Maxtor Basics STM305003EHD301-RK / 500GB / USB 2.0 / 3.5" External Hard Drive £39.99 delivered @ play + quidco - HotUKDeals
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* 500GB HDD Holds:
* Up to 142,000 digital photos
* Up to 125,000 songs (MP3)
* Up to 12,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
* Up to 38 hours of Digital Video (DV)
* Up to 200 hours of DVD quality video
* Up to 60 hours of HD video
* Main Specifications:
* Product Description: Maxtor Basics Desktop - hard drive - 500 GB - Hi-Speed USB
* Type: Hard drive - external
* Form Factor: 3.5"
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 4.5 cm x 12.7 cm x 20.3 cm
* Weight: 1.06 kg
* Localisation: Middle East, Africa, Europe
* Capacity: 500 GB
* Interface Type: Hi-Speed USB
* Data Transfer Rate: 480 Mbps
* Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm
* Buffer Size: 16 MB
* OS Required: Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP
* Power Source Included: AC adapter
* Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

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The Maxtor Basics External Desktop hard drive is ideal when you need simple, reliable add-on storage; when you need a worry-free storage solution for your home or work files or; when you need to easily handle your expanding collection of digital photos, audio files, and documents. Your work, your photos, your songs, your digital video, your memories - Store them all safely and securely in Maxtor's External Desktop Hard Drive. Ideal for home and office, it's easy to use - just connect the power adaptor; then connect the USB cable into your PC or Mac and your Maxtor Desktop Hard Drive appears as another drive on your computer. Perfect for the Home PC or laptop user who needs extra storage in a hurry.
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#1
Very good price, cheapest 500GB external HDD i've seen
#2
Yep, was just going to post the deal myself so well spotted gooner !

Heat and Rep :)
#3
H&R good price and a friend needed one so perfect timing :)
#4
Have used Maxtor for the last few years without any problems. Hot!
#5
nice price
#6
I had one of these and it packed up after 6 months.
#7
Bought this for £19.99 months ago...still boxed, I must get around to setting it up! :oops:
#8
cuzzy;6914280
Bought this for £19.99 months ago...still boxed, I must get around to setting it up! :oops:


That's rather a bargain £/gb price, a HUKD?
#9
cuzzy
Bought this for £19.99 months ago...still boxed, I must get around to setting it up! :oops:


Wow, now thats a good deal.I thought 39.99 for 500gb was good.
#10
MBeeching
That's rather a bargain £/gb price, a HUKD?


http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/357347/maxtor-basics-500gb-external-hard-d:)
#11
Ihear that these are poo. Anyone got any ideas on this please? Was gonna get it as a gift for someone...
#12
I just called to check stock in my local store in Truro. Apparantly they dont sell it any more. Sounds like this was a miss price item, or they wasnt expecting everyine to go mad like they have been.
#13
leeparsons
I just called to check stock in my local store in Truro. Apparantly they dont sell it any more. Sounds like this was a miss price item, or they wasnt expecting everyine to go mad like they have been.


The fact that it was found over 8 months ago, might explain that
#14
Ive got one... had it for about 8 months... no problems at all!

HOT!

I may get another one....
#15
decent price for a 500gb! £19.99 one though... where the hell was I when that came out!!!! GRRRRR
#16
Can these be powered off at the rear , ie do they have an on/off switch or are they constantly powered on unless you unplug from the wall ?
#17
sMARTie 25
Ive got one... had it for about 8 months... no problems at all!

HOT!

I may get another one....


I've not read many good reviews about this product....This may be the first actually. Thanks
#18
I have the 1TB version of this, it's auto power off when the USB port is unpowered, or after 30 mins of inactivity. I've never had any problems with mine, might buy this to plop my music on and leave the 1TB drive for movies. Highly recommended.
#19
Silverbullet767
I have the 1TB version of this, it's auto power off when the USB port is unpowered, or after 30 mins of inactivity. I've never had any problems with mine, might buy this to plop my music on and leave the 1TB drive for movies. Highly recommended.


Cheers for the info !



Anyone interested in buying 2 , dont forget the £5 off vouchers ...... £75 for 2 !!!!
#20
rooney10
Cheers for the info !



Anyone interested in buying 2 , dont forget the £5 off vouchers ...... £75 for 2 !!!!



alternatively...pay a bit extra and get 3 x the amount storage

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/10848847/Samsung-Story-Station-1-5TB-External-USB-Hard-Drive/Product.html
#21
arpster


LOL @ a bit extra !!! ...... kinda like double the price plus another £10 !

If 500GB wasnt enough for people they probably wouldnt buy this anyway. If in a couple of years down the line say you need extra storage then I would imagine the price would be more like £40/£50 for 1.5tb !!

Not always the best plan to buy more than you can envisage using in the next 1-2years given how prices on these fall so quickly...
#22
I got an email tonight from Morgan computers >

Verbatim 500GB 3.5 external USB HD for £38.99

http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/shop/detail.asp?ProductID=5719&CategoryID=406&SubCategoryID=423

Total £45.83 inc VAT & Shipping

No idea which hard drive it uses.
#23
fishmaster
I got an email tonight from Morgan computers >

Verbatim 500GB 3.5 external USB HD for £38.99

http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/shop/detail.asp?ProductID=5719&CategoryID=406&SubCategoryID=423

Total £45.83 inc VAT & Shipping

No idea which hard drive it uses.


bit of an ugly one though isn't it
#24
for £10 more you can have a 500gb portable (2.5") USB drive instead of lumping this huge thing around :thumbsup:
#25
Voucher Code PLANW09

Discount expiry: 06/12/2009

Buy 2 get a fiver off, great deal HOT HOT HOT

Just ordered 1 added 2 x 2gb micro sd cards(always come in handy) total order £39.99+£5.79+£5.79 = £51.57 - £5 Bargain!!!
#26
What's the difference between 2.5" and 3.5". Is there a big issue between them? I hope the 3.5" works okay. just ordered one!!!
1 Like #27
holmesgroove
What's the difference between 2.5" and 3.5". Is there a big issue between them? I hope the 3.5" works okay. just ordered one!!!


2.5" is USB powered so does not require an external power supply to work (can run straight from being plugged into a laptop for example).

3.5" is a physically larger drive, is external powered only, so you have a bigger drive to carry around and need an external power source.

If it's going to be sat on your desk all the time this might not be an issue but the 2.5" drive offers more flexibility.

2.5" drives are usually more expensive than 3.5" but prices are coming down.

:thumbsup:
#28
Now £42.99
#29
This is a better deal IMHO :thumbsup:

500gb USB POWERED 2.5" drive for £49.97
#30
toonarmani
2.5" is USB powered so does not require an external power supply to work (can run straight from being plugged into a laptop for example).

3.5" is a physically larger drive, is external powered only, so you have a bigger drive to carry around and need an external power source.

If it's going to be sat on your desk all the time this might not be an issue but the 2.5" drive offers more flexibility.

2.5" drives are usually more expensive than 3.5" but prices are coming down.

:thumbsup:


Thanks for that! I kinda thought that as I have other devices which are 2.5". Just poo'd myself as I bought one as a gift for someone!!! Thanks again for advice dude!

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