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buffalo 320gb external hard drive was £59.99 now £29.99 instore at comets

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went in to my comets store at peterborough and they have got buffalo 320gb external hard drive half price £29.99 it is this one here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Buffalo-320GB-DriveStation-Turbo-Externa… Read More
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8y, 5m agoFound 8 years, 5 months ago
went in to my comets store at peterborough and they have got buffalo 320gb external hard drive half price £29.99
it is this one here
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Buffalo-320GB-DriveStation-Turbo-External/dp/B000VEMOAE

320 storage capacity
usb 1.1/usb 2.0 usb connection

max 11 average seek time

45x163x200 size

1.27 kg weight
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#2
we really need a numpty to jump in and say 'cold - as you can get a 1Tb drive for £60 elsewhere'
Lol,

Seems like a great deal to me
#3
JasonMason
we really need a numpty to jump in and say 'cold - as you can get a 1Tb drive for £60 elsewhere'


Or....

I can't see this online....Cold for me!


Could be as rare as a PC world £xx.97 deal this however!

Quite a few odd things about in Comet at the momnet - my local store STILL had a pile of 1TB MyBook for £63 odd. They also had some very useful Belkin Network USB Hubs for £48 - cheaper than anywhere else I think. Ideal for adding printers, multifunctions, scanners and USB drives to your network. Not on their website.
#4
Id go have a look and get one but pc world, comet, currys etc just dont have any stock at all. Theres probably 2 of these in the whole country, its just the way they work.

Incidently I was in comet yesterday and saw a nice imac which the staff seemed to have mistakenly put in high contrast making it look totally impossible to see. I couldnt remember how to turn it off , silly shop!
#5
I can get a 15TB drive for £7.99 so cold from me....
(Joking!)
#6
Is this USB or external powered?
#7
JasonMason
we really need a numpty to jump in and say 'cold - as you can get a 1Tb drive for £60 elsewhere'
Lol,

Seems like a great deal to me


If you needed more than 320GB you'd be better off getting one for £60 wouldn't you? They're the same 3.5" drives aren't they?
#8
No stock near me :(
#9
Probably externally powered, I would imagine! That price for a 320GB 2.5" drive would be a really good bargain.
#11
I'd rather have several smaller capacity USB drives than one great big one. Less risk.

LOL @ Is it USB powered!! It's a full size hard drive!!
#12
withabix
I'd rather have several smaller capacity USB drives than one great bigh one. Less risk.


Fair point.
#13
bobdylan
Is this USB or external powered?


Power Supply AC100-240V 50/60 Hz
#14
Benjimoron
Fair point.


withabix
I'd rather have several smaller capacity USB drives than one great big one. Less risk. *snip*


Think that might just be a BIT too paranoid guys for most users, your hard drive AND your external backup failing (good business sense though)! This will be a 3.5" HDD so should be pretty reliable, and good price if it's available :thumbsup:

EDIT: Oh sorry yeah I get what you're saying! Fair point indeed...
#15
just bought the 250gb drive from tesco direct or just under £40 ,powered by usb , still think it was a better deal although this is cheaper and holds more stuff ..... well i hope so but i dont know a lot about pc's
#16
I hate these comet deals. Fair play to the upper but i am fed up going into comet after seeing these deals. I know rhis not online, but the ones that have they dont have in any stores within a 100 mile radius.
It just puts me off all comet deals.
Soon they we will need a pricing gun to go round the whole store looking for the bargains...
or take every item up to checkout to get it scanned through to find real price...
Are some of these reduced prices not for certain ones that have been returned in perfect packaging and put back on the shelf
you can tell comet i do not like lol
#17
Benjimoron
If you needed more than 320GB you'd be better off getting one for £60 wouldn't you? They're the same 3.5" drives aren't they?


so pay double? I think instead of buying a house for £250,000 Id rather get one for £500,000! :p

Next time I buy a car instead of £5000 Ill get one for £6000...:p

Sure youre better off, but its more expensive...

so its all about a bargain and whether you really need or want one. I bet most people dont need one but like a bargain, so £30 is fine, but if its £60 you might as well wait.

Sorry but its just like when someone says whats the best out of "a, b and c" and then about 100 people say get "d" even though its another £100, and suggest "saving" or something. I bet if you then asked what item out of d, e and f, people would go save another £100 and get f, when does it end!

bah:-D:roll:
#18
just phoned comet head office to check my store to see if they have this deal., They said no comet stores have buffalo drives..
#19
spunklemonkey
so pay double? I think instead of buying a house for £250,000 Id rather get one for £500,000! :p

Next time I buy a car instead of £5000 Ill get one for £6000...:p

Sure youre better off, but its more expensive...

so its all about a bargain and whether you really need or want one. I bet most people dont need one but like a bargain, so £30 is fine, but if its £60 you might as well wait.

Sorry but its just like when someone says whats the best out of "a, b and c" and then about 100 people say get "d" even though its another £100, and suggest "saving" or something. I bet if you then asked what item out of d, e and f, people would go save another £100 and get f, when does it end!

bah:-D:roll:


Calm down!

I was just pointing out that if you need more than 320gb then the £60 one is better value for effectively the same thing, or am I wrong?
#20
You can get 500GB of Lacie storage from here:

http://www.pcwb.co.uk/catalogue/item/Y886159R

For £32 delivered.

It's technically repacked, but I got one from PCWB about 4 months ago and it is in perfect working order. 100%reliable and is used daily. The actuall drive used in this is a Toshiba, I believe and has reasonable performance over USB2.

There's only 1 left at the moment (there were a few after christmas) - so if you want it, get it now!

[sorry for hijacking the thread, but it wasn't a good enough deal to merit its own!]
1 Like #21
Benjimoron
Calm down!

I was just pointing out that if you need more than 320gb then the £60 one is better value for effectively the same thing, or am I wrong?


Your comment was perfectly sane!
#22
spunklemonkey
so pay double? I think instead of buying a house for £250,000 Id rather get one for £500,000! :p

Next time I buy a car instead of £5000 Ill get one for £6000...:p

Sure youre better off, but its more expensive...

so its all about a bargain and whether you really need or want one. I bet most people dont need one but like a bargain, so £30 is fine, but if its £60 you might as well wait.

Sorry but its just like when someone says whats the best out of "a, b and c" and then about 100 people say get "d" even though its another £100, and suggest "saving" or something. I bet if you then asked what item out of d, e and f, people would go save another £100 and get f, when does it end!

bah:-D:roll:


Z :)
#23
linuxlinks
Your comment was perfectly sane!


Thankyou.
#24
Benjimoron
Thankyou.


If you need more space get the other one thats twice as much? I suppose its sane :) go on then

I was calm, calm as the seas on a calm day during a quiet period.

good day to you sir:gift:
#25
voted cold, deals where there is no stock wastes everyones time
#26
Rang my local Comet they said not stocked buffalo drives for a long time.Yet still they vote it hot are they stupid.
#27
dlcc
I hate these comet deals. Fair play to the upper but i am fed up going into comet after seeing these deals. I know rhis not online, but the ones that have they dont have in any stores within a 100 mile radius.
It just puts me off all comet deals.
Soon they we will need a pricing gun to go round the whole store looking for the bargains...
or take every item up to checkout to get it scanned through to find real price...
Are some of these reduced prices not for certain ones that have been returned in perfect packaging and put back on the shelf
you can tell comet i do not like lol


The same with Currys/PCWorld. Never have any bargains they advertise in my area so I never look at those any longer.

Some people on HotUK have reported getting some of those deals but I am not sure if these reports are just fabricated.
#28
spunklemonkey
so pay double? I think instead of buying a house for £250,000 Id rather get one for £500,000! :p

Next time I buy a car instead of £5000 Ill get one for £6000...:p

Sure youre better off, but its more expensive...

so its all about a bargain and whether you really need or want one. I bet most people dont need one but like a bargain, so £30 is fine, but if its £60 you might as well wait.

Sorry but its just like when someone says whats the best out of "a, b and c" and then about 100 people say get "d" even though its another £100, and suggest "saving" or something. I bet if you then asked what item out of d, e and f, people would go save another £100 and get f, when does it end!

bah:-D:roll:


If I was buying a large box of Sports mixtures for £10 and someone told me that I could buy a 3 boxes for £20 I'd think that the £10 deal was overpriced. That's similar to the 1Tb for £60 vs 320gb for £30 here. To compare this to the difference between buying a house for 250K and one for 500K is nonsense. Surely you can see that sometimes making a comparison to a larger priced item is valid ?
#29
cant find anything at comet that suggests this.voted cold
#30
My parents don't have an external harddrive. They've got an older PC with a small hardrive of about 60GB - with a lot of precious photos on it.

I really need to get them an external hard drive and force them to back up. However I don't want to shell out more than £50 for a huge drive they will never use, and I need one that will be VERY easy for ageing technophobes to use. Any ideas? They may upgrade their machine at some point (or rather, I may trade up and give them mine) but they still don't need more than 100-200Gb (if that).
#31
What this site needs is a way of voting whinging critics cold, rather than the product.

Three cold votes in response to some uneducated piffle and you get your credibility (rep) knocked back. That'd see an end to it.
(no votes on this contribution though, thank you!)

Z
#32
not really on topic but can anyone tell me how to add an image when i post a topic
#33
asm80
My parents don't have an external harddrive. They've got an older PC with a small hardrive of about 60GB - with a lot of precious photos on it.


Cheapest/Best solution - automatic online backup - off-site (so immune to fires and thefts) but if you have/take a TONNE of pictures it can be a slow process to achieve (still cheaper than any hardware/media based solution tho).

Next best solution - burn photos to DVD and store them offsite - still cheap but there's always the risk a disc will become unreadable (so burn 2 - different media)

or even do both - belt and braces - it's the best way!

External HDDs are really only backup against HDD failure or accidental deletion (by virus or whatever) - as they are in the same place they are equally at risk from fire or theft and they aren't cheap or sensible as a pure backup solution until you're talking 100s of Gb of data and even then...
#34
withabix
I'd rather have several smaller capacity USB drives than one great big one. Less risk.


Depends on which way you look at it, you'll lose less data is one smaller drive dies, but the fact that you are running more drives increases the chances of a failure. The best solution would be to run two or more drives as part of a RAID array so you are actually getting redundancy to deal with failures without data loss.
#35
where on the site is it?
#36
asm80:
My parents don't have an external harddrive. They've got an older PC with a small hardrive of about 60GB - with a lot of precious photos on it.

Forget a second drive - it would have to be an ATA type and a PC this old may not recognise one bigger than 127Gb - you'll never find one. I would just copy the pics to a usb pen and then transfer them to another pc. If you can network it, so much the better.
#37
Boxxyg
just phoned comet head office to check my store to see if they have this deal., They said no comet stores have buffalo drives..


den169
Rang my local Comet they said not stocked buffalo drives for a long time.Yet still they vote it hot are they stupid.


Sorry but I'm voting cold too, just went all the way to comet to be told they don't even stock Buffalo Hard Drives.

We need a way on here that ppl can't post deals without proof. IE, national ads, till receipts piks etc.
#38
bobdylan
Is this USB or external powered?


it is external powered and on the receipt it says
data storage
365319 buff external 32

store 595 comet group plc
order no 595-3207603
trans no 03-0107
date 09/01/09 13:39
#39
zygo
asm80:
My parents don't have an external harddrive. They've got an older PC with a small hardrive of about 60GB - with a lot of precious photos on it.

Forget a second drive - it would have to be an ATA type and a PC this old may not recognise one bigger than 127Gb - you'll never find one. I would just copy the pics to a usb pen and then transfer them to another pc. If you can network it, so much the better.


No use. They don't have a network - just one PC, and they'll never remember what they've backed up and what they haven't. I need an external hardrive so that I can simply prompt them to backup the whole system at least every few weeks.
#40
asm80
My parents don't have an external harddrive. They've got an older PC with a small hardrive of about 60GB - with a lot of precious photos on it.


Either of these should do ...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/313640/iomega-250gb-portable-2-5-hard-driv/

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/304515/iomega-250gb-portable-hard-drive-39/

Just check your parents machine has USB2 and you should be ok. Good thing about these is that they are powered from the USB port so don't an external power supply. They are also more portable than the 3.5" ones so you could backup the data and easily take it to another house for extra protection.

Cheers
Rob

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