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500GB Seagate External Hard Drive - £74.99 @ maplin

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8y, 11m agoFound 8 years, 11 months ago
500GB Seagate External Hard Drive
WAS £129.99 NOW £74.99 SAVE £55.00 Until 25/12/2007.

Not sure if this a good or bad deal but I thought I'd post it just in case it was helpful.
From what I can gather delivery is free as well.

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#1
doesn't work with linux.

well you can make it work, but then it will overheat!
#2
sej7278
doesn't work with linux.

well you can make it work, but then it will overheat!

I'm sure only 1 or 2% of people here will be bothered if it works in Linux or not...
#3
Voted HOT, cant get work in windows thou my computer has 8gb drive and all the space is up, so wont work for me on space left (will try it in the loft)
#4
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128603

£72.75

Slightly cheaper, and should qualify for free delivery as over £25
#5
homer_213
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128603

£72.75

Slightly cheaper, and should qualify for free delivery as over £25


If you sign up to receive the Maplin newsletter you get money off vouchers. IIRC you can get £7 off for £75 spend. Also 3% back from Quidco too! :)
#6
God Zilla, please don't create new merchants, maplin was already in the list :)
#7
emmajk42
God Zilla, please don't create new merchants, maplin was already in the list :)

Sorry:-(
#8
creamhackered
I'm sure only 1 or 2% of people here will be bothered if it works in Linux or not...


alright, well it doesn't work with mac either.
#9
sej7278
alright, well it doesn't work with mac either.

From Ebuyer :

OS Required
Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista, Apple MacOS X 10.4.6 or later


Always thought OSX was for macs......
#10
sej7278
doesn't work with linux.

well you can make it work, but then it will overheat!


Sorry to say but overheating due to it working in Linux? You sure about that?

Been running an external hard drive in both XP and Ubuntu 7.10 and no problems at all. http://www.ntfs-3g.org/ is one solution for reading and writing NTFS data (standard file system for XP Pro, well one you should be using anyways). If your lazy and want to try out Linux I am sure that most new distributions such as Ubuntu will already have read/write support for NTFS incorporated.
#11
Dont work on the wife.

Not enough vibration.
#12
BritBrat
Dont work on the wife.

Not enough vibration.


Hahaha. Also sign up with Maplin and I think you get 3 pounds off too.
1 Like #13
creamhackered
I'm sure only 1 or 2% of people here will be bothered if it works in Linux or not...


In the US alone Linux market share is predicted to be around 7% by the start of 2008, bearing in mind the nature of Linux means market share is very easy to underestimate, Mac's are currently around 16% of the US market which is traditionally a very loyal PC/Windows market. That's not a small number of people....also a recent Investor's Business Daily poll says 29% of people looking to buy a new computer are thinking Mac. *nix based systems are on the rise, OSX Leopard for example is outselling Vista....

sej7278
alright, well it doesn't work with mac either.


Shengis
From Ebuyer :

Always thought OSX was for macs......


seadevil
Sorry to say but overheating due to it working in Linux? You sure about that?

Been running an external hard drive in both XP and Ubuntu 7.10 and no problems at all. http://www.ntfs-3g.org/ is one solution for reading and writing NTFS data (standard file system for XP Pro, well one you should be using anyways). If your lazy and want to try out Linux I am sure that most new distributions such as Ubuntu will already have read/write support for NTFS incorporated.


This is a known problem with the power management on these particular hardrives which causes the hard-drive not to power up and down properly after inactivity, this has also been reported in OS-X and other *nix based systems. The overheating thing is caused by a fix to the power management issue, see here for info: http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/12/09/0651200, basically Seagate made it for Windows and forgot about everybody else......

To any one who's brought the drive for a *nix system if you contact seagate they should tell you how to sort it.

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