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BACK IN STOCK - Use code TDX-H4JW (£10 off £50 for new customers). Price is delivered to store, extra £3 delivered to home. 4% Topcashback or 3% Quidco also available.

Listed as USB 2.0 but confirmed as being 3.0 from buyers on previous thread here:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-external-desktop-hard-drive-2tb-64-97-1tb-54-97-tesco-direct-1192784

-m4dm3n
"As USB port on my drive got broken as soon as I tried to put cable in, I just opened ( ripped ) the case and ... some good news. Inside is st2000dm001 which according to seagate website is 7200 rpm, SATA 3 ( 6Gb/s ), 64MB cache model. "
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#1
I picked mine up yesterday and it was usb 3
#2
Picked mine up yesterday as well Usb 3 like u said it was hard to put the cable in Usb port. the HDD is really quite and just transferred more then 400gb on it from my old HDD. works great
#3
Ordered, thanks..
#4
Is this the one with the click of death? Hot anyway, but would prefer to avoid the CoD models.
#5
Just ordered one. Seems the cheapest USB 3.0 2TB drive around at the moment.

Will probably just plug it straight into my HTPC although I may go for one of the Zyxel (sp?) NAS enclosures when they are next on offer.
#6
Teccy question. Does this connect to a standard USB port - or is it something different? Not quite sure from what is being said if cabling is different. Advice appreciated.
#7
Same USB, backwards compatible aswell if you dont have USB 3 ports.

Great price, bought it last week for £75 delivered
#8
Rockhound
Teccy question. Does this connect to a standard USB port - or is it something different? Not quite sure from what is being said if cabling is different. Advice appreciated.
yes it does
#9
Comes with USB3 cable.
Connector on the drives is a bit dodgy - I'm going to be keeping the cable permanently attached to the drive.
#10
I assume this is mains powered?

i.e. Desktop size external HDD rather than portable which gets all its power via USB?
#11
Yep, it's a 3.5 inch drive not a portable 2.5.

At this price though I still think it's a great deal.
#12
Ricky
Yep, it's a 3.5 inch drive not a portable 2.5.

At this price though I still think it's a great deal.

Agreed! Will order one TCB lets me join!
#13
Always wonder why these things have to be ordered online, delivered to store, and picked up from there after several days of waiting. Why don't they just put them on shop shelves so people could simply buy?
#14
Just ordered. I assume there are no compatability issues with MAC OS and Lion? Is there a major difference from this to that of the GO Flex version?
#15
Thanks for that!! Great offer for that price considering the devastation the floods have done to Thailand & the HDD world. I'm collecting mine tomorrow
#16
adamsky
Always wonder why these things have to be ordered online, delivered to store, and picked up from there after several days of waiting. Why don't they just put them on shop shelves so people could simply buy?

Think its to promote Tesco Direct buying hence the code for 10% off for first time user only, I signed up twice to get a 2nd drive for a tenner cheaper :) Happy Days...
#17
Ordered - great price for 2TB
#18
Do you reckon it's an alright buy to rip out and stick in my home server? Does this affect warranty in any way?
#19
Ricky
Just ordered one. Seems the cheapest USB 3.0 2TB drive around at the moment.

Will probably just plug it straight into my HTPC although I may go for one of the Zyxel (sp?) NAS enclosures when they are next on offer.

Hi Ricky,

Do you mean you will open it up and stuck the drive to your NAS? If it is, is it really possible to do? ;)

THanks.
#20
what drive is inside i want to put this in a pc
#21
I think it's weird how external drives are cheaper than internal ones at the moment. I guess this means that internals will drop to this price and hopefully lower in the future. I'm kicking myself for not buying 2 x 2TB 3.5" HDD's for less than £50 each before the Thailand flooding.
banned 2 Likes #22
Kieron
Do you reckon it's an alright buy to rip out and stick in my home server? Does this affect warranty in any way?

No - it's fine to rip it out and it won't affect the warranty one bit!
banned 2 Likes #23
niqbal870
what drive is inside i want to put this in a pc

According to m4dm3n, it's a Seagate Barracuda (Sata 6Gb/s, 7200 RPM)
Click here for link
banned#24
Excellent deal. Heat added. Great for storing oversized media files and keeping your computer clutter free.
#25
For those thinking of using this inside a PC, double check the internal interface.

Recently bought an external 2.5 to open and use the drive in a laptop, when I opened it I found that the drive had a USB connector directly on the board, no SATA connector at all.

And, as I'd ripped open the case, I couldn't exactly return it :)

Others have said that this does have a normal SATA drive in though. Anyone that gets one and does this and has pictures would be most appreciated!
#26
adamsky
Always wonder why these things have to be ordered online, delivered to store, and picked up from there after several days of waiting. Why don't they just put them on shop shelves so people could simply buy?

So that they can more accurately manage potentially limited stock. There's no point in them evenly distributing 2000 units across 2000 stores if they're going to sell out in one store immediately and sit on the shelf of another for weeks. Especially considering HDD prices are falling, so they'll be wanting to unload old stock they bought for a higher price as quickly as possible in order to make way for new stock they'll be buying cheaper.
#27
Is it possible to remove these drives without doing too much damage to the casing? It would be nice to be able to remove the drive for my NAS and reuse the casing with a smaller capacity drive, but if it's one of those cases which uses loads of plastic clips rather than screws, it might be difficult to get it open without damaging the casing.

Can anyone help? Many thanks.
#28
It's showing £74.97 for me - I wonder if they let me use the NEW customer code TDX-H4JW considering my york 50kg weight set didn't arrive ):

Edited By: snappyfish on Apr 17, 2012 11:17
#29
Any idea when prices will return to those of pre tsunami?

Edited By: donaldduck2 on Apr 17, 2012 11:18
#30
does anyone know if this will transplant well into a TiVo?
#31
Ordered thanks, code seemed to work fine even though I'm not a new customer
#32
RichArab
Ordered thanks, code seemed to work fine even though I'm not a new customer

Well they wont let me use the code even though they cancelled there order for york weights that was a price error, So technically I have never purchased from them.
#33
Cheers good spotting! just got one. This is £30 cheaper than the bare drive from Ebuyer
#34
Snappyfish, just set another account up ;) I did, got another 10% off a 2nd
#35
Nice! Didn't order last time since I didn't need a new hard drive but last night my dad asked me to find him one so came here are saw this post! Thanks, ordered :)
#36
donaldduck2
Any idea when prices will return to those of pre tsunami?

I've not seen anything confirming this but prices have been dropping steadily. If this continues then I would say it should be back to pre flooding levels by the Autumn.
#37
snappyfish
It's showing £74.97 for me - I wonder if they let me use the NEW customer code TDX-H4JW considering my york 50kg weight set didn't arrive ):
Just like RichArab (Post 31) ^^^^, I didn't open a new account and still got the discount. :)
Like me, take a screenshot of the price after discount is applied in case they claw it back later.
The order confirmation email also stated the discounted price so I don't foresee any problems.




Edited By: anglo on Apr 17, 2012 11:35
#38
It's gone up £10 - now £74.97 :((((
#39
I'm going to stop myself looking at hotdeals!

For this price, capacity & manufacturer this deal was so good I didn't waste time speccing just ordered ASAP.

I did not intend buying another hd but at this price for USB 3...it's a bargain.
#40
Ordered, many thanks! Heat added!
Although the one I appear to have purchased is USB2. (as per the description)
No drama as I don't have any USB3 hardware!



Edited By: Aikijujutsuka on Apr 17, 2012 11:39

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