Buffalo 500GB DriveStation External USB 2.0 SATA Hard Drive with TurboUSB + Half Price Delivery & Free bottle of wine: £45.41 (with 3.5% Quidco Discount) @ Cdiscount - HotUKDeals
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Spotted this drive on sale elsewhere but they're sold out everywhere so be quick! Cdiscount is offering 25% off the drive, half price delivery AND a free bottle of wine. Throw in a 3.5% Quidco discount, and this comes to just £45.41

Express delivery is only £1.00 extra. I think the site must be new, as the delivery is usually £3.99, but there is a 'launch' discount.

Use the code: Free-Wine to get the booze.

Anyway, about the drive:

* The Power Saving Utility offers reduced power consumption
* TurboUSB increases your file transfer speeds -up tp 20% Quicker !Turns on and off automatically with your computer
* Easy Setup with no drivers required
* Pre-formatted drive for immediate use Silent, fanless operation
* Includes Memeo AutoBackup Software for Windows and Macintosh
* Secure Lock Ware software for Windows PC encrypts your data, preventing unauthorised access
* Connects to USB on any PC or Mac

Manufacturer's Description:
Buffalo DriveStation USB 2.0 Hard Disk is a simple solution to back up your important data. The Power Saving Utility constantly monitors data access to the hard drive and automatically redcues power consumption when the unit is idle and the TurboUSB software increases data transfer speeds via USB. The Secure Lock Ware software encrypts and protects your important personal data from theft and unauthorised access and with Auto Power On/Off Function, the DriveStation automatically turns on/off with your Windows PC

Box Contents
# Drivestation
# Quick setup guide
# USB 2.0 Cable
# AC Adapter
# Warranty statement
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#1
hot hot hot (Y)
#2
nice price ordered :thumbsup:
#3
I don't like dealing with sites with no address.
#4
ok price for 500GB
#5
nah £63 for 1TB - not worth it. Has to be like £35 max... cooooooooold
#6
I got the 1tb version of this from play about a month ago, it's the dogs
#7
this really is a good drive, paid £55 for one delivered with no wine last month
#8
Obviously not as good value as the 1tb WD one for £63 from Comet, but it does help that this one is actually in stock!
#9
I wonder what the prices will be when the credit card bills from Christmas start landing on the hall mats?
#10
Good drive got the 1TB version from play a few days before Christmas £79.99 I think it was.
on the 1TB version you lose 70gb so the 500gb version will end up around 470ish gb
#11
£46.98 total delivered and free wine voucher accepted.
#12
ivrytwr3
£46.98 total delivered and free wine voucher accepted.


Minus Quidco, remember. That's how I calculated the price above.
#13
I would NEVER be able to fill 1 TB, 500GB would be perfect for me.

Very good deal.

Hot
#14
shadowdogg;3919454
nah £63 for 1TB - not worth it. Has to be like £35 max... cooooooooold


You'll never get an external 500gb hard drive for £35 :whistling:
#15
how is this hot???...
sells for £48 delivered from Amazon. (currently oos)
Amazon is more reliable than an unknown site.
Voting hot only for OPs efforts and price is not bad for 500GB buffalo.
#16
shadowdogg
nah £63 for 1TB - not worth it. Has to be like £35 max... cooooooooold


I bought the comet 1tb one and the transfer speeds are shocking. Over an hour to copy about 20gb
#17
Lost Symphonies
I would NEVER be able to fill 1 TB, 500GB would be perfect for me.

Very good deal.

Hot


i've got the 1tb version like others on here and think Buffalo have done a great job on these drives, v.quiet and seemingly fast for USB. Regarding filling - does depend on your setup, personally I like to have multiple backups and use various backup software including those that backup entire drive images which can be huge in themselves - so for me 500gb isnt enough, 1tb was just right for my backup proceedures.
#18
amehra09
how is this hot???...
sells for £48 delivered from Amazon. (currently oos)



Amazon currently sells this model for £62.25 - not quite sure what you're looking at.
#19
what you got to bear in mind here is that your getting a free bottle of wine worth a tenner

As sold here

So in effect you are getting the drive for about £35 ish with quidco included, also when you compare a 500 gb samsung OEM spinpoint retails at around £42-£45 this isnt a bad deal.
1 Like #20
Slick Tyre
Good drive got the 1TB version from play a few days before Christmas £79.99 I think it was.
on the 1TB version you lose 70gb so the 500gb version will end up around 470ish gb


1tb in Windows will show up as 931.32gb.
500gb will be 465.66gb.

The space isn't 'lost', it's just that 'kilo' as a prefix generally means 1000 (as in a kilogram is 1000grams) and then 'mega' means 1000,000, etc. but in computing terms a kilobyte is 1024bytes because RAM works using quantites based on the power of two.

For advertising purposes they go with the international standard '1000' definition, meaning that when they say a drive is 1tb they mean it's 1000,000,000,000 bytes, but when software (such as Windows) looks at the drive it defines a kilobyte as 1024 bytes, and then a megabyte as 1024 kilobytes, etc. - so when you divide the number of bytes by 1024 four times it comes out at 0.909tb, or 931gb. It's the same reason that DVD-Rs have 4.7gb written on them but you can only burn 4.36gb of files.

Erm... that's probably not the clearest way of explaining that
#21
spurious
Amazon currently sells this model for £62.25 - not quite sure what you're looking at.


That's marketplace which I anyway never count as Amazon.
Direct from Amazon is oos.
#22
What are Cdiscount like to deal with? It says on their site that they're part of the Casino Group which I believe are a French supermarket chain - so the goods may well come from overseas like Pixmania. It all usually goes fairly well until you have to return something or use CS.
#23
Which hdd is the drivestation using? Seagate? WD?
#24
lhwjud;3920818
Which hdd is the drivestation using? Seagate? WD?


Could be anything m8, WD, Seagate, Samsung,

My money is on WD or here's hoping Samsung, hopefully it will not be IBM or something like that.

I'm going to open mine to find out as soon as i receive it and will post back
#25
I want one of these but think I'll sit on the fence until my Cdiscount cashback (from today's watch purchase) comes through at the end of the month. Maybe by then they will have a 1TB drive at the right price :)
#26
Lost Symphonies
I would NEVER be able to fill 1 TB, 500GB would be perfect for me. Hot


I bet you've said you'd never listen to radio2 in the past either :|

'never say never' or is it 'always say never' or 'never say always' - or whatever it is...uhmmmm
#27
Went to order but get error "The security certificate presented by this website was not issued by a trusted certificate authority." so reluctant to put in my payment info as not a secure page by loofs of it...Anyone else get this?
suspended#28
reddragon105
1tb in Windows will show up as 931.32gb.
500gb will be 465.66gb.

The space isn't 'lost', it's just that 'kilo' as a prefix generally means 1000 (as in a kilogram is 1000grams) and then 'mega' means 1000,000, etc. but in computing terms a kilobyte is 1024bytes because RAM works using quantites based on the power of two.

For advertising purposes they go with the international standard '1000' definition, meaning that when they say a drive is 1tb they mean it's 1000,000,000,000 bytes, but when software (such as Windows) looks at the drive it defines a kilobyte as 1024 bytes, and then a megabyte as 1024 kilobytes, etc. - so when you divide the number of bytes by 1024 four times it comes out at 0.909tb, or 931gb. It's the same reason that DVD-Rs have 4.7gb written on them but you can only burn 4.36gb of files.

Erm... that's probably not the clearest way of explaining that


Thanks for taking the time to explain that I never realised that was the reason. For example on my media player HD I thought memory was being munched by the menus etc but obviously thats not the case. Every day is a school day :thumbsup:
#29
blackster
Could be anything m8, WD, Seagate, Samsung,

My money is on WD or here's hoping Samsung, hopefully it will not be IBM or something like that.

I'm going to open mine to find out as soon as i receive it and will post back


I read somewhere that it's the WD green (energy efficient Alternates between 5400 -7200 rpm), am unable to find the link now though.

Seemed like a good drive, however, tried formatting and no end of problems now. Software was not supplied on disc, it's on the drive itself and it is not available for download for my model, despite being sold with it (1tb).

Drive is now clicking and sounds like a motor inside. Sofware is very problematic if you format as you require serials also apparantly.
#30
mcloum
I bought the comet 1tb one and the transfer speeds are shocking. Over an hour to copy about 20gb


I bought the one from comet too... and must say that i'm happy with the speed for a USB drive...

I thought you need to check that you have the drives for USB2 and not just USB1
#31
spurious
Minus Quidco, remember. That's how I calculated the price above.


Prices should not include Quidco as its not guaranteed
#32
Its showing as £44.99 now or was this always the case.Even when I go to checkout,if theres tax to b added sould show up as a lot more!!
banned#33
BritBrat
I don't like dealing with sites with no address.


Chortle Chortle! Todays word is Prat!
#34
I spoke to their customer services today. The Free Wine offer is finished as it was to celebrate the new website :-(

however there are 3 current offers :thumbsup:

1. 50% cashback on clothing (credited to your account to spend there again)

2. Half price delivery £1.99 (next day £1 more)

3. If your order is over £75 you can pay in 3 interest free installments

HTH
#35
thanks just ordered, voted hot ( no wine though:viking:
#36
BritBrat;3919343
I don't like dealing with sites with no address.


I know exactly what you mean - neither do I. There's a site i've just used for the first time with no address and I haven't heard a thing after sending them a message, and most other sites i've used that have had no address have been the same.
#37
Good deal,
How may years warranty for the drive ?
#38
hncsys
I spoke to their customer services today. The Free Wine offer is finished as it was to celebrate the new website :-(




It must have just finished then, because it was added to my order and I only ordered yesterday.
#39
I ordered one today
#40
I got my cashback email yesterday £25.50 (for a netbook I ordered in december - all fine).

So I thought I'd use the cashback on this (the cashback is in the form of a discount code that they email you), but when you click validate after entering the discount code, it says the code is invalid!!!

Dunno what to do, might give em a ring, but will probably have to do it Monday as it's the weekend, by which time this drive will have disappeared :(

edit: will give em a ring tomorrow as they should be available 9am-5pm.

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