Maxtor Basics STM315005EHD301-RK / 1.5TB USB 3.5" External Hard Drive £99.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco/5% Voucher Code @ Play - HotUKDeals
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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 adapter; 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.

Use the extra capacity to free up the space on your PC or Mac for better performance, or to add more of your favorite files - every 100GB of storage can hold up to 32,000 digital photos (JPEG normal), or 1665 hours of digital music(MP3), or 100 hours of digital video.

Maxtor has been providing proven, reliable storage solutions for over 20 years. The industrial design of this next generation of external hard drives includes shock protection, EMI protection and the newest SATA hard drive technology.

1.5TB HDD Holds:
Up to 426,000 digital photos
Up to 375,000 songs (MP3)
Up to 36,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
Up to 114 hours of Digital Video (DV)
Up to 600 hours of DVD quality video
Up to 180 hours of HD video
Main Specification:
Product Description: Maxtor Basics Desktop - hard drive - 1.5 TB - 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
Capacity: 1.5 TB
Interface Type: Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Rate: 480 Mbps
Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm
Buffer Size: 32 MB
OS Required: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional , Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista
Power Source: Included AC adapter
Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty
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#1
So with the voucher & Quidco this makes it better than the eBuyer deal [COLOR=#123889]Maxtor 1.5TB External Hard Drive USB2.0 32MB Cache £99.99 @ Ebuyer[/COLOR] ?

Or, are they two different drives?
#2
Crossbow
So with the voucher & Quidco this makes it better than the eBuyer deal [COLOR=#123889]Maxtor 1.5TB External Hard Drive USB2.0 32MB Cache £99.99 @ Ebuyer[/COLOR] ?

Or, are they two different drives?


Yes same drive as ebuyer and Amazon. (seagate drive)
#3
GAVINLEWISHUKD;5284507
Yes same drive as ebuyer and Amazon. (seagate drive)
Thanks, just checking :)
#4
wonder if this works with the wii:?
#5
It doesn't work with the Wii. (edit to elaborate: you'd need a modded console and homebrew)

On a side note, how do these compare to Western Digital, Iomega, Toshiba and the likes? I have a Maxtor portable drive and it's utterly awful, but this one at least looks aesthetically decent, and uses the Seagate drives, so does that mean Maxtor have improved?

Just don't want to buy it, and then wish I'd waited out for a similarly priced Western Digital MyBook :(

Cheers
#6
I bought one of these on a previous deal a few months back, hooked it up to my NAS and it has just sat there flawlessy backing up approx 1TB every night, so far can't fault it !
1 Like #7
blizeH
It doesn't work with the Wii. (edit to elaborate: you'd need a modded console and homebrew)

On a side note, how do these compare to Western Digital, Iomega, Toshiba and the likes? I have a Maxtor portable drive and it's utterly awful, but this one at least looks aesthetically decent, and uses the Seagate drives, so does that mean Maxtor have improved?

Just don't want to buy it, and then wish I'd waited out for a similarly priced Western Digital MyBook :(

Cheers


Seagate own maxtor. This drive has a failure rate of 0.34% which is normal for this class of drive. The price has dropped as the new 7200.12 drives are ready for release.

As I said on the other thread these do run a little hot due to the spindle load but are fine for external or normal desktop use. If you are running a heavily overclocked system or multiple GPU's or a shuttle case you may want to look elsewhere.
#8
That's great, thanks a lot for the info gav - a couple of quick questions then:

1) Is it worth waiting for the 7200(rpm?).12 drives? I guess they'll be quicker?
2) I've noticed this one doesn't have a power button - does that cause any problems? I just imagine it'd be safer to power it down 'properly' rather than having to turn it off at the wall.

Sorry for the questions, it's just that I'm not really in a rush and don't want to make the wrong decision!

Thanks
1 Like #9
@blizeH- they power down when remove from the usb port (so on your pc once it's safely removed or for example on your console, once it's switched off, this will switch off automatically too)
#10
Ah that's not too bad at all then, thank you Jelly!
banned#11
Is this powered by USB?
#12
blizeH
That's great, thanks a lot for the info gav - a couple of quick questions then:

1) Is it worth waiting for the 7200(rpm?).12 drives? I guess they'll be quicker?
2) I've noticed this one doesn't have a power button - does that cause any problems? I just imagine it'd be safer to power it down 'properly' rather than having to turn it off at the wall.

Sorry for the questions, it's just that I'm not really in a rush and don't want to make the wrong decision!

Thanks


1) The current drive are 7200rpm anyway and are about as fast as most drives (standard class) at the moment. The new .12 are considerably faster as they use new technology but will be more expensive. So my view is to go with this as its a great price and nothing else is faster at this size.
Here is a link to some specs for the new .12 drives and they are a class apart from the current range from WD, sammy and the like http://www.seagate.com/docs/pdf/whitepaper/the_fastest_desktop_drive_on_planet.pdf

2) As somebody has said eject it on you PC and it will park the head and power down.
#13
ERU
Is this powered by USB?


No, if you want a usb powered drive it needs to be a 2.5" drive. Which at this moment will be upto 500gb in size.:thumbsup:
#14
Very nice, thanks again gav - that .12 looks great, but I'm guessing there wouldn't be a massive difference for external drives, as they're limited by the USB speed anyway? Also potential reliability problems as it's a new technology etc etc?
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blizeH
Very nice, thanks again gav - that .12 looks great, but I'm guessing there wouldn't be a massive difference for external drives, as they're limited by the USB speed anyway? Also potential reliability problems as it's a new technology etc etc?


Yes your right the speed will be lost on USB2 so not much point in having it in an eternal unless it an esata one or the upcoming USB3. As for testing they claim to have done more testing on the drive than any generation before and as manufacturing tolerances have got tighter they are claiming it will be the most reliable too. Will have to wait and see. The 750gb 7200.12 is already down to sub £65 and is faster than my boot drive. (raptor).
banned#16
GAVINLEWISHUKD
No, if you want a usb powered drive it needs to be a 2.5" drive. Which at this moment will be upto 500gb in size.:thumbsup:
ok cheers
#17
A failure rate of 0.35% is acceptable, will bite the bullet and order this.
#18
Quidco is hardly worth bothering with at 0.5% !
#19
nice find. seems most of the websites selling this item at the same price at this moment.
#20
sweet! just bought one of these and took out the 7200.11 Seagate drive inside to check the drive's warranty online.

In Warranty
Expiration 03-Apr-2014

It has 5 years on it! Not bad considering they've started issuing 3 year warranties on their new drives, and the external drive itself only has a 3 year warranty.

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