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IOMEGA select 500GB 3.5" external hard drive from Comet for **£35.99** using code + Quidco

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Use code 10HD for 10% off. With a huge 500GB storage this external hard drive is ideal for storing music, pictures and films alike. It also contains backup software so you'll never have to lose any… Read More
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7y, 3m agoFound 7 years, 3 months ago
Use code 10HD for 10% off.

With a huge 500GB storage this external hard drive is ideal for storing music, pictures and films alike. It also contains backup software so you'll never have to lose anything on your PC again and also has a USB connection for fast transferral of data.

Brand IOMEGA SELECT
Storage capacity 500 GB
Weight 0.001kg
USB connection Yes
Colour Black
Firewire No
Drive size tbc
Mac compatible No
Automatic backup No
Portable No

Edit: If this is out of stock then try getting the "SEAGATE 500GB 3.5INCH USB HDD BLACK" from comet for £41.39 (with code 10HD). The same stuff is selling for £49.97 at PC World / Dixons /Currys / Tesco etc.

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banned#1
i like alot!
#2
HOT HOT HOT!!! Best deal on any External I have seen in a long time, paid 29.99 for 250gb maxtor last month!!
#3
Review from Comet site

"Perfect budget ext hard drive
10 January 2010
review by: Darkwolf from Surrey UK


Pros:
budget cost, quiet, cable supplied, 3yr warranty Cons:
none
"With the 10% off the sale price, the drive only cost £33.29 which isnt bad for 500GB, high spec drive Seagate ST3500412AS Sata II, very quiet, cool when running, 3 years warranty as STD and comes with small power adapter & USB lead.
works well with XP & Windows 7, perfect lil drive to use as a back up facility as I only got no more than 250GB to back up."
#4
"Weight 0.001kg"

Wow that is impressive! lol

I've had 2 Iomega's fail on me but they were a different type to this so possibly different internals. Most sensible people keep more than 1 backup if things are important anyway. Shame I'm not sensible and it failed while trying to recover the data after the laptop had died - oops.

Good deal though!
#5
Posted already
#6
Good deal voted hot, just a shame it's from Vomit :-)
#7
absolute rubbish drive, bought from Comet and developed the "click of death" within 4 days! took back for a full refund! gonna pay a bit more for a decent drive, one that's more reliable than these!!!
#8
Cracking Deal Thanks
#9
pemboid
absolute rubbish drive, bought from Comet and developed the "click of death" within 4 days! took back for a full refund! gonna pay a bit more for a decent drive, one that's more reliable than these!!!


Prob contains the same type of hard drive as 40% of the others in the same capacity bracket :thinking:
#10
mat297
HOT HOT HOT!!! Best deal on any External I have seen in a long time, paid 29.99 for 250gb maxtor last month!!


these have been on here for weeks price up and down depending on the 5 or 10 % codes at the time
#11
I've had one of these since Sept last year and its a great drive with a nice blue LED ;-)
#12
Great deal.

Even more annoying my local Comet just happens to have them in stock!!!

I hate this website!!! How am I suppose to save money! :-)
#13
mat297
HOT HOT HOT!!! Best deal on any External I have seen in a long time, paid 29.99 for 250gb maxtor last month!!


http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/564144/price-drop-now-33-29-iomega-3-5-mai?p=7310085#post7310085
#14
helped someone at work order one of these, store didnt have them and they went to delivery option and they got one delivered for free. this was last week.
#15
Just ordered one, damn I never save money cos I buy way to many things off here, I'm giving up HUKD for lent this year ;-( I think.
#16
Great deal for a new drive with warranty.
#17
Thanks! I reserved online at 19:35 and got to the store at 19:55 to pick mine up. Top deal!
#18
Does anyone know what drive is inside? I'm considering buying this to upgrade my PC, then I could put my smaller drive from the pc into my caddy.
#19
pemboid
absolute rubbish drive, bought from Comet and developed the "click of death" within 4 days! took back for a full refund! gonna pay a bit more for a decent drive, one that's more reliable than these!!!


Any manufacturing process is going to have a few defective units. A sample size of 1 is statistically irrelavant.

Besides breaking early in its life is actually more likely than later so the fact that is broke within the first 4 days says more for the drive than if it broke after a few months.
1 Like #20
I have one of these EXT Drives.
only had it a week. got it for £33.29
If it doesnt fail then its a real bargain.
Not fussed about the warranty as if it did ever fail, my DATA would be lost & therefore GONE.
Fair enuff getting it replaced is fine, but i would rather have the DATA back.
Best advice is use several of these type of Drives & do multiple backups.

1st its good value for the cost.
2nd why is the blue LED on the Back of it where the two cables exit ??? Surely they could have put that on the other end ??? Mite do a CASE mod to it yet....
3rd Its very Quiet & slim Plastic Casing seems ok. its got sum quality Rubber Feet underneath.
4th The Mains adaptor is just like a Mobile Phone Charger very compact.
5th Iam otherwise happy with it so far. Probs would buy another.

Full Spec Below.

Hard Disk Model ID,ST3500412AS
Firmware Revision,CC32
Hard Disk Serial Number,6VV03Q5A
Total Size,476937 MB


ATA Information
Hard Disk Cylinders,969021
Hard Disk Heads,16
Hard Disk Sectors,63
Total Sectors,976773168
ATA Revision,ATA8-ACS version 4
Transport Version,SATA Rev 2.6
Bytes Per Sector,512
Buffer Size,16384 KB
Multiple Sectors,16
Error Correction Bytes,4
Unformatted Capacity,476940 MB
Maximum PIO Mode,4
Maximum Multiword DMA Mode,2
Maximum UDMA Mode,300 MB/s (6)
Active UDMA Mode,300 MB/s (6)
Minimum multiword DMA Transfer Time,120 ns
Recommended Multiword DMA Transfer Time,120 ns
Minimum PIO Transfer Time Without IORDY,120 ns
Minimum PIO Transfer Time With IORDY,120 ns
ATA Control Byte,Valid
ATA Checksum Value,Valid

Acoustic Management Configuration,Adjust
Acoustic Management,Supported
Acoustic Management,Enabled
Current Acoustic Level,Default (00h)
Recommended Acoustic Level,Max performance and volume (FEh)

ATA Features
Read Ahead Buffer,"Supported, Enabled"
DMA,Supported
Ultra DMA,Supported
S.M.A.R.T.,Supported
Power Management,Supported
Write Cache,Supported
Host Protected Area,Supported
Advanced Power Management,Supported
Power Up In Standby,Supported
48-bit LBA Addressing,Supported
Device Configuration Overlay,Supported
IORDY Support,Supported
Read/Write DMA Queue,Not supported
NOP Command,Not supported
Trusted Computing,Not supported
64-bit World Wide ID,005000C55418879D
Streaming,Not supported
Media Card Pass Through,Not supported
General Purpose Logging,Supported
Error Logging,Supported
CFA Feature Set,Not supported
CFast Device,Not supported
Long Physical Sectors (1),Not supported
Long Logical Sectors,Not supported
Write-Read-Verify,"Supported, Disabled"
NV Cache Feature,Not supported
NV Cache Power Mode,Not supported
NV Cache Size,Not supported
Free-fall Control,Not supported
Free-fall Control Sensitivity,Not supported
Nominal Media Rotation Rate,5900 RPM

SSD Features
Data Set Management,Not supported
TRIM Command,Not supported
Deterministic Read After TRIM,Not supported

S.M.A.R.T. Details
Off-line Data Collection Status,Never Started
Self Test Execution Status,Successfully Completed
Total Time To Complete Off-line Data Collection,623 seconds
Execute Off-line Immediate,Supported
Abort/restart Off-line By Host,Not supported
Off-line Read Scanning,Not supported
Short Self-test,"Supported, Click To Start"
Extended Self-test,"Supported, Click To Start"
Conveyance Self-test,"Supported, Click To Start"
Selective Self-Test,Supported
Save Data Before/After Power Saving Mode,Supported
Enable/Disable Attribute Autosave,Supported
Error Logging Capability,Supported
Short Self-test Estimated Time,1 minutes
Extended Self-test Estimated Time,107 minutes
Conveyance self-test estimated time,2 minutes
Last Short Self-test Result,Never Started
Last Short Self-test Date,Never Started
Last Extended Self-test Result,Never Started
Last Extended Self-test Date,Never Started
Last Conveyance Self-test Result,Never Started
Last Conveyance Self-test Date,Never Started

Security Mode
Security Mode,Supported
Security Erase,Supported
Security Erase Time,46 minutes
Security Enhanced Erase Feature,Supported
Security Enhanced Erase Time,46 minutes
Security Enabled,No
Security Locked,No
Security Frozen,No
Security Counter Expired,No
Security Level,High

Serial ATA Features
S-ATA Compliance,Yes
S-ATA I Signaling Speed (1.5 Gps),Supported
S-ATA II Signaling Speed (3 Gps),Supported
S-ATA Gen3 Signaling Speed (6 Gps),Not supported
Receipt Of Power Management Requests From Host,Not supported
PHY Event Counters,Supported
Non-Zero Buffer Offsets In DMA Setup FIS,Not supported
DMA Setup Auto-Activate Optimization,Not supported
Device Initiating Interface Power Management,"Supported, Disabled"
In-Order Data Delivery,Not supported
Asynchronous Notification,Not supported
Software Settings Preservation,"Supported, Enabled"
Native Command Queuing (NCQ),Supported
Queue Length,32

Disk Information
Disk Family,Information not yet available
Form Factor,Information not yet available
Capacity,Information not yet available
Number Of Disks,Information not yet available
Number Of Heads,Information not yet available
Rotational Speed,Information not yet available
Rotation Time,Information not yet available
Average Rotational Latency,Information not yet available
Disk Interface,Information not yet available
Buffer-Host Max. Rate,Information not yet available
Buffer Size,Information not yet available
Drive Ready Time (typical),Information not yet available
Average Seek Time,Information not yet available
Track To Track Seek Time,Information not yet available
Full Stroke Seek Time,Information not yet available
Width,Information not yet available
Depth,Information not yet available
Height,Information not yet available
Weight,Information not yet available
Acoustic (Idle),Information not yet available
Acoustic (Min performance and volume),Information not yet available
Acoustic (Max performance and volume),Information not yet available
Required power for spinup,Information not yet available
Power required (seek),Information not yet available
Power required (idle),Information not yet available
Power required (standby),Information not yet available
Manufacturer,Seagate Technology
Manufacturer Website,http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products
#21
flopstocks
Does anyone know what drive is inside? I'm considering buying this to upgrade my PC, then I could put my smaller drive from the pc into my caddy.


Seagate Barracuda LP's in the two I bought (Product code = ST3500412AS). They're quite thin (I guess the LP stands for "low profile?), but not particularly fast.

Make sure that the drive that you're repacing is also SATA (narrow cable) and not PATA (old fashioned ribbon cable) if you're intending to swap them around.
#22
Shame the RPM is down but its 16mb cache, i'm using a Maxtor 250GB sata 7200RPM 8MB cache but running out of room. Would I notice much difference in performance?
#23
so what's the warranty on this drive? :thinking:
#24
Great price if you want a small drive but £ per Gig you would be better off looking for one of the 1.5TB or 2TB deals.
#25
Got one of these a few weeks back from Comet for about £1 more.

I think it's a bargain for the price, the only issue I had was there is no on/off switch so I openned it up and swapped the disk with another smaller external I had. But 500 gb for this price is a bargain.

Warranty is only 1 year.

And a word of warning which is a pain in the **** when using windows 7 64 bit with an nvidia graphics card and 4 gb (that exact setup) all external drives drop out after a while making copying lots of data a challenge.
#26
Bought it when The Saint posted it. No problems so far.
#27
The Gadgetman
I have one of these EXT Drives.
only had it a week. got it for £33.29
If it doesnt fail then its a real bargain.
Not fussed about the warranty as if it did ever fail, my DATA would be lost & therefore GONE.
Fair enuff getting it replaced is fine, but i would rather have the DATA back.
Best advice is use several of these type of Drives & do multiple backups.

etc etc etc

]


Thanks for that GadgetMan. R+

Gonna slap this into my new satellite receiver when I pick it up this morning. :thumbsup:
#28
[QUOTE=jamesdew]Any manufacturing process is going to have a few defective units. A sample size of 1 is statistically irrelavant.


fair comment, although after a little research Iomega drives don't have a very good track record and this was my personal experience to add to the overall statistics... proceed at your own risk!
#29
Picked one of these up two weeks ago as at a great price! (even if I had to drive 20miles to Bridgend!!)
Followed advice on how to set it to be FAT32 from Vista (pile of poop!). Tried twice from the command prompt (taking nearly 18hrs in total!) only to be faced with an error (volume is too big for fat32).

So looked further into it and found: Acronis True Image. Downloaded the free trial and it after installing set the external drive to FAT32 in less than a minute! Great cheap & nearly hassle free way to back up all my films, music and pictures to use with my 80gb PS3. (can not be bothered to stream as I need the storage anyway!)

Be careful NOT to move thev drive whilst its on, that will break it for sure!
#30
so are these any good,need a spare drive for music ect
#31
pemboid
absolute rubbish drive, bought from Comet and developed the "click of death" within 4 days! took back for a full refund! gonna pay a bit more for a decent drive, one that's more reliable than these!!!


Have to say I bought the 1.5tb Prestige version of this drive, it had the click of death from the second I switched it on - took it back for a refund.
#32
Heat added. I've read some reviews etc. elsewhere and it's apparently compatible with the homebrew Wii which is a bonus if you're into that.
#33
cliff cheese
Picked one of these up two weeks ago as at a great price! (even if I had to drive 20miles to Bridgend!!)
Followed advice on how to set it to be FAT32 from Vista (pile of poop!). Tried twice from the command prompt (taking nearly 18hrs in total!) only to be faced with an error (volume is too big for fat32).

So looked further into it and found: Acronis True Image. Downloaded the free trial and it after installing set the external drive to FAT32 in less than a minute! Great cheap & nearly hassle free way to back up all my films, music and pictures to use with my 80gb PS3. (can not be bothered to stream as I need the storage anyway!)

Be careful NOT to move thev drive whilst its on, that will break it for sure!


If you want to set it to fat32 for use on a mac or ps3 then download a little utility called SwissKnife from a company called CompuApps, does it very fast - in fact 1TB per 4 seconds! I have now backed up both ps3's :)
#34
for some reason they never have anything that can be delivered to Northern Ireland, Again i went through there home delivery service and AGAIN they cant offer me a delivery slot. What a bunch of Winkers, Comet = Vile Vomit more like.

Hot deal BTW.
#35
pemboid;7559237
[QUOTE=jamesdew]Any manufacturing process is going to have a few defective units. A sample size of 1 is statistically irrelavant.


fair comment, although after a little research Iomega drives don't have a very good track record and this was my personal experience to add to the overall statistics... proceed at your own risk!


Didn't mean to suggest you should not post your own experience. If several others said the same thing happened to them then that could be usefull information.

Anyway the drive inside is what matters really as I am pretty sure iomega do not actually make drives, just drive enclosures.
#36
poing
If you want to set it to fat32 for use on a mac or ps3 then download a little utility called SwissKnife from a company called CompuApps, does it very fast - in fact 1TB per 4 seconds! I have now backed up both ps3's :)


1 TB in 4 seconds? I don't think so.
#37
jamesdew;7561005
1 TB in 4 seconds? I don't think so.


It'll just be like a quick format which puts the disc mapping on.
#38
Tried to order but no joy at all

Home delivery

Sorry, this item is out of stock in your area. Please remove it from your basket and choose an alternative.

To find out if it will be in your area in the near future please call 0844 800 95 95 and press 1 to talk to a sales advisor.
#39
burner1
Heat added. I've read some reviews etc. elsewhere and it's apparently compatible with the homebrew Wii which is a bonus if you're into that.


It works as a USB loader, but the lack of an on/off switch led me to use this drive as extra storage for my PC, and get a 2.5" USB powered 320GB Iomega for the Wii instead. Much better.
#40
can someone post a pic of theirs pls :)

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