Hitachi SimpleDrive 2TB Turbo USB 2.0 External Hard Drive £129.88 @ SVP - HotUKDeals
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Hitachi SimpleDrive 2TB Turbo USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - Simply better external storage and backup. Plug n' play, turbo-powered USB 2.0; keeps your data moving up to 25% faster. With two levels of backup, Hitachi have made it easy to steer clear of life's little disasters and protect your irreplaceable pictures, flicks and tunes from spilled drinks, curious toddlers, fire, or theft.

No engineering brilliance required. Just plug it in and you're ready to store your capacity-hungry files. Affordable and reliable, Hitachi SimpleDrive's automated backup software saves copies of your stuff on the drive and on encrypted, secure servers for ultimate online backup protection.

- Simple plug n' play add-on storage
- Turbo USB 2.0 interface, up to 25% faster than traditional USB 2.0
- Affordable and reliable design
- Award-winning Fabrik backup software, including 2GB free online backup
- Built-in cooling vents for quiet, reliable performance
- Automatically powers on or off with your computer
- Compatible with USB 2.0, 1.1
- Sits flat or stands upright with included cradle
- Friendly, free unlimited technical support
- PC and Mac compatible
- 2 year warranty
#2
Cheap for a 2Tb. Anyone know if I could take the disk out of this to put in a WD World Edition (network) drive?
#3
Cheaper on Ebuyer for what looks exactly the same drive...

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/171762
#4
USB or mains powered?
#5
I'd rather get it from ebuyer. SVP are a bunch of arrogant monkeys as far as I'm concerned.
#6
I agree with fishmaster ..... SVP are not the old SVP we all came to know and love in Paignton Devon.
They have been taken over by a different outfit, in Scotland and their Customer Service is now pants.
#7
Do not buy from svp, shocking in every way!
#8
smokieUK;7301839
Cheap for a 2Tb. Anyone know if I could take the disk out of this to put in a WD World Edition (network) drive?

you are better off getting the internal hitachi 2tb @ebuyer - posted yesterday @ £115
#9
philthomas
I agree with fishmaster ..... SVP are not the old SVP we all came to know and love in Paignton Devon.
They have been taken over by a different outfit, in Scotland and their Customer Service is now pants.
Good to know, haven't used them for a while but always preferred them due to their (previously) exceptional after-sales support. Will steer clear from now on.
#10
sharkalos
USB or mains powered?


3.5 ...so PSU
#11
pinkstacey
Do not buy from svp, shocking in every way!


They used to be so good before being bought up by ukdvdr/bigpockets/bigoffers/and the rest of the gang.
#12
I wouldn't want to put that amount of data on one external drive. It is an awful lot to lose if it fails.

Heat added for the price
#13
dontasciime
They used to be so good before being bought up by ukdvdr/bigpockets/bigoffers/and the rest of the gang.


They sure are, all owned by Shaf Rasul of e-net distribution!

And so are brands datawrite, datasafe, tuffdisc, ridisc etc so stay well clear. Does anyone have any of this media that works anymore which is over a couple of years old?
#14
dontasciime
They used to be so good before being bought up by ukdvdr/bigpockets/bigoffers/and the rest of the gang.


Good to know they're related.

I'll never deal with ukdvdr or relate companies again.

Shocking customer care.
#15
Good price, Hitachi have always been one of the cheapest HDD brands on the market. However, there is a simple reason why: They're crap!

Honestly, I work at a computer store and we bought a batch of these simpledrives (1tb version mind) from ebuyer actually (due to the price) and literally about 50% of them failed. We have loads of repairs on laptops/desktops as well and again a overwhelming percentage is Hitachi. Had hundreds of returns on this brand of HD. We got these since they werent actually branded hitachi at the time, just "1TB SimpleDriv"e and nowhere did it mention hitachi until a pallet landed in our warehouse.

I've had numerous Hitachi products over the years and they've been fine but their HDDs are absolutely awful, tried them every so often in case it was a bad batch but the same problems occurred over and over again. So if you rely heavily on external storage I'd strongly recommend not using Hitachi because more than likely it will fail. Though the price is cracking I can't deny that but there is definitely a reason for it.

Actually no idea why they still make HDDs. Not voted just though I'd give people the heads up incase they rely a lot on their data.
#16
Looks like they are still making the deathstars then (Purchased plans to the deathstars off IBM)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitachi_Deskstar
#17
Only 1 year warranty it looks like, For a few £ more you can get 3 Year.
#18
I paid a little more for the WD My Book a few months ago, so not a bad price I suppose - I just preferred the My Book appearance with the WDTV player.
#19
I used to use SVP for all of my blank media but am now running low and was going to place new order with them until I saw this thread.

Looks like another great e-tailer has sold up and been bought by a bunch of cowboys! :(
#20
I haven't bought anything form SVP since the takeover. Seems like a lot of people on the net have complaints. It's a shame, because when Steve and co were running SVP, their service was excellent. I remember the days when Steve would answer the phone himself. Not sure I'd feel confident buying anything electrical from them now.
#21
echobass
I haven't bought anything form SVP since the takeover. Seems like a lot of people on the net have complaints. It's a shame, because when Steve and co were running SVP, their service was excellent. I remember the days when Steve would answer the phone himself. Not sure I'd feel confident buying anything electrical from them now.


:thumbsup:
#22
smokieUK
Cheap for a 2Tb. Anyone know if I could take the disk out of this to put in a WD World Edition (network) drive?


Hi Everyone,
I'm more of a lurker than a poster so bear with me:thumbsup:
found this one a lot cheper at overclockers £115.47 inc vat but not postage.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-227-SE


So how do I add / subtract heat?

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