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Iomega 1TB Prestige Desktop Hard Drive £64.99 @ PC World & Currys

£64.99 @ PC World
EDIT: This has now increased by £5 to £64.99 :( - think it's still a good price though. But now it lets you collect it in store in case you dont want to wait for delivery. Also it might be worth ch… Read More
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7y, 3m agoFound 7 years, 3 months ago
EDIT: This has now increased by £5 to £64.99 :( - think it's still a good price though. But now it lets you collect it in store in case you dont want to wait for delivery.

Also it might be worth checking in store as some people are still reporting it being £59.99 in some stores - good luck! :)

I've been looking for this hard drive at a good price for a few weeks now and think I've found it. As this is £10 cheaper than it was being sold at Tesco and £5 cheaper than the lowest price I've seen on here.

It's a web exclusive and does not allow you to 'Collect in Store' at either Currys or PC World but it does give you free delivery! :) Also dont forget to use your cashback website (eg. Quidco and Topcashback) to get an extra 3% cashback which would technically make this £58.19 taking the cashback into account.

If you have seen this cheaper please do say as I've ordered one of these for me as its the cheapest I've seen.

The 1TB Iomega Prestige desktop hard drive provides a simple and affordable solution for all your storage needs. It is also powered by an Energy Star qualified adapter for a better environment.

* Save 40 hours of DVD video
* Plug & play via USB
* Optimised for PC

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#1
Would this be USB powered?
#2
No it is mains powered.
#3
"Desktop Hard Drive" means it needs a mains adaptor and the USB connection is used purely for data transfer. A USB powered drive would be called a "Portable Hard Drive" and you are unlikely to get a USB powered 1TB drive for this price....unfortunately.
1 Like #4
craigronne
Would this be USB powered?


If you want a USB powered one, I would recommend this one.

Not sure if it's the cheapest model around but I've had it for about 6 months with no problems and am very happy with it. So much so that its this experience which has lead me to choose Iomega for my external hard drive too :thumbsup:
#5
I had 2 Iomegas die on me. Both 500 gig externals.

Maybe that was just bad luck, but I'm a little wary of them now especially at tis size. Losing a terrabyte in one go could prove soul destroying!

It's a good price so gets a hot vote quite deservedly. Just a wee word of warnng - or maybe caution would be a better phrase.
#6
ThunderBolt
I had 2 Iomegas die on me. Both 500 gig externals.

Maybe that was just bad luck, but I'm a little wary of them now especially at tis size. Losing a terrabyte in one go could prove soul destroying!

It's a good price so gets a hot vote quite deservedly. Just a wee word of warnng - or maybe caution would be a better phrase.


Although Iomega make the units, the reality is that they take a standard hard drive (usually Seagate or Samsung) and put it inside a case.

As Iomega use various different hard drive manufactures, you have no greater chance of failure with an Iomega unit than you would have buying the hard drives directly.

However, as with everything, some hard drives fail. If you intend buying a couple of units, I suggest going with two different manufacturers - as this greatly reduces the chances that you'll be the victim of a faulty batch.

HTH
#7
cb-uk
Although Iomega make the units, the reality is that they take a standard hard drive (usually Seagate or Samsung) and put it inside a case.

As Iomega use various different hard drive manufactures, you have no greater chance of failure with an Iomega unit than you would have buying the hard drives directly.

However, as with everything, some hard drives fail. If you intend buying a couple of units, I suggest going with two different manufacturers - as this greatly reduces the chances that you'll be the victim of a faulty batch.

HTH


Sometimes its not the hard drives that fail but the caddy they are in along with the connections to the hard drive can be off poor quality and that can make you think that the HDD has failed, if possible you should try the hard drive in another caddy before returning the drive and loosing your data.
#8
Jutt be careful folks if these are old stock they may have the dodgy WD ? drives in them that need a firmware update
#9
hot for me - bought one from Tesco in the summer (samsung drive) not sure how you could check with windows, but OS/x disk utility is useful here.

Paid £69.99 back then, and its been going strong ever since, as i wanted a second back up to my 5yr old WD mybook 250gb, plus its a much more attractive HD than many other plastic boxes - stays cool too!
#10
Iomega Select 1Tb for a good bit less at Comet @ £54:
http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/product/532509/IOMEGA-1TB-SELECT-3.5in-HARD-DRIVE

10% discount code shown on the page, and of course Quidco too for collect from store orders made online. so you can get it today, or delivered free if you want that!
#11
nihcaj
Iomega Select 1Tb for a good bit less at Comet @ £54:
http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/product/532509/IOMEGA-1TB-SELECT-3.5in-HARD-DRIVE

10% discount code shown on the page, and of course Quidco too for collect from store orders made online. so you can get it today, or delivered free if you want that!

I did consider that but got put off it after reading what others had to say on this thread. Seems that the 'Select' models are the more basic range so thought I'd go for the 'Prestige' model instead.


ThunderBolt
I had 2 Iomegas die on me. Both 500 gig externals.

Maybe that was just bad luck, but I'm a little wary of them now especially at tis size. Losing a terrabyte in one go could prove soul destroying!

It's a good price so gets a hot vote quite deservedly. Just a wee word of warnng - or maybe caution would be a better phrase.

Arghh... it would be soul destroying to loose a TB! :cry: Think for the time being I will use this to back up my 320GB and then maybe get another drive later on. Never had a drive this large before so might not even need this much but thought I may as well get a larger hard drive as it's better value for money... well that was my excuse! :whistling:


deanos
Jutt be careful folks if these are old stock they may have the dodgy WD ? drives in them that need a firmware update

Does this mean that the firmware update fixes the problem with it?


Simondu2009
hot for me - bought one from Tesco in the summer (samsung drive) not sure how you could check with windows, but OS/x disk utility is useful here.

Might be a silly question but how do you know what make of drive is in it?
1 Like #12
Gambit83;7340010
Might be a silly question but how do you know what make of drive is in it?


Taker a screwdriver to it or use something like Everest to see the details... no way otherwise when in the shop, so it is always going to be a gamble.

Everything should be backed up... ie at least 2 copies of everything, so I would try not to lose too much sleep over it, all brands have the potential for faults, that's why you need the multiple copies otherwise you will justifiably worry! At least now HD storage is so cheap, it is not such a big deal :-).
Any really VITAL data like important pictures and passwords and anything you cannot live without (in other words not just 750Gb of 1980s pop mp3 files!) might be a good idea to make a copy of on DVD and leave it in another building etg. a friend's house or at work. Also online storaage is useful for this
.
If the caddy goes bust, the drive will be OK, (odds-on). so just stick it inside your PC
#13
nihcaj
Taker a screwdriver to it or use something like Everest to see the details... no way otherwise when in the shop, so it is always going to be a gamble.

Everything should be backed up... ie at least 2 copies of everything, so I would try not to lose too much sleep over it, all brands have the potential for faults, that's why you need the multiple copies otherwise you will justifiably worry! At least now HD storage is so cheap, it is not such a big deal :-).
Any really VITAL data like important pictures and passwords and anything you cannot live without (in other words not just 750Gb of 1980s pop mp3 files!) might be a good idea to make a copy of on DVD and leave it in another building etg. a friend's house or at work. Also online storaage is useful for this
.
If the caddy goes bust, the drive will be OK, (odds-on). so just stick it inside your PC


Thanks for that, that confirms what I thought. If you look hard enough, you'll always find people who have had experience of their hard drives failing. Yeah, I will be keeping my most important files (which are usually photos as I'm a bit of a photographer) on my 320GB portable hard drive as well as on this 1TB drive and then use the other space for stuff I already have backed up on DVD. Yeah and as you've suggested I've started trying to back up things on DVDs and plan to keep them in my office for safety sakes.

Lots of good advice there though nihcaj - rep added! :thumbsup:
1 Like #14
Gambit83
Does this mean that the firmware update fixes the problem with it?


Yes the firmware fixes the bug, the bug freezes the drive and you loose all data
#15
deanos
Jutt be careful folks if these are old stock they may have the dodgy WD ? drives in them that need a firmware update


Seagate, not WD. You would be very, very unlikely now to come across one of the older Seagate drives that needed the firmware patch. I bought my Prestige drive several months ago and they had already replaced the dodgy Seagate drives with either newer Seagate revisions that did not need the patch or Hitachi drives.

These Prestige drives are usually amongst the cheapest 1Tb drives and get turned over a lot. I cannot imagine any PC World with old stock now.
#16
spraint
Seagate, not WD. You would be very, very unlikely now to come across one of the older Seagate drives that needed the firmware patch. I bought my Prestige drive several months ago and they had already replaced the dodgy Seagate drives with either newer Seagate revisions that did not need the patch or Hitachi drives.

These Prestige drives are usually amongst the cheapest 1Tb drives and get turned over a lot. I cannot imagine any PC World with old stock now.


Cool... fingers crossed I get one of the newer drives! :thumbsup:
#17
Would you guys prefer to buy from PCWorld or Currys on this one in terms of Customer Services?
#18
bittergeek;7350326
Would you guys prefer to buy from PCWorld or Currys on this one in terms of Customer Services?


Same company, same poor reputation so whoever has the shortest queues if no-one else has it handier! ;-)
#19
nihcaj
Same company, same poor reputation so whoever has the shortest queues if no-one else has it handier! ;-)


Or in this case whichever store is closer in case you need to return it since you'll have to buy this online for this web exclusive price :thumbsup:
#20
Gambit83;7352688
Or in this case whichever store is closer in case you need to return it since you'll have to buy this online for this web exclusive price :thumbsup:


Yeah, true. I was still thinking of the Comet one at the back of my mind anyway!
#21
Gambit83
Or in this case whichever store is closer in case you need to return it since you'll have to buy this online for this web exclusive price :thumbsup:


Saw it at this price instore (Gloucester Curry's) today... so i guess it must be in other stores to.
banned#22
anyone know if this is a sata drive and if the casing is easy to remove?
1 Like #23
Yes it is sata, to remove just unscrew the 2 screws and it slides out , then just take out the plastic holder, dead easy to do
banned#24
excellent, thank you, repped
#25
THIS IS INSTORE TOO - well they had them for this price in sheffield
#26
Is it me or has the price gone up by £5 now? Must be quicker in future.
#27
Gone up on website, as you say . . .

VAT inc at end of week
#28
Sam the Man
Gone up on website, as you say . . .

VAT inc at end of week


Bought the 1.5TB instore last night, price in store for 1TB was still £59.99.
#29
moneyforme
Bought the 1.5TB instore last night, price in store for 1TB was still £59.99.


Really? Hmm... that's strange as I checked my local store and couldnt even find the 1TB version but did find the 500GB version which was £69.99 so figured the 1TB wouldnt be under that.

Well done! :thumbsup:
#30
Gambit83
Really? Hmm... that's strange as I checked my local store and couldnt even find the 1TB version but did find the 500GB version which was £69.99 so figured the 1TB wouldnt be under that.

Well done! :thumbsup:


I paid £84.99 for the 1.5TB, they had no 500GB on the shelf and there was no price anywhere for the 500GB, but there were a number of 1TB drives on the shelf, labelled previously £69.99 save £10 now £59.99.

On the same shelf was the basic black Seagate 500GB with a 2yr warranty at £59.99, or an Iomega 1TB drive with a 3yr warranty for £59.99.

Just out of interest, the 1.5TB Iomega has the SAMSUNG HD154UI hard drive inside it , the same hard drive as the Samsung Story.
#31
Good price if you are happy using USB 2.0 but expect to get real world transfer rates of only around 25mb/s i.e. it will take about 40 seconds to read or write 1Gb – or about 11 hours to read / write the entire 1Tb. If you move to an e-SATA interface, you can reasonably expect a transfer rate of around 100mb/s, cutting these times by 75%. The Iomega Professional version of this drive, which includes e-SATA can be had for around £90. Personally, I think the extra £25 is worth it.

Voted hot because of price but bear in mind the transfer rates.
#32
Price is showing is 74.99?
#33
same here for me.. price showing as £74.99.. has this deal expired?
#35
This was £59.99 recently in my local Currys. At £74.99 your better off getting the 1.5Tb for £84.99, its the one I bought, so far it has proved to be a great value drive.
#36
I've had 1 of these for the last 6 months or so, very good and a fast drive.

Don't forget to turn it off the correct way, sometimes mine disappeared for like 3 days before it sprung back into life and was visible under windows again.

In the end, I've taken the drive out and used it in the pc, it's a SATA2 drive and runs pretty quick.
#37
Where can this elusive firmware update be downloaded from/at?

Link anyone?
#38
So what is the problem the firmware fixes?
#39
when i "safely remove USB device" I hear a loud click from the drive. anyone else get this?
#40
zaheer2003
when i "safely remove USB device" I hear a loud click from the drive. anyone else get this?


Think that is just the drive running down / parking itself.

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