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This was previously posted by user robappleby89 (and got very very hot) but expired when stocks ran out.
It’s now available again and you can knock £10 off the advertised £54.97 price with voucher code TDX-RTHK. Or if you prefer an additional 500 Clubcard points then use TDX-AWCK. It’s an either-or there.
Don’t wait until you lose all your data, backup now on this little beauty!
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#1
Bought one now, thanks
After see my friend PC caput yesterday with 35.000 pictures from his trips and family, I do not want the same happening to me!
paid £44.97 great price for a 1TB
#2
Good price
#3
Ordered for local pick up. Code worked fine. Good deal for all that storage. Voted Hot.
#4
Crap!! Had my last order cancelled due to no stock, and it won't let me use the code again!!

"Sorry, this eCoupon promotion has reached its redemption limit and can no longer be used."
#5
What are these drives like? Do they suffer from the click of death like seagates?
#6
is this ps3 compatible?
#7
it had better be
#8
synet
Crap!! Had my last order cancelled due to no stock, and it won't let me use the code again!! "Sorry, this eCoupon promotion has reached its redemption limit and can no longer be used."

Use another email address and set up a new Tesco.com account (without clubcard) and you'll be fine.
#9
Dhiraj1
is this ps3 compatible?

Yes, according to a play.com user. "Have been using it to back up PlayTv recordings from my PS3. Works great."

Preformatted and ready to go, WD Elements USB 2.0 external hard drives make it possible to add reliable, high capacity storage instantly to your PC or Macintosh computer.

Plain, simple, reliable add-on storage. This external USB 2.0 drive is preformatted for immediate use. Simply plug it in to a USB port and you've got instant storage your PC or Macintosh.

Key Features
High-speed USB 2.0 - For maximum performance; backward compatible with USB 1.1 ports

Plug and Play Storage - Just plug it in, connect the cable to add high-speed storage for both desktop and notebook computers

Rugged Metal Case - Compact, durable metal case for extra data protection
#10
Dhiraj1
is this ps3 compatible?


Yes I bought one last week to use with my PS3, they come pre-formatted NTFS so you'll need to re-format it to FAT32 and they'll work fine. Only thing to remember is that FAT32 won't allow files bigger than 4GB which is annoying if you using it for HD Movies.
#11
Anybody know of any decent deals for a networked 1TB disc?
#12
apalma
Bought one now, thanks
After see my friend PC caput yesterday with 35.000 pictures from his trips and family, I do not want the same happening to me!
paid £44.97 great price for a 1TB


I would suggest using Panasonic DVD-RAM discs in addition to HDD storage.
#13
johnny77
Only thing to remember is that FAT32 won't allow files bigger than 4GB which is annoying if you using it for HD Movies.

Isn't it just?

Have you figured out way round this? Setting WMP up as a media server in Windows 7 has yielded no results so far.
#14
Is setting it to "FAT32" straight forwrd?
#15
I have mine split half NTFS and Half FAT32

Works great on Wii and 360 (don't have a ps3) but can't you can just split your movies in half and stack 'em up to play?

I paid £50+ from Comet a while back.
#16
I made 10 quid profit last time. Bought it last time and found the scan offer for 1.5tb to be better on the next day. So returned this one back to tesco and was refunded £54.97 :)
#17
great unit, bought one last week, n using it as we speak to great effect! tempted to have another:)
#18
apalma
Bought one now, thanks After see my friend PC caput yesterday with 35.000 pictures from his trips and family, I do not want the same happening to me!paid £44.97 great price for a 1TB

He might still be able to recover the pics depnding on he problem.....i would avoid some of the recovery progs as they can do more harm than good if you dont know what you are doing, esp if its a mechcnical failure..i had 2 disk failures after a disk failure previous day!! (almost unheard of and damn unlucky) at the same time during a copy process and nearly lost a lot of family pics/vids due to a mechanical failure....used a nationwide data recovery services, they rebuilt the drive and copied the data to new drive, recovered everything.

big companies use them so they arent cheap but there were and prob still are only 4 companies like them (lots purport to but are fake/portal companies)

http://www.nationwidedatarecovery.co.uk/

cost an eyewatering £700 inc a new drive for about 250gb of data but they usually charge £2500...there may be cheaper options but to me the pics/vids are priceless
#19
Huh?

Put in the code, got £44.97, went through payment.

But the Order Confirmation pasge is showing full price. Is this normal?
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dean_brfc
johnny77
Only thing to remember is that FAT32 won't allow files bigger than 4GB which is annoying if you using it for HD Movies.

Isn't it just?

Have you figured out way round this? Setting WMP up as a media server in Windows 7 has yielded no results so far.


mkv2vob has a setting to split files @4gb
#21
OK I think this is normal...checked email and its the correct dosh being taken from my account.

Thanks OP
#22
tried formatting mine to fat32 in dos would not do anybody any idea how to format full drive to fat32
#23
lsmith
tried formatting mine to fat32 in dos would not do anybody any idea how to format full drive to fat32

Yes download fat32format and then unzip it and put the file in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Go to command prompt and type 'fat32format X:' (replace X with letter corresponding with the drive), then it will ask you to type y(es) or n(o), and it should do it.


Edited By: robappleby89 on Sep 22, 2010 18:00: edit
#24
thanks will give that a go
#26
or download swissknife
#27
Can you take these drives out and use them in a nas?
#28
lsmith
tried formatting mine to fat32 in dos would not do anybody any idea how to format full drive to fat32

Attach to Windows PC > My pooter > right click drive > format > chose there n let her rip.
#29
Ordered cheers!
#30
datca
or download swissknife

This.

Especially since it is freeware anyway.
#31
Meathotukdeals
lsmith
tried formatting mine to fat32 in dos would not do anybody any idea how to format full drive to fat32


Attach to Windows PC > My pooter > right click drive > format > chose there n let her rip.


.. and that will only give you the option to format as NTFS ... not FAT32 :p

ignore the "expert" above and use fat32format - piece of cake and quick :D
#32
tried the fat32format but getting message fat32 not recognized as a internal or external command,operable program or batch file any ideas
#33
orderd 2:)
#34
8MB CACHE LOL, Get a Samsung Spinpoint F3 and a £10 enclosure if you dont like waiting all day
#35
lsmith
tried the fat32format but getting message fat32 not recognized as a internal or external command,operable program or batch file any ideas

Did you unzip and put the fat32format.exe file into C:\Windows\System32?
When i did it i ran command prompt as an Administrator, but i don't know if that is necessary.

Edited By: robappleby89 on Sep 22, 2010 19:58: edit
#36
royals
apalma
Bought one now, thanks After see my friend PC caput yesterday with 35.000 pictures from his trips and family, I do not want the same happening to me!paid £44.97 great price for a 1TB


He might still be able to recover the pics depnding on he problem.....i would avoid some of the recovery progs as they can do more harm than good if you dont know what you are doing, esp if its a mechcnical failure..i had 2 disk failures after a disk failure previous day!! (almost unheard of and damn unlucky) at the same time during a copy process and nearly lost a lot of family pics/vids due to a mechanical failure....used a nationwide data recovery services, they rebuilt the drive and copied the data to new drive, recovered everything.

big companies use them so they arent cheap but there were and prob still are only 4 companies like them (lots purport to but are fake/portal companies)


http://www.nationwidedatarecovery.co.uk/


cost an eyewatering £700 inc a new drive for about 250gb of data but they usually charge £2500...there may be cheaper options but to me the pics/vids are priceless


says £275 for the photos option
#37
I have 1 of this and I find it quite slow. Good for back up disk though. paid 51.99 at pcworld on July.
#38
musicals

Use another email address and set up a new Tesco.com account (without clubcard) and you'll be fine.


Have done that now, and have ordered. Lets see if it goes through this time!!
#39
synet
musicals
Use another email address and set up a new Tesco.com account (without clubcard) and you'll be fine.
Have done that now, and have ordered. Lets see if it goes through this time!!

Fingers crossed mate!
#40
excellent deal, nice one to the op.

I almost lost loads of pics and last 10 years of letters etc in a hard drive crash a few years back.

Since then I back up to an external, like this. But also use an online storage service that backs up the directories I want it too - email archive, pics, docs etc. I use Humyo for £45 per year, I'm sure there are others that are good too, not trying to plug the company just the idea.

Seemed to me to be good value for money and peace of mind. Even if the house was vaporised I could get the documents back (assuming I wasn't in the house) :p

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