Seagate Expansion 500GB Harddrive with free 4GB Sandisk USB Pen £49.99 @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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* Colour black.

* Plug and play.

* Sleek, stylish design.

* USB cable, power adaptor, quick start guide included.

* Works with Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Mac OSX 10.4.8 or higher.

* Compatible with USB 2.0.

* Size of flash drive (H)4, (W)12.6, (D)20.7cm.
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#1
Nice price - hot. Good find.

There's also a 1Tb version on the site at £69.99.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/6758624.htm
#2
Poor reviews.
I'd think twice, even at this price.
#3
Keeneye;7915490
Poor reviews.
I'd think twice, even at this price.

poor reviews where?
#4
can I assume that one can install Leopard on to this external and then remove the 2.5" drive and install it into my MacBook?
#5
poor reviews where?


yeh, I wondered that, Argos reviews are very good...
#6
Works fine on my Wii as a USB HDD. Voted hot
#7
can I assume that one can install Leopard on to this external and then remove the 2.5" drive and install it into my MacBook?

This is a 3.5inch drive with a seperate power supply so would be of no use for your MacBook. Also I believe these drives have what is know as THE CLICK OF DEATH So please check the internet for reviews on this drive before you purchase.
#8
martinelsen;7915884
can I assume that one can install Leopard on to this external and then remove the 2.5" drive and install it into my MacBook?

From this I think it's 3.5" drive
http://www.externalharddrives.org.uk/1tb/seagate-expansion-1tb-external-hard-drive/
#10
voted cold - its expensive for a 3.5" 500GB drive.
#11
brianfj1200
can I assume that one can install Leopard on to this external and then remove the 2.5" drive and install it into my MacBook?

This is a 3.5inch drive with a seperate power supply so would be of no use for your MacBook. Also I believe these drives have what is know as THE CLICK OF DEATH So please check the internet for reviews on this drive before you purchase.


's got already the RIP sign before the item number, LOL.
#12
pet2000
's got already the RIP sign before the item number, LOL.


It looks like a cross?
#13
Sleek, stylish design? Are these not quite bulky and ugly? I have a little 320gb USB drive and if it was in your pocket you wouldnt even know.

You could buy yourself a mattress in Argos while you are there, throw it inside this box and you would have yourself a sleek double bed.
#14


My mistake - the MacBook takes 3.5" drives not 2.5" :oops:
#15
R.i.p.
#16
Everytime an external drive appears on here, it gets knocked. Where is the best deal for a usb powered drive?
#17
I've got 2 external seagate drives which are both well over 2 years old and no problems with either of them. I have an internal Hitachi drive which is however crashing continuously. Tesco have the 1TB version for just 10 pounds more.
#18
Starting to see the occasional 500Gb 2.5" portable drives for around this price so not really being inspired by this deal. Not voting either way
#19
martinelsen
My mistake - the MacBook takes 3.5" drives not 2.5" :oops:


No, MacBooks take 2.5" drives, you were right the first time
#20
sokelly
voted cold - its expensive for a 3.5" 500GB drive.


Having a quite Google around the average for a 500gb external is about £55-65

Where are you finding cheap 500gb externals that make this look expensive?
#21
Would be a great deal for a 1tb drive but not a 500gb
#22
martinelsen
can I assume that one can install Leopard on to this external and then remove the 2.5" drive and install it into my MacBook?


Yes. I bought one yesterday and used Carbon Copy Clone to install Leopard and then booted my MBP from it. It will need to be reformatted though.
#23
the 1TB version is only a tenner more on Amazon
#24
paradigm
Having a quite Google around the average for a 500gb external is about £55-65

Where are you finding cheap 500gb externals that make this look expensive?


I bought the 500gb 2.5" version of this drive from Tesco online for £49.97 a couple of months ago :thumbsup:
#25
The reviews are on Amazon - 100+ of them. A small percentage of the reviews are poor - the higher percentage are good.
#26
Cold, 1TB drives are usually only £50 - £60 so I don't get why you would pay £50 for a 500GB...
#27
I own this particular model and its a belting drive. Never had a single problem with it, or any of the other Seagate drives I have owned over the years.

They have a good warranty too, if you are in any doubt.

All it takes is one person to say "these drives are rubbish" and then people lose interest in what might be a good deal. Every single brand of HDD out there will suffer failures with users, so every brand will have horror stories if you listen.

Can't understand people slagging off the drive too cos its bulky. It contains a 3.5" drive thats why. It needs power from an adaptor. Of course portable USB powered drives are smaller, but they are also more expensive. You pays your money .....
#28
Cold.. better to get a 1TB for this price
please dont confuse this with a 2.5" portable drive. This one needs a power adapter seperately
#29
sokelly
voted cold - its expensive for a 3.5" 500GB drive.


Exactly

RM02
Can't understand people slagging off the drive too cos its bulky. It contains a 3.5" drive thats why. It needs power from an adaptor. Of course portable USB powered drives are smaller, but they are also more expensive. You pays your money .....


http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/616017/currys-western-digital-my-passport-

£50 quid for a 2.5" drive
#30


Thanks for the link. Interesting quote from the article:

The issue appears to be affecting the 1TB and 1.5TB models of the Seagate Expansion External Desktop USB 2.0 Hard Drive.


This deal is for a 500GB drive, is it not?
#31
I saw the PC article and was wary too. However when you click on Seagate's forums as mentioned in the article, there's a thread which is quite old which does have about 20 pages of people discussing the click of death. When you look a little closer, a number of the threads are from the same people moaning over and over.

I'm not sticking up for Seagate, and I wouldn't be surprised if one of my drives from them does fail (but then so has my Hitachi drive), but until they actually release any details about just how many drives have failed or suffered the click of death, I'm wondering if it's actually just a small minority who have taken to grumbling loudly about their problematic drives?
banned#32
is this hot? really? seems expensive to me
#33
That's not exactly a deal - there never seems to be any of these things on the Currys site so the comparison isn't legit.
#34
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.205-3240.aspx

Same thing £5 less


(If you dont want the USB stick)
#35
Duckman
Thanks for the link. Interesting quote from the article:



This deal is for a 500GB drive, is it not?


No flies on you duckman! I saw that too but thought it may be still of interest for those purchasing a similar Seagate product. No comment, just there for information.
#36
Hey, 'twas an interesting read. I always thought seagate had a high reliability rate - mine have always been fine, but then, I've only had 500GB's.
#37
£49.99 here http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/product/569640/SEAGATE-3.5IN-500GB-EXTERNAL-HARD-DRIVE but with 5% off code (5HD) and free delivery!

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