.125 D x 3 W x 6.75 H
Weight: 2lb, 9.5oz
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#1
forgot to add, cheapest i found this on the net is £125 ish!! so this is cheap ordered one to see how it is, sure it will be fine heard good reviews about seagate, always got 14 days to give it back! ;-)
[admin]#2
So is it £83.99 after the discount?
#3
I believe it would be £82.99 after £7 discount coupon.:)
#4
You have to spend £100 to get £7 off.

This would qualify for £3 off (£50 or more)
#5
It says "save £7 when you spend over £100 ON THESE DRIVES", so it sounds like you'd have to buy two of them to get £7 off.
#6
sorry what i should have said is i eventually got 2 of these total i paid was £172.98 in total with £7 discount inc delv.
#7
So the cost with discount would be £86.99.Right.?
#8
Thanks for this and extra info all :)

The price is £86.99 after the £3 off £50 as mentioned above ;-)

Original post now reflects this.
#9
Just ordered one of these for backups - an absolute bargain that shouldn't be missed in my humble opinion :thumbsup:
#10
Great Post. Excellent Price for 400GB. Just picked one up in the shops already filled 100gb.:thumbsup:
#11
:w00t:
Thanks for the up on this one. :thumbsup:

Looked at reviews on net and they all said it was a good drive:w00t:

Thanks again:-D
#12
Be wary, the professional reviews seem to give this drive a good rating but there are alot of bad customer reviews here and here
#13
Great Find Thanks

I not long came back from my local Malin and picked one up.

Great Price Per GB at £4.40 or less and this is around the price mark of an internal one.

I went into PCWorld which was next door but they only had the 250GB & 500GB, I was hoping they had the 400GB as i would of tried there price match + 10% off but no luck as they did'nt sell them heheh also Currys & comet but no luck.
#14
Just a note on these...

Be sure what you mean by 'Backups', as in my past experience, people move information to the drive then delete this from the computer, which does not mean it is a backup of the file, mearly a move from one drive to another - which means if the drive does go down, data will be lost.

Always be sure to have the original information as well as the backed up info on the drive.
#15
I posted on here a while back, you can get the Freecom 400gb which won awards at PC World with [email protected] for £75. Just thought i'd mention it.
#16
Only Freecom 400gb from PC world I can find is £129.99 ?
#17
I have the 300gb version of this. I use it with the supplied backup software, which is good (Im not sure the backup s/w does a "verify on write" though ).

Overall a good size, nice and quiet and a good buy.
#18
p-e-t-e
Only Freecom 400gb from PC world I can find is £129.99 ?


Amazon have the 400Gb Freecom for £96.80
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Freecom-Drive-400GB-USB-2-silver/dp/B000HDUKA0/sr=1-5/qid=1169663107/ref=sr_1_5/202-2298863-1195831?ie=UTF8&s=electronics
#19
I got the 320gb version for Christmas and it is really excellent - I specifically wanted a Seagate drive as they are probably the most reliable hard disk manufacturer I've had drives from. You know what to expect from Seagate whereas goodness knows what kind of drive you'll get inside the Freecom caddy.

Let's face it, if the Freecom box has a cheap and nasty hard disk inside and then it goes tits up and you lose all of your data it's hardly a bargain, is it? :)

The supplied backup software is OK as well, I schedule it to keep a mirror backup of all of my music, photos etc. once a week and it does it all without any interference from me :-D
#20
Mine have been shipped, hopefully wont have any problems. i guess there will always be mixed reviews about Ext HD, but as orangepants mentions seagate are one of the best, so hopefully there will be no problems!:thumbsup:
#21
is it possible to rig this up as a NAS drive? Seems too good a deal to turn down, i cant build one myself using the cheapest parts for much less than that Seagate!
#22
Yes if you plug it to Linksys NSLU2. It works for me. :) BTW, the good thing is that the drive comes formatted as FAT32 (all of it). Which means, you can plug more than two of these to NSLU2 (some basic linux skills needed).
#23
Cheers for that but think i'll pass for now. £90 for the drive is stretching my wallet a bit at the moment, adding another £50 for the network adaptor is just way too much
#24
There is no other way to convert it to NAS, sorry.
#25
orangepants
Let's face it, if the Freecom box has a cheap and nasty hard disk inside and then it goes tits up and you lose all of your data it's hardly a bargain, is it? :)


Last I heard, these Freecom units have a samsung spinpoint in them. Very quiet and reliable too I believe. Mine is certainly a samsung.
#26
Woodsy
Be wary, the professional reviews seem to give this drive a good rating but there are alot of bad customer reviews here and here


Thanks for the advice Woodsy, a couple of comments though:

1. The links provided are not professional reviews. They are reviews by people who bought the drive, not professionals.

2. The two reviews are both complaining about the "Delayed Write Failed" problem which is a problem with Windows not the hard drive. The "Delayed Write Failed" problem affects all external drives and it even affects
USB Sticks (the ones with smaller capacities, 512, 1gb, 2gb,...etc). After writing a large amount of data to an external drive it's always recommended to either use Eject (right click on the drive in 'My Computer' then choose Eject) or use the 'Safely Remove External Device'
from the Windows taskbar. This will make Windows flush any unwritten data to the external drive/stick before it's unplugged and therefore avoids the "Delayed Write Failed" problem.

I have already ordered one of these yesterday and will let you guys know how it performs when I receive it.
#27
refaey
Thanks for the advice Woodsy, a couple of comments though:

1. The links provided are not professional reviews. They are reviews by people who bought the drive, not professionals.

2. The two reviews are both complaining about the "Delayed Write Failed" problem which is a problem with Windows not the hard drive. The "Delayed Write Failed" problem affects all external drives and it even affects
USB Sticks (the ones with smaller capacities, 512, 1gb, 2gb,...etc). After writing a large amount of data to an external drive it's always recommended to either use Eject (right click on the drive in 'My Computer' then choose Eject) or use the 'Safely Remove External Device'
from the Windows taskbar. This will make Windows flush any unwritten data to the external drive/stick before it's unplugged and therefore avoids the "Delayed Write Failed" problem.

I have already ordered one of these yesterday and will let you guys know how it performs when I receive it.


That being said, I wish I ordered the Iomega 500gb drive for £99.99 - sounds like a better deal :giggle:
#28
lol me too! always got 14days?!;-)
#29
n1tul
lol me too! always got 14days?!;-)


You're absolutely right!, my wife just told me the Seagate has arrived already - I'll probably send it back to them straight away :-D
suspended#30
I ordered one yesterday and received it today. Although the picture looks like a metal cover, it turns out a plastic one. Besides, I cannot find the voucher of "WIN YOUR TRIP OF A LIFETIME WITH SEAGATE AND MAPLIN" as Seagate advertises. Now I am inclined to return it. But I have opened the box, though I have not used it and opened any accessories. In this case, can I ask a full refund? And how to return it? Anyone has the experience? Thanks!
#31
Under the distance selling regulations you can return it within seven days for a full refund. check with trading standards they will put you right
#32
Looks like mine is going back too. The major problem is that NSLU2 can not shutdown this box - it is still on, unlike Buffalo Drivestation. It seems like I need one without power switch.
#33
toplch
I ordered one yesterday and received it today. Although the picture looks like a metal cover, it turns out a plastic one. Besides, I cannot find the voucher of "WIN YOUR TRIP OF A LIFETIME WITH SEAGATE AND MAPLIN" as Seagate advertises. Now I am inclined to return it. But I have opened the box, though I have not used it and opened any accessories. In this case, can I ask a full refund? And how to return it? Anyone has the experience? Thanks!


You can call them, here is Maplin's contacts page:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/ContactUs.aspx?doy=25m1
#34
refaey
You can call them, here is Maplin's contacts page:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/ContactUs.aspx?doy=25m1


I just called them and they said I can take the drive and the dispatch notice that came with it to the nearest store and they'll give me a refund.

And obviously you can send it back to them by post if you wanna pay for that :p - you may need an RMA number from them first though, better discuss this with Maplin first.

I'll take mine to the store...
suspended#35
refaey
I just called them and they said I can take the drive and the dispatch notice that came with it to the nearest store and they'll give me a refund.

And obviously you can send it back to them by post if you wanna pay for that :p - you may need an RMA number from them first though, better discuss this with Maplin first.

I'll take mine to the store...


Thanks a lot for your help, tonyd19565 and refaey! Do I need to take the big delivery box to their local store? It's not easy to carry.
#36
Kommunist
Looks like mine is going back too. The major problem is that NSLU2 can not shutdown this box - it is still on, unlike Buffalo Drivestation. It seems like I need one without power switch.

whats NSLU2?? :?
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This device.
#38
oh rite follow u now, will it turn off the Iomega 500GB??
#39
refaey
Thanks for the advice Woodsy, a couple of comments though:

1. The links provided are not professional reviews. They are reviews by people who bought the drive, not professionals.

2. The two reviews are both complaining about the "Delayed Write Failed" problem which is a problem with Windows not the hard drive. The "Delayed Write Failed" problem affects all external drives and it even affects
USB Sticks (the ones with smaller capacities, 512, 1gb, 2gb,...etc). After writing a large amount of data to an external drive it's always recommended to either use Eject (right click on the drive in 'My Computer' then choose Eject) or use the 'Safely Remove External Device'
from the Windows taskbar. This will make Windows flush any unwritten data to the external drive/stick before it's unplugged and therefore avoids the "Delayed Write Failed" problem.

I have already ordered one of these yesterday and will let you guys know how it performs when I receive it.


No worries...I didn't actually say they were professional reviews. I said where the customer reviews were.
I've bought one yesterday and based on the amount of bad feedback I've seen on lots of sites I've taken it back to Maplins (using their within 14 days refund policy) and got my money back.

Its a good price and I would expect to see a few bad reviews but there are just too many for me to feel confident about the product before I've even opened the box. I'd rather puchase something I had more confidence in.
#40
n1tul
oh rite follow u now, will it turn off the Iomega 500GB??

Don't know :oops: Need to read the Iomega manual before I would be able to answer this question.

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