Hitachi XL 2TB Desktop Hard Drive Hi-Speed USB - £68.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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Excellent reviews, free saver delivery (5 days). Seems to be the cheapest 2tb hard drive I have ever seen.

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Product Description
Solid. Ready whenever you are. With the dependable speed of USB 2.0. When you need pure storage muscle, choose a drive that makes backing up your life a little easier. Because nothing should ever get in the way of your memories, movies, music and entertainment. Backed by Hitachi’s reputation for quality, reliability and a world-renowned R&D heritage for advanced hard disk drives used to store, preserve and manage the world’s most valued data.

Interface: USB 2.0; Form Factor: 3.5-inch External Hard Disk Drive Includes Hitachi Local Backup(TM) software

System Requirements:
Windows®
Available USB 2.0 / 1.1 port
OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
Macintosh®
Available USB 2.0 / 1.1 port
OS: Built for Mac OS X 10.3 or newer
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2 Likes #1
"With the dependable speed of USB 2.0"

I'd rather have the dependable speed of USB 3.0.
1 Like #2
Not for that sort of money! And why USB3, Thunderbolt (or LightPeak if you prefer) will be the I/o interface of choice?

Hot (by the way)

Edited By: steveex on Mar 14, 2011 17:25: Grammer
2 Likes #3
iand123
"With the dependable speed of USB 2.0"

I'd rather have the dependable speed of USB 3.0.

Indeed, but most of us don't have USB 3 on our PC's yet so not really an issue.Hot.
#4
try returning a HDD to ebuyer and you will wish you had placed a side order of a shotgun and a bottle of rum, its that depressing. The most difficult returns procedure of any company ive ever dealt with (as a former system builder), i just cant afford the time, cost or the lengthy and expensive phone calls). I avoid all HDDs from ebuyer now in case of problems. Id rather pay more from another retailer. It is a good deal and this is just my 2p of advice.
#5
spaceinvader
try returning a HDD to ebuyer and you will wish you had placed a side order of a shotgun and a bottle of rum, its that depressing. The most difficult returns procedure of any company ive ever dealt with (as a former system builder), i just cant afford the time, cost or the lengthy and expensive phone calls). I avoid all HDDs from ebuyer now in case of problems. Id rather pay more from another retailer. It is a good deal and this is just my 2p of advice.


I've never had a problem, best returns system i've ever used.
#6
I've used ebuyer for years and not had a problem with returns. Only had a couple of returns though. They are usually quite good with delivery times etc.
#7
Its the same price on Amazon
#8
whats the warranty on it?
#9
spaceinvader
try returning a HDD to ebuyer and you will wish you had placed a side order of a shotgun and a bottle of rum, its that depressing. The most difficult returns procedure of any company ive ever dealt with (as a former system builder), i just cant afford the time, cost or the lengthy and expensive phone calls). I avoid all HDDs from ebuyer now in case of problems. Id rather pay more from another retailer. It is a good deal and this is just my 2p of advice.

I have had the reverse of your misfortune. i have found ebuyer to be nothing but brilliant with an easy returns procedure. Only late last year returned a faulty psu and later a faulty I5 processor and they were returned within 8 days of making a phone call to returns. also sent back a m/board which was found not to be faulty and they never charged me the pick up and redelivery, cant fault them at all.
condracky
spaceinvader
try returning a HDD to ebuyer and you will wish you had placed a side order of a shotgun and a bottle of rum, its that depressing. The most difficult returns procedure of any company ive ever dealt with (as a former system builder), i just cant afford the time, cost or the lengthy and expensive phone calls). I avoid all HDDs from ebuyer now in case of problems. Id rather pay more from another retailer. It is a good deal and this is just my 2p of advice.

I've never had a problem, best returns system i've ever used.
6 Likes #10
A cheaper 2tb external hard drive:

Dixons - WESTERN DIGITAL Elements External Hard Drive - 2TB

Use Promo code WDIGIT5 to get price down to £68.01
#11
to all of you saying how great ebuyer's returns policy is the op is specifically talking about returning a hard disk, which ebuyer's policy is simply "rma it to the manufacturer", which is pretty much the attitude you get from scan too.

as far as any other returns go, ebuyer are great.

as someone who purchased a 1tb hitachi enclosure from lidl (in an emergency!) and has found it to be the most reliable drive i've owned in the last 10 years, i'd say this is a great price - shame its not esata.

see you later, i'm off to the post office with my third wd caviar black RMA this year.....
#12
condracky
spaceinvader
try returning a HDD to ebuyer and you will wish you had placed a side order of a shotgun and a bottle of rum, its that depressing. The most difficult returns procedure of any company ive ever dealt with (as a former system builder), i just cant afford the time, cost or the lengthy and expensive phone calls). I avoid all HDDs from ebuyer now in case of problems. Id rather pay more from another retailer. It is a good deal and this is just my 2p of advice.

I've never had a problem, best returns system i've ever used.
same here,no problem whatsoever
#13
cabbygolf
[same here,no problem whatsoever


Ditto.
#14
Ignore the fool who said he had problems with them, I have also used them for years - returning a few products along the way and never had any problems... can't please everyone. Hot deal, thanks.
#15
eBuyer say 5 days to deliver and take 10. They used to be good, mind.
#16
wadders
Ignore the fool who said he had problems with them, I have also used them for years - returning a few products along the way and never had any problems... can't please everyone. Hot deal, thanks.
YOU haven't had problems, therefore HE hasn't ?
And you call HIM a fool ? oO
#17
Seems to be the cheapest 2tb hard drive I have ever seen.


Certainly pretty good but I got a 2tb from Scan a couple of weeks ago for 54.99 ex vat on their daily deals.

Hot, but could be hotter :)
#18
Another one to say I've never had a problem with returns. Am sure some people probably have but it doesn't mean ebuyer returns is always crap.
1 Like #19
Why is this so hot !? I recently purchased a WD 2TB for £68 delivered from dixons..
...with 3% Quidco on top of that.

post here >http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/western-digital-elements-external-hard-drive-2tb-71-59-dixons/879621/#post10758491

Is this a better drive than the WD ..?
#20
goog make cheapest 2tb external hard drive I can find at the moment so hot for me
#21
I've had problems with returning a dvd recorder to ebuyer as they sent me the wrong model than what was advertised. Took several phone calls/emails and they showed total ignorance to their mistake. Never used them since and would rather pay more for a product elsewhere such as Amazon.

Edited By: djskinee on Mar 15, 2011 00:01
#22
I have been using Ebuyer on and off for nearly 10 years - and I have lost count of the amount of times they have ballsed up! The prices are often excellent - The Customer Service is invariably very poor!

I just ordered a WD firewire hard drive from them and noticed too late that the product description said that it was only supplied with a European plug (which is illegal under 1994 Safety regulations BTW!)

I sent them a so called "eNote" immediately which 36 hours later they have either ignored or simply not got around to answering. However they did send me an automated email this evening to let me know the drive had been despatched already!

Every time I order off this company I seem to say never again - One day I may learn! oO
#23
I've got the 1TB version on this. The external interface keeps coming loose from the actual hard drive so my computer doesn't pick it up. Means i have to keep opening it up and pushing it back in again.

To be honest i've not had much luck with externals. My 1tb iomega came with a dodgy firmware so it stops windows from booting (have to turn the hdd off to let windows boot). Although my newest one (2tb Toshiba) has, touch wood, been good so far!
#24
so all of you singing the praises of ebuyer's returns policy have all returned hard disks to ebuyer?
#25
Their returns system has been flawless for me. Have returned external and internal hard drives before and it's all be fine and easy, never had a problem.
#26
matt3454
My 1tb iomega came with a dodgy firmware so it stops windows from booting (have to turn the hdd off to let windows boot). Although my newest one (2tb Toshiba) has, touch wood, been good so far!


You need to change the boot order in the bios. The reason windows won't boot is because the bios is set to try to boot form a removable device (USB) first. Change that so it boots from hard drive first and you'll have no problems.
#27
sej7278
so all of you singing the praises of ebuyer's returns policy have all returned hard disks to ebuyer?

I had to return 2 hard drives to ebuyer last week (out of dozens bought) and the system was a little more complex than other retailers but went without a hitch.

Filled in the RMA request online, which links the product bought to a referral with the description of the fault. I then had to call to get the RMA authorised and they arranged the courier pick up. Courier didn't arrive (it was booked, they just didn't make it to me), so called next day and courier was booked again, this time they did turn up. Drives were confirmed faulty within 3 days, 1 was out of stock so I paid £3 difference to turn a 500gb into a 1TB, and back to me next again day.

Calls were to an 0871 number, so it cost me maybe 50p - £1, between getting the RMA authorised, rearranging the courier and selecting the alternative drive to the 1 out of stock.

I rate DSG as the worst company I've dealt with, 10 weeks and 10 visits to a store to get a hard drive replaced.

All in all, Ebuyer were pretty good in my opinion, slightly better than eclipse, but not as good **** or comet.

I've bought a lot recently from Scan, but not had to try their returns system yet.

edit: rearrange these words to name a pc component retailer, 'clockers' & 'over', then tell me why it's censored?

edited edit: Oops, see they're banned for self promotion. Fair enough, rules is rules, even though I think they often have good deals.


Edited By: Willie_Hmmm on Mar 15, 2011 13:40
#28
#29
dcx_badass
Willie_Hmmm
edit: rearrange these words to name a pc component retailer, 'clockers' & 'over', then tell me why it's censored?

edited edit: Oops, see they're banned for self promotion. Fair enough, rules is rules, even though I think they often have good deals.



Self promo, not that many would use them anyway, due to the flat out lying to customers, ignoring customers, insulting customers, refusing to RMA faulty parts etc.


Not my experience of them, and again I've had to RMA goods to them, which is why I was saying I rate them for handling returns.

If you have any doubts about the retialer, pay by credit card, which you then immediately pay off so as not to attract interest on your purchase.

You are protected by Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act whenever you make a purchase for goods or services worth between £100 and £300,000 using your credit card. Section 75 states that you and your credit card provider are ‘jointly and severally liable’ for your purchase, meaning that if something should go wrong, your credit card provider must refund you if the retailer won’t.

I've only had to go down this route once, but it was very effective. Once my credit card company got in touch the retailer suddenly remembered their responsibilities and I got the option of a replacement that was being denied to me just days before.
#30
Willie_Hmmm
I had to return 2 hard drives to ebuyer last week (out of dozens bought) and the system was a little more complex than other retailers but went without a hitch.


so you phoned them instead of using returns online?

as when i try to return my hard disk which is under a year old, has a 5 year warranty and was only bought from ebuyer 6 months ago, the online system just says "contact the manufacturer" and won't let me get any further.

i'd really like to exchange it for another brand rather than get the same rubbish replaced, so your post looks encouraging.

as far as claiming off the credit card company - i had to do this with Scan when they refused to rma a drive, they said i had physically broken it, when in fact one of the chips was lying in the anti-static bag when i opened it. scan wouldn't even refund mastercard, but mastercard (or visa?) paid me the money back anyway.

Edited By: sej7278 on Mar 15, 2011 22:44
#31
How does this drive comare to this Hitachi HDD in terms of reliability and performance?
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hitachi-simple-drive-1tb-desktop-hard-drive-44-99-ebuyerexpress-ebay/882425

I've got one of the ones I've linked to and its been great. I'd happily get another one but if the drive is as good then obviously the £/p gb is much better value.

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