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Iomega 1.5TB Prestige Home storage £84.99 @ Currys

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Impressive 1.5TB external hard-drive from Iomega. Finished in aluminium, this hard drive is compatible with both PCs and Macs and connects simply through a USB connector.

* Save 240 hours of DVD video
* Plug & play via USB
* Optimised for PC
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#1
Just got one of these at PC World in Coventry so it appears to be across the DSG group.

Bargain:thumbsup:
#2
I got one of these earlier today. I have to say i'm loving it but the only downside is the large flashing white light on the side of it (people who suffer from epilepsy do not buy this) it's very distracting! and the usb cable is about very short.

EDIT:

I'm taking mine back today. After trying to transfer items back off this 'thing' half way through, it lost it's connection to my pc and a message came up "windows no longer recognises you usb device, please switch off and try again". As you can imagine, I bought this item to store my most precious of files and freaked out at this message! Anyway, I have been up all night (yes really all night) trying to rescue my stuff, it would transfer 10-15gb and loose its connection again and again (i'd transferred 700gb onto it so it lost it's connection about 50 times).

Sat there with your fingers crossed on Day One hoping you can retrieve your data is not what I had in mind. This was my first Iomega purchase and my last. I will definately invest more money and buy and more reliable brand. Caveat emptor!
#3
Bought one of these in PC world too, mine's been fantastic, a great deal!!:thumbsup:
#4
impressed with mine so far, got the 500gb for £40, transfers rates of over 30MB/s off of my laptop
#5
What brand is the HDD inside?
#6
esclad
I got one of these earlier today. I have to say i'm loving it but the only downside is the large flashing white light on the side of it (people who suffer from epilepsy do not buy this) it's very distracting! and the usb cable is about very short.

EDIT:

I'm taking mine back today. After trying to transfer items back off this 'thing' half way through, it lost it's connection to my pc and a message came up "windows no longer recognises you usb device, please switch off and try again". As you can imagine, I bought this item to store my most precious of files and freaked out at this message! Anyway, I have been up all night (yes really all night) trying to rescue my stuff, it would transfer 10-15gb and loose its connection again and again (i'd transferred 700gb onto it so it lost it's connection about 50 times).

Sat there with your fingers crossed on Day One hoping you can retrieve your data is not what I had in mind. This was my first Iomega purchase and my last. I will definately invest more money and buy and more reliable brand. Caveat emptor!



More likely a fault with your computer :whistling:
#7
Got mine boxing day from pc world! well worth the moneys. although the usb cable could be longer!
#8
Is it mains or USB powered?
#9
daver77
Is it mains or USB powered?


it'll be mains power as USB port isnt powerful enough to power a 3.5" HDD
#10
Didnt see any in either of the chippenham stores today, but then i wasnt really looking for it - i expect it wouldve caught my eye though.
#11
esclad;7355111
I got one of these earlier today. I have to say i'm loving it but the only downside is the large flashing white light on the side of it (people who suffer from epilepsy do not buy this) it's very distracting! and the usb cable is about very short.

EDIT:

I'm taking mine back today. After trying to transfer items back off this 'thing' half way through, it lost it's connection to my pc and a message came up "windows no longer recognises you usb device, please switch off and try again". As you can imagine, I bought this item to store my most precious of files and freaked out at this message! Anyway, I have been up all night (yes really all night) trying to rescue my stuff, it would transfer 10-15gb and loose its connection again and again (i'd transferred 700gb onto it so it lost it's connection about 50 times).

Sat there with your fingers crossed on Day One hoping you can retrieve your data is not what I had in mind. This was my first Iomega purchase and my last. I will definately invest more money and buy and more reliable brand. Caveat emptor!


not good, though i would always have at least 3 copies of data spread across 3 drives
In fact i have 6 copies of my data hence why i have 8 tb's of storage - this includes on disk offsite
if you cant recover your data, it is possible for a specialised data recovery company to recover (there are 4 labs in this country) but they will charge a fortune....approx £700-2500 for a 500gb drive which includes a new replacment drive (or a no charge if they cant recover it)...but most of time they can as at worst the head needs replacing
#12
Sweet deal, got one
#13
esclad
.....it would transfer 10-15gb and loose its connection again and again (i'd transferred 700gb onto it so it lost it's connection about 50 times).!


Just out of interested, you havent got it formatted as FAT file format have you?

This causes problems with large files. (someone will most likely explain further lol)

I formatted my external to NTFS to stop this from happening.

EDIT:
sorry didnt read that properly, your transferring back from the drive.
#14
jacksonliam
Didnt see any in either of the chippenham stores today, but then i wasnt really looking for it - i expect it wouldve caught my eye though.


Some in Trowbridge if you want one.
#15
My second Iomega (500gb version of this) has just failed for the second time, first time replaced under warranty, this time just out of warranty. Won't buy another Iomega again, lost faith! Cheap drives, but cheap for a reason I guess and it's only used every couple of months so it's not under undue strain. First one the drive failed and made a clicking noise, second one (today) just stopped being able to see the hard drive.

Oh and I work in IT, have tested on 2 different laptops wth 2 different operating systems and even checked to see if the ps3 can see it with no joy. Even tried another usb cable.
#16
i wander this has gone hot seems like average price for 1.5tb only postive side i see is it being instore deal.
#17
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/547499/samsung-story-station-1-5tb-usb-2-0

I have this as an alternative and it hasn't let me down so far, although it's gone up in price it has served me well so far and decent reviews to boot.
#18
Computerman
i wander this has gone hot seems like average price for 1.5tb only postive side i see is it being instore deal.


Agree. If it was £75 or even £80 yes but £85 isn't anything special.
#19
antsgame
What brand is the HDD inside?


it's a SAMSUNG HD 154 UI :whistling:
#20
I picked up 1TB version for £64.99 on Monday in Currys and pleased with it. I had actually reserved the 500MB version but thought £30 more was worth it. For my storage needs, 1.5TB is a bit of overkill.

I originally had a DIY solution with an external HD case and stuck in a 250MB drive but after a few hours of inactivity, the drive starts making a funny noise.
#21
Confused a bit..between this one and Samsung story station1.5tb .WHICH ONE I SHOULD GO FOR? Some expert advice please. I was initially looking for 2tb hard drives but they are expensive.
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#22
kishorejames
Confused a bit..between this one and Samsung story station1.5tb .WHICH ONE I SHOULD GO FOR? Some expert advice please. I was initially looking for 2tb hard drives but they are expensive.
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As I posted on the other thread

Been thinking about this for the past few days as I could not decide between this or the Samsung Story.

Anyway, went for this as I did not need to buy off of the web. I plugged it in and ran Everest that reported it was

ATA Device Properties:
Model ID SAMSUNG HD154UI
Serial Number
Revision 1AG01118
World Wide Name 5-0024E9-0028A99E1
Device Type SATA-II @ Sunplus
Parameters 2907021 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors per track, 554 bytes per sector
LBA Sectors 2930277168
Buffer 32767 KB (Dual Ported, Read Ahead)
Multiple Sectors 16
ECC Bytes 4
Unformatted Capacity 1548170 MB
ATA Standard ATA/ATAPI-7

Basically it is the Samung Story in another box, 1.5tb, 5400rpm, 32MB cache
#23
Basically it is the Samung Story in another box, 1.5tb, 5400rpm, 32MB cache


Thanks for that, much appreciated.
I think I'll go for the original samsung one as I'm so fancy with its on/off switch and I would prefer the make and the harddrive in it from the same manufacturer.Also it is around the same price;-)
#24
Do NOT buy an Iomega drive, they are dreadful and prone to giving up the ghost, taking your data with it.
#25
Mish_Mash;7446423
Do NOT buy an Iomega drive, they are dreadful and prone to giving up the ghost, taking your data with it.

You do realise that iOmega dont make drives? and they change manufacturers they use, so your statement cannot really be true.
I'll help out though.... all hard drives are prone to to giving up.
This is why you backup data and return under warranty.
#26
Mish_Mash
Do NOT buy an Iomega drive, they are dreadful and prone to giving up the ghost, taking your data with it.


disable auto hard drive turn off after inactivity as this is known to cause hard drives problem if drive is spinning down and back up again regular

windows 7 default setting has killed quite a few this way

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