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Good price, free super saver delivery, Seagate 5 year warranty.


FreeAgent Desktop - hard drive - 500 GB - Hi-Speed USB
Type: Hard drive - external
Form Factor: 3.5"
Dimensions (WxDxH): 4 cm x 16.2 cm x 19 cm
Weight: 0.9 kg
Capacity: 500 GB
Interface Type: Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Rate: 480 Mbps
Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm
OS Required: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista, Apple MacOS X 10.4.6 or later
Power Source: Included AC adapter
Manufacturer Warranty: 5 years warranty

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#1
http://www.maplin.co.uk/images/Full/a00gy.jpg
#2
Just to say I bought this drive a few weeks ago, it's very good!
#3
Now out of stock, dispatched within 3-5 weeks.
#4
Chris0288
Just to say I bought this drive a few weeks ago, it's very good!


Yep I've read several good reviews about this, but the clincher for me is Seagate and their 5 year warranty :thumbsup:
#5
I got this drive when Play.com did a misprice in April and I think I got it for £69.99...

A fantastic drive.
#7
futhermore the mybook has 16mb buffer over the 8mb of the freeagent...

source to the graph/table/review
http://www.fastsilicon.com/storage-reviews/seagate-freeagent-desktop-320gb-review-12.html?Itemid=29
#8
Well we can all find some stats to prove pretty much anything we like. If you feel the technical stats you've highlighted deserve this deal to be voted cold that's your choice, however for everyone reading I would personally highlight the extra 3 years warranty the Seagate drive has (5 years compared to the WD's 2 years).

What's more important to you - having to wait an extra few milliseconds (allegedly) for the transfer of data, or having an additional 3 years in warranty?
#9
Lol, I just read the review as posted by william. It actually recommends the Seagate drive, mentioning that the performance differences in comparison to the Western Digital are "admittedly slight and not noticeable without benchmarks".

"Being a Seagate product and having a five year warranty are also feathers in its cap..."

Hardly worth a cold vote William? I expect you may be simply trolling on this lazy Sunday afternoon? ;)
#10
These are nice enough drives, but hardly a huge bargain to get excited about at this price. If it's out of stock at Amazon, DABS have it in stock at exactly the same price.

BTW, I have one, and it seems to work ok.
#11
Jolsa
... What's more important to you - having to wait an extra few milliseconds (allegedly) for the transfer of data, or having an additional 3 years in warranty? ...


Exactly, that guy's an idiot.

What's amazing is that this is only a few quid more than getting the bare drive itself!
#12
I think this is worth it only because it offers the 5 year warranty. My preference has always been to buy Western Digital as Ive not had good experiences with Maxtor and Seagate. Normally its 3 years warranty you get so an additional 2 is good.
#13
GDB2222
If it's out of stock at Amazon, DABS have it in stock at exactly the same price.


Good spot :thumbsup: 3% Quidco from Dabs also.
#14
Jolsa
Hardly worth a cold vote William? I expect you may be simply trolling on this lazy Sunday afternoon? ;)


should i come back on a day that suits you?

grumpyone
Exactly, that guy's an idiot.


wow, how mature of you. thanks for staying on the topic, much appreciated.
#15
Jolsa
Good spot :thumbsup: 3% Quidco from Dabs also.

Free delivery on dabs also this weekend.
#16
williamt1688
should i come back on a day that suits you?


No thanks I've heard enough.
#17
£74.99 from Maplins. hardly a 'hot uk deal' not even warm....
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=217655&TabID=1&source=1&doy=18m11
#18
yeah i dont know why he botherd to post it to be honest... more to the point, why did we all look in..... pffft :whistling:
#19
batesie
£74.99 from Maplins. hardly a 'hot uk deal' not even warm....
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=217655&TabID=1&source=1&doy=18m11

This deal still beats that though....

Seriously guys lighten up give the guy some slack, he's only trying to help. :?
#20
Jolsa
Well we can all find some stats to prove pretty much anything we like. If you feel the technical stats you've highlighted deserve this deal to be voted cold that's your choice, however for everyone reading I would personally highlight the extra 3 years warranty the Seagate drive has (5 years compared to the WD's 2 years).

What's more important to you - having to wait an extra few milliseconds (allegedly) for the transfer of data, or having an additional 3 years in warranty?


but it's out of stock for 3-5 weeks :whistling:
#21
strocky
but it's out of stock for 3-5 weeks :whistling:

That is so bad it's actually funny!:giggle:
#22
[SIZE=1]One available at Scan for slightly less - posted [/SIZE][SIZE=1]here[/SIZE][SIZE=1].[/SIZE]

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