Maxtor 1 TB Basics Desktop USB 2.0 External Hard Drive £74.99 delivered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Nice drive, 32mb cache, 7200rpm, 480 mbs transfer speed and 3 year warranty.

Is it worth the risk? See this thread:
http://hotukdeals.com/item/326172/seagate-hdd-s-mass-failing/
- dcx_badass
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#1
Excellent.
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Good price this although a bit heavy so only good as a desktop.
# Product Dimensions: 1.1 Kg
# Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
#3
markvirgo
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Good price this although a bit heavy so only good as a desktop.
# Product Dimensions: 1.1 Kg
# Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg


Thanks Mark, updated.
#4
good price... good speed... voted HOT HOT... thinking of ordering one... HUKD is gonna make be bankkrupt surely...
#5
gaurav.rewari
good price... good speed... voted HOT HOT... thinking of ordering one... HUKD is gonna make be bankkrupt surely...


Your avatar is really cool.

:w00t:
#6
1TB Western Digital Elements deal for £65 a couple of days back didn't factor in postage, which was £5, taking the total upto £70, so for a mere £5 extra this is also a stunner of a deal.

Nice one :thumbsup:

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dcx_badass
I got this for £63 from Comet last week, nice little drive, but I'd say avoid it!

[SIZE="5"]Do not buy this, it has one of the affected Seagate hard drives in it, these hard drives can suddenly fail at any time with no warning, and seagate are not issueing an update for the external drives, I'm considering returning mine.

See this thread:
http://hotukdeals.com/item/326172/seagate-hdd-s-mass-failing/[/SIZE]


Oh dear! :-(

This is why I avoided the 1TB Iomega external HD Tesco are flogging cheap.
#7
rufus bezak
Oh dear! :-(

This is why I avoided the 1TB Iomega external HD Tesco are flogging cheap.


I assume its only the bigger ones? Just to make sure, what about the smaller 2.5" Iomega 320gb ones that were going for around £40 @ Tesco - are they effected as well?
#8
rufus bezak
1TB Western Digital Elements deal for £65 a couple of days back didn't factor in postage, which was £5, taking the total upto £70, so for a mere £5 extra this is also a stunner of a deal.

Nice one :thumbsup:

EDIT:



Oh dear! :-(

This is why I avoided the 1TB Iomega external HD Tesco are flogging cheap.


Seagate released a firmware fix for the affected drives a few days back.I upgraded the imogea(seagate 1TB) no problem.It nows reads firmware SD1B instead of the iffy SD15 firmware
#9
dcx_badass
I got this for £63 from Comet last week, nice little drive, but I'd say avoid it!

[SIZE="5"]Do not buy this, it has one of the affected Seagate hard drives in it, these hard drives can suddenly fail at any time with no warning, and seagate are not issueing an update for the external drives, I'm considering returning mine.

See this thread:
http://hotukdeals.com/item/326172/seagate-hdd-s-mass-failing/[/SIZE]


Did not realise this had one of the seagates in it, even if there was a fix it's hassle worth avoiding.
banned#10
There is a 2 year guarantee with this and I beleive that the firmware on the drive is updateable and has been updated from ealier versions.
#11
steve9999
Seagate released a firmware fix for the affected drives a few days back.I upgraded the imogea(seagate 1TB) no problem.It nows reads firmware SD1B instead of the iffy SD15 firmware


Link if possible please?
#12
I got the Western Digital My Book for £63 delivered from Comet last week
#13
surely you are better off with a couple of smaller drives instead of one enormous one in case of failure?
#14
[COLOR="Red"]Guys can u recommend me a cheap and reliable 500gb external hard drive..thanks[/COLOR]
#15
Before you get all hot under the collar, find the model and serial number using the various utilities recommended and enter them at http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=207931

I bought my Maxtor Basics external a month ago from Amazon and it is reported as NOT requiring an upgrade. I used the Everest utility to determine the details.
#16
spa;4209612
[COLOR=red]Guys can u recommend me a cheap and reliable 500gb external hard drive..thanks[/COLOR]

http://www.cdiscount.co.uk/Computing/DataStorage/ExternalDesktopDrives/f-397-178734.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000S27NTG/ref=nosim/?tag=hotukdeals-21
#17
dcx_badass
Did you have to open it to update it though? I've been told that he update can't be applied over USB. Aslo nothing can see the seagate drive in these maxtors, took me ages to get a program to find out what drive was in it, none of seagates stuff works, in the end I used Everest Ultimate Edition. Even the guy at seagate when I did a live chat was like you're not supposed to know it has one of those drives in it, software can't normally see through the external hardware.


You need to install it in your PC to update, easy to do but you need a sata motherboard
#18
dcx_badass
Well I could do it, but then I'd loose my warranty, so I'm not doing it. Cheers anyway.



But having the dodgy firmware means your HD could lock up at any time and you would loose all your data, is the case easy to open , it is on the Iomegas which i updated
#19
Seems like a good deal. slightly off topic, does Anyone know if the Maxtor One Touch 4 1TB external drive has a 32MB Cache? Different sites seem to say different things.
#20
I received my 1TB Iomega Prestige from Tesco yesterday.

I removed the drive from the enclosure to check the type of drive.

The drive model I have is one of the models affected by this firmware problem. (ST31000333AS) :x

However ..........

I used the Seagate site to check the serial number.

Seagate confirmed my particular drive is unaffected by the problem. :w00t:

http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=207931

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