BUFFALO 750GB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE £54.95 @ SaverStore - HotUKDeals
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Great price for a 750gb, not to sure how much postage is though.

* 7200rpm
* Near Silent Fanless Design
* PC & Mac Compatible
* TurboUSB - Up to 37% Faster Than Standard USB
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#1
From the delivery information on their site it's £5.99 for the standard 3-day delivery.
#2
Ok thanks for looking.
#3
If you buy this and it goes wrong.... good luck!! I had a Buffalo external hard drive, and it failed on me. I wanted the data off the hdd so opened it up and found a Samsung drive inside which I then tried in my PC internally and it was fine. I contacted customer service and said the hard drive was fine, but the interface card was knackered. Could I get a replacement. They unhelpfully said I had to send the whole drive back for repair at my cost, and then I would probably lose all my data off the drive before it would be returned. I can't print what I said to that, but told them I would NEVER buy any of their enclosures again! Might just have been bad luck, but that's my story! HTH
#4
errolevans
If you buy this and it goes wrong.... good luck!! I had a Buffalo external hard drive, and it failed on me. I wanted the data off the hdd so opened it up and found a Samsung drive inside which I then tried in my PC internally and it was fine. I contacted customer service and said the hard drive was fine, but the interface card was knackered. Could I get a replacement. They unhelpfully said I had to send the whole drive back for repair at my cost, and then I would probably lose all my data off the drive before it would be returned. I can't print what I said to that, but told them I would NEVER buy any of their enclosures again! Might just have been bad luck, but that's my story! HTH


"at my cost"?! Presumably because opening the enclosure invalidated the warranty!
For me warranties on hard-drives are pretty worthless - of course you should have a secure backup elsewhere so can afford for the disk to be erased in their repair process - but unless you have the drive encrypted you aren't gonna put it in the post.
#5
errolevans
If you buy this and it goes wrong.... good luck!! I had a Buffalo external hard drive, and it failed on me. I wanted the data off the hdd so opened it up and found a Samsung drive inside which I then tried in my PC internally and it was fine. I contacted customer service and said the hard drive was fine, but the interface card was knackered. Could I get a replacement. They unhelpfully said I had to send the whole drive back for repair at my cost, and then I would probably lose all my data off the drive before it would be returned. I can't print what I said to that, but told them I would NEVER buy any of their enclosures again! Might just have been bad luck, but that's my story! HTH


what would you expect after you had voided the warrenty?
#6
at £5.99 for shipping, the deal i posted here is cheaper, western digital 750gb £57.49 delivered http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/427924/western-digital-my-book-750gb-hd-ex/ . i voted hot on this deal as its a good price without delivery.
#7
wombat6025
"at my cost"?! Presumably because opening the enclosure invalidated the warranty!
For me warranties on hard-drives are pretty worthless - of course you should have a secure backup elsewhere so can afford for the disk to be erased in their repair process - but unless you have the drive encrypted you aren't gonna put it in the post.


I was using this as my back-up :) At the time it was significantly bigger than my PCs hard drive so I had saved stuff on it that I had subsequently deleted on my PC - I realised that opening it up was going to cause issues with warranties, but was still disappointed that they weren't more helpful. The Samsung drive is still going strong in another external enclosure so more than happy with the drive, but like I said before, I'll never buy another Buffalo product again.
I agree with your point about drive encryption too - when it failed I wasn't sure exactly what personal data was on the drive (another reason why I decided to open the drive) so I wasn't keen to send them my drive. I also couldn't see why they would have to destroy my data as the HDD was fine... it was just their USB to IDE interface card that had failed. I had diagnosed the fault for them, said I would happily remove the broken interface card from the enclosure and send it to them for confirmation of the failure (less postage for both parties as it only weighed a few grams) , and then they could have send me a replacement card. Maybe I was being just too optimistic?
#8
errolevans
I was using this as my back-up :) At the time it was significantly bigger than my PCs hard drive so I had saved stuff on it that I had subsequently deleted on my PC - I realised that opening it up was going to cause issues with warranties, but was still disappointed that they weren't more helpful. The Samsung drive is still going strong in another external enclosure so more than happy with the drive, but like I said before, I'll never buy another Buffalo product again.
I agree with your point about drive encryption too - when it failed I wasn't sure exactly what personal data was on the drive (another reason why I decided to open the drive) so I wasn't keen to send them my drive. I also couldn't see why they would have to destroy my data as the HDD was fine... it was just their USB to IDE interface card that had failed. I had diagnosed the fault for them, said I would happily remove the broken interface card from the enclosure and send it to them for confirmation of the failure (less postage for both parties as it only weighed a few grams) , and then they could have send me a replacement card. Maybe I was being just too optimistic?


I would have done the same as you ; when the drive has failed even if you have a backup your first thought is "is the dataOK?"

I hope it's all sorted now; I supporse you're using it internally or have bought cheap replacement enclosure.
#9
Yes, It's now in a cheap enclosure and still used for back-up.

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