FIVE YEAR WARRANTIED SEAGATE 1TB FreeAgent Desk 1TB Home storage for £74.59 to pick up at PC World. - HotUKDeals
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"WHICH?" BEST BUY AND 2.5% QUIDCO AVAILABLE TOO. TO GET THIS PRICE YOU NEED TO RESERVE ONLINE TO PICK UP INSTORE.

he Seagate Free Agent Desk External Hard Drive integrates a high-speed USB 2.0 connection to deliver transfer rates of up to 480 Mbits/s. Easy to use, with plug-and-play connectivity, you simply connect the Seagate FreeAgent Desk External Hard Drive to an available USB port and then drag and drop any files from your PC that you wish to copy over.

This capacious Seagate FreeAgent Desk External Hard Drive is ideal for demanding users with plenty of photos, music files, or movies to store! As resolution in modern-day devices like cameras increase, so the digital files become larger. The stylish Seagate FreeAgent Desk External Hard Drive is an ideal no-nonsense solution to your storage and backup needs!

* Hard Drive Capacity - 1TB
* Photo Capacity - Up to 322,600
* MP3s - Up to 250,000
* Digital Video - Up to 1,000 hours
* DVD-quality video - Up to 167 hours

* Design - Slim & Sleek
* Colour - Silver
* Other Features - 5 yr Manuf. Warranty
* Interface - USB
* Size - 3.5"

I am intending to pick this up on my way home tonight after posting asking which was the best deal to pick up today - so CRITICISM IS ESPECIALLY WELCOME.

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#1
If any one knows, how does it compare with PCWs other offerings?

WD 1TB My Book Essential 1TB Home storage £76.66

SEAGATE 1TB Seagate Expansion 1TB Home storage £68.99
#2
I have one of these which was purchased from PC World as I could not find cheaper. Irt does what is says on the tin. Comes with back up software and boots up ans huts down with PC. Great find
#3
cold for me, nothing special aprt from the warrnaty which most seagate freeagent drives have. i rather get the cheaper western digital drives which have 3 years warranty http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/424264/amazon-western-digital-elements-1tb/ this seagate drive has 2 years http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/448627/seagate-expansions-1tb-external-har/ 2 years on this too http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/10674292/Hitachi-SimpleDrive-1TB-3-5-External-USB-Hard-Drive/Product.html i reckon 3 years is enough, after 3 years i rather get a replacement than send it back.
#4
I just got a 640Gb extreme and after 9 days it has stopped working after a load of clicking from day 1..........................now being collected on Thursday and refunded. Cold

renagade27
#5
Just shows how bad Seagate are now if they need to offer a 5-year warranty.

I would rather have something that lasts 5 years without breaking!
#6
talkshop
Just shows how bad Seagate are now if they need to offer a 5-year warranty.

I would rather have something that lasts 5 years without breaking!



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Also available on this planet!!!!
#7
talkshop
Just shows how bad Seagate are now if they need to offer a 5-year warranty.

I would rather have something that lasts 5 years without breaking!


That's a curious piece of reasoning. It's obviously got a 5 year warranty because most of them will last longer than 5 years, not because they won't !!!!! Manufacturers don't give long guarantees on stuff that's likely to go wrong. :?

It's a good price but I'll vote cold because PC World is the pits and I wouldn't buy anything from there even if it were the last place on Earth. Ebuyer is only a few quid more and they're decent people.
#8
spionkop
That's a curious piece of reasoning. It's obviously got a 5 year warranty because most of them will last longer than 5 years, not because they won't !!!!! Manufacturers don't give long guarantees on stuff that's likely to go wrong. :?

It's a good price but I'll vote cold because PC World is the pits and I wouldn't buy anything from there even if it were the last place on Earth. Ebuyer is only a few quid more and they're decent people.



Its my deal - and I would tend to agree with you about the entire group.

But I need one for tonight - and pass it on the way home.

Aside: some of the logic applied in the above posts its difficult to keep a straight face while reading.

The details are posted here why PC World was picked....

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/449504/what-is-the-cheapset-1tb-or-1-5tb-e

At last if there is a problem, I know tonight, and get a replacement tomorrow.
#9
If my HDD goes wrong, the last thing I want is a replacement!

What I want is my data recovered....

Then I dispose of the faulty HDD myself, as that way I know that some Nigerian fraudster is not going to try and recover my data.
For that reason a long warranty is worthless.

Most people know that much of our electronic junk is shipped to Nigeria.

Had too many junked Seagate drives recently, so won't be buying anymore.
#10
renagade27
I just got a 640Gb extreme and after 9 days it has stopped working after a load of clicking from day 1..........................now being collected on Thursday and refunded. Cold

renagade27



Is that the Ebuyer one, i got one of those and it seems fine.
#11
talkshop
If my HDD goes wrong, the last thing I want is a replacement!

What I want is my data recovered....

Then I dispose of the faulty HDD myself, as that way I know that some Nigerian fraudster is not going to try and recover my data.
For that reason a long warranty is worthless.

Most people know that much of our electronic junk is shipped to Nigeria.

Had too many junked Seagate drives recently, so won't be buying anymore.



Its an external hard drive.

The majority of people using them use them for media and not personal data.

Anyone wanting transportable personal data would use a memory pen with encryption and password protection (unless it is government data - which is normally freely available on public transport something like the Metro newspaper).
#12
deanos
Is that the Ebuyer one, i got one of those and it seems fine.


Yip it was that same e buyer deal...............pretty pleased to get it but as I said...........clicking from day 1 and eventually nothing. They have received back now so just waiting on refund..................then get something else. was looking at WD but not sure how good they are.

renagade27
#13
This has been running solidly since the night it was bought - and is now hosting about half a TB of torrents, so is getting a lot of use.

Its pretty quiet, but not entirely silent, and comes with an adaptor to change the plug to a european one. So the perfect addition if you go on holiday with kids and it rains - so you can take every video they own to play on your laptop without overloading your luggage.

The only annoying thing is the graphic that is backlit by a white LED can be a bit tiresome at times.
#14
Seagate 5 year warranty is rubbish - first of all they will make no attempt to fix the drive or recover any lost data.

You have to pay to send it back to them only for them to replace it with a factory refurbished unit! Absolutely no refund or replacement with a new unit. Yet you could be sent a refurb that has been on 24/7 for the past few years.

By way of example my freeagent 500 external has failed 2 and a half years into its warranty after only light usage - I checked the web and its full of people with the same fault - they will replace with a refurb - but how would I know the old design fault would not affect the replacement.??
#15
ITS A PORTABLE DISK FOR SHIFTING MEDIA!!!!!!!!

There wont be personal information on it - so that is not a problem.

The 500 TB that is on it now is also on my main PC - but it means mirroring the content makes it easy to have all video and sound anywhere I go.

If it does fail after three years - I would suspect the replacement they would offer would be far larger as the 1TB will be outdated and unavailable by then.

It seems it can also be used to play video (etc) on my sat nav which is a windows CE device.

Additional plans for it now are to use it with the new FON router arriving in the UK later in the year, so I can continue running torrents using just the router and this drive.

So most of the problems listed above, are entirely irrelevant.

Besides - I would imagine anyone buying one of these would immediately swap media onto it, if they bought it to clear space on their PC.
#16
I bought one of these yesterday from Maplin for £80 - so not much more than PC world

This was to replace a Western Digital that failed after 2.5 years (2 year warranty)

Someone mentioned the annoying indicator on the front - this can be switched off with the supplied software..

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