Freecom 500Gb External Hard Drive - USB 2.0 - £69.99 Delivered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Found this hard drive for just £69.99 delivered, thats a real bargain as i bought exactly the same hard drive but it was 400Gb and i payed £75.00!

- Technical Details -

External USB 2.0 Hard Drive
Fast, low noise external USB 2.0 Hard Drive
Quiet drive thanks to fanless design
Including LED hard drive capacity indicator
The easiest way to add extra storage capacity to your computer
Hot swappable, no need to turn off your computer
No device IDs or terminations to worry about
High quality, sleek design, only 20 x 11,5 x 4 cm
One year manufacturers warranty, free helpdesk support

- Product Details -

Product Dimensions: 749 g
Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg
Item model number: 29492
ASIN: B000UVRA34

-Victim

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#1
Or you could get a Seagate drive for £68.86:
http://hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103833
#2
alien7
Or you could get a Seagate drive for £68.86:
http://hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103833


Yer, i seen that. Good price but it is very big, would never buy seagate anyway. I've read the reviews on there hard drives.

Freecom are much better in my opinion.
#3
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h124/Faron-Morgan/Freecom500Gb.jpg
banned#4
About a tenner overpriced...

As Freecom don't make hard drives, does anyone know whose drives they do use? Would be funny if they were Seagates :giggle:
#5
samsung
#6
Personally i bought the model thats a tenner more as the case is made of aluminum and acts as a heat sink, whereas this one is made of plastic and has no fan instead just a few holes in the back to try and cool it.

Mine works perfectly good hard drive and has a superior cache to the seagate 500gb drive (16mb compared to 8mb)
#7
Repo
About a tenner overpriced...


Where is this hard drive cheaper?
banned#8
There have been several 500gb USB hard drives posted at £60 on these forums. There's really no need to pay £70 for one.
#9
Repo
There have been several 500gb USB hard drives posted at £60 on these forums. There's really no need to pay £70 for one.


Were they Freecom?
#10
Just bought this drive last week from Ebuyer for £70 - came with an IBM hard drive inside it.

The drive died on me within a few hours of operation - while copying my files across. I'm glad i never deleted the files from my working hard drive.

I think the PSU failed, but this obviously worries me about the quality of the whole unit.

I've just raised an RMA and will be sending it back.

I may just be unlucky but my advice is stay well clear - try a seagate one instead.

Jav
#11
jawaid87
Just bought this drive last week from Ebuyer for £70 - came with an IBM hard drive inside it.

The drive died on me within a few hours of operation - while copying my files across. I'm glad i never deleted the files from my working hard drive.

I think the PSU failed, but this obviously worries me about the quality of the whole unit.

I've just raised an RMA and will be sending it back.

I may just be unlucky but my advice is stay well clear - try a seagate one instead.

Jav


Hmmmm, i've had my Freecom for about 1 year now and no problems so far.

I've read the reviews on seagate and they arnt very good, because of that, i would never buy a seagate hard drive.
#12
Victim
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I've read the reviews on seagate and they arnt very good, because of that, i would never buy a seagate hard drive.


Seagate hard drives not good? Since when? :roll:
I work in IT and I installed hundreds of hard drives from different makers and Seagate was and IS the most reliable hard drive. That's why we only use Seagate drives for our 1200+ workstations/servers.
Also: Seagate is the only company that gives you a 5-years warranty on their drives!
#13
alien7
Seagate hard drives not good? Since when? :roll:
I work in IT and I installed hundreds of hard drives from different makers and Seagate was and IS the most reliable hard drive. That's why we only use Seagate drives for our 1200+ workstations/servers.
Also: Seagate is the only company that gives you a 5-years warranty on their drives!


Hmmmm, ok. Maybe i'll give a seagate HD a go next time i need a new HD.

Seems alot of people arnt happy with their SeaGate HD's though.
#14
alien7
Seagate hard drives not good? Since when? :roll:
I work in IT and I installed hundreds of hard drives from different makers and Seagate was and IS the most reliable hard drive. That's why we only use Seagate drives for our 1200+ workstations/servers.
Also: Seagate is the only company that gives you a 5-years warranty on their drives!



Seagate is my choice too. :thumbsup:
banned#15
Victim
Were they Freecom?
For a saving of £10 then as long as they don't contain Maxtor drives then who cares? :roll: Freecom are no better or worse than many other brands.
#16
I bought this model from Amazon a few weeks back for the same price and am very happy with it.

Mine contains a Samsung HD501LJ Hard Disk which is both highly regarded and very quiet.

As has been mentioned, the case itself is plastic but doesn't look cheap. As for heat, whilst I can't say for certain without testing it, I would say that from just touching it by hand, this drive appears to run no hotter than other fanless drives do. The lack of fan combined with the Samsung drive makes for a very queit disk drive.

I also have a Lacie and a Western Digital external hard drive, and personally think this one is the most pleasing to the eye and quickest of the three, which isn't bad considering it's also the cheapest!

So to sum it up, I highly recommend this external HD. :)
#17
it might be a cheapest but since it is only usb, it is hardly the best. good for back-ups though.
#18
alebastra
it might be a cheapest but since it is only usb, it is hardly the best. good for back-ups though.


I don't think anyone claimed it was the best. ;-) For current everyday usage (back-ups, extra storage space, etc.) USB 2 is plenty good enough for the average user. :)
#19
nightswimmer
I don't think anyone claimed it was the best. ;-) For current everyday usage (back-ups, extra storage space, etc.) USB 2 is plenty good enough for the average user. :)


Whats the alternative? Firewire?
#20
Me like ESata. Bought a bracket for about £3 and it can be way faster than USB
#21
pakichan
Whats the alternative? Firewire?


In terms of speed, from slowest to fastest:

Firewire 400, Firewire 800, eSATA, eSATA II

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