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Iomega 1TB desktop hard drive - Back in stock and now only £60.97 after voucher at Tesco! + 3% Quidco! £62.97

£62.97 @ Tesco Direct
Use voucher code XX8ZRK! Posted before I know but now £7 cheaper and back in stock - Rep goes to Rafas reds who originally found the deal - Just want to let people know its now even cheaper! Oh and th…
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Use voucher code XX8ZRK! Posted before I know but now £7 cheaper and back in stock - Rep goes to Rafas reds who originally found the deal - Just want to let people know its now even cheaper! Oh and thanks to 281273 for the voucher code!

XX6ZD8 - £9 off when you spend £60

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#1
Should have also mentioned the potential problems with these drives.
You could lose ALL your data if you have one of these drives
3 Likes #2
Voted Hot!
Just got there before me.
I used XX6ZD8 code for £9 off of £60 spend.
Got it delivered to store for £60.97 :thumbsup:
#3
Another one for the pot........
1 Like #4
Use Seatools to find out your firmware version
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools

and if it is the one with the faults, which is firmware SD15, then it would be best if you update it with this firmware which should stop the problem from occuring.

http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=207951

Installation Instructions are here
http://support.seagate.com/firmware/firmware_update_procedure.html

Good price!
#5
Jumpingphil
Should have also mentioned the potential problems with these drives.
You could lose ALL your data if you have one of these drives


you could lose all your data on any storage device, anyone who only keeps one copy of important data has no-one to blame but themselves for data loss. Is there are particular problem with this drive?
#6
Nice deal
#7
Now don't laugh if this question is a bit naff but I don't understand all this sort of stuff!:roll:
I've had my computer for about 4 years and it's starting to become a bit noisy. My friend suggested getting an "external hard drive" to transfer all my info onto just in case mine bites the dust!

Is this an external hard drive? How do I do it?:roll:
3 Likes #8
kAREN-ANGEL
Now don't laugh if this question is a bit naff but I don't understand all this sort of stuff!:roll:
I've had my computer for about 4 years and it's starting to become a bit noisy. My friend suggested getting an "external hard drive" to transfer all my info onto just in case mine bites the dust!

Is this an external hard drive? How do I do it?:roll:


It would be a good idea to do it, and this device is what you're looking for. Just hook it up, it'll appear as a new drive letter, then start copying everything across.

But, here's a couple of things;

1. If its an off the shelf PC from 4 years ago, it won't have anywhere near a Terabyte of data on there. So this drive is a bit of an overkill. Then again, it is such a bargain price you might as well get it anyway. As a guide, my sister considers herself to be a 'heavy PC user', and I could back up her PC to a single DVD, which is about 4.5 GB (0.0045 TB)

2. A 4 year old computer shouldn't be about to 'bite the dust', but dust is probably what is causing it to be noisy. Take the cover off and get a vacuum cleaner in there, you might find all the noise gets sucked up along with the dust and muck that will have accumulated in there.

As for the deal, I struggled to find an internal drive this cheap, so excuse me while I go buy one immediately!!

Edit: £9 off and free delivery to the nearest store to boot, yay!!
#9
Karen

Yes, this is an external hard drive and connects via a USB plug into the back of your computer to give you an extra disk drive, which will show up as a different drive letter (i.e. C: is your main drive, D: dvd, etc), when you go to the windows explorer or 'My Computer'.

This will let you back files, pictures, and everything else up and can be easily plugged into another computer for transfer if your PC fails or to another person for sharing.

From reviews and comments regarding the problems with this drive, with limited experience to fix a firmware fault if necessary it might be worth going for a different drive! Good luck.
#10
slimy31
It would be a good idea to do it, and this device is what you're looking for. Just hook it up, it'll appear as a new drive letter, then start copying everything across.

But, here's a couple of things;

1. If its an off the shelf PC from 4 years ago, it won't have anywhere near a Terabyte of data on there. So this drive is a bit of an overkill. Then again, it is such a bargain price you might as well get it anyway. As a guide, my sister considers herself to be a 'heavy PC user', and I could back up her PC to a single DVD, which is about 4.5 GB (0.0045 TB)

2. A 4 year old computer shouldn't be about to 'bite the dust', but dust is probably what is causing it to be noisy. Take the cover off and get a vacuum cleaner in there, you might find all the noise gets sucked up along with the dust and muck that will have accumulated in there.

As for the deal, I struggled to find an internal drive this cheap, so excuse me while I go buy one immediately!!


REP left just for your advice and helpful nature to a fellow HUKD'er...aaah I'm feeling in a giving mood today. We need more people like you on here some of the posts I've read recently where it drops to childish "my dad's bigger than your dad" stuff! Nice one :thumbsup:
#11
moosefetish
Voted Hot!
Just got there before me.
I used XX6ZD8 code for £9 off of £60 spend.
Got it delivered to store for £60.97 :thumbsup:


Great deal - kudos for the code :)
#12
Great price. Finally got round to buying one a Tosh from Amazon for £70. D'oh.
#13
I'll never buy iomega again
#14
Thanks so much for your help x x x x
#15
This is a great deal, but just purchased the Toshiba equivalent which is due to be delivered today from Amazon. I personally would recommend not buying this drive due to the Seagate problem. Everybody who has posted on the last two threads got drives with the duff firmware.

I appreciate that any drive can fail but why for the sake of a few quid why increase the likelihood of this happening. Personally I back up all my data onto DVD so restoring wouldn’t be a problem just time consuming. I know you can flash the drive but if I buy a brand new product I want it to work perfectly out of the box.

Correct me if I’m wrong on this but don’t you have to remove the drive from the caddy and connect it directly to a sata port to flash it. If this is true you thereby invalidate your Iomega warranty. Reading the forums it looks like neither Seagate or Iomega give a damn in regards to resolving the problem and the Seagate forum post is about 60 pages long with people who have had problems.

Shame really, its a nice looking box (better than the Toshiba) and comes with two year warranty (Toshiba only one year) on paper being the superior drive. Others will disagree this post which is perfectly fair but when I’m spending my money I look at all the facts and make what I feel to be the best decision.

Quick advice though, turn the drive off when your not using the computer, including turning it off at the socket. The caddies and the mains adaptors are the weak link in these things generally.

I have had Maxtor and Lacie drives all magically fail around the 13 month mark when connected too a server running 24/7. Also have experienced an Iomega power brick to a rev drive fail again magically just after the warranty has expired. In comparison at home I have a number of Lacie drives the oldest being four years all still working perfectly.
#16
akamini
Use Seatools to find out your firmware version
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools

and if it is the one with the faults, which is firmware SD15, then it would be best if you update it with this firmware which should stop the problem from occuring.

http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=207951

Installation Instructions are here
http://support.seagate.com/firmware/firmware_update_procedure.html

Good price!

Except that even more drives have been bricked by people trying to update with their so called 'fix' -

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/530/1050530/seagate-bungles-firmware-update
1 Like #17
good deal even if you do need to update the firmware

p.s Karen be very careful if you use a vacuum on the inside of your computer as it can cause damage to the components
#18
Voted Hot as it's a good price@ 6p per GB.

As for the drive issues, i'll take my chances and flash the firware if need be. It is a curious issue though.
#19
so how many people have had a bad experience with this drive?

Is it really that bad?
#20
jukkie
Except that even more drives have been bricked by people trying to update with their so called 'fix' -

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/530/1050530/seagate-bungles-firmware-update


Bet they downloaded the wrong F/W. I've done 4 without problem.
2 Likes #21
slimy31

Take the cover off and get a vacuum cleaner in there, you might find all the noise gets sucked up along with the dust and muck that will have accumulated in there.


Don't EVER use a vacuum to clean the inside of a PC, it generates static electricity, which could seriously damage your computer.

Here are a couple of guides to cleaning a PC, it's much easier than it looks, you just have to make sure to use the minimal amount of liquid on the cloth so you don't get the components wet. It's definitely worth giving your PC a clean if its old and noisy, in fact I should probably clean mine too!

Beginners guide - http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=60403472

More cleaning info - http://www.computerhope.com/cleaning.htm
#22
moosefetish
Voted Hot!
Just got there before me.
I used XX6ZD8 code for £9 off of £60 spend.
Got it delivered to store for £60.97 :thumbsup:


thank you for this code worked great :thumbsup:
#23
psd99
so how many people have had a bad experience with this drive?

Is it really that bad?


I bought one of these Iomega drives from Staples at Christmas time (well, think it was the same one from the photos). It had a Western Digital drive in it rather than Seagate. No probs with it so far.
#24
I have 2 of these drives, firmware update isn't so hard and there's no warranty sticker on the case.
#25
2 ordered - thanks! Heat added :-)
#26
Izz
Don't EVER use a vacuum to clean the inside of a PC, it generates static electricity, which could seriously damage your computer.

Here are a couple of guides to cleaning a PC, it's much easier than it looks, you just have to make sure to use the minimal amount of liquid on the cloth so you don't get the components wet. It's definitely worth giving your PC a clean if its old and noisy, in fact I should probably clean mine too!

Beginners guide - http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=60403472

More cleaning info - http://www.computerhope.com/cleaning.htm


I know static can detrimental to electrical components but in 20 years of building and using computer I, my friends or in fact anyone I know have never had any problems with static causing damage as long as you take the basic precaution of earthing youself before touching the inside of the PC. I wouldn't recomend using any kind of liquid at all unless its the outside of the case and even then the very bare minimum. I usually clean using a soft brush to clean dust of the components and then use a small battery operated vacuum cleaner to get the dust etc of the bottom of the PC.
#27
I have just lost my PC, its still under warranty but without it I'm lost. I took it to PC World and they charged me £59.99 to recover my data onto DVD's. Having used the code I have just purchased this for £62.97............................ It seems like a no brain-er to me:thumbsup:
banned#28
Great deal. :thumbsup:

Maybe include a link to http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/311204/iomega-1tb-desktop-hard-drive-avail/reputation.php?p=3955370 so that any rep for this deal goes to the person who found this deal?
#29
I'm considering buying either this hard drive or this one;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-External-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B001BG4QS4/

same size different manufacturer but any major differences ?

Thanks
#30
I got one of these a few weeks back and its great, no need to reflash as mine wasnt effected.

Great looking unit, brushed steel look, stands up well, on/off switch which is very handy and a cracking price.
#31
I already have 3 external drives... and I need more, 'tis getting silly ;o)

May go for this. Thanks OP!
#32
Anyone care to summarise if people are still having problems after updating to the latest firmware?

Are all these latest drives still the ones with the 'problem'?

No sure weather to :

- update firmware and start using it
- return it and buy another with a better track history
- buy a second iomega and mirror it (almost as cheap as option 2!)
#33
bought it- cheers !
#34
bought one cheers
unsure as to what everyone is talking about flashing it....how would i go about this?

Many Thanks

Mike
#35
Mirroring? Mmm good idea. How would I go about mirroring these, is it easy to do? ;o)
#36
I have had one of these for about two weeks so far and haven't had any problems yet fingers crossed. if you are purchasing for use with a PS3 you will need to download iomega fat32 formatting software and format the drive first.
#37
ought
Mirroring? Mmm good idea. How would I go about mirroring these, is it easy to do? ;o)
I use mirroring software on a pair of Maxtor drives. One is the 'work' drive that I use day to day and the other is the mirror that gets sync'ed automatically at 1am using file synchronisation software. After losing a 500Mb Western Digital MyBook drive back in July of last year, I've learnt not to trust my data to a single external drive.

I did look into buying a RAID system and even a Drobo but both seemed to have their limitations and were far from infallible. In the end, I came to the conclusion that the best solution was simply to have data mirrored across completely independant drives...
banned#38
Does this drive work with a ps3 tempting to get one!
#39
Does anyone know if this HD turns on and off with the PC it is attached too? My current external HD by Buffalo turns itself on when I switch the PC on and it turns off when I switch the PC off.
#40
got one, great price for this

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