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500gb Maxtor Basics External Hard Drive £40.00 Delivered for new customers @ CDiscount

£40.00 @ CDiscount entertainment
For new customers only i believe, using the code NewCDT10 can save £10 off the price and also get free delivery. 500GB capacity, 3,5", 7200 RPM, USB 2.0, Three year Warranty
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For new customers only i believe, using the code NewCDT10 can save £10 off the price and also get free delivery.

500GB capacity, 3,5", 7200 RPM, USB 2.0, Three year Warranty
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banned#1
STOP POSTING THESE STUPID DEALS.................

CDiscount are offering £10 off to new customers yes we get it.....

Anything around this price will be HOT, you could post every single item on the site with this voucher and it will be good.....so give it up
#2
Nice find
#3
Zootaga
STOP POSTING THESE STUPID DEALS.................

CDiscount are offering £10 off to new customers yes we get it.....

Anything around this price will be HOT, you could post every single item on the site with this voucher and it will be good.....so give it up


bit harsh, still a good deal :thumbsup:
banned#4
bellamy_47
bit harsh, still a good deal :thumbsup:


ofcourse it's a good deal, but the good deal isn't the hard drive, it's the £10 coupon which is making it a good deal and that has already been posted
#5
Zootaga
ofcourse it's a good deal, but the good deal isn't the hard drive, it's the £10 coupon which is making it a good deal and that has already been posted


I know, but if I were in the market for an ext HDD this would catch my eye, a post for a voucher might not :thumbsup: casual site users will benefit from these threads imho. :)
banned#6
Zootaga
ofcourse it's a good deal, but the good deal isn't the hard drive, it's the £10 coupon which is making it a good deal and that has already been posted


We're agreed then, it's a good deal, the whole point of the site.
#7
Good deal, been looking for a cheap exp HDD for ages. thanks!
#8
Anyone know if this works well with the Wii USB Loader 1.5?/Can you turn the spin down off?
banned#10
Zootaga
STOP POSTING THESE STUPID DEALS.................

CDiscount are offering £10 off to new customers yes we get it.....

Anything around this price will be HOT, you could post every single item on the site with this voucher and it will be good.....so give it up



Sounds like you hate CDiscount??? ........... Bad pass experience from them ??? .I never used them before but like to try.
#11
Akai XIII
Anyone know if this works well with the Wii USB Loader 1.5?/Can you turn the spin down off?


From GBATemp
I had this problem with my Maxtor Basics 500GB drive. By default it would go into sleep mode after 15 minutes. So if i decided to pause for 15+ minutes it would just freeze at the next loading part in game.

I was able to fix this using a tool called "Maxtor Manager" which can be found here:
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=ot4-lite&vgnextoid=e621783de3444110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD

I know it says it's for OneTouch blabla, but it worked fine with my Maxtor Basics drive anyway. Just change sleep to "Never" i settings.
Most drives out there probably have some similar tools, just look it up.


Looks like you just need to use Maxtor Manager and it'll work perfectly :thumbsup:
#12
good deal im looking for a new hard drive
i think its good to keep the reminder going of these vouchers as new people to this site who didnt know they existed get to find it out
#13
Zootaga
STOP POSTING THESE STUPID DEALS.................

CDiscount are offering £10 off to new customers yes we get it.....

Anything around this price will be HOT, you could post every single item on the site with this voucher and it will be good.....so give it up


Did you not learn anything from your taxpayer funded anger management course? Lol:p
#14
Zootaga
STOP POSTING THESE STUPID DEALS.................

CDiscount are offering £10 off to new customers yes we get it.....

Anything around this price will be HOT, you could post every single item on the site with this voucher and it will be good.....so give it up


wud rather see more of these deals than stupid women underwear and bra deals.....
#15
Totally agree its a good deal and if it wasn't mentioned no one would see it, as you point out ocassional user's of this site etc and i'm glad people take the time to put these deals on in the first place, there's no helping some people is there?
1 Like #16
Zootaga
STOP POSTING THESE STUPID DEALS.................

CDiscount are offering £10 off to new customers yes we get it.....

Anything around this price will be HOT, you could post every single item on the site with this voucher and it will be good.....so give it up


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_q5nS4OXOc64/SDSzVOO18wI/AAAAAAAAAZk/IR-6DV0j0DM/s400/angry%2Bface.jpg
#17
I'm looking for an internal 500GB so £40 for a 500GB internal seems a good deal, how hard are these to get out of the case? I assume it's a sata drive inside....

EDIT: Just noticed post #16... think i'll give it a miss ;-)
#18
great find. Its all well and good knowing about the £10 voucher but actually finding great ways to use it is the name of the game, cheers for posting. Heat added.
#19
just wont people to know i ORDERED a smiliar hard drive off these they took my money on the 22nd of april and im still waiting for my hard drive BAD customer service aswell
#20
I got one of these when i bought my tv back in the Cdiscount easter sale. Used the £120 credit that they were offering at the time.

No problems with it and it does exactly what it says on the tin. Also had no problems with Cdiscount regarding delivery despite the horror stories i had read on here previously.
#21
My hubby is a self employed Computer Engineer chappie and said that he's had nothing but problems with these drives.....the ones he's had to 'rescue' peoples data were fitted with Seagate drives and the PCB boards have all failed.....just giving our experiences....hope it may help!:thumbsup:
#22
Zootaga
STOP POSTING THESE STUPID DEALS.................

CDiscount are offering £10 off to new customers yes we get it.....

Anything around this price will be HOT, you could post every single item on the site with this voucher and it will be good.....so give it up


This gentleman is the actual owner of the website , please respect his views and wishes.

The foundation of this deal anarchy is our belief that consumers want an honest, unbiased and free tool to exchange information and tips, except when Zootaga says so.


COCO
#23
lol i quite like the woman underweals deals as long as they have pics :whistling:
#24
That website never seems to open up when I've tried it, today or sometimes in the past, I'm not sure why.
#25
Even though this is a decent voucher, is anybody else sick of seeing these Cdiscount 'deals' when sites like Ebuyer have been banned for "self promotion". These Cdiscount deals sure do whiff of self-promotion themselves.............. :whistling:
#26
gogosteve
Even though this is a decent voucher, is anybody else sick of seeing these Cdiscount 'deals' when sites like Ebuyer have been banned for "self promotion". These Cdiscount deals sure do whiff of self-promotion themselves.............. :whistling:


:thumbsup:
#27
Wicked Lester
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_q5nS4OXOc64/SDSzVOO18wI/AAAAAAAAAZk/IR-6DV0j0DM/s400/angry%2Bface.jpg


http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/389656/braun-oral-b-professional-care-5000/

:whistling:

if I could find a deal for eye brow tweezers that would be here too !!
my god how scary are those eyebrows :w00t:
#28
guv
Not really. Would you like the entire CDiscount catalouge posted just to highlight a £10 voucher code?


I'm sure if the whole Cdiscount catalogue was actually posted it'd probably get turned a blind eye the way things are going..........:whistling:
1 Like #29
bobbybuilder
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/389656/braun-oral-b-professional-care-5000/

:whistling:

if I could find a deal for eye brow tweezers that would be here too !!
my god how scary are those eyebrows :w00t:


He looks like one of the Thunderbirds, the one that couldn't have his own Thunderbird cos he had anger management issues......
#30
I posted a deal for a 1tb Western Digital elements HDD on here last week for £74

I had a few arguments with a noob dissing my post - but the posts disappeared now !!

it was Makro and has expired now - are expired deals completely wiped ?? I don't think so ??

anyway lovely little HDD - so far !!
#31
gogosteve
Even though this is a decent voucher, is anybody else sick of seeing these Cdiscount 'deals' when sites like Ebuyer have been banned for "self promotion". These Cdiscount deals sure do whiff of self-promotion themselves.............. :whistling:


Agreed it's getting daft. Endless deals posted throughout every week and often people are finding within minutes of the deal going up stock has apparently depleted yet CDiscount gets some nice free advertising.

Not to mention CDiscount have an account here they are quite aware of the coverage..
banned#32
I bought this external a few months ago for £20 from Sainsbury's as many others did aswell. My laptop charger fitted the socket to this, so instead of opening the new charger it came with, i slotted the laptop charger in. I saw it spark and after that the computer didnt pick it up, no matter what i did. I think i fried the PCB. I returned to seagate, they sent out replacement the same day, and with a 32mb cache drive too. But its been fine since. I would recommend this drive just for movie backups etc, not anything important, unless its a second backup.
#33
Adnan786
I bought this external a few months ago for £20 from Sainsbury's as many others did aswell. My laptop charger fitted the socket to this, so instead of opening the new charger it came with, i slotted the laptop charger in. I saw it spark and after that the computer didnt pick it up, no matter what i did. I think i fried the PCB. I returned to seagate, they sent out replacement the same day, and with a 32mb cache drive too. But its been fine since. I would recommend this drive just for movie backups etc, not anything important, unless its a second backup.


why would you not recommend it for anything important? Because you fried the first one by plugging in the wrong power supply?
#34
[SIZE="3"]These drives need a firmware update[/SIZE] or else you risk the drive failing !!!

See my posts in this thread for the details and photo's of how to take the drive enclosure apart : :thumbsup:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/357347/maxtor-basics-500gb-external-hard-d/showthread.php?t=357347&page=11
banned#35
crumpetman
why would you not recommend it for anything important? Because you fried the first one by plugging in the wrong power supply?


Because there have been allot of people that have complained about the drives that they contain, the amount of RMA and the issues regarding dodgy firmwares on these drives etc.
#36
I got one of these for £20 from the Tesco deal a while back, haven't applied the firmware update and haven't had any problems so far, but in saying that I hope I don't jynx it. Wouldn't keep precious data on it though just to be safe.
#37
Mecoconuts
[SIZE="3"]These drives need a firmware update[/SIZE] or else you risk the drive failing !!!

See my posts in this thread for the details and photo's of how to take the drive enclosure apart : :thumbsup:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/357347/maxtor-basics-500gb-external-hard-d/showthread.php?t=357347&page=11


Do you have a link to the firmware update please ?
I cannot see it on the page you have linked.
Thanx.
#38
Milkibar
I got one of these for £20 from the Tesco deal a while back, haven't applied the firmware update and haven't had any problems so far, but in saying that I hope I don't jynx it. Wouldn't keep precious data on it though just to be safe.


I also have one, its a good drive, but would recomend checking the firmware and update if required, its a quick job and will give you peace of mind.
#39
rdann
I also have one, its a good drive, but would recomend checking the firmware and update if required, its a quick job and will give you peace of mind.


Have you a link to firmware update and how to check what firmware is on the Hard drive ?
Thanx :thumbsup:
#40
jacko_oafc
Do you have a link to the firmware update please ?
I cannot see it on the page you have linked.
Thanx.


http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=207951

If your using Mozilla Firefox you'll need to turn off it's pop-up blocker to see the page ! :thumbsup:

IMPORTANT !!!!

I've had issues after this firmware update of the drive no longer working in the enclosure ....i just used another SATA drive i had instead ....so be aware..!!

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