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0.5% quidco not alot of cashback but its better than nothing
* 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
* Interface: USB 2.0
* Interface Speed: 480Mbps
* Performance:7200 RPM
* OS Required: Apple MacOS X 10.4.8 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
* Inside the Box:
* External desktop hard drive
* USB cable
* Quick start guide
* Power adapter
* 2-year limited warranty
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#1
Seriously 1.5 TB, that's almost more than a main ISP Server Centre I visited in 2002 and that was for NE England.

Who needs 1.5TB other than movie pirates ?
#2
mjr600
Seriously 1.5 TB, that's almost more than a main ISP Server Centre I visited in 2002 and that was for NE England.

Who needs 1.5TB other than movie pirates ?


someone with a lot of 'frankie' :whistling:



.... or on a more serious note. Amateur / Professional Photographers certainly do.
#3
mjr600
Seriously 1.5 TB, that's almost more than a main ISP Server Centre I visited in 2002 and that was for NE England.

Who needs 1.5TB other than movie pirates ?


lol, n00b. :-D
#4
olliehayman;5568779
lol, n00b. :-D


It's a guess kid but my first home computer is older than you.

1980 - ZX80

I may have been a n00b before you were a squirt.
#5
mjr600;5568752
Seriously 1.5 TB, that's almost more than a main ISP Server Centre I visited in 2002 and that was for NE England.

Who needs 1.5TB other than movie pirates ?

Video Editors? People with more than one pc to back-up?
#6
my dad is a video editor he has like 3 external hard drives. also suitable for hif def content, lots of games, backup and pirates.
#7
mjr600
Seriously 1.5 TB, that's almost more than a main ISP Server Centre I visited in 2002 and that was for NE England.

Who needs 1.5TB other than movie pirates ?


Why is it always the movie pirates people remember? they get all the glamour. Music pirates, and software pirates are never mentioned. We need storage too you know :'(
#8
dun forget the anime pirates!
#9
or the audiobook pirates!
#10
i somehow manage to fill whatever HD i have so bring on the every growing TB drives
#11
mjr600
It's a guess kid but my first home computer is older than you.

1980 - ZX80

I may have been a n00b before you were a squirt.


LOL go and eat some floppy discs XD
#12
or somali pirates...
#13
will this work in sky hd box?
#14
or the Pirate Memory Game man.

http://b2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/00939/20/15/939575102_m.jpg
#15
1.5tb is nothing.

I am nearing 3tb of content.

I wish I could organise well though :(
#16
2-year limited warranty?
#17
l33t-krew
1.5tb is nothing.

I am nearing 3tb of content.

I wish I could organise well though :(


I didn't know there was even 3tb of goat pr0n on the net :O

Back on topic though I'm very tempted by this but it would only ever be sat next to my pc so may go for the internal one posted a few days ago at £80.
#18
cliocarl
will this work in sky hd box?


I'm afraid skyHD doesn't handle anything more than 1Tb. It also needs internal drives. The only way to get more space is to be more advanced and use external eSATA hot-swappable drives.
I would respectfully recommend further research before attempting such an unsupported warranty-breaking upgrade.
#19
Just to make sure.A PS3 will recognize this and be able to play any MP3,AVI stored on it?:thinking: If so I just need to decide between the 500GB internal one or this fella.
#20
Anyone considering buying this drive should have a look here 1st.
[url]www.ebuyer.com/product/150124[/url]

I got one of these drives when it was posted a while back and havnt had a problem with it, the only niggles it has are there are no feet on the drive to help keep it in place and there is no power switch at the back so you will have to either switch it off at the mains or pull out the usb cable.This to me is the exact same drive but the maxtor drive is £97.48 and has a 3 year warrenty as opposed to the 2 year warrenty.
#21
Snookums
Just to make sure.A PS3 will recognize this and be able to play any MP3,AVI stored on it?:thinking: If so I just need to decide between the 500GB internal one or this fella.


This should work, only thing is you need to format it as FAT32 for PS3 to recognize. Also organizing data within internal Harddrive is a pain IMO
#22
skyscraper101
or the Pirate Memory Game man.

http://b2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/00939/20/15/939575102_m.jpg


Rofl
#23
n00b
I didn't know there was even 3tb of goat pr0n on the net :O



i wasn't aware of their being any other type!?
#24
Great price for the capacity, but USB only?

No e-Sata or firewall. Transfers are going to be slow.............
#25
Picard123
Great price for the capacity, but USB only?

No e-Sata or firewall. Transfers are going to be slow.............


firewall, lool
#26
Last night eBuyer dropped their price to £94.99 but today they've put it up to £97.48! :x

Oops! Sorry, that was the Maxtor 1.5TB drive. My mistake. :oops:
#27
AugQX
firewall, lool


Too late in the day after a hard day's slog....

IEEE 1394!!!! :whistling:
#28
JunkMail
Last night eBuyer dropped their price to £94.99 but today they've put it up to £97.48! :x

Oops! Sorry, that was the Maxtor 1.5TB drive. My mistake. :oops:

Seagate took over maxtor so its basically the same drive, only difference is that the drive on ebuyer has 3 years warrenty as i mentioned earlier on this thread.
#29
bboy71
Seagate took over maxtor so its basically the same drive, only difference is that the drive on ebuyer has 3 years warrenty as i mentioned earlier on this thread.


yeah but alot of people seem to be having problems with maxtor basic drives and with the one touch series.

http://forums.seagate.com/stx/board/message?board.id=PersonalStorage&message.id=742
http://forums.seagate.com/stx/board/message?board.id=PersonalStorage&message.id=974
http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B001F4TFYW/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1
#30

Yeah i know what your saying, but theres also been alot of folk having problems with seagate drives also, its just your luck ive had a maxtor sata drive for years now and never had a problem but my seagate drive packed in after 3 weeks.Lots of people only review items when they are having problems with them and wouldnt normally leave a review at least you get an extra years warrenty with the maxtor and at the end of the day the 2 drives look identical.
#31
bboy71
Yeah i know what your saying, but theres also been alot of folk having problems with seagate drives also, its just your luck ive had a maxtor sata drive for years now and never had a problem but my seagate drive packed in after 3 weeks.Lots of people only review items when they are having problems with them and wouldnt normally leave a review at least you get an extra years warrenty with the maxtor and at the end of the day the 2 drives look identical.


i like samsung drives but they dont make external 3.5" drives. for externals i think western digital is most reliable.
#32
bboy71
Seagate took over maxtor so its basically the same drive, only difference is that the drive on ebuyer has 3 years warrenty as i mentioned earlier on this thread.

Oddly enough - not always. My friend works in another electrical store where they sell Maxtors for a good price (for the highstreet) and so has been cracking many of these open to sell to customers who just want the drive - He's seen Maxtor's with Seagate's, Hitachi & even WD drives...

For anyone wondering what drive is in this, I recently emailed Seagate after grabbing mine for £60 thanks to an Amazon mis-price, and got the following reply...

Dear Jack Green,

Thank you for sending your Seagate E-mail inquiry.

Without the serial number I will not be able to tell you exactly what drive is in the enclosure but i'm more than certain that it is a 7200.11 SATA drive.

If you have any additional questions, please let me know.


Regards,

Andrew
Phone: 800-732-4283 (North America)
00.800.4.SEAGATE (Europe)
1 800 759 109 (Asia, Australia and New Zealand)
Web: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/

It is worth remembering that the 7200.11 is the best drive they make in the 1.5TB size - but they also make AV and other assorted much slower drives in the 1.5TB size so using this drive in a PC could be risky - it'll work fine but if you get the AV drive it'll be quite slow.
#33
I got the 1.5TB Maxtor one from Scan on the "Today Only" offer over the weekend.

£96:59 including free next day delivery (Hexus forum contributor) I wasn't expecting free delivery to be next day!

Glad to know I wasn't ripped off anyway. Knowing Scan, they might well have them on Today Only again quite soon.
#34
Zad
£96:59 including free next day delivery (Hexus forum contributor) I wasn't expecting free delivery to be next day!
.


During checkout you can choose exactly when you want your free delivery (not inc Saturdays) :)
#35
Jakg
Oddly enough - not always. My friend works in another electrical store where they sell Maxtors for a good price (for the highstreet) and so has been cracking many of these open to sell to customers who just want the drive - He's seen Maxtor's with Seagate's, Hitachi & even WD drives...

For anyone wondering what drive is in this, I recently emailed Seagate after grabbing mine for £60 thanks to an Amazon mis-price, and got the following reply...



It is worth remembering that the 7200.11 is the best drive they make in the 1.5TB size - but they also make AV and other assorted much slower drives in the 1.5TB size so using this drive in a PC could be risky - it'll work fine but if you get the AV drive it'll be quite slow.

I can assure you that the speed and performance of the maxtor drive is as fast as any other external drive ive used,dont know where your getting all this info about maxtor using really slow drives from.Fir anyone considering the maxtor over the seagate ,have a look at the reviews 1st on ebuyer.com and decide for yourself but as it has an extra years warrenty ,few pounds cheaper,looks identical and is manufactured by the same company I know what one id go for.For anyone wanting an internal drive, have a look at ther samsung 1.5tb drive that was posted here yesterday at £80 delivered also from ebuyer.com.
#36
I'll be looking for anew backup drive soon, looks good price for the size

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