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Excellent drive at a great low price. A further 3% off with Quidco or TopCashBack brings the price to £33.95.

You can't complain at that price.

This drive is not a portable 2.5" USB powered drive. You do need a mains socket to power it, but If it's going to be used mainly for a desktop PC, a laptop used only in the house, a Wii or other games console or plugged into a USB capable TV or Media Player, this represent much better value than the more expensive 2.5" drives.

If you plan to use it with a laptop or netbook you regularly take out and about with you, then this drive isn't the best one for you.


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The website seems to be acting up a bit just now, has done since the weekend. But if you persevere you can get 1 ordered.
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andyken#1
OK, but worth paying just £2 more for double the capacity, I reckon:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/iomega-1tb-external-hard-drive-46-9/809345
Willie_Hmmm 1 Like #2
andyken
OK, but worth paying just £2 more for double the capacity, I reckon:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/iomega-1tb-external-hard-drive-46-9/809345


£12 more, but still better value if you need more than 500GB.

Better value still is the tesco deal on here for £45 -
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hitachi-1tb-desktop-hard-drive-49-9/802360

The bonus of the comet deal is immediate pick up if you live near a store. Tesco for me is usually 2 or 3 days wait.

I agree generally you want as much storage space as possible, but many people will never fill a 500GB drive let alone a 1TB, so for them spending the extra £10/£12 is a waste.

I'm sitting on 7TB and just bought another 2GB in the form of x4 500GB internal drives for a ridiculously fast and extravagant RAID 0 - 4 drive setup. Which will only give me 500GB of storage but it will be 4 times faster.

For what reason?

Just because it was a hot deal, lol.
andyken#3
Willie_Hmmm
andyken
OK, but worth paying just £2 more for double the capacity, I reckon:


£12 more, but still better value if you need more than 500GB.


Oops! Sorry op, doesn't say much for my mathematical ability, does it? oO

PS. Thanks for your restraint, a lot of guys on here would have really laid in to me for a gaf like that. :)

Edited By: andyken on Nov 25, 2010 12:52
Willie_Hmmm 1 Like #4
andyken
Willie_Hmmm
andyken
OK, but worth paying just £2 more for double the capacity, I reckon:


£12 more, but still better value if you need more than 500GB.


Oops! Sorry op, doesn't say much for my mathematical ability, does it? oO

PS. Thanks for your restraint, a lot of guys on here would have really laid in to me for a gaf like that. :)


You should have seen the rant I'd started typing, lol. All in capitals too, so you'd know I was shouty, lol.

Nah, you're correct and I'd always push people to get the best pound per GB deal, but for the people that won't fill this, let alone 1 TB, this represents a good deal.

The sweet spot is probably 2TB just now, I'd grabbed a couple of external drives at £77 a few weeks ago, but the best deals on here just now are £85. There are benfits to have x2 1TBs, if/when a drive fails you've only lost half your storage space/data. If/when the 2TB fails, you lose it all.
fowler002banned#5
you say 'you can't complain at that price', well you can complain if the drive fails and you don't have the data backed up/stored elsewhere as well(be it on CDs/DVDs or stored on the pc/laptop) :)
Willie_Hmmm#6
fowler002
you say 'you can't complain at that price', well you can complain if the drive fails and you don't have the data backed up/stored elsewhere as well(be it on CDs/DVDs or stored on the pc/laptop) :)


Well, okay, you can complain, but as it's your job to backup your own data, you'll be complaining to yourself.

I'd pay for a ticket to watch that conversation.

If you only have 1 copy of vital files that you can't afford to lose, then 1 day you'll regret it because all hard drives and all magnetic, flash or optical media will fail eventually.

If you have a copy on your pc and a copy on an external hard drive, say a really low cost one like this, you're a billion to 1 shot for them both to fail at the same time. If you think that might be you, don't bother buying a lottery ticket, you're not the lucky type.

A backup, there's a clue in the name. That's not your only copy, you've got a 'backup' copy!

I hope this information helps.

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